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Making Jewelry Is Part of My Shamanism

All of life’s moments have power. Every breath opens wondrous possibilities. The shamanic journey is not ritual alone, but is all of life. Continue reading

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Talisman Set 24

Handcrafted amulets, personally blessed with Fey magic: a Faerie shaman necklace and an elder tree wood threshold charm Continue reading

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The Dragon Woke Up!

Supposed flaws can make an amulet better, and knowing when that’s the case is part of both craftsmanship and the magic of talisman-making. Continue reading

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Magic Jewelry, Divine Madness, and Waxed Linen Cord

Developing my own style of using waxed linen cord took time, but it allowed me to create talismanic necklaces I love wearing, and to start making some to sell. Continue reading

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The Magic of the Rowan Tree

Rowan protects from evil magic. I intuit rowan also fosters the ability to spot evil magic. Continue reading

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The Magic of the Elder Tree

Elder wood can add power to your magic, facilitate change, protect from evil spirits, and be used in exorcisms. I myself experience elder as invoking the Great Mother Goddess. Continue reading

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Talisman Set #17: Wild Cherry, Rowan Root, and Ivy

Handcrafted amulets, personally blessed with Faerie magic. Wood of ivy, rowan root, and wild cherry Continue reading

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Talisman Set #11: Gorse, Alder, Willow

Handcrafted amulets, personally blessed in Faerie ritual. Wood of gorse, willow, and alder Continue reading

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A Wild Rose Bush and Hidden Magics

So much magic is hidden, yet easily found when I play and work in nature. Magic wants to come out of hiding in cities, too. A ritual done whole-heartedly … Continue reading

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Exploring Ogham, Trees, and Magic

When exploring magically, I need to let the exploration go where it leads instead of following that direction only if someone else deems that choice “correct.” Exploring is just that—exploring! Entering new places without knowing what I’ll find there is … Continue reading

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