Rosemary : Dew of the Sea

April 1, 2018 by Micah  
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The fields around our house are full of spring flowers- fruit trees, daffodils, dandelions, and more. Our cultivated flower garden is a more summer-season one, so there’s not much to look at right now, with the grand exception of the huge Rosemary that sits in the middle of our herb bed. It has been flowering [...]

Weed Love : Chamomile

March 19, 2018 by Micah  
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Since we bought our house and small acreage five years ago, we’ve been gradually working on it, building out the area for the School, adding tanks for our rainwater collection system, and creating a big, wonderful garden.
The structural elements of the food garden are finally done- raised beds, a little greenhouse, and a big fence [...]

Spring Sale : Tonics at All Levels (part one)

March 19, 2018 by Micah  
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This transitional time of year brings days that swing from lovely, sunny, and flowery to cold, ugly, and wet, and back again, sometimes in the same afternoon! It can be hard for our immune systems and vitality to keep up with the fluctuating weather, and the instability can affect both our physical and subtle levels [...]

Spring Sale : Tonics at All Levels (part two)

March 19, 2018 by Micah  
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In the first part of this article, we talked about some Spagyrics that we create at different levels to magnify the specific healing gifts each root offers. In this article, we will discuss the rest of this sale’s collection- some leaves, a mushroom, and a bit of bark. Click here to go right to our [...]

Sale : Spagyrics for Love (ended 3/15/2018)

January 28, 2018 by Micah  
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Note that this sale has expired; we’re leaving the post up so that the information about these Spagyrics is available. To [...]

Sale : Sacred Scents of the Season-part two (ended 1/28/2018)

December 7, 2017 by Micah  
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Note that this sale has expired; we’re leaving the post up so that the information about these Spagyrics is available. To [...]

Usnea : Healing Symbiosis

October 8, 2017 by Micah  
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Here in the Northwest, our local forests have many evergreens, which are beautifully green year-round, along with an abundance of Alders. Alder trees are deciduous, green in the summer and leafless in the winter, without much autumn show in between. As they lose their leaves this time of year, though, I can see that they [...]

Flight : Our Spagyric Offerings

October 6, 2017 by Micah  
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Welcome to the conclusion of our series on the spiritual practice of flight and the plants that support it!
In our first article, we talked about the legends and truths behind the witches’ flights, their brooms and ointments, and the tricky chemistry that practice entailed.
In our second article, we discussed Eastern legends of gravity-defiance, including flying [...]

Flight : Magic Carpets & Kung Fu Leaps

October 5, 2017 by Micah  
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In our first article, we were inspired by the season, and talked about witches as practitioners of shamanic flight in Europe. We looked at their legendary flying ointment from a chemical perspective, and learned about its properties and dangers.
Shamanic flight is not confined to archaic Europe, however, and examples of the phenomenon are common around [...]

Weed Love : Plantain

April 25, 2017 by Micah  
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Earlier this Spring, I was inspired to write about Dandelion and its connection to Spring and the Celtic goddess, Brighid. I really enjoyed talking about that humble weed, and so on a walk a few days ago, I looked around our place to see if any other weeds deserved mention, and I noticed the several [...]

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