BEES, DREAMS & MEDICINE | collegeofthemelissae

Inspired by the queen bee who calls forth the swarm with honey and hope, ten luminaries will share stories of how they have pushed boundaries, connected deeper with Nature, learned from ancestral wisdom, gained inspiration from within, and/or sought to affect systemic change. From indigenous cultures to integrated psychedelia, from…

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Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy With Notes From The Dean

Carol Bulzone shared the below information and has agreed to allow me to share it as well so we can help educate women who may require this information. PLEASE share this with your female friends so they are armed with this same information.Let’s discuss herbs that must be avoided during…

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Phallus-shaped mushroom can instantly trigger an intense female orgasm | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Hawaiian folklore speaks of an elusive, rare mushroom, found growing only on recent lava flows, that is sought after by women for its strong aphrodisiac properties. One whiff, it is said, can instantly induce a powerful female orgasm.Naturally, science had to investigate. And it turns out, the mushroom is real.…

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Herbs and Ingredients Used in Witchcraft

Herbs and Spices

Rather than regurgitate what has already been published, we prefer to post what we think are the best informative links on the topic of herbs and other ingredients, and post essays with additional lore and practices of active witches. Herbal Index Links Alphabetical List of Magical Herbs at Witchipedia We…

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Agarwood, Aloeswood, Oud, Oodh, Gaharu, Jinko or Agar

Agarwood is the resinous wood of Aquilaria and Gyrinops that have been infected with Phaeoacremonium parasitica mold.  Both the wood and oil distilled from it are highly prized because of their scent, medicinal, and magical properties. Agarwood tea is said to cure many digestive and organ ailments including cirrhosis and fatty…

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Vibrational Frequency of Essential Oils

Most plants (and animals) use enzymes to break down molecular components during their life processes. And each of these enzymes has a unique crystalline form with a specific vibratory frequency. The vibrational frequency of an oil reflects the integrity of these elements and enzymes embodied within its substance –its bio-energy…

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Grandma Was Right Again! – Separation of Shikimic Acid from Pine Needles

Here’s a link to the study. Shikimic acid is used as a precursor for the synthesis of oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu®), which is used as an anti-viral for the H5N1 strain. As concern for this virus increases, demand for medicinal products capable of treating it increases, while shikimic acid resources remain…

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