Water Spells

Water is a vessel older than humans. It records everything it comes across. This was known to all of our indigenous ancestors. Learning medicine ways from various elders has allowed me to recognize that there are so many universal truths and traditions that bind us. In this workshop we will go over the ways in which to infuse water with information. Using your voice is one way to do this. This is not about singing so, don't worry about having to sound like Jill Scott. Natural voices belong uniquely to us. They are our own special keys.

Fireside Chat #4 : Water Spells { click photo to go to zoom link }

Here's the list of items you'll need for the workshop :
For Florida Water
  • A pint of floral water
  • 3 pints of spirit (alcohol) Brandy,Rum,Gin,whatever
  • Orange Peels or blossoms
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon Peels or a Lemon for juicing
  • Lavender
  • Cloves
  • Bay

Hush Water
  • A pint of water infused with juniper or pine
  • Dandelion Root or any other bitter root
  • Garlic
  • Cloves
  • Chamomile or Lavender

Spirit Wash
  • A pint of water from a natural source
  • Sea salt
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Red Cayenne Pepper
  • Pine
  • Bay
  • Sage
  • Your personal plant relative/ally

* If you are using tap water, please put your plain water in a container overnight as to prepare it for use. Tap water ( especially in the city) is filled with flouride. You want to leave the water uncovered so it can off-gas and breathe. If you use water from a spring or river, make sure the water is clear. If you are not sure of it's quality, add a bit of sea salt to it and prep it like tap water. Infuse the water 2-3 days before USE. Cold infusion is best. Add your flower(s) of choice to make floral water. For the pine infusion, add fresh pine needles to cold water. For the juniper infusion, LIGHTLY heat the water and add juniper sprigs (including woody parts ) let boil for 15/20 mins or until water has changed color. You will need 3-4 glass jars with lids to store/contain the three waters we will be working on. When my granma made Florida Water, she never used more than a handful of herbs or flowers for each batch. If you're a stickler for measurements and recipes...........don't worry about it too much. Gather what you can. Borrow what you can. Forage what you can. It will be enough :)

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