In celebratory news, this past weekend, I graduated from my 3-year herbalism apprenticeship with green witch, writer, and wisewoman, Robin Rose Bennett. Having Robin as my teacher has revivified my life in countless ways. She's taught me how to heal myriad physical ailments naturally, grown my knowledge of rituals and magick-making, and inspired me to start teaching my own classes as well. Though my time as a student in her circle has come to a close, I know in my bones she'll continue to be an important mentor and friend for me moving forward. I can't recommend her more highly, whether you are looking to increase your knowledge about plants, your intuition, or your connection to the spiritual realm at large. She is a wonder. Warm and wise, fierce and tender, she's exactly the kind of woman the planet needs more of.
Intrigued? Then do take a class with her at the Open Center here in NYC. Her Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics class is coming up in January, and she offers other classes throughout the year. I also adore her book, Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living, and her moon and ocean meditation CDs. They are all perfect gifts, whether for someone you know or for your dear self. And of course, if you get hooked on her style of viridescent enchantment, there's always the 3-year apprenticeship to consider.