2nd Moon of Summer 2019 – Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Greetings Dreamers, Artists, Healers and Moon Lovers and blessings to you on this New Moon. The 2nd new moon of Summer and a Solar Eclipse begins Tuesd… Source: 2nd Moon of Summer 2019 – Elder Mountain Dreaming

A Druid’s Primer on Land Healing: A Healing Grove of Renewal | The Druid’s Garden

Many years ago, I shared the story of the “mystery of the stumps”, which was my path into druidry. I grew up spending all my days in a forest that was rich, full, and bountiful.  When I… Source: A Druid’s Primer on Land Healing: A Healing Grove of Renewal | The Druid's Garden

The Halls of Amenti – An Ancient Egyptian Goddess – Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming  – I have had many mystical experiences this lifetime, for most of my life and each one was either shadowy, demonic or the light and divine and the more … Source: The Halls of Amenti – An Ancient Egyptian Goddess – Elder Mountain Dreaming

Clearing and protecting your energetic spaces at home from shadow walkers and demons. – Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – This is how I clear my space and spaces for those who hired me as an exorcist. I always do a thorough job and this process takes around 4-hours to do. Its not f… Source: Clearing and protecting your energetic spaces at home from shadow walkers and demons. – … Continue reading Clearing and protecting your energetic spaces at home from shadow walkers and demons. – Elder Mountain Dreaming

Sacred Tree Profile: Cherry (Prunus Serotina)’s Magic, Mythology, Medicine and Meaning

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Butterfly on choke cherry

When most people think of cherry trees, they think about plump, juicy, red or purple cherries from cultivated cherry trees.  However, here in the USA, we have a variety of wild cherries that are an interwoven and rich part of our landscape. An enigmatic tree found throughout the eastern part of North America and South America is prunus serotina, the wild cherry, black cherry, mountain black cherry, or rum cherry tree. Most people interact with this tree not in its living form, but through the beautiful reddish-brown heartwood that this tree produces, and that can be frequently found in their furniture and flooring.  And yet, this tree has so much more to offer than just beautiful wood! While I’m targeting my comments today about the black cherry, many of the material found here can be about *any* cherry tree local to you, including domesticated cherries.  Many…

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Working with and Honoring the Sun at the Solstice | The Druid’s Garden

The sun’s rays come over the horizon, on the solstice, the most sacred of days. The solstice goes my many names, the day of high light, midsummer, Alban Hefin. Across the globe and through ti… Source: Working with and Honoring the Sun at the Solstice | The Druid's Garden

Wine Cap Mushroom Cultivation: Wood Chips, Garden Beds, Recipes, and More

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How many times have you seen your neighbors getting tree work done or had tree work done yourself? The landscape company often comes with the big wood chipper and truck and then, after cutting up the wood, hauls that beautiful pile of chips off to some unknown location. Last year, our electric company came through and was doing tree work along our driveway and road to prune and cut trees too close to the power lines. We asked them to dump the wood chips on our property, and they were happy to do so. A lot of times, companies have to pay or go far out of their way to dump wood chips, and they see them as a “waste”; they will almost always dump them for free if you ask!  But a pile of wood chips are harldy a waste–they can offer you multiple yields over a period of…

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Blackcurrant, prosecco cheesecake becomes ice cream | ice cream magazine

    Thermals under a swim suit, water wings, sou’westers, mismatched wellies, crinoline skirt, factor 50 (obviously) on trend today. A joyous orrery alignment occurred as we rocked the cryptic… Source: Blackcurrant, prosecco cheesecake becomes ice cream | ice cream magazine

Foraging for Pigments from Local Rocks: Making Watercolors, Oils, and Egg Tempera Paint from the Land!

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Local Iron Oxide taken from a mineral spring, crushed, ground, sifted and made into paint! Local Iron Oxide taken from a mineral spring, crushed, ground, sifted and made into paint!

When I walk along the landscape here, I am greeted with the deep oranges and yellow oxides of our soils laden with heavy amounts of clay and iron.  These colors are reflected each time I dig into the subsoil, and as I drive through the countryside where mountains were cut through for roads. In other places, I might be greeted with reds, blues, or greens, all reflected in the geology of the land. Each region carries its own colors, and you can find the palate of the land in every stream bed.  Even an hour drive in any direction puts one in a new geological region–and this changes the colors of the stones and the soil.   You might think about these colors like a language–each landscape has its own language that you can learn to…

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DIY Firming Wild Rose Undereye Cream  – Herbal Academy

Learn all about wild rose in this wild rose herbal monograph and get a recipe for a DIY firming wild rose undereye cream to try as well! Source: DIY Firming Wild Rose Undereye Cream  – Herbal Academy