By Patti Wigington
If you’re hosting a gathering or celebration, a popular token to give your guests is what’s known as a Spirit Bag. Also called a mojo bag or an amulet bag, the Spirit Bag serves as a magical amulets, and can represent whichever theme your event is celebrating.
Popularized at the annual festival Pagan Spirit Gathering, hosted by Circle Sanctuary, these bags can be given away to friends, or you can make them for yourself. Circle Sanctuary’s Selena Fox says, “We make enough so that each participant in the Pagan Spirit Gathering can receive one upon arrival and use it as part of personal and group spiritual activities throughout the week. We also make some extras, which later are given to others as tokens of healing and well being… Participants wear their Spirit Bags around their necks during the Pagan Spirit Gathering. Some continue to wear them after the Gathering. Others place them on their altars or hang them in their dwellings as home blessing charms.”