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Francesca De Grandis

Francesca De Grandis

Francesca De Grandis aka Outlaw Bunny is the bestselling author of "Be a Goddess!" Founder of The Third Road, a Faerie Shamanism tradition that she teaches through both text and oral tradition, De Grandis says, "I'm a trickster working for benevolent chaos Gods, so I don't play mean tricks." Bard, painter, mystical innovator, and busy elf who works part-time for Santa Claus, she blogs here and on her own sites, www.stardrenched.com and www.outlawbunny.com

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Heya, you pagan artists, spiritual teachers, psychics, and anyone else offering sacred services or goods, check out my radio interview, Aug 13, 3 PM EST. 

It will also be available to download for free immediately after it airs. 
The work of our community's healers, writers, et al is vital, so helping them market themselves feels like an important way for me to serve. 
I hope the interview helps writers, healers, and other creatives think strategically about online marketing. That includes social media marketing for self-publishing.
As a spiritual counselor, I try to combine practical and mystical advice. And something I tell clients who are stymied by self-promotion is: Heart-based marketing is not an oxymoron. 
If you want to know more about what I call "The Sacred Marketplace," check out the show.
Beverly Macy, the interviewer, is an intelligent ethical thought-leader in social media marketing.
And let me know what you think about the show!!!
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  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    Francesca, I'm sad I missed your interview. I'll hit the archives though.
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Hi, honey, the complete show is archived. And thanks, Arwen, for reading this post. I hope the show is useful for you. It is twent
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    This is not in response to Candi but a question to anyone who is print-disabled: I did not mention in my response to Candi that I
  • Amarfa
    Amarfa says #
    OK AND JUST SO YOU KNOW your text comes across the email as FREAKIN' HUGE and I don't think you meant to do that
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Candi, thanks for heads up. I corrected it. I was trying to make the font less challenging for people viewing mobile bc, if i reme

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Are You Baba Yaga?

I want a Faerie cottage on wheels,
in which to travel the country.
Traversing wide plains, in my magic hut,
I'll settle down each night by its cozy hearth,
cat curled up alongside.
I will drink mint tea all day,
munch crisp apples by the side of the road,
and study rain.
I will park my home by lakes,
under oak trees,
on beaches,
in friends' driveways,
next to waterfalls,
at festivals, at concerts,
and by farmers' markets.
No one will see, except a few blessed like me,
that my home is not wheeled, but walking on giant legs.
Or giant wings?
I'm not Baba Yaga or, rather, not who she seems.
Because she roamed wild, wandered free,
they called her a demon hag.
They had to explain away an old woman traveling solitary.
But she was a Fey Witch. Like me. A shaman. A priestess.
We journey in our myths, serving our Gods
by ministering to those we meet along the path
and by our joy and play.
I don't need a man, all I need are Gods and a cat.
I am a happy old woman alone. I am on an adventure.
A shut-in due to illness, every morning I hit the roads of Faerie.
Are you Baba Yaga too?
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  • Agata Nowicka
    Agata Nowicka says #
    Love it, I love Baba Yaga - I am Polish and am very friendly with the old granny. She taught me not to flinch at bones, yuky thing
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Agata, tu!!! I was afraid no one wld relate to this post, bc it is such a personal interpretation of Baba Yaga, so i am delighted
  • Felicia
    Felicia says #
    Thank you. Your blog post was the answer I needed not what I was looking for. It gave me something great, it gave me my back my p
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Felicia, I do not have words big enough to address yr post. All I can say is that I am so happy for you! And so grateful you share
  • thomas byrnes
    thomas byrnes says #
    Uh , duh , okey doke .


A mystic needn't be an academic to be a scholar. Why is this idea important? Some people create a magical, fulfilling life based in a non-academically-shaped worldview. We also might want to teach from such an orientation. Our cosmology can be as carefully constructed and extensively developed as any scientific understanding, but many would crush our power by insisting there is only one intelligent way to see, to learn, to study.

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  • Rick
    Rick says #
    The convergence of modern physics and mysticism over the past 30 tears makes for exciting times, and opens up so many possibilitie
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Rick, yes, physics and metaphysics together rock! And thanks so much for yr supportive words!!
  • Rick
    Rick says #
    Francesa, do you ever find your visions contradicting science and if so, how do you handle the contradiction? I'm talking like a v
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Rick, that is such an interesting comment, thank you! As to an answer: To the best of my memory and understanding, my visions hav
  • thomas byrnes
    thomas byrnes says #
    That is spot on . Every time in my life that I've allowed my intellect to over rule my inner voice desolation and ruin followed .

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