Healthy Living

staff
06/11/2014 - 11:57am

The human aura consists of several layers of interpenetrating energy fields called Subtle Bodies which surround each other and the physical body in a series of concentric circles. There are also seven chakras, or dynamic energy centers, which also interpenetrate the physical body and are located from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each chakra vibrates at a higher frequency than the one below it and each subtle body vibrates at a higher frequency than the one it surrounds. Chronic problems in the physical body may often be the result of imbalances which originate in one or more of the subtle bodies or chakras.

staff
06/03/2014 - 12:14pm

Clove Bud Essential Oil

The health benefits of clove oil can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. The oil is used for treating a variety of health disorders including toothaches, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress and blood impurities. The most common use of clove oil is in dental care. Several toothpastes, mouth wash and oral care medications contain clove oil as an ingredient.
 
Clove is an evergreen tree, which produces a flower bud that has numerous medicinal properties. It is often referred to as clove bud. Clove was extensively used in ancient Indian and Chinese civilizations and it spread to other parts of the world, including Europe, during the seventh and eight centuries. Even now, clove is used in several Indian and Chinese dishes.
 
Clove is rich in minerals such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin A and vitamin C.
 
staff
01/31/2014 - 11:09am

Imbolc is this Sunday, February 2nd! Here is some information to help you plan your celebration: 

Themes:
Beginning of spring
The Goddess becomes the Maiden
The God is the virile youth delighting in spring
Fire festival
Feast of lights
New life

Spirituality
Jessica
01/04/2014 - 4:29pm

Starhawk b. Miriam Simos June 17th, 1951

Spirituality
Jessica
11/18/2013 - 3:56pm

A Brief History

Smudging--the burning of sacred herbs and resins--has been in practice for thousands of years all over the world. The use of incense can be traced to Ancient Egypt where it's mentioned on an inscribed tablet at Giza from 1530 B.C. Incense was burned during religious ceremonies, to drive away demons and gratify the presence of the gods. In Babylonia, incense was used extensively during prayer offerings and divination. From there it was imported into Israel in the 5th century B.C., where it was used in religious offerings. Incense was so revered that separate altars were used solely for burning incense!

Jessica
11/15/2013 - 5:21pm

Wise Women of History: Swami Sivananda Radha (b.1911, d. 1995)

Swami Radha was a profound and practical spiritual leader who founded the Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia, Canada, and established a lineage of the yogic Saraswati Order in the west. After living through both world wars in Berlin, she emigrated to Montreal where she was introduced to the teachings of Swami Sivanada.

Spirituality
staff
11/13/2013 - 12:59pm

Why is it Important to Cleanse Your Gems and Crystals?

When gems or crystals are in the earth, they are exposed to earth energies, including magnetic energy fields and electric energy fields. These energies come from the inner workings of our planet, energy grids surrounding the earth, and from energies in the broader Universe, of which our planet earth is an active member.

It’s important to remember that gems and crystals are alive. To remain alive and energized once removed from within Mother Earth, gems and crystals need to be cleansed and energized on a regular basis.Your gems, crystals, jewelry, pendulums, basically anything around you or on you, can attract positive and negative energy and hold that energy unless the object is cleansed. 

Crystals
staff
09/14/2013 - 11:47am

We're celebrating Hildegard von Bingen's Feast Day this September 17th in style, with a performance by Fruit of the Turquoise Wine (who you might remember as The Hildegard Project). They will be performing Hildegard's music, & it's not a performance to be missed. 

Gatherings
Jamie
06/14/2013 - 3:53pm

We've spent a lot of time this last year creating new incense blends and updating old blends. Here's an overview of our custom Wonderworks incense blends. They're all loose (burned in the traditional way with a charcoal) and natural, and come in small sachets. 

Jessica
03/20/2013 - 12:46pm

Happy Ostara and Blessed Vernal Equinox from all of us here at Wonderworks!

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke