This week, Alexandra speaks with Gabriela Herstik!
Gabriela Herstik is a witch, author, and fashion alchemist residing in the city of Angels whose work lives at the intersection of the esoteric and erotic. She is the author of "Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft", "Bewitching the Elements: A Guide to Empowering Yourself through Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit" and "Embody Your Magick: A Guided Journal for the Modern Witch." Her writing has been published in Vogue International, Glamour, Allure, Refinery29, and other outlets around the web and she's had columns on witchcraft, Goddesses, and weed with NYLON, Chakrubs, and High Times. Gabriela recently co-founded Kink Coven, a monthly Full Moon circle and virtual play party that casts a spell of protection on sex workers around the world, and she is currently working on two books, one on Goddesses and one on Sacred Sex. Gabriela is a devotee of the Goddess of Love and believes magick is for everyone.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
Gabriela’s definition of what it means to “work with a Goddess” and ideas on how you can integrate that into your rituals or daily practices.
How working with a Goddess is different from the mainstream manifestation practices often taught today, and how worshipping and working with a Goddess is actually a reciprocal relationship to be nurtured.
Gabriela’s experience of attending Alexandra’s Shibari retreat years ago and how trying the practice of Japanese rope bondage opened up integrating sensual kink practices into her work with the Goddess, and how it helps to counter the more heady, masculine practices and devotional studies in her life.
Ideas on what kink really is, and how it can help you to fully own your erotic self and what you desire.
And much much more!
Photo of Gabriela above by Alexandra Herstik.
Connect with Gabriela on IG: @GabyHerstik
Discover more about Kink Coven at kinkcoven.love
Buy “Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft” here.
Buy “Bewitching the Elements” here.
Buy “Embody your Magick: A Guided Journal for the Modern Witch” here.
Check out Gabriela’s other work here.
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