December 19, 2015 at 8:51 pm #45519
Thought I’d give you a heads up on what I’m bringing tomorrow night, as a friend of mine wisely noted that people generally find mushroom brews from strangers to be very appetizing. Hehe, a very valid point.
Chaga, or Inonotus obliques, is a mushroom that has been used in Russian folk medicine for ages. Though it was not well known in China (depending on whom you ask), it seems to be a Jing tonic, so I thought it appropriate for the Solstice.
It is the 2nd highest source of antioxidants, including the wonderful superoxide dismutase, or SOD, and has many other valuable nutrients, phytonutrients, minerals, etc.
There is anecdotal evidence that the top Shaolin herbalists consider it to be one of their key herbs, along with reishi (see interview between David Wolfe and Ron Teeguarden; skip to minute 38 of the interview for reference).
“If there’s anybody out there who isn’t putting Chaga and Reishi in their body every day, they’re making a mistake…” – Ron Teeguarden
The tea I’m bringing is made from two ingredients:
1) Chaga I harvested from a pristine birch forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains, from trees that “energetically” welcomed my harvesting them.
2) Spring water gathered a few weeks ago from God’s Acre Healing Springs, in South Carolina. The spring was thanked for its gift when we gathered it.
I’ve been drinking this same tea for years with wonderful results.
Anyways, no pressure to partake, but it’s a wonderful drink (with a little milk, it’s similar to coffee) and I hope you enjoy.December 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm #45520
Confirm that the Chaga tea was intense and a very big hit with the Dark Goddess crowd.
MichaelDecember 22, 2015 at 8:44 am #45522
It filled my heart to be able to offer something for everyone else to enjoy , especially after being given so much by you all.
I have overflowing thankfulness for your generous spirit, Michael. The ceremony was wonderful and being in your home was a blessing.
I feel like the year ahead of me is already born, that my future lies waiting – vital and blazing.
The next day I went home and initiated my own freeform concert with my 2 year old son 🙂 He loved it, of course, haha.
Geoffrey / Little OneJune 24, 2016 at 6:42 am #45524
Kids are blessings to parents actually, but when they follow the correct guidance and path. And they make us more glad, and yeah its just a feeling. Other than parents no one else can understand.
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