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Serenity Medicine

One of the things that I have been wrestling with in my consciousness are the ways that people are seeking to create a “better”world. There is just so much information, explanations and analyzations of how bad the world is and how we have to do this and that to make it better. And not just […]

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I am the Hawk, Soaring Over the Land

Happy Winter Solstice, Lovers of the Green,  I have recorded an essay I wrote, “I am the Hawk, Soaring Over the Land” as an offering for this Winter Solstice, the end of the year and the end of a decade.  May we birth a world of beauty for everyone. Love and Peace, to All, Julie […]

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Winter Solstice Haiku

Winter Solstice Blessings to Everyone! Seven years ago, I wrote these haiku over a period of thirteen days near the Winter Solstice. May the darkness comfort you and may you find illumination and radiance. May it be in Beauty. Peace and Abundant Green Blessings, Julie   Haiku #1 Swiftly Moving Wind What is not needed […]

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This is the Kind of Herbalist I Am-Recording

Hello Everyone, I must recorded an essay I wrote called the “This is the Kind of Herbalist I Am”. I offer this in gratitude for the plants and the trees. Peace and Abundant Green Blessings, Julie

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Burdock Teacher Recording

Burdock in the blackberry circle. Burdock leaf

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Creating an Alliance with the Plant World

  It’s been over twenty years since I began my journey with shamanic herbalism and the wise woman tradition. I have always had the plants in my life in one way of another. Even as a small child, I would venture into the park near my house with my best friend and we would play […]

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I Offer Persephone an Apple

Apple’s Initiation ~ Persephone’s Teaching Allow yourself to enter the story and receive Persephone’s gifts. I Offer Persephone an Apple I have learned quite a bit from standing under our Gravenstein Apple Tree. She is a stately home for many birds and insects. She wears garlands of pink blossoms in spring and in Autumn her […]

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Wisdom to Hold Ground

Wisdom to Hold Ground ~ Written July 9, 2007 I found this poem I had written a number of years ago. This energy, this wisdom, this wild gardening life is still with me.  It has evolved, strengthened and transmuted over the years.  And I am so grateful. sun filled world bright days wild dark nights […]

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Crafting Wild Rose-Herbal Infused Oil

Crafting Wild Rose-Herbal Infused Oil Making herbal infused oil with rose is one of my favorite preparation. You can make infused oil from garden roses as well. (It won’t be quite as potent.) You will need organic olive oil, a jar with a wide mouth, a lid, label and pen. Go to where the wild […]

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Dandelion Flower~Herbal Infused Oil-Listening, Asking, Harvesting, Crafting, Utilizing

Springtime, the time of the first great growth of the plants is the time when dandelion is in flower. I have been joyously gathering dandelion blossoms for over 20 years now. I often make tincture, herbal vinegar and sometimes I make oxymel, syrup and wine with the blossoms. Late April and early May is the […]

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