Ancestral Wisdom

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. 

Our ancestors lived in plant-based cultures and had many healing traditions. Plants and herbal medicines were woven into their daily lives. These traditions were a source of joy and sustenance as well as allies in healing.

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.

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August’s Full Moon: Exploring the Folklore and Significance of a Sturgeon Moon

Discover the enchanting allure of August’s Full Moon, known as the Sturgeon Moon, in our latest blog post. Uncover the rich folklore surrounding this celestial phenomenon and explore its spiritual significance across cultures. Journey through ancient myths, rituals, and traditions that honor the Sturgeon Moon’s presence, and tap into its powerful energy for personal growth and manifestation. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Sturgeon Moon and deepen your connection with the cosmos.

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July’s Full Moon: Exploring the Folklore and Significance of a Buck Moon

Explore the folklore, spiritual significance, and enchanting traditions associated with July’s full moon, known as the Buck Moon. Discover the deep-rooted beliefs of various cultures. Uncover ten meaningful ways to honor the Buck Moon, from moonlit meditations and nature walks to rituals and ceremonies that embrace the transformative energy of this celestial event.

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Strawberry Moon Magic: Exploring the Folklore and Significance of June’s Full Moon

Discover the enchanting folklore and spiritual significance of June’s full moon, the Strawberry Moon, in our latest blog article. Learn about the ancient traditions and beliefs associated with this celestial event, and explore various ways to honor its significance in your own life. From rituals and ceremonies to connecting with nature, dive into the mystical world of the Strawberry Moon.

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3 Easy Rituals for Beltane that Honor the Earth

Celebrate the sacred time of Beltane with rituals that honor the earth and the cycles of growth and transformation. In this blog article, explore powerful rituals for Beltane that connect you with the natural world, from planting seeds and creating an earth-focused altar to having a ceremonial fire. Discover how you can deepen your connection to the natural world and cultivate gratitude for the abundance and generosity of the earth. Join us on a journey of spiritual reflection and reverence for the beauty and power of the natural world with Rituals for Beltane.

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May’s Full Moon: Celebrating A Springtime Flower Moon

Unlock the secrets of May’s full moon, the Flower Moon, with our informative blog article. Discover the meaning, folklore, and rich history behind this celestial event and deepen your spiritual connection with the universe. Don’t miss out on the chance to expand your knowledge and enhance your spiritual practice with the Flower Moon as your guide.

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April’s Full Moon: Celebrating the Beauty and Magic of the Pink Moon

Discover the magic of April’s Full Moon, also known as the Pink Moon. From its history and spiritual significance to folklore and rituals, this article delves into all aspects of the Pink Moon. Learn how to honor this celestial event with 10 unique ways, and embrace the power of renewal and growth that comes with the start of Spring.

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Honor Nature’s Cycles through 8 Wondrous Seasonal Shifts

Celebrating the seasonal shifts of the wheel of the year is a great way to honor nature’s cycles and celebrate the natural rhythms of life. In this blog article, you’ll learn how each turn of the wheel can help you honor the changing of the seasons and find out how to make the most of each season’s unique energy.

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March’s Full Moon: Celebrating a Full Worm Moon

March’s full moon is also known as the Worm Moon, as it marks the time of year when earth slowly begins to warm up after the winter, making earthworms come out of the ground to feed. You’ll discover the stories and folklore behind March’s Full Worm Moon, as well as tips on how you can make the most of this full moon.

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