Altars are places we come to pray, to meditate, to work magic and commune with the Great Mystery that surrounds us • Supplies for your devotional spaces, gifts for your friends on spiritual pathways, candles, statues, incense and burners, offering bowls, inspiration
THERE ARE AS MANY WAYS TO PRAY AS THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
Gorgeous Statuary from Dryad Designs
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.
Beltane is the season when the fairy hosts leave their hill forts and travel across the land. Are you prepared to meet them?
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.
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!
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.