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A Dozen for Thanksgiving

  In this month where Thanksgiving is celebrated here in the US, Shamans Market looks at some of our favorite teachers and shares their wisdom about thankfulness as we express our gratitude to all our fellow travelers on this beloved planet. “The heartfelt embrace…

November 18, 2015
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THE LEGEND OF THE WORRY DOLLS

Worry Dolls are tiny, hand-crafted dolls from Guatemala. The dolls are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes and stand one-half to 2 inches tall. Guatemalan artisans bind pieces of wood together or twist together short lengths of wire to create a frame and fashion a torso,…

July 20, 2015
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HERE COMES THE SUN

Ahhh. Summer. Solstice. Sun.  And the Incan Sun God, Inti.  Inti was the Sun.  The Inca visualized their deity Inti as a man and his wife, a woman, was the Moon.  Inti controlled all.  He brought warmth, light and the sunshine necessary for agriculture.…

June 22, 2015
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HOW MUSIC TRANSFORMS OUR WORLD

The wisdom of our ancestors (be it that of our bloodline or of our soul) is often contained within the vibrational element of sound. These words contain not only knowledge, but a deeply ingrained resonance that can alter the listener in even more profound…

May 19, 2015
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NEPALI DISASTER RELIEF

When news first broke about the Nepal earthquake and its accompanying avalanche, Shaman Market’s thoughts turned to our Nepali partners and what we could do to help. Many of them notified us of the steps they were taking to support disaster relief efforts for…

May 3, 2015
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HONOR EARTH DAY AND SUPPORT CAMINO VERDE

Camino Verde Seed Bank This Earth Day, Shamans Market salutes the good work of seed banks and the work of one of the charities we support, that of the social justice-minded organization known as Camino Verde.  Led by Robin Van Loon, Camino Verde is…

April 20, 2015
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MESTANA WEAVINGS OF PERU

Symbolism, energy and purpose Mestana cloths are wonderful woven expressions of the Peruvian Andean weavers’ worldview. Because many traditional weavers’ beliefs are that all creation is imbued with spirit, the patterns they weave into their textile goods also express this natural energy and spirit. A…

January 8, 2015