How Do I Write a Really Meaningful Magical Book?

Since high school I have wanted and worked to be a good, widely read, writer of materials that change lives. Now at sixty-four I still struggle with this same challenge. I have written and published three books and literally many hundred articles. But, what matters most to write is always my question? I love life, the planet Earth, and to be human. I savor the feel of the wind on my cheek, the smell of leaves in the fall, the taste of good food, the sweet sound of music, and I love the sights of nature and cities alike.

I love my children, and the fact that they are two of my very best friends at twenty-eight and twenty-nine thrills me to no end. I am so blessed to have married a goddess and to enjoy life with her each day. Our love is divine.

I am looking forward to my next thirty, or forty years, to enjoy every moment of being alive and all the accomplishments and adventures those years will bring.

At this season in my life, I am drawn to write a book of living magically. I hate preachy books, I have a hard time with many New Age books, I can’t stand holier- than-thou spiritual teachers, and I certainly don’t care for people who feel their beliefs and ways of living are the only right ones. Yet, I dare to think I could bring together a book about how my wife Sofia and I have lived magically, and that this book might be different than all that. Not to show the way, not to make others feel this is what they must or should do. But rather, just for the sake of sharing works for us and how we have evolved with it, and tell fun stories of our lives along the way.

I live in the real world fairly well. I am a good business man and have built million-dollar businesses. But my main passions have since my earliest memories been spirituality, magic, the occult, the mysteries and forbidden areas of life. Why? Did I bring these passions into this life from a another one?  I saw ghosts when I was young. I studied with the Laurie Cabot, witches in Salem, Massachusetts, with Starhawk and the witches of San Francisco. I spent many months on many trips in Latin America studying and sharing ceremonies and rituals with many shamans. I founded and published an edge cutting New Age magazine named Magical Blend, for 27 years and after a ten year break find myself publishing a magazine again. My wife has called me bombastic. I do admit to being a bit arrogant, full of myself and a bragger.

None of that matters, other than that it helps me tell good stories. What matters for me is how I view life, how I live life and if I am evolving and inspiring others. I believe in most everything. I believe in magic, in Bigfoot, in many gods and goddesses, in ghosts, ghouls, demons, the Anunnaki, UFO’s, extraterrestrials, other dimensions, elves, fairies, forest folks, vampires, Tantric sex … you name it. I believe in it – if it feels fun, possible and real to me.

I believe that how we think, and what we focus on and expect in our lives is the most powerful creative force in our lives. A good friend of mine and great author Frank DeMarco teaches people how to listen to their inner guidance and how to talk to the dead. I call what he uses the “what if approach.” Say you want to talk to your dead grandmother. What if you sat down alone and began making believe you were talking to her? What if you did this until you started hearing things come out of your mouth you could not know or would not ever say?

I have always used something like this approach with almost everything. What if I could find a perfect lover? What would that be like? What if I could live the life of my dreams, what would that be like? I feel I have achieved both of these. So I continue to ask what if…

What if I could make the time, energy and conjure up the burning motivation to write and publish a book that would inspire those who read it to live more magical, fulfilling, joyous lives? How would I do this best? What would that feel like? What would I write? Many people seem to read my blog these days any suggestions from any of you are welcomed. What if?

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Michael Peter Langevin is the Co-Publisher/ Co-Editor with his wonderful wife Sofia Karin Axelsson, of The Echo World print Magazine of Virginia. They also co-operate LangevinAxesson Marketing a Social Media promotions and public Relations company. Their logo is "Let us help the world know you better." Michael was the publisher/ editor for twenty-seven years of Magical Blend Magazine. He has authored three books: Secrets of the Ancient Incas, and Secrets of the Amazon Shamans (Career Press) Spiritual Business, (Hampton Roads). He has lived and traveled extensively in Latin America. He has danced and studied with Shamans in the Andean Mountains and the Amazon Jungle. He leads workshops in reclaiming Rituals and Ceremonies to enhance your life. Michael Peter has a BA in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Family Therapy. He is presently working on his fourth book tentatively titled Magic, Insanity and Lust.

4 thoughts on “How Do I Write a Really Meaningful Magical Book?”

  1. Just be yourself! There is nothing that is not magical about you. How could you not write a magical book? Why not write it through your own life and experiences? You’re very cool and you know “stuff” -use it. It’s what you were born to do.

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