Fairies of Ireland & Scotland

“Every legend, every myth, contains a kernel of truth; if we could only remove the husk of fable which envelopes it.”   O’Curry’s “Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish.” Glencoe Valley in the Scottish Highlands. An image of high rolling green mountains and peaks with the layered valleys beneath them; set against a gray … Continue reading Fairies of Ireland & Scotland

Indigenous Appalachia & Diasporic Medicine

Known traditionally to Abenaki people as Wombanednok; to the Penobscot Nation as Katahdin; to the Lenape as Kittatinny; and to the Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation as Walasi-Yi, the so called Appalachian Mountains have remained ancient homes and resting places for a number of powerful deities, plant magics, and nature spirits. Over one billion years old, the … Continue reading Indigenous Appalachia & Diasporic Medicine