A dear sister & Ayahuasquera (female practitioner of Ayahuasca), once told me that the reason she began hosting all women’s Ayahuasca ceremonies was because the medicine told her that there were certain things women could heal from only in the presence of other women: grief issues surrounding childbirth woman to woman competition sexual trauma sexual identity Though these elements of woman may not feel applied … Continue reading Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 2): Amazonian Feminism
My journey with Ayahuasca began slightly over 5 years ago but, looking back, it feels like a lifetime ago that that journey began. It was an instantaneous re-connection to something ancient within myself, but familiar to the soul. Like many people in the modern New Age of Ayahuasca culture, my first time was in the states. But since then my journey has evolved into a … Continue reading Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 1): Gateway into a Personal Journey
The other day, I went to a yoga class. Many students were in attendance so the instructor had an assistant walking around, adjusting the yogis and yoginis. This bugged me right away when I saw this. I had just been listening to a podcast the night before that discussed students getting injured in yoga classes from overexerting themselves, and it really bothered me to watch … Continue reading Crossing our own boundaries: consent in the wake of “me too”
A purpose of this article is to give people with a female body information so they can make informed consensual decisions that affect their cycle regarding hormonal birth control, removing the blood entirely through menstrual extraction, or other methods of altering the menstrual cycle. Another purpose of this article is to breakdown the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a woman’s cycle for anyone who … Continue reading Menstrual cycle 101: what’s the point?
I settle into my subtle body, right here in this moment, to re-member the eclipse’s transmission. Wild, fearless, all parts illuminated, bright-eyed, confused, quiet, held back. Wondering. As the moon quickly approached the edge of the sun’s glare with her curves, earthlings sat in amazement. It happened so quickly, yet the effects are still reverberating weeks later. The moon’s feminine mystique made us all experience … Continue reading Red Tent Reflections from the Eclipse: Sun & Moon in the Coming Times
What is abortion? What is it to each individual woman who considers or chooses abortion? The latter question is the more compassionate and wise. I will tell you my story of abortion and what I experienced and learned. I cannot speak for every woman who has gone through abortion, though, and there is a wide range of emotions felt and breakthroughs made. I have learned … Continue reading I’ll share my abortion story with you, because it’s important.
The forest is speaking; can you hear her call? The herbs are waiting to teach their songs to the humans who have chosen to remember how to listen… what do you hear? Everything around us is filled with life force, waiting to be honored, absorbed, and spread. When we work with plants, we are not only working with the chemical composition of their essential oils, but … Continue reading Willow’s Way; The Middle Path
Everything in existence on the earth is an expression of the larger whole. All creatures on this planet are in a symbiotic relationship with one another. As humans, we have the responsibility to mimic this relationship with one another as well as with our environment. There are multiple dimensions of symbiotic relationships. This article weaves reflections and meditations on our inner worlds with that in … Continue reading As Above, So Below… As Within, So Without…Healing Our Inner and Outer Landscapes
From the Hopi Creation Story to Vedic Mythology, it is said that the Universe, and the beginning of Mankind, came into Creation by “Song”. Humanity, since the beginning of time, has seen song as as a way of communicating sacred messages, stories, oral traditions, and tools for evoking Spirit: altered consciousness. And We Remember in a time of Forgetting… In our modern world, we have … Continue reading The Journey of Song: Opening the Throat Chakra
The power of words. We call it “Spell-ing” for a reason. The words we use determine our very reality, and so many ancient practices recognize this to be a profound truth. It’s not just “witchcraft” to cast spells, we do it every time we open our mouths and utter vibrations into the universal plane. Our words are a line of communication with the universal laws, … Continue reading Spell-ing: It’s not just for Witches