Wildcrafting (Foraging) for the C21st

While wildcrafted ingredients can’t be “certified organic” under current guidelines, the process basically ensures that ingredients are inherently organic. “Wildcrafted plants are indigenous, and organic in the sense of being pure and untouched by toxins or pollutants,” said Brandy Monique, founder of the small-batch FIG+YARROW beauty line http://www.youbeauty.com/beauty/beauty-dictionary-wildcrafting/ Country Lane and Ancient Hedgerow Lamium Purpureum – Purple Dead-Nettle … Read more

It’s Only Words

It’s only words!! As far as ‘bromides’ go in the English language, that has to be one of the worst ones. Most people will have come across the term ‘bromide’ in relation to the chemical compound potassium bromide; a sedative preparation. The term ‘bromide’ is also applied to words trying to achieve the same effect, … Read more

The Great Undoing

Brain-washing the ‘New Age’ Masses are searching; for answers, for meaning, for purpose, for an alternative to the shambles of a capitalist, consumer, materialistic society that is empty and hollow. ‘New-Age’ alternatives seem to provide a very real positive substitute; something that can feed our souls as well as our bodies, unfortunately the ‘mind’ doesn’t … Read more

If You Go Down To The Woods Today…..

What is it about woods or forests that petrifies some people? We are not talking here about small copses, spinneys, groves, thickets or any of the other numerous wonderful names that our English language has for small groups or areas of trees, we are talking about proper woodland or forest; large areas of….. trees, trees … Read more

Killing Them Softly

We all love a good celebration, don’t we? A chance to get out the glad-rags, have a good knees-up and thoroughly enjoy ourselves surrounded by people that we actually like? None more so than Pagans (I won’t say that I secretely think that this is one of the aspects that attracts many to paganism). Us … Read more

Howling, Dancing and Beating Our Drums

(Originally published 03/07/2017)  Let me set the scene for you: Celtic Earth Spirit’s Earth Camp – Earth Camp is about connection, it is ALWAYS about connection, the ground on which we are stood is ancient; ancient sacred ground where the veil between the worlds is thin. It is the Autumn of 2016 and the connection … Read more

Human DOINGS? Human SEEKINGS? Human BEINGS!

We are human beings; I know that you wouldn’t have guessed if I hadn’t told you but I do have a very valid reason why I raise this point. Why BEINGS? What are we BEING? (Originally published 13/04/2017) The dictionary definition of ‘being’ is ​ a) existence – living, life, aliveness, actuality, essential nature, lifeblood, vital force b) … Read more

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