Portrait: Carey MacArthur

I created The Numinous in 2013, after I moved from London to NYC. I’d spent my career working in fashion magazines, where my love of astrology and all things esoteric got me the nickname “Mystic Ruby.” And plenty of eye-rolling. But I knew I wasn’t the only material girl with one foot in a more mystical world, and I launched this platform as a space where Celine shoes and the Celestine Prophecy could exist in beautiful harmony.

Where all things “new age” get made relevant for life in what I call the Now Age.

What began as a platform to showcase a new generation of modern mystics bridging the gap between the mystical and the mainstream, has become so much more. My own numinous journey and subsequent life transformation (which I write about in my book, Material Girl, Mystical World) is a reflection of a larger societal awakening. As such, this platform is at the hub of a movement towards a global shift in consciousness that’s about experiencing life—and each other—on a whole more meaningful level.

The word numinous means “that which is unknown, or unknowable”—and in a world where our smartphones have become our talismans of choice, I am committed to exploring ways to reconnect to this undefinable part of being human. With The Numinous, both on this site and at our live activations and retreats, I invite you to dive in—and I guarantee you’ll also look and feel more fabulous than ever.

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Ruby is a British lifestyle writer, 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 and online spiritual mentoring program Moon Club. Her first book, Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High Vibe Life, is out now with Harper Collins. Ruby also works as a lifestyle consultant for brands including The James Hotels, Buick, Lululemon, Unilever, and Selfridges. Learn more about Ruby and her work at Rubywarrington.com