Scorpio Moon: Blessings between worlds

I had a beautiful first day in Lebanon. Whew. Nothing like homeland + a Scorpio full moon to get the waters FLOWING! Lots of cleansing happening in my body and spirit since my plane travels over here it seems, including so many healing tears today with family and with myself as I have begun to…

Ghost Portraits

By Paradise Khanmalek I am an Iranian woman with facial hair. My mom always tells me about how hairy she used to be, how she used to thread her own face with thread tied to her bathroom sink faucet. She constantly encourages me to get laser hair removal. Strangers have encouraged me to get laser…

What does “Plantcestor” mean?

❤ PLANT·CES·TOR (aka. PLANT·CES·TAR) \noun\ plant-ses-tər also -səs-\  : an ancient living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, who live through absorbing water and the soil’s minerals through their roots, sunlight/starlight/moonlight/cosmic energy through their leaves, and the carbon-dioxide exhaled by humans and other mammals which they transform into oxygen.…

Welcome

Thank you for joining this hub, (which is the Arabic word for “love”), dedicated to archiving knowledge collected about the physical and sacred/energetic uses of plants, animal, and minerals/gemstones and other medicinal and traditional practices ancestral to South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region.   Feel welcome to add any insight you have gathered…