Ancestral lifeways wisdom explores our desire to reclaim our roots and our “Ancestral Mind”, an essential aspect to re-rooting ourselves and falling in love with the Earth again, to revere Earth’s natural elements, manifestations, and creatures as sacred, and to return to peaceful co-existence and respect for all life.
All of our ancestors once lived in plant-based cultures and had traditional practices for self and community healing. Plants and herbal medicines were strongly woven into the wisdom, magic, and spirit of place while converging in culture with foods, stories, and plant-focused rituals. These traditions were a source of joy, celebration, and sustenance as well as allies in daily, seasonal, and multi-generational life.
Improve your relationship with Mother Earth by learning healing lore from times when plants spoke and we listened, and to learn to walk again in balance with the Earth. Understand how connecting to the Land is a portal to connecting to our Ancestors, and Ancestors of the Land we may live within, and the responsibility that comes with this.
Here you will find ideas, inspiration, and guides to help you to get in alignment with the earth’s seasons, cultivate the magical, healing potential of plants and herbs, honored your own intuitive abilities, and lived in synchronicity with the cycles of the moon and the life force.
Ancestral Wisdom is knowledge, heuristics (guidelines, principles), and ways of being that make our lives better, more meaningful, purposeful, prosperous, and joyful—hidden in culture, traditions, stories, art, songs, and prayers.
Ancestral Wisdom transmits support and advice from ancestors who, even though they passed on long ago, are still helping us today in subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, ways.
Celebrate Lugnasadh and the first harvest as a way of honoring nature’s incredible fertile energy at this time of year, and as a way to connect with our natural world on a deeper, more meaningful level.
Bioregional herbalism focuses on knowing where your herbs come from, understanding how they interact with each other and with their environment, and using them in ways that align with those relationships.
Celebrate the first day of summer on June 21st with these rituals for summer solstice. May they bring you joy, love, and light in your life.
Here are some easy spring foods that you might want to consider gathering for food, medicine, or to start a more ancestral diet with.
Everything you need to know about the celebration of Litha including the history, folklore, and ways to celebrate.
Learn about 6 of the most sacred plants of Beltane as well as the Folklore of this wondrous Season.
Discover how living by the moon can help you live in rhythm with nature, understand its effect on your health and well-being, and help in your spiritual growth.
Learn the ancient art of forest bathing – the practice of immersing yourself in nature and consuming it with all of your physical senses.
Learn about the magical festival of fire with us as we celebrate Imbolc and nature awakening.
If you want to learn about winter solstice and the pagan holiday yule along with its traditions, history, symbols, and ways to celebrate it today, then this post is for you.
The number one guide to understanding the wheel of the year – an ancient Celtic calendar based on festivals that celebrated our connection with nature.
Learn how to throw the perfect Samhain celebration in the comfort of your own home with some of my favorite fall feast foods and recipes, seasonal crafts, and DIY decorations.
Today we are sharing a recipe for soul cakes to help you get into the “spirit” of Samhain, Halloween, All Saints’ Day, or All Souls’ Day! These yummy treats will have your taste buds tingling and your soul bursting with joy.
Happy Mabon! Autumn is definitely in the air, and it’s time for celebrating Mabon. We’re going to be talking about the mythology and folklore of Mabon as well as the herbs for this season. What better way to get into the spirit of fall and celebrate the season than with some herbal inspiration?
The summer solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by midsummer celebrations, festivals and rituals. There are also many midsummer herbs that have significant meaning and use during these celebrations.
If you’re curious about the ancient fire festival and how to celebrate Beltane, keep reading to learn more. We’ll explore what exactly Beltane is, how it’s celebrated today, and, most importantly, what foods to make for a Beltane feast.
Today, many herbalists know that ancestral eating contributes significantly to our overall health and wellbeing and believe that the food we consume IS medicine.
The act of planning and preparing an Ostara celebration can help you feel rooted & empowered in your life, by giving you a deep understanding of seasonal energy.
Here are 13 simple ways to celebrate Ostara, the Spring Equinox. Welcome spring with these easy rituals and activities.
I love to make Moon Tea as a full moon ritual to bring sacred feminine energy to the tea, especially during a full moon.