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Tree Resins from Eastern North America: Harvesting, Crafting, and Incense Making

Thank Dana. I always thank the plant or tree for whatever it shares with me. ❤️💜🎄

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Jack Pine Resin - Abundant and Amazing smelling! Jack Pine Resin – Abundant and Amazing smelling!  I harvested this locally.

Burning incenses, particularly the burning of tree resins, has been known throughout the millennia as a sacred activity. Incenses are offered to the spirits, the land, the gods, the ancestors as a way of seeking communion and blessing. Today, most people who are interested in “natural” incenses gravitate towards resin incenses for their lasting effect, delightful smells, and natural origins. Resin incenses are typically the dried sap from trees: trees may be scored or drip naturally and the sap hardens, creating the resin (like Frankincense, Myrrh, Benzoin, Copal).  Others might be dried liquid from trees or fruit (like Dragon’s blood). When you burn the resin on a charcoal block, you get billows of incredible, sweet smelling smoke. Tree resins have an extensive history certain parts of the world, and are often highly revered by the cultures that produce…

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Vaccines: “preventing every bad thing”

Sharing. When medicine became a God to the masses people stopped using reasoning, insight, intuition. I would seriously think about any decision to vaccinate especially where our children are concerned

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Vaccines: “preventing every bad thing”

By Jon Rappoport

We begin with this: “Administration of KMV (killed measles vaccine) apparently set in motion an aberrant immunologic response that not only failed to protect children against natural measles, but resulted in heightened susceptibility.” JAMA Aug. 22, 1980, vol. 244, p. 804, Vincent Fulginiti and Ray Helfer. The authors indicate that such children can come down with “an often severe, atypical form of measles. Atypical measles is characterized by fever, headache… and a diverse rash (which)… may consist of a mixture of macules, papules, vesicles, and pustules… ”

In other words, the measles vaccine can create a worse form of measles. This is not the normal form of the illness, from which children routinely recover with the bonus of lifetime immunity. No, this is a severe, atypical, dangerous, synthetic, vaccine-induced disease.

Now read this: “…the window of vulnerability of an infant may be…

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The Lion’s Gate (via Channeling with the Masters)

Felt inspired to share this post that coincide with some synchronicities regarding it. 😌

Spiritual Practices to Finding Equilibrium in the Chaos: Grounding, and Flow through the Druid Elements

Love love love this post. Such beautiful sharing. I appreciate the thoughtfulness included in the post.

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A tremendous amount of really difficult occurrences are happening in the world right now. It seems like the more time that passes, the more we balance on the edge. The edge of what exactly, nobody can say.  But the edge of something, and likely, not something any of us are looking forward to. Things seem to be spinning faster, and faster; the light growing darker and darker.  A lot of folks are having difficulty just coping with reading the news or even being on social media, the enormity of everything–social, political, environmental, personal–weighing down.  Responses to this range from rage and anger to numbness. There is a heaviness in the air that cannot be discounted.

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And so, many of us turn to spiritual practices as a way of helping make sense of it all, to find a way forward, finding a…

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My interview with Sharyl Attkisson: vaccines, exposing the CDC

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My interview with Sharyl Attkisson: vaccines, exposing the CDC

by Jon Rappoport

July 22, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’re aware that a film, Vaxxed (trailer), has been showing in theaters across America—and audiences are stunned by its revelations.

Vaxxed exposes a huge scandal at the CDC, where a long-time researcher, William Thompson, confessed (2014) that he and colleagues committed gross fraud in a study of the MMR vaccine.

Thompson admitted that evidence showed the vaccine led to higher risk of autism in children—but that finding was intentionally buried, and the vaccine was given a free pass.

Of course, mainstream reporters have been mercilessly attacking Vaxxed, and a segment of the population finds it impossible to believe that the CDC would ever commit this kind of fraud.

So, as a mind-changer…

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Seeing with a Glittering Eye

Sharing from Laura Bruno’s blog post with her comment

“Seeing with a Glittering Eye
The glittering eye seems to be the same inner eye that sees the Fae, observes a pulsating light that flits across the garden and swears the factory across the street is a bizarre mirage hiding deep Indiana forest filled with laughing fauns. (Not the w kind either, the magical ones…). To cultivate the glittering eye, it helps to retreat from those who insist upon their “normal” vision. A world without magic is a sorry world, indeed, but when the world glitters ….ah, such beauty everywhere!”

My comment. There can never be too much Magick!

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The inspirational email from OBOD for this week reads:

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. — Roald Dahl

OK Roald, what are you saying? I’ll walk some of the way with you because of your magic. After all, it’s almost part of the definition that creative people have felt it, and pass along a hint of it, even as it slips between their fingers. But wait — belief comes first, and thenmagic? Seeing is believing, we’ve been told; believing is seeing. But what’s a glittering eye? Well, it seems it’s a useful technique.

Sometimes the world demands it of us — it’s the only option if we want to see at all.

On our return car trip from a Chicago wedding last weekend, we…

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Embracing “First Aid Responder” Plants

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As I grow ever more in tune and aware of nature’s gifts, I keep coming back to one of the tragedies of our age–our incredible misunderstanding of the natural world, the sacred living earth from which all things flow. One of the things I’ve been working hard to do in this blog, and in my own community here in PA, is to restore and reconnect humans and nature. My particular way of doing it has lately been through the teaching of healing plant medicine, edible wild foods, and the like.  This means breaking down some assumptions, but really, building new knowledge and empowerment for many people in the community.  Since moving to my small town I’ve been really busy as an ambassador offering presentations on permaculture and vermicomposting, summer plant walks (wild food/medicine), herbalism classes, and most recently I am teaching children at the local UU church how to…

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