Thank you to all 23 of you who contributed to the IndieGoGo campaign, shared it on social media, or even just sent good vibes, because you made it a great success! Together, we raised $563, which went way beyond the $500 goal! Thank you!
Because of your generosity, this website is now ad-free, self-hosted, secure and backed up, and the Plant Gallery archive is now totally functional! You can now click on photos of 66 plants to find information and blog posts about them. So next time you see something on the sidewalk and wonder what it is, head over to the gallery and see if you can find a familiar mugshot! Check it out here.
Special shout outs to my honorable mentions:
* Julie Sabatier, host of the truly fabulous Destination DIY radio show and podcast, who interviewed yours truly this summer on the “Old School DIY” episode.
* and to Christopher Trotter, the very kind and talented spiritual psychic medium on the east coast, known for his many radio appearances also.
You can still get signed copies of my book, “Dandelion Hunter,” at the holiday special rate of $16 ($4 off my usual price) through Dec. 24. Click here for domestic orders; or for here for international orders. If you need rush shipping so the book can arrive in time for Christmas, we can arrange that for an additional fee, just e-mail me at RebeccaELerner(at)gmail.com and let me know.
Interestingly, the magical medicine bags I offered as perks for the IndieGoGo campaign have become a huge hit and I’ve received lots of happy feedback and even some new orders. They’re a lot of fun to make custom for each person, specific for the intention of your choice, in which I combine pretty crystals and dried herbs and long-distance Reiki to bring in exactly what you need. One person wrote to me asking me to make a medicine bag that could help him feel calmer while driving, which has otherwise been a very stressful experience for him. After receiving his bag in the mail, he wrote, “I am delighted with the medicine bag. It has a real calming effect on me while I am driving and I am a better and safer driver because of it. At first I wore it over my shirt and received lots of inquiries and compliments about it as I walked around. Now I have it on my dash next to a vent and there seems to be a calming influence throughout the car.”
I am happy to continue to offer these medicine bags at the special holiday rate of $25 for a limited time. Learn how I make them or get your own on my Reiki website here.
Look out for new distance learning opportunities coming very soon!
Upcoming Classes in Portland this Winter:
Connecting with Plant Spirits: Your Botanical Allies
7 to 8:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
New Renaissance Bookstore, NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR
Plants are the elders of humanity and everyone can connect with them. Learn about four plant spirits and discover how to communicate with them in a guided meditation and talk. $15 (at door). Full description here.
Herbal Smoking Blends
6:15 to 7:15 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
The Herb Shoppe, 3327 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR
A free talk on making herbal smoking blends for ceremony, medicine, or fun, with an opportunity for all who come to sample a blend.