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Lisa Marie Basile

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Lisa Marie Basile is the founding creative director of Luna Luna Magazine, a popular magazine & digital community focused on literature, magical living, and identity.

She is the author of several books of poetry, as well as Light Magic for Dark Times, a modern collection of inspired rituals and daily practices, as well as The Magical Writing Grimoire: Use the Word as Your Wand for Magic, Manifestation & Ritual.

Her work focuses heavily on trauma recovery, writing as a healing tool, chronic illness, everyday magic, and poetry. She's written for or been featured in The New York Times, Refinery 29, Self, Chakrubs, Marie Claire, Narratively, Catapult, Sabat Magazine, Bust, HelloGiggles, Best American Experimental Writing, Best American Poetry,
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Lisa Marie Basile I usually just wait. However, I also do some automatic writing (so, sit and just write, uncensored or edited; see what happens), or create a ritual (w…moreI usually just wait. However, I also do some automatic writing (so, sit and just write, uncensored or edited; see what happens), or create a ritual (what sort of space/light/colors/time of day inspires you? What objects? Can you create a writing altar with power objects, books, etc?). Be nourished by the silence. Listen to it for messages.

And ask for help from your community. It can be hard to find time/ability/drive to write in today's busy world—especially if you have kids, illness, etc. Sometimes it's not a 'block.' It's life. (less)
Lisa Marie Basile Write for yourself. Don't replicate others because there is no one formula for success. There is only one of you. Find your voice and believe in it. Y…moreWrite for yourself. Don't replicate others because there is no one formula for success. There is only one of you. Find your voice and believe in it. Your voice is your everything. Nurture it like a plant. Give it space and light and water. You will be rejected hundreds of times. That's normal. Keep going. Get a website. Learn how to market yourself. And spend time supporting other writers. (less)
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Writing As A Form of Magic & Healing

Im going to talk a bit about my book, "The Magical Writing Grimoire" (released April 28, 2020).

A fair warning: This is going to get a bit dark (but I promise there's a silver lining!), so brace yourselves. It was the summer of 2014 -- I remember because I was blasting Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence -- when I started writing about my personal experiences with family addiction, separation & my eventua Read more of this blog post »
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“Did you inherit a sickness? Did you blame god? Do you believe in God? Do you believe in yourself? Are you still on fire? Did you ever put out the fire?”
Lisa Marie Basile, Andalucia

“I don't want to be loved despite my history:
I want absolution, someone to observe my fitting-into and
growing-out-of, someone to watch my spine
make the mannequin come to life.”
Lisa Marie Basile, APOCRYPHAL

“I am afraid of photographs. I am ashamed they will show
where I really come from. From particles of light, a slow
holding of breath as if I were filling with dirt & I am, because
where I come from is a place outside and it is not normal...”
Lisa Marie Basile, APOCRYPHAL

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“I meet you. I remember you. Who are you? You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. How could I know this city was tailor-made for love? How could I know you fit my body like a glove? I like you. How unlikely. I like you. How slow all of a sudden. How sweet. You cannot know. You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. I have time. Please, devour me. Deform me to the point of ugliness. Why not you? Why not you in this city and in this night, so like other cities and other nights you can hardly tell the difference? I beg of you.”
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“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.”
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“I sit up in the dark drenched in longing. / I am carrying over a thousand names for blue that I didn’t have at dusk.”
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“… I am me, but am not
me: I have spent my entire life & all of its suffering
both as spectator & subject. a woman trapped eternally as a
child waiting for the holy father. I look pretty but feel so
young, standing on the curb sucking on the lemon of the
sun.”
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