Category Archives: herbs

Working With Plant Spirits and Flower Devas

Plants are our elders and their magic is alive at the solstice! The plant kingdom communicates with us throughout the day, through our breath, our senses, and through our spirits. And relating to plant spirits is easy at this time … Continue reading

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DO YOU SECRETLY INDULGE IN CHOCOLATE?

Do you binge eat chocolate? Or call yourself a “chocoholic”? Chocolate dependency can actually become an addiction. One woman, who checked into a food abuse treatment center, claimed that she ate unhealthy amounts of chocolate daily. But what if we … Continue reading

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ARE YOU ADDICTED TO COFFEE?

Many of us are. We can become dependent on coffee: need to drink more cups to feel truly awake or feel irritable if we stop drinking it. If you feel, like David Lynch, that even “bad coffee is better than … Continue reading

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How To Meet A Plant Spirit

I frequently take walks and sense different wildflowers and wild plants.  These wild plants introduce themselves by a combination of their energy and looks.  I’ll notice how interesting they look or how important they look.  I’ll also sense an energetic … Continue reading

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Folk Healing in Italy: an Interview with Dr. Sabina Magliocco

(This interview with antropologist and pagan Sabina Magliocco was published in my newsletter before 2012. It is still valid today as we navigate the fifth world.) What is Stregoneria? “Stregoneria” simply means “the practice of witchcraft or sorcery” in Italian.  … Continue reading

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Sacred Coca Leaves: An interview with J.E. Williams, OMD

(This interview with James Williams was published in my newsletter before 2012. It is still valid today as we navigate the fifth world.) Dr. Williams has over twenty-five years of experience in integrative medicine specializing in rejuvenation and longevity medicine … Continue reading

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Welcoming Brigid

Bride (Brìghde) or Brigid is a Celtic goddess of creativity, healing, and poetry. Imbolc is her holiday, falling on the first day of February. In Scotland, people lit candles in her honour and visited holy wells on her feast day. … Continue reading

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Healing with Nature

I recently attended Healing with Nature: a workshop about healing with wild medicinal plants of Florida. The workshop was held at Northwood Retreat Center, a permaculture center in Dade City, Florida. Herbalist Emily Ruff, director of the Florida School for … Continue reading

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Meeting Beautyberry

You’ve heard of people who talk to plants. So how do plants talk to people? Flower reading is one of the ways. You might think herbalists read about healing wild plants in books and then go looking for them in … Continue reading

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Flower Reading and Healing: Getting Started

(The following is from my free email series “Learn Flower Reading and Healing”. Sign up here to read more). Sometime today, take a walk outdoors. Find a flower that appeals to you. Ask to connect to its healing spirit. Weeds … Continue reading

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