PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE It’s estimated that only about 1 percent of people possess the sense of smell in their dreams. It may come as no surprise that Amye Clark, a master clinical aromatherapist, not only smells while dreaming but...
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Candle Magic

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The very first spell that you cast was most likely the annual wish that you conjured upon your birthday candles. Candle magic has been woven into the tapestry of society for centuries. My grandma Helen, who is of Romani...
My introduction to nature was at my childhood home a top a mountain in West Virginia with thirty-five acres of woods to call my playground. Exploring those woods brought countless hours of delight as my siblings and I discovered...
Many plants seem to represent an archetype or personality to me, which is often a reflection of their usage in folk medicine or even stories or legends about them. Elderflower is playful and ethereal like a maiden beckoning you...
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By The Light of The Moon

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“The moon replenishes the earth; when she approaches it, she fills all bodies, while, when she recedes, she empties them.” —from Natural History by Pliny the Elder, first century Roman naturalist For centuries, men and women have farmed by the light...
Photography by LUNAHZON PHOTOGRAPHY Ten years ago, when the Minnesota Renaissance Festival put out a call for tails for their brand-new half-lady, half-fish attraction, identical twins Abby and Bryn Roberts took note. Though the duo didn’t know the first thing...
Feature Image: British Library / Alamy Stock Photo Rumpelstiltskin (1913), by Warwick Goble   It is night. Darkness has closed in around us as I lie in my three-year-old’s tiny bed and finish casting my words into the cool black so that my...
Photography by Steve Parke In this moment, the sun stretches over the open sky, glowing golden before its descent into night. The wind sways the high grass on this hidden hill in a dance. The barn swallows sing their last...
Feature Image: CoralAntlerCreative:shutterstock.com BY SARA CLETO AND BRITTANY WARMAN We were both in our twenties before we realized we’d been making altars all our lives. Instinctively, we cultivated tiny altars in the corners of our childhood bedrooms, on autumnal mantels, or...
Feature Image Photograph by Alex Lucas | ohtheraven.com Before I met Csenge Virág Zalka in person, I knew about her from her Twitter account, @TarkabarkaHolgy, where she tweets about the folk and fairy tales she has come across in her...