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  • Lavender Plants

    The Super Powers of Super Plants

    Anima Mundi is the Latin term for “soul of the universe” or “world soul.” It refers to the idea of a link between spirit and matter, including plants. As regarded by ancient philosophers, it is…

    June 11, 2018
  • The Breath of Shaman

    You’ve heard the expressions. Breathe easy. Take one’s breath away. A breath of fresh air. Such idioms are plentiful in the English language. And then we have words such as inspire, aspire, respire and…

    May 21, 2018
  • Seven Goddess Initiation Rites – Ñusta Karpay

    High in the Andes, the beauty of ancient ceremonies and wisdom embodied in living ancestral languages of word and ritual hold a blueprint for creating a heart-centered life within a living universe. The people…

    May 21, 2018
  • Welcome the Spring Equinox with Ritual

    We can sit in stillness and notice the earth beginning to thaw. Each morning a few more songbirds are heard upon awakening. Sunlight lingers longer into the evening and it is oh so welcomed…

    March 21, 2018
  • Amethyst: Meaning, Properties and Powers

    Amethyst: Meaning, Properties and Powers by Caroline Lucas In the ranks of crystals with metaphysical properties, few are as famous or as distinctive as amethyst. One of very few stones with its unique purple…

    February 19, 2018
  • Yantras – Ancient Instruments for Evolution

    Yantras are geometric forms of deities, planets, and principles of spiritual evolution, deriving from the ancient Tantric traditions of India. The earliest Yantras discovered date back at least 11,000 years. Western dictionary definition for…

    January 11, 2018
  • dragonfly totem animal spirit

    Dragonfly Medicine

    I experienced many mystical visits from the Dragonfly this fall. One afternoon, a Dragonfly landed on my arm, and right on top of my Owl tattoo, resting there for quite a while staring right…

    October 17, 2017
  • The Power of Despacho Ceremonies

    The Q’ero, a Quechua-speaking indigenous people of south central Peru, believe that everything in nature is animate and in the concept of ayni, or reciprocity.  Andeans practice this principle within their communities, as well…

    September 20, 2017
  • healing with tibetan singing bowls

    Healing With Tibetan Singing Bowls

    BRIEF HISTORY Tibetan singing bowls are an ancient tool for healing and meditation. The history of Tibetan singing bowls dates back to 10th century B.C, and they have been used by Buddhist monks for…

    July 18, 2017
  • What You Didn’t Know About Smudging

    Many come to me with questions and advice about smudging and ways to eliminate the unrest they’re experiencing. So, in addition to smudging basics, let me share a few tidbits about the ancient art…

    November 12, 2016
  • burning sage

    5 Simple Prayers to Use When Cleansing Your Space

    Wow! Thanks. Help. These are the Three Essential Prayers, according to author Anne Lamott. What I learned in my church-going experience backs that up: there are prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude; of praise, awe,…

    October 24, 2016
  • Mystical Blue Stone: Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Lazuli has been a symbol for royalty, gods and goddesses, honor, spirit, wisdom and truth since the beginning of our history. It is said to facilitate a connection between the celestial and material…

    July 26, 2016
  • Deep Medicine of Light

    Summer solstice. It is time to step out into the light of your being. To open up to share this radiance, coming from deep within you. To remember the reason why you came here.…

    June 18, 2016
  • sacred endings ceremony

    Sacred Endings Ceremony

      An excerpt from the book Living Sacred Ceremony by Natalia Karoway.   Life is full of cycles. Just as a seed sprouts, grows into its full expression, produces its own seeds, then dies…

    May 25, 2016
  • True Healing Transcends Words

    While the healing arts of a shaman may feel mysterious at times, it wasn’t until I received healing from a Mayan woman at Cobá that I really understood how to receive pure energy without…

    April 28, 2016