Monday, June 30, 2008

Use of Incense and Smudge

Use of Incense and Smudge

Inscense of one kind or another are used in many religious and spiritual pathways. Here is a list of some pathways that use some kind of incense: Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Neopaganism and Shamanism.

For the Buddhisht, Taoist and Shinto, incense is a method of purifying.

For some of the Christians, the smoke of burning incense is viewed by many Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox faith as a prayer of the faithful.

Hinduism was probably the first religion in which incense was used and sacrificed to show loyalty to God.

For Islam, some muslim burn incense for meditation, especially the Sufi sect of Islam.

In Judaism they have the Ketoret which is the incense described in the Bible for use in the Temple.

Neopaganism, incense is also often used in Neopagan rituals because it represents all of the elements. Incense smoke walfs through the air, is created through the use of fire, the incense materials are grown from the earth, and combustable incense is formed using water. Most Neopagans and Wiccans use incense for two basic purposes in modern rituals. First incense is believed to create a magical atmosphere that is apporpriate for the invocation or inviting of deities and spirits often present around the Pagan altar. Second, burning the incense is believed to release the large amount of energy stored within natural incense so that it can be used for magical purposes.

Here are some magical association of incense used by some people.

Frankincense- burned for purification, spirituality and is associated with the Sun. Frankincense is associated with masculine powers.

Myrrh- has simular properties to frankincense, though it is also used for healing and attraction as well. Myrrh is associated with feminine powers.

Copal- most often burned for purification both spiritual cleansing as well as for cleansing physical items. Copal is actually a generic term referring to many different types of resins. Varieties include white, black, and golden.

Dragon's blood- burned for love, strength, and courage and can be used to add potency to any spellwork.

Pine and Cedar- help cleanse space of negative energy.

Sandalwood- Used by Mongolian Shaman before and during ceremonies, before praying and to bless the altar. Normally use three sticks at a time and wave them nine times at the altar.

I use a lot of incense and it runs up quite a bill when you can only purchase a few at a time. That is why we sell bulk amounts for the ones that use it a lot like us.
To look at our incense click the incense link

incense link

Shaman Metaphysical Store

East Mountain Shaman Center

The East Mountain Unitarian Church had worked on our center and biointensive mini-farm and decided they had not done enough. They will be returning to complete the fence for the biointensive mini-farm. We can not thank them enough.

Also, we have cleared away an area near the tree we will be making a Peace tree and we have started to build the oobo for the Mountain Spirits. We look forward to finishing the project. Thanks to all who have helped us with the project.

Many blessings

Shaman Amy

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Using Gray Water from Your Washing Machine

I'm always looking for easy ways to be green. One way I found to use gray water easily from your washing machine only cost $12.00 in parts. The two parts are Bar Fitting and Pipe to Hose fitting. First you fit the Bar Fitting into your hose coming from your washing machine. Sometimes those pipes get a little hard. Just measure the inside and tell your hardware person the measurement. If it is too hard to push the part in just soak the end of the washing machine pipe in boiling hot water for ten minutes and it will be a lot more flexible. Then screw on the Pipe to Hose fitting and fit that to a watering hose and push it out the window or door like I do and water away your trees. I use a green clothes soap that breaks down to a fertilizer and my trees are loving it.

Many blessings

Shaman Amy

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How I lost weight

Many people have asked me how I lost weight and complain they have tried everything and can not lose weight. Well I gained weight after having had a massive stroke many years ago and then I got diagnosed with diebetes. So I was put on a strict diet to control the diebetes. It is not a fun diet but to me it is better than taking insulen shots all the time and worrying about losing my eyesite, or having limbs cut off. So if you follow the diebetic diet you all will probably lose a lot of weight real fast. You only get 45 carbs with each meal which is very small amount. It's 1/2 cup of speghetti, 1/3 cup of rice for a meal, on slice of bread, etc. and then you can only eat 2 ounces of meat, and you can not ever have juice, candy etc. and you can eat all you want of free foods like green beans, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, greens, and of course you lose weight because you don't get to eat very much period. We were taught to measure everything. So I use at every meal little cups to measure my food for only three meals a day.

Many blessings

Shaman Amy

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Psychic Readings

We are doing psychic readings for clients over the phone. We have half hour and fifteen minute readings. Psychic readings done by a shaman have all the benefits of other peoples readings plus the added benefits of the wisdom of all my helper spirits as well. You must email me for an appointment and when I give the okay then you will pay first via the internet and then you will phone back at the appointed time and receive your reading. These readings are very reasonable. $15.00 for fifteen minutes and $30.00 for a half hour. Please click on the link below to order your reading.

Protection Dream Catcher

A protection dream catcher is a special dream catcher that is made with specific beads of specific stones for a specific purpose. These, because right now I'm not somewhere where I can wild craft some willow, are made with a wire hoop as a base, deer sinew, natural red saddle hackles, jet protection beads, and buckskin thong, plus a ceremony for protection and free shipping for the United States of America are also included. To get one of these special dream catchers please go to our shamanic healing link and as soon as you pay we will begin the special dream catcher for you.
Many blessings
Shaman Amy

Shamanic Healing Link

Friday, June 6, 2008

Diversity Homeschool Group New Mexico East Mountains Area

Diversity Homeschool Group

It's never too early for homeschooling parents to think about a group for their children to play and make friends with.

Diversity Homeschool Group is for all people no matter what religion they are. I created this group because I wasn't allowed with my son in other groups because I was not Christian. This group is for any one who homeschool no matter if you are Christian, Pagan, Bhuddhist or any other religion. It is a very simple group where we meet at Los Vientos three times a week and once a month go to a field trip that everyone agrees upon. We don't do holidays, birthdays, pot lucks etc so everyone can feel comfortable.

Contact Amy at 505-832-2242

or click on the website link below

Many blessings

Shaman Amy