Etsy Love Fest: Narnia

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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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What is a Spiritual Practice?

Back in the day I worked at a high fashion retail store, selling too expensive imports from Paris and London to ladies who couldn’t really afford them. One of my co-workers was a model (quite obviously – tall, beautiful in that androgynous kind of way). We didn’t talk too much, but I remember her telling […]

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Tips on How To Find Your Shadow

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After reading this 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 been […]

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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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They Are Speaking

SpiritMAMA with Son in Forest | SpiritMAMA Blog

When I first moved to this neighbourhood I was in the grips of a terrible panic. It probably began as postpartum anxiety – my son was only one and a half then – but due to a debilitating lack of sleep with baby, the anxiety and compulsive fear behavior remained. It was extremely difficult. I […]

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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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Sometimes a Wild God

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Wildly popular words by modern bard, Tom Hirons. I can’t get enough of this poem. Recently he has published it in book format. You can get it here Hedgespoken Press Sometimes A Wild God Sometimes a wild god comes to the table. He is awkward and does not know the ways Of porcelain, of fork and mustard and […]

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Shining Skull Breath and Anuloma Viloma

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Here’s a breathing technique, called the Shining Skull Breath or Kapalabhati Pranayama. I learned a version of it during the Medicine Wheel (MW) I did last year, called the Shaman’s Breath. In the morning I get up at 6 and do three rounds of 100 breaths, at whichever pace I feel like at that moment, […]

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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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