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Great Spirit, Mother Earth {chant}

Powers of the four directions,

my ancestors,

And all those who love me,

hear me now.

This is a prayer of thanksgiving for the miracle of life. 275 more words

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Seers and Healers ~ Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland

Seers and Healers

In talking to the people I often heard the name of Biddy Early, and I began to gather many stories of her, some calling her a healer and some a witch. 23,511 more words

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The single most important and versatile plant used for magick and for stimulating psychic skills is mugwort. Consider her the plant kingdom’s magickal ambassador. Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, also known as the Mother Herb, holds the key to the realm of dreams and clairvoyance. 615 more words

Homage to the 'Wise Women.'

Most medical histories chronicle great achievements by great men: Hippocrates, the father of medicine; Galen, Rome’s leading physician; William Harvey’s explanation of blood circulation; Edward Jenner’s inoculations against smallpox; Louis Pasteur’s Germ Theory; Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin. 542 more words


Herbs, Charms and Wise Women ~ Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland

collected and arranged by

Lady Gregory

G. P. Putman’s sons, New York and London, 1920

Herbs, Charms and Wise Women

There is a saying in Irish, “An old woman without learning, it is she will be doing charms”; and I have told in “Poets and Dreamers” of old Bridget Ruane who came and gave me my first knowledge of the healing power of certain plants, some it seemed having a natural and some a mysterious power. 6,350 more words

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