Honoring ecology and the wisdom of natural cycles, With gifts from the heart that speak to the soul, And nurture love of the Earth...
“In some Native languages the term for plants translates to “those who take care of us.”
We love this new, beautifully illustrated Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults, adapted from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s incredible book, Braiding Sweetgrass.
As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer is trained to use the tools of science to ask questions of nature. As a member of the Citizen Potawami Nation, she embraces plants and animals as our oldest teachers. Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrates how all living things--from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen--provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass.
Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that when we listen to the languages of other beings, we are capable of understanding the generosity of the earth and learning to give our own gifts in return.
Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth's oldest teachers: the plants around us. With informative sidebars, reflection questions, and art from illustrator Nicole Neidhardt, Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation.
Light a Beeswax Ritual Taper Candle to fire up your rituals. These candles are handcrafted with 100% beeswax and cotton wicks. They are rolled with intention and set with a prayer, and dressed with natural herbs and gemstones for specific spell work, intention setting, and manifesting.
This wonderful sampler includes an assortment of bundles or wands of Desert Sage, Cedar, White Sage, Yerba Santa, Sweet Grass & Palo Santo, which have been traditionally used for thousands of years for cleansing and purifying oneself and others as well as an area of space.
Dimensions | Each wand is approximately 4" long
To Use | Light tip of wand, wait a moment, blow out flames, fan embers lightly to keep smoldering.
Made by a small family run business that works with wild-crafters who have the utmost respect for the land and plants they harvest. Most wands are from Native American sourced wild-crafters. Palo Santo comes from Ecuador, where it is sustainably harvested, and they work to plant new trees (around 4000 trees a year).
Choose from four intentional soaps:
White Sage for clearing and cleansing
Palo Santo to purify, inspire, and protect
Money Draw--because who couldn't use more prosperity!
Dragon's Blood for resilience and creativity
Cleanse both physically and energetically! Enjoy 5oz vegan soap, lovingly crafted with clean vegetable oils and natural herbs--Quality soaps are one of life's little affordable luxuries.
“In the Western tradition there is a recognized hierarchy of beings, with, of course, the human being on top—the pinnacle of evolution, the darling of Creation—and the plants at the bottom. But in Native ways of knowing, human people are often referred to as “the younger brothers of Creation.” We say that humans have the least experience with how to live and thus the most to learn—we must look to our teachers among the other species for guidance. Their wisdom is apparent in the way that they live. They teach us by example. They’ve been on the earth far longer than we have been, and have had time to figure things out.”
“We are showered every day with gifts, but they are not meant for us to keep. Their life is in their movement, the inhale and the exhale of our shared breath. Our work and our joy is to pass along the gift and to trust that what we put out into the universe will always come back.”