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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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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Shamanic Journeying and Liminal Spaces

The Wizard of Oz | SpiritMAMA Blog

I’ve always been fascinated by stories that talk about going to parallel realities through tunnels or portals. C.S Lewis’s Narnia was my favourite, in particular The Magicians Nephew. Remember that between place that the children find? A heavily wooded forest with its cloying stillness that caused one to doze and forget – dotted with many pools, each one leading to a […]

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