Victoria Pendragon was born and raised in the vicinity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the oldest of 11 children. Her life has been defined, as are most of ours perhaps, by conditions that would seem to have been beyond her control. Eighteen years of various sorts of abuse and two diseases that should have killed her, rank among the most outstanding of those.
Ms. Pendragon's study of metaphysics began in early childhood as an attempt to validate the lessons she’d been learning from the earth and the trees whenever she left her body. She has been working as a professional in the field of spirituality since 1995, has read tarot since 1964 and created in 2007 Sacred Earth Seven Element Tarot, a tarot deck designed to bring the world community together.
Victoria Pendragon began training in art when she was still a child, eventually acquiring a BFA from The Philadelphia College of Art. Her work hangs in numerous corporate and personal collections, among them are The Children’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Moss Rehab, and Bryn Mawr Hospital Rehab.
She has two children by her first marriage, a son and a daughter, both of whom amaze her. She is currently married to her third husband, a man whose kind soul has created, for her, an atmosphere of clarity and creativity in which she dances, writes, creates art, and helps when asked.
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Could you please tell us a bit about your book? The story? The characters?
Sleep Magic falls into the category of self-help, albeit a very different approach to self-help than most other books of that genre. So the main character would have to be the reader, the person engaging themselves in the process; other major characters would be drawn from his or her life experience.
How did you come up with the title and how much say did you have on the cover design?
Funny that you ask. Sleep Magic is a technique that I was using for many years both for myself and with clients. I called in, in those days, SleepWork. But one day one of my clients told me that she was tending to stall, to not do the work that had been given to here because she saw that word, “work,” and it put her off; she had enough work to do, she said. That gave me pause and I wondered if the title might not be having a similar effect on other people, so I changed it to Sleep Magic! The ‘Surrender to Success” part is there to help clarify the fact that this book is not about getting a good night’s sleep--though the quality of sleep has been known to improve for some--it’s about allowing your body to guide you in the re-creation of your ‘self, ’ hence the word, ‘surrender.’ Most self-help books are mind-driven; Sleep Magic is body-driven.