~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~
is the place to learn what is "Happening" at Sacred Sparks... Special
Events, Sales, Delightful and Rare Offerings, or other Magickal
Occurrences and Ephemeral Affairs.
( Photo ~ Malikin Silver Toes.. telling it like it is, with GrisGris Longfur looking on in the background)
Thank you for remembering us!
We are eagerly looking forward to seeing you again, or meeting you for the first time. We are a bit off the beaten path, but we are not hard to find.
The loss of our directional sign at the corners of Mt. Bliss, Rogers Road, and M-32, happened over a year ago now. We have felt that loss with a large drop in customer visits over the summer.
We want to remind everyone that our shop is still open. If you cannot remember our exact location, please know that we are registered on Google Maps, Yelp, and we have a map link here on this web site. You can call us for directions too at 231-536-2704. Your visits are crucial to our small business life. We are trying to keep our doors open any way we can. Please keep us in your thoughts when it comes time to purchase gifts this holiday season. Thank you so very much.
25% OFF all Tarot Card Decks and Tarot Deck and Book sets.
This sale is now happening in our little shop. Stop by and pick one at a great discounted price.
This is a wonderful opportunity to try your hand at divination. Better hurry though at these great prices they are being purchased on a steady basis.
NOTE: Our sale has gone very well and we only have a couple of lovely decks left. If you were thinking of purchasing one you need to visit our shop as soon as possible. Soon they will be ALL GONE. Today is December 31, 2016, just to give you a context in time here.
When you come to visit, you will find lots of new cool vintage items that we are adding weekly. These fine pieces are from our own personal collection.
At our age it is time to down size and now is a good time to do that.
This awesome kinetic Whale piece is one of those incredible works that you will find on display. He swings through the ocean waves, like a pendulum, and his eyes move as his mouth opens and closes. This fine piece is no longer produced and has become a coveted collectible.
He is a steal at $85.00 with his original box! Originally sold for $135.00.
All of our vintage items are priced to sell and make you happy. When our customers are happy, we are happy. When you are in need of an over the top, cool gift, check out Sacred Sparks for the best quality, unique art, antiques and collectibles from Sacred Sparks!
Of course you will find some of what we offer on this web site, but you will find even more in our Etsy Shop.
You will find the best selection in our cute little recycled store on 5070 Mount Bliss Road, here in the beautiful Jordan River Valley of East Jordan, Michigan. Why not come visit and see all that we have made? We do so much that it is hard to stop and take photos and then list it on the Internet. We have no employees to designate tasks, so we have to use our time wisely. For Jerry and I (Linda) we feel creating is the best time spent.
Bringing something totally new into the world from scraps found in odd places or from raw metals and beautiful stones is more important than sitting in front of a monitor. I am sure you would agree, and even more so after you visit to see what we have accomplished with our hands.
Working here in our little studio is peaceful and keeps us away from the maddening society that exists out there in the scary cruel world. Since we still have bills to pay we must earn a living, that is where our beloved customers come in. When you stop by our little shop, we will share our secret world with you, and you can take away something precious with some fond memories too. As we age we are becoming more reclusive and find it is safest right here at Sacred Sparks.
(photo is of our first sign when we opened our doors on August 6, 1994.)
Just as the circle of life is clearly shown above... we realize that nothing escapes that process. We will be making a major announcement soon. We hope you will stay connected to learn of what is happening at our humble Brick and Mortar Shop.
WOMEN'S BLUE MOONMEET - Friday, July 31st, 2015.. 7:00 PM
This coming July 31st ... we will host our first WOMEN'S MOONMEET, for 2015. It's not often we can hold such a unique gathering for women. Blue Moon's are rare and wonderful in their energy, and magickal offerings.
We hope if you live near by that you will mark this on your to do list. Let us know you are coming so we can plan for seating, ritual needs and give always. This event is being facilitated by two dear friends, so we are especially excited. I don't know the theme yet, but as soon as I do, I will announce it here.
NOTE~ The dear ladies that were going to facilitate this event, are unable to do so. So I can tell you that we are going to have a fun ceremony, that will offer each woman an empowered amulet to take home with her. I have the special beads ordered, and they should arrive in the next few days. Please don't forget to let me know how many will be attending. I want everyone to have one of these very unique treasures to call their own.
We will gather around the Fire Circle at 7:00 PM.
What you will need to bring .... warm jacket for a cool evening, bug repellant, a snack to share with all the ladies, a beverage of your choice, and a chair. We have benches and a few chairs. We will also provide a beverage punch, plates, cups and plastic ware.
This event is FREE. We will graciously accept your 'love' donation to help offset the costs of holding such an event.... THANK YOU!
We look forward to sharing some empowering sacred time with you. Don't forget our little shop has a magickal door that will open for you on request! (after the ceremony, of course.)
(painting shown "Moon Gathering' by Nikki Strange) Yah, I know, I love it too... many Kudos and Thanks to the artist.
We had an incredible evening of Spiritual Fun. Photos are now posted on our FaceBook fan page. Come like our page and keep up to date. If we had your email, you could get a direct notice of what's happening. Just sayin'.
FULL MOON GATHERING ~ Wednesday ... 7:00 - 11:00 PM ... July 1st, 2015
FULL MOON GATHERING at Sacred Sparks.... 7:00 to 11:00 PM ╭•დ•••~•☽☆*~•
Next Wednesday ~ JULY 1st will mark the 'first' FULL MOON in July.
~*☆☾•~ This is an open event for women and men. We will build a bonfire, have a short Ceremony that will waft into stories, singing, music, drumming, what ever. We haven't held a Moon Gathering in a year, so it's time.
~*☆☾•~Bring a snack to share, your choice of beverage, chair of preference, (we have some benches), warm clothes, bug dope, guitars, drums, rattles, lets have some freaking full moon fun!
~*☆☾•~Contact us or Give us a call so we can plan how many will grace the fire circle, and for more information if you need it. ~ 1-231-536-2704
~*☆☾•~ So far the weather has been perfect, and the distant forecast looks good for Wednesday the 1st.
~• *☆~•~O~ The Moon breaks the horizon here just before 9:00 PM.
~• *☆~•☽°~O~O~°☾•~☆*•~July is a special month for that beautiful orbiting object. There are two Full Moons in July, with the second rising on July 31st ~ a rare "Blue Moon". ~• *☆~•☽°~O~O~°☾•~☆*•~
~ WELCOME SPRING! ~
12th Annual May Day Benefit ~ Saturday, May 9th, 2015 ~ 1 1 AM - 5:30 PM
The May Day Celebration is not far away. We, here at Sacred Sparks, are looking forward to frolicking in the Sun Shine for a change. Winter was brutal.
This year the May Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 9th, from 11 AM to 5:30 PM. It continues to be a benefit for the Petoskey Women's Resource Center Safe House. So please bring items to donate like non-perishable foods, paper products, toiletries, laundry needs, diapers etc. They are happy to accept cash donations for perishable foods as well. Your loving help will go a long way in sustaining this viable resource in the community. They have helped so many in critical life crises. Thank you for your generosity.
This year we will hear five fabulous bands, who are generously donating their time to the WRC. Without them this event would not be nearly so happy and vibrant... so please show your love for the music... buy a CD or donate the equivalent in cash to cover their travel and talent and time and costs. There will be donation baskets for your offering. Thank You!
This year you will be toe tapping with: Medicine Bell, Michelle Chenard, RealEyez from Natural Reaction, Ribo and the Flavinauts, and The Vermeers. Northern Michigan has lots of talented musical groups, and we are just bursting with joy that they are blessing the May Day Benefit. A whole day full of great music to welcome Spring in the very best way ever!.
The Traverse City Drummers will also bless the event with their incredible talent that projects a deep, soul moving Earthy Beat. We also will see a beautiful new group of dancers called Pure. You will not be able to sit still with the drumming and dancing.
The May Pole dance will again be the highlight. It is an ancient pagan tradition of weaving ribbons of promise around a tall pole. It signifies a lot, but especially sealing a promise of fertile gardens, warm sun and rain, to produce a good crop to feed our families.
Happy's Taco Shop will be here again to serve up some really delicious, healthy and reasonably priced food. They sold out last year! They plan to stock lots more supplies for this year. There were many hungry people at this event. Everybody loves Happy's Taco's!
Our Vendor Village is a wonderful addition to May Day festivities. This year we are featuring local talents offering beautiful, quality handmade items you can purchase. You will find delightful art, crafts, herbal specialties, soaps and lotions and more. You will find a loving unique souvenir to keep or give. Reiki healers will also be here to heal and soothe away stress. This is the best opportunity to buy a gift for your Mom for Mother's Day on May 10th.
There will also be some very talented Psychic Readers to help you sort out questions, answers and insight to future needs. The readers were busy last year, arrive early for your chance to receive a Reading.
Don't forget that the vendors are also donating a portion of their sales to the WRC. So your purchases will go a long way in helping the vendors and the Safe House.
We all love our animal friends, but please leave your pets safe at home on May 9th.
This year we are short on funding for hosting this event. If you could Please bring a small donation to help pay for expenses ... like the Porta-John and ribbons for the May Pole. There will be a donation can for this in our shop - Sacred Sparks. We don't ask for much for this day of family fun, entertainment and happy camaraderie to welcome Spring. We deeply appreciate any help you can offer. Thank You very much! Don't forget Sun Protection, Hats, chairs or blankets. It will be a beautiful sunny day!
(If you have questions on attending, exhibiting, directions etc... call us at 1-231-536-2704)
.....See our poster below. Copy and post everywhere in Northern Michigan!....
The ancient holiday of Samhain or All Hallow's Day, or Halloween is now history. We move into the Pagan New Year.
Snow was on the Jack O Lanterns, and the little kids were all bundled up, hiding their costumes, as was the case last year. A chilly reminder of what is to come.
I just wanted to add this note because this year seemed extra special. I was blessed to be visited by a beloved friend from the other side! It meant so much to me, and was very real,very vivid, even though in a dream.
I take it as a message of Love and a note to me that all is well and not to worry. Fret I will do however. Any time a dearly beloved friend leaves our human company to the world of the Spirit, they are to be missed. There is nothing like a warm, squeazy HUG to seal a moment of affection. That is no longer an option and I am sad for that... but to receive a hug in a dream is just about as good. I plan to send love to the Spirit world often, I know it will be received as eagerly there.
For now I will wrap that memory around my shoulders and get back to November work. .... Peace and love .... Linda
Happy Halloween to all!
We here at Sacred Sparks are in the mood. In fact it never leaves us. We love our orange and purple fairy lights so much that they never come down! LED's use less energy than normal lights, and offer a great faery glow to our home.
Samhain is our most favorite time of the year because it brings us close to those we love, those who have made their journey over the veil. Just because we can't hug them on a material level, doesn't mean that they are not near. Their loving spirit will live long in our hearts and memories. We owe so much to them and what they offered to our lives. How can we ever forget what a beloved did for us, how they made us laugh, cry, dream, yearn? The answer is, we can't, and should never forget. So for us, Samhain is everyday of the year! When October 31st midnight, comes round we can send over even more LOVE to let them know their wisdom and strength were valuable in so many ways into the future.
Now is a great time to build an altar, or place of honor for those close to us. Pull out some photos, choose something that they liked or reminds you of them. Add a candle and keep it lit especially on Samhain night. Burn some incense or smudge. Talk to them like they are there listening, because they are. Let them feel your love and gratitude. If the seasonal trick and treating is a part of your evening, you can move your ceremony to the 30th or the 1st easily and accomplish both. Let your children know what Samhain is all about. Don't loose the sacred in this very special time of year. Blessed Be