Friday, February 29, 2008



New Age Weddings

I married a couple today. It was such a wonderful moment for me as a Shaman and a reverend. The couple was so happy as so was the one witness they bought with them. And our whole family was elated. My husband was the second witness.

It is important for me to make weddings a special day for the couples just the way they want it.

The wedding can be as simple or as complex as they want. I also would do weddings for gay and lesbian couples as well but here in New Mexico it is illegal. So because I feel that no one has a right to tell anyone whom they can love, I've made a special deal for gay and lesbian couples. I will do a commitment ceremony for them and when the laws in this state change, I will sign off on their marraige license free. Its the best I can do for the injustice that they have been made to endure.

Many blessings,


Click on the link for Marriage Ceremonies and Commitment Ceremonies

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Free Shipping and the Drop Ship Program for the United States of America

In my tiredless effort to supply as many peoples as possible with spiritual supplies, I have come up with a new program that I am really excited about.

As we have said. We want everyone to "Walk In Beauty" in a manner that works best for them. As a Shaman I am taught that there is no only one pathway to God and spirituality and therefore all pathways must be honored and respected. So I worked out with many of my suppliers to drop ship items from them to you in the United States of America.

This drop ship program makes me able to carry a much wider selection of spiritual and daily living items. Also, to make it more simple, I've made the shipping on all drop shipped items free.

Come back often as we continue as often as possible to add more new and exciting items.

So far we have added copper bracelets, New Age clothing, eco- friendly bamboo clothing, some semi precious stone jewelry, and will very soon add, palm fiber sandals, New Age purses, boxes made from art glass, soap stone, tin, and we will be expanding some of the items we used to have by adding new items like mirrors, pendulums, singing bowls.

We hope you all will like the changes we have made.

Many blessings

and keep walking in beauty


click on the Shaman Metaphysical Store link to enjoy all the new items we have.

New Age Clothing

New Age Clothing
Eco-Friendly Clothing
Sustainable Living Clothing

As a Shaman, I’m always on the look out for Eco- Friendly and sustainable clothing. I found some clothing that was wonderful and made from bamboo fabric. Just take a look at all the benefits.

Our bamboo fiber is imported from India and certified by Fibrethik, a non profit cooperative from Canada.

Respecterre is a unique line of bamboo fabric clothing, Our bamboo fiber is imported from India. In a world where globalization is a concern, we are offering a product totally made in North America, for Eco-Conscious Consumers. (Made in Canada)

About Bamboo Fabric

Sustainable: Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, it does not require chemical fertilizers or pesticides to grow. It grows on every continent except Europe. It tolerates extremes wetness or dryness, and generates more oxygen than trees. It is 100% bio- degradable.

Healthy: Bamboo Fabric is naturally anti-bacterial, even after several washings, it is breathable and does not retain odors, naturally hypoallergenic.

Comfort; Bamboo fabric has insulating properties; will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Bamboo is highly water absorbent, able to take up three times its weight in water. In bamboo fabric, this translates to an excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate. For this reason, clothing made of bamboo fiber is often worn next to the skin. But most important of all it is extremely comfortable.

Fabric Care: Machine washable.

This clothing is so wonderful that I had to put it in our New Age, Shaman Metaphysical Store so all can enjoy wearing eco- friendly clothing.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cloth Menstrual Pads Pattern

Sustainable Living Product
New Age Cloth Menstrual Pads Pattern

I have made these pads myself and I’m so glad I did. They are so comfortable and I was afraid I would smell with these but found out that the throw away pads were the ones that made me smell. I found I used less than I did with the throw aways and had far less leakage problems. Also they were easy to make and I like to use left over flannels or flannel sheet tops. My only regret is that I hadn’t started wearing these sooner.

Kristin's Cloth Pads PatternCloth menstrual pads make sense for so many reasons: environmental, health, financial, etc. And organic pads are even better! This pattern is easy-to-use, designed by a work-at-home mom who has been making cloth pads for more than eight years; it includes directions for five sizes/absorbencies (pantyliner, mini-pad, regular, maxi, and post-partum pad). There's also bonus directions for making baby wipes and bathroom washies
As Kristin, who designed this pattern, says: "Landfill and pollution problems are on the rise and continue to be a world wide concern. In 1998, 7 billion tampons and 13 billion sanitary pads and their packaging made their way into landfills and sewage systems in the USA alone! The chemicals and other ingredients in pads and tampons can cause reactions in women that range from mild to extreme, including toxic shock syndrome. Many women suffer through the use of these products month after month, not realizing there are natural alternatives, but there is a better way! Natural alternatives in feminine care are better for the environment, less expensive, and better for you!"
It's purely unscientific, but we've heard many times that switching from disposables to cloth reduces chafing and can even reduce both the length of and the unpleasant physical symptoms of menstruation.
The pattern recommends heavy flannel, and calls for snaps as the closure method. One yard of 60" wide flannel should make your choice of 9 pantyliners or 5 minipads with 5 inserts; two yards should make 6 regular holders with 7 inserts,5 maxi holders with 7 inserts, or 4 postpartum holders with 7 inserts. Instructions are included for an optional leak-resistant insert using PUL; we've never found them necessary, but it's always good to have the option. You can make these pads using a regular sewing machine with straight and zigzag stitches.

Cloth Pad FAQ
How many cloth pads do I need?
There's no set answer to this, but the general recommendation is 12 pads -- more if you have a very heavy cycle, and fewer if you will wash them every day. Make the amount you think you'll need, and use them for a period or two, to see if you've made enough. If not, it's easy to make more!
How do you use cloth pads?
It's easy-peasy! No need for any of the scary contraptions you may have heard or read about -- just put the insert inside the holder as directed on the pattern, lay the pad opening-side down against the crotch of your panties (so the smooth, seamless side is up), and snap the wings around your panties. Voila! For extra protection at night, when your flow is extra-heavy, or when you're post-partum, consider using two inserts. Just fold the second and insert it atop the first. It's recommended that you change the pads about as frequently as you would disposables; pay close attention during the first cycle or two to get a "feel" for how frequently you'll need to change them.
How do you care for cotton pads?
Always wash the pads prior to use, and always separate the inserts from the holders before washing so they're thoroughly cleaned. There are two general recommendations for washing: you can soak your pads in cold water (changing the soak water daily) until you're ready to wash, or you can rinse them until the water flows clear, and then wash them when you're ready. Wash as you would a flannel shirt. (A third option, not manufacturer-recommended but definitely field-tested, is to simply throw the pads in with your cloth diapers/any particularly gicky wash load and wash thoroughly. The results may not be as stain-free as doing it "properly", but it's a lot quicker and easier! This works best with a good washing machine.) Do not use bleach, fabric softener, or dryer sheets, as they can reduce both lifespan and absorbency.
How long will the pads last?
Your pads should last as long as any flannel shirt that you wear, wash, and dry, a couple of times each month.
Cloth Menstrual Pad Pattern Link

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Prosperity Voodoo Doll, Ongon, Spirit Doll

The New Age Prosperity Voodoo Doll, Ongon, Spirit Doll

What is Prosperity? defines prosperity as a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, esp. in financial respects; good fortune.

However, from dealing with many people over the years, what is successful is different for each person. Because I am a shaman I know the importance of balance. Because of this not all peoples idea of prosperity is healthy to me. One needs to consider the rest of creation and not only themselves. I have spoken with people who think they should have total money and total control and all others should have nothing.

This is not prosperity to me.

To me prosperity is having enough healthy food to sustain a healthy body. Prosperity is having at least a few good friends to share your life with in a positive manner. Prosperity is getting along with at least some of your family. Prosperity is having at least a clean home with no infestations. Prosperity is having some decent clothing not all torn up and enough sets that you can keep clean. Prosperity is having heat so you don't freeze to death and in extreamely hot places air conditioning so you don't die from heat exhausion. Prosperity means having something worthy to do to contribute to your community. Prosperity means being respected as a valued creation of the Creator.

Keeping all this in mind understand that this is what the prosperity voodoo doll, ongon, spirit doll is embued with.

Our prosperity voodoo doll, ongon, spirit doll is painted green to attract financial prosperity. It also has a sunstone stuffed inside it to bring abundance and leadership. We also place inside sage and cedar to further send away negativity to open the door to prosperity. Also, just before we ship it out it is embued with a proserity spirit. Also, there is encluded insturctions on how to care for your voodoo doll, ongon, spirit doll and what to do if you no longer want it.

Monday, February 11, 2008

New Age Voodoo Dolls, Ongons, and Spirit Dolls

VooDoo Doll, Ongons, and Spirit Dolls
The definition of Voodoo in Wikipedia is as follows: "Voodoo is a religious tradition originating in West Africa, which became prominent in the New World due to the importation of African slaves. West African Vodun is the original form of the religion: Haitian Vodou and Louisiana Voodoo are its descendants in the New World."

I don't know much about Voodoo but from my readings, people who practice Voodoo believe in a divine Creator and many other spirit people whom have particular attributes. It appears to me that Voodoo priest and priestesses are able to bring spirits essence into objects and dolls. That is as far as my comprehension goes.

Why speaking about Voodoo dolls? I make something similar but the most common understood name coming closest to what I do is Voodoo doll.

Ongons are objects or dolls that become like a house for spirits. An ongon is a symbolic dwelling or sitting place for spirits. It can be simple or complex. It can be a stone, leather or doll like, or anything. It too is embued with a spirit that is needed.

I like to call the spirit dwelling places I make, "Spirit Dolls, " because I embue them with spirits depending on what the need is. My "Spirit Dolls", Ongons or Voodoo dolls, (whatever term you want to use) must be treated with respect.They must be placed on an altar where they will not be disrespected. Never place your alter in a disrespectful place like the bathroom. Try to place your alter where there is not a lot of traffic and out of the way from children or animals that can disrespect the Voodoo doll, Ongon, Spirit Doll. The Voodoo Doll, Ongon, Spirit Doll needs to be feed. I like to feed mine often with butter, milk or tea. Also, to wave three sticks of incense at at time nine times is also very good (sandalwood is best). I also leave a plate of food for them. Whatever I have thats good. I leave chocolate bars, sunflower seeds, cup of tea, beef jerky, fruits and vegetables. Make sure to remove the food before they spoil and eat them in an honerable manner. And whenever something positive happens, be sure to add a decoration to the Voodoo Doll, Ongon, Sprit Dolls. I made a necklace for mine and place a gemstone bead everytime something good happens.

If you no longer want to work with your Voodoo Doll, Ongon or Spirit Doll, please dispose of it in the proper manner. You must either burn it respectfully or discard it in a place out in nature away from people. Simply throwing a Voodoo Doll, Ongon, Spirit Doll away is an insult to the spirit and you may suffer illness or bad luck as a result of its anger.

We make Voodoo Dolls, Ongon, or Spirit Dolls. However, nothing I make will ever be made to cause harm or imballance in the World. If you want something to harm someone then you've come to the wrong site. There is enough negativity in the World already. I will only add that which is possitive.VooDoo Doll Link

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Age Sustainable Living

New Age – Sustainable Living

Wikipedia states that sustainable living is a lifestyle that could, hypothetically, be sustained without exhausting any natural resources. The term can be applied to individuals or societies. Its adherents most often hold true sustainability as a goal or guide, and make lifestyle tradeoffs favoring sustainability.

And Wikipedia states that Sustainability is a characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely.

As a shaman, the Earth, nature and all of its creatures are important and also are our teachers. This leads me to do my best at living a sustainable life. Because of this I eat organic food knowing the farming techniques are gentler and kinder to the Earth. Also, organic meat is kinder to the animals, the Earth, and our own bodies. Just read the February/ March 2008 issue page 74 of the Mother Earth News magazine to learn how the industrial meat industry is so cruel to animals and leave us with less nutrious food with dangerous residues.

I also either wear used clothing so that I am re-using or buy organic fabric or make my own clothes from fiber I grow myself, naturally dye myself, and naturally spin myself.

I also try to live simpler. I got a chance to live with a middle class Egyptian family for a number of years and was impressed at how they could live happily with only a tenth of the mater5ial goods that a typical American middle class family would live with. While I’m a long ways off from the simplicity of my days of living in Egypt, I’m better at being simple than I was a few years ago. I got rid of a lot of extra electrical run items (rice cooker, electric coffee maker, electric foot bath, etc.)

I think the most important thing is to know how important sustainable living is and to set up your won goals and work towards them the best you can. I truly believe every little bit helps. And I believe every effort adds to ones personal spiritual power.

As always, as everyone has their won spiritual connection to the divine, allow the effort to come from within yourself and not from outside pressure. No one can tell you how best to become sustainable, its something you decide for yourself.

Take a look at our sustainable section of our website. Sustainable Link

New Age Sustainable Product - The Ayate wash cloth

The Ayate wash cloth is a wonderful Sustainable product. As a Shaman living a shamanic lifestyle as much as possible, I find these sustainable and fair trade ayote cloths to be a wonderful addition to my life.

Ayate wash cloth products are a fiber woven cloth that comes from the Maguey (agave salminae). The ayate is a productive fiber has been used in the "Valle Del Mazquital" located in the central part of Mexico where more than four hundred thousand people live. Ayate has been known for its durability, natural origins and usefulness to natives, but slowly the Ayate products are turning into an international sensation. Today, ayate is used as an all-safe mildew resistant body exfoliator, designed to last up to about a year with normal use and becoming an alternative to using wash cloths and loopahs. Maguey is predominately used in Mexico as a resource that provides natives over 100 different products of which include clothing, food, medicine, firewood, furniture, and soap. The importance of the Maguey has prevailed through time and has become a dominant source of income for these natives. Once the Maguey is at a mature state, which can take up to ten years, the ayate fiber then can be extracted along with other resources the Maguey is used for. The process of making Ayate is extravagant, labor-intensive and can take up to two to four days to complete. But because of the high demand for the resources that lay within the Maguey, it leaves little time for growth and ability to cultivate these plants.

To see our own collection of Ayate products please click on the Ayate link- AYATE LINK