Land Healing: Ritual for Putting the Land to Sleep

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As I shared a few weeks ago in my land healing framework post, the forest that I grew up in is having a big chunk cut out of it to make way for a septic line, a 40-60′ cut that will go for acres and acres.  It’s coming directly through the refugia garden that my parents and I have worked for years to tend and cultivate, where the ramps, wild ginseng, bloodroot, hardwood nut trees, and so many others grow.  My very favorite hawthorn tree, a tree that grew up with me and now stands tall will likely be removed by the line. The situation is extremely heartbreaking to me and my family–we have done everything we can to fight and try to get them to use the roadways or non-wooded areas to put in the line, but the condemnation papers have arrived, even the lawyers says it can’t be…

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New Moon in Aquarius Lunar Report Entering the Seed Moon Cycle

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This New Moon is in Pisces and Aquarius depending on your location, and has the potential to activate your heart center and illuminate your imagination!

All new moons represent new beginnings and the opportunity to begin a new chapter. This one will help you tune in to what you truly desire so that you can manifest your dreams and goals.

This Seed Moon cycle represents the time of planting. Before we are able to plant seeds, we must first visualize the garden we are wanting to create and plan ahead. You will feel your creative juices flowing throughout this month in a few different ways. The Pisces and Aquarius energy will begin in your third eye and crown chakra, and slowly move through you helping you see the steps needed to reach your goals.

Mercury is retrograde this month until March 9th which will make it seem hard to complete tasks. Don’t be afraid to use this time to observe and visualize until it goes direct! You will feel another burst of energy on the 20th as we enter into the new season of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Seed Moon cycle is a month of movement! Each new moon, using our Tune to the Moon planners and decks as our guide, we write up the Lunar Report to help us all navigate the new cycle ahead.

 

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The 13th Moon 2020

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By Phoenix the Elder – Greeting Dreamers, Healers, Empaths and Artists! We have finally reached the end of our natural seasonal lunar year, and another year for this ancient lunar work-study which we all walk. We have one more passage to go, before the arrival of the Spring Equinox: This month is the elusive and real… 13th Moon! Savor it, because it doesn’t happen very often.

You haven’t experienced “consciously” a real and actual 13th moon cycle over 4,000 years and I decided to include it in my lunar work-study for the first time publicly. Be prepared to learn and experience something new this month to capture your imagination. This is a real and living 13th Moon. When the Eclipse of Aug 21, 2017 occurred, the gates of the Sun Cult (patriarch) ended and closed. Now the Moontime or whats known as the Dreamtime to the aboriginals of Australia had…

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The Wishing Moon, Dark Moon Energies

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Starting today we are under a beautiful Dark Balsamic Moon in Aquarius. When the Moon is in Aquarius she can bring up complicated emotions as Aquarius is a Moon that has a strong need for emotional freedom. And when we are under a Void of Course Moon the energies of discipline, submission, subordination, and spontaneity fit nicely into rituals exploring the shadow sides of emotion.

The Balsamic Moon is rightfully called the wishing Moon as she holds the beautiful energy to lift our wishes into the winds of the coming New Moon. Some even say that wishes made under the balsamic Moon are more likely to come true because our needs are felt more deeply under her.  She teaches us to be more aware of our fears, self-doubts and difficult emotions at the close of the moon cycle. Can you feel the old emotional cycle breaking down? Remember my dear Moon…

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Spiritual Awakening is not a Destination — The Witch & Walnut

Its common for me to get asked various questions about spiritual awakenings. To be perfectly frank here, I am really starting to detest that phrase. It is starting to get a vibe that almost makes it sound easy and something you have to do to get into the cool kids club. Like somehow its a…Continue…

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Mushrooms, Mexico, & Molecular Mycology (new video!)

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

Upon discovering these words from Ben Franklin years ago, I quickly realized the extraordinary value of investing in one’s education.  A casual look at my bookshelves, notebooks, and study habits over the years easily confirms this.

What does all of this have to do with nature?

Almost everything.

As a way of learning nature skills, I am a big proponent of investing in quality education.  While I believe that books and websites are excellent learning tools, I feel that in-person training from exceptional educators is an often overlooked yet essential strategy for acquiring information.

This is why I am a huge fan of attending educational events, and why I recently drove to central Pennsylvania to study with a visiting mycologist from Oakland, California.

This mycologist, whose name is Alan Rockefeller, is an expert on the topic of DNA sequencing and he travels all over North America studying and teaching classes on mushrooms.

I acquired an incredible amount of value during Alan Rockefeller’s event and decided to document the experience.  If you are interested in learning more about Alan’s work, and especially about the motives behind one man’s devotion to kingdom Fungi, check out the brand new video!

 

 

A recent trip to a living American chestnut tree brought me directly to two late winter mushroom species.  While snapping a few photographs, I could not help but think that — as paradoxical as it sounds — without fungi, perhaps the lone, living American chestnut tree would not exist at all.  You can read more about these thoughts (and two mushrooms) on Instagram.

 

Thanks for reading and watching… and as always, thank you for your support!

-Adam Haritan

Time and Change

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Time = spirit.  Time is spirit in movement.  Time and being are the same.  Movement of desire. 

Time is the process of filling the void.  It is a vast movement of what we are a part of.  Time is perspective.  Time is activated by desire, eternity has no desire.Time is not speeding up, desires are amping up.  When we desire something time measures how long it takes to get what we desire.  Time is purely human.  Time starts with an act of self deception, Person you want to be is not authentic self.  Biological time starts with mother, needs of instinctual body is what time is measuring.  Without desire or delay of desire, there would be no time.

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A Framework for Land Healing

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Ginseng my family grew American ginseng in our sanctuary

In the next few months, the forest that I grew up in is going be cut and torn up to put in a septic line.  A 40-60 feet path, at minimum, will rip a tear through the heart of it. This is the forest where I grew up, where my parents and I have created a refugia garden, a wildlife sanctuary, and native woodland plant sanctuary.  It is just heartbreaking to tend land carefully, only now, to have this awful thing happen that we have failed to stop. This is the forest that taught me so many of these lessons of land healing. The forest had just gotten to a point where it was once again vibrant, where the ramps started to creep back in, and the mature forest trees now stand, growing above the stumps that have rotted away. I feel powerless, knowing…

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Spread the Love: Herbal Recipes to Treat Yourself & Others – Traditional Medicinals

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The intoxicating fragrance of jasmine on a warm summer’s night, the alluring hues of wild roses, borage and calendula, and the juicy sweetness of a fully ripe peach are all part of nature’s divine craft of seduction. They entice us through our senses to do their bidding. With each pluck, nibble, and inhale, they’ve lured us to spread their seeds, replant their roots, and release their pollen to keep alive their cycle of reproduction.

We invite you to further lavish yourself in nature’s pleasures through these sumptuous recipes. Access your most flirtatious self through our Kissable Beet Root Lip & Cheek Stain; awaken your sensuality with Damiana-laced Rosewater Truffles, and relax into bliss with our Stay Supple Bath Soak recipe.

Take pleasure in working with your hands as you craft these delights and relish in the joy of spreading this plant love.

Kissable Beet Root Lip & Cheek Stain

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Witchcraft, Love & Shadows — The Witch & Walnut

Here we are in the thick of Valentines week. This could either be a wonderful time for you, a painful time… or perhaps means nothing at all. As per last years post….Valentines doesn’t really do it for me. Since we are on the topic of love, I thought I would dive into a little word…Continue…

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