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Cacao: Heart Medicine – What Is Cacao Used For?

Cacao: Heart Medicine – What Is Cacao Used For?

by Lexie Lea March 21, 2021

Cacao ceremonies and drinking cacao are a ritual in many spiritual communities across the world. In fact, it feels as though cacao is becoming more popular every single day. But these ceremonies have been around for thousands of years, dating back to Aztec and Mayan traditions in Central and South America, used for spiritual and health purposes.
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The Power of Altars: How to Build, Tend and Grow Your Own Altar

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

by Sarah Seidelmann May 16, 2019

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,
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Poncho Pondering: Why Alpaca Is The Best

Poncho Pondering: Why Alpaca Is The Best

by Gabrielle March 12, 2019

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, another name for South America. Stronger, lighter, warmer, suppler and more resilient than sheep’s wool, ponchos made from alpaca are a product with a past and a pedigree....
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THE 101 ON PERUVIAN STONES & CRYSTALS

THE 101 ON PERUVIAN STONES & CRYSTALS

by Colleen McCann November 07, 2018

Through the ancient art of ‘Stone Medicine’ we can heal mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Crystals can help us to increase focus and clarity, silence anxiety and depression, curb addictions, build confidence, improve our communication skills, make better life choices, heal relationship traumas, and even get sounder sleep....
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Breu Claro – The Brazilian Frankincense

Breu Claro – The Brazilian Frankincense

by Gabrielle July 21, 2018

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.
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Its In The Cards

Its In The Cards

by Gabrielle March 19, 2018

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 / or gain certain knowledge about their current situations and / or seek guidance and inspiration.
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Landing in the Island of Gods

Landing in the Island of Gods

by Shamans Market November 21, 2017

“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.
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Healing With Tibetan Singing Bowls

Healing With Tibetan Singing Bowls

by Aleeiah July 17, 2017

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…

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The Wisdom of North American Sage

The Wisdom of North American Sage

by Gabrielle April 17, 2017

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.…

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How We Measure Our Ponchos

How We Measure Our Ponchos

by Shamans Market March 23, 2017

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…

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Mystical Blue Stone: Lapis Lazuli

Mystical Blue Stone: Lapis Lazuli

by Aleeiah July 26, 2016

This mystical blue stone has been the 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...

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The Art of Sacred Adornment

The Art of Sacred Adornment

by Shamans Market July 26, 2016

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...

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