Cottagecore Philosophy + DIY Soap Bars

If you follow interior design or fashion trends, you have probably come across the term Cottagecore. A nod to the traditional English country style in terms of aesthetics, the concept also encompasses a do-it-yourself lifestyle focused on traditional arts and crafts such as baking and woodworking. The emphasis on thrifted furniture puts cottagecore in the…

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Trees of Knowledge

A modern earthbound spirituality seeks to rekindle the relationship between man and nature that was obliterated by the emergence of industrial and later technological society. People of older civilizations encountered the forces of nature in every aspect of their daily life and they interpreted this experience religiously. Trees became powerful spiritual symbols in many ancient…

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The Autumnal Equinox

In late September we celebrate Mother earth in her full maturity: it is the height of the harvest and the land is abundant with crops. In Ancient Ways, Pauline Campanelli reminds us that the English word mother comes from the Latin mater, which shares the same linguistic root as the words material and matter. The…

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