CINNAMON, a memorable herb

As we continue to enjoy the brightness and warmth of summer, we are reminded that Fire is fuel for creativity energy.  Leo rules the height of summer and the life force is strong.  The “medicine” provided for us to keep the balance is cinnamon, referred to here as Cinnamomum verum or Cinnamomum cassia. Background Information: …

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Fiber Arts with Magic

Fiber arts have been a part of human society for eons and lore tells us that it has been used in the magical arts all along.  There is a rich and deep history to the fiber arts, with as many uses and spiritual practices as there are facets to a diamond.  Your mind and imagination …

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Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

What a wonderful time of year to enjoy the fullness of growing and ripening in garden and field. We peel our clothing down to let our bodies breathe. We take in the full measure of sun and heat. If we are lucky, we have play time at the beach, lake, river, woods, mountains ~ and …

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The Brothers Grimm, The Queen Bee

In keeping with our Bee series, here is short tale sent to us by Selene for our reader's pleasure. Let us know what you think of this tale by The Brothers Grimm! THE QUEEN BEE  The Brothers Grimm Translated by Margaret Taylor (1884) Two kings' sons once went out in search of adventures, and fell …

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The Bee Family

Guest blogger, Selene Weir brings us her second installment on bees! “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, 
One clover, and a bee, 
And revery.
The revery alone will do, 
If bees are few.” 
― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems Before moving on to the luscious topic of honey, it would be …

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