The Secret Woods

Vancouver, Canada

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Note from shop owner My shop is currently closed while I focus on other things :-) Thank you for stopping by!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 18, 2021

My shop is currently closed while I focus on other things :-) Thank you for stopping by!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
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  • Yaqui on Mar 14, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely gorgeous fan, I am so grateful I was lead to it. I don’t even want to use it, just stare at it 😂
    Beautiful loving energy emanates from it. So carefully packed and arrived much faster than what I expected.
    Thank you for this sacred art, may your hands always be blessed Mari 🙏🏽

  • Katica on Jan 8, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    The beauty of this rattle is beyond words. The artistry, the detail and her energy is breathtaking. So blessed to welcome this sacred piece into my healing tools familia. Thank you!

  • Kathy on Dec 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing. Picture does not do it justice, such artistry. I'm humbled to have received. Such a gift! In gratitude.

  • annieveys on Nov 18, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I can not even begin to describe the presence and energy this fan has brought into my life. If you are drawn to Mari's shop, it is for a purpose. This fan chose me and I am so incredibly grateful for the amazing healing session with Mari that came with the fan. Thank you Mari for so freely letting Spirit flow through you in your creations as well as in my session and healing, incredible gifts to this world.

  • Shonee on Aug 2, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Meet my “Colliope”...

    I practice Shamanic Energy Healing and I’m always VERY selective about what I bring into my Shaman “toolbox”, and when you know something is meant to be yours - you just know! My girl was created with love, blessings & Reiki healing before being shipped to Clearwater, FL from Vancouver - I am in awe of the craftsmanship! Mari put an amazing amount of love & care into this masterpiece who she lovingly refers to as her “daughter” and who she named after the Greek muse. She even handcrafted the packaging specifically for this piece - it’s beyond impressive and there really are no words... Whenever I pick her up my dog & cat will trail after me - especially if I’m smudging - they love the good juju and she undoubtedly brings lots of it! Appreciating you Mari!

  • Rosilyn on Jan 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This feather fan reminds me of all the Fire Ceremonies I have been blessed to be a part of.

  • Rosilyn on Jan 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    There is a power and beauty in each prayer feather (as I think of them).

  • Rosilyn on Jan 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    A "magical mystery tour" . The best quality I can imagine.

  • Rosilyn on Jan 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Each prayer feather (as I think of them) is an experience of heaven and earth. I highly recommend this artist.

  • Rosilyn on Jan 16, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Infused with living blessings. Made with prayers and blessings.

About TheSecretWoods

Sales 149
On Etsy since 2016

Working with Spirit

From a child, I have been extremely creative, and also sensitive to invisible energies around people, objects, animals and plants. Now as an adult working as a Psychic Medium and Reiki Master, I communicate with my Spirit Guides on their guidance and inspiration when creating a smudging fan.

Every material used in creating a smudging fan has made its way to me. Whether it is a walk along a riverbed where clean branches appear in front of me, or a feather found while walking in the woods. Sometimes, materials come to me through friends who pass along something they’ve found, or I’m lead to objects in an art store by my Spirit Guides. I never know how a smudging fan would turn out in the end; I simply trust the creative flow and let the magic happen.

After completing each smudging fan, I take them through a blessing ceremony where I burn sage to clear the energy. I then burn sweetgrass to infuse it with abundance for the new owner. Reiki (a Japanese healing modality) is then applied to seal the energy that has been put into the fan.

For photos of all the smudging fans I have created, visit

Shop members

  • Mari

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I am a published wildlife/ landscape photographer and smudge fan artist. I also work as a Psychic Medium and Reiki Master, and enjoy communicating with my Spirit Guides on their guidance and inspiration when creating a smudging fan.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2018
Welcome! And thank you for your interest. I hope you enjoy the smudging fans I have made, all inspired by my wonderful Spirit Guides.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details

Because this is a spiritual tool, once you have purchased it and it leaves my hands for delivery, it cannot be returned. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, I simply ask you to give the smudge fan to the best person to inherit it. I also ask that the person who inherits it will take a good care of the smudge fan, and respects it and uses it for lightwork.

Also, it is your responsibility to double-check that you have entered the correct mailing address on Etsy. I cannot be responsible for packages sent to the wrong address, as I use the one given to me in the order. I do NOT give returns or refunds, so please triple-check your address. I also do NOT resend packages if it got returned to me.
I accept most forms of payment.
I use Canada Post for my orders. In the event Canada Post has a labour dispute and a strike / lockout ensues, I will be using UPS. Which unfortunately means shipping costs will be significantly higher. Read my shop Announcement if you need to know if I'm using UPS or Canada Post.

A tracking number is provided so both of us can track the shipment and ensure direct delivery to the recipient.

Canadian and US orders generally take 7 - 12 days for delivery.