SALT IN MY SOUL
A Feature Documentary by Will Battersby
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Based on the bestselling posthumously published memoir of the same name, SALT IN MY SOUL is a documentary and classic coming of age story about a young woman figuring out how to live while dying.
Mallory Smith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of three. In her twenty five-year struggle with the deadly disease, she carved out a life that most of us don’t come close to. Using Mallory’s posthumously published 2500-page secret diaries, hundreds of hours of newly discovered footage, and audio recordings, the film offers Mallory as the narrator of her own extraordinary chronicle. From the press release: SALT IN MY SOUL has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with critics calling it ‘a powerful film’ and ‘profound, unflinching and genuinely poignant.’
Following her realization at age nine that she would die young, Mallory secretly began to record her inner thoughts in her diary while throwing herself at life: friendships in elementary school, lovers and sports teams in high school, the little travel her disease would allow. She attended college and explored the wider world, one that was just beyond her grasp. She became a devoted environmentalist, seeing a startling and vivid metaphor for her declining health in the destruction of our world. Her father feverishly researched treatment options, desperate that the death sentence be commuted. Her mother obsessively helped her to live, cooking to maintain her weight and create community, raising money for research, and teaching her to prioritize relationships over all else. Mallory fought. And she wrote; about her fears, her loves, her pain, her depression, her hopes, and gave a voice to the many millions who struggle with invisible or visible illness. In Mallory’s final days, her father uncovered a longforgotten treatment that is now changing the world of medicine. Heartbreakingly, it came too late to save his daughter.
Mallory was a young woman who lived with illness her whole life, who suffered immeasurably but who always found the will to live happy. Her story is a testament to enduring parental love and determination and the healing power of memoir as medicine, inspiring all of us to live life as fully as possible in the face of the challenges we all face.
GREEN WITCH MAGICK
Essential Plants and Crafty Spellwork for a Witch’s Cupboard
by Susan Ilka Tuttle
Fair Winds Press
Align with the natural cycles of the earth as you explore the 13 essential plants every green witch must know and have in their garden and cupboard for healing, spell-work, and divination in Green Witch Magick. Plants are a sacred offering from Mother Earth. And witches have always known and understood their healing and magickal powers. Plants hold sustenance, medicine, and wisdom. They gift us with the essentials we need to live and thrive. In return, they ask to be used for the highest good. This is the path of the green witch. Learn how to reconnect with this sacred knowledge. Noted green witch and herbalist Susan Ilka Tuttle, creator of the Instagram handle @Whisper in the Wood, shows you how to forage, grow, and work with the plants integral to your green witchcraft practice.
At the core of green witchery is the responsible stewarding of Mother Earth and her precious resources. Learn how to:
- Ethically forage and harvest needed plants
- Set up your own green witch garden
- Work with both wild and cultivated plants in concert with natural cycles
- Co-create with plant allies to make natural remedies, recipes and elixirs.
In addition, you’ll learn the energetic and magickal properties of plants and how to effectively use them in ritual. For example, did you know that plants associated with the moon are connected to sleep, intuition, and lucid dreams while plants connected with the element of air are connected with psychic powers, intellect, and wisdom? Reclaim your inherent relationship with the healing magick of nature!
SOULFLOWER PLANT SPIRIT ORACLE
Card Deck and Guide
by Lisa Estabrook
In this high-vibration, full-color deck, artist and plant whisperer Lisa Estabrook presents 44 beautiful and vivid Soulflower oracle cards, along with empowering and insightful messages from each card’s plant spirit, to help you tend the garden of your soul. The cards are designed to help you remember the simple truth that all of Nature is sharing—that we are cyclical beings intimately entwined with the Earth and all of life. Working with the cards will help you connect directly to your own inner wisdom, your intuition, like a mirror reflecting back at you the truth of what’s in your heart. For example, Chamomile reflects the soul quality of stability and its plant spirit reveals how, even on a cloudy day, the sun is still shining— it is just obscured. For Bleeding Heart, the soul quality is independence and its plant spirit helps you to recognize and strengthen the true source of your heart’s power.
In the accompanying guidebook, Lisa offers ideas on how to use the Soulflower cards for daily self-reflection and personal growth. She includes a longer, deeper message from each Soulflower plant spirit as well as suggestions to help you embody the lessons shared. She shows how working with the cards provides potent plant spirit medicine to help you reconnect to Nature, recognize patterns in your thoughts, words, and actions, and expand your awareness of what is happening around and within you. By working with the Soulflower cards, you can learn from the plant spirits and awaken the seeds of your own inner wisdom and intuition. As your understanding of the flowers and the interconnectivity of all of Nature deepens, so does your understanding of yourself. And understanding yourself is true empowerment.
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