Welcome to the New Gifts for Mystics – new home of SpiritMAMA

Greetings from the new home of SpiritMAMA! Gifts started as a little light-bulb in my head one day while listening to my favourite occult podcast, Rune Soup. I wanted a place where I could store all if the inspirations I was getting on my path of witchcraft and wizardry! (yes, I live at Hogwarts in […]

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The South: Skin Shedding and Recapitulation

I’m posting this – an excerpt from my old blog – as a reminder of how far I have come. I love my quirky self. I have battled for a long time to get back to sanity and have my feet back on the ground. Post-partum depression, Graves’ Disease, chronic sleep deprivation – these are […]

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Finnish Winter Song

Recently sick with a seasonal cold, I watched 12 hours of the extended versions of Lord of the Rings trilogy. Still so good – it’s a yearly must for me. Those movies remind me what’s important in life. This song makes me think I’m in Middle Earth. And very fitting for having a cold. (cough […]

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Winter Solstice Tidings

Winter Solstice Tidings - SpiritMAMA

I love the way holidays create the illusion of time standing still. No-one has to be anywhere. No clocks to punch or meetings to rush around for. Today is quiet. Our Solstice eve last night was warm and full of folks. Friends, family and neighbors converged on our living room for a feast. We had […]

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What is a Spiritual Practice?

Back in the day I worked at a high fashion retail store, selling too expensive imports from Paris and London to ladies who couldn’t really afford them. One of my co-workers was a model (quite obviously – tall, beautiful in that androgynous kind of way). We didn’t talk too much, but I remember her telling […]

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A Message from the Wanderer

Today outside your prison I stand and rattle my walking stick: Prisoners, listen; you have relatives outside. And there are thousands of ways to escape. Years ago I bent my skill to keep my cell locked, had chains smuggled to me in pies, and shouted my plans to jailers; but always new plans occured to […]

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The Shaman’s Journey: Nine Worlds

Shamans Journey Nine Worlds | SpiritMAMA Blog

I love this installation. It really creeps me out, in a good way. I had posted this on my other blog years ago, before doing any journey work myself. Interesting to see it now and have a different perspective on it. I find it decidedly less creepy now. I love the way it starts out […]

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Reclaiming Narnia: Walking Trees, Talking Beasts, Divine Waters

Originally posted on GODS & RADICALS:
By Jonathan Woolley Image by Skullb3at I – Radical Voices from the Lantern Waste – Opinions That Won’t Be Chronicled by Prof. Lewis. “Narnia is a realm dominated by one voice – the roaring caterwauling of Aslan of the East. He has cried out many times in our history,…

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Sometimes a Wild God

Bear Block Cut | SpiritMAMA Blog

Wildly popular words by modern bard, Tom Hirons. I can’t get enough of this poem. Recently he has published it in book format. You can get it here Hedgespoken Press Sometimes A Wild God Sometimes a wild god comes to the table. He is awkward and does not know the ways Of porcelain, of fork and mustard and […]

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