Donna Troy Cleary

Chronicles of a Witch in Training

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I started this blog in March of 2017 after returning from a trip to my ancestral land - Ireland.  There, I received affirmation that I was on the right track with my life - as it all came together in my art, project space and herbalism practice.  I discovered a history of Herbalists on both sides of my family which formulated a conceptual framework for everything I do - from being a mom, making ceremonial and fertility sculptures, running an Herbal Remedy Shop and providing opportunities for cultural exchange through 184 Project Space.

The posts are in chronological order, starting with #1, so you'll have to scroll down to get to the beginning.  In them I illuminate a series of coincidences, serendipity - magical experiences in Ireland.  These are followed by of the history of Herbalism in Western European countries and how we lost our rich traditions.  I started my Herbalism Shop in the spring of 2017, so you'll find me talking a lot about the specific herbs and fungi I work with.  And sometimes I just contemplate life and all of its idiosyncrasies.  

Thanks for your interest.  Enjoy!