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.
Wild Foraged Pine Resin Salve: A Healing Earth Medicine
Made with sacred medicine and infused with the scent of pine, this salve is a healer. It can be used for everything from soothing insect bites to healing wounds. Learn how to make a healing Earth medicine salve by blending pine resin with other healing ingredients.
All About The Full Wolf Moon: The First of the Year’s 13 Moons
In January, the first full Moon of the year is known as the Full Wolf Moon. We hope you will observe it with reverence and wonder. Learn more about this amazing celestial body!
11 Powerful Ways to Connect With Your Ancestral Lineage
By going within to discover your own ancestral lineage, you may surprise yourself with what you find out. By connecting to your ancestors in this way, you may find that incredible source of belonging that has been missing your whole life. It is an essential practice for us today, a way to heal our lost connection to the earth and each other. It can help us realize a love for where we are on this planet that we may have never thought possible before.
8 Easy Ways For Celebrating Twelfth Night: The End of the Solstice Season
Celebrating Twelfth Night is all about the end of the Solstice Season and welcoming back the light. Here are 8 easy ways for celebrating Twelfth Night.
Honoring the 4 Sacred Evergreens of the Winter Solstice
The plants of the winter solstice play an integral role in this seasonal celebration that marks the turning of the Wheel of the Year. Evergreens such as conifers, holly and ivy, and mistletoe have their own folklore associated with them. These plants can be used to honor the season, celebrate its wisdom, and return home.
Celebrate the Shortest Day of the Year with 7 Rituals to Welcome the Light
The winter solstice is a time to tap into your ancestral memory, connect with the earth, and celebrate the light that is returning to our world. Here are seven illuminating rituals to help you celebrate the shortest day of the year.
Root Cellar: Preserving a Bountiful Harvest
Using a root cellar is a great way to preserve your garden’s bounties. A root cellar makes it easy to keep your food on hand for as long as possible, making it possible to preserve home-grown goodness long term, even through the winter.
Sacred Celebrations: Honoring the Seasons
Deepen your connection to yourself and nature by taking part in sacred celebrations which honor the passing of time and the seasons. By doing so, we solidify our place in this universe. These observances allow us to slow down and savor each season, each magical moment.
Samhain: The History, Folklore & Magical Meaning Of The Final Harvest
Discover the history, folklore, magic and meaning of Samhain. Learn all the important aspects of this ancient festival and how you can bring that energy into your life.
Harvesting Black Walnuts (The Best Way to Gather, Clean, And Cure Them)
Black Walnuts are a delicious treat, but unfortunately, harvesting them can be a labor-intensive process. This guide will walk you through the steps of harvesting black walnuts and give you some tips that I’ve learned along the way that will hopefully help you out in the process.
A Simple Samhain Ritual to Honor Our Ancestors
This simple Samhain ritual will help you connect with your ancestors and honor them during this holiday season!
A Delicious Crabapple Recipe: Hand Pies For Our Ancestors
This crabapple recipe was created as an offering and a way to honor the wisdom and traditions of our ancestors. Enjoy this delicious pastry that captures the essence of crabapple’s beautiful fall fruitiness.
Magical Crabapple: The Folklore & How To Use This Underappreciated Fruit
Let’s delve into the folklore of crabapple, as well as ways to use this underappreciated fall fruit to honor our ancestors during the autumn equinox.
10 Powerful Rituals For Autumn Equinox: Celebrating The End Of Summer
Here’s a list of some of our favorite rituals for autumn equinox to help you celebrate the end of summer.
Learning the Herb Boneset: A Useful Native Medicinal Plant
While you might have never heard of the herb boneset, it has been used for centuries for its medicinal uses. It is best known as a fever reducer, digestive aid, pain reliever and to stop coughs. On this page, you will learn all about the herb boneset and its traditional and medicinal uses.