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https://www.seraphinacapranos.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/GroundingRecording.m4a Grounding Meditation

Feeling into the consciousness of the world, namely that of North America, one senses the destabilizing anxiety that is at an all-time high. We are amidst a revolution. There is crisis, there is coming together, there is hopelessness-and there is hope too, in the cauldron of change.   It’s hard to feel steady when so…

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Simple Aloe Vera Skin Spray

While I don’t really burn when exposed to the sun, many members of my friends and family do. I wish I could credit who I learned this recipe from – It might be that I read a version of this from Rosemary Gladstar or James Green decades ago. Nonetheless, this is a simple recipe I…

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Medicine of Rose: Honey, Vinegar & Heavenly Elixir

Rose Medicine, Herbal Medicine Online, Plant medicine

With their sweet fragrance and complex flavour, roses teach us about love and boundaries. You may admire the beauty of the bloom, but then, approach carefully and thoughtfully-or else. There are over 2,800 plants in the rose family Rosaceae. Some of the most  recognizable members are peaches, plums, almonds, apricots, cherries, strawberries, quince, hawthorn, rowan,…

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Lilac Blossom Cordial

Nothing says spring to like the intoxicating scent of lilac blossoms. They remind me of the sweetness of childhood, my mother’s birthday, and the hope and renewal that spring rains bring. The fragrance so heady and delicious I’ve always want to eat them – and you can! While I enjoy lilac blossom tea with a…

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Nettles: Magic, Myth & Medicine

As we near the spring Equinox and the pagan holiday Ostara the nettles beckon from the field behind my home. Ostara, or spring equinox, is the holiday celebrating birth and renewal as the sun warms the earth. The sun coaxes the plants upward to receive nourishment. New life sprouts out of the dark, rich, soil.…

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How to Make Sauerkraut

Making your own sauerkraut is easy. All you need is some cabbage (even a single small one), some salt, and a container. That’s it. I love making traditional foods like sauerkraut because it connects me to all the millions of people before us who’ve relied on simple techniques such as culturing vegetables to sustain health…

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Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil is derived from the Castor bean (Ricinus communis) and has a long medicinal history dating back to ancient Egypt.  The plant was mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medicinal treatise,  and evidence of the plant was found in tombs said to be as old as 4000 BCE.  Internally, Castor oil was used as a laxative and purgative to remove poisons or harmful substances from…

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Let them eat tulips

Hello!  It feels like it’s been far too long since I last sent a newsletter out to you dear community! That’s because spring for me begins in February, and that means lots of time harvesting outside every spare moment I have, with little spare time on the computer.  The months between February and July are the…

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Summer Blessings to all of you!

View Newsletter in Browser. Don’t get my newsletter? Subscribe above. I’ve been home almost two weeks now from a deeply nourishing work / pleasure trip down in California.  My cup is full, and I am well nourished.  I teach at a Reclaiming Intensive that takes place in the Redwoods of California.  It’s a gathering birthed…

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Happy Equinox!

View newsletter in browser . Don’t get my newsletter? Click above to subscribe. Below I share what I do to create an Equinox ritual for letting go, and a link to my ever-popular hawthorn berry syrup (it’s very easy to make).  There are two equinoxes every year – the spring and autumn equinox. This Autumnal Equinox (Sept…

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