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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Emily of New Moon and ‘The Flash’

Emily of New Moon | SpiritMAMA Blog

I read these books when I was little, probably around nine or ten, and they have always stuck with me. Written by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942, they are similar to Anne of Green Gables (by the same author) which people may be more acquainted with, but they are a little darker, with the […]

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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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Brother and Sister

Drift Wood | SpiritMAMA Blog

Do you remember, brother those days in the wood when you ran with the deer — falling bloody on my doorstep at dusk stepping from the skin grateful to be a man? and do you know, brother just how I longed to wrap myself in the golden hide smelling of musk blackberries and rain? tell […]

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Shining Skull Breath and Anuloma Viloma

Woman Sits Pranayama | SpiritMAMA Blog

Here’s a breathing technique, called the Shining Skull Breath or Kapalabhati Pranayama. I learned a version of it during the Medicine Wheel (MW) I did last year, called the Shaman’s Breath. In the morning I get up at 6 and do three rounds of 100 breaths, at whichever pace I feel like at that moment, […]

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My Ancestors – A Visitation, and a Short Film

Scotland Castle | SpiritMAMA Blog

Reading from blogs this week: an article and a short film. Theme: ancestors. The article (with lots of typos but otherwise great) about the invention of the ethnic term ‘white’, and how that concept of white, homogenized all European cultures into one ethnic group, wiping out distinctive cultures in the new world. A concept I had never […]

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Hypnotizing Circle Dance By Sufi Zikr

Sufi Zikr Dance | SpiritMAMA Blog

I came across this on Facebook and found it on Youtube – absolutely hypnotic! Can’t stop watching. What does it bring up for you? For me it’s sort of earth-bound, powerful, hypnotic and ancient feeling. I’d really wish I could get this on vinyl! At first I thought this was a form of whirling dervish, but […]

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