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 →

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(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 →

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 →

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 →

Honey Infusions with Herbs and Florals

Growing up in a big city, I can't remember having local raw unpasteurized honey at home. I do remember, however, my first taste of honeycomb as a child, at the Agricultural Building at Toronto's summer CNE (Canadian National Exhibition), both surprised and fascinated by the taste and the glorious beauty of the natural honeycomb. In... Continue Reading →

Connect with Mama Earth in April’s Third Quarter Moon

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Third Quarter Moon, In Capricorn Arrives around 2:56 AM Pacific Time / 10:56 UTC on April 19th Day 24 of the lunar journey Wisdom: Connect with your Intuition and with Mama Earth When I verify the arrival times for the various lunar phases - New Moon, First Quarter, Full... Continue Reading →

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