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 Reindeer Goddess Part One: Saints And Empresses, Antlers And Sovereignty

Helena of Constantinople | SpiritMAMA Blog

(Note: As this article is now a few years old, many of the links have sadly broken. Nevertheless I will keep it in it’s original form – just with the links out. The quotes are originally from my research.) The beautiful and intriguing, alleged reindeer goddess of ancient British Isles, ‘Elen of the Ways’, needs […]

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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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13 Moon Calendar

13 Moon Calendar | SpiritMAMA Blog

The 13 moon cycle calendar is a pre-Christian lunar calendar that reflects the cycles of nature and woman’s monthly cycle.

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Rainbow Body Guided Visualization

Rainbow Body | SpiritMAMA Blog

I do a variation of this every morning. This is a basic foundational mediation and visualization for clearing out your chakras and grounding to the earth. You can build on it later after you’re comfortable with it. Go into a meditative state in the usual way, with steps downward or counting or whatever you use to […]

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Let Me Tell You About the Sacred Earth

We Miss You Film Police with Deer | SpiritMAMA Blog

Mama-earth is sacred. She is alive, a non-human person. Everything on the earth is alive. From rocks to trees to rivers and mountains. This is the animistic world-view. In one way she is our mother. She feeds us and nurtures us, As my teacher says, ‘may her back always rise up to meet our footsteps’. In […]

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Happy Ostara

Ostara by Helena Nelson Reed | SpiritMAMA Blog

We started following the traditional wheel of the year many years ago after a rather harrowing Christmas season. The stress of it all made me question why I was actually doing it. We weren’t Christian after all and back then that seemed pretty black and white. We weren’t pagan either. We had no religious leanings. I […]

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Shamanic Journeying and Liminal Spaces

The Wizard of Oz | SpiritMAMA Blog

I’ve always been fascinated by stories that talk about going to parallel realities through tunnels or portals. C.S Lewis’s Narnia was my favourite, in particular The Magicians Nephew. Remember that between place that the children find? A heavily wooded forest with its cloying stillness that caused one to doze and forget – dotted with many pools, each one leading to a […]

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