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Double Double Toil and Trouble

Updated: Nov 15, 2018

Shakespeare once wrote the famous Song of the Witches in MacBeth:

"Double Double Toil and Trouble

With eye of newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog etc"

This most likely didn't do much to help Wise Women in his day.

It has been estimated that in Europe during the witchburnings of the 15th and 16th centuries; millions of women and some men were burnt at the stake or drowned simply because they shared their homes with animals and knew and practiced the old healing arts. Witch mania spread to England and Scotland and then on to America.

Since then the deep connection women and men have with the Earth has been disconnected or secreted away for fear of persecution.

As a result, our home, Gaia, Mother Earth, is reeling from the effects of greed, pollution, garbage, de-forestation and intensive farming methods to name a few.

Now, thousands of women and men across the globe are rallying to re-store the balance so that our natural home, the plants, mammals and all living beings that share this world with us will continue to do so for future generations.

Women healers began to re-emerge in the 20 and 21st centuries and take back control of their health favouring holistic rather than mechanistic healing practices from which for many years women were excluded.

Scores of women are re-turning to the age old wisdom of the ancient trees, the healing touch of psychic energy, the unseen energy of rocks and gems, magic chants and the gifts of herbs to bring about physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and psychic wholeness. We are re-claiming what was once passed from mother to daughter as a rite of passage.

My workshops endeavour to share knowledge and skills to re-establish the deep connection we have with our planetary home. We need her and without her we will perish along with everything sacred and beautiful on this Earth.

Learning about the wonderful healing gifts that trees, herbs and wild weeds have, will mean you will see them with new eyes; with confidence and re-newed reverence. I do hope you will join me in this journey of love, laughter and light.

Herbalist, Sheryll Fitzpatrick

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