“Indigenous cultures and this culture, the old stories of the UK, they would always say that, when humans were so out of balance with the earth, that the dragons of the Earth would release pests and pestilence and plague as a form of medicine, for the humans to assimilate in the hope that they’ll learn what they need to do to come back into right relationship with the Earth.” Charlotte Pulver
E124 – Charlotte Pulver on FRONT LINE IMMUNE SUPPORT, WATER AND PILGRIMAGE
APOTHECARY FOR OUR TIMES
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What medicines may we use to restore our threads of connections with ourselves, each other and Earth?
“Indigenous cultures and this culture, the old stories of the UK, they would always say that, when humans were so out of balance with the earth, that the dragons of the Earth would release pests and pestilence and plague as a form of medicine, for the humans to assimilate in the hope that they’ll learn what they need to do to come back into right relationship with the Earth.”
In this episode Amisha talks to Charlotte Pulver, a modern day alchemist and lover of the waters. Being born into a lineage of apothecarians, she has a background in natural healthcare, studying and practising various medical systems of healing for 20+ years. She has been hosting water ceremonies and pilgrimages and is currently writing a book on London’s springs and wells.
Charlotte shares how her personal journey with nature’s elixirs and potions intuitively unfolded a life path into studies with various healers, Tibetan and Mayan medicine initiating her present work with mental and emotional trauma, and gynecology based on Mayan self care practices, Pranayama and meditation practices.
Together they explore opportunities and examples for alternative healing traditions during the current pandemic and how the powers of allopathic and alternative medicines can work in synergy to support our health. Charlotte reveals her creation of an immune support packs for frontline workers bringing together alternative medicines and vitamin essentials that are available, affordable and that work.
She shares her work with pilgrimages; prayers in motion and magical quests exploring the springs, wells and waterways of London. They are ways to learn the deeper meanings of ancestral and sacred places in the city whilst honoring our connections with the land through rituals of reciprocity.
We learn that connecting with mineral rich water sources is deeply healing and reminds us who we are. The pandemic has raised how we view the world and our place within, and our capacity for radical transformation lies in embracing the unknown, our interconnectedness and bodies as a whole ecosystem like a forest. We have to be in right relationship with Earth by connecting to the roots of things, our intuition and our land, and take responsibility for our health with good soil needs, good food, good internal feeding, mineral rich watering and good immune support drawing from the Earth’s apothecary with reciprocity.
“The body is like a forest, and we can’t just look at a symptom, we have to understand the roots to these things.” Charlotte Pulver
Charlotte is a modern day alchemist and lover of the waters. Being born into the Pulver lineage of apothecarians, She has a background in natural healthcare, studying and practising various medical systems of healing for 20+ years. Her love is rooted in making medicines for people which she sells through ‘Pulver’s Apothecary’.
It is during her time of studies she came across healing practises which involved water which sparked and renewed a long life journey in her work with water. She has been hosting water ceremonies and pilgrimages for many years for London’s communities and around the world. Currently writing a book on London’s springs and wells, and creating an online resource mapping the springs and wells of the U.K. and helped co-found ‘The Fellowship of the Spring’, a group championing water guardianship in the British Isles.
Her passion is in community regeneration – inspiring people to seek out their local springs and wells, to restore and tend to them – remembering we are all guardians of our waterways.
To connect or work with Charlotte, visit pulvers.apothecary
To connect or work with Amisha, visit amisha.co.uk
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