Celtic celebrations, Earth Medicine, Goddess, Lunar Cycles, Releases, Rituals and Ceremonies, Samhain

A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual

In the Spiral of the Wheel of the Year, with tonight's arrival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, we return to our beginnings, the deep nurturing womb of Mama Earth represented by the end of Harvest and the beginning of Winter. . . a time of deep reflection on our past year, a time of connection with… Continue reading A Cailleach Cairn for your Samhain Release Ritual

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Earth Medicine

Wildcrafting Rose Hips in honey and syrups

I love having so much greenery on our city balcony. It's a touch of Mama Earth that also brings in lots of friendly visitors.... bees, spiders, chickadees, flickers, hummingbirds.... I no longer deadhead our single rose bush when it blooms... just a single flower two or three times a year.... Seems a shame to harvest… Continue reading Wildcrafting Rose Hips in honey and syrups

Celtic celebrations, Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning in your altar cauldron or in an outdoor bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this classic recipe in his 1986 book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 2 parts* Frankincense resin (see note on PARTS below) 1 part Heather 1 part… Continue reading (Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

Earth Medicine, Healing, Herbalism, Rituals and Ceremonies, Sacred Land

Life is Ceremony

Yesterday I attended a workshop led by The Medicine Collective, a group of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge-Keepers, at the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. Such a profound and healing experience. We began with ritual… with ceremony… with sharing... standing in Circle, honouring our ancestors and the unceded land of the Musqueam People,… Continue reading Life is Ceremony

Earth Medicine, Environment, Healing, Meditation, Rituals and Ceremonies, Sacred Land

Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness

UPDATE: This meditation was scheduled as a virtual group event for 8 PM Pacific Time on Monday, July 10th and it has now been spread across social media. People across North America - and beyond - have been participating at their own time, in their own place. Thank you for your energy. The organizer, L… Continue reading Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness

Cleansing, Earth Medicine, Environment, Goddess, Rituals and Ceremonies

A Ritual and a Prayer on World Oceans Day 

On  World Oceans Day, I am reminded of the importance of this Kenyan proverb: "Treat the Earth well. She was not given to you by your parents. She was loaned to you by your children." So, today, on World Oceans Day, I will go to the sea and offer a healing ritual and blessing to… Continue reading A Ritual and a Prayer on World Oceans Day 

Cleansing, Earth Medicine, Healing, Rituals and Ceremonies, Witchy Ways

A Healing Ritual for Yemaya (and YOU) on World Oceans Day

Thursday, June 8th is World Oceans Day, a day the United Nations has set aside each year as a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is Our Oceans, Our Future, with a conservation focus of “encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier… Continue reading A Healing Ritual for Yemaya (and YOU) on World Oceans Day