(from host) I am interested in exploring ways we can have greater and more intentional contact with plants and other allies throughout the year, through various practices, rituals, and preparations. My hope is that we can name our respective and collective medicines, inspirations, anchors, and friends and uncover the rhythm to which they dance in and out of our lives. // I am interested in exploring the potency of the subtle and hidden: Dreams, Stories, Attunement/Meditation, Visions, and Essences. // I am interested in experimenting with visual tools to remind us of the foods, medicine, and support we have available to us throughout the seasons. I plan to provide material to help facilitate this activity during our gathering time.
Below are links for two really amazing audio files on the topics of Magic and Medicine for Collective Liberation by Dori Midnight and Wild Plants for Food and Medicine in Seasonal Cycles by Heron Brae. Both of these presentations have been powerfully inspiring to me these last few months and I'd really like to share the tools embedded within them with all of you.
I invite everyone to bring dried plants, essences, tinctures, photos, teabags, drawings, or any other item that is connected to the medicine, food, or inspiration in each season for you. (For Example Winter: Dried hawthorn berries Spring: Nettle vinegar Summer: A drawing of strawberries Fall: Bay nuts) My hope is to craft an altar together and to share a bit about our respective relationships to these beings. // I think it would be interesting to consider not only when we are harvesting or tending these plants or when they are blooming or fruiting but also when we lean on them most. Lets discuss seasons within a bioregional/ecological/
During our gathering I'd like to offer Plant Attunement/engagement through: Smoke// Tea // Essence // With each I'd like to take a few minutes to listen in and feel how each way of preparing or interacting with the plant effects our body and then discuss.
So here's the order of activities: 6:00-6:30- Introduce altar items and build altar together // 6:30-6:45- 1st Attunement and Discussion (essence) // 6:45-7:45- Discussion of the Audio Presentations // 7:45-8:00- 2nd Plant attunement and discussion (smoke) // 8:00-8:45- Personal Calendar/Seasonal Medicine Visual Aide (Arts and Crafts!) // 8:45-9:00- Final Plant Attunement, Discussion and Closing (tea)
-1. Presentation by Dori Midnight Magic and Medicine For Collective Liberation https://soundcloud.com/dori-
-2. Presentation by Heron Brae Wild Plants for Food and Medicine in Seasonal Cycles http://freeherbalismproject.
Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book. Also at SubRosa at the same time, HUFF meeting, https://www.facebook.com/HUFFSantaCruz, HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group.
-Thursday, March 16th: All through the day...
9am: Rise up and Shine: Rasin' BrAnarchy- An Anarchist Breakfast //
An informal anarchist breakfast for those who rise up early. Current events discussion, baked goods, coffee, and our weekly early anarchist poll.
2-6pm: Open Hours!
Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.
Danielle LaFrance - http://talonbooks.com/authors/danielle-lafrance
Donato Mancini - http://talonbooks.com/authors/donato-mancini
Anahita Jamali Raad - http://talonbooks.com/authors/anahita-jamali-rad
Eric Sneathan - https://www.poetryproject.org/people/eric-sneathen/
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