How it all started
To truly understand how Dopemystic came to be, you have to know my background. When I was only 2 years old, I experienced severe sexual abuse. This abuse was ongoing until my early twenties, and was paired with mental, emotional, and physical abuse. It also led to infertility and cervical cancer, which I'm proud to say I am currently fighting with vigor. I am not proud to say, however, that for many years I spiraled through addiction, degradation, and a complete sense of hopelessness and powerlessness.
In 2016, I hit my rock bottom. I went through 30 days and nights of intense shadow work, during which I kept a journal of all my thoughts and insights. I later edited this journal and it became my first published book, 30 Days to Self-Healing & Enlightenment. Upon the release of my book, I set out to heal and empower other women much like myself through creative endeavors- I started the Warrior Project, in which other women would contribute stones and shells with little inspirational messages to pass on, and with these items I crafted jewelry to sell online. This jewelry was always blessed and enchanted for the wearer, and created with a specific intention or desire.
As the years went on, I learned new techniques (and I strive to continue to learn and improve daily), but I have always kept the soul of my work at center. I tie my creations to planetary bodies, plant spirits, animal spirits, and sometimes even to Vodoun or Hindu deities and concepts because these are all things most sacred to me, and my creations are an extension of my own essence, manifested into a tangible reality to offer you a treasure that can enhance your own magick, expand your spiritual growth, and offer you healing energies and powerful protection.
Because I do deal out hexes and curses, and because my Craft leans heavily on the left-hand path (as some would say), you will find "black magick" items in my shop. Please understand that you're always free to cleanse your items and assign your own intentions to them. However, should you desire to keep your items as they are when shipped to you, you can look at them as spell bundles-they come geared up and ready to do their work for you, and all you need to do is wear them! Pretty simple, right?
The ultimate goal is to provide you with spiritual items and adornments that do more than look pretty, that operate outside of the basic correspondences; I can (and usually will) tell you all about the stones in a piece you purchase, but the overall makeup of a piece is altered greatly when paired with certain symbols/intentions/petitions, etc. Some of my pieces are polished and elegant, and some of my pieces are jagged and raw and fierce. Some are simple, and some are great in detail. My pieces reach beyond aesthetics to do their work, and their appearances shift based on what's most appropriate for the desired intention. Most of my apothecary items have no fancy labels and hyped-up names. This is because I'm not offering mere merchandise and playing at the game of consumerism. I am offering natural and real witchery, handmade and homegrown, and that alone is each item's beauty.
I hope you find something here that reaches out to you, that speaks to your very soul. Try not to choose anything based solely on aesthetics-take the time to read the information provided on the items here, and see how something could work its magick for you and sweeten your life in some way. That is, after all, the very philosophy behind All Things Dope & Mystical.
May you be love. May you be loved.
The Dopemystic Wytch