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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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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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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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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This is What Living in the Viking Age Looked Like

Viking Settlement Map | SpiritMAMA Blog

This is a cool video – a rendition of what life would have been like for people in the largest Viking settlement discovered as yet – The Tissø excavations. I am studying the ancient Norse as part of my masters. I find them to be fascinating. We hear so much about old Celtic culture, the […]

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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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