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Reclaiming The WIld Woman, by Queen Herawin

What happens when you lose sight of who you are? Is it sudden or progressive? Is it like traveling and having your sight set on an object or place, only to watch it fade into the distance, farther and farther away?  Or is it like having parts of you go numb as if they no…

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Rewilding in the City, by Sia Mensah

What does it mean to “rewild,” to tap into ancestral ways of knowing, to recover a sense of right relationship and interconnectedness with the living Earth? What does it mean to do so even from within a cultural framework that – at times – obscures our true dependence on the natural world? These are questions…

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The Service Tree: Exploring Boundaries and Release Through Yew

It’s likely that if you live in an urban area, you regularly pass a familiar unassuming friend – the yew. Most commonly overlooked as a hedge, this boundary keeper is called ēo or Idho in the Ogham tradition, lubhar in Gaelic, ywen in Welsh. Members of its genus can be found across the globe, native…

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Meet Sacred Warrior’s ‘Gaelic Roots’ Collaborator, Àdhamh Ó Broin

Meet collaborator and co-founder of Gaelic Roots retreats, workshops, and educational initiatives, Àdhamh Ó Broin. In this wonderful video interview with Common Space, he talks about his work to revive an Argyllshire dialect of Gaelic, the language spoken by many of my ancestors. Àdhamh is the first person in 80 years to raise a family…

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WOLVES, WEEDS, AND WILD WOMEN, interview with Sacred Warrior Founder, Vanessa Chakour

WOLVES, WEEDS, AND WILD WOMEN interview with Vanessa Chakour of Sacred Warrior Vol lll of RAVENOUS ZINE RAVENOUS ZINE: What experiences, especially as an activist, led you to found Sacred Warrior? Where does the name Sacred Warrior come from and what does it mean to you? Do you identify as a Sacred Warrior? VANESSA CHAKOUR:…

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Beltane: Bright Fire, By Ancel Mitchell

May 1st falls midway between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, it’s a quarter day in the Celtic calendar and is celebrated with the festival of Beltane. Beltane is seen as a gateway, Winter is gone and there’s a hope and looking forward to the warmth and abundance of the long days of Summer. It’s also…

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The Spiral Path Of Plant Medicine, by Vanessa Chakour

Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~ Mary Oliver The first step on the journey of healing is listening. We take a deep breath and notice where we are. There’s no need to fix anything or figure anything out. Not yet. We simply drop into the body and listen.…

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Honoring Land Through Endangered & Healing Plants

I’m excited to announce that the medicinal plant project I’ve been working on with The Wolf Conservation Center has been granted botanical sanctuary status by United Plant Savers. The aim of this partnership is to bridge the gap between wildlife conservation and our own relationship with the earth. Through the lens of medicinal plants, we can develop healing relationship…

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Announcing ‘Remember & Rewild’ Sacred Warrior Tincture

After years of practicing and teaching herbalism, I’m excited to announce a line of Sacred Warrior tinctures. Each tincture is made from organic or sustainably wildcrafted herbs and the animal themed tinctures raise funds and awareness for partner wildlife organizations; the Wolf Conservation Center or the Jaguar Rescue Center. The Remember & Rewild tincture benefits…

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Magic, Medicine & Myth, by Ancel Mitchell

What a deep and beautiful experience the Magic, Medicine & Myth retreat was. Seven days of storytelling, harvesting and enjoying plant medicine, powerful meditations and mindful movement all set within the potent landscape of the Scottish highlands. Surrounded by ancient wells, standing stones, burial sites and ruined forts, the land itself reached into every one…

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