Verbena Officinalis – commons.wikimedia.org Other Names: Common Vervain, Common Verbena, Herb of Grace, Herbe Sacrée, Herba Veneris, Holy Herb, Herb of Enchantment, Druids Herb, Wizards Herb, Simpler’s Joy, Tears of Isis. Rank Scientific Name and Common Name Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass … Read more
Plantain is generally considered to be a weed; one description even read ‘a short, fat, ugly weed!! But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In actuality Plantain has a long history as one of the best healing herbs on the planet; and is probably the biggest masochist of the plant world – it loves to be trampled.
“Animism, where every particle in the universe is alive, is implicit in all our work for future survival. I am grateful for the new animism, because it counts for something. Its importance cannot be overstated. It is a beginning, even without the history and aboriginal connection to this land. It says the human is … Read more
Mugwort Mugwort; or to give it it’s proper name Artemisia vulgaris LINN, is rightly justified in being known as the ‘Wise-Woman’s Power Plant’. Said to be named after the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, the moon, virginity and protector of young girls; Artemis.That Mugwort is steeped in so much folklore regarding its healing properties should be of no … Read more
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
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
What the hell is a ‘Moss Piglet’? Why would it inherit Mother Earth? What has its inheritance got to do with the price of a loaf of bread? In other words why is it relevant to US (human beings) and our lives in the here and now? Very valid questions with enormous relevance to our … Read more
Well I have typed the title and now I have some words on the page; which is a good start. It seemed like a good idea, I really do want folk to meet The Spirit of Place, but can I do it? I mean can I do it in words; black type on a white … Read more