Eve of Bealtaine/Beltane

  The Celtic Festival of Bealtaine/Beltane which marks the beginning of summer in the ancient Celtic calendar is a Cross Quarter Day, half way between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. While the Bealtaine Festival is now associated with 1st May, the actual astronomical date is a number of days later. The festival was … Continue reading Eve of Bealtaine/Beltane

Raven, Harbinger of Cosmic Secrets

Raven/occult mysteries: the feather of the Raven is sacred to women like me. Within it lay the secrets of magick and manifestation; energies unseen; impossibilities realized. The magick of the Raven is wild and untamed; it carries the energies of the Wild-Woman, the Crone, the Sage, the Wizard, the Witch. The Raven will whisper in … Continue reading Raven, Harbinger of Cosmic Secrets

Wild Foragers, Violets, Spring Enchantments

Violet has been on our minds this spring as we see her pretty little flowers blooming here in southeastern Utah. Violets are one of the earliest wild plants to appear in the season, and we are reminded of her beauty as well as her long history of culinary and herbal use that may have us deciding … Continue reading Wild Foragers, Violets, Spring Enchantments

The Wisdom of Owls

Through pop culture references, like Winnie the Pooh, and through folklore, we all associate owls with wisdom at some time or other.  Rather than intellectual wisdom, though, owls are connected with the wisdom of the soul.  However, there are other qualities that owl has.  Owls are often seen as mysterious, mostly because many owls are … Continue reading The Wisdom of Owls

Respiratory Herbs and This Weekend Final Registration For Herbal Classes

As our 50% off Good Faith Gesture comes to a final close this Sunday, we want to extend a big welcome with arms wide open to all of our new students (and welcome back to returning students). Buckle up! We are going to take you on a fantastic journey! Together, we will explore the wild and … Continue reading Respiratory Herbs and This Weekend Final Registration For Herbal Classes

May Birthstone | Where are Emerald Birthstones Found? | GIA

Emerald, the birthstone for May, has been beloved for millennia, evoking rebirth and renewal. Widely regarded as the definition of green, emerald is the perfect color for spring. From the poetic description of Ireland as “the Emerald Isle” to the vibrant green of the famed gemstone itself—the May birthstone emerald has captured hearts and minds … Continue reading May Birthstone | Where are Emerald Birthstones Found? | GIA

April Birthstones | Diamond Birthstone Meaning & History | GIA

  Sparkling with an internal fire all its own, diamond is one of the world’s most sought-after and adored gemstones. Those born in April are lucky enough to call this scintillating gem their birthstone, a symbol of clarity and strength. Diamond is so strong, in fact, that its name comes from the Greek word "adamas," which … Continue reading April Birthstones | Diamond Birthstone Meaning & History | GIA

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

Floret Joins the Magnolia Network – Floret Flowers

SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH MAGNOLIA NETWORK PREVIEW Get a sneak peek of our new series, "Growing Floret" After nearly a year of secrecy, I am so excited to finally be able to share the incredible news that we’ve been filming a documentary series about our farm for Chip and Joanna Gaines’s upcoming Magnolia network! https://youtu.be/aQVs5Q-MIUM This … Continue reading Floret Joins the Magnolia Network – Floret Flowers

Solanaceae in the Garden of Shadow | Coby Michael Ward

Solanaceae: The Witches of the Plant World There are no plants more specifically associated with Witchcraft and the Devil than those that belong to the family of Nightshade, the Solanaceae. In Latin, Solanaceae means “to soothe,” and they are valued for their pain-relieving and sedative properties. This category consists of the infamous plants of the medieval … Continue reading Solanaceae in the Garden of Shadow | Coby Michael Ward