Category: spells

The words you will find here under spells are arranged for working magic in your life/for working magic in my own.


  • “Speculative Writing” with Blue Stoop
    “Speculative Writing” with Blue Stoop

    Back in February 21st of 2022 this year, I did a one-hour workshop for Blue Stoop, an interesting Philadelphia literary organization that has been growing consistent in soliciting the local authorship (if u will) to participate in doing paid workshops for their audience. ::curtsies:: I liked it. I believe this is the only recorded instance…


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  • “Desire Practice for Cyborgs” with Common Field 2021
    “Desire Practice for Cyborgs” with Common Field 2021

    For those who can’t get enough of my Desire Practice offering, here’s a recording of the one I did with COMMON FIELD, a national network of independent arts organizations and organizers, back in November of 2021. Friday, Nov 5, 20215pm EDT/2pm PDTWorkshop: 60 min Partner SessionOrganized by 2021 Convening Partner S RodriguezFacilitated by M Téllez…


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  • Key Concepts of Message Perception + Futurism & Languages of Manipulation
    Key Concepts of Message Perception + Futurism & Languages of Manipulation

    In the summer of 2020 I put together two zines (PDFs & audio below) concerned with discerning propaganda and strengthening media literacy skills ~ how to call bullshit and pick apart media messages by peeping how and why they’re made, in other words. The impetus must’ve been from watching the media spin spin spin what…


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  • A CROSS THRU
    A CROSS THRU

    The child went missing. The man who took her insists she’s old enough. He tells her she’s old enough, more than other children her age. The child has been lonely. She wants to feel she’s old enough. She is not old enough.           There is a monstrous gulf between a girl child and safety. I used…


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  • Desire Practice Worksheet
    Desire Practice Worksheet

    A printable PDF of this worksheet can be downloaded here. For information about VENUS SATURN SQUARE itself, see this post. Firm but loving guidelines for filling out this worksheet: Be real and honest with yourself. No one else needs to read what you enter here unless you want them to. Write down your answers. This…


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  • Discipline Welcomes Beauty ~ A Cleaning & Organizing Grimoire ~ Audio Edition
    Discipline Welcomes Beauty ~ A Cleaning & Organizing Grimoire ~ Audio Edition

    Please enjoy this audio work in its entirety as read from the original zine, available for purchase here. Sonic ambiance provided by Pauline Darkstar. Discipline Welcomes Beauty by M Téllez A bitch’s/witch’s grimoire. Discipline, cleaning, and organizing are things I’ve developed a reputation for, and this zine meditates on the principles behind my habits. Appreciated…


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  • REMEMBER LIFE OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER
    REMEMBER LIFE OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER

    DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE BEFORE YOU UNDERSTOOD HOW TO COMMUNICATE IN ACADEMIA? DO YOU REMEMBER HOW TO SPEAK IN COMMON? DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU HEARD A NARRATIVE THAT DID NOT ALSO PROVE AN ARGUMENT? REMEMBER LIFE OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER. REMEMBER THE REST OF THE WORLD.


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