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Indulging the Divine Feminine: Raspberry Ice Cream

Indulging the Divine Feminine: Raspberry Ice Cream

What better way to celebrate the Divine Feminine than with a sweet, wild celebration of fresh foraged raspberries in a creamy ice cream?

Pondering the Pollinator Effect

Pondering the Pollinator Effect

I’m proud to be an affiliate for brands and products with which I have had exceptionally positive experiences. If you click on an affiliate’s link, I may receive a commission for purchases made through the links at no additional cost to you. Ever heard of…

Rosewood: A Call for Support

Rosewood: A Call for Support

TL;DR Rosewood is a cherished essential oil under real threat from greedy traders and illegal poachers. Dr. Kelly Ablard is doing important, non-profit conservation work with indigenous people in Peru to help secure the future of Rosewood trees and the communities in their native habitat.…

“plum”

“plum”

In spring I placed posts and wrapped them in webbing though you looked dead I had vain hope that protected from nibbling lips you might die most quietly with at least some peace. A single leaf On a mangled branch last summer was gratitude enough…

Mooning Over the New Moon – December 2017

Mooning Over the New Moon – December 2017

If you follow me on social media, you already know that this witch worships most meaningfully at the New Moon. Each New Moon brings new opportunities to go deep and invites fresh intentions for deliberate engagement with my life. I’m always excited about a New…

The Good, The Grim, and The Wild: Reaping & Making at the Autumn Equinox

The Good, The Grim, and The Wild: Reaping & Making at the Autumn Equinox

  Welcome, sacred and soulful time. Embrace us, holy moment of temperance. Twist us, dark and light. Bury us wholly beneath shadow and soul. Tear us in two between what was and what will be. We are eager to atone. We are prepared to reconcile…

About This Site

About This Site

Welcome to the wee corner of the interweb where I share articles, insights, recipes, and resources from my life lived at the intersection of personal myth, meaning, and medicine. I’m Kristina, The Untamed Alchemist. I’m an inspired storyteller whose work reflects my love of narrative,…

Quickening in the Dark

Quickening in the Dark

Sleet taps the windows like a hundred hungry children as wind whips the house with a howl. The dead of winter is not dead at all, but alive and thrashing with an unholy chill. Change is coming, but it may not be spring, not the…

Making Time for Maker’s Day

Making Time for Maker’s Day

I’m a big fan of Stuff That Works. Stuff That Works is the stuff that we all do to make our lives easier, better, more lovely, less challenging. I enjoy lots of Stuff That Works: aromatic baths for stress, walks in nature to clear my…

Botany, A Poem by Berton Braley

Botany, A Poem by Berton Braley

Botany There should be no monotony In studying your botany; It helps to train  And spur the brain– Unless you haven’t gotany. It teaches you, does Botany, To know the plants and spotany,  And learn just why They live or die– In case you plant…

A Peek at Rose

A Peek at Rose

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Emerging Essences: Energetics of Early Spring Blooms

Emerging Essences: Energetics of Early Spring Blooms

Over the next few weeks, many gardens will be dotted with the emergence of the earliest spring blooms, most notably many perennial bulbs. On our farm in the Idaho panhandle, we can expect to see a number of flowers, from hyacinth and crocus to narcissus and daffodils, emerging with fresh…

the big, burning question, part iii of iii: my red flags

the big, burning question, part iii of iii: my red flags

This is part iii of iii in response to “what brand of essential oils I recommend,” focused on the red flags I sometimes see with potential suppliers along with one big, beautiful appeal for peace, love, and understanding… You’ll find part i, my thoughts on the…

titles, and credentials, and consumer confusion…oh my!

titles, and credentials, and consumer confusion…oh my!

Insight into titles and credentials in aromatherapy from Lora Cantele, author of The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness and editor/publisher of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapists (IJPHA), If you aren’t already subscribed to the IJPHA, I encourage you to…

the big, burning question, part ii: how I choose my essential oil suppliers

the big, burning question, part ii: how I choose my essential oil suppliers

The big, burning question I so often get is, “what brand of essential oils do you recommend?” The first part of my response to the question, focused on the question itself, can be found in part i of this series here. In this post you’ll find part ii of…



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