BOIS MORT, MICROBES ET DÉMONS

BOIS MORT, MICROBES ET DÉMONS

With thanks to John Doe, Information Très Vraie for the video and translation. Le bois mort est le fruit d’un paradigme mourant – et là où il y a du bois mort, il y aura toujours des microbes qui sont fondamentaux pour le cycle de la vie. La quarantaine forcée a à peine eu un impact sur notre vie quotidienne, mais hier, alors que nous commencions à déboiser les bois d’arbres morts, je me suis surpris à réfléchir à cette…

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Free Cover-up, One Size Fits All

Free Cover-up, One Size Fits All

This is a follow-up to my previous post, Deadwood, Microbes and Demons, and here I’m focusing on how to deal with the stay-at-home-smorgasbord of fears. Fear is the contagion; simply knowing that there is no such thing as a virus is not sufficient to shield you from the fear of other humans, or prevent you from unconsciously transmitting it to everyone else you encounter. Transmute the fear and this transition will be much quicker and easier and the outcome, which…

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Deadwood, Microbes and Demons

Deadwood, Microbes and Demons

Deadwood is the fruit of a dying paradigm – and where’s there’s deadwood, there will always be microbes that are fundamental to the cycle of life. The enforced quarantine has barely impacted on our daily lives, but yesterday as we began clearing the woods of dead trees, I found myself reflecting on this most novel situation and my growing sense that we are in the midst of the greatest healing crisis the world has ever known. There is no such…

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Yarrow: Chiron’s Arrow

Yarrow: Chiron’s Arrow

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium is another one of my favourite helper plants (along with St John’s Wort, Melissa and Plantain). It grows wild here through spring and the long summer and I harvest the flowers and leaves and dry and store them for tea and wound healing powder, as well as making tinctures and sun oils for use throughout the year. When I picked it, smelled it and crushed it in my fingers for the first time, it felt like a…

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Broccoli Medicine

Broccoli Medicine

Growing broccoli Broccoli is one of our garden successes. I sowed seeds of several different types, purple sprouting, green sprouting and the large headed variety – the purple sprouting is the most prolific and easy going by far. It’s been tough love for the garden. The soil got compacted when we cut down the pine trees to make the garden, in the early days of the garden we had two years of summer drought with no irrigation. (See: Six years…

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Waste Water Reed Bed

Waste Water Reed Bed

Convenience or freedom? As off-gridders we have to deal with our own shit, quite literally, as well as waste and grey water. There are many systems out there, but every system I researched seemed overly complicated, labour intensive and expensive. So we found our own solution that was cheap, effective and maintenance free – so far. There is no public sewage system in this area of rural Ophiussa. Most of the houses have some form of septic tank. We did…

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Biomimicry Process from ELFET

Biomimicry Process from ELFET

ELFET: Electrical Field Entrainment Technology The water structuring discs, pain relief amulets and cell/mobile phone discs that we use have been treated with a proprietary process called Electrical Field Entrainment Technology (ELFET). This technology uses bio-mimicry, created with geometry, sound and light to generate a naturally optimized resonance field in and around the products. When you place the products on your skin, the natural resonances are imparted directly to you, your animals, plants or drinking water, acting at the cellular…

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Melissa: Queen of the Bee Haven

Melissa: Queen of the Bee Haven

It’s just before Imbolc and in the garden, Melissa is thrusting her crinkled, heart-shaped leaves through the cold wet clay with wild abandon. I picked some leaves and made a strong infusion and let it cool, so I can sip on it everyday as I make her acquaintance. Melissa officinalis, aka Lemon Balm, is a member of the mint family, the Lamiaceae. This is a huge and aromatic family of over 6,000 species, including pennyroyal, peppermint and spearmint, basil, rosemary,…

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Itching for a Fright

Itching for a Fright

Tulku loves a good scratch. He´s not what I’d call an itchy dog, his coat is glossy and he is healthy, happy, calm and strong. He’s never been to the vets. So, when around the full moon in the Snaketamer, when he began scratching through the night, I knew something was up. Parasites We live in the country and our dogs are free to roam. They are exposed to a wide-range of microbes and parasites from cows, sheep, wild boar,…

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Freya’s Sulphuric Necklace

Freya’s Sulphuric Necklace

In another post, Yellow Dock: Badger Medicine for a New Story I recounted how our dog Freya got a new tale and became my teacher. So, the other day, when she began digging again, relentlessly, all over the newly grassed loonie pad, I took notice. She knows so much more about the gods and nature spirits than I do, as she runs with them every day. This time she was eating clay, rather than roots, so I duly searched on…

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