Winter Ross provides writing and illustration services: blog content, website copy, ghostwriting for books and other creative and promotional products for the alternative wellness community, shamanic practitioners and therapists. Because Winter is a practitioner herself, her style reflects the aesthetic and sensitivities of the field. She also writes on the subjects of art, travel, spirituality and the environment. Illustration samples may be found at or by clicking on the above link to Flickr. Clicking on any of the articles below should take you to the fully written piece. Please get in touch through the form below to discuss your project. 

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Folk Medicine: "The Hoodoo Blues"

Hoodoo is a rich and complex collection of beliefs and magical practices. Spells timed to moon phases; charms, curses and crossings; dream interpretation; candle magic; incense; sachet powders; purifying baths; floor washes; symbols and sigils drawn on pathways; potent herbs and roots soaked in conjure oils; silver mercury dime talismans, and prayer bags anointed with sweat, blood or urine; are just some of the methods employed in acquiring that lucky life we’re all after.

Visionary Fiction: "4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys"

Review: You may pick up this beautiful, seemingly short, book casually. You will leave it being forever changed. Ms. Ross weaves a vision of our possible future as a species - indeed, as living creatures - which pulls at the heart and, hopefully, spurs us to action. Through her visionary travels with Bat, Orca Whale, Deer and Bear, she leads us on a journey encompassing the spiritual and physical realms which lie hidden within our psyches, to truths we know but don't know we know and sometimes wish we didn't. - Bruce Nygren

Website Content: Ceremonial Visions

Life can be - Koyaanisqatsi - out of balance. Too easily, we lose the path of Beauty and Spirituality. We forget, in our dealings with ordinary reality, that it is necessary to our health and evolving consciousness to participate in the joy that art, poetry and ceremony bring to the world. Welcome to the art, writing and alternative healing practice of Winter Ross. Contact Winter about purchasing her art, teaching a class or making an appointment for a shamanic session via this website. Thank you for Being Here.

Opinion Piece: "Walking the Edge of Cultural Appropriation"

The young man was goth-like, pale and pimply, dressed in a long black coat and lecturing to a circle of listeners at an Earth First! gathering in the western wilderness. The subject of his talk was the cultural appropriation of earth-based spiritual traditions. He had embraced his Wiccan ancestral roots, he raged, and anyone white who strayed into Indigenous spirituality was simply politically incorrect, if not morally indefensible.