Making Acorn Ink – Instructions and Recipes

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Acorn Ink! (Great color!)

Acorn ink, derived from the mighty oak tree, can be a wonderful addition to your druid practice or art studio.  Inks can be used for all manner of useful things, from drawing and artwork to the creation of sigils, writing in a druid’s journal, or engaging in other magical work.  In this post, I’ll share a method for making an acorn ink as well as a rust garden (that you can use to strengthen the color of this and other natural inks, like walnut).  I’m posting this now because I have found that acorns are best gathered for this not right after they drop, but after they’ve sat on the ground for some time (such as over the winter months).  This is a way for you to use acorns pretty much year-round, connect deeply to the energy of the oak tree, and localize your practice.

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HEART CHAKRA & Crystal Healing | FREE 10-Week Study of Chakras! (Week 6) – Reiki Gem Wellness

Heart Chakra Activation & Balancing with Gemstones (Video #11 in the Series) Welcome to this 10-Week study of Chakras & Crystal Healing! In this video, we delve into the Chakra study of the Heart Chakra & Crystal Healing. The Heart Chakra is the home of our ability to Give and Receive Love! This Chakra helps us … Continue reading HEART CHAKRA & Crystal Healing | FREE 10-Week Study of Chakras! (Week 6) – Reiki Gem Wellness

SMOKY QUARTZ Guided Meditation for Practical Crystal Healing – Reiki Gem Wellness

Check out this Smoky Quartz Guided Meditation video to see if Smoky Quartz is a gemstone that can support you during everyday life situations! Source: SMOKY QUARTZ Guided Meditation for Practical Crystal Healing - Reiki Gem Wellness

Day 32 – Quarantine Magick

Silver RavenWolf

In life, sometimes situations seem to be hopelessly tangled!  Or, we need to “trip something up” to stop circumstances from steamrolling us into the ground.  Tangle Charms are a simple, easy technique to master and great to use when you feel events are somehow out of control, or when you don’t have all the information to move in a definitive direction.

The Mind and the Emotions-– all tangled situations are birthed in the mind and fueled by the emotion. Where one person may think a particular situation is horrendously stagnating, another may breeze right through the problem. It all depends on your personal perception and your focus. If you focus on the problem, it becomes more tangled. If you allow your mind to view a bigger picture, or…

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Spirital Lessons of Ecological Succession for the Pandemic: Healing the Land, Healing the Soul

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The quiet that nature provides... Nature heals!

Ecological succession is nature’s approach to healing.  From bare rock, ecological succession allows forests to eventually grow.  Ecological succession has much to teach us as a powerful lesson from nature, and it is a particularly useful thing to meditate upon during the pandemic.  As we can look to how nature heals, it offers us guidance and stability during this challenging time.  Thus, today’s post introduces the idea of ecological succession and how these lessons can be helpful to us as spiritual lessons for thought and reflection. This post is part of my land healing series.  For earlier posts, you can see a framework for land healing, land healing as a spiritual practice, a ritual for putting the land to sleep, and a primer for physical land healing.

Ecological Succession

Because nature works on larger time scales, its not always obvious that nature is engaging in…

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Elderberry Ice Cubes

The Dancing Herbalist

I often see individuals wanting to make elderberry syrup and then not wanting the sugar so they try to find another solution. Some try to substitute the sugar, others head to making a tincture but I really think that elderberry is best extracted in water, in a decoction. So how do we make a larger batch to save us time and not use the sugar? We can make ice cubes!

Any herbal tea can be frozen after extracted but elderberry is such a lovely color that it makes a delicious and colorful treat when it is frozen. You have a few different options to consider when making these ice cubes. Keep in mind that you may want to invest in non-plastic ice cube trays if you are going to be making these frequently to avoid the plastic leaching into your herbal products.

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How To Make Homemade Fire Cider – Herbal Academy

Fire cider is a traditional immune-supporting remedy with deep roots in folk medicine (but most popularly championed by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar). At its most basic, it’s a zesty infused vinegar, packed with powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and circulatory herbs. The addition of hot peppers and a little local honey makes it both spicy and … Continue reading How To Make Homemade Fire Cider – Herbal Academy

Crazy for Cosmos – Floret Flowers

Of all the annual flowering plants you can grow in your cutting garden (or even the back of your veggie patch), none is more productive than cosmos. They truly are a cut-and-come-again flower: The more you harvest them, the more they bloom. A single planting will produce buckets of airy, delicate, daisy-like blossoms for many … Continue reading Crazy for Cosmos – Floret Flowers

Wild Spring Greens: A Superfood Recipe Round-up! – Gather Victoria

Today there is a huge demand for antiviral and immune-supportive herbs amid growing concern over COVID-19. Many are sold right out as herbalists scramble to get packages out. But don’t worry – I’ve got good news – the wild spring greens are here! Jam-packed with “nutraceuticals” known to have antiviral, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, immune supportive and … Continue reading Wild Spring Greens: A Superfood Recipe Round-up! – Gather Victoria

Reishi, Defying Gravity

Ganoderma lucidum The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals (Wild Wisdom) Reishi mushroom is the Yoda of the plant world, helping you assimilate life's experiences and turn them into wisdom. The Taoists teach that Reishi can show you where your power lies, which some might call your destiny. Reishi's not some soft, … Continue reading Reishi, Defying Gravity