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
My morning ride. This little duck pond surrounded by trees and trails is the closest I can get to a forest in the inner city. Since my Vision Quest I have been visiting every week, leaving offerings, sitting still, watching the birds, bugs, trees. If you want to … Continue reading Working with the Land
A recap: 5 years ago I found myself ill with Grave's Disease, a chronic, potentially debilitating malaise, most likely brought on by hormonal disruptions from pregnancy and then, chronic no-sleep with a baby for 3 years solid. My body just, gave out. At least, that's what was happening in the physical realm. Believing that my … Continue reading The Spiral Leads Me Home
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
Around Bealtane (Spring) 2012, I set up my first altar. It was confusing at first, because I wanted an altar for a few different reasons: one was to honour my ancestors and guides and whomever else may be out there helping me out; the other was to have a place to do a daily devotional … Continue reading Learning With an Altar-Space
After reading a 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 … Continue reading How I Found My Shadow
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
Here's a timely little poppet, in honour of Imbolc / Bridget's Day.
On the anniversary of his death. Come, come, whoever you are.