Ayahuasca: Before, During, and After

Many people today are talking about a sacred and ancient plant remedy from the Amazon rainforest called Ayahuasca. For those of you who are drawn to this medicine and its other-worldly effects, I’d like to give you a heartfelt caution. We Americans and Europeans come from a culture of conquest and convenience, and many of us are blind to this programming. It is woven into the fabric of western life – and can been seen in the way many are approaching their own healing and spiritual ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

Wait, Before You Take That Herb…

When I hear the word “herbalism”, images of candlelit apothecaries, exquisite antique bottles of tincture, and the age old mortar and pestle come to mind. Even today, this isn’t too far from the mark – a resurgence of the age-old practice is in full swing and the craft has not changed much. Nor should it. But along with this return to botanicals, there has been a corresponding re-birth of the snake oil salesman who slaps “miracle cure” language on their remedies. ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

A Witch’s Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Home

Spring is a time of cleaning, clearing, cleansing and making way for the new. It is a time of nourishing new life and delighting in the renewal and rebirth of our environment, our beliefs, our relationships and our life. To cultivate and nourish our new selves, we need a spiritually and physically clean and spacious home sanctuary. And while our modern day lifestyle may seem void of ancient traditions, there is an inherent knowing in our bones – one that reflects the cycles of nature and ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

Wisdom Of The Woman’s Heart

I write this piece with a humble heart, knowing full well that we men only get an occasional glimpse into the enigmatic depths that comprise humanity’s better half. In one of the last interviews he ever did, legendary Lakota elder Russell Means once told our team, “We men go from diaper to diaper – it’s a simple fact. You need a woman to take care of you at the beginning of your life, and at the end of your life. If you’re foolish enough not to recognize that throughout your life ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Wise Woman
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