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Monday, February 13, 2017

March 11/12: Healing our Wounded Wombs

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Healing Foods in your Kitchen

HERBS ARE NATURE'S MEDICINE . . . and we can use herbs to raise our spirits, energy and health for 2017.  Let's not sit on what we have learned this past year, but instead put much of it into practice. A place in our homes that is bursting with healing herbs/foods is the kitchen. The mustard on your table and many of the spices on your shelf come from herbs; most of the vegetables in your salad are herbs; and if you have a yard, many of the plants growing there (whether by your or their own design) are also herbs.

Because our survival is dependent upon our ingestion of food for physical sustenance, digestion is the single most important function of our living organism (next to air and water).  DIGESTION, ASSIMILATION, and ELIMINATION are three extremely important and pivotal aspects of health, and a series of foods and spices that assist our bodies in these areas are called carminatives, laxatives, cholagogues, emetics, parasiticides, sialagogues, and bitters.  The most common are Anise seed, Basil (relieves allergies), Bay leaves, Black Pepper (rids congestion), Caraway, Cardamom, Cayenne (can stop stroke/heart attack), Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel (relieves gas), Fenugreek (lung congestion, stomach ulcers), Garlic and Ginger, Marjoram, Mustard Seed, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme, just to name   a few. 

Other herbs like uva ursi, parsley root, gentian root, red raspberry leaves, buchu leaves, saw palmetto berries, kelp, and bladderwrack all contain chemical ingredients that promote the body’s ability to reduce high blood sugar and supports the body’s fight against diabetes. 

Each of these herbs, when used with others in effective combinations, relieves disease and restores balance to our organs.  Most of the illnesses and diseases we experience are a direct result of the types of foods we eat.

Discover how (and when) to eat the foods/herbs that will rid the body of disease forever – register early for our March 2017 herb classes.

ROSEMARY, which is often used to season bread and meats, as a tea is useful for bad breath, coughs, headaches and bronchitis (for asthma make into a syrup with equal parts mullein and coltsfoot).  

Rosemary is also good for gas/indigestion and menopause. In addition, it can treat rheumatism, premature balding, dandruff, urinary problems and wounds/sores.

CELERY SEED tea sipped slowly will improve appetite, relieve hives and hysteria; will ease insomnia taken one-hour before retiring; good for nervousness/hyperactivity (with equal parts skullcap), rheumatism (with Damiana).  Celery seed will serve as a stimulant as a strong morning tea. Promotes urination and as an external wash/internal douche will relieve itching rashes/venereal disease.

There is a multitude of healing virtues from the Ocean: SEAWEEDS. Whether taken as powdered supplements or added to baths, seaweeds are rich in iodine and will help balance the thyroid, and significantly, will act as an anti-inflammatory, reducing painful swollen joints. Seaweed is a natural antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and also contains antiseptic properties.  Seaweed has the ability to remove radioactive strontium and other heavy metals from our bodies and can benefit people who have had exposure to radiotherapy or chemical intervention.

Many types of seaweeds are edible. They contain more protein than meat, more calcium than milk and contain many important vitamins including anti-stress B vitamins, Vitamin K, and important minerals. Seaweed is rich in magnesium and manganese.

HERBS ARE NATURE'S MEDICINE . . . and they act similarly to our foods, in that they provide our body with nutrients and other components that enhance organ functions. The same way we take food to strengthen bones, build our blood, feed our nervous system, reduce cholesterol, etc., herbs are used in the same way to feed, rejuvenate and regenerate our organs. 

Formulas made with specific herbs act directly on that organ system, enabling it to rid itself of the culprits causing the disease. Tonics made in mild combinations and taken in small amounts over a long period of time has a general healing effect on the whole body and facilitates a healthy balance of that system's vital energy. 

To rejuvenate the liver (and subsequently every organ in the body), drink a tonic made from these herbs a few times a week: Gentian, Dandelion, Yellow Dock, Oregon Grape Root, Blessed Thistle, Licorice, Skullcap, and Cayenne. 

To cleanse and detoxify the urinary system, combine Gravel Root, Parsley, Chickweed, Horsetail, Hydrangea, Marshmallow Root and Fu Ling and drink “cool” 2-3x weekly. 

To help heal difficult sores rinse with a tea of Comfrey, Plantain, Burdock and Black Walnut Bark. 

To rid persistent coughs, drink a tea of Coltsfoot, Mullein, Wild Cherry Bark and Licorice 3x daily. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Herbs for Healing the Women's Cycles: ELEVATING YOUR DIVINE FEMININE

Here are a few of the most recent articles I've written for the weekly column I write in my community Newspaper.


December 29, 2016

Taking herbs for various WOMEN'S LIFE CYCLES can create a balanced and harmonious lifestyle. The comfort and ease of pregnancy and labor can be facilitated with herbs.  Red raspberry is a specific herb for the entire reproductive system, regardless of age (after the onset of the menses). Following are herbal suggestions for various stages, pre-and-post, pregnancy/childbirth.

To alleviate symptoms of jaundice, anemia, constipation and toxemia: alfalfa and red raspberry leaves. To reduce acidity and help with iron assimilation: borage, nettle and clover leaves. As a general tonic: comfrey. To tone uterine muscles: red raspberry, apple peels, mint, blackberry and peach leaves (also reduces morning sickness).  To aid during childbirth: basil, lavender, nutmeg, red raspberry; squaw vine (taken during last two weeks). To expel the placenta: chamomile, angelica root, pennyroyal, basil. Afterbirth, to restore the blood: alfalfa, comfrey; to heal placenta site: comfrey, plantain; to stop excess bleeding: yarrow, shepherd's purse, nettle. Other birthing herbs: blue cohosh, lobelia, squaw vine, sassafras.  Breastfeeding: bayberry, milkwort, chamomile, fennel, hops, blessed thistle, lavender. To increase milk production: fennel seeds, alfalfa, borage, anise/star anise seeds. To decrease milk: mugwort, sage, mullein, comfrey – for sore breasts use these as a leaf compress or tea. 

January 5, 2017

Taking herbs for various WOMEN'S LIFE CYCLES can create a balanced and more harmonious lifestyle. Taking herbs regularly can bring a level of comfort and ease during pregnancy and labor.  Red raspberry is a specific herb for the entire reproductive system, regardless of age (after the onset of the menses).  Red raspberry tea should be taken daily by every woman.

A less common, but very effective herb for women’s cycles, is Squaw Vine, also called Partridgeberry.  The whole herb (above ground part) is used medicinally, as it is used to restore balance and tone to the uterus and liver, attested to by its bitter taste and cool energy.

Squaw vine is used for menstrual irregularities, and as a parturient to prepare the womb for childbirth.  It works very well when combined with two parts red raspberry leaves, one part black cohosh and false unicorn, and two parts Echinacea root for menstrual irregularities and vaginal discharge.

Squaw vine also proves very useful when used in the last few weeks of pregnancy to facilitate labor, and using the tea as a wash/compress for the breasts to ease soreness, cracked nipples and other discomforts of breastfeeding. After birth, it can be very helpful in treating post-partum depression and improving the flow of breastmilk.

January 19, 2017

Taking herbs for various WOMEN'S LIFE CYCLES can bring comfort and ease of pregnancy and labor, and pre- and post-menopause.  Red raspberry is a specific herb for the entire reproductive system, regardless of age (after the onset of the menses).

BLACK HAW is an antispasmodic, a uterine tonic (prevents miscarriage), a nervine and antidysentery herb.  We use the stem and root bark medicinally.  It is not very well known but is excellent when used for painful menses and many other gynecological disorders.  It also helps ease menopausal symptoms, and it treats excessive bleeding, prolapsed uterus, and morning sickness.

Because of its strong antispasmodic properties, combined with other herbs, it helps alleviate asthma, palpitations, heart disease and mood swings.

Black haw can be taken in capsules, as a tincture or tea (decoction): add two teaspoons of the dried bark to one and a half cups of boiling water, covered, and let boil for two minutes.  Lower flame and simmer for another eight minutes, covered.  Let cool, strain and drink tea three times daily for severe conditions; or one dropper-full of the tincture three times daily.
AVOID DURING PREGNANCY: tansy, pennyroyal, rue, angelica.

                                                               . . . MAKE NATURE'S MEDICINE YOUR OWN

This information is to help you balance your natural healing energies and is not intended as diagnosis or cure, nor as a substitute for medical supervision.  To pre-order my book:; phone: 347-407-4312; to request my FREE “online” Newsletter, send an email to:  Website:, Blog: 


These articles are a prelude to a new series of healing workshops, lectures and private healing sessions that will launch a new aspect of my herb center called: 


~ Dedicated to Elevating Your Divine Feminine ~

The Workshops/Healing Sessions will be scheduled around

the four Solstices and Equinoxes in 2017.

The first "Whole Womban" weekend experience is
Saturday/Sunday, MARCH 11/12, 2017
12noon to 6pm

It will include 1-2hr workshops and lectures on:

  • Herbology 101 - how to use herbs to heal the whole family naturally
  • Herbs and techniques for womb massage to heal our emotional and physical traumas
  • Chakra balancing w/Chakra Singing Bowl
  • Understanding the Universe's purpose for connecting the 7 Endocrine Glands with the 7 Chakras: a Tool for Healing
  • Specific herbs for healing womben's cycles
  • Vagi-Steam - what it is and how you can heal your physical and spiritual and emotional womb issues: crises, traumas, wounds, losses
  • Priestess Spiritual Readings to help you to identify, resonate with and develop your spiritual path
  • Reiki and Pranic Healing: massage and healing techniques for your spiritual and energy bodies
  • Womb Rejuvenation and Transformation by Certified Specialists: meditation tools, massage techniques, dietary formating
  • There will be one cost for each day's lectures and workshops (or you can register for both days at a discount); and the speakers/healers will have crystal chakra stones, sage, herbal formulas and other healing tools available for purchase; as well as the opportunity to schedule private healing sessions (priced separately).

It's a small intimate space (in the Bronx) for intimate 
healing sessions.  We are open to other locations 
depending on your needs and requests.
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  If you would like to receive the flyer and further information
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Whole Womban Wellness Experience to:

Saturday, November 12, 2016


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Nov 16-20, 2016

The Robert Treat Hotel

50 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey 07102


Assess the Implications of the 2016 Presidential Election for Black America and the Pan African World.
Intensify the U.S. and Global Movements for Reparatory Justice as Part of the U.N. Decade for People of African Descent.
Strengthen Bonds of Cultural, Social, Economic and Political Unity Between Africa and the Diaspora.
Offer Analyses of the Crises that Afflict Black Families, Communities and Nations and Examine Strategies, Initiatives and Models for Healing and Black Empowerment.
Promote Principled Cooperation, Collaboration and Unity Among Black Leaders, Movements, Organizations, Institutions and Agencies to Enhance Global Black Empowerment.
Promote Cross -Generational Dialogue and Engagement to Enhance the Black Freedom Struggle.
Strengthen the Institute of the Black World 21st Century as a Good Faith Facilitator and Resource Center Promoting a Culture of Collaboration for Healing and Black Empowerment.

Overview of Conference Issue Area Plenary Sessions and Tracts

Each Town Hall Meeting, Issue/Area Plenary and Working Session Tract will discuss the subject matter within the context of the concept of Racial Healing and Collaboration for Black Empowerment broadly defined. The goal is for each session to address the critical need to heal and repair Black families, communities and nations from the centuries, generations and ongoing damages inflicted by enslavement, colonialism, segregation, discrimination, racial violence, repression, oppression, exploitation … as a consequence of white supremacy and structural/institutional racism.
Equally important, each session is intended to seriously explore how to draw on the cultural, spiritual, historical and institutional strengths and assets of people of African descent to enhance or devise collaborative strategies and models for Black empowerment. No matter the topic or issue area, we must answer the questions of how do we learn from our history and each other, and how do we work collectively to build free, wholesome, just and humane families, communities and nations. Accordingly, recommendations for action should be based on the guidelines employed for State of the Black World Conference III: What is it that we as people of African descent must do internally to achieve healing and empowerment? What is it that we must demand of private institutions, e.g., financial institutions and businesses that benefit from Black resources? And, what should we demand of government and public agencies as taxpayers?
There will be a Plenary Session for each of the Issue Areas listed below and a seven hour Working Session Tract dedicated to each Issue Area on the fourth day (Saturday) of the Conference.
Rick Adams,
Chairman, Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Description of Issue Area Plenary Sessions and Tracts

Pan African Institute and Reparations: Will bring together leaders, scholars, activists, advocates and concerned participants to assess the internal and external challenges of building socially responsible nations/societies in the post-colonial era and opportunities to enhance or build transnational collaborations, networks and movements for self-determination, democracy and development. The continuing onslaught of neo-colonialism; crises of ethnic tensions/conflict;the growth of vibrant civil society movements for reform; the rapidly expanding global movement for reparatory justice;the role of multi-lateral bodies like the African Union and CARICOM; and, the role and responsibility of the African Diaspora are among the topics/issues that will be discussed.
Religion, Spirituality and Liberation: Will discuss the vital role of faith-based institutions in advancing the Black Freedom Struggle historically, the building and support of independent Black institutions and the power of religion and spirituality as inspirational and motivational forces in healing Black families and communities. Organizations, institutions and movements that exemplify the practical application of Black Liberation Theology and the prophetic faith tradition will be examined as models for addressing the crises of Black families, communities and nations.
Culture and Education for Black Survival and Development: Will discuss the importance of an African-centered framework as the foundation for Black/African identity and the preservation and development of the Black family, Black institutions, communities and nations. Models and strategies for controlling the education of Black youth, students and children and the creative use of Black art and culture, including hip hop, as a liberating force are among the issues that will be discussed.
Mobilizing/Organizing Hip Hop Activists and Cultural Workers for Black Empowerment: Consistent with the theme of SOBWC IV, this session will convene socially conscious Hip Hop Activists, Rap Activists and Cultural Workers to discuss a racial justice/social justice agenda and engage in a cross-generation dialogue on utilizing art, culture and activism to promote Black empowerment in the U.S. and the Pan African world.
Beyond the War on Drugs: Healing Black Families and Repairing Black Communities: Will discuss the intensifying movement for transformative change in criminal justice and policing policies and practices and proposals to heal and repair the damages inflicted on Black families and communities by the War on Drugs and racially-biased criminal justice policies.
Economic Development for Black Empowerment: Will examine existing and promising models and movements for economic/business development which have the potential to substantially enhance the empowerment of Black people. Economic sanctions/boycotts and Buy Black Campaigns to develop and advance Black interests will also be discussed.
Sustaining and Enhancing the Black Family: Will assess the crucial role of African-centered Black professional organizations in devising and implementing strategies, policies and practices to heal and strengthen Black families as foundational to wholesome and humane Black communities and nations. Emancipation Healing Circles, the internal crises of fratricide and murders in Black communities and the need for disaster preparedness, relief strategies and environmental justice are among the areas that will be discussed.



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Sent: Monday, November 7, 2016 9:15 PM
Subject: SuperMoon on Nov 14 - Once in Decades Event!

On November 14, the Moon will be very intimate with her soulmate, planet earth. In fact, the Moon will be so close to us that she would appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. Supermoons happen every so often, but this one is a cosmic acasuality. The Moon will be full right when she is at the closest orbit to earth (called apogee). Here is what NASA has to say:

"This month’s is especially ‘super’ for two reasons: it is the only supermoon this year to be completely full, and it's the closest moon to Earth since 1948...The moon won’t be this super again until 2034."

Dora Mandragora, Fullmoon on Psychedelic Hill

Taurus SuperMoon
Not only Nov 14th lunation is a SuperMoon but it also happen to be in Taurus, the sign of exaltation. In other words, the moon will enjoy its best hospitality and therefore she would be able to bestow on us her best cosmic rays. She will show us her full glory and glamour. Goddess know we need this now! We can all do with some nutriment, financial help, a boost of self-worth, and a connection to our talents and values, all aspects ruled by the Moon in Taurus.  Imagine the moon being our mother and now she decided she must come the closest she has been for decades to give us a celestial hug. Kind of "come to mama," moment to make the boo-boo go away and reassure us that "everything gonna be alright." 

Pluto and Chrion
To make this Full Moon even more auspicious as well as benevolent, are the trine aspect to Pluto and the sextile to Chiron. These two aspects which originate from sacred geometry, are associated with doors opening and flow of energy. Pluto relates to power, sexuality, death and transformation, finance, and the ability to manifest. Chiron, the wounded healer, represents healing, technology and teaching.  When these two heavenly bodies send such good aspects to the moon, it enhances her influence and colors the message she is sending our way. After all, we are now in the realm of Scorpio and indeed, Pluto, is the ruler of Scorpio. This makes November 14th a full supermoon on steroids, or maybe on estrogen...

Processes Come to Completion
Full moons represent an end of a process. Perhaps the Full moon, taking place a week after the scariest US election in history, will mark the end of the contention over the results. But in our personal life, it can help shed whatever blocks us from expressing our sexuality, intimacy, our talents and values. This coming Full Moon is arguably the most powerful full moon of our lives. She can help us shine the light we need in order to dive deep into our shadow (Chiron) and retrieve our gifts, talents and hidden abilities. Pay attention to complements in the next few days as people around you might channel the High Priestess (Tarot card of the moon), and give you a glimpse at your gifts and talents that could translate in the future to sources of income.

The Moon in Taurus - Six of Pentacles.
As we saw earlier, the Nov 14th Full Moon is in Taurus. The Tarot card for the Moon in Taurus is the Six of Pentacles or Six of Diamonds, also called Success. The teaching of Taurus, which we can all download in the next week is: Talents + Self Worth = Money. If you believe in your talent you will be able to translate them into abundance and prosperity. And one should listen to Taurus, the Bull, in matters of money. After all, when the market goes up, we call it a Bull Market.

Wherever you are in the planet, have a great Full SuperMoon and hope to see you soon in person, in dream, or in the astral realms...

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