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Sweet Medicine Shoppe is a retail and wholesale
company that specializes in items of beauty from Grandmother Earth. We
offer a wide assortment of products including crystals, herbs, marriage baskets, and other
shamanic supplies. Throughout our site you will find items designed to
assist you in your spiritual quest and add beauty to your everyday life.
We honor all ways and paths that lead to greater enlightenment, and feature
products from many cultures and spiritual practices worldwide. Our shop
is a personalized, home-based business that offers the finest quality
products at the most reasonable prices possible. Our staff has a flair
for finding rare & obscure items. We love the spirit of a good hunt!
What is Sweet Medicine?
Over the years we have received many amusing phone calls from people asking
if we are a bakery, a candy store, or a pharmacy. While Karen loves
a buttery croissant and Mateo loves good chocolate, we are not a bakery
or a candy store, nor do we sell allopathic medicine. We do, however,
work with a different type of medicine.
‘Sweet’ refers to a quality of goodness
and beauty. ‘Medicine’ refers to
the spirit, essence or natural powers inherent within any thing. Therefore,
‘Sweet Medicine’ is the gifts that
we gain when we connect with nature and discover our own naturalness.
All of the items in our store embrace the “medicine” or spirit
Sweet Medicine is also a reference to the animal
kingdom, and the ways they teach us harmony, balance and naturalness.
In their own unique way, each animal naturally carries healing energy,
and their medicine is sweet. Each animal shows us a particular way to
be in right relationship with grandmother earth. For instance, in our
culture it is commonly accepted that dogs are loyal and protective, and
rabbits represent fertility.
Our desire is that when you use items that contain animal medicine, you
will connect to the spirit of that animal. For example: if you were to
use a turtle shell rattle, you might connect with the
survival adaptability and self-sufficiency of the turtle and therefore
be empowered to embrace the turtle “medicine” within yourself.
Sweet Medicine Shoppe had its humble beginnings on January 1st 1984 on
a small bookshelf. Today our mailing list spans 5 continents. Over our
many years in business, we have created relationships with magnificent
artisans, craftsmen and medicine people from around the globe. With these
resources we are able to offer you the finest shamanic and spiritual tools,
as well as other inspired creations that will enhance your everyday environments.
This website celebrates the fruition of our dream to support and inspire
the ever-growing community of spiritual seekers and stewards of Grandmother
The Sweet Medicine Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Each of us brings
our own gifts and strengths to this business. We take pride in our dedication
to customer service and customer satisfaction. Shopping at Sweet Medicine
is a “no risk” venture. It is our goal to share with you the
spirit of life and the beauty of Grandmother Earth through our products
Karen Krauss is the owner. She has been the
heart and soul of Sweet Medicine Shoppe since she birthed this dream.
Karen’s way of doing business is guided by her open heart and her
love of people. She is the perfect person to be our principle buyer. From
New York, she is a consummate shopper with a sharp eye for bargains. Karen
is very personable, easy to talk to and leads this company with true gentle
Mateo Swan has been an essential part of Sweet
Medicine for the last 15 years. She is a gifted craftsperson with an eye
for quality and detail. Mateo has a special relationship with crystals
that makes her the perfect guide through our product line. She also makes
our turkey bone whistles.
Terry Long brings her gifts of beauty and attention to detail.
She handles our shipping and is a packing wizard!