Awakening Sleeping Beauty: Unpacking My Vision Quest

Sleeping Beauty Awakens - SpiritMAMA

At the Autumn equinox this year, I went into the forest for three days on vision quest. No tent, no food, no fire. Just me and water, a hammock, some tarps and my bundle and tarot cards. Many people have asked me to talk about it, but it’s been a challenge. I think because the […]

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Etsy Love Fest: Narnia

Header - Narnai Signpost | SpiritMAMA Blog

I heart Etsy. Not that I endorse consumer culture overly much, but I do love artists and crafty-people. And a lot of folks on Etsy are moms making it work. I’m happy to support. If you’re gonna buy, to the best of your abilities, buy second-hand, local, handmade or mom and pop. (In other words, avoid […]

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

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(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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Sylvia Linsteadt, the Wild and Wonderful

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There are so many really cool people doing cool stuff out in the world right now. And, given that we are supposed to be living in a post modern melting-pot world where nothing new ever happens anymore, it is always such a joy to come across them. I have often thought that if we make it – […]

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The Witch Reclaimed

The Wicked Witch of the West | SpiritMAMA Blog

Ran across an interesting Ancient Mysteries episode on the origin of ‘the Witch’, narrated by Leonard Nimoy. It brought up a lot of stuff for me about this archetype. Rant ensues!

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The Fairy Faith Documentary

The Fairy Faith Documentary Art by Brian Froud | SpiritMAMA Blog

Shot and directed by one of Canada’s celebrated documentary filmmakers John Walker, this little film about the fair folk is well worth the watch and watch again.

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Magic(k), Black and White and Read all Over

1888 Flammarion Engraving | SpiritMAMA Blog

I listened to an interview with a guy named Jake Stratton-Kent, a goetic magician. What piqued my interest was the discussion of these old manuscripts called the Grimoires.

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The Reclamation of the Yogini

Tantric Yogini | SpiritMAMA Blog

I have never actually been taught that yoga could have been (probably was according to this article) just as much a female pursuit as it was a male one. To the contrary, we are taught that yoga asana were invented for the male body, which can be problematic for women. Super fascinating! And worth more […]

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