Best Of Spirit Guides 2017 Winners
Meet the Mystical AF Winners of the 1st Annual Best Of Spirit Guides
pirit Guides Magazine was founded on building a collective, on the desire for creating a high-vibe community, and on empowering the stardust that courses through all our veins.
Last month, we launched our 1st annual Best Of Spirit Guides 2017 and it was a blast, fulfilling all those original intentions! We connected with and discovered many like-minded souls who are living their passion and purpose, and sharing their magic with the world. We were humbled and blown away by the response from you, our tribe, with your favorite light workers in 20 categories.
You spoke and we listened! Drumroll please…
Here are the winners, runners up, and honorable mentions!
Best Of Spirit Guides 2017 Winners
Best Tarot Reader
I’ve done professional tarot reading for just about five years now and I can’t imagine my life without it. I take what I do very seriously, and I seriously love being the go-between for Spirit to speak. Being gifted guidance is a beautiful blessing to have and I’m thankful for it daily. My style of tarot allows people to tie up the loose ends and believe in themselves again. I have to give a huge shout out to The Wild Unknown Tarot because honestly without this semi traditional deck entering my life when it did, I don’t know if I’d be as inspired as I am today.
Anyone interested in booking sessions with me can reach out anytime before booking at email@example.com, or if you are ready to dive in, simply book via www.mysticmoonstarot.net. Many options are available as well as time frames and price points. Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram not just for the content but for the occasional flash sale or discount code.
Runner Up for Best Tarot Reader
Shannon Hugman offers cosmic and intuitive guidance with the intention of helping people cultivate an energetic awareness of themselves. She is available for one-to-one sessions, although also dreams of a world where everyone is capable of giving themselves readings. That’s why she created the Art of Astrology Online Academy. Shannon also leads gatherings online and offline. She is frequently sharing astro energy updates on her Instagram and Facebook page, and writes for The Master Shift.
For readings, classes and events visit www.shannonhugman.com. Connect with me for special discounts, updates and more. For energy forecasts follow www.instagram.com/shannonhugman and www.facebook.com/astrologyshannonhugman.
Runner Up for Best Astrologer
Best Medium & Best Psychic
Emma Smallbone is a medium and empath with a dusting of psychic ability. All her life she has been tuned into the spirit world. She can remember as a child feeling spirit around her and seeing things other people didn’t. Her gift has allowed her to open up and share wisdom from loved ones who have left this world. Emma believes that spirit is connecting with each and everyone of us every day, so why not listen? A huge part of Emma’s sessions is her teachings. She believes that we are all put here for one purpose. And because no one is you—that is your power. www.emmasmallbone.com
Runner Up for Best Medium
Readings by Vida
Runner Up for Best Psychic
Best Energy Healer
I believe that joy is our purpose in life and that healing is our path. By being willing to face our deepest truths and standing tall in what is revealed, we open up to a clarity that is capable of changing everything. We are, at our core, perfectly messy and beautifully powerful beings who have the incredible capacity to heal ourselves from the inside out. It’s just that sometimes we need a little help knowing where to start or how to proceed.
To work with me, you need to be open (in mind and spirit) as sessions can take us anywhere. Other times, other lives, other creatures, and other worlds can all come into play. I use my intuition, mediumship, and healing techniques to reveal, shift, and clear whatever you are ready to heal in that moment, whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual. I’ve been there and done (most of) that which has resulted in a really honest kind of loving support, laced with a wee bit of smartypants humour. I love to connect with like-minded souls who are ready to heal what is holding them back from claiming the joy that is waiting for them.
Runner Up for Best Energy Healer
Best Spiritual Counselor & Best Shaman
Andye Murphy, Rock n Roll Shaman
I am high priestess and contain universes within. We are in a time of re-remembering the lifetimes forgotten and quashed under the sands of time. We have evolved enough that the memories can resurface. We have no need for teachers, we must only trust the quiet unfurling within.
I encourage you to share what you remember without apology, to bring forth your deepest longings, to contribute your gifts to a new earth. For it is here in this seed of possibility that the greatest truths breathe again. We have not forgotten, we just have not yet fully remembered. Yet, we are being called to rise. To face the doubts, to hunt through the shadows and own the light of our divine self.
A transformation of humanity is certainly underway. The homo luminous is awakening. And I am one of the many asked to guide its metamorphosis. As mother, lover, gentle nurturer we can birth the new way. Ours is not simply the healing of the individual but the midwifery of the masses.
The world is evolving and we stand at the ready to serve, create, and dance again among the stars.
Runner Up for Best Spiritual Counselor
Runner Up for Best Shaman
Best Angel Communicator
Kyle is an international bestselling author of five books including the much loved Angel Prayers and Raise Your Vibration. He also co-created two oracle card decks (Angel Prayers Oracle and Keepers Of The Light) that have wowed his audience by bringing a modern and exciting face to the Angels and Ascended Masters. With his sharp wit, need for truth, and a desire to shed light upon some of the more complex spiritual subjects, Kyle has become one of the most sought-after experts within his field.
Runner Up for Best Angel Communicator
Best Pet Psychic
My practice in the spiritual and energy working arts began in Chile 19 years ago. Ever since I can remember, I was able to see auras around people’s bodies, entities than no one else can see, and I would channel messages from spirits. I recognized my natural-born ability at the age of 3 when I became aware of my animal spirit guides—seven spirit dogs. I learned how to focus my clairvoyant gifts, and also received training in a hands-off healing technique to help me, help other people, and even animals. I started learning tarot when I was 11 years old when my mother gave me my first tarot deck, and I later started reading chakras and auras in people and pets and also healing them.
Since then, I have been on a passionate mission to inspire others to balance their life into a healthy mind, body, spirit and emotional state, along with teaching people how to be more emotionally independent and empower themselves. I consider myself a spiritual guide that uses tarot cards and your own energy to help you to expand and raise your consciousness in a very realistic and practical way.
Runner Up for Best Pet Psychic
The Cunning Crow Apothecary
The mission of the Cunning Crow Apothecary is to offer traditional medicine for a modern world; providing a variety of herbal remedies and self care goods to meet your health and wellness goals. We focus primarily on curating and supporting local artists, healers, and medicine makers. Through educational programs and our quality products, we seek to empower our clients to reclaim the magic of their daily lives. The Cunning Crow Apothecary’s mission is to reawaken and make accessible the practical power of traditional wisdom and herbal medicine; while honoring and empowering the magic inherent in all of our clients and customers.
Runner Up for Best Herbalist
Jacqueline Zajdman, As Above Herbals
Best Yoga Teacher
Angela Jean is a Los Angeles based, 500-hour YogaWorks teacher and trainer to the stars who has over 10 years teaching experience at LA’s most celebrated studios. Always a student first, her years of practicing yoga and meditation have helped her to overcome some of life’s biggest hurdles through the simple cultivation and practice of awareness. It is her joy and mission as a teacher to help people realize the power that they hold within them to release self-limiting thoughts, bad habits, and behaviors, and welcome in true health of mind and body through the power of practice. Through a mindful connection between body and breath, we can begin to cultivate the awareness needed to facilitate positive change in our lives and go from surviving to THRIVING.
Angela has been featured in publications such as Mantra Yoga and Health Magazine and The Chalkboard Mag. You can also practice with her online through the app Yoga Wake Up. When she’s not teaching her clients or leading group classes around LA, you can find Angela at home with her husband and kiddos or traveling around the globe in pursuit of adventure and inspiration.
Runner Up for Best Yoga Teacher
Best Monthly Horoscopes
Natalie Walstein is one part intuitive astrologer and one part down-to-earth career coach. She began Soulshine Astrology in 2016 to help creative and intuitive truth seekers tap into their inner fire and reconnect with their soul mission to bring more of their personal brand of much-needed magic into the world.
Through her monthly Career Scopes, she hopes to bring the ancient wisdom of astrology into the lives of creative entrepreneurs and everyday people with a modern twist that is simple, relevant, and fun to read. To dive into the latest round of Career Scopes and find out more about one-on-one astrology readings and reports, you can visit her online at www.soulshineastrology.com and follow along for daily astro grams at www.instagram.com/soulshineastrology
Runner Up for Best Monthly Horoscopes
Best Spiritual Retreat
Deborah Hanekamp (Mama Medicine) is a Seeress* carrying over 17 years in the healing arts. She is an Initiated Amazonian Shaman, Reiki Master, and Yogini. Guided by the present moment, Deborah has facilitated medicine readings and medicine reading ceremonies all over the world. Her work has been featured in Vogue, New York Times, and Marie Claire Magazine. Medicine readings are an individual shamanic ceremony for harmony and rapture. This life-altering ritual is a one-on-one multi-sensory healing experience where Mama Medicine performs an intuitive aura reading and offers guidance, followed by energy balancing, and crystal and sound therapy. Bespoke healing baths and life enhancing actions are prescribed for spiritual homework.
Upcoming retreat: Medicine Reading Retreat by Mama Medicine in Santa Fe September 24-27 2017.
Runner Up for Best Spiritual Retreat
Sacred Grove Retreat
Best Spiritual Festival
Yoshi Aono founded and devoted himself to the annual Hanuman Festival in 2010. A commitment to the deeper layers of healing and transformation has allowed Hanuman Festival to become globally recognized as a high-level yoga gathering providing sacred space for authentic transformational experiences. The festival is set in Boulder, Colorado, and is focused on a safe, drug-free environment with clarity of mind, body, and spirit for the practitioner.
Runner Up for Best Spiritual Festival
Bali Spirit Festival
Best Spiritual Book (2017)
Witch by Lisa Lister
Crowned ‘the defender of female awesomeness’ by Cooler magazine, I do women’s work. (Basically it means I talk about vaginas, wombs, fertility, cycles, and periods. A lot.) My calling, this lifetime, is to invite women to gather and remember the fiercely feminine power that lies between their thighs. From the practical ways we can care for ‘down there’, to the psycho-spiritual understanding of our cyclic and seasonal nature, to the deep bone-deep remembrance of our goddess-given temple teachings through ritual, movement, rites and sacred ceremony. Everything I share is a personal invite to women to remember. To crack their lady code. To trust themselves above ALL things and to love their lady landscape.
Runner Up for Best Spiritual Book (2017)
Barefoot Medium by Emma Smallbone
Best Spiritual Jewelry Company
Love Light Legacy
My little zen shop has been proudly open for just over a year now and so this award comes as a great honor and with much respect. My husband and I provide a human experience that meets small business and spirituality all in one. We run our shop the best we can with two fast growing boys (both under 5 years old) and this ever-changing world and business market. But we never skimp on quality, we never forget our customers, and we always honor those who come back to us time and time again. We specialize in meditation tools, start up kits, and custom handmades. Everything from malas, to meditation benches, decks and more!
Let us create for you! Visit www.lovelightandlegacy.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Runner Up for Best Spiritual Jewelry Company
Best Spiritual Clothing Company
Spiritual Gangster is a movement designed to join ancient wisdoms with modern culture. Inspired by yogis, athletes, artists, and musicians worldwide, we create collections to encourage the high vibration practices of living in gratitude, giving back, and choosing happiness. Our mission is to inspire positivity, generosity, kindness and connectedness with this goal in mind: “may all beings everywhere be happy and free.” #RaiseYourVibration
Runner Up for Best Spiritual Clothing Company
Cutting Edge Design Company
Best Tarot/Oracle Deck
The Wild Unknown Tarot
The Wild Unknown Tarot is a modern tarot classic, a magical journey of self-discovery illuminated by symbols and archetypes of the natural world. Tap into higher truths and universal mysteries through the intuitive wisdom of the Wild Unknown Tarot. Designed by artist and author Kim Krans.
Runner Up for Best Tarot/Oracle Deck
Best Metaphysical Shop (Online)
The WOOshop was created one crystal at a time in Emma Smallbone’s home in the country in Ontario, Canada. Emma grew up with the WOO in her life. Offerings to the goddess and fairies, ceremony and ritual were commonplace. But as she grew up she realized that not everyone shared in that magic. So Emma created a place that everyone could come to get a taste of what she considered a life skill! Emma’s goal is to share the WOO with everyone—muggle and magical. The WOOshop is an online and Brick and Mortar store.
What is WOO or WOO WOO?
A belief in all things spiritual,
meditation, chakras, crystals,
spirit, tarot, auras, moon magic, angels,
energy and the list goes on and on and on…
Runner Up for Best Metaphysical Shop (Online)
Love Light and Legacy
Best Spiritual Travel Destination
There is no other place like Bali. The Island of the Gods offers great beaches, countless waves for surfing and wonderful natural sites to visit and explore, colorful ceremonies, and gifted artists. There is an unbelievably wide range of hotels and accommodation, restaurants, spas and world-class activities and shopping—all within close distance and at very fair prices. Choose from basic home-stays run by friendly Balinese families, and 5-star beach resorts or luxurious, privately-serviced Bali villas with your private pool.
But, Bali is much more than that! There is a special vibe, an essence, something authentic that is difficult to describe, which has touched and inspired visitors from all over the world since decades. It has something to do with the Balinese themselves and their warm and welcoming character.
Runner Up for Best Spiritual Travel Destination
While it wasn’t possible for everyone to be at the top of the list, we want to give love to all the people who received a vote in Best Of Spirit Guides 2017. These badasses are all raising the vibration with love and light.
Ethony, Witchy Wisdoms, Star Child Tarot, Danielle Noel, Amy Solara, Tina Gadoury, Cherise Healing Moon, Avalon Cameron, Alice Grist, Lindsay Mack, Evelyn von Zuel, Chani Nicholas, Natalie Walstein, Michelle Prentiss, Benebell Wen, Aquarius Nation, Genevieve Hackett, Moon Mama Medium, Melissa White, Diane Richards, Deborah J Smith, Blaire Porter, Shana Inkman, Jacki Smith, John Edward, Marla Lombard, Brook Albrigo, Karen Anne Shattuck, Sabrina Riccio, Jenn Demarest, Elisa Romeo, Kelly-Ann Maddox, Patty Shaw, Trap Witch, Julie Elizabeth Day, Bentinho Massaro, Melissa Haggart, Analisa Rutstein, Angel Mediums, Melinda Gillette, Honour the Temple, Michael Cottingham, Val Casalderrey, Asha Frost, Jane Anne Thomas, Abigail Tyler, Rebecca Lofsnes, Elizabeth Rowan, Wild Moon Woman, The Numinous, Arwen Lynch, Jessica Lanyadoo, Nico Moscoso, Natalie Walstein, Elyse Morgan, Coventry Creations, Ritual Cravt, Hood Witch, Everyday Magic, Learning to Glow, House of Intuition, Rebecca Campbell, Danielle LaPorte, Melissa Cynova, Pagan Otherworlds, Rider Waite, Keepers of the Light, Zenned Out, The Fifth Element Life, Silver & Sage, Zaleska Jewelry, Buddha Pants, Pi Yoga Pants, GrizzyLove
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