Part II: Rosmarinus Officinalis: Relief from the Pains of the Body and Mind

On Rosemary’s ability to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression and the painful physical symptoms associated with it. #irritablebowelsyndrome #depression #anxiety, #colitus, #spasmogenicdisorders, #crohnsdisease, #flattulance, #digestive Continue reading Part II: Rosmarinus Officinalis: Relief from the Pains of the Body and Mind

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Mamoon Series: Rosmarinus Officinalis

Mamoon Series: Rosmarinus Officinalis, is a 4-part look into the miraculous healing powers of the herb and it’s historical and symbolic influence on our planet. #Mamoon & #mamoonremedies is inspired by the need for alternative to modern-day medical cures. Each month, @thehorseandcrow will focus on the history of a plant, its ethnobotanical uses, and how current research helps to support its historic use. The plant will accompany a #spiritbio and embody, symbolically and medicinally, the remedy we need to get through the times we are in. Continue reading Mamoon Series: Rosmarinus Officinalis

Spirit Bio: [Herm]Aphroditos

For February 2017, @thehorseandcrow honors the deity of love in its most potent and rebellious form: [Herm]aphrotidos. The many manifestations of this multi-spirited deity has inspired all to unite in love and spirit through acts of revolutionary feminization, compassion and beauty by invoking our most ancient origins. #spiritbio @thehorseandcrow

Spirit Bios are stories about pioneering womyn, genderqueer, and multi spirited humans that deserve a greater place in our modern history. Spiritbio’s aim to empower, illuminate, and inspire others through writing about the important spirits in our modern and ancient history. #hermaphroditos #afroditos #aphrodite #venus #thehorseandcrow #femmefuturism #storytelling @sloukaides #valentinesday Continue reading Spirit Bio: [Herm]Aphroditos

Programming: The Art of Embracing the Broken 

By: Sophia Loukaides In Japanese culture, there’s a philosophy called kintsukuroi or kintsugi. Although related to the art of repairing broken pottery with gold, kintsukuroi is a concept that not only embraces, but highlights the beauty in the broken.  It’s similar to the Japanese esthetic wabi sabi–embracing the flaws or imperfections, but different in the sense that … Continue reading Programming: The Art of Embracing the Broken 

Mamoon: Toyon 

@thehorseandcrow Native Californians referred to this plant as joshik, ashuwet, and aatcawut. The name was most likely taken from the ancient Californian Chumash, who referred to it as toyon. Also known as ‘Christmas berry’ or ‘California Holly’ was in abundance in the Los Angeles basin when Europeans arrived.  Legend has it that the early pioneers … Continue reading Mamoon: Toyon 

Spirit Bio: Zitkala-Ša

Spirit Bios are stories about pioneering womyn, gender queer, and multi spirited humans that deserve a greater place in our modern history. This month, we commemorate Zitkala-Ša for her contribution to American art, history, and for her pioneering advocacy on behalf of opressed decendants of indigenous Americans. #spiritbio #zitkalasa #thehorseandcrow #femmefuturism #gertrudebonninsimmons #braveface #empoweringindigenouswomen #ancientamerica #womyn Continue reading Spirit Bio: Zitkala-Ša