I wrote my dreams down:

To live in harmony with the cycles of the sun and the moon. Every day. For love and compassion towards myself and others to be my habitual response. For beauty to flow easily and steadily from my heart. To create, build and grow a prosperous and loving business where I honour my spirit and guide others to find connection, mystery and joy in their lives. To live in a quiet and inspiring place where I grow Echinacea outside and bake within. A house full of love, friends and community.

Then I asked myself how might that look?

Simple life. Simple joys. Daily easy ritual. Harmony. True forgiveness. Beautiful sacred community. A safe haven. Time for quiet reflection and for just being in nature. Feelings easily felt and moved through. Trust, clarity, direction. Cups of tea. Exhaling into wonder.

And then, well, it got hard.

I remember picking a fight over the dishes on the first day I led a women’s circle. I’ve been scared and torn everything down more than once. I’ve run away from my calling while looking from the outside wishing I could do what I saw other people doing. Wondered if I even could. Cared way too much about what other people thought of me. Tried to fit myself into box after unforgiving box. Didn’t want to step on toes or shine too brightly. Didn’t want to be seen at all. So I shut down, shut off, lived in the past. You name it.

I found an inner strength that was bigger than the fear

I connected back to my voice, the land, and the Goddess. I nurtured myself with self-compassion and patience. I grounded in myself and touched the earth. Again and again. I choose to be present and trust myself. I go to the pain, do what scares me, and take ownership of my life.

And some days it’s still really hard. It’s not like the challenges stop. It’s just you get more resilient. When you begin to make friends with yourself and find other soul friends, everything starts to change.

Today, I have a business that supports me and my family that is full of magic! I left academia and stepped out into the complete unknown with no previous business experience. I’m self-taught and have built something I’m proud of and that truly serves others. I break the rules more than I follow them.



Let’s find a quiet green place to sit and dream together.

“In everyone’s life, there is a great need for an anam cara, a soul friend.

In this love, you are understood as you are without mask or pretension.

The superficial and functional lies and half-truths of social acquaintance fall away,

you can be as you really are.” –John O’Donohue


Behind the Magic Mentorship is a place for you to receive soul and business support as you bring your gifts to the world and travel the spiritual path. We take a journey full of loving-kindness and compassion right into the heart of your dreams and the stuck places. You are welcome here!

AND we get down to the nitty-gritty of the hard work it takes to build a business!


That’s why it’s called, Behind the Magic, because the truth is there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that not many people talk about. I can support you in creating offers, mindful marketing, strategic planning, and expansive mindset shifts that make all the difference!

We identify the soul essence of you, your business & your customer!

Map out authentic project creation

Develop marketing and launch plans that feel amazing and work!

Explore how your personal challenges are really strengths

Connect with your ideal customer with joy


We check-in and talk about whatever is asking to come forward in your lifeWe focus on your spiritual path and may also talk about approaching your life or business in a Spirit-led way

I create sacred space during our sessions and provide energetic and email support after our sessions. 

We meet in a virtual meeting room where a deep connection can take place. The mentorship is a 3-month supportive process where we meet three times a month and check-in via email once a week.


The kettle’s on. The cookies are out of the oven.

I can’t wait to do this sacred work with you!


3 Month Program

  • 4 x 75 min Sessions a Month (12 total sessions)
  • Sessions are held on Zoom and recording is available upon request

Your Investment is:


or 3 Monthly Payments of $1010

In each session, we enter into sacred space to help shift your energy.

I work intuitively through deep listening and encourage you to do the same. You get hands-on experience listening to your intuition and making clear choices from that place!

We’ll create individualized sacred business practices that will transform your life. Doing this work with support and guidance is incredibly powerful.

In our final session, we celebrate your journey and explore practical steps for moving forward!

Start Your Journey Today!





Hi, I’m Vanessa Sage, PhD, and I’ve published scholarly articles on Goddess pilgrimage and Paganism, trained as a coach, taught meditation classes, written a book of poetry, led five cycles of women in my Priestess training program, and am currently running a Tarot School!

My approach to spirituality is very open and full of reverence. I follow a women’s centred, earth path and have a Buddhist background. I don’t ever define what the divine is for you. I believe in basic goodness, and my approach is to witness your inner divinity, in whatever way you define that.




“Vanessa is a beautiful, inspiring and talented mentor and I feel incredibly lucky to have her as my guide. The way she mirrors people is so grounding and valuable – I really think her support can help you reach the next level on your spiritual journey with more confidence, ease and compassion for yourself. Just making the commitment to show up for yourself in this way is totally magical!” -Yarrow Magdalena Daydreaming Wolves and Creative Coaching and Web Design



“I wasn’t sure about the whole idea of “coaching.” I have been hesitant as I didn’t really know what to expect and what to ask, but Vanessa Sage is truly amazing.  I do not share those words lightly.  She is honest, effective, has an amazing toolbox to work with you and your specific journey.  If you have ever thought to yourself about utilizing a coach, Vanessa is the one.  She is insightful, proactive, empathetic and has so many resources to see you through your journey.  Vanessa is wonderful, eloquent and magical!” –Gabriella



I’m a guide & a fellow seeker. Business mentorship is designed to help you gain clarity, peace of mind, and inner strength.

I encourage you to look within and trust yourself. You’re in the driver’s seat of your life and are completely responsible for the decisions you make. Sessions with me are empowering and full of love. 

A few things to keep in mind:

I take my role as a mentor very seriously. I want you to succeed and you decide what success looks like for you.

I practice strong energetic boundaries and create and close sacred space in each session.

I don’t give financial, legal or health advice in my sessions. We can talk about heart-centered marketing and building spirit-led business based on connecting your strengths and core self to people who will love what you do.

I don’t work with people under the age of 18 or for third parties.

If I’m not the right mentor for you, I’ll happily refer you to someone else.

Please also see my disclaimer below. 

Your sessions are completely confidential.


[reveal heading=”%image%How will I know if this is right for me?“] You want to be understood, accepted, heard and you don’t want to feel alone anymore. You want to make changes in your life and find peace. You believe in your own inner wisdom. You’re looking for more stillness in your life. You want to find magic in life. You’ve suffered and want to feel joy again. You want to live authentically, honestly and kindly. You are ready to love, care, and connect to yourself again. You want to feel comfortable in your own skin. Yes![/reveal]


[reveal heading=”%image%I’m ready! What happens next?“]After you purchase you’ll receive a welcome email right away to the email attached to your payment[/reveal]


[reveal heading=”%image%I’ve booked a Session! What do I need to know?“]You’ll need an internet connection so we can meet. All of these calls can be recorded at your request. I respect our time by showing up on time and not going over. You can rebook a session with 24 hours notice. I understand that emergencies happen. I clear my schedule for your session and do a lot of preparation work before our session so I ask that you please respect our appointment.[/reveal]


[reveal heading=”%image%Do You Accept Payment in AUD, CDN, Euros, and Pounds?“]Yes! All prices are quoted in USD. Your currency is automatically converted for you at checkout.[/reveal]


[reveal heading=”%image%I Don’t Have a Paypal Account. Do You Accept Credit Card?“]Yes! You can pay with credit or visa debit card if you don’t have a Paypal account at checkout.[/reveal]


[reveal heading=”%image%Do You Invoice?“]Yes! I invoice in USD when paying in full. Your currency will be automatically converted for you when making your payment.[/reveal]


[reveal heading=”%image%What is your refund policy?“]Sessions are a personalized service agreement, so once the service has been delivered there are no refunds. I’m giving you my knowledge, experience, insights and time. When I do a session for you, I dedicate myself entirely to you for the duration of our time. When you order a session, you are receiving a customized, personalized service, not a product.[/reveal]


[reveal heading=”%image%Is this only open to women?“]Not at all! I work with women, men, and trans. I hold an inclusive and open space for fluid gender expressions and am LGBTQ positive.[/reveal]

Disclaimer: This work is spiritual and intuitive in nature. I do not promise any cure and my sessions are not intended to be a replacement for licensed medical care or prescribed therapies. Please follow the advice of your doctors and counsellors for all medical treatments, prescribed remedies and for any and all mental health, physical health and emotional health problems.