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

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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Sylvia Linsteadt, the Wild and Wonderful

Sylvia Linsteadt Web Banner | SpiritMAMA Blog

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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Go Play Outside – My Top 10 List for Summer Camp

Mama and Boy on a Mountain | SpiritMAMA Blog

We are lucky enough to live in one of the last wild places on the Mama, here in the Pacific Northwest. And yet, living in the middle of Vancouver I still feel too cityfied most days. I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to get my family out into Nature. And although going to a […]

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