Following Freyja Down the Rabbit Hole

Following Freyja Down the Rabbit Hole

Freyja, love goddess of the Norse but so much more, She is dsir, the ancestress of all female beings. She seems to claim, and encourage us to reclaim all of the negative stereotypes of strong or sexually independent women that we have today. On Friday, Freyja’s Day here’s a rabbit hole down into this intriguing Goddess.

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How to Celebrate Ostara with Your Family

How to Celebrate Ostara with Your Family

We started following the traditional wheel of the year many years ago after a rather harrowing Christmas season. The stress of it all made me question why I was actually doing it. Soon, Halloween and Easter followed! Check out my story on how we made the switch with little ones in the home.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick

6 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick

The history of St. Patrick and how he “drove the snakes out of Ireland.” Was he Irish? Enslaved by Pirates? And what do the snakes even mean? St. Patrick’s history is a messy history and means different things to different people. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, we’ve put together 6 things we bet you didn’t know about St. Patrick. Enjoy!

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A Note on the Word 'Shaman'

A Note on the Word 'Shaman'

The word shaman tends to misapplied to Native American healers which has angered some communities. This topic is closely related to issues of cultural appropriation. 

For the sake of simplicity we use this word at Gifts for Mystics, however we recognize that its proper use is currently under debate in the wider social arena.

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