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The Power of Altars: How to Build, Tend and Grow Your Own Altar

The Aliveness of Altars Nearly a decade ago, when my love affair with the sacred began (or maybe it’s more accurate to say “we got back together”!), I felt an urgent need to create my first altar.  I did it haltingly, worried I might…

May 16, 2019
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Poncho Pondering: Why Alpaca Is The Best

Alpaca:  Gift of the Gods The next time you sink into the luxurious folds of an alpaca poncho during the cooler in-between-seasons, let your mind wander to the role this storied animal played in the unfolding history of the early peoples of Heart Island,…

March 12, 2019
Peruvian Stones And Crystals

THE 101 ON PERUVIAN STONES & CRYSTALS

THE 101 ON PERUVIAN STONES & CRYSTALS A deep-dive into the crystals & stones that Peruvian Shamans work alongside within their healing practices, rituals & ceremonies. Through the ancient art of ‘Stone Medicine’ we can heal mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Crystals can help…

November 7, 2018

Breu Claro – The Brazilian Frankincense

Trees are wonderful creatures. They give us a cool and soothing shade. They give us beauty and comfort. Some give an uplifting floral fragrance. And one, in particular, gives us a sticky gooey resin that becomes a deliciously fragrant incense known as Breu Claro.…

July 21, 2018

Its In The Cards

Some of us like to know that which is unknown. Doing so creates a sense of predictability and with it, stability, and an easing of anxiety. Since before the Middle Ages, folks have used all kinds of methods to foresee the future and /…

March 19, 2018

Landing in the Island of Gods

“Om swastiastu!” He begins his story with a Balinese greeting which roughly means “Peace and Greetings from God” or “May Health be Upon You.” According to him, it was love at first sight when he met his current partner. She isn’t really saying, but…

November 21, 2017
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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 at least 2500 years, making them one of the oldest…

July 18, 2017

The Wisdom of North American Sage

All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them. — Arapaho Proverb smudge stick form of incense frequently is associated with North American culture. To discuss the act of smudging and use of smudge…

April 17, 2017

How We Measure Our Ponchos

Ponchos are unconstructed garments, meaning they are not fitted to a particular shape: neither do they have arms. The fit of the poncho is meant to be loose, but the garment can be short or long and always meant to completely cover the arms.…

March 23, 2017

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 realms, and assist in contacting guardian spirits. It can function…

July 26, 2016

The Art of Sacred Adornment

Have you ever considered the act of adorning yourself as a sacred act? A ritual. Something to be done with intention to cultivate beauty that radiates outward from within all day… When you consciously choose to adorn yourself with jewelry, clothes, or even scents…

July 26, 2016

Return to the Roots

Known only as Lady Fern, the enigmatic owner and creator of Return to the Roots line of elixirs, she calls herself a magician and photographer. She describes her exciting adventure of the natural world as “here on earth to laugh & celebrate all the…

May 21, 2016

Healing Elixirs and Handcrafted Teas

In keeping with our goal of providing products for Mind, Body and Spirit, this month, Shamans Market introduces three exciting new lines of unique handcrafted healthy teas and elixirs. Anima Mundi Anima Mundi is the brain child of herbalist Adriana Ayales, Costa Rica native…

May 21, 2016

The Wild-Harvest West: Behind the Scenes With Incienso de Santa Fe

Reprinted from Chalkboard Magazine FROM THE SHELVES OF OUR FAVORITE SHOPS to the guest rooms of some of the coolest homes in LA, we see these little teepee-shaped incense burners everywhere we go. We were thrilled then to see this behind-the-scene glimpse at the…

March 21, 2016

New Exotic Essential Oil From the Peruvian Amazon

Introducing Moena Alcanforada From Peruvian Amazon comes a new essential oil. Shamans Market is proud to partner with the non-profit organization Camino Verde in introducing Moena alcanforada Essential Oil to the world.  This new product in essential oils is derived from trees planted and…

March 21, 2016

Shamans Market Welcomes Kris Kramer’s Totem Pendants

Kris designs and creates fine – and sterling-silver jewelry that features landscapes, wildlife, and tracks. Her medium is metal clay, in particular silver metal clay, which consists of silver molecules, an organic binder, and water. A kiln firing process removes the binder and water…

December 29, 2015