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Deprogramming Spirituality

Deprogramming Spirituality

Deprogramming Spirituality From Shaman to Witch: a personal journey + an invitation in WITCHERY & SPIRITUALITY Lola Medicine Keeper, Plant Witch All People, especially those of Caucasian or "white" identification, let's get real about our Spiritual Privilege. It...

Which Witch Are You?

Which Witch Are You?

Which Witch Are You? in SPIRITUALITY Lola Medicine Keeper, Wild Witch Do you have any resistance to the word "witch"? If you do, it's no surprise. This word has been intentionally and systematically maligned for centuries. In Fairy tales, rarely is the "witch"...

4 Books for Exploring European Shamanism

4 Books for Exploring European Shamanism

European Shamanism 4 Books to Explore Your Lineage in SPIRITUALITY Lola Medicine Keeper, Ancestral Detective Interested in exploring European Shamanism? These four books will help you learn more about the indigenous (pre-colonial) Celtic, Saxon, Germanic, and Norse...

Desert Dreaming in Joshua Tree

Desert Dreaming in Joshua Tree

Desert Dreaming Joshua Tree Adventures in SPIRITUALITY Lola Medicine Keeper, Desert Dreamer The winds whipped fiercely around our desert dwelling... a constant, thrumming reminder of the necessity to let. go. They say that the most powerful work happens when the...

Ancestral Healing for Racism

Ancestral Healing for Racism

Ancestors and Racism Can Ancestral Healing Re-Humanize Us All? in SPIRITUALITY + HEALING Lola Medicine Keeper, Ancestral Detective What could an ancestral altar have to do with racism? Not much, it seems at first glance. But, I have a working theory that unequivocally...

Ancestors, Heal My Heart

Ancestors, Heal My Heart

Ancestors, Heal My Heart Making Peace with my White Skin in SPIRITUALITY + HEALING Lola Medicine Keeper, White Witch I am on a quest to heal my white shame. Which, ironically, must come from embracing (and no longer denying, suppressing, shaming, or making superior)...

Lessons on Badassery from Biggie and Tupac

Lessons on Badassery from Biggie and Tupac

California Love When hip-hop and spirit guides collide in SPIRITUALITY + HEALING Kristen Elliot, Soul Guide I’m used to Spirit Guides showing up, hanging out, and generally lending their comforting presence and wisdom. Usually it’s my great-grandmother or my step-mom....

I Found Shamanism on eBay

I Found Shamanism on eBay

How I Found Shamanism on eBay in SPIRITUALITY Lola Medicine Keeper, Sacred Object Hunter Not every Shamanic journey starts with a traditional "call". But I did hear a loud, strange whisper one day, many years ago. “You need a cauldron," a mysterious guide seemed to...

Is there a Shaman in You?

Is there a Shaman in You?

Is there a Shaman in You?in SPIRITUALITY Lola Medicine Keeper, Empath Coach & Healer“Shaman” is a loaded label. Embedded within it are many assumptions, stories, fears, projections, and often, an “other”-ness… For many, this word conjures images of dangerous plant...

7 Signs your Mentor is a (Bad) Witch

7 Signs your Mentor is a (Bad) Witch

7 Signs Your Mentor is a (Bad) Witch in SPIRITUALITY + SACRED WORK Lola Pickett, Empath Coach and Resilience MentorNot every mentor has your best interests at heart, even though they should. After getting burned to a crisp by a mentor of mine a few years ago, and...