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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Working with the Land

Inner City Forest | SpiritMAMA

              My morning ride. This little duck pond surrounded by trees and trails is the closest I can get to a forest in the inner city. Since my Vision Quest I have been visiting every week, leaving offerings, sitting still, watching the birds, bugs, trees.

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The Spiral Leads Me Home

Newgrange Entrance Stone | SpiritMAMA

A recap: 5 years ago I found myself ill with Grave’s Disease, a chronic, potentially debilitating malaise, most likely brought on by hormonal disruptions from pregnancy and then, chronic no-sleep with a baby for 3 years solid. My body just, gave out. At least, that’s what was happening in the physical realm. Believing that my […]

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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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Learning With an Altar-Space

Altar Candles | SpiritMAMA Blog

Around Bealtane (Spring) 2012, I set up my first altar. It was confusing at first, because I wanted an altar for a few different reasons: one was to honour my ancestors and guides and whomever else may be out there helping me out; the other was to have a place to do a daily devotional […]

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How I Found My Shadow

Cat Shadow | SpiritMAMA Blog

After reading a post from a past teacher, I decided to try out asking the spirit of my disease what it was here to teach me. For those who don’t know, I have Graves Disease, which is an autoimmune malfunction where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland (roughly speaking). Symptoms for me, fluctuate. Lately it’s […]

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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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