Tuesday, January 29, 2013

B is for Babalon - Pagan Blog Project Intro

Hello readers,

I'm a little late in the game but I wanted to start working with the Pagan Blog Project.

What is The Pagan Blog Project? (The Short Answer)
This project is a way to spend a full year dedicating time each week very specifically to studying, reflecting, and sharing your spiritual and magickal path. The project consists of a single blog post each week posted on your blog each Friday for the year of 2012 that will involve a topic that relates to Paganism, Witchcraft, magick, spirituality, and so on. You can use your posts to share your views on a topic, to talk about your own personal experiences, or to act as a catalyst to research a subject that you may not know much about and then share what you learn and how you feel about that. Each week there is a specific prompt for you to work with in writing your post, a prompt that will focus on a letter of the alphabet each week providing you a framework for your writing as well as a common thread for all participants to share in.

Great, I love it! How do I sign up?
  1. Click on the 2013 Pagan Bloggers tab to list your blog for the Project.  Follow the simple instructions in the link generator to add yourself to the Project.
  2. Join the Forums.  Introduce yourself and your blog to everyone in the group.
  3. Grab one of the buttons or banners and post it to your blog!
  4. Right click and select “Save As” to save the picture to your computer. Then upload it to your own website or blog and link it back to this page (http://www.paganblogproject.com).
  5. Tag your posts! When you post your weekly post as part of the Pagan Blog Project, be sure to tag it as “Pagan Blog Project”. If you share your posts on Twitter be sure to use the hashtag #PaganBlogProject.
(the above was taken from the Pagan Blog Project site and not my own writing)

So, since I'm late in the game, I'm on Week 4 and letter B

B is for Babalon

Their eyes on my body become 
hands on my flesh. 
Grabbing, panting, 
hungry for more than simple release. 
Their body speaks to my body 
desperate longing 
shame, fear, hate. 

My body speaks back, 
fulfillment, abundance 
Yes yes honey, you are sick and twisted and broken and wrong 
  and oh boy do you make me hot 
Come, share some of that pain with me. 
Come on. 
Come in. 
Come for me. 

And they do.

~ a segment from 'Whore' A poem for Babylon, by Raven's Boy

Wikipedia explains Babalon (not to be confused with Babylon, the city):
Babalon (also known as The Scarlet Woman, The Great Mother or The Mother of Abominations) is a goddess found in the mystical system of Thelema, which was established in 1904 with English author and occultist Aleister Crowley's writing of The Book of the Law. In her most abstract form, she represents the female sexual impulse and the liberated woman; although she can also be identified with Mother Earth, in her most fertile sense. At the same time, Crowley believed that Babalon had an earthly aspect in the form of a spiritual office, which could be filled by actual women—usually as a counterpart to his own identification as "To Mega Therion" (The Great Beast)—whose duty was then to help manifest the energies of the current Aeon of Horus.

Her consort is Chaos, the "Father of Life" and the male form of the Creative Principle. Babalon is often described as being girt with a sword and riding the Beast. She is often referred to as a sacred whore, and her primary symbol is the Chalice or Graal.
As Crowley wrote in his The Book of Thoth, "she rides astride the Beast; in her left hand she holds the reins, representing the passion which unites them. In her right she holds aloft the cup, the Holy Grail aflame with love and death. In this cup are mingled the elements of the sacrament of the Aeon".

The following correspondences are from Thelemepedia, which connect Babalon with Binah:

Qabalistic Attributions
Key Scale: 3
Name: Binah (Understanding)
Astrology: Saturn

Thelemic: Babalon 
Egyptian (selection): Maut, Isis, Nephthys
Egyptian (practical): Nephthys
Hindu: Bhavani (all forms of Sakti), Prana (as Force), Yoni 
Scandinavian: Frigga
Greek: Cybele, Demeter, Rhea, Heré, [Psyché, Kronos]
Roman: Juno, Cybele, Hecate
Christian: The Virgin Mary

King Scale: Crimson 
Queen Scale: Black 
Emperor Scale: Dark brown 
Empress Scale: Grey flecked pink

Material Correspondences
Animals: Woman [Bee]
Plant: Cypress, Opium Poppy [Lotus, Lily, Ivy]
Precious Stone: Star Sapphire, Pearl
Perfume: Myrrh, Civet
Vegetable Drug: Belladonna, Soma
Mineral Drug: Silver
Alchemical Metal: Iron 

Magick & Mysticism
Element: Root of Water
Magical Weapons: Yoni, the Outer Robe of Concealment [The Cup, the Shining Star] (#)
Chakra: Visuddhi (Larynx)
Forty Buddhist Meditations: Compassion
Magical Power: The Vision of Sorrow [Vision of Wonder]
System of Taoism: Kwan-se-on, The Yin and Khwan

An amazing article about Babalon and the Thelemic - Pagan connection was written by Ankh af na Khonsu:
I had used Babalon’s symbol of the seven pointed star of even points inscribed with name באבאלענ as a portal to her astral plane and the passage quoted above was only a small portion of my communication with her. The vision made certain prognostications about my progress on the magickal path that later came to fruition and it was for these results that I had primarily recalled this particular operation, until the conversation mentioned above.

The feminine principal that is revered in both Thelema and by witches is the cycle of the feminine lifespan from the virginal Artemis, through the potently fertile Mother Goddesses and finally the crones that mark the approach of the dark moon and the potential for rebirth. This cycle is also replicated in the four feminine forms that are represented in the Thelemite feminine spiritual hierarchy as Nu is purely feminine and precedes the appearance of the male principal of Hadit which is the first emanation from the Ain Soph Aur.


Babalon Rising Festival 2013 - speakers this year include Donald M. Kraig, David Campbell, Frater Usul, Mgdlyn M.

Monday, January 28, 2013

HedgeWife Seeks Scoby

Hi all!

I thought I would share with you all this search I've been going through for a Kombucha Scoby. I saw one on Craigslist in the Anchorage area the other day and missed it...then another one in the Matsu area...and missed it but I'm on a list for another when his scoby mama makes another baby.
So I'm seeking one of these lovely bacteria/yeast creatures and my hubs was starting to worry about why I was looking at pictures of blobs on the internet so adoringly today. I showed him the following video from The Raw Food World - warning, it takes a bit to get to the part about kombucha, you'll have to suffer through watching Matt and Sola eat Raw desserts and drooling a lil haha. But the part with the mama scoby is cool and I like the explanation even though they call it a mushroom, which it is not - it is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast...just to clarify.

I'll be sure to post more when I get a scoby of my own...I think I'll call her Daphne...get it? Scoby...scooby doo...daphne...I need to go to bed...

love and light and kombucha blessings


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Basic Magical Herbs Lesson 10

Welcome to the last Basic Magical Herbs Lesson! At least for Basic Herbs 101 on Witch School (there is a 102, and yes I am taking the course).
If you've missed the last 10 lessons they are listed here
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Lesson 9

And here is Lesson 10

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus)
This is actually an herb I've come into contact with often lately (in the form of balms, tea, and its dried form for smudging).
Pictured is Herbal Revolution's Luscious Body Butter in Lemongrass - I received a small tub of this heavenly body butter for the Solstice and I love it. Its like spreading a silky, lemony-sweet cloud over my dry skin.

Medicinal Uses: digestive problems, small fevers, athletes feet

Magical Uses: repels snakes, lust, psychic powers

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs states:
"Lemongrass planted around the home and in the garden will repel snakes. It is also used in some lust potions, as well as in an infusion to aid in developing psychic powers."

The Lucky Mojo listing for Lemongrass states:
"LEMONGRASS is a tropical plant with a lemon-like fragrance. We are told that this herb has been used by many people for the purpose of Warding Off Evil and bringing Good Luck in Love Affairs. Some of our customers tell us that they like to flavour food with LEMONGRASS to enhance Romance and Sexual Pleasure. LEMONGRASS is also a major ingredient in the celebrated New Orleans Style Van Van Oil, which is used to dress amulets, and it enhances the popular Chinese Wash that is widely used to Clear Away Evil Messes and Crossed Conditions. Many folks tell us that they make LEMONGRASS into tea and add it to their regular floor wash to Get Rid of Jinxes and Enemy Tricks laid on the door-step. We do not make any claims for LEMONGRASS, and sell as a Curio only."

Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris)

Pictured is a Mugwort smudge stick available through Wax and Wane Wands on Etsy. Product description includes:

"Mugwort is one of the most common herbs used to burn for divination. It is commonly used by neopagans to toss onto ritual bonfires at Beltane and Midsummer's Eve, and Yule, in order to clearly see the future. Burning Mugwort enhances clairvoyance, psychic dreams, astral projection, and vision quests. It is traditionally placed in the shoes to prevent fatigue (and absorb odor and moisture!) on long journeys. It is used to smudge divinatory tools such as oracles, tarot, and crystal balls. It is often used in conjunction with amethyst and quartz crystals.
It is a feminine herb, it's element is Air, and it's Deity connection is to Venus."
Medicinal Uses: depression with loss of appetite, round worm, menstrual cramps

Magical Uses: strength, prophetic dreams, astral projection

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs states:
"Place mugwort in the shoes to gain strength during long walks or runs. For this purpose, pick mugwort before sunrise, saying:
'Tollam te artemesia, ne lassus sin in via.'
A pillow stuffed with mugwort and slept upon will produce prophetic dreams. 
Mugwort is also burned with sandalwood or wormwood during scrying rituals, and a mugwort infusion is drunk (sweetened with honey) before divination. 
The infusion is also used to wash crystal balls and magic mirrors, and mugwort leaves are placed around the base of the ball (or beneath it) to aid in psychic working..."

The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells gives a warning in regards to Mugwort:
"Even more than most plants, the different forms of the botanical are not interchangeable:

  • Although mugwort is largely considered a woman's herb, it is not safe for pregnant women or for those actively trying to become pregnant. It can cause profound uterine contractions. 
  • With the exception of pregnant women, the herb is generally safe for adults, in moderate doses.
  • The flower essence remedy is the safest method for use, particularly when psychic enhancement is desired. 
  • Mugwort essential oil, also known as armoise, its French name, is not safe for anyone. Mugwort's latent destructive powers, potential neurotoxins, are concentrated in the essential oil. It should not be used except possible under the most expert professional supervision."

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)

Pictured is Lily of the Valley oil from Rita's Spiritual Goods on Etsy.
"Rita's Lily of the Valley Spiritual Mist Spray has been designed to help you attract joy and success into your life while lifting your spirits.
If you haven't been feeling like yourself lately take a ritual bath or shower and dress your person with this beautiful scent as soon as you are out, it will help clear your energy and lift your spiritual vibrations. To invite joy and happiness into your home spray in each room daily as well as over your altar."

Medicinal Uses: congestive heart failure, and other heart complications (used in pharmaceuticals)

Magickal Uses: mental powers, happiness, memory

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs states:
"Use to improve the memory and mind. When placed in a room, these flowers cheer the heart and lift the spirit of those present."

Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells lists Lily of the Valley as used in a Spirit Summoning Spell:
Flower Fairy Summoning: Lily of the Valley
"Gather lily of the valley flowers. Dry and powder them, then burn them by themselves or in combination with lavender and honeysuckle. This fragrance allegedly summons the flower fairies. (Caution: Lily of the Valley is potentially toxic. Do not ingest.)"

Monday, January 21, 2013

Free Reiki Attunement Video

Last night, I came across a video that I wanted to share with you all.
First, some background.
Sherry Andrea runs a site in which she offers Usui Reiki I, II, and Master levels, Kundalini Reiki, Ethereal Crystals, and Fusion Reiki for free - she only asks that you purchase the manuals at $5 each on her site - a steal when I've seen just one level of attunement go for $300 before.

The video is short and concise and afterwards you might remain in meditation for sometime, or go to sleep.

I remained in meditation for about an hour but I did pause to switch the videos to one found HERE that helped me stay in meditation and ignore the night sounds around me of running cars, people on the stairs, etc.

Shery Andrea also has a video on YouTube that explains Why you should be attuned to Reiki HERE.

Now I normally try and veer away from describing my experience of an attuenemnt here in full as I do not want to influence what anyone else sees or feels but since I was skeptical of this attunement (I always am of a good thing) I thought sharing my experience might help.

I was surrounding with empty space and my hands were vibrating with energy
I was given a given an orb that looked like Earth, then turned into a clear crystal point which raised up above my head then came down through me through my crown and out my base into a deep spiraling abyss below. There, it rebounded and returned to me through my throat. 

My throat felt full, as if I would burp or gag. I began breathing out hard, expelling blue black air that entered the space void and dissipated. This continued until the feeling of gaggin was gone – a throat chakra block was being cleared.

The next crystal was violet and entered my third eye – I was told by a soft voice that I would see now, I would see what ailed people in order to heal them
The next was a pink crystal quickly heading towards my heart where it shattered and suddenly I felt small bits of energy hit my heart, lungs and rib cage where they melded into my very cells. 

I then saw the earth as if I was floating in space and I was told “Heal Her” I directed my still tingling hands downward to her core and filled her with energy that came at me from all around. The voice said "As Above So Below."

The next crystal was orange and came up through my base into my womb. I felt like this was appropriate as I was helping heal our Mother Earth, the physical of the creating force.
The next was a red crystal that hit the base of my spine and I saw a very small red dragon there, coiled and ready. 
The next was bright yellow and it hit my solar plexus with force and ignited what looked like a small sun. 

Before I could react I saw a white dragon rise up form the abyss. I thought it was my dragon guardian, Akh, but he was here with me and denied that this white being was him. He told me that this white dragon would be with me to guide me as a Healer – a new spirit guide.

Then I saw a great turquoise eye that examined me. It asked if I wanted to SEE and I said yes and two eyes overlapped mine, both turquoise and gold and I was told I would now see through the veil and through the body. 

When I finally laid down (I was sitting the whole time prior) I saw a great Buddha that turned into Quan Yin that turned into Yemeya all with a silvery white star in the middle of their forehead. I was in awe and in peace at the same time. 

Finally, I slept and before dosing I gave permission that the Reiki empowerment would continue as I slept. 
This morning, other than my arm being asleep from where I had laid on it, I felt rejuvenated and replenished – my sleep was deep, my energy is high, I feel great. 

And because I was still wary and it is always good to check yourself...I did a pendulum reading on the reiki attunement. The reading affirmed that I have been attuned to Reiki levels I, II, and Master level and that I am now a Reiki practitioner.
(for those of you who are curious I use an ametrine pendulum on a silver chain).

Does this mean I will discontinue my studies with the Reiki school linked to Witch School? No, because it is always good to re-attune and learn more (just like the above video says.

Love and light,


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lucky Mojo

For those of you interested in updates about my goings on...

I just ordered the book
Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by Cat Yronwode
This, and reading her articles on Hoodoo in Theory and Practice are the first steps in taking her course on Hoodoo and Rootworking.

I've been wanting to take this course since I heard about it from my friend Edward 2...3 years ago. The homework is in depth, the articles well researched, and the spells...well...seem intense.
I look forward to learning more.

To see inside Cat Yronwode's Lucky Mojo, here is a great video I found online.

After calculating...
Not counting the book, which I purchase via E-bay,
It will cost me $104 for the course (plus $12 shipping, if I read the website correctly)
Plus, the required purchased form her shop will be $157.50 (this includes the shipping cost of $10 x 4 as the purchases must be bought over time).
Here's hoping I get a lot of readings >.<

Hoodoo Blessings,


Basic Magical Herbs Lesson 9

Salt (Sodium Chloride)
(Not an actual herb, it's a mineral so I've added a little more information from the lesson text because it may not be in your normal magical herb correspondence sheets and books)
Planetary Ruler: Mars
Gender: female
Elemental Rule: Earth
Medicinal Uses: sore throat, bee stings, dental issues, healing cuts
Magical Uses: cleansing, purifying, healing, consecration

I mostly use salt for protection. When casting a circle, I used salt or salt-water (holy water) as an outline for its protective and purifying qualities. I also use it along window sills and door ways to protect when I'm doing  any sort of magical working that might create a beacon for nastiness.
It is by far the easiest of the herbs to obtain but, it may be difficult to choose as there is quite a variety available now. Everything from basic iodized table salt to flakes of Celtic sea salt to Pink Himilayan to Witches Black can be bought at local super markets and online retailers. It is always best to work with what your intuition guides you too or find a salt that matches the other tools in your ritual.

Pictured is a set of black and white salt from Dewberry's Herbal on Etsy.
The product description:
"Traditionally used for Generations, Salt has long been associated with magic and mysticism. Within these practices it is sometimes used as a wash for magical scrying mirrors, as well as parts of consecration and purification rituals. It is also sometimes used in protective magic and ritual, as well as for the cleansing and purification of crystals. 
Black Salt is used for the removal of Negative influences, Casting Circles, Cleansing, add to other mixtures or blend small amounts with ink to increase the potency of your magickal seals.
Sprinkle in corners of your home or office; perimeter or corners of your land; Sprinkle when casting a circle; use in all purification and blessing rituals."

Chamomile from Raven Moonlight
Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Medicinal Uses: digestive problems, painful menstruation, insomnia
Magical Uses: prosperity, meditation, healing

The following Rest In Peace Chamomile Spell comes from Lady Abyss on Witches of the Craft. Please visit their website for more information and spells with Chamomile.

"A carpet of chamomile planter over a grave encourages the dead to sleep and also eases their passage to the next realm."

Lucky Mojo describes their chamomile thus:

"CHAMOMILE FLOWERS are widely considered to be a Lucky herb. We believe that these flowers have been used by many people for the purpose of bringing Good Luck in Money Matters and especially at Games of Chance. Folks experienced at cards, slots, keno, the racetrack, the lottery, and bingo tell us that if their Hands are Clean, they believe they will have Good Luck. Therefore, they wash their hands with GOLDEN CHAMOMILE to Bring in the Winnings. Empty this packet into boiling water and let it steep for seven minutes. Strain and store until needed. Before betting, wash your hands with the golden liquid and recite the 23rd Psalm ("The Lord is my shepherd...") while concentrating on your desires."

Windy Acres Diary Photo
Caster Bean (Ricinus communes)
***Poison Do Not Consume***
Medicinal Uses: medications are made by pharmaceuticals only
Magical Uses: protection, evil eye, negativity, absorbs evil.

Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells:

Protection Bottle (1)

"To protect against malevolent magic:

  1. Place a single caster bean in a small glass bottle.
  2. Seal it tightly. Keep one bottle and bean in each room of the house. 
  3. Replace the beans at every new moon."

Monday, January 14, 2013

Choosing an Attunement

Over the next few days, along with my posts about magical herbs, spells, and whatnot you'll probably be reading some posts about the attunements I will be receiving from various mentors and guides.
For those of you that do not know what an attunement is -

Attunement is a ritual in which a teacher/Master/mentor/guide initiates another into the energy system usually after study of manuals explaining how and when to use the energy. This can be done face to face usually during or after a cleansing using that system or long distance through meditation and the receiver connects to the energy through a chi ball or by accessing the Cosmic Healing Bank (I'll talk about these things later).

I thought, since I'll be talking about it, I'll tell you all how I choose what attunements to take out of the MANY that are available in the wide world.

First off, 
I listen to omens and intuition. If something keeps coming up in my life, I have made note to pay attention.
It happened with my studies of Orion, the same with the need for stones like fluorite (it wasn't until I had a whole bundle of them on a whim that I learned they were the exact energy I needed for the emotions I was dealing with at the time). Lately, this has happened with an attunement I will be talking further about in later posts - Sekhmet Sekhem.
The lion-head goddess Sekhmet has been coming up in a lot of my readings lately. Everything from my First Degree lessons to my readings in Pagan Polyamory. So when I was offered a Sekhmet Sekhem attunement by donation I jumped on it. There is a reason she has chosen to make herself known in my life (even though I have always held little interest in Egyptian mythos).

The second reason is monetary.
This may sound overly mundane in a discussion about metaphysical and magical attunements but it is a necessary consideration. In the world of attunements, cost varies. Some are free, some are for low prices of $5-15, and others can go as high as $600.
I am currently self-employed by offering my services as a tarot reader (HERE). Other than that I am a poor student and housewife who's husband and girlfriend work to keep bills paid and food in the pantry. Things like pricey attunements and books on advanced forms of magic and healing all go to the back of the broom cupboard for later dates.
That being said, when an attunement is standing right in front of me, screaming at the top of its lungs, waiving its arms, and telling me that I NEED it NOW...it still isn't going to work out if its price tag is no where near what I can afford.
If the universe and my life path dictates that I am meant for this attunement, then it will come to me at a time in which I will be able to afford it and accept it readily. This was a lesson that a friend taught me when we were discussing costs of lessons and attunements. It was a good lesson to learn and one I have kept.

Thirdly, and this is no list of importance, all three of these things are taken equally into account when I decide on an attunement, is the question
"Is this legit?"
While I like to think the best of people and their magical work...I have been taught a few lessons that some people and spells and whatnot can be coated in honey so thick it easily conceals bitter wormwood beneath...that is, until it hits the stomach.

What do I look for in a legit attunement offer?
Is the teacher making an effort to look presentable online? This sounds a little shallow but representation shows that this person cares enough about what they're doing to create an online space that is comfortable to be in, easy for seekers to navigate, and also easy to contact them.

Another thing I look for is information about the energy they are offering to attune me to. Are they the one and only master of this energy they found a week ago and no one else has ever heard of it? I give them a nod of encouragement and usually move on until I can learn something else about them or their teaching - this is not something I recommend, I'm sure that other people felt this way about Patrick Zeigler and look at him now! I'm just saying that this is my own choice of wariness.

Do they have manuals? Is there an actual lesson to the attunement with information on how to use the energy and pass it along to others? Without this information, I feel a little lost on the point of the attunement. I can be given all the energy in the Universe but without at least a little knowledge of how to use it, I don't feel like its work a grain of sand.

Well, there it is readers. I hope that this helped a little in your own searching on attunements.
If you have any other tips or advice, please share them.

Love and Light,

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ethereal Flowers Attunement

Hello Everyone,

Today I received  a very special attunement - Ethereal Flowers 1-2.
This attunement allows me to create energetically infused flower remedies - very similar to Bach Flower Remedies - for a variety of needs like fear, fatigue, jealousy, and even a Rescue Remedy.

The attunement was given tome by Priestess Maighread Birdsong of Phoenix Rising Reiki. The lineage of this attunement is Pamala Caddy to Luci Jonston to Maighread Birdsong to Me!

I'm very excited to have received this attunement and have been using it for myself, my family, even my cat.

In other related news:

I have recently signed up for another attunement, also through Phoenix Rising Reiki - this one is from Luci Jonston who is offering "Egyptian Reiki/Sekhem/Seichim Series by donation!" You can view this offered event at their website Phoenix Rising Reiki.
I hope you will join us!

Love and Light


Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Herbal Tarot – 3 The Empress – Dong Quai

The Herbal Tarot – 3 The Empress – Dong Quai

The Herbal Tarot Booklet:

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensise)
Dong quai is the supreme tonic for women, and is called female ginseng. It is an emmenagogue and a tonic for blood and hormones. It regulates the menses, relieves cramping, and aid fertility. (Venus)

Symbolically used for: Emotional and physical coldness. Lack of warmth and compassion for others. Poor circulation. Lack of fertility.

Divinatory Meaning: Mother nature. A person pregnant with ideas. New life and possibilities. Abundance and fruitfulness.

Reverse Meanings: Inability to concentrate. Flightiness.

The Empress

A Complete Guide to the Tarot by Eden Gray

“The Empress is the Earth mother, here seated in a blooming garden (in the Herbal Tarot a forest)…behind her is seen the stream of consciousness flowing between cypress trees, sacred to Venus.
She wears a crown of twelve stars, each with six points, denoting dominion of the macrocosm, as does her scepter surmounted by a globe.

The High Priestess symbolizes the virgin state of the cosmic subconscious, but the Empress typifies the productive, generative activities in the subconscious after it has been impregnated by seed ideas from the self-conscious. The subconscious has control over all the steps of the development in the material world; therefore the Empress represents the multiplicator of images.

She is the Goddess of Love, Venus, the symbol of universal fecundity. As the High Priestess is Isis veiled, the Empress is Isis unveiled."

The Encyclopedia of 500 Spells:

Fertility Dream Incubation Spell (2) Tarot Cards

Place the following cards under your pillow:
  • The Empress
  • The Sun
  • The Ace of Cups

"Sometimes the conventional information available regarding your situation isn't sufficient. You need a dream to divine exactly what's going on or to plan your solutions. To incubate a fertility dream remove the (previous cards) from a brand new deck. Place them under your pillow and wish for a dream before going to sleep. 
Repeat, using the same cards (you don't need new decks), until you've received the dream required, or until the issue is resolved."

Dong quai

The pictured Dong Quai roots are offered through Charm City Conjure on Etsy. They provide the following description:
"Queen of all herbs, angelica is said to enhance feminine strength and power. It is also used by many people for protection, divination, healing, peace and invoking the angels. The root has a small hole so it can be worn as a protective amulet, used as a pendulum, added to a female power conjure bag, or worked on an altar."

Also read:
"Angelica Root (also known as Holy Ghost Root, Archangel Root, and Dong Quai) is widely thought to be a powerful Guardian and Healer, and to provide Strength to Women. We believe that Angelica Root is used by many people for the purpose of Warding Off Evil and bringing Good Luck in Health and Family Matters.

Some folks tell us that they place the root in a white flannel bag, anoint it with Blessing Oil and keep it near the Baby for protection. Others use it in a ritual magic spell called the Fiery Wall of Protection. It is also widely claimed that dressing a whole Angelica Root and a pinch of Lavender Flowers with Peaceful Home Oil and carrying them in a blue flannel bag will bring Peace to the Home and Faithfulness to the Marriage.

In America, Angelica root is commonly found in African-American mojo bags prepared for protection from evil, for uncrossing, and to break a jinx. In powdered form, it is an ingredient in sachet powders used for healing and blessing. It may also be dusted on magic candles used for protection and prayer in matters of spiritual peace and blessing.

In Mexico, when an adolescent girl has suffered a bout of susto (a form of supernatural fright), she may be given a white flannel bag containing an Angelica Root and a small print of Saint Michael Archangel to carry for protection.

There are actually seven Archangels in the Jewish belief, four of whose names are mentioned in scripture. Two of them are symbolically connected to this root. Archangel Michael, the eldest, is used with Angelica Root as a defender of women. Archangel Gabriel is concerned with the announcements of pregnancy, is allied with this root in its role as an herbal tonic for women's reproductive health.

Many more spells utilizing Angelica Root and its close relative, Master Root, can be found in the book Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic."

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Magical Names

I just took the first part of a course through Witch School regarding Magical Names.
For those of you curious about what a Magical Name is and aren't sure about what it is
The lesson stated:

What is a Magical Name?

~ A magical name is a pseudonym or an alias we use for a person place or thing, in this case dealing with the magical realm. 
~  A magical name can be used to shift consciousness to our higher self. The sound and vibration of a word can help to increase power. Certain names can invoke images, feelings and even strong emotion when they are said aloud. Simply put, a magical name is anything we want to give extra energy to. 
~  A magical name is like a nickname. The names that people will come to know you by, which is not, in most cases, your given birth name. 
~   A magical name is one which we can choose for our selves that draws on our better qualities. 
~  Our names can be shared at certain times of the year or only with particular people in your temple or circle of friends. 
~  A magical name can work in the same way as a charm; to open or to close a thing, or to protect someone or something. 
~  Our magical names are, to some degree, secret names and can be kept secret if one wishes it to be. 
~   A magical name helps to protect your real identity from would-be bashers.

I like the idea of a magical name as far as a verbal or auditory key to reach head space for a ritual and the fact that it does lend a sense of anonymity when the witch may not be completely out of the broom closet/cupboard under the stairs...

While taking the class, I'm thinking about what my Magical Name could be if I choose one.
I'd like to have one calculate to my numerology number 8 as well as correlate to my legal name as well as my love for herbalism and energy work.
I was thinking Wynter Hedgerider but I don't want to sound hokey...I dunno I'll have to think about that one.

I was curious about how others in the magical community might feel about magical names. I know not everyone uses them or could feel hot or cold about the idea.
So, I started a POLL, which you can find at the top right hand corner of this blog. Please respond to the poll. It will be up until the first of February.
After that I'll probably write another post about it and some more information about Magical Names later.

Green Blessings,

The HedgeWife

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Herbal Tarot - 2 The High Priestess - Peony

The Herbal Tarot – 2 The High Priestess – Peony

The Herbal Tarot booklet:

Peony (Paeonia alibiflorae) –
Peony is the herb of intuition. An antispasmodic and emmenogogue, peony is commonly used in gynecology. The root promotes internal circulation and relieves spasms. (Moon)

Symbolically used for: Tension. Nervousness. Worry. Holding back to the detriment of one’s self-expression. Tendency to menstrual cramps.

Divinatory Meanings: Intuition. Mystery. Inability to express oneself outwardly. Inner knowledge. Wisdom. The yin, or feminine principle. Beauty and grace.

Reverse Meanings: Shyness. Timidity. Inhibition. Lack of self-esteem.

According to the Complete Guide to the Tarot by Eden Gray

The High Priestess

“Seated between two pillars from the Temple of Solomon – the black pillar of Boaz representing the negative life force, and the white one, Jachin, the positive life force.

The High Priestess is protecting on her lap a scroll of esoteric wisdom inscribed with the word Tora (Divine Law), for it is not for all eyes to see. The solar cross on her breast, with arms of equal length, represents the balance of the positive and negative forces.

The veil between the pillars is decorated with pomegranates (female) and palms (male) – symbols indicating that the subconscious is potentially reproductive.

The edge of her gown, which balances the crescent moon at her feet, trails out of the picture, indicating the stream of consciousness, which flows into the background of Key 3, the Empress, and reappears in later cards.

The High Priestess is the virgin daughter of the moon, and wears on her head the symbol of the full moon, with a waxing and waning image of the moon on each side. She is the eternal feminine, sometimes called Isis or Artemis. She corresponds to all the virgin goddesses of the ancient world, even to Eve before her union with Adam. She is spiritual enlightenment, inner illumination. Whereas the Fool and the Magician represent only the potentiality, the will to create, the High Priestess has the latent power to manifest. She is the link between the seen and the unseen.”


Pictured is a Fairy Magic Attraction Orb made with Peony and lemon balm sold by Crystal Light Works on Etsy. 

"Carry Peony Root for good Luck. Peony is useful for treating Epilepsy. It has a long-standing Reputation for its Health-giving Qualities. When worn as a Necklace, often with Coral and Flint, the dried Root of a Peony protects sleeping Women from Incubi. Peony Roots also facilitate the growth of Children’s Teeth. Peony Roots strung together on Necklaces and then worn around the Neck or placed over Cradles will protect young Children from the Magick and Mischief of Fairies. When burned as an Incense, Peony will protect those who travel on the Water from Storms." (Source)

"In Taoism and such other Chinese folk religions flowers do not just represent beauty,
but are also the symbols of life, happiness,and fertility.
"Sho Yu" is the Chinese name for the peony. It means “most beautiful”. It’s fitting that the
lovely peony is often used as a metaphor for female beauty.For the Chinese, Peony is 
a most auspicious flower.They symbolize prosperity, happiness and peace and are regarded
as an omen of good fortune.
Chinese peony paintings are often hung in the home for good luck and in the office for a 
prosperous business. It is the flower of riches and honor. Pictured in full bloom, the peony 
symbolizes peace.
The peony is used as a in Feng Shui cure
for love and romance. This is said to apply especially to pink peonies. They can assist in attracting an ideal mate, enhancing your love life, and in having a lucky marriage.Feng Shui “cures” are alterations in your 
environment that result in desired life changes." (RealPagan.net)

The pictured Peony is from AstroEssence on Etsy for their Peony Natural Flower Essence Remedy made by energetically imprinting Peony Flowers onto their remedy. 

"Protection from hexes and jinxes. Good luck, good fortune, prosperity, and business success. Hang in the home or car for protection. Used to attract faeries. Use in rituals to cure or reduce lunacy. Warning: While the flowers & petals have the positive qualities listed, the seed is called 'Jumby Bean' and is known for promoting dissension and strife." (The Magickal Cat)

"Peony Root - Anti-sorcery and protection against evil influences" (Source

Pictured is sliced Peony Root from Conjured Cardea on Etsy, described as such:
"This root is believed to have a great deal of power protecting against misfortune, to break hexes, and draw good luck! My kinda root;)"

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Airts, Herbalism: Fire - South

Thank you for joining me again in my studies of The Airts - also known as the Quarters or Elements. If you missed it, my previous post was on Air-East.


Fire's domain in the South covers Action, True Will, passion, sex, anger, desire, purification, destruction, strength, and protection.
Some Fire Deities include Agni, Hepaetus, Horus, Promtheus, Vulcan, Brigit, Pele, Vesta.
The Fiery signs of the Zodiac are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

The Fire Herbs that I have already covered in my Basi Magical Herbs course:

According to my Witch School Airts course, Fire corresponds to:

  • Red or orange flowers or summer flowers such as gazania; helenia; sunflowers; crocosmia; gladioli and many others
  • Trees showing the fruits of the Mother such as apple
  • Scents and oils such as jasmine; rose and robust incenses such as sandlewood and rose

Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
Bay Leaves
Blessed Thistle
Dragon's Blood

The Zodiac and Herbs

Aries Herbal Correspondences:
All small red and pink flowers, especially red rose and red carnation. Rosemary, sweet marjoram, tarragon, garlic, ginger and horseradish.

Leo's Herbal Correspondences:
Bay leaves, borage, chamomile, and dandelion. All golden and deep yellow flowers, particularly the sunflower, marigold, orange blossom, and dandelion.

Sagittarius Herbal Correspondences:
Sage, samphire, chervil. All climbing vines and flowering trees, larkspurs, violets. Onions, parsnips, oats, red cabbage.

Basic Magical Herbs Lesson 8

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Medicinal Uses: Fever, digestion, anxiety

Magical Uses: purification, protection, love

Encyclopedia of 500 Spells lists Basil for business, fertility, psychic powers, money, protection, happy home, travel, and cleansing baths (more on ritual baths HERE).

7 Day Candle Lable from The Vodou Store
Basil Better Business Spells
"Basil is the botanical most associated with attracting wealth and prosperity. Large, fresh, vivid green basil leaves are believed to resemble cash bills. In addition, basil is strongly identified with various spirits of wealth and good fortune. The presence of the botanical beckons these spirits, together with their blessings of prosperity. 
Basil belongs to Maitresse Ezili Freda Dahomey, Vodou spirit of luxury and features in many of her rituals."

Basil Spell - New Orleans Better Business and Quick Fix Better Business Formula
"Maitresse Ezili Freda Dahomey emerged in a region of West Africa known either as Dahomey or Benin. Originally a water snake spirit, she traveled with enslaved devotees to the Western hemisphere, taking root in Haiti, where she has achieved great prominence as the pre-eminent female spirit in the Vodoun pantheon. During the journey, Maitresse Ezili shed her snakeskin to emerge as a breathtakingly beautiful lwa of wealth, luxury, dreams, and love...Basil is a major component of New Orleans-style better business formulas, although the original connection to Maitresse Erzili may be overlooked.

1. Shred approximately one half cup of fresh basil leaves.
2. Cover the basil with approximately one mint (560 ml) of boiling water. (Play with proportions to achieve the quantity and intensity you desire). 
3. Let the basil steep in this water for three days. 
4. On the fourth day, strain out the water and reserve the liquid.

Sprinkle this liquid over the entrances and thresholds of your business, in corners, behind doors and near the cash registers - basically in any spot that might be perceived as vulnerable. It allegedly attracts customers and prevents theft. 

There are two methods of creating this quick-fix version. The most preferred is to add twelve drops of essential oil of basil to one pint (560 ml) of water. This isn't as potent as regular New Orleans Better Business Formula but it's fast. 

An alternative method is to pour boiling water over one tablespoon of dried basil. Allow it to steep until it cools, then strain and use. 

Both Quick Fix solutions lack the visual component of the original spell, too: the soaking basil leaves look a lot like cash. Compensate by adding extra focus and visualization to the spell.

Basil Spell (6) Personal Business Magnet Spell
(I wanted to add this one because my business is wherever I am...though my business is a little less colorful than those featured in this spell, lol)
"Sometimes you are your business. Traditionally prostitutes have bathed in infusions of fresh basil to lure customers towards them, a custom believed to originate in Spain, although it has since traveled around the world. Sex workers aren't the only ones whose prosperity is dependent upon selling themselves. This spell is beneficial for anyone whose business depends upon his or her own personal magnetism.

1. Add strong infusions of fresh basil to your bath together with fresh basil leaves and some basil hydrosol.
2. For extra enhancement, after bathing and air-drying, dust the body lightly with either Lodestone Body Powder or Drawing Powder Personal Dusting Powder (cornstarch and confectioners sugar with basil essential oil)."

redwitch9 shop on Etsy lists their basil with the following points that I felt were wonderfully descriptive:

"Basil For Protection, Love, and Wealth -- Magic Herb

Basil is the dragon plant, bound to fire. It's an herb thought to offer protection, love, prosperity, and wealth. Because basil has a long standing tradition with witchcraft, it's often called "Witches' Herb." 
The name basil, may come from the Greek word "basileus", meaning king or from 
Latin's "basilicus", dragon. The French call it "herbe royale."

For over 5,000 years basil has been cultivated by man. This popular herb is native to India, Iran, and some tropical areas of Asia. There are many rituals and beliefs associatd with basil. Legend tells of basil growing around Christ's tomb after the resurrection and above the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the holy cross. Jewish folklore suggests it adds strength while fasting. In Europe, basil is placed in the hands of the dead to ensure a safe journey to the afterlife. This is very similar to the Indian tradition of placing basil in the mouth of the dying so they may reach God. Ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks believed it would open the gates of heaven. 

Many have considered basil the herb of love. It is said that if a woman puts a pot of basil outside her room, she is ready to receive her suitor. Burn dried, crushed basil while you announce your heart's desire and you should get it. Place basil near the doorway of a business and it will prosper. For protection and purification of home and family, put basil in all four corners of the house and freshen it often."

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Medicinal Uses: helps prevent infection, cold & flu, lung ailments, externally for allergies

Magical Uses: protection, anti-theft, exorcism

Garlic is most well known for its banishing effects on evil, specifically vampires in movies. This could be due to its magical protection properties in spells all over the globe.

The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells lists garlic for its protection properties in spells like the following:

Garlic Anti-Evil Spell (2)
"Combine one head of garlic with an old metal key and a metal depiction of a hand (hamsa, Hand of Fatima, or similar). Place in a window or over the door to provide spiritual protection to those within the house, and to repel evil, malice, and negative enchantment."

Garlic is also a traditional ingredient in protection formulas like Four Theives Vinegar and other protection vinegars like the shown Banishing Vinegar from White Magick Alchemy.
"Use the vinegar to clean door knobs so that negative energies are cleansed and new negativity is halted before it can get into your sacred space. Wash window sills, hands, sprinkle at entryways for protection, add to a bucket of water as a floor wash, cars, offices, its uses are endless. Write your intent or a spell on paper, soak it in the vinegar, then bury it or burn it. Use it to "wash your hands" of bad people, an ex that won't stop bugging you, enemies, people who are draining your energy. Use for cleansing rituals of all kinds, home blessing and clearing rituals, cleanse gemstones and crystals, ritual tools."

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
aka American Mandrake

Medicinal Uses: helps with certain cancer, venereal warts, and planters warts.

Magical Uses: protection, fertility

May apple is listed for poppet magic and in many spells as a substitute for Mandrake, though the two are not scientifically related.

The herb is sold on Herb-Magic store and listed for:
"In Hoodoo and Conjure this AMERICAN MANDRAKE or MAY APPLE ROOT is used in several ways. The stick-like roots are tied and glued to make a twig-doll which, when wrapped around its middle with a paper bearing the Beloved’s name, is used as a Doll-Baby to Win in Love. Likewise, carrying a single root rolled up in paper money and tied is said to conjure Wealth."

Brush Creek Wool Works offers American Mandrake on their Etsy shop saying
"American Mandrake Root is reported and used to have the same magical qualities. It is used in magic rituals and in neopagan religions such as Wicca and Germanic revivalism religions such as Odinism."

What is a HedgeWife

I tried to explain this question when I first started my blog (Here) and I don’t think I did a very adequate job of it so I’m trying again.

I recently read a description in a book and in an article, not necessarily for a HedgeWife but for herbalists, green witches, kitchen witches, herb witches, and hedge riders that I felt more than explained my stance on this term.

The first is from Goth Craft by Raven Digitalis. I just received my copy of this book for Christmas and have been loving the photos and descriptions thus far. However, the description I most wanted to share with you all was that of a Green Witch:

Green Witchcraft, which is also called Wild Witchcraft or Seidhr in Teutonic, may be the form of the Craft truest to the sense of the word Witch. The words cunning man/woman, hedge Witch, and even kitchen Witch are associated with these earth-based practices. Countryside practitioners in days of old made use of the magickal and medicinal qualities of plants, herbs, stones, and other natural substances. Green Witches work to attune themselves to the cycles of nature, including astrological cycles, especially for purposes of gardening. They create potions, brews, and natural elixirs that heal and transform a person on many levels. The Green Witch crafts charms, amulets, and spells for a variety of purposes. The patterns of the earth are carefully mapped, and the influence of earth changes is recognized as affecting human consciousness both on a global and a personal level. Green Witches pay particular attention to the Sabbats and lunar cycles, and are aware of the environment and its effects on the spirit.

The biggest difference between Green Witches and modern Wiccans is that Green Witches use little formal ceremonialism in ritual. The focus is the earth, her tides and cycles, and has little to do with common forms of Western magickal practice. Many Green Witches are of Celtic leaning – drawn to practices directly from the lands of greenery! Green Witches work with the gods of the green earth, particularly those of harvest and fertility, and the ebb and flow of nature’s cycles. The primary deities of Celtic Green Witchery are the God and Goddess in their nature guises as the Horned God and the Earth Mother.

I felt like these two paragraphs from Goth Craft hit the nail on the head for numerous witches who follow a natural path – Hedge Witches and Herb Wives included. The focus on nature’s cycles and using herbs and plants for transformation are key points in natural witchery, especially my own.

The other two paragraphs I wanted to share are from an article I read in Plant Healer Annual by Rosemary Gladstar – a re-known herbalist that I look up to. She wrote That Night as I Lay Sleeping as a prelude of sorts to another article for United Plant Savers. I don’t think Gladstar had natural witches in mind as she wrote this but it resonated with me and I thought maybe it might touch your heart too, dear reader:

We are born again and again, renewed by the forces of life, each with our own eternal spark. There are those who are called fully into the service of the green unknowingly following a calling as ancient as life on earth. These are the caretakers, keepers of the green, watching over the gardens through millennia. And throughout time, when gardens are in danger, this energy is called home. The plants respond, animals respond, rocks and minerals respond, we respond.

Perhaps this is the real work of herbalists these days. Not to argue politics, create standards, or to set up regulatory boards for which we one day may be sorry, but rather to listen to the heartbeat of the plants, to seek to understand the medicine power that streams from its source, to share that with others and, ultimately, to restore the wild gardens ensuring the continuing integrity of the plant communities.

Wow. When I read this I literally felt my heart grow and energy vibrate in my chest. This is a truth that I simply had to share. This is the purpose of herbalists, hedge witches, green witches, herb wives and this very HedgeWife. Connecting with the earth in my lifetimes, helping the earth and others in my life even as I help my own soul in doing so.

I can only hope that even though I wasn’t able to explain in my own words, that I have finally explained the meaning of a HedgeWife with the words of these wonderful authors.

Green Blessings,

Friday, January 4, 2013

Unlocking Mystic Psychic Course

Hello Readers,

I wanted to share with you all today a course that I am trying out on a limited trial basis through Unlocking Mystic. The trial is for their Psychic course and I learned about this trial through their newsletter. Here, let me show you:

Dear friends,

We've finally decided that for an exclusive time, Unlocking Mystic is giving out a special trial offer of the Unlocking Your Psychic Potential Course, for the price of only $1.

Trial members will gain entry to the exclusive psychic material, including the number one key formula to psychic ability (which is covered in Lesson 5). You will gain access to five lessons and three psychic meditation videos, which are specially formulated for transition into deep psychic states of mind. The lessons will cover the basics of psychic ability and transcending deeper mind states, and will prepare you for more advanced techniques later on such as mind reading, telepathy, future sight, clairvoyance, and spirit contact. It is important to get the basics down for a solid foundation, and then innate psychic ability will manifest as a result of those good basics.  

Why are we doing this? We want people to know more about what we do, what we teach, and what you could possibly glean from it to use in your own life. There's no hidden fees and you won't be charged for anything else other than just the one dollar. If you've wanted a small taste and feel for what the real course is going to be like, but don't want to commit to doing the whole thing just yet, this offer is for you. But the positions are filling in fast for the trial offer, and it won't last forever. 

If you're truly interested in what we have to offer, please click here.

I thought, ok, what the hell, why not? I can spare a $1 right?
So I'm signed up and starting. I wanted to give you all a heads up about what's going on, give you a chance to get in on this offer, AND I plan to review the trial course at the end of the week for you all who are curious but unwilling to dip your toe in just yet.

Blessed Be,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Plant Healer Annual

I just received in the mail the copy of Plant Healer Annual and its companion copy of artwork that I won in a contest held by Herbal Roots Zine. I am probably more excited about this prize than I am about the books given to me for Christmas (which I will get to in another post). Why? I think editor Jesse Wolf Hardin explains the magazine as well as the reason I love it in a short paragraph from his opening article “Plant Healers: A Resurgence of the Grass Roots Spirit in Western Folk Herbalism”

Finally we are not afraid to make Plant Healer an honest representation of our wild and varied community, just a bit edgy, containing in its garden folds not just backwoods hippie vibe but the dark humor of New York free clinic and intensity of San Francisco guerrilla herbalism, the controversial frontiers of new science and extreme depths of personal experience and resultant reflection, an aesthetic diversity that is not just typical ‘alternative’ but also radical chic and botany geek, cowgirl and punk. A magazine with attitude as well a magazine that cares.”

When I first started studying herbalism and my friends and family learned about it, I heard the words 'hippie' and 'tree-hugger' bandied about but was a little worried because if you could see me 8 years ago at age 16 when I first started getting into herbs and yoga, aromatherapy and the green movement, I most certainly did not fit the portrait of a hippie.
See here:

I was what most people refer to as a Goth or, in some lesser cases, a Punk or Emo-kid. I died my hair black and purple when I could, considered getting various piercings, and did until I realized I naturally rejected them, and dressed predominantly in black.

So I was worried that maybe herbalism wasn’t really my thing. No one could take some goth kid seriously when they were expecting some thin, ethereal, earthy, hippie toting valerian root and nettles. So I backed off. It wasn’t until college, when my allergies to all things artificial and paraben-filled got the better of me that I decided to move ahead with my desires to dig deep into the world of herbalism and natural healing.
That was when I found Plant Healer and people like Kiva Rose and Rosemary Gladstar, Rosalee dela Foret and Aviva Romm. I fell in love with this world they were writing about, doing seminars about, and even in youtube videos about. I decided, hey, maybe a goth kid really cold get into this.

So…I digress…back to the books

The Art of Plant Healer Magazine Vol. 1

I love this book of art but I think my husband loves it even more. He and I poured over the artwork, pointing out our favorites and even a few that we would love to have as posters in our home.

The ones that we agreed on that we loved the most are the cover art, “Mother of the Tree” and a picture of a woman on a three-eyed horse called “In the Garden by Madeline von Foester as well as the poster in the Diversity in Herbalism series that says “I Shit You Not…not every Herbalist is a Hippie…by any stretch” with a picture of a very attractive tattooed chick. The last one, for obvious reasons, is a poster I would have hanging in the room my family and I have set aside just for my herbalism stuff and small library.

Plant Healer Annual Vol. 1

This book is HUGE! I mean it! HUGE! For only being four issues of Plant Healer in here, it’s HUGE!
I’ve been lugging this book around with me all day, reading and re-reading articles, making notes and I’m not even through the first segment!

There are articles from Rosemary Gladstar, Paul Bergner, Darcey Blue French, and so many more. I am very excited to be reading articles by some of my favorite experts in the field. It’s so inspiring to read these recipes and stories, adventures and lessons. I soak it all up like a sponge and go on a search for more.
Not only have I found inspiration for my herbalism studies in this book but also in other areas of my life including my studies in witchcraft and activism in the polyamory movement (even though there isn't an article about either of these things in the book). 

I guess I just want to end off this little blog post with a big Huge THANK YOU to Plant Healer Annual and Herbal Roots Ezine for all this inspiration. It’s such a blessing!

Love and Light,

Azure Green

AzureGreen- Celebrating All Paths to the Divine