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Medusa’s Wedding Part One: Preparations

Medusa’s Wedding Part One: Preparations

Manipura, city of jewels Medusa’s wedding takes place in the city of jewels, the manipura, commonly known as the solar plexus chakra. It is an alchemical wedding, uniting the waters of the sacral chakra with the fire of the solar plexus chakra, it is also a union of the feminine and masculine polarities. This is the first of three alchemical weddings. Medusa’s wedding is my shorthand reference for my personal experience and interpretations that relate to this stage of self-initiation…

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Yellow dock root: badger medicine for a new story

Yellow dock root: badger medicine for a new story

Five years ago, I made a batch of yellow dock root tincture, for no reason at all at the time. It sat stewing silently in the back of my medicine cabinet, waiting for the moment to make its debut. That came in early spring this year, when Freya had a digging frenzy in the garden. She’s not much of a digger usually, so after one especially strenuous effort, I went out to inspect her work. You guessed right! She had…

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A Dose of Vitriol

A Dose of Vitriol

Vitriol On the first day of this Kurukulla shift of 2016, I slipped on a log and fell, banged my head hard and winded myself. This sort of thing has happened before, it used to happen quite often on the first day of a new shift; I’d fall, or cut myself, or get stung by wasps. Bhairavi is my Guardian and She dishes out tough love with a heavy hand, but nothing like this has happened for a while. Was…

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