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midsummer mugwort magic & wildcrafting

  • MINKA Brooklyn 1120 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11225 United States (map)

Commonly thought of as a weed in modern times, Mugwort is a highly versatile plant that has a vast history of medicinal, culinary and magical uses.

The scientific name is Artemisia vulgaris, after Artemis, the Goddess of the Hunt. Vulgaris means common - yet Mugwort's effects are anything but. This plant is associated with the moon, feminine energy, and can be used for divination. Mugwort induces lucid dreaming and aids in astral travel. On a more practical level, it aids and stimulates digestion, acts as a topical astringent and anesthetic, and so much more.

In this experiential workshop, we will learn how to identify and respectfully harvest local wild mugwort. With our harvest we will make smudge wands and crowns in honor of Midsummer's Eve. We will also undergo a plant journey meditation and commune with this magical spirit. You'll walk away knowing how to work with mugwort in practical, culinary, and magical ways.

Please bring a journal and a pen, and a basket or bag for your wildcrafting haul!

This workshop will be held rain or shine.

If you have any questions, email jordan@ostaraapothecary.com or liz.neves@mac.com