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WHY I DON’T BELIEVE IN BALANCE

The exhortation to achieve balance is not only unrealistic, but is an insufferable demand that so many modern cultures impose on women, particularly on mothers. (This is not to discredit the demands made on men, but a) I can only speak from my personal experiences of being a woman and a mother, and b) because my husband and other male

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CANNABIS, HEALING, AND SPIRITUALITY

“Only plants have consciousness. Animals got it from them. ” — Dale Pendell Canada and the USA is nearing its end of another prohibition era. The mass public in recent years, has shifted its perception of Cannabis (mainly known as Marijuana prior to 2010, but as the stigma around Cannabis vapourizes – pun fully intended – the name ‘Marijuana’ had

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SUMMER MYSTIC READS

Summer Solstice is just under two weeks away. In honour of the energies of Summer, I am feeling the call to engage in activities that feed me and fuel delight. For me, there is no substitute than being in the company of a good book or divination/intuitive deck. For those who speak the language of StrengthsFinder, I have Intellection as

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JOURNEYING WITH THE DEVIL

It isn’t often that we willfully want to meet the Devil, but that is what I did. Last year, I was working deeply with my shadow side and led by the Light, I was told to embark on a shamanic journey to meet the infamous figure, the Horned Goat. I was at first terrified at the thought. My mother had

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UNDER THE NEW MOON: DECOLONIZING, GROWTH, MANIFESTING

Sometimes, my own fears and irrational habits surprise myself. I have internalized oppression of general Chinese/Taiwanese culture (not to mention cultural purging that modern China has experienced) and Christian patriarchy; being a female in a white-centric worldview also adds nuanced complexity. So many painful and limiting layers. So much living small and self-oppression. But I’m hopeful. I think the first

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBER FOUR IN MYSTICISM

Photo credits: Me taken by Heather Pennell The number four holds important meanings to the shaman and mystic. There are 4 ages: the child, the adolescent, the adult, the elderly. There are 4 winds, 4 seasons, 4 divisions of time: day, night, month, year. There are 4 key phases of the Moon: New, Waxing, Full, Waning. There are 4 elements:

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WHY I DON’T BELIEVE IN BALANCE

The exhortation to achieve balance is not only unrealistic, but is an insufferable demand that so many modern cultures impose on women, particularly on mothers. (This is not to discredit the demands made on men, but a) I can only speak from my personal experiences of being a woman and a mother, and b) because my husband and other male

Read More »

CANNABIS, HEALING, AND SPIRITUALITY

“Only plants have consciousness. Animals got it from them. ” — Dale Pendell Canada and the USA is nearing its end of another prohibition era. The mass public in recent years, has shifted its perception of Cannabis (mainly known as Marijuana prior to 2010, but as the stigma around Cannabis vapourizes – pun fully intended – the name ‘Marijuana’ had

Read More »

SUMMER MYSTIC READS

Summer Solstice is just under two weeks away. In honour of the energies of Summer, I am feeling the call to engage in activities that feed me and fuel delight. For me, there is no substitute than being in the company of a good book or divination/intuitive deck. For those who speak the language of StrengthsFinder, I have Intellection as

Read More »

JOURNEYING WITH THE DEVIL

It isn’t often that we willfully want to meet the Devil, but that is what I did. Last year, I was working deeply with my shadow side and led by the Light, I was told to embark on a shamanic journey to meet the infamous figure, the Horned Goat. I was at first terrified at the thought. My mother had

Read More »

UNDER THE NEW MOON: DECOLONIZING, GROWTH, MANIFESTING

Sometimes, my own fears and irrational habits surprise myself. I have internalized oppression of general Chinese/Taiwanese culture (not to mention cultural purging that modern China has experienced) and Christian patriarchy; being a female in a white-centric worldview also adds nuanced complexity. So many painful and limiting layers. So much living small and self-oppression. But I’m hopeful. I think the first

Read More »

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBER FOUR IN MYSTICISM

Photo credits: Me taken by Heather Pennell The number four holds important meanings to the shaman and mystic. There are 4 ages: the child, the adolescent, the adult, the elderly. There are 4 winds, 4 seasons, 4 divisions of time: day, night, month, year. There are 4 key phases of the Moon: New, Waxing, Full, Waning. There are 4 elements:

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