La Befana Cake: Honouring The Old Witch of Winter – Gather Victoria

According to Italian anthropologists and authors Claudia and Luigi Manciocco, Befana’s origins back to Neolithic beliefs in a great goddess associated with fertility and agriculture. Author Judika Illes writes, “Befana may predate Christianity and may originally be a goddess of ancestral spirits, forest, and the passage of time.” In the book Vestiges of Ancient Manners … Continue reading La Befana Cake: Honouring The Old Witch of Winter – Gather Victoria

HERBS of SATURN

bones, skin + collagen boosters Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the most distant that can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn is the second largest planet and is best known for its fabulous ring system that was first observed in 1610 by the astronomer Galileo Galilei. Ancient Greeks and Romans, … Continue reading HERBS of SATURN

How to Make Mead with Berries & Spices

Homemade spiced berry mead is a delicious and easy departure from the usual golden elixir. Its stunning amethyst color and fruity pop is a must-try homebrewing adventure! It is believed that the honor of "oldest alcoholic beverage on the planet" goes to mead. Evidence of this enchanting gold elixir has been found in Chinese pottery … Continue reading How to Make Mead with Berries & Spices

Herbs of Mars

Energizers and An Activating Potion S Y M B O L S  OF  M A R S Archetypally, Mars embodies the manner in which we bring ideas, dreams, and desires into manifestation. The energy of Mars yields us the power of strength, courage and physical activity.  Astrologers see Mars as a key element to one’s drive, … Continue reading Herbs of Mars

Herbs of Venus

S Y M B O L S   O F   V E N U S A key concept in dealing with the Venusian symbology and attributes is harmony. The balancing force represented by one of Venus's rulerships, Libra, may be taken as a good metaphor for the playing out of balance on every level. Venus, being … Continue reading Herbs of Venus

Homemade Honeysuckle Syrup & 6 Ways To Use It

Honeysuckle is also useful in soothing spasms in the digestive and respiratory tract. Waller specifies this use of honeysuckle for spasms associated with asthma (Grieve, n.d.). It is used to stimulate the uterus (Hardin, 2007), and has even been used in Eastern cultures for cancers of the lung and breast (Harden, 2007; Tierra, 1998). Honeysuckle energetics … Continue reading Homemade Honeysuckle Syrup & 6 Ways To Use It

Arnica Ointment Recipe

Many people reach for arnica cream for their bruises, sprains, and strains. Make your own arnica ointment that’s better than anything you can buy in the stores. Source: Arnica Ointment Recipe

MUSHROOMS WITH CACAO : ADAPTOGENIC TREATS TO ELEVATE YOUR BODY & SOUL

Many folks have been asking lately on how they can upgrade their sweet tooth with appetite curving herbs. There’s not really a particular herb that completely curves your appetite, but more of a lifestyle that you can shape that’ll prevent you from desiring a sugar bomb. Of course, we have amazing fruits like the miracle … Continue reading MUSHROOMS WITH CACAO : ADAPTOGENIC TREATS TO ELEVATE YOUR BODY & SOUL

Lilac Madeleine Cookies: Remembrance of Fragrances Past – gather

These legendary sponge-cake cookies were immortalized by French writer Marcel Proust. In his book Remembrance of Things Past Proust’s narrator tastes a Madeleine dipped in tea and is immediately sw… Source: Lilac Madeleine Cookies: Remembrance of Fragrances Past – gather

Artemisia Moontime Elixir:  A Recipe For Dream Magic – gather

“Has artemisia come to help us unlock the deep dreams that day to day living has swept seemingly out of reach? Has she come to guard us and protect us while we realign ourselves with the strength o… Source: Artemisia Moontime Elixir:  A Recipe For Dream Magic – gather