Welcome to our new column!

Welcome to a new column dedicated to archiving folk knowledge and stories from our Armenian kin. Inspired by the many lovely posts I see from my SWANA Armenian friends just floating around social media, I wanted to create a space to honor and archive these precious stories in a more stable way.  If you are…

For Teta’s & Roses

I have been trying to stimulate my creative spirit more lately. The other night, I was inspired in my sleeplessness to write after my first joure rose (damascus rose) bloomed. This particular rose was gifted to my by an Armenian-Syrian grandmother who is a friend of my mother’s here in LA. She brought it herself all…

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…

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…