this weekend we are heading off to Seattle for the Gathering!!!
The gathering was a simply beautiful existential experience.
Start saving up for it next year at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine !!!
AN AMALGAMATION OF WISDOM from the scientists & shamans, the healers & herbalists, the sages & stargazers, and the mages & mavens of the NOW
We collected some amazing art throughout our snowy adventures at Pike Place Market in Seattle
Sun Rise by Frank Woll
Butterfly Sprite by M.W. James
Rain of the Pre-Christian Goddess- By Jon Strongbow
Medicine Woman by Jon Strongbow
**this is woman actually Char Sundust, a shaman who lead the opening and closing ceremonies at the Gathering…she ignited our spirits and confirmed our strength …she is also apparently a dear friend of the artist. the entire weekend was one serendipitous event after another…
Fireworks by Jon Strongbow
Avocados are famed for their healthy fats and delicious taste but most people don’t realize they have many medicinal benefits as well. Not only have they been used throughout folk medicine but they are also currently being researched to unlock even more pharmacognosy secrets.
What folk medicine has to say:
Avocados can aid in the treatment of some dermatologic conditions. In folk medicine, raw mashed avocado has been used for the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. Avocado oils have been used topically to treat wounds, infections and stimulate hair growth. They have a softening and soothing nature and can be used in face masks. They have a high absorption rate into the skin. This allows them to aid in driving other constituents into the skin as well.
Avocados can also help with systemic disharmonies. The seeds, leaves and bark have been used for dysentery and diarrhea. They can also aid in reproductive issues, stimulating menstrual flow and relieving PMS. Plus, they are an aphrodisiac!
Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight