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Pan-acea

Pan-acea

I’m not really afraid of the dark. Nor am I necessarily afraid of the deep woods. Though both hold an energy that is wild unlike any felt in the warmth of the sunshine… I was fortunate enough to feel Pan’s presence during my first year as an Earth Apprentice in 2009. I was studying with sweet Basil, the Aromatic Prince, and felt a dark energy around me… He is the trickster. He is the sexy beast whose barnyard scent offends and intrigues. He is Nature before it splits off into civilization… I offer you this ancient Greek character and the lessons this manifested vision of energy teaches us. Continue reading

Herbaloo[book]Review: Wildly Nourished

Herbaloo[book]Review: Wildly Nourished

Wildly Nourished, A family guide to wild edible greens, flowers, roots and seeds by Leaf, herbalist and wild edibles expert in Belgium Published on April 8, 2013 I first met Leaf on twitter, following her to read more of her whimsical and very informative posts.  I have since become a fan of her blog and … Continue reading

Apothecary Pop-Up :: Beltane – Solstice

Apothecary Pop-Up :: Beltane – Solstice

Spring is on its way out – here are the “good-for-yous” that have broken ground before the true heat of summer! Chenopodium * Plantago * Sambucus * Lactuca * Asclepias * Prunella * Potentilla * Valeriana * Hypericum on June 19th surrounded (protected?) by a ring of Poison Ivy (*see comments below) * Achillea * … Continue reading

Mutant Wildflowers

Mutant Wildflowers

Thoughts on these multiple-headed genetic drifters? Plants have the ability to affect our DNA. What changes theirs?  Random acts of Nature? Is it beneficial to have many heads?  You would need multiple hats. I was induced into trance with Tulsi, and her and the Shaman taught me to learn something new. A simple request, but … Continue reading

Musings from the Field: Cilantro & Dill

I convinced my Farmer to save these two herbs.  He had considered tilling them in and reseeding – due to weediness.  But with a positive attitude he gladly accepted and now there will be Cilantro & Dill for this week’s harvest!  Five different workers all had a chance to impart their special love to the … Continue reading