Of Magic and Trees

The Goddess Diana: the Tree, the Forest, the Grove

I have, for many years, been bothered with my inability to fully connect with the descriptions and definitions of the Goddess Diana of Italian lore. Being of the Italian Strega lineage I felt that of course, it should come automatically to me. But the truth is, until we have a direct experience with something, we often do not fully connect. We can read all the books we want but if we do not feel it in our bodies, it does not make sense. That is the way it is for me anyway. I knew Diana as the oak tree. That I could understand intellectually because my work is completely intertwined and...

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A Recording for and about the Trees

In September of 2016 I gave a talk at Many Rivers Books and Teas in Sebastopol, CA on my Tree Medicine Trilogy of books. The recording of that event has been made available only recently. I thought I would share it here for anyone that may be interested in listening. In the talk I discuss working with trees on a spiritual level, what I mean when I speak of Tree Medicine, read from the books, Teachings from the Trees, The Amazon Pattern and Notes from a Diviner in the Post Modern World and answer questions from the audience. It was a good night and the discussion was fun and lively. Here’s...

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Notes From a Diviner in the Postmodern World and Teachings from the Trees now available in ebook format

My two most recent books, Notes from a Diviner in the Postmodern World and Teachings from the Trees are now available for download in ebook format. Notes From a Diviner in the Postmodern World: A Handbook for Spirit Workers What does it mean to bring indigenous wisdom to the postmodern world? How do divination and ritual fit into modern society? How does one integrate ancient spiritual teachings into a western mindset while remaining true to the original meaning? Notes from a Diviner in the Postmodern World: A Handbook for Spirit Workers is a guidebook for both diviners and spirit workers of...

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Strengthening the Body Systems- A Ritual in 9 Parts: Session 8-Friday, January 13 at 10:00 am

Free Community Ritual, Friday January 13, 2017 10 a.m. Strengthening the Body Systems- A Ritual in 9 Parts Session 8: Friday, January 13 at 10:00 am Ragle Ranch Park Sebastopol, CA Participate remotely or in person At the request of Earth’s elemental allies, Strega Tree will be guiding 9 free group rituals to strengthen the organs and repair the membranes of all the physical bodies in our community. Due to the increasing overload of rays that penetrate the Earth from deep in the cosmos, and also from our modern technology, the bodies’ systems are taxed. The Elemental Beings, whom we refer to...

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A Solstice Story

Yes, Virginia, There is a Newgrange by Theresa C. Dintino Learn more about Newgrange Temple in Ireland at this link. Virginia Woolf London, 1941 Because we forgot how to console ourselves, because we forgot our connection to the Earth, to the sky, to the smallest cell within us, the most encompassing black hole surrounding us—because of this, we know despair.      Once, we walked to Newgrange.  Once we knew, the snow crunching for miles beneath our feet, we knew how important it is to remember —to remind ourselves, to experience rebirth and so, believe again.      I laughed when I wrote...

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Strengthening the Body Systems- A Ritual in 9 Parts

Session 6-Friday November 11 at 10:00 am Ragle Ranch Park Sebastopol, CA At the request of Earth’s elemental allies, Strega Tree, will be guiding 9 free group rituals to strengthen the organs and repair the membranes of all the physical bodies in our community. Due to the increasing overload of rays that penetrate the Earth from deep in the cosmos, and also from our modern technology, the bodies’ systems are taxed. The elemental Beings, whom we refer to as the wedeme, have reminded us that the body is made up of membranes that protect our systems. These membranes need to be tended and...

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