December 11, 2018
Believe it or not, there have been quite a few fairly recent sightings of mermaids. One of my favorite mermaid stories takes us to the Isle of Man and occurred in the eighteen-hundreds. A local newspaper printed the news about a man who found two children with green skin, seaweed-like hair, and half-fish bodies washed up to shore one day. One of the mer-children had died during a storm, so he took the other one home and nursed it back to health. Another sighting happened Kiryat Yam, Israel in 2009. A mermaid was seen by hundreds of locals and visitors for a period of a couple months until disappearing into the water never to be seen again. In Zimbabwe in the early 2000’s, men working at a reservoir were driven from their jobs by the singing of mermaids. They refused to return to the reservoir until giving an offering to the mermaids which apparently settled the disturbed sea creatures.
Where do mermaids come from? Are they truly human creatures or something different altogether? Some theories suggest mermaids are close to human beings but were caught in a different cycle of the evolutionary process, somewhere between sea and land. Some believe mermaids are shapeshifting elementals, such as the Wiccan belief in Undines (water elementals often summoned in elaborate rituals and circle-castings). Or are they demi-gods of the sea? We may never know.
One thing we do know – mermaids are magical creatures and will lend their magic to witches who call upon them. Sea witches are magical women and men with the ability to harness the sea’s energy to make changes in their own lives and the world around them. Do you live near the ocean or a body of water and want to work with the magic of the mermaids?
First, study the folklore of your local body of water. Take into consideration all of the water spirits that may reside there. Start by leaving bio-degradable and eco-friendly offerings by the water-side such as seashells, stones, and driftwood. Use these natural objects to create mandalas or messages on the beach as offerings to the mermaids and mermen. Take care of the seashore by picking up trash and other waste. Water spirits and creatures will appreciate your care and reward you with their magic. The more you do this, the more you create trust with the water spirits and eventually the merfolk. Ask for the merfolk to appear to you in your dreams or send you signs. Keep images of mermaids on your altar or sacred space. Call on them during ritual and in a circle. Record your experiences and continue to develop that relationship with them. The more you care, the more magic the merfolk will lend you.
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November 29, 2023
November 07, 2023
As we bid farewell to 2023, we hope it brought you many joys and experiences. With the arrival of 2024, it's time to start anew with a sprinkle of enchantment.
Why not kick off the new year by gifting some enchanting presents to the divine witches in your life?
If you're struggling to pick out the perfect gift, fear not, for we're here to help. Our selection of witchy goodness gifts has been approved by real witches and includes something for everyone.
Plus, if you're feeling particularly indulgent, you might even treat yourself to a little something. As we approach the Winter Solstice, we've curated a list of our personal favorite products to help inspire your gifting.
We reached out to the Spirit Nest's buyers team to share their must-have skincare and self-care recommendations, and we're excited to pass them on to you.
Keep reading below and in no time at all, you'll have a magical gift list ready to go!
November 05, 2023
Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, especially when trying to stay within a budget of $15 or less. Many items in this price range tend to be uninspired or something your loved ones may already have.
At Spirit Nest, we understand the struggle and have curated a list of exceptional gift ideas that are guaranteed to impress. These gifts are not just great options for under $15; they are genuinely thoughtful and memorable presents. Don't underestimate the value of a meaningful gift that will be cherished beyond its price tag. Whether you're shopping for a fellow witch, family member, or treating yourself, our top 15 picks of affordable gift ideas under $15 will help you make this holiday season truly special.
This guide has everything from essential kitchen gadgets to trendy fashion and beauty products. Whether you're searching for exquisite jewelry or looking for the perfect stocking filler, we have got you covered. Even the most enthusiastic gardeners on your list won't be disappointed with our range of gift ideas.