Some resources on shamanism and animism

Posted by Ariah on 31st August 2017 in Uncategorised

With thanks mostly to Nicholas Breeze Wood the editor of Sacred Hoop magazine, and also to his wonderful contributors, there are available a number of articles on shamanism and animism. Recently released is the free Sacred Hoop magazine which is an introduction, and there are also many articles, below. They can all be shared, so

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An invocation to shame

Posted by Ariah on 6th August 2017 in Uncategorised

May the spirits and Gods of healthy shame Rise in our name May we know that our actions ripple with consequence And that we connect to all, and are connected with all May we know when our actions harm others, by accident or by design May we feel shame when that happens. May our communities

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A blasphemy, a provocation

Posted by Ariah on 5th September 2016 in Uncategorised

Causal planes, high vibrational states Ascended realms, sacred geometric forms That birth this world, and your perception Yes? It’s where we’re told to put our attention, But I’m not so sure that the new age culture That’s but a slight variation of the Abrahamic dualism Has it quite right. You see, where you put your

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Eat your spiritual vegetables!

Posted by Ariah on 15th July 2016 in Uncategorised

(Caveat: I often find call out culture annoying because it ignores how quickly change actually happens – it’s always gradual, never instant. With that said, and my hypocrisy thus acknowledged…) It’s great that ‘the shadow’ and ‘the importance of accepting negative feelings’ and so on is getting acknowledged more and more. It’s definitely becoming a

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After care

Posted by Ariah on 14th July 2016 in Uncategorised

A short article about what to do following a workshop or private session. A workshop, session, ceremony or spiritual/healing activity is an event, a moment in time. It happens, and then it’s over, and we return to our lives. But ripples (and maybe waves) ensue, and our normal patterns are¬†disrupted. In the time of a

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Spiritual detoxing – unhelpful directions in spirituality

Posted by Ariah on 12th July 2016 in Uncategorised

There’s been a lot of talk lately – in conscious circles, and elsewhere – of the darkness in politics, of hidden (and very entirely selfish) agendas that are detrimental to the general populace and our economic and political development. All of which is quite likely, partially (or even largely) true. (and true of much in

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Lessons from Gandalf on visualisation and protection

Posted by Ariah on 10th July 2016 in Uncategorised

I love how fantasy often taps into spiritual truth. This scene reminds me of what I think of as the fallacy of ‘spiritual thinking’ – the idea that by thinking about something briefly, that you’re causing it to happen spiritually. People do this a lot when it comes to clearing stuck energy, balancing chakras, grounding,

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A healing path

Posted by Ariah on 31st March 2016 in Uncategorised

Sometimes I get asked about my spiritual influences and traditions, as a way of understanding the what and how of my path. Whilst¬†I’m happy to share about my background, I encourage viewing all traditions and modalities and approaches as storehouses of wisdom. There are truths to be found everywhere (although different truths are emphasised in

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The Work is violent

Posted by Ariah on 3rd March 2016 in Uncategorised

I loved ‘Loving what is’ by Byron Katie. I’ve read the book many times, and what she wrote helped transform me. I recommend that book without hesitation to anyone who wants to detach from their stories, to develop equanimity, and otherwise purify aspects of their mind/ego/perceptions etc. All approaches, all tools, all philosophies, are useful.

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