Healing Charcoal is one of Strega Tree Apothecary’s strongest medicines to cleanse, heal, extract and metabolize negativity, toxins, poisons, ancestral trauma and karma. It works on the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies of humans as well as the earth. It is also an activator. It is filled with prayers to and from the particular power of each of the 5 elements : Fire, water, earth, mountain, nature.
Healing Charcoal is made through a long and laborious ritual. It is one of the highly precious and sacred medicines offered to us by the trees.
The image here shows it after it has been ground into a powder. Do not use metal to store, cut or grind your Healing Charcoal. We will send it to you in chunks that you may grind yourself. Sometimes it is nice to use the chunks to draw or write with or as an applicator.
Many people expressed that they wished to be at the Alchemy of Pain ritual held by the Strega Tree Collective last week but had conflicting events on their schedule or they were not well enough to come out to the park. Therefore, we are offering a version of it here for you to do yourself or with others.
A note from Theresa on her experience at the ritual:
Strega Tree diviners often say that the style of divination we do is “prescriptive.” This means that rituals are given for the client to carry out on their own based on issues that are diagnosed by the wedeme and kontomble.
I cannot emphasize enough how this is the magic of this style of divination that the Dagara people of Burkina Faso are so generous to share with us. These “hand-crafted” and personalized rituals are the unique signature of this style of divination. While there is so much that comes through in the divinations themselves, you only feel the full power when you carry out the ritual prescriptions.
After being engaged with this work for 13 years, it still surprises, delights and impresses me.
The Alchemy of Pain: A Community Ritual For Healing
Saturday, July 23, 3-5 pm
Ragle Ranch Park
**This is a free event
Come to a ritual to transform pain. In these difficult and challenging times many of us are left holding pain in our bodies, minds and psyches. Take the opportunity to alchemize your pain in this community ritual.