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The Peoples Apothecary

Winter Solstice Mullein Torch Workshop w/Dr. Ashley

Winter Solstice Mullein Torch Workshop w/Dr. Ashley

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 Throughout history, humanity has been using dried mullein stalks to make torches as a light source and for support during a variety of rituals, ceremonies and spiritual cleansing. These torches have many names including Mullein Torch, Hag's Taper, Witches' Candle, Jupiter's Rod, King’s Candle, the Candlewick Plant and more.  In the early days, it was soaked in tallow or oil and was used for ceremonies including funeral processions, which is likely how it has been connected to the spirit realm.

Energetically and spiritually, Mullein serves as a candle in the night to guide us through darkness and shadows; quite fitting for this time of year!  Mullein also lights up our inner world to help us illuminate and process grief and sadness, emotions that are often held in the lungs. Burning a mullein torch is quite like smudging as it clears away negative energy, purifies the air, thins the veil between dimensions, and brings spiritual protection.

 In this fun workshop, Dr. Ashley will guide you through how to make your own mullein torch that you can bring home for your own Solstice ceremony.  She will also share the fantastic medicinal uses of this fuzzy weed and talk about ways to use it as an herbal remedy.  

Dates & Time

Saturday December 9, 2023 11:30am - 1pm

What to Bring

All materials will be provided

Teacher Bio

Dr. Ashley discovered Naturopathic medicine while studying plant medicine at Dancing Willow Herbs in Durango, Colorado. Prior to attending the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Ashley worked as an educator, organic farmer, and herbalist in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State and in the San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado for over 10 years. It was in addition to these experiences and her love for the environment, combined with her curiosity for the plant world and all-things-wild that Dr. Ashley came to Naturopathic Medicine.

While attending NUNM, Dr. Ashley received her certification from the New England School of Homeopathy (NESH). She also holds a certificate in Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation from Moving Mountain Institute. Prior to medical school, Dr. Ashley completed a 3-month residential native medicinal plant internship with United Plant Savers in Ohio and a 10-month herbal and botanical internship with clinical herbalist Elise Krohn.

Dr. Ashley also had the distinct honor to study with herbalist and environmental activist Cascade Anderson-Geller in Portland, Oregon prior to her passing. Other herbalists who Dr. Ashley has also had the privilege of studying with include, but are not limited to, Dr. Deborah Frances, Dr. Jillian Stansbury, Paul Bergner, Scott Kloss, Gradey Proctor, and Dr. Glen Nagel.


The Peoples Apothecary: 1841 NE Division #150 shared building with Summer's Flooring

Cancellation Policy

Please double check your personal calendar before purchasing!! All classes are non-refundable unless canceled by the teacher. The fee is not transferable to other events in any situation.  Thank you for understanding.

*No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact the shop if you would like to reserve a spot and are unable to pay the full price.  

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