KITCHEN WITCHING + HERBAL CRAFT

An interactive 12 week series exploring culinary medicine, plant allies for energetic hygiene, and non-appropriative rituals, crafts, and practices.

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WELCOME!
Please take some time in familiarizing yourself with the material in this section before we meet for our first class.
COURSE CONTAINER
FURTHER LEARNING + RESOURCES
LINK TO JOIN RECURRING ZOOM CALL
1: HEARTH ALTAR + OFFERINGS + PRAYERS
This segment explores the creation and tending of a hearth altar; prayers and offerings for intentional relationships to land and spirit; working with foods and herbs as ancestral reconnection practices. Includes instruction for home practices.
Class Notes: Hearth Altar + Offerings + Prayers
Notes on political nature of healing and intergenerational trauma
Notes on appropriation
Home Project
PDF of All Class Notes
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Class 1 Live Recording.m4a
(1h 25m 39s)
2: INTRO TO SHARED PRINCIPLES OF HUMORISM + AYURVEDA + UNANI MEDICINE
This segment explores body/mind constitutions; seasons and cycles; and elemental (earth, air, fire, water) actions and qualities. Includes instruction for home practices.
A note on Unani Tibb vs Ayurveda
CLASS NOTES: THE ELEMENTS
cycles + seasons wheel.jpg
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SUGGESTED HOME PRACTICE
Class 2 PDF.pdf
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Live Class Recording
(1h 38m 07s)
3: ENERGETICS OF FOOD + HERBS
This segment explores energetics (hot/cold, wet/dry); elemental correspondences; the function and action of each of the 5 tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, astringent) of foods, herbs, and spices. Includes instruction for home project.
CLASS NOTES
Organs and Emotions
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6 tastes.png
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Herbal Energies Diagram.jpg
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Ayurvedic Medicine Wheel.jpg
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Tongue Illustration
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SUGGESTED HOME PRACTICES
CLASS 3 ENERGETICS OF FOODS + HERBS + SPICES PDF.pdf
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LIVE CLASS RECORDING.mp4
(1h 49m 33s)
4. RITUAL + RELATIONSHIP
This segment explores plant spirit relationships; several non-appropriative cleansing and purification methods and rituals; recipes; in-class make-along; and home projects.
CLASS NOTES
UNSETTLING SETTLER COLONIALISM IN HERBALISM
MATERIAL LIST FOR MAKE-ALONG
Class 4 RITUAL + RELATIONSHIPS PDF.pdf
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Class 4 live recording.mp4
(2h 01m 38s)
SUGGESTED HOME PRACTICE
5. HERBAL ALLIES FOR ENERGETIC HYGIENE
This segment explores directional forces of intentional practices; attributes, functions, and actions of several specific herbs often used for energetic hygiene practices. Includes recipes, in-class plant ally guided journey, and home practices.
CLASS NOTES
MATERIAL LIST FOR MAKE-ALONG
CLASS 5 ENERGETIC HYGIENE pdfLecture notes.pdf
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class 5 live recording.mp4
(1h 54m 33s)
SUGGESTED HOME PRACTICE
6. SALT + SUGAR
This segment explores the energetic qualities and uses of salts and sugars for intentional craft and ritual; some recipes; and home projects.
CLASS NOTES
MATERIAL LIST FOR MAKE-ALONG
CLASS 6 NOTES SALT + SUGAR.pdf
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Live Class Recording
(1h 28m 33s)
SUGGESTED HOME PRACTICE
7. CANDLE MAKING + BLESSING
This segment explores how to make your own beeswax candle from beeswax sheets; and candle blessing for ritual and craft work. Includes in-class make-along and instructions for home practices.
CLASS NOTES
CLASS 7 CANDLE MAGIC.pdf
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MATERIAL LIST FOR MAKE-ALONG
Live Class Recording
(1h 04m 01s)
CLASS 8: TEAS + INFUSIONS + DECOCTIONS
This segment explores the uses and purposes of herbal remedies as spice blends, teas, infusions, and decoctions. Includes in-class make-along and instructions for home practices, and some recipes.
CLASS NOTES
CLASS 8 TEAS + INFUSIONS + DECOCTIONS.pdf
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live class recording.mp4
(1h 29m 17s)
9. HERBAL EXTRACTS: TINCTURES + GLYCERITES + VINEGARS + ELIXIRS
This segment explores the indications and functions of various herbal extracts using different menstruums. Includes in-class make-along, and some recipes.
CLASS NOTES
MATERIAL LIST FOR MAKE-ALONG
SUGGESTED HOME PRACTICE
Live Class Recording
(1h 35m 40s)
CLASS 10: AMULETS + TALISMANS
This segment explores the creation and uses of various protective amulets with an in-class make-along, and instructions for home practices.
CLASS NOTES
CLASS 10 PROTECTIVE AMULET.pdf
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MATERIAL LIST FOR MAKE-ALONG
Live Class Recording
(2h 30m 22s)
CLASS 11: MEDICINAL HONEY
CLASS NOTES
MATERIAL LIST FOR MAKE-ALONG
GMT20210324-010944_Recording_640x360.mp4
(1h 58m 42s)
CLASS 12: ENERGETIC HYGIENE SPRAY
CLASS NOTES
MATERIAL LIST FOR MAKE-ALONG
CLASS 12 ENERGETIC HYGIENE SPRAYS.pdf
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Live Class Recording
(1h 18m 15s)