PLANT MEDICINES FOR BODY & MIND

5 DIGESTIVE HERBS Used Since Ancient Times THE EMOTIONS IN OUR GUT, FASCINATING FACTS ON OUR SECOND BRAIN & HERBS THAT HEAL OUR GUT. Ancient teachings from around the world tell us that our emotional state has a dramatic impact on our physical health; they reflect an understanding that human beings are emotional creatures and that there is … Continue reading PLANT MEDICINES FOR BODY & MIND

The Dance at Earthbone Forest

The History of Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils The history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine, which in turn has been an integral part of magical practices. Herbal medicine has been used for more than treating minor ailments and disease; it has been instrumental in providing life-enhancing benefits. In most … Continue reading The Dance at Earthbone Forest

May Day: An Ancient Celebration

The 1st May is an ancient Northern Hemisphere festival, now known as ‘May Day’, which traditionally marked the return of spring. It is believed that the celebrations originated in agricultural rituals intended to ensure fertility for crops, held by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Later developments included the Celtic festival of Beltane and the … Continue reading May Day: An Ancient Celebration

Flowers for Food and Medicine

Ever since the first cave dweller got the first stomach ache, people have looked at plants to relieve their aches and pains. Which plants would cure which ailments? The question is ageless. Answers first came from {probably often painful} trial and error. Eventually, though, this was backed by experience and knowledge passed down from one … Continue reading Flowers for Food and Medicine

A Call To Our Ancestor’s

To blood and bone We sing in stone, In dirt and tree and root We pray to know In flame and snow The breadth of all our birth. We seek your words In food and mirth, In story and in myth, The ways that you, O Ancestors lived in love and frith. We seek you … Continue reading A Call To Our Ancestor’s

Ancient Forest’s

You can’t really consider Aspen tree by itself because aspens typically grow in large clonal colonies, which can be defined as an ‘a group of genetically identical individuals that have grown in a given location, all from a single ancestor. The Colonies usually grow through a process known as vegetative reproduction. A plant sends out horizontal stems … Continue reading Ancient Forest’s

Mabon

The crisp autumn wind blows around you. The leaves are changing their colors to sparkling yellow, scorching vermilion and burnished orange. All these signs remind us that Mabon is here. But what is Mabon exactly? Let’s examine what Mabon is, why it’s celebrated, the different myths that pertain to Mabon, and how Mabon can be … Continue reading Mabon

BACK TO SCHOOL LESSONS FROM ANCIENT GREEK MEDICINE

Hippocrates used the theories of the Four Temperaments in his humorist medical model to better understand his patients. What if we used this model to better understand the specific needs of a child preparing for another year of school? Even better, what if this helped us better relate to the child's needs when they are … Continue reading BACK TO SCHOOL LESSONS FROM ANCIENT GREEK MEDICINE

May Goddess Bless And Keep Us, May Wisdom Dwell Within Us, May We Create Peace.

Newborn Baby Welcoming Ritual I thought the idea of making a baby blanket with all the different ribbons on it was a beautiful idea. Newborn Ceremony This ritual welcomes a newborn into the "world family," providing protection for the infant as he or she grows in the material world. A ceremony can be done soon … Continue reading May Goddess Bless And Keep Us, May Wisdom Dwell Within Us, May We Create Peace.

About Sacred & Blessing Herbs

With the discovery of fire, early humans began to notice that aromatic smoke was produced by burning dried plants. As herbs, roots, resins and barks are changed from their physical form (of this world), they are changed by the element of fire into smoke (spirit world form). This transformation is evidence of the spirit within … Continue reading About Sacred & Blessing Herbs