I just put the finishing touches on my 24 page full-color Celtic Illuminations Herbal Healing Guidebook — part of the Celtic Illuminations Herbal Healing Bundle that I’ve donated as a Silent Auction item for the Vashon Wilderness Program’s fundraiser. I am an instructor at VWP, helping kids connect with nature and one another — precious learning right now — and I’m delighted to support the incredible work of this organization.
My herbal healing bundle contains ten herbal remedies — some featuring plants from my local Pacific Northwest — harvested and crafted with ceremony and care by me, the guidebook filled with illustrations (several which I painted for this book) and Celtic plant lore, stories, and prayers, plus my own practices for connecting with the plants. Also included is short meditation audio that I recorded with harp, a harp and song CD, and more. Visit here for more details
And while you’re at it, check out the other auction items!
Here is the play list for our first ever program of Forest Halls Celtic, slightly updated for current airing. Episode 1 offers the playful natural magic and beauty of springtime, a ninth century Irish poem, and Jane Valencia’s retelling of the Irish myth, “Airmid’s Herbal Cloak.” Hear harp in the music of Ann Heymann, Mary Macmaster and Patsy Seddon (in Clan Alba), and Shelley Phillips (in Orison).
01:21 Paul Machlis – The Magic Horse
05:01 Bonnie Rideout – The Hen’s March
12:03 Natalie MacMaster – Paddy Le Blanc’s Set
18:15 “Sunshine Through my Window” – Irish, 9th c. poem
20:02 Steve Baughman – Dans Keff Avec
22:28 Cíana – An Dro in Em / Breton March / Bus Stop
27:25 Anúna – Home and the Heartland
31:33 “Airmid’s Herbal Cloak”- storytelling by Jane Valencia
Music: Chris Conway – Airmid’s Herbal Cloak
38:12 Kim Angelis – Frogsong
43:07 Ann Heymann – Hawk of Ballyshannon
45:00 Eve Goodman – Dacw ‘Nghariad
49:20 Clan Alba – Canan Nan Gaidheal
53:36 Orison – The Butterfly
From the great henges to cairns, rocky mountain and cliffsides to cottages and hearths, stones in the Celtic landscape offer strength, materials, presence, healing properties, companionship, and blessing. They can be doorways to otherworlds or invite one more fully into our earthen one. In today’s episode of Forest Halls Celtic, Show 39, we explore tunes, folklore, song, and tale related to “Stone Music.” Discover Stones of Destiny, dance with trolls before sunrise, join in the race between the Tortoise and the Hare, and make a wish in the rock that saved the life of Sant Gofan – Saint Govan of 6th century Wales. Enjoy harp music from Anne Roos, Margot Krimmel, Mary MacMaster and Hazel Askew, and – in our encore airing of Show 18, “Snow and Flame,”– from harpers Aine Minogue, Knodel & Valencia (Spookytree), Sileas, Kim Robertson, and more!
On Sunday Dec 8 and 15, from 12 noon-2pm PST, join us on KVSH 101.9 fm on Vashon, or via streaming at Voice of Vashon. Or listen on demand for the next two weeks at Voice of Vashon.