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Dance of ink and blood on a field of flesh./ La danza de la tinta y la sangre en el campo de la carne.

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++++English at the top/ Español después de la parte de inglés++++  Tattooing, a practice that can be found nearly anywher nowadays, widely spreading and catching up with the changes our social world is undergoing, its been along side of us since the beginning of humanity and continues to evolve rapidly offering many styles and approaches to special types of tattooing.  The rituals of tattooing. Tattooing, in my opinion, is a living practice, it changes depending on teachings from tattooer to apprentice, evolving with the artist to accommodate their style and better fit their expression of their art and abilities. unaware of the rituals already undergoing on its practice to the mundane eyes, let's step a little closer to see the rituals already being part of everyday tattooing for both, client and tattooist. Through the 12 years of experience I have as a tattooist, I've heard clients talk about their personal choice of "when to get tattooed", some only get tattooed at

Conjure & Thai-magic fusion./ Conjuraciones y magia tailandesa.

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Earlier this year, I found myself putting together ideas with my good friend ajarn Wutkongmon, I had talked to him about my spiritual practices and he shared some of his way of working and we found out we have very similar ways of approaching our spiritual workings, so much that our animal symbolism are similar within our practices. Keeping this in mind, and seeing his work, I wanted to blend our work into a few projects which draws power from both practices to work well with people who are interested on working with such items. Blessed coins. These coins were designed by me, I put together the design of a rooster with a spear hiding within it’s tail. Surrounded with sigil working aimed to protect against enemies known and unknown, to send back hurtful gossip to its sender, part of the magic of this rooster is that it can help as an alerter of situations not good for you, or to bring awareness and keep an eye on things (people, situations, etc.) closely. On the back of the coin is a sp

East and west esoteric fusion. --// Fusión esotérica del Este y Occidente.

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  Manticore's Den continues to grow, not only in size and magical products, but with collaborations between Thai sorcery by Ajarn Wutkongmon (I call him Ajarn"Wu") and myself (Gary Noriyuki) and my arsenal of magical inventions rooted in a mixture of the practices I study such as Conjure and elemental sorcery. It's been an adventure full of many hours of conversation between Ajarn and myself in order to begin understanding the way we worked things magically and our approaches to spiritual work, charm and amulet making happen to be similar, with this in mind we began talking about potential collaborations and quickly these have began their journey into reality. while our secret projects are on the works, here is a small interview for you to see what Ajarn has to say. Interview with Ajarn Wutkongmon. You have an artistic touch for the all the amulets you make, has art been always part of your life?   Ajarn Wu: yes, since I was a child, I remember always paying attention

Magical shower set review.--- (Revision de juegos de baño mágicos.)

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  A month after collaborating. It’s been a fun time to work in collaboration with Lady malandra  on the giveaway “Blast of confidence”, and enough time for me to try first hand the shower set and provide with a review. Shower me with confidence! When I first received this shower set, I felt in love with the feeling it emanates.  What a way to make a shower experience a magical one, in this busy world we live in, sometimes there’s no time to make full on spiritual baths, well this is where this shower set shines at.   Providing with the ability to clear the energy picked up during the day, dispose the bad and enhance that confidence needed to push forward in your plans. I noticed right away an extra spark of energy and through the week as I worked with this shower set, I noticed that mental focus was enhanced, I could smell the fragrance of the shower set and it would remind me of such an awesome refreshing feeling and would then re-light my fire of confidence, even my clients at the ta

Collaboration announcement./Anuncio de colaboración

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(Español abajo de la sección en ingles)   It's been a bit since I last made a post, some projects had to be set back on the releases to be able to be tested. Now, aligned with a new release date for online availability at the Etsy store ManticoresDenConjure , on March 28th, 2021.  I'd also like to announce I'm partnering up with Cydney of Lady Malandra  on our giveaway themed "Blast of Confidence," in which I'm providing a project (that's been kept in secret) was put to the test (by hand picked subjects) and was provided very successful feedback after its use.  Blast of Confidence   giveaway is put together under the idea that we are all beings who are born with confidence, but, vulnerability and opinions of others sometimes might hurt our fire. While our confidence is hurt, we must remember to tend to ourselves; to stoking and refreshing that fire with a glamour and bath magick with  a couple  of 21st century applications. Photo by Cydney @Lady_Malandra ;

Alligator claw as amulet./ Garra de lagarto como amuleto.

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+++++(Español en la parte baja.)+++++ Alligator claw as amulet.   over the years that I have been practicing conjure (widely known as "Hoodoo" in most of the Americas), I have previously worked with this type of amulets in the personal level and for clients, I’ve also seen their use in many other practices rapidly growing, but we will address Conjure here.   Usually in the Conjure/Hoodoo world, we can find this amulet’s mention in books, or widely available claws in occult/spiritual stores, antique shops, etc., it is believed that carrying this type of charm can bring good luck, money and protection to the person who carries it. In general, this claw can be seen in necklaces, small packets composed of herbs and many other forms depending on the knowledge and experience of the conjurer/sorcerer.  myth that stirs the use of this claws into practice in North America is based on stories and legends that vary depending on the state or region / culture, usually linked to a story ab

Polvos, Chispas de lumbre y trabajos en equipo. (Edition en español)

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¿Qué se está cocinando en el estudio? Antes de que 2020 llegara a su fin, se me ocurrió una idea sobre el tema de las relaciones íntimas. Discutí esto con la maquilladora Ela Grace para colaborar en esta idea y plasmarla en un proyecto. Mientras juntamos nuestras cabezas para diseñar un paisaje de polvos, aromas y herramientas para encantar y mejorar la belleza y la atracción, hicimos una lluvia de ideas que se harian luego realidad.   2021 ha comenzado y con él se han iniciado nuevos proyectos. Con la rápida velocidad del año avanzando y febrero a la vuelta de la esquina, hemos estado poniendo en marcha nuestra colaboración y pronto anunciaremos pedidos de antemano. El trabajo de dos artistas que se unen y fusionan el conocimiento personal de la belleza y el encanto, brindando capacidades de conjurar y aprovechar su potencial oculto en el ámbito del romance.   Nuevos lanzamientos de aceites, polvos y amuletos. 2020 dio espacio para la práctica y el desarrollo de aceites y polvos, la m