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 … Continue reading Welcome to the New Gifts for Mystics – new home of SpiritMAMA
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 … Continue reading The South: Skin Shedding and Recapitulation
I love the way holidays create the illusion of time standing still. No-one has to be anywhere. No clocks to punch or meetings to rush around for. Today is quiet. Our Solstice eve last night was warm and full of folks. Friends, family and neighbors converged on our living room for a feast. We had … Continue reading Winter Solstice Tidings
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 … Continue reading What is a Spiritual Practice?
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 … Continue reading A Message from the Wanderer
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 … Continue reading The Shaman’s Journey: Nine Worlds
May 28, 2015
I love this so much. Narnia has been my happy-place since I was little. And now I unapologetically smother my child with it 🙂 I have to say though, I never read The Last Battle. And now I don’t l think I ever will.
By Jonathan Woolley
Image by Skullb3at
I – Radical Voices from the Lantern Waste – Opinions That Won’t Be Chronicled by Prof. Lewis.
“Narnia is a realm dominated by one voice – the roaring caterwauling of Aslan of the East. He has cried out many times in our history, drowning out all other truths. Sometimes in love, sometimes in anger. Sometimes with great cause. But only ever when it has suited him.”
“There is a deep magic, unknown to most. There is a deeper magic, unknown even to the wise. Then there is the deepest magic – known to everyone.”
“Aslan, or the White Witch? The messianic agent of some foreign emperor, or some despot from a dead world? Are those our only choices?!”
“Susan was the best of them, really. The High King was never here; more interested in fighting foreign wars and chasing valour than government. Edmund was…
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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 … Continue reading Sometimes a Wild God
Do you remember, brother those days in the wood when you ran with the deer — falling bloody on my doorstep at dusk stepping from the skin grateful to be a man? and do you know, brother just how I longed to wrap myself in the golden hide smelling of musk blackberries and rain? tell … Continue reading Brother and Sister
This post is a landing page for the practices and concepts that I am being taught in the 9 Pillars tradition (Norse Shamanism) - overlain with my existing daily and weekly practices from the Incan Medicine Wheel and the new practices I'm learning from a teacher in British native shamanism - she's an 'Awenydd' - a … Continue reading 9 Pillars and Awenydd Practices