Making the mystical mainstream since 2012, this platform seeks to establish a worldview that values feelings alongside facts and acknowledges that being human is an innately numinous experience. With our online content, live activations and retreats, The Numinous is at the hub of a global shift in consciousness that’s re-shaping our societies in real time.
// US //
The word numinous means, “that which is unknown, or unknowable.” For me, it speaks to everything within the realm of our experience which cannot be quantified, explained, or contained. Our intuition, and our sweeping feeling states. Our connection to the cosmos, and the Universe within. The divinely feminine “yin” that balances the patriarchal “yang.”
When I launched this platform, I wanted to create a place where “Céline shoes and the Celestine Prophecy” could exist in perfect harmony. With a background in fashion, my mission was to update all things “new age” for life in the sped-up, hyper-visual, info-crazy Now Age. Since its inception, a lot has changed. In me, in my values, in our values, and in the world.
I wrote about my personal transformation using the tools and practices covered here in my first book, Material Girl, Mystical World, concluding that: “it is in seeking to know the unknowable, to connect to the truth of our numinous nature, where our unlimited potential, and our true freedom, lies.” The question I was left with: what does it really mean to be free?
What I have learned, and what The Numinous has evolved to reflect, is that liberation lies in venturing deep into the shadows. That all the readings and the healings, the meditations and the crystal activations, are for sieving out the shit. The crap that’s clogging our cosmic operating systems. And that most of the time, that shit stinks.
As “raising consciousness” becomes a buzz-word for our times, it’s no coincidence that what we are becoming conscious of is the depths of division and hatred in the world. The far-reaching tentacles of systemic racism and political corruption. The impact—on us and our planet—of the capitalist credo of producing and consuming more, more, more. It takes courage to look this shit in the face, and to own our part in producing it. Which is what all the “spiritual muscle” we’ve been working on is for.
I don’t have the answers as to where we go from here. I make mistakes and slip too easily back into my old “material girl” conditioning. And, like all of us, I am learning how to navigate The Now Age along the way
The Numinous 2.0, launched summer 2018, is dedicated to the ones who are here to make a difference. Our aim is to create content that inspires you, supports you, challenges you, and shakes up the status quo. To give a platform to the unseen and the unheard voices re-shaping our world. And to offering tools that connect you to your spirit, and activate your Soul.
// YOU //
You are dedicated to helping yourself and others heal on an emotional and spiritual level. You are leaning in to your shadow work, acknowledging your demons, and seeking tools to help you understand and integrate them. You trust in your own Truth. You are the imposters, going against societal conditioning and making change from a place of peace, love, compassion, and empathy. You are a neon dot on the vision board for the future of humanity. You are the numinous ones. We see you.
// CONNECT //
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Ruby is a British writer, author and thought-leader currently located in NYC. Formerly Features Editor on the UK Sunday Times Style supplement, she is also the co-founder of “sober curious” events series Club SÖDA NYC. Her first book, Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High Vibe Life, is out now. Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Laser Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol, is out January 1 2019 with HarperCollins. Ruby also works as a brand consultant and copywriter. Learn more about Ruby and how you can work with her HERE.