After suffering a nervous breakdown and leaving a $20 million company in 2020, Cat Howell was forced to rebuild her life from the ground up. “It was the magic that got me through that dark night of the soul,” she says, “and into a life that was both more cherished and cherished.”
And it was these experiences that led Howell to study magic and how it can help mental health issues and manifest a better future, which led her to write Magical Source Codes: The Craft of Reality. “The desire to share my story to help others with similar experiences was ultimately the motive for writing Magic Source Codes,” she says.
In the book, Howell reveals the moments of magic she experienced as she was about to kill herself: a chance knock on the door, a black mirror, a message in a book. “I was experiencing magic even before I recognized its existence,” Howell says. “When I became intentional with the practice, I first started working with astral planes and simple rituals. I share them in the book, which in itself was a literal manifestation of magick. After a lifetime trying to achieve the dream of becoming a published author and deleting hundreds of manuscripts, it was the magic techniques I practiced that allowed me to have a first draft completed in two weeks.
Magic Source Codes promises to be “a foundational guide to creating the reality you desire using innate tools within.” Readers are invited to experience natural altered states of consciousness to tap into their imaginations and emotions to unleash their creative energy. Howell hopes to inspire readers to turn inward to overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, and frustration by cultivating and manifesting their own dreams and tapping into their own flow and happiness. She specifically wrote the book for “visionaries, founders, and social outcasts who are frustrated, dissatisfied, lonely, depressed, or anxious about their progress.”
For Howell, magic “is the ability to create the physical from the non-physical”. “In this way,” she says, “we are always engaged in the act of magic – conniving magicians, whether we recognize it or not. Once we understand our human vessel like the magic wand it truly is, both signal and antenna, we can guide ourselves to the highest expression of ourselves. Because the practice of magick requires the alchemist to lead the way into their reality, it is a constant process of self-discovery and self-remembering.
The book offers readers a way to “crack the code” through the use of alchemy. “Emotions are central to our ability to manifest and guide us to our path of least resistance,” Howell says. “On the inside Magic Source Codes I share a red light/green light system through which readers can quickly pick up the pace of manifestation. Red being any emotion that stresses the nervous system and is a communication signal from us that tells us that we are no longer aligned with our own path of least resistance. So red means Stop – do not try to visualize or conjure from this space. Green being any emotion that enhances and stimulates the nervous system and signifies Go – this is the time to set intentions, dream, move forward and act on those desires.
The writing process Magic Source Codes inspired Howell to continue. She is currently working on a new book on the energy of money. “Since I put pen to paper with Magic Source Codes, the writing flows from me nonstop,” she says. “I am currently working on my second book, Pay the fucking billwhich deals with the energetics of money and how to cultivate millions of players using the art of magic.
A version of this article appeared in the 10/10/2022 issue of Weekly editors under the title: The Magic Touch: Spotlight on Cat Howell