Archive for August 2016

Rapé – the Sacred Amazonian Snuff You Blow Up Your Nose

Rapé – pronounced ha-PAY – is a preparation of powdered medicinal herbs, often with a tobacco base – that is taken through the nose. This practice of consuming powdered plant medicines through the nose is pre-Columbian and was first observed among the Brazilian indigenous tribes. In Europe, herbal snuff was introduced by the doctor and botanic Francisco Hernández

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How to Not Die at Burning Man…as Told by Burners

Burning Man is an annual festival that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert that attracts around 70,000 people a year. With dust storms, mutant vehicles, giant art installations, fire art, and tens of thousands of people partying in the desert… Burning Man can be considered to be a hazardous party environment. On the back…

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Flower of Fire by Mariela de La Paz

“The earth is at the same time mother. She is mother of all that is natural,mother of all that is human. She is the mother of all, for contained in her are the seeds of all.” ~ Hildegards of Bingen Art by Mariela de La Paz

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