Musing on the Muse

  I'm still in search of my own voice. I've tried to follow trends of what seems popular. What Instagram audiences like, what gets a lot of Likes, what is popular. Not only did that stuff not sell, it left me dissatisfied, empty. So many following trends, chasing a living of someone else's dream. Guilty … Continue reading Musing on the Muse

Spiritual Healing Jewelry

Over on my website, http://www.marendunnstudio.com, I have a lot of spiritual healing jewelry. I have many quartz necklaces: tangerine quartz, spirit quartz, lithium quartz, all of which have great energy. They are also excellent chakra stones, depending on the color of the stone. You can meditate with my jewelry on the correct chakra, or use … Continue reading Spiritual Healing Jewelry

Labradorite, Healing Gemstone, Stone of Shamans

Healing Labradorite is the magic stone of shamans. It is magical, changeable, luminescent. It is a stone of great energy. The meaning of labradorite, from this site: http://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/labradorite-crystal.html "Labradorite Crystal is a stone of magic, awakening within you mystical and magical abilities and psychic powers. It has within it a deeply felt resonance that is … Continue reading Labradorite, Healing Gemstone, Stone of Shamans

Tourmaline as Healing Gemstone

Tourmaline is a beautiful stone, both in its rough form and polished. I use the raw form in a lot of my jewelry. The common colors I use are black, green and watermelon. The pink is part of the watermelon tourmaline, which I hadn't learned until recently. Not only is it beautiful, it is an … Continue reading Tourmaline as Healing Gemstone

Raw Ruby Necklace, Gemstone Healing Stone 

I made this gemstone healing necklace with ruby and sterling silver. It is handmade and goes with everything. The ruby is approximately an inch tall for reference. I love to use raw or rough stones in my jewelry, as they are as close to Mother Earth as we can get. Here is some information on … Continue reading Raw Ruby Necklace, Gemstone Healing Stone 

Artemesia- aka Mugwort- Its Many Uses

WARNING: Make sure you are harvesting Artemesia, and not Hemlock! They look similar! The many healing uses of this remarkable plant! this info is directly from this site: http://thegrownetwork.com/for-the-love-of-mugwort-7-uses-for-mugwort/ Now let’s look at the many interesting edible and medicinal uses of mugwort, the reasons why this wonderful lady is a sure keeper. #1 – Flavorful … Continue reading Artemesia- aka Mugwort- Its Many Uses

Power Animal Oracle Cards 

I am pulling some cards today from the wonderful card deck by Stephen D. Farmer. I pulled a monkey card - here is the text from Farmer's Guide:  No matter what's happening right now, you have got to be able to adjust to the circumstances at hand, then generate creative solutions or ideas and act … Continue reading Power Animal Oracle Cards 

Psychopomp, or Crossing the Dead Over

I wanted to share with you my first experience in psychopomp. It happened before I had any classes or workshops in it, although I was aware of the ritual in shamanism. It was my father. He had been ill on and off for about a year. He was failing - he had broken his neck … Continue reading Psychopomp, or Crossing the Dead Over

Unmasking the False Self

I want to explain what my understanding of the the false self is. I have been working through this - a lot of the information comes from Christina Pratt's podcasts, Why Shamanism Now. I don't think I have it all, but I am getting there. The false self is really quite useful and capable - … Continue reading Unmasking the False Self

Moving the Dead Along

I was teaching my basic workshop on Journeying when an attendee mentioned her husband who wanted to learn, but was hesitant because she said he used to have spirits in his face yelling at him all of the time. Then some who were always talking to him. I asked if he wanted me to go … Continue reading Moving the Dead Along