Thanks BBC and David Attenborough
THANK YOU MAMA EARTH <3
AN AMALGAMATION OF WISDOM from the scientists & shamans, the healers & herbalists, the sages & stargazers, and the mages & mavens of the NOW
Shennong is my third submission to the history of natural medicine. Legendary ruler and Chinese hero Shennong lived over 5,00 years ago. He has not only been recognized for teaching the Chinese agriculture but also the use of herbal medicines. While credited with the use and discovery of many different herbs, he is most notably attributed to the use and promotion of tea leaves as a cure for a wide variety of ailments and poisons. In his quest for herbal knowledge he is rumored to have consumed samples of all the herbs he collected so he could experience and understand the plant on all levels. Many traditional chinese herbalist are still taught and practice this way.
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I have recently started a series of paintings cataloging the history of natural healing. I am trying to touch upon all of the doctors who pioneered naturopathic techniques, natural living, and medical philosophy. Starting us off is the father of medicine himself, Hippocrates. I hope everyone enjoys. Check back here as I will be posting more paintings very soon.
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
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This year, we were excited to go all out with garden space we have at our Elm St Castle. Morganalefay & EternalInnerSmile busted their humps cleaning up the beds and fixing the weathered greenhouse that we are also SO lucky to have on the property. They started the bounty of veggies, tons of cooking herbs and many many medicinal herbs. Not sure what to flourish next, I decided to surprise the girls with a little project of my own- a Witch Inspired Moon Garden.
The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
We all know how satisfying it is to walk barefoot through a field of grass. Research has shown that there are benefits to being connected to the earth in this way that reach beyond simply eliciting a smile.
Our bodies conduct electricity, and therefore operate within the electric field of our surroundings. This concept is the basis behind Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which uses a magnetic field and radio pulses to align the atoms in our body and produce an image of our organs and soft tissues. Thus, in addition to being affected by the quality of our food, air and water; we are affected by our electromagnetic environment. In today’s modern world, we are surrounded by electromagnetic field generating objects, such as computers and cell phones. Just like an electrical circuit, we need to be grounded to the earth to run efficiently and to avoid static build-up. We can achieve this by simply walking barefoot on grass, dirt or sand. The earth is full of free negatively charged electrons that can help to properly align our cells, and quench the free radicals that wreak havoc in our bodies.
So you just went to an apple orchard. You picked a basket full of ripe autumn apples, each one selected for its own unique quality.
“Ooh, get some small ones, some bright red ones, some sour, sweet and round ones!”
Back home you feel amazing, staring down at your sorted bounty. And you will probably feel great that whole week too; an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right?
But maybe this old saying, itself representing an entire paradigm of medicine really–is wrong. If you eat an apple, or many apples in this case, and you feel great, maybe that is when you should go to the doctor. Because whether you choose to visit a ND or MD, any nuanced health professional worth seeing will recognize the power of preventative medicine, and that’s what we are getting to here.
West Canada Lakes, Adirondacks- New York 7.20
I was lucky enough to squeeze in a lot of backpacking and camping trips this summer with my friends and family. While marveling at the wonders of it all, re-grounding ourselves and finding tranquility with nature, we also did a lot of plant identification on the run! Love you Peterson Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs!!
Alander Taconics, Mass. 5.20 with my brother Scott and Chris-a dear, sweet friend of mine…