Making Incense

Making Incense

I go through a lot of incense, because it is one of the offerings I use on my ancestor altar daily. I like the daily habit of sharing pleasant smelling plant material with my people and seeing the aromatic smoke swirling upwards with my prayers and blessings with it....
Autumnal Musings

Autumnal Musings

After a busy summer, teaching in various countries, re-visiting childhood and family places, meeting many wonderful people, bathing in beautiful landscapes, the gentler pulse of autumn has arrived. Like Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) the expansion of summer and the...
Unveiling the Death Mother

Unveiling the Death Mother

On a recent visit to the UK, I read in a magazine that “mental health is the new physical health.” In my personal and professional life, I have definitely found that mental health is the foundation for overall wellness. Relationships seem to be the main weather gauge...