The Buddha’s Apprentice — Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – Many know the 2nd Buddha but not many know that he was also a Shaman. Like countries and cities split apart, and like astronomy and astrology split, so did feminine (shamanism) split from masculine (buddhism). Vajra Guru (Padmasambhava) mantra is Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum […]

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Sunflower Lore — Good Witches Homestead

COMMON NAME: sunflower GENUS: Helianthus SPECIES: H. annuus-grown for seed and flower FAMILY: Compositae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: annual DESCRIPTION: Characterized by its height and size of the flower, the sunflower has earned a welcome place in the summer garden. Many varieties on the market now offer diversity in color {even a white sunflower!}, size of the flower, and plant […]

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Sylum Charity: Limbitless Solutions — Sylum Clan

Limbitless Solutions is dedicated to empowering confidence in individuals with accessibility limitations. We create personalized, creative, and expressive 3D-printed prosthetics for children with limb differences using electromyographic (EMG) technology. We also create fun and immersive video games to help our bionic kids adapt to their new prosthetic. The video games use the arm’s EMG technology…

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The Tears of the Earth: A Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier — The Druid’s Garden

It was our final day in Iceland before returning back to the US. We so many great experiences visiting this country of beautiful extremes, but more than anything, what we wanted to see on our last day was a glacier. We talked about it, and decided that we should see a glacier, as we might […]

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Raspberry Patties en Surprise — A Hundred Years Ago

I’m always intrigued by hundred-year-old recipes that include drawings of the finished product since such recipes are few and far between. So when I recently came across a drawing of a beautifully presented recipe for a raspberry dessert called Patties en Surprise in a 1919 advertisement for Minute Tapioca, I decided to give it a […]

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A Joyful Cup — Good Witches Homestead

With our non-stop, busy lives, it’s hard to find a quiet moment to relax and recharge. But even the practice of pouring a cup of tea can bring peace of mind – especially with the right herbs. Whether you take your tea at high noon or prefer a bedtime brew, these garden herbs provide the […]

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Hemp Extract Benefits: Get Calm, Sleep Better, and More — Good Witches Homestead

Suddenly, hemp is everywhere! Thousands of new hemp products have flooded the market seemingly overnight, and you might be wondering what the excitement is about. Hemp products offer an astonishing number of health benefits, from boosting your mood and calming stress to easing joint discomfort. Hemp can also bring restful sleep, which helps you stay […]

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Nightingale Totem — Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – A friend of mine shared with me the lore of the Ukrainian Nightingale which I am very grateful. I have smaller birds such as the Mourning Dove and the Nightingales as a totem, and on occasion the Mockingbird on and off through my life. These birds after working with them […]

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Rosemary ‘to remember’ Infused Oil — Wylde and Green

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, and it has a lore stretching back to the ancients, so maybe it is fitting, that more than any other this is the herb of ‘remembrance’. It is such an attractive plant, with long, slender limbs of the darkest green, and delicate, pale blue flowers that the bees […]

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Groundhog Woodchuck Totem — Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems, they come to help those of us who love and respect nature and are healing and working at the betterment of our own nature. Totems come to give warning so we will pay attention to their message. […]

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