Maasa is wonderful local artist whose passion clearly comes through her art. In our interview with Maasa, she opens up about her paintings, where her inspiration comes from and her personal healing journey.
We carry her prints & lovely cards which make great holiday gifts!
Read our interview with Maasa below!
Soniko is a beloved, local light-worker and a loved patron of ours at Gaia.
Soniko is offers many different programs, mentorships & is now offering a retreat his Seed Quest Virtual Retreat. This program commences on January 2nd 2022- January 17th 2022. It will start when the new moon is in Capricorn.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SONIKO:
Soniko is a Musician, Artist, Visionary walking on the path of "the wise human". Founder of the Heart Map Experience and the VisionaryTRiBE a visionary Academy for self-empowerment and collective development.
He's a seed carrier. His purpose in life is to contribute to the expansion of human consciousness; building bridges between the different worlds - connecting the ancient indigenous perspectives with the modern worldviews. Co-creating the galactic indigenous cosmovision of this new time with all his relations.
Here is an excerpt from Soniko's website about his upcoming offering.
"Discover how the power of a seed gives you the exact steps to improve the quality of your life....
This practical virtual retreat will help you map out your sacred vision and plant the seeds for a harmonic holistic life.
If you are striving to connect with an inspiring vision that empowers you in a new direction.
If you are starting a new chapter in your life then you are at the right place at the right time."
"What you'll learn in this 14 days workshop:
✔The principles of AYNI
✔The power of a vision and setting an intention from the heart.
✔COSMOVISION or ANYA. what does it mean and how to recognize your unique way of standing in the medicine wheel.
✔How to find your original birth imprint and how your stories are the key to change your life.
✔The indigenous frequency: what does it mean to be an indigenous human of Pachamama and how to go beyond the form, focusing on the core essence of this vibration.
✔Basic teachings and concepts from the core of the indigenous consciousness:
the powerful circle, the medicine wheel, teachings of number four & the eight pointed star.
✔The four areas of personal growth and human development and how to find your center. Living HERE-NOW."
"Think about how things -- babies, visions, ideas, projects, plans -- do not simply pop into existence. There is a gestation period when the seed is hidden in a safe place, where it has time to receive the vital nutrients it needs to grow. This gestation period also gives the parent or inventor time to prepare themselves for the birth. If there is a seed or idea growing within you, what nutrients will nourish its growth? What do you need to do for yourself in preparation for giving birth to whatever is gestating within you?"
Intrigued? You can find out more & sign up for his retreat below:
*To learn more about the history & uses of anointing oils scroll down past the descriptions of our Dark Moon Apothecary oils*
We are pleased to introduce our line of anointing oils!
We recommend that you use them in a variety of ways, including by not limited to: Using during various rituals, wearing as a perfume, connecting with the olfactory sense to feel alive in your body or using to anchor intentions or wishes into your energetic field to amplify manifestation.
Most common places for ritualistic use traditionally are the forehead (third eye), wrists & hands. Feet are also considered a spiritually connected part of the body (remembering the story in the Bible when Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume & poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair.) However you can apply to your neck to wear as a nice perfume!
Shadow Work-Trauma, Inner Demons, Healing
Helps promote healing of old, deep traumas and wounds. Helps to integrate the shadow aspects of ourselves so that we can find wholeness, acceptance, and peace within.
Ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Proprietary blend of Bergamot, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Frankincense, Petitgrain essential oils, Tiger Eye Crystal, Rose Quartz Roller, Frankincense Resin, Magic.
-> Bergamot is known to promote success & is great for balancing moods and mental health
->Lemongrass is known to help ward off negative energies
->Frankincense allows one to confront their demons whilst offering protection
-> Tiger Eye promotes mental clarity, brings balance to internal conflict between ourselves and our shadow sides & helps us solve problems objectively
-> Rose Quartz promotes love for ourselves during the process of healing
Love All- Acceptance, Love, Connection
Create a deep sense of love and acceptance for all beings, including ourselves. Helps us to see imperfections, deficits and flaws through a loving and gentle lens. It allows us to see the true beauty in all.
Ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Proprietary blend of Orange, Rose, Grapefruit, Geranium, Petitgrain essentials oils, Chrysoprase or Fluorite crystal, Amethyst Roller, Rose Petals, Orange peel, Magic.
->Orange is also known as the 'Love Fruit' and is said to promote harmonious relationships
->Rose is a gentle heart opener & helps us to accept ourselves & others
->Amethyst provides us with a deep sense of cosmic connection to all beings
-> Chrysoprase or Green Fluorite are extremely beautiful heart openers and help us learn to trust others
Protection- Evil Eye, Energy Vampires, Negativity
Protection is a potent blend that will help protect against many forms of malice. Including but not limited to curses, hexes, evil spirits, negativity, energy vampires, evil eye and envy.
Ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Proprietary blend of Lime, Juniper, Cedar & Orange essential oils, Labradorite crystal, Quartz Roller, Blue Violet flowers,Magic.
->Cedar & Juniper are both known to be extremely protective against negative energies and evil spirits
->It is said that Lime is protective especially against Evil Eye
->Labradorite is protective especially against subtle negative energies & entities
->Clear Quartz amplifies the blend of ingredients to work more powerfully, as well as being a master at cleansing negativity
Overflow- Wealth, Health, Abundance
Create that state of overflowing abundance! Draw in money, opportunity, friendships and a sense of security. Overflow helps you radiate an attractive state of being that makes you a magnet for all good things in life.
Ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Proprietary blend of Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Patchouli, Orange essential oils, Citrine crystal, Green Aventurine Roller, Nutmeg kernel, Magic.
->Nutmeg is a master attractor of luck & abundance
->Cinnamon & Clove draw in wealth and good health
->Patchouli with it's deeply rich & earthy qualities and scent is staple for attracting abundance financially & opportunities
->Orange raises your vibration for attracting your desires by making you more joyful & loving, these positive energies are so highly attractive and help you emanate magnetism for opportunities
->Citrine is known as a stone of abundance and attracts wealth
->Green Aventurine with it's green colour also raises your attractive love vibe to draw in opportunity and is a great attracting for wealth & health
Jezebel- Lust, Attraction, Sexual Reclamation
Helps you emanate sex appeal and reclaim your Goddess energy! Make yourself magnetic to your romantic interests, draw in positive attention of those around you, bring out your inner beauty and heal sexual traumas.
Ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Proprietary blend of Vanilla (fragrance oil), Nutmeg, Coffee, Patchouli, Cinnamon essential oils, Garnet crystal, Rose Quartz Roller, Hibiscus Flowers, Magic.
->Vanilla is the ultimate attractor of sex, it is known to be one of the most attractive scent to men in parrticular
->Nutmeg attracts love & increases fidelity
->Coffee is earthy & grounding, it helps you overcome blocks and break through sexual hang ups
->Patchouli increases lust & it's scent is known to be an aphrodisiac
->Cinnamon, spicy & sweet amps up attractiveness & lust
-> Hibiscus is known to increase lust, the ancient Egyptians actually forbade women to drink Hibiscus tea as it increased their sexual attractiveness and lust in others
->Garnet increases vitality & sexual energies, also healing promotes healing the reproductive system
->Rose Quartz is an amplifier of love, love for oneself and for others
Power- Confidence, self-esteem, purpose
Designed to help you feel into your power. Own your space, elevate your self-esteem and build confidence in all areas of your life.
Ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Proprietary blend of Litsea Cubeba, Geranium, Ginger, Black Pepper essential oils, Green Aventurine crystal, Lapis Lazuli Roller, Ginger root, Magic.
->Ginger is warming & tonifying to the solar plexus energy centre, increasing confidence and fire in ones' being
-Geranium promotes positivity and reduces depression, making it easier for us to over come self-sabotage
-Black Pepper tonifying to the solar plexus, warming
-Green Aventurine gives us strength & confidence and helps our realize our place in the world
-Lapis Lazuli helps us speak our truth with strength & clarity
*The act of anointing a person is to "smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony."
Historically, the practice of using anointing oils in rituals is prevalent throughout the world & in many religious and spiritual traditions.
Christianity, Judaism, Vedic rituals in India, Buddhism, Catholicism & various Pagan denominations all have anointing rituals that are still practiced to do this day.
'Abremalin Oil' is an anointing oil whose recipe was adapted from the Jewish Holy anointing oil of the Tanakh, which was described in the book of Exodus. It more recent years it became more popular in the Western esotericism community. Alesiter Crowley, a famous & infamous Occultist who developed the spiritual ideology of Thelema used a variation of this oil in his rituals.
There are various reasons to anoint someone with oil in a ritual.
Traditional reasons include:
-Historically used in coronation of European Monarchs
-Used a connector between the body & the divine
-Usually oils were aromatic, so they were helpful in creating a layer over the skin to prevent odours coming out of ones' pores
However, the reasons why we anoint our fellow practitioners are not limited to these reasons. Initiation rituals, invoking various entities, anchoring intentions or wishes, showing love and care to those you are practicing alongside with are just a few other ways to use anointing oils.
Our Seer Smoke, smoke cleansing blend, is a phenomenal addition to any divination practice!
Each ingredient was carefully curated to promote deep connection to the divine, offer protection & assist in finding deep insight during any divination or spiritual practice.
->Known to promote visions through dreaming
->Increases connection to divine energy
->Increases psychic abilities
->Promotes relaxation & quiets the mind so spirit can take over
Manitoba Sage (Ethically & Traditionally harvested)
->Cleanses the space of residual energies, negative energy & evil spirits
->Increases psychic abilities
Burn a small amount of smoke cleansing blend on a lit charcoal puck in a heat safe dish before rituals to cleanse & prepare the space & your mind to help you transition into the subtle spiritual realms.
We created our Witch Wash to act as a wash or cleansing spray for divination tools, spaces & hands before and after practice to clear residual energies, promote spiritual protection and enhance psychic abilities.
It works as a great alternative for Florida Water practitioners who use to cleanser their hands and space between clients. Plus the Peppermint oil gives it a cooling & tingling sensation on hands.
->Increases psychic abilities
->Provides spiritual protection
->Used traditionally to cleanse divination tools
->Increases psychic abilities
->Promotes mental clarity & focus
->Assists in divination
->Banishes negative energies
->Increases psychic abilities
->Promotes relaxation to facilitate ease in spiritual practice by bringing peace to mind so the spirit can take over
->Cleanses negative energies
->Called the 'Magician's Stone' as it is a powerful aid in magickal practice & divination
Our Bosom Bags take inspiration from what some people know as Mojo Bags, Nation Sacks, Conjure Bags or Charms.
Learn more about the traditional forms by clicking the link below:
Keep our Bosom Bag in your bra, pocket, backpack, purse or anywhere else on your person to attract money, love, to promote confidence or provide protection.
->Nutmeg is a super attractor for luck & wealth
->High John Root (John the Conqueror) is known to bring prosperity, abundance & success
->Patchouli oil attracts money
->A coin to hold an energetic space for wealth
->Citrine & Green Aventurine to attract abundance
->Rose petals to attract love and tenderness in relationships
->Orange peel (Orange also known as the 'Love Fruit') emanates energies of love and promotes harmony in relationships, especially romantic ones
->Rose Quartz to increase vibration of love
->Garnet to increase sexual energy & vitality
->Nutmeg oil to attract love and promote fidelity
->Juniper is known to be extremely protective especially against evil spirits
->Caraway is protective against evil eye & theft
->Labradorite is spiritually protective
->Clear Quartz cleanses negative energy
->Lime oil is protective against evil eye & negativity
->Ginger is warming and promotes strength in the Solar Plexus energy centre, where we find our confidence and inner fire
->Witch Grass promotes happiness & luck
->Red Jasper provides grounding & confidence in ones' place in the world
->Sodalite elevates self-esteem
->Lemon oil raises spirits & reduces depression
Historically speaking, it is said that Witch Bottles originated mostly from the United Kingdom & the United States, with one of the earliest descriptions of a witch bottle in Suffolk, England, appears in 1681 in a book called 'Saducismus Triumphatus, or Evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions' by Joseph Glanvill.
In the old days, Witch Bottles were also commonly known in the UK as Bellarmines or Bartman Jugs and were made out of glazed stoneware. Later Witch Bottles could be made of glass & other materials.
Traditionally witch bottles were used primarily for protection against curses & hexes or for sending out curses and hexes. The person that needed protection would take a jar & put personal items in it such as urine, menstrual blood, hair or nail clippings to attract the evil energy. Sometimes Rosemary and other herbs would be added to send away the evil. Nails or pins would be added to the jar to impale the evil that was afflicting the person. The jars would sometimes be stored in the home but more often than not buried either in the victim's yard or the person that was giving them the stink eyes' yard.
We have tried to take expand on the uses for our Witch Bottles & take a bit more of a modern, positive twist on them as we believe they are a very powerful tool! These are meant for casting spells and anchoring the energy so that you way experience magick in the most powerful ways in your life.
How to use any of the Witch Bottles (read below to learn about OUR Witch Bottles):
Carry out any personal practice your bottle to cleanse and set intention. Add something personal to the bottle (finger nails, hair…) add a personal trinket that will enhance the spell (any small heart shaped trinkets for love spell, a coin for money….) and write your intention or wishes on the Bay leaf included with a permanent marker, put the Bay leaf in the bottle. Close bottle, shake three times and burn the included candle on top of the lid, saying your wish 3 times. Bury in your yard. To enhance power of spell visit the spot you buried the bottle in and stomp on the ground 3 x daily. If you wish to keep on your altar or hidden in your house somewhere, visit the bottles 3x daily, shake bottle & repeat your intention.
Bottle for Love: To attract both the tenderness of love & the passion of romance
Rose Quartz sand- To attract love
Garnet sand- To increase sexual energy & vitality
Rose petals- For attracting love to oneself & others while providing acceptance and gentleness
Orange peel- Known as the 'Love Fruit' Oranges are great at attracting love & creating harmony in relationships
Hibiscus flowers- Hibiscus as always been known to increase attractiveness & lust in others towards oneself, in Ancient Egypt women were not allowed to drink Hibiscus tea to prevent them from increasing lust in themselves
Lavender flowers- Lavender is a super sex attractor & the scent is known to be an aphrodisiac and especially attractive to men, the tranquility it also provides creates a more attractive & calm demeanor
Leather Heart- Represents the heart in physical & energetic forms
Red candle- To increase lust & attractiveness
Bottle for Money: Attract money & opportunities to create wealth in your life
Citrine sand- Attracts abundance
Patchouli root- Being closely associated with the Earth is a super attractor of wealth & assists in creating opportunities to grow ones' wealth
High John root (John the Conqueror)- Is known to be powerful in attracting abundance and assuring success in your endeavors to create prosperity
White Pine bark- Attracts abundance
Nutmeg kernel-Attracts wealth & provides luck to the user
Coin- To represent money in physical form
Green candle- To attract wealth
Bottle for Protection: Keep away energy vamps, evil eye, evil spirits & negativity with this bottle!
Crystal sand- Cleanses negative energy
Salt- Provides protection against negative energy and specifically against evil spirits
Yarrow- Is known to be extremely protective and helps us set strong boundaries with others
Juniper- Protective against evil spirits especially
Violet leaves- Violet is know to be protective, especially against Evil Eye
Caraway seeds- Offer protection & anti-theft properties
Nails- To impale evil spirits
White candle- Cleansing and purification of negative energy
Black candle- Banishing and protection