Uña de Gato, Powerful Plant

Uña de Gato, Uncaria tomentosa, or Cat’s Claw is among the most amazing and powerful plants on this planet. Since I first encountered this jungle vine several years ago, it has remained by my side as one of my most trusted and respected guides on the path of health, clarity, energy and immunity.

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Flowing with Springs

For good reason, gathering spring water has become increasingly popular as more and more people experience the undeniable benefits of consuming pure, clean, living water. Wild water is of course found in wild places, and with the increased popularity comes increased traffic and potential for damage to sensitive ecosystems in which springs are found.

Here are 8 tips to help you maintain right relationship with your water source.

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The Wild Fire of Idle No More

Thousands of people as one; dancing, singing and in sync with the heartbeat of a movement marching above and beyond colonialism, capitalism and racism – overwhelmingly and courageously speaking up and moving forward for indigenous rights and sovereignty, human rights and decency, and the health and stewardship of this planet and its peoples.

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Food Medicine Life

This is a path of uniting stories. An open source invitation into deeper relation with the many things that fuel, heal, and energize us; that which is alive all around us, co-creates with us. This a path of dissolving separation. A path of connectivity. Side with the plants, learn plants, eat plants, become plants – let food be your medicine, let medicine be your food – and begin to synthesize entirely different dimensions of time, technology, communication, and potential.

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Bloodletting with Peter Gorman – Book Review & Interview

In the words of Dennis McKenna; Peter Gorman has “been way, way beyond the chrysanthemum on many a dark jungle night.” Gorman’s long awaited book Ayahuasca in My Blood: 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming tells the story of his long, deep relationship with ayahuasca. This book review, and an interview with the author, sets up camp to explore the edges of an astonishing journey.

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The Grandmothers' Fire

As the weather made a turn for the worse and things got icy, frozen, cold and snowy, I learned that the health of my grandmother and my aunt had also taken a turn for the worse, and that they’d been hospitalized. I asked the universe and I asked the spirits to offer their help in this situation. Shortly after this request, I was presented with the opportunity to do an interview with Jyoti, one of the primary forces behind the creation of The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.

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  • Gathered several pounds of young Fir cones last evening. All from one tree and just the branches I could reach while balanced on boulders on the shoreline. Many of the cones are a wee bit mature, but still oozing with potent, sticky, resinous goodness. We'll boil these over a few days, in a process of boiling, simmering, cooling and reducing the liquid down, until it turns into a delicious and powerful medicinal syrup. We'll add a bit of good sugar to sweeten things up, and preserve the batch for use throughout the year. Even with several pounds we'll only get a few jars. While young conifer cones can be abundant, actually reaching them is the challenge, as they'll often be way too high to get. Of the thousands of conifers I encounter daily, I only found one tree with two loaded branches within reach. The resulting syrup is a lively and wonderful immune, respiratory, bronchial medicine, great for cold, damp climates, or just for when ya need a taste of the trees.
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Sapo In My Soul: The Matsés Frog Medicine — By Peter Gorman, Foreword by Morgan Maher