What is Soul Loss?

Artistically photographed profile of animist spirit medium and shamanic practitioner, Mimi Young

And how does Soul Loss relate with past lives? The past is not always in the past. It can be with us and ahead of us. Many who spirit travel / shamanic journey understand that linear time doesn’t really exist, and that everything is happening in the now. Time perpetually emerges. This means that the individuals […]

What Is the Difference Between A Spirit and A Ghost?

A thin veil placed in front of a female form visually suggests a visual of a spirit or ghost

On the contrary, ‘ghosts,’ epitomized by the Mandarin term ‘Guei,’ signify spirits of the deceased, especially those in a transitional phase between the earthly plane and the ethereal realms. Once transitioned to the Otherside, they then assume a more interconnected energy, and take on the title ‘spirit’. Beings described as ghosts are often entities who linger due to unresolved issues, unfulfilled desires, or a lack of acknowledgment regarding their transition from the mortal realm to the beyond-life reality. Ghostly apparitions might be rooted in unfinished business, unresolved emotions, or a reluctance to depart this 3D plane.


Mimi Young, in a bulky sweater, sips fine chinese tea from O5 Tea with a traditional Chinese tea pot

From spiritual and energetic perspectives, being tea drunk is often associated with being over-filled with Cha Qi, the life force of the plant or the plant’s spirit. When channeling ‘cha qi’ in both body and spirit, I’ve observed it to be highly suitable for creative and intuitive work.

Samhain Market Vancouver

Mimi Young's hand reaches for Aura Care, a bottle of The Spell of Roses

Visit Mimi Young of Ceremonie this Saturday, October 28 from 7-10PM at @liquidambertattoo as part of the Art Social + Witches of Vancouver market event. The Skin + Aura Care will be available between 18-22% OFF, and it’s ONLY for this event, as well as my remaining Magick of Tea events for 2023 that such rad prices will be made available. 

Failure as a Confrontation with Death

Portrait of Mimi Young and the Becoming Podcast logo on a beige background

Did you listen to my fun, rich, and wide-reaching interview Jessie Harrold of The Becoming Podcast? What we chatted about:⁣  Failure as a confrontation with death that ultimately makes us more human and divine⁣  How to suspend your disbelief and follow your intuition in a hyper-rational world⁣  Animism and working with tea as an ally⁣ […]

In My Fantasies

A portrait of animist spirit medium and writer Mimi Young, wearing a cream cardigan and vermillion dress

In my fantasies, I’m smart, or at least, I can figure it out.I’m fun to be around.I like my body, and that she can do bendy, tip-toey, graceful things.I channel worthwhile ideas and things. My words matter. In my fantasies, I’m surrounded by friends, near and far, and that truly, they are always near. In […]

Nowhere Near It – 隔靴搔癢

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Growing up in a traditional Han Taiwanese home, the adults spoke to me in Chinese idioms.  One expression, 隔靴搔癢 (phoneticized as gé xuē sāo yǎng), can be loosely interpreted as: “Failing to get to the heart of the matter” or even “nowhere near it“. Yet the literal translation of the words actually mean: “scratching an […]

Ways We Block Our Creativity (and What We Can Do About It)

blurred image of orange, yellows, reds, and black that evoke the energy of fire

According to ancient Chinese metaphysics, there are two elements associated especially with creativity; they are also associated with the summer season: I wanted to highlight the importance of how this relates to our bodies, emotions, and psyche this time of the year, when you or those around you are going through the Earth energy of […]

How to Determine Your Elements

a racialized woman walks through a field of wild grasses

I’m feeling so much joy for the enthused interest in responses to my recent newsletter, my story What Most Likely is Showing Up For You, Based On Your Elemental Composition (also on IG) discussing divinatory forecasts relating to your Wu Xing Elements (Five Elements), according to your Chinese Astrological natal chart (Bazi). Many of you have studied with […]

Embracing Your Darkness: Trusting Your Magic and Your Voice

Your Story Medicine podcast

The following is an article transcribed from a conversation between myself (Mimi Young) + June “Jumakae” Kaewsith of Your Story Medicine Podcast; the episode “Embracing Your Darkness: Trusting Your Magic and Your Voice”. Main topics discussed included why embracing our darkness is just as important as embracing our light; freeing yourself from the anti-aging culture, […]