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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A Meeting with Death in the West

Jonah and the Whale | SpiritMAMA Blog

I’m wrapping up a year-long traverse deep down into the medicine spiral. Like a medicine wheel but with Celtic leanings, the spiral takes us into ourselves and back out again, shiny and new. So much has come out of these retreat weekends, five in all. At the dawn of each season and corresponding direction, and […]

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Samhain Altar Share and Remembering Loved Ones

Samhain Altar 2015 with Picture | SpiritMAMA Blog

My Samhain altar this year is dedicated to my ancestors, my family, my husband’s ancestors and our recently departed.   In the week leading up to Halloween, I had a very strong dream about an old friend of mine who died young. My best friend actually, in high-school, she was 17 when she died in […]

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This is What You Shall Do

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing […]

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A Message From The Universe

A Message by Yolo Akili | SpiritMAMA Blog

From the book: Dear Universe Letters of Affirmation and Empowerment for All of Us by Yolo Akili.

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My Dear Guide – Shamanism and Grave’s Part Two

Woman With Clouds by Christian-Schloe | SpiritMAMA Blog

My road to recovery from illness has had many facets. Like peeling an onion only to get to the next layer, tears and all. There’s been the physical symptoms to address, but I knew from the beginning that this illness was more complex. In 2012 my baby son was 3 years old. I started working out […]

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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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How I Met Bear

Princess and the Bear by John Bauer | SpiritMAMA Blog

I am mortally terrified of bears. It’s a phobia. But a few years ago bears started showing up in my dreams, always chasing me. People give me gifts with bears on them. This year Bear showed up in my shamanic journeys.

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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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