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About Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Inspired and guided by her ancestors, Atava has been studying and practicing healing arts for over 20 years. Atava teaches across the country and sees clients in her healing practice Ancestral Apothecary in Oakland, CA. She also has a unique line of herbal products infused with prayer and magic. Her website is www.ancestralapothecary.com
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The Power of the Water Dragons: Astrological Influences on Dreams

In the Chinese zodiac, every year corresponds to both an animal and an elemental energy. There are twelve animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake,

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Making Whale Offerings Part 2 of 2

I recently returned to Maui, the land where many Indigenous Mind residencies took place.  During residencies in Maui, we were immersed in the spiritual power

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Dreaming in the Indigenous Mind, Part 1 of 2

“When you’re speaking English and you’ve been disconnected from your cultural, spiritual heritage and power for hundreds of years, how are those ancestors

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How do Herbs Influence Sleep and Dreams?

Many dreamers are affected by the energy in and around their bedroom. In fact, just the other night, while sleeping over at a friend’s house, I

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Dreaming Your Diet for Optimal Health

As a holistic health care practitioner, I can say that most weight loss diets don’t work. Almost 95% of people who go on a diet to lose weight end up gaining back the lost the weight plus some extra pounds.