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Book Review – Sacred Art A Hollow Bone For Spirit: Where Art Meets Shamanism by Imelda Almqvist

March, 2019

Book Review
Sacred art A Hollow Bone For Spirit
Where Art Meets Shamanism
by Imelda Almqvist

As a sacred art student of Imelda’s I was eager to get my hands on this book. Her teachings have had a profound impact upon my journeys within journeys unfolding and unfurling as the art is created.

This is a truly inspiring book taking you on a journey of the history of art from rock paintings through to “mo-dern” day art. A journey which shows how art, region, science, alchemy and cosmology were all once interwoven and how unfortunately they became split in our need to break things apart. Your thoughts, ideas, perceptions of art are stretched – everything is art when you look around and within. And then another journey is embarked upon a journey of self-discovery as you are invited to drop down into a new place, to hollow yourself out, deeply immerse yourself in a place that has no room for ego. For me at the Introduction to Sacred art Workshop the most important and powerful part was starting by burning my limiting beliefs and this book does the same. The first activity is burning your own limiting beliefs, all thoughts of I am not an artist, I can’t draw, paint, create, will fade away as you drop into a new place as you become a hollow bone and you begin to make your own Sacred art; with opportunities to meet other beings, gods, goddesses along the way, work with them and let them speak through your art.

Imelda begins to weave all that we have split apart back together and encourages us to do the same and encourages and inspires you to see how they are all interlinked, all part of the one web of life. Imelda’s passion and thirst for the subject shines through, her excitement at continuing to learn herself, inviting you the reader to delve into the work of other authors and artists; new books to learn from and art videos to watch. The same can be said for your own work during her Sacred art Retreats; journeys become deeper and a richer experience, the art created afterwards continues the journey, more is revealed within the words, the colours, the fabrics, all are part of the journey. The art is interwoven with all that happened within the journey and more, weaving back together the threads of all that has been broken. Her teachings will take you to another level coming away feeling that something magical and profound has happened to you and your life will never be the same again.

As
you weave your way through the book and activities I feel sure that
you will begin to look at art and the world around you in a whole new
way. You may well find some of your beliefs of not only yourself but
the landscape around you challenged and this in turn encourages an
exploration and work with your own shadow.

No artistic skills or shamanic experience required. This book does exactly what it says; it teaches you how art and shamanism meet and how you can create with them. Best of all it’ll widen your perception of art and allow you to let your ego move aside and make your very own Sacred art.

Sacred art isn’t something to be just read about, it is something to do, something powerful and profound. I urge you to fully immerse yourself in this book, to become a hollow bone unleashing your inner artist from shy stumbling steps to liberation.

Sacred art – A Hollow Bone for Spirit: Where art Meets Shamanism on Amazon

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About the Author:

Lyn Hill has over 20 years’ of experience of working as a Holistic Practitioner with survivors from Bosnia, with life changing injuries and profound trauma, adults affected by substance use and mental health issues, people experiencing chronic and enduring pain. 

In
2012 Lyn’s path took her to exploring the sacred feminine and
Shamanic Healing, which led to learning with the Sacred Trust, Centre
for Shamanic Arts, and the School of Shamanic Womancraft.  A
life changing journey began in March 2018 during an Introduction to
Sacred Art with Imelda Almqvist.  Stirring the inner child and
bringing creativity back to the surface.  Taking her Shamanic
work in a new direction sees Lyn starting a 2 year Norse Shamanic
Practitioner training this year.

Lyn offers guidance and healing, taking clients on a journey of encouragement and awakening drawing together Shamanic Healing, Sacred Art, Reiki, Crystals, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Well Woman (Womb) Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Lyn offers one to one work and Circle Work. Her passion is bringing women back home to themselves reconnecting with their inner wisdom and knowing, particularly around the menopause, from the time leading into the peri-menopause all the way through and out the other side.

Lyn’s dream is to one day have a book published of her nature inspired poetry

sacredawakenings.co.uk

Hedge Witch, Vedge Witch

January, 2019

Naked
Nutrition

More
and more folks are embracing a plant-based lifestyle, many of whom
are pagans as being plant-based fits in with “do no harm”.
Plant based is best for our animal companions and it is best for us.
This new occasional column will review offerings within the
vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.

First up, is “Naked Nutrition“, who recently reached out to PaganPagesOrg. After a few back and forth emails, I was sent a couple of samples.

The
first, and largest, is NAKED CHOC PB. I received a 5 lb. tub. I’m
grateful that I make smoothies so often! This is really tasty vegan
protein powder. I tend to buy vanilla protein powders, so this was
quite a change for me. It was thick and creamy enough without my
adding anything to it, but, to change it up, I added a banana and a
tablespoon of peanut butter. Yummy!!

NAKED
CHOC PB is made from slow-roasted peanuts grown on US farms and
organic cacao. That’s it – two ingredients. It’s dairy free
(vegan), soy free and gluten free. There are no GMO’s, no salt, no
sugar and nothing artificial.

I
also received two vegan protein powder samplers, one of which I gave
to my daughter for another opinion. The sampler included: Contains
Naked Pea, Chocolate Less Naked Pea, Vanilla Less Naked Pea, and
Naked Rice in single serving pouches.

Naked
Pea is made exclusively from raw yellow peas grown in the USA and
Canada. It is vegan, gluten free, and soy free. Chocolate Pea is the
Naked Pea, but
with raw organic chocolate powder and organic coconut sugar. Naked
Pea is the same but with vanilla.
Naked Rice is made from organic sprouted whole grain brown rice.
Once again, it is gluten free, soy free and vegan.

To
those thinking this is a company that only makes vegan protein
powders, be aware that they have many kinds available that are not
plant-based; some for gaining weight, some made with whey and casein,
and some made for those looking to gain weight, add creatine, amino
acids, or collagen; they even have several made with goat milk, egg
whites and sweet potatoes. Two that I have found are pre-workout
supplements.

Their website has quite a few recipes for using the protein powders, some for smoothies and a few for protein bites and bars. There is also an abundance of articles on their blog for weight gain/loss, muscle building and fitness tips, among others. All of the reviews listed on their website are quite good.

Each
of the protein powders comes in a 5 pound tub at the cost of

$54.99.
You can also subscribe monthly and the price becomes a bit less.

So,
if you like smoothies and use a protein powder, I suggest you give
this one a try. I think you will like it.

You can find Naked Nutrition at: https://nkdnutrition.com/

***

About
the Author:

Susan
Morgaine
 is
a Daughter of the Goddess, Witch, Writer, Teacher,
Healer, and Yogini. She is a monthly columnist
with PaganPages.org Her
writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, “Whatever
Works: Feminists of Faith Speak” and “Jesus, Mohammed
and the Goddess”, as well as Mago Publications “She Rises,
Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She has also
been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines. She
is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through She
is the author of “My
Name is Isis
”, one in the series of the “My Name Is………”
children’s books published by The Girl God Publications. A
Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long
been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes
and workshops, including Priestessing Red Tents within MA and RI. She
is entering her 20th year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation,
being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research
Institute, as well as being a Reiki Master. She is a member of the
Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found
at https://mysticalshores.wordpress.com/ and
her email is [email protected]

My Name is Isis on Amazon

Book Excerpt: The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean “Three Cards Spread: Ask Three Times: Yes or No?”

June, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean helps you answer your life questions instantly, while showing you how to read your cards and create your own layouts.

If you would like a definitive answer to a question, try this spread. In it, you ask your question three times and lay one card each time: in total, the cards yield a yes or no meaning.

Three Cards: Ask Three Times: Yes or No?

Shuffle the deck while thinking of your question, then spread the cards face down in a fan shape from left to right or right to left, so that the whole deck is before you. Now ask your question again. With your left hand, choose one card and place it to the left.

 

Ask the question again, and choose a second card. Place it in the center, to the right of the first card. Now ask your question a final time: choose a third card,

 

 

placing it to the right of the second. Turn over the cards and look at the list below to determine whether they’re “yes,” “no,” or “neutral” cards. Here’s how to

interpret the results:

 

Three yeses: Your answer is yes

Two yes cards with one no or neutral: A yes outcome is most likely, but you may need to wait

All no cards: The answer is no

A mix of no/neutral: The answer is no

One yes, one no, one neutral: Repeat the reading

All neutral cards: The answer is not known at this time; ask the cards again in a few days

 

 

Yes” cards

All cards apart from those listed as “no,” neutral, or exceptions

No” cards

Swords: Three, Five, SIX Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, and Knight

Cups: Five, Seven, Eight

Pentacles: Five

XIII Death

XV The Devil

XVI The Tower

XVIII The Moon

Neutral cards

Swords: Four

Cups: Four

IX The Hermit

XII The Hanged Man

 

Exceptions

Two of Swords, Ten of Wands: The answer is not yet known.

Five and Seven of Wands: The answer is yes, but you must fight for your prize.

 

** This has been an excerpt from the book The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean provided by The Quarto Group

 

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