Ah, the ubiquitous rose! Symbol of purity, inspiration, beauty, devotion, elegance, fidelity, compassion, spirituality, sensuality, and, of course, love, the celebrated rose has enjoyed almost too much attention and adoration. Countless poems, novels, pictures, movies, and, yes, Valentine’s Day advertisements have alluded to the lore of […]
On a recent wild-crafting hike, I came across enough Elder bushes at the peak of bloom to call forth memories of my Danish grandmother’s garden. The experience got me thinking about the lore behind Elder… Elder is steeped in magical lore and archetypal association. Part […]
Kristina Bauer has over 25 years experience working and playing in the art and science of essential oils, herbs, archetypes, symbology, and magical alchemy.
Her lifelong fascination with herbs, essential oils, religion, magic, and archetypes drove her to pursue a unique and diverse education.
Kristina has a Bachelor's Degree in a combination of women’s studies, religion and spirituality with express emphasis on folklore, mythology, and pagan studies, Mother Earth chemistry, mythology, and symbology.
In addition to her formal degree, Kristina completed the Scholar’s Program and Teacher Training at Aromahead Institute; she actively pursues continuing education through workshops, certifications, and other learning in cooking, herbalism, and aromatherapy.