Last night I woke at 4am. Bushfires are out of control in beloved forest just 16km away. The wind has been quiet and still for a few hours, smoke hangs in the air. But I am awake. Something is going on. I hear the fire alert go off downstairs. Only yesterday I downloaded the Fires [...]
An Alchemical Journey with Yarrow. Making spagyrics is an enormous dive into experiencing a herb. Alchemy is a layered experience. The deeper you journey with a plant, the more layered the messages become. What may not make sense at the beginning, usually comes together at some point! In this article you'll see the step by [...]
One of the first plant spagyrics I made close to 20 years ago along with a friend, was Rosemary. Sadly it was back in the days when I didn't document (lesson learned!) and so much of what we experienced - alchemy is a lived experience of a plant - has been lost. Rosemary is for [...]
The Lost Art of Embodied Herbalism: Bringing the Feminine back into Herbalism As herbalism becomes increasingly about chemical constituents and actions, and the actual herb as a spirit being is not considered, we are losing connection with what herbs and plants are all about. The herbs are being taken out of herbalism! More and more [...]
Calendula Officinalis I’ve always loved this little plant and used it often for surface wounds, grazes, tooth infections and tissue trauma. It’s antiseptic and heals tissue beautifully. It’s long been known as a remedy to bring cheer through a long winter (Seasonally Affective Disorder), and to bring a little dose of sunshine to any rotting [...]
Has anyone else felt like 2018 has been a big transition year? I've certainly noticed that Butterfly medicine has been strong. Over the last 13 years since I made the Blue Triangle Butterfly remedy, I've really noticed it has these waves of use. Mostly it gets active (orders or people needing it) in the summertime [...]
Plants as Allies: Deepening and Building Relationship with Plants for Power, Healing and Wisdom. Working with a plant ally is to open a doorway into another world. It may become a personal healing journey or a pathway into deeper learning and understanding about plants, herbs and the natural world in general.
Ever wonder how you could make a difference to the planet on a personal level? Quietly, in your own garden you can be a personal activist for planetary change. She is known as Mother Earth or Mother Nature, as the relationship humans have with her is a motherly one. Like a Great Mother, the [...]