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Herbal Crafting and Wortcunning Classes

Wortcunning Classes - Please see each class description for time and day. Prices for each class includes all needed materials (including the herbs, jars, and other materials used in the class). You may take any class for $15. This will include all of the handouts and information, leaving out the herbs or any preparations for the evening. Interested students may pursue further courses and private study.

Thursday, May 14th 8-10pm: The History of Herbalism and Beginning Wortcunning($15)-A discussion of the origins of this humble arte and an intro to Wortcunning as a path.

Thursday, May 21st 8-10pm Basic Healing Herbs ($30)- A discussion of 13 basic healing herbs and how to use them. Includes the 1 ounce of each of the 13 herbs and recipes.

Thursday, June 4th 8-10pm Basic Magical Herbs ($35)- A discussion of 13 traditional magickal herbs and the uses to which they are applied. Includes 1 ounce each of the 13 herbs and recipes.

Saturday, June 13th 5-8pm Garden Class (free) - We will work in the gardens, getting hands on experience with harvesting and speaking with herbs.

Sunday, June 14th 5-8pm: Herbal Preparations I ($55) - We will make three preparations from scratch; salves, ointments, and vinegar tinctures. Price includes all materials and containers. You will go home with each preparation. You may audit this class for $15; participate in the preparation and get hands on experience.

Thursday, June 25th 8-10pm: Wildcrafting, Storing and Growing Herbs ($15) - No herbs in this class, but a discussion for finding herbs in the wild, picking and storing them, and growing them yourself.

Sunday, June 28th 5-8pm: Herbal Preparations II ($55) - We will make three preparations from scratch; hydrosols, infused oils and glycerin tinctures. Price includes all materials and containers. You will go home with each preparation. You may audit this class for $15; participate in the preparation and get hands on experience.

Sunday, July 5th 5-8pm: Cooking with Herbs ($25)-A basic intro to cooking with herbs, including many recipes and lots to sample.

Saturday, July 11th 5-8pm Garden Class (free) - We will work in the gardens, getting hands on experience with harvesting and speaking with herbs.

Thursday, July 16th 8-10pm: Incense & Perfumery($25)- How to make your own incenses and perfumes and their uses in magickal, mundane and healing situations.

Saturday, July 18th 12-7pm: WEED WALK ($15). We will go on a weed walk and identify plants in the wild, discussing their uses also. We will meet and carpool to our location.

Sunday, July 26th 5-8pm: Herbal Preparations II ($55) - We will make three preparations from scratch; lotions, solid perfumes and alcohol tinctures. Price includes all materials and containers. You will go home with each preparation. You may audit this class for $15; participate in the preparation and get hands on experience.

You may take only one or as many as you like. Please note that each class is limited to 15 students. You will need to reserve your spot in the class in advance. Please contact me (Shawna) by email (SiriusHerbs@gmail.com) or phone (316-409-3568). If the class is full, we will put you on our waiting list. Classes will continue through out the year. Classes are held in a private home (Shawna’s), near the Delano area in Wichita. Some classes will be held in the garden, some indoors, and at other times we will take Weed Walk field trips for wild identification and wild crafting. Please register so I can give you directions.
Thu, May 7, 2009 - 8:40 AM — permalink - 1 comments - add a comment

Business Cards?

Just doodling around today. Do any of my troupe mates want one designed with our troupe logo? Send me a photo. :)
Thu, June 7, 2007 - 10:27 AM — permalink - 5 comments - add a comment

Tagging - a bit different, from Hadara

This one is different and interesting:-)

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in your journal along with these instructions. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

I grabbed, the "Price Guide to the Occult," from 1967

"469. Bellamy, H.S. -- The Atlantis Myth. Lond., n.d. $4.00 (LAR-58), $2.00 (JAC-63)
470. --The Book of Reveltaion is History. Lond., 1942. $3.00 (LAR-58), $2.00 (JAC-63)
472. Bellegay, Michael M. --Man's Eternal Progress. N.Y., 1952. $2.00 (WEIS-66)"

Weird, there was no 471, just a blank line.
Tue, April 17, 2007 - 3:05 PM — permalink - 1 comments - add a comment

Snow in April

Monday it was in the 80s here. I was happily packing away the sweaters and digging out the cute short skirts and jean shorts.

And today, this happened!!

My beautiful lilacs, all covered in snow!
Thu, April 5, 2007 - 8:02 PM — permalink - 3 comments - add a comment

Some Days....

Some days I just need to scream.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!


Thank you. I feel better now.
Wed, April 4, 2007 - 8:02 PM — permalink - 5 comments - add a comment

That shopping high..

I have the best shopping high! I just got home from the thrift store where I found hand embroidered gallabiyas for $14.99/each!!!!! They are absolutely gorgeous, and they are large!!!!!! They had sari blouses and matching skirts in satin too, along with head scarves. The original tags were all in Hindi. I can't believe it!!!

I was so excited while I was standing in line to pay for them, that the cashier politely told me where the rest room was! I nearly danced out of the store!!!!!!!!!
Mon, December 11, 2006 - 1:01 PM — permalink - 6 comments - add a comment

For some reason

I have insufficient privledges to post a comment to my last blog. Hmm, how odd.

Anyways, even though a tassel whacking and a veil snapping are very tempting I don't think it would make a difference. This is also not in the belly dance community, and I might look odd with a veil.

I think I will just collect the things I have loaned this person and make a quiet unobtrusive exit from their life.
Fri, November 17, 2006 - 6:44 AM — permalink - 3 comments - add a comment

Argg

Argg again. Why can't people just shut their mouths some days?? You tell someone you think is a good friend something in confidence. You let your feelings show, and get emotional, and when it is all over you thank them for the help and the shoulder to cry on. And then the next night they are out blabbing to the town all about what happened!!!

Arggg for the third time.
Wed, November 15, 2006 - 2:39 PM — permalink - 6 comments - add a comment

Follow the Leader

Stollen from the lovely Zarina :)

You can only type one word answers.
Copy this and paste it in your blog with your one word answers.

1. Yourself: curvy
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend: hunky
3. Your hair: slick
4. Your mother: dancer
5. Your Father: drummer
6. Your Favorite Item: books
7. Your dream last night: horror
8. Your Favorite drink: water
9. Your Dream Car: corvette
10. The room you are in: front
11. Your Ex: cute
12. Your fear: aniihalation
13. What you want to be in 10 years: comfortable
14. Who'd you hang out with last night: women
15. What You're Not: uptight
16. Muffins: top
17: One of Your Wish List Items: table
18: Time: afternoon
19. The Last Thing You Did: danced
20. What You Are Wearing: sword
21. Your Favorite Weather: autumn
22. Your Favorite Book: all
23. The last thing you ate: burrito
24. Your Life: busy
25. Your Mood: amused
26. Your best friend: several
27. What are you thinking about right now: dancing
28. Your vehicle: van
29. What are you doing at the moment: typing
30. Your summer: frazzeling
31. Your relationship status: awesome
32. What is on your TV: candles
33. What is the weather like: beautiful
34. When is the last time you laughed: previously
Tue, November 14, 2006 - 1:27 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Better!

I am back to normal, or at least the way I used to be. My vision is back, I don't need glasses again. I am not getting light headed and fainting, and I even walked a mile and a half today. :)

I can drive again, and have consequently jumped back into the grind. Spent all day today, and will probably spend half of tommorow fixing the car (I was doing that Tuesday and Wednesday last week, before the 'event'). Finally figured out it is just an old battery, alternator is fine and everything else is fine. However, the garage at my dealership wanted $140 for the battery and labor to put it in. Screw that dude. I can buy the same battery for $50 at Sam's and they do free installation.

I don't really want to, but I should learn how to put a battery in the van. This is the first vehicle I have owned with a side mount battery, and I am not thrilled about working on it. It is one of those engines where you can only reach half of what you need, and that only from the bottom. I love the interior room, and space for the kids, and the stuff, but oh how I miss my old boats.
Thu, August 24, 2006 - 5:40 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment
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