Flower Healing Past and Present

Flower Healing Past and Present

This is a good time of year to learn about the healing power of flowers.  Flowers have been and continue to be a significant medicine for all traditional peoples. Flowers are used for spiritual cleansing, for blessings, for celebration, and for mourning.  Flowers are an important part of ceremonies all throughout the cycle of life, […]

Flower Healing

Flower Healing

In March, I journeyed to the Anza Borrego Desert outside of San Diego, California.  I was joyful to be around the plants of my desert dwelling ancestors.  Here is one of the most important plants that I encountered:   Chaparral is one of the oldest living plants on Mother Earth.  Some chaparral plants living in […]

Footbinding, Part I: A Short History

Footbinding, Part I: A Short History

Footbinding was a fashion, a fad that went horribly, horribly wrong. It started about 1,000 years ago when a dancer with small feet performed in the Chinese imperial court atop a giant lotus sculpture. Women in the court started binding their feet to make them look smaller and create “golden lotuses”. As per usual, it […]