Houses of Healing

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Turning To the Light

You enhance your self worth and understanding by identifying with Earth as your Self, your “other body”.

“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.”  […]

Herbalism As Eco-Therapy ~ Part 2

 The Way of The Wise Woman Wortcunner Work ~

Sensual Beings and Attractions

We are sensual beings – everything that we know about any part of the world – subtle to gross – is gathered through our sensory perceptions.

These days our senses have become dull – not necessarily because of our modern day world but because we have shut our self off from the source of our senses – Earth.  This has resulted in becoming disconnected from our natural rhythms and thus we have become somewhat handicapped in being able to access our full sensory potential.

By placing your self back into the ground of your beingness – back with Earth/Nature – you begin your process of reconnecting to your […]

The Right of Refusal and Standing for What You Are For

If you have seen my Facebook page recently then you have seen that things have taken a turn on Facebook for me. You will see links to timely information, petitions for various causes, and as some might say – a slightly activist tone to the page instead of just the regular contemplative posts.

Why the shift?

I feel that there are so many crazy things going on in the world that it is time I begin to exercise my Right of Refusal and say “You know this isn’t really acceptable”.

It is time for me to spotlight what I do stand for.

I don’t listen to the News or read most mainstream journalism. The News shows and most newspapers and magazines these days are considered some kind of entertainment […]

Reflections ~The Expected

In Reading the Greater Pattern, your task is not to just see the Expected- what looks like it is coming. It is not to ride the present/ past/ future time line and simply announce what is in the process of forming.

The Expected is in every moment blinking on and off – being formed and reformed by your very breath. Your task is to see beyond the Expected into the subtle realms. The realms where all possibilities exist.

Travel into this field of all possibilities and the subtle perturbations – the original ground of all – and  harmonize with the endless possibilities.

One need not undo and redo  the Expected- just unfold your creative force and jump the current time line  by-passing the Expected for the desired longing […]

Coming Back Online

This might be one of the first contacts you’ve gotten from me in a long time.

I’m arising up out of a deeply submerged time. I’ve been creating and writing, creating and writing- and adjusting my life to better meet my Self.

Creating and Writing Programs

A couple of years ago, I started creating and writing a year long program – The Wise Woman Wortcunner Journey – and today I have just finished the next to the last Journey Lesson. It has been like writing a full length book AND creating a multi-media presentation. Whew! But it is Beautiful! and an amazing multi-dimensional Journey.

After I finish the last Journey Lesson – “the Ritual for receiving the healing gifts of the Herbs you have been working […]

The Power of an Enchanting Place

“Pleasure is icing on the cake. It goes beyond comfort–it’s possible to be comfortable without feeling your heart sing!–and it goes beyond mere function. It’s humor, surprise, delight–and above all, beauty.”

There is something wonderful about nourishing yourself in an environment that exponentially enhances and amplifies the experience.

Have you looked through magazines with pictures of a gorgeous, relaxing, and peaceful meal time setting and felt the power of a perfectly designed place?

Did you eat your meals in an enchanting beautiful setting where everything infused you with the experience of beauty?

Or do you skip meals because there just isn’t any time to eat anyhow.


Being Kind to Your Self

“When you are kind to your self, you allow your self and your life to reconnect to its natural purpose and happiness. And happiness pulls you forward.” – Mary Ann Copson
#SelfCare #Happiness

Evenstar Woman As Healer – Women Unfolding their Creative Force As Women


Winter is ideal time for baking. Here is a favourite recipe of one of my Woman As Shaman Initiates for dinner rolls.

2 1/2 cups milk (I like to use nut milk)
1 1/2 cups melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. freshly ground cardamom (from about 25 cardamom pods)
2 pkg. dry active yeast (4 1/2 tsp.)
8-9 cups all purpose or bread flour
Heat milk to a light boil. Stir in melted butter, sugar, salt, and ground cardamom. Let mixture cool until it reaches the same temperature as your body. Add yeast into the mixture.
Into a separate bowl add flour. Then add the milk mixture into the flour. Knead until dough is firm and pulls away from the side of your mixing […]

Farewell Evenstar Herbs

She bore the “Evenstar”, as the most beautiful of the last generation of High Elves in Middle-Earth.

When I founded Evenstar Herbs back in 1987, commercial herbal products were just peeking out from behind closed doors. There were no giant herb companies and grocery and drug stores did not have herbal products on the counter. Evenstar began as small family owned and family run business. We gathered all of our herbs by hand and made all of our herbal products patiently and precisely according to traditional ways.

For many years we have been very much a traditional herbal company and making all of our herbal products in the traditional ways ourselves. From our Virginia gardens, we gather many of our herbs and we still formulate our herbal […]