At GDP, we are big fans of sexuality, magick, and the psychic arts, not to mention truffles, so imagine how exciting we find Yolanda Shoshana, who combines all these and so much more. Yolanda also runs an amazing radio show, on which Lana was thrilled to be interviewed recently. She has published a sensual food and sacred sex cookbook entitled Tantra with a Side of Truffles, plus she writes The Charming Courtesan blog. Check it out!
It was a pleasure interviewing Yolanda. Enjoy!
1. You have lots of intriguing job titles, Yolanda, and we love how sexuality plays such an important role in your work. How did you first come to combine seduction, magick, and clairvoyance?
I am a witch, clairvoyant, courtesan curator, and seduction alchemist, which is not typical of most lifestyle experts. I found a way to bring my passions and who I am together to help women become the highest versions of themselves.
In the work that I do, I also bring back the art and magick of the courtesans. Since courtesans were so sexy and charming, they were thought of as witches. They lived their lives of pleasure without apologizing for it. It’s time we bring those virtues back.
2. What is “seduction alchemy”? And why is it so powerful?
Seduction alchemy is using the power of scent as a tool to seduce and conjure things in your life. Smells bring out feelings and emotions in people. Scent can be used to raise vibrations to bring in joy, happiness, and abundance.
What I always tell my clients is that perfume is one of the best tools for the art of seduction. It’s like sensual foreplay.
3. Can you give us a glimpse of one of the sexiest dishes in Tantra with a Side of Truffles? What makes this dish so sexy?
There is a truffle macaroni and cheese in the book—need I say more.? The truffle aioli recipe is great because it is a spread that can be used on just about anything and for every occasion.
There is something about truffles that just add a touch of sexy to every dish it is in. It must be the musky, deep smell and flavor.
4. Are there one or two simple tips you can give us for creating a magically seductive atmosphere on a dinner date?
Candles are a wonderful way to create a seductive atmosphere at all times. Also, having scent in the air adds to the atmosphere. A delightful scent to have is vanilla. It is perfect in seducing men and women. Vanilla conjures up love and sexuality, and stirs the senses.
5. Are there any oracle cards that you particularly recommend to those who are interested in sex-positive psychic readings?
There are two decks that come to mind. The first is the Kama Sutra Tarot. This great deck is based on the sexy book of love, the Kama Sutra. The second one is the Manera deck. It is a combo of sex, astrology, and fantasy. Both are great decks and give different interpretations for sex-positive readings.
6. How would we book a reading or consultation with you?
Sending me an email is a quick and easy way to book a reading with me. That way, we can discuss what kind of reading you want. I offer various readings, which include clairvoyant readings, angel card readings, oracle card readings, reiki, crystal skull healings, and so much more. If someone wants to work with me more closely, they can sign up for Courtesan Curation. It’s a six-month program that is a game-changer in life.
7. Is there anything else you’d love to tell us?
I will be starting Coven of the Courtesan, a teaching coven where I will offer virtual retreats and classes. Last but not least, be on the look out for my magickal novelettes, “The Courtesan Chronicles.” The books will include available perfume potions and magickal aromatherapy influenced and worn by the characters in the novelettes, bringing together a magickal, divine feminine, and olfactory experience.
What a pleasure it has been to interview you, Yolanda! Thanks a million for chatting with us on the GDP blog, and giving us a glimpse of your inspiring and powerful work. Namaste.
And don’t forget to download Huddle: Sex with Sporty Queers (vol. 1, Boys Varsity) from GDP while it’s still FREE. What’s more, you can download Con, Book 1: You Can Play it Safe When You’re Dead — the most daring erotic story that Lana Fox has ever written.