Welcome To The 

Demystify Your Medicine Coven


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Joining The Coven

Email enrollment is now open year round!

(Please Note that December enrollment will only include emailed enrollment options)

THERE ARE LOTS OF NEW ENROLLMENT OPTIONS! CHECK IT OUT BELOW!


What is the Demystify your medicine coven? Quite simply put it is a way for us to remember safe simple plant knowledge one printed and mailed to you newsletter at a time!

As we slowly canter through these sacred dates below words will be prepared. Stories will be told and photos shared. Most importantly of all safe simple plant medicine will be remembered, given back, passed on. We will all become catalyst. We will all become our own medicine makers, story tellers, soothsayers, bone collectors, community healers, wise women. We will all remember things that our souls never forgot. Will you join me?

To read my full thoughts on all of this scroll to the very bottom of the page!


Seasonal based newsletters are shipped out for the following dates for every coven memeber! Don't want to have something mailed to you? That's okay we are now offering emailed versions!

  • Mabon~Fall equinox~ Sep 20-25th

  • Samhain~Hallows Eve~ Oct 31st-Nov 1st

  • Yule~Midwinter/Christmas~ Dec 21st~Jan 1st

  • Imbolc~Saint Brigid's Day~ Feb 1st-3rd

  • Ostara~Spring Equinox~ March 20th-25th

  • Beltane~May Day Festival~May 1st-4th

  • Litha~Midsummer~ June 21st-22nd

  • Lughnasadh~Lammass/First Harvest~July 31st-Aug 2nd

Dive in below to check out the first 4 newsletters ever mailed out for free!


But is there more to this community than newsletters? Absolutely!! 

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It's a call to do the work!

"But this coven we are building will be so much more than just news letters. It is a call to stand up, be seen and step out onto the path of the Wise Woman Tradition. Being seen learning how to tend self in these turbulent times is vital. Radical. Needed. So how do we reach the masses who often only see nature while staring at their screens? How do we inspire? How do we show them there is another way, a simple way? How do we give them the tools to empower self? That's simple we show ourselves doing the work on the very screens they gaze upon!

Themed challenge that pushes us a little further down the path. A photo of our hands at work. A plea to join us in reclaiming and remembering lost knowledge. Yes a hashtag that can show our community as it evolves #DemystifyYourMedicineCoven. A monthly reward for putting in the time. For inspiring the community. For showing the world that safe simple plant medicine is the peoples medicine."


But how to we get one on one guidance? How is this a community? Where do we ask questions if we are unsure of ourselves?


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This is a genuine community that learns by doing side by side!

"Each coven member will be given private access to a members only community message board where we can discuss the medicine challenges, story medicine, traditions, regional information, swap food and medicine recipes, general life issues and basically anything we want! The idea is to build a community!"


Okay so what all actually comes with a membership? Let's dive into right into the what's what below!


  • Each coven member will receive eight 4 page printed or emailed newsletters a year!

  • Each newsletter being sent to your as sacred dates come upon us which you can see below!

  • Sep 20

  • Oct 31st

  • Dec 21st

  • Feb 1st

  • March 20th

  • May 1st

  • June 21st

  • July 31st

  • (Please note some dates vary slightly with each year)

  • Each newsletter will be packed with safe simple plant knowledge, recipes for plant and food medicines, story medicines to help guide us through each season, simple practices to help us honor each season, up and coming news and so much more!

  • Each coven member(excluding newsletter only members.) will receive one high quality custom made demystify your medicine coven pendant(the very first image on the page shows her!) that was designed by yours truly. She is so much more than a talisman she is also a key to enter some amazing members only contests.

  • Each coven member will be encouraged to join the bimonthly photo event/story medicine challenge. Each challange having a specific medicine making/Wise woman tradition theme to help pull us further onto our path and encourage others to take their first steps!

  • Every two months for a designated six month cycle one coven member (excluding newsletter only members) who participated in the photo event/story medicine challenge will win one of any new item(s) that will be in the closest occurring shop update!

  • At the end of this six month cycle the past three recent winners will be given the chance to enter and win one of everything from the nearest up and coming shop update! Easily $499.00 worth of offerings! As well as their winning entry being printed in the next up and coming newsletter!

  • Together the community as well as coven members will be asked to vote here on a dedicated page on which photo/story medicine entry speaks to them the most! Also a comment section will be open below each entry made so we may discuss how an entry made us feel, what we learned from reading it and any questions that may arise about the practices being shared! Community building and knowledge sharing is the goal of this entire project!

  • Psst...each photo entry must have your unique medallion in it to qualify for consideration in the giveaway! BUT you're encouraged to join in no matter what as the challenges will be a great way to get our hands busy relearning and that is an amazing reward in itself!

  • Each coven member will be given private access to a members only community message board where we can discuss the monthly medicine challenges, story medicine, traditions, regional information, swap food and medicine recipes, general life issues and basically anything we want! The idea is to build a community!

While sadly I can't give this at no cost I am excited to say that all profits go directly towards opening the non profit Dinner still needs cooking farm (If you have yet to read about it take a sec and click here!) where traditional land based hands on knowledge will be taught in old wise woman ways to anyone who is wanting to learn rather they are financial privileged or not!

But in an effort to make this as affordable as possible while still honoring my own value there are a few different levels of membership available! 


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We are all smart enough!

I'm not sure how to adequately express my gratitude for April and the Demystify Your Medicine Coven, but I'll try. Before I found April on Instagram, I didn't know a thing about safe,simple plant medicine & I'd sure as heck never heard of herbal infusions! I used essential oils and relied heavily on doctors and heroic healers. I had forgotten the ways of my ancestors, but I wanted desperately to remember. I think that's part of the reason I started following April. Besides her raw honesty, which is so refreshing, it's her way of life that made me stop and pay attention!

It's always been a dream of mine to live off the land, taking only what I need and not wasting a thing. The Demystify Your Medicine Coven has brought me one step closer to doing just that. The beautiful ally pictured here is elderberry (sambucus nigra). She called to me from the moment I heard her name, most likely because the people around me seem to suffer from a lot of colds.

When I first joined the coven, I was in denial about my ability to wild forage, so for weeks I had this voice inside saying "You'll never do it, you can't find any plant allies where you live. You're not smart enough to do this", but one day I had had enough and I told my husband what I wanted to do: find elderberry in the wild. We set out to do just that, and soon I was seeing her EVERYWHERE!

So we harvested blooms and berries and made medicine. It felt amazing to trust myself and do what my ancestors did so many years ago. And I wouldn't have been able to do it without April and the Demistify Your Medicine Coven. Since joining, I've ditched the essential oils, started drinking nourishing herbal infusions daily, and I now rely on plant medicine to heal myself and others.

Sara Golden


FULL MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Full IN PRINT coven membership comes with:

  • A personalized talisman pendant mailed alongside your Eight periodical PRINTED & MAILED newsletters sent a year packed full of safe simple plant medicine know how, recipes to heal our wounds and fill our stomachs, story medicine to get us through each season, simple practices to help us connect with land and self alike. Also maybe a surprise or two will be tucked in now and then!

  • Access to a private community message board where we can discuss safe simple herbalism, challenges we are facing and how we may overcome them, swap recipes of all kinds and just get to know one another better!

  • The invitation to join bimonthly themed photo/story medicine contests on Instagram that not only raise awareness of how easily we can take control of our well being when practicing safe simple herbalism but gives you the opportunity to win bimonthly one of any new item(s) listed in my shop update as well as win one of every item listed from my shop update every six months! Easily $499.00 worth of offerings!

  • Only 75 spaces will be available in the up and coming enrollment period!

If you feel like full membership is the right path for you click here to begin! (Link disabled until 2019 in-print enrollment reopens you may join the community message board at anytime by scrolling to the bottom!)

Only $150+shipping for an entire years worth of membership/mailings.

(International members are welcomed to join however please note we will only be observing Northern hemisphere dates and due to average international shipping times we do not guarantee newsletters to arrive prior to sacred dates.)


Full EMAILED coven membership comes with:

  • A personalized talisman pendant mailed to you!

  • Eight periodical EMAILED newsletters sent a year packed full of safe simple plant medicine know how, recipes to heal our wounds and fill our stomachs, story medicine to get us through each season, simple practices to help us connect with land and self alike. Also maybe a surprise or two will be tucked in now and then!

  • Access to a private community message board where we can discuss safe simple herbalism, challenges we are facing and how we may overcome them, swap recipes of all kinds and just get to know one another better!

  • The invitation to join bimonthly themed photo/story medicine contests on Instagram that not only raise awareness of how easily we can take control of our well being when practicing safe simple herbalism but gives you the opportunity to win bimonthly one of any new item(s) listed in my shop update as well as win one of every item listed from my shop update every six months! Easily $499.00 worth of offerings!

  • Only 75 spaces will be available in the up and coming enrollment period!

If you feel like full EMAILED membership is the right path for you click here to begin.

Please note while you may enroll at any time if you enroll after a mail out date your first mailing will be scheduled for the next mail our period.

Only $65+pendant shipping cost for an entire years worth of membership/emailings!

(International members are welcomed to join however please note we will only be observing Northern hemisphere dates)

Keep scrolling to see further enrollment options!


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You already know these things!

I thankfully found April last year and enrolled into the Demystify Your Medicine Coven. The whole experience has been incredible and has really helped me in so many ways, having the guidance from April as well as from the whole community is priceless.

Having that support has given me not only a practice that has no lie changed my life, but also given me confidence to actually do things I never thought I could do. Having the newsletter come every sacred date is invaluable, they are beautiful in every way and guide you in discovering as April says, knowledge you already know, you just have to remember and these are a magical reminder.

I really don’t know where I would be without them now. With love and so much thanks to April and all coven members.

Arron Fionn-Kelly. Instagram@fablesofthemoon


NEWSLETTER ONLY OPTIONS

 Newsletter only IN PRINT membership comes with:

  • Eight periodical PRINTED & MAILED newsletters sent a year packed full of safe simple plant medicine know how, recipes to heal our wounds and fill our stomachs, story medicine to get us through each season, simple practices to help us connect with land and self alike. Also maybe a surprise or two will be tucked in now and then!

  • Access to a private community message board where we can discuss safe simple herbalism, challenges we are facing and how we may overcome them, swap recipes of all kinds and just get to know one another better!

  • Only 50 spaces are available this go round!

If you feel like full newsletter only membership is the right path for you click here to begin.(Link disabled until 2019 in-print enrollment reopens you may join the community message board at anytime by scrolling to the bottom!)

Only $125+shipping for an entire years worth of membership/mailings!

(International members are welcomed to join however please note we will only be observing Northern hemisphere dates and due to average international shipping times we do not guarantee newsletters to arrive prior to sacred dates.)


Newsletter only EMAILED membership comes with:

  • Eight periodical EMAILED newsletters sent a year packed full of safe simple plant medicine know how, recipes to heal our wounds and fill our stomachs, story medicine to get us through each season, simple practices to help us connect with land and self alike. Also maybe a surprise or two will be tucked in now and then!

  • Access to a private community message board where we can discuss safe simple herbalism, challenges we are facing and how we may overcome them, swap recipes of all kinds and just get to know one another better!

  • UNLIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

If you feel like full newsletter EMAILED only membership is the right path for you click the button below to enroll!

Only $50 for an entire years worth of membership/mailings! OR Only $10 every two months with our pay as you go option!

You may join at anytime but please understand if you do so between enrollments you WILL NOT receive an emailed newsletter until the next roll out date. However you can message me for the password to the message boards!

(International members are welcomed to join however please note we will only be observing Northern hemisphere dates.)


Community discussion board membership

  • Many have requested to simply join the message board. I am happy to now make this an option.

  • Access to a private community message board where we can discuss safe simple herbalism, challenges we are facing and how we may overcome them, swap recipes of all kinds and just get to know one another better!

Only $25 for an entire years worth of discussion board access!

If you feel like community board  membership is the right path for you click the button below to get started! Password will be included in the welcome message!


Below you will find the original words that poured out of me that lead to the creation of this amazing and thriving community!

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This is hard for me. A real challenge. This is outright terrifying. My hands are shaking as I write and my anxiety brain is trying to block the words from flowing. But the tears that well up in my eyes are not from fear. They are indeed from the deep need, a sincere calling to be a catalyst of change. These tears roll because I know to not push through my own fear well that's just not a feasible option. Courage is being scared shitless and jumping off that cliff any damn way. So here I go I am jumping with the faith that you my friend will catch me.

To be a catalyst of change is to often be a pariah in a community. To be sneered at. To be mocked. To have others make lists of how you are not qualified. Not certified. Certainly in the herbalist world not capable of healing self let alone another person without their guidance and spending thousands of dollars to learn heroic based healing*.

To all of this I simply say. Fuck it. Let's be the catalyst that rips down the walls of patriarchal heroic based healing one safe simple plant ally at a time. Let's be the women, the men, the humans who take back the knowledge that was beaten, burned and raped out of our ancestors for the sake of progress* and sheer capitalist profit. For the sake of the Heroic herbalism that holds so many in it's grips. For the sake of poisonous complex exotic herbs. For the sake of believing our bodies are dirty and it's all our fault. For the sake of holding knowledge hostage only available to the privileged.

As many of you know who have been following my goal of the Dinner still needs cooking farm a non profit traditional hands on medicine making center I am in many ways against the current day herbalisim "schools" especially those online that are popping up like wildfire. Misleading people into believing they are now somehow certified in herbalism. Even though there is no such thing within the US. This leads to a cascade effect an R factor much like a virus if you will. Each person who takes a class now views themselves as qualified to now teach their own $2000 course and someone in that class comes to the same conclusion. It spirals and before you know it many are left out in the cold lest they can afford the steep price it takes to join the current day herbalist cliques. This is the definition of holding knowledge hostage from the less financially privileged. "I paid steeply for my knowledge you will pay steeply to learn from me it's only fair!"

No. No. To all of this I say no. I do not buy what you're selling. I do not accept the responsibility of your belief that for knowledge to be retained or considered valid it must be paid steeply for. That a certificate with shiny gold embossing must be printed for me to justifiably look someone in the face and proclaim myself an herbalist! Do you think our fourmothers who kept our bloodlines healed, nourished and in one piece knew how to do so because they paid for some course? No they did not. They learned by knowledge passed down. They learned from story medicine. They learned from community. They learned from placing feet out on the land. From getting to know one safe simple sacred plant ally at a time. They already knew. You already know. It's deep in your genetic memory. Resting in your marrow just waiting to hear that whispering of awakening. You just have to remember my dear.

I want to help you remember. I want to whisper to your marrow. I want to bring a burning for forgotten knowledge to your chest and hot tears of remembering to your eyes. I want to be here with you as the shock settles in to just how easy, simple and safe healing can be. I want to be your catalyst in no longer needing me or anyone else to tend self and loved ones. I want to give you back what was stolen so many lifetimes ago from so many women.

I want you to be a catalyst of change on your own. I want to give you these tools in sacred form. Something tangible. Something that existed long before us. Before this screen you gaze upon. Something personal. Something that is on it's way to being shunned. Sacred text in hand. Printed words. Something my hands have touched that your hands now hold. Something that taken care of and tucked away your children could hold. Something still there when the lights go out.

A newsletter or two actually in fact eight in a year. Sent out at pivotal points as the seasons change. I don't much like calling it a "news letter" as it will be so much more than that. It will be pages upon pages of safe simple knowledge of our green plant allies. Story medicine to carry us through each season. Recipes to heal our wounds and fill our ravenous stomachs. A way to demystify our medicine that has been held hostage for far to long.

But this coven we are building will be so much more than just news letters. It is a call to stand up, be seen and step out onto the path of the Wise Woman Tradition. Being seen learning how to tend self in these turbulent times is vital. Radical. Needed. So how do we reach the masses who often only see nature while staring at their screens? How do we inspire? How do we show them there is another way, a simple way? How do we give them the tools to empower self? That's simple we show ourselves doing the work on the very screens they gaze upon!

A themed monthly challenge that pushes us a little further down the path. A photo of our hands at work. A plea to join us in reclaiming and remembering lost knowledge. Yes a hashtag that can show our community as it evolves #DemystifyYourMedicineCoven. A monthly reward for putting in the time. For inspiring the community. For showing the world that safe simple plant medicine is the peoples medicine.

When the world is awash with snake oil salesmen those of us who threaten profit by giving ourselves, time, hearts and knowledge so freely can often find ourselves standing alone in the cold so a sense of community is vital. A connection we can all hold in our hands while others scoff at us. Something that reminds us it is worth it when we are called fools. Something that lets us know we are on the right path even in the darkest of nights. Something they will never hold. Something as unique as this calling. As us. A sacred talisman. I have worked long and prayed hard on this custom made talisman. Celtic hounds an ancient symbol of my culture of many cultures. Healers. Protectors of the path. Defenders. Loyal. Loving. This will be our talisman. Our sacred symbol to carry close to heart in each season. Each turn of the wheel. There are many.


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