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THE TWO TYPES OF IMMUNITY

Our bodies as well as the compositions of all pathogens (bacterial, fungal, viral) are complex, and to claim that one herb functions like an “easy button” that is a one size fits all solution would be very misleading. In my work, I see that on a physiological level of plant medicine, there is as much of a defensive measure and

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Astral Dream mist placed next to orange poppy

PLANTS AS PERSONS

“We do [plants] an injustice when we treat them as less than they are, destroy them without compunction, see them as morning more than potential lumber, wood chips or fuel for our needs…” — Val Plumwood⁣ They are not products.⁣ They are not plant extracts, essential oils, resins, compounds, or other human-made rendering.⁣ They are plant persons. ⁣ They are

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INTEGRATION

I’ve been resisting the integration of two very real sides to me: One side is the mystic, the shamanic intuitive, the witch who works with plants and hears their whispers. The other side is the “science geek”. The one that biohacks and loves what technology can offer for humans. The one that is a neurofeedback practitioner. Both expressions of me

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SMELLS LIKE TEEN GOSSIP: TALES + TIPS ON PSYCHIC SMELLING

I smell things. Some describe this as extra-sensory scent, clairolfaction or clairolfactance. Others simply call it psychic smelling. My first time was when I was in junior high. A “mean girl” spread some rumour about me (eye roll — I was talking to her boyfriend — correction— her boyfriend was talking to me), and she claimed the rumour was started

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HEALING FOOD PATTERNS WITH CORE SHAMANISM

One aspect about shamanism is that the craft is about RELATIONSHIP. I can speak to plants, to animals, to the elements, to the dead, and so forth. In my work, I also speak to what is seen as “objects” and when I am in relationship with those things, there is medicine to be found there as well. Take food for

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INVOKING THE CRONE: UNPACKING AGEIST BIASES

The feminist says every woman (and all who identify as) is unique and beautiful in her way, with her personal stories kept as sacred scriptures in her body, her temple. There are feminists EVERYWHERE, in all professions. Females represent an immense pool of economic buying might, yet, it perplexes and pains me that older, naturally aging women are so little

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THE TWO TYPES OF IMMUNITY

Our bodies as well as the compositions of all pathogens (bacterial, fungal, viral) are complex, and to claim that one herb functions like an “easy button” that is a one size fits all solution would be very misleading. In my work, I see that on a physiological level of plant medicine, there is as much of a defensive measure and

Read More »
Astral Dream mist placed next to orange poppy

PLANTS AS PERSONS

“We do [plants] an injustice when we treat them as less than they are, destroy them without compunction, see them as morning more than potential lumber, wood chips or fuel for our needs…” — Val Plumwood⁣ They are not products.⁣ They are not plant extracts, essential oils, resins, compounds, or other human-made rendering.⁣ They are plant persons. ⁣ They are

Read More »

INTEGRATION

I’ve been resisting the integration of two very real sides to me: One side is the mystic, the shamanic intuitive, the witch who works with plants and hears their whispers. The other side is the “science geek”. The one that biohacks and loves what technology can offer for humans. The one that is a neurofeedback practitioner. Both expressions of me

Read More »

SMELLS LIKE TEEN GOSSIP: TALES + TIPS ON PSYCHIC SMELLING

I smell things. Some describe this as extra-sensory scent, clairolfaction or clairolfactance. Others simply call it psychic smelling. My first time was when I was in junior high. A “mean girl” spread some rumour about me (eye roll — I was talking to her boyfriend — correction— her boyfriend was talking to me), and she claimed the rumour was started

Read More »

HEALING FOOD PATTERNS WITH CORE SHAMANISM

One aspect about shamanism is that the craft is about RELATIONSHIP. I can speak to plants, to animals, to the elements, to the dead, and so forth. In my work, I also speak to what is seen as “objects” and when I am in relationship with those things, there is medicine to be found there as well. Take food for

Read More »

INVOKING THE CRONE: UNPACKING AGEIST BIASES

The feminist says every woman (and all who identify as) is unique and beautiful in her way, with her personal stories kept as sacred scriptures in her body, her temple. There are feminists EVERYWHERE, in all professions. Females represent an immense pool of economic buying might, yet, it perplexes and pains me that older, naturally aging women are so little

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