Stirring the Cauldron of Winter

Herbal Wisdom for the Dark Times

This small book offers a pot full of herbal remedies, recipes, seasonal wisdom, a bit of Celtic lore and several hand drawn illustrations. It is a collaboration between Lisa Fazio and Scott Ferguson that has woven Lisa's lifetime of herbal practice and study with Scott's innate pen and ink artistry. 

 We are published this book with are own small press publishing company, Many Roots Publishing, and your order will support the start-up and first print of this grass-roots, local company that intends to offer many future publications focused on herbal medicine, bioregionalism, re-localization, culture, and sustainability.

If this is to be a gift please indicate so in the comments when you order and we will email you a downloadable gift certificate.

When you receive your book, inside, you will find several chapters about the following topics:

  • Winter and the Wheel of the Year
  • Dreamtime and keeping a dream journal
  • The importance of movement
  • Nutrition
    • ​Getting Vitamin D
    • How to eat with the seasons and why
    • How to make Immune Soup
  • Herbal remedies and recipes for
    • Flu prevention
    • Coughs and Colds
    • Fever
    • Making herbal teas
    • Using herbs with children



30 Day Moon Journal

Each Moon Journal contains one 30 day moon cycle and you may begin on any phase that you so desire. If you receive your journal on say the half waxing moon, you may begin there and go back to the beginning of the book to finish the moon cycle. Each day you will be provided space to record your feelings, mood, intentions, activities, health, the astrological sign that the moon is in, and the day of your own menstrual cycle. There is also an entire page for other thoughts, dreams, poems, sketches, etc.

This journal was inspired by my clients who come to me for herbal support and flower essence formulations. I wanted to provide them with a guide that would enable them to reflect on their shifts and changes in the time between our meetings. This book can be used alone as a method of self-reflection and attunement with the natural courses of the moon or as an adjunct to record the progress of various holistic healing practices.


Single Journal…$12.50

Package of 3….$33.50

Package of 6….$62.50

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Moontime Mandala

Written and illustrated by Lisa Fazio

This mandala was made to visually express how the four phases of the moon correspond to other major aspects of the feminine monthly cycle and mythic life journey. Mandalas can help us to see and understand how differing systems are related to each other and what patterns emerge from these interactions. When we visualize linear graphs of our hormonal, ovaraian and uterine cycle it may be difficult to imagine that these are not isolated processes but synergistic, cooperative and interdependent. These cycles are also harmonized with external patterns as shown here in the cultural paradigm expressed by the Maiden, the Mother, the Maga and the Crone. These are indigenous European based feminine archetypes used to symbolize the possible phases of life although each individual and each culture may represent them in their own way.

These archetypes do not exist exclusively in bodies that have female anatomy only but can be experienced and expressed in all individuals as well as communities. 

Size: 11x14 inch Giclee print on Luster Semi-matte Art paper


Cost: $17 plus tax  & shipping

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Moontime Mandala/In The SKY

Art Print


A version of our original Moontime Mandala

This print is an 8x8 Giclee print on Luster Semi-matte Art paper





Sacred Lunations

Herbal Rhythms for the Feminine Cycle

The female menstrual cycle has been the source of fascination, myth, ritual and mystery throughout human history. Women and the feminine force of nature were once highly revered and honored as an equal and formidable power that resided in balance with men and the masculine. My reference to feminine and masculine is not intended to mean male and female, but the two primary energies of creation with both being one aspect of the same source. Of course, those of us who are embodied as women emulate in our physical and sometimes, our emotional and soul natures, the divine feminine. Not all those that bleed identify with the emotional, cultural or soul qualities that would be defined as female as each of us contains both masculine and feminine and all in different proportions. However, if we menstruate and hold a womb within us (or once did), we are aligned with the physical form of female that differentiates us from the male form and presents us with the opportunity to experience the embodiment of the universal feminine nature.

This book is intended as a women’s empowerment guide that includes a spectrum of information from the symbolic, historic and physical realms of the feminine. Our physical bodies do not exist in isolation from the cultural context we live in and the history that we carry forward with us from our ancestors. Included is a large share of information about herbal support from my practice as a Traditional Western Herbalist. Traditional Western Herbalists are an eclectic group of medicine people whose tradition is an integration of many healing practices from around the world but especially from the ancient herbalists and herbal doctors of Europe. Herbal wisdom has been long steeped in the feminine nature and, in many cultures, women were the keepers of this wisdom. The Wise Women of indigenous Europe left a legacy of 

strong, empowered healing knowledge and a tradition that was passed from woman to woman until the Inquisition. The fear of witchcraft and the power that women held in Pagan culture led to the execution of village after village of local healers, herbalists and midwives. Along with them went not only a great deal of unwritten information, but the status and value of womanhood as a powerful role in the home, community and social structure that has had worldwide consequences. It has been a long journey over the past 2000 years that has led us to today, where we have been blessed with the resurgence of this ancient herbal wisdom. This is a wisdom that still pertains to our modern lives as our menstrual cycle is as ancient as the delicate strands of DNA that have been passed from mother to daughter since the first woman.

Within in these pages you will find a mandala of interacting and interdependent cycles that function as a whole to bring feminine creation into the world. The cycles included are the phases of the moon, the phases of a woman's life, and the physiological/hormonal phases of a woman's mentrual cycle. Traditional herbal remedies are shared as nature's offerings in support of these cycles and the continuous and evoluationary patterns of creation that exist within all sentient beings.





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