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Branwen’s Dreams Handcrafted Magical & Herbal Wares


Proudly made in Townsend, MA


Branwen’s Centered & Balanced herbal blend.

Welcome to Branwen’s Dreams, a one woman owned and operated artisan shop where you will discover master crafted items that will delight and pamper your senses. My intention is to connect people with the same authentic and traditional paths to wholeness of the Cunning folk and ancestral wisdom-keepers who came before us. To this end, I offer carefully, lovingly handcrafted herbal remedies and magical products that take herbalism and healing back to their roots in the manner of the Pharmakeute of old. While my remedies aren’t FDA approved, they’ve got the backing of hundreds of years of traditional Cunning folk knowledge. With that said, my remedies are not intended to replace the advice and supervision of your Primary Care Doctor. Please make sure to discuss any concerns about your health with your health care professionals.

Wire-woven teardrop shaped Labradorite.

I believe this to be the bridge that will empower people to reclaim our health as well as our collective environment. I am devoted to the practice and study of the Cunning Ways of our ancient ancestors and I welcome you to join me on this path. I’m certain you won’t be disappointed. I am a practicing Pharmakeute and initiate in the Ash, Birch, and Willow tradition. I hand-make every one of my products within sacred space and with ritual energy, giving loving attention to detail with 100% Certified Organic/Free-Trade/ and or wildcrafted herbs from my lovingly tended gardens and/or other completely reputable sources.

A large layered wrapped Labradorite.

Most of my products came to be created out of a personal need for something particular, and everything else is inspired by requests from friends and family. Our ancient ancestors, those wise-women (and men!) who lived in the days long before the advent of Christianity, had special knowledge of plants and their powers to both heal and harm. They lived in harmony with and had strong, close ties to the Earth and Her gifts. I believe that plants have spirits and that if we take our time and commune with them, the spirit of the plant will speak to us.

An early in-progress commission of a pair of fingerless gloves.

They will tell us how best to make use of their healing powers if we only pause long enough to listen. It is my sincere desire to forge with the Earth the same type of relationship that our ancestors once had. My learning process will never end and I hope that, even if you do not decide to join me in learning more about the Earth and Her gifts to us, you will at least accompany me on the journey towards health, peace, happiness, and bliss.

 

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I was featured on The CraftStar

Have a look at my interview with Bethan Davies of The CraftStar back in 2013.  (Please forgive the outbursts from The Bear.  He was 3 … and the world revolved around him back then. Who am I kidding? It rather still does.) While I am no longer a seller on The CraftStar, I am grateful …

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Jeff and Cernan on the Mohawk Trail.

The Path to Sainthood

This is a post that I originally wrote back in January, 2010. Re-reading it gave me a chuckle and if any of you readers out there are pregnant (or happen to be married to someone who is) you might get a needed laugh, too, so I’m re-blogging it here. What he said: “Wow, I just …

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Stung by a Nettle

Nettle (Urtica dioica) is one of the premier herbs in traditional Western herbalism. In addition to being high in protein, this extremely nutritious plant contains many vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, iron, and chlorophyll, which explains why it has historically been used as both a pot-herb and vegetable. Ironically,  …

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Just a few humble dandelions.

The Humble Dandelion

Even now, my unmown lawn is covered in these beautiful little Sunshines-on-a-Stem. Most people write off this plant as just another invasive weed, but we herbalists know better. It is considered a valuable herb with many medicinal properties.  I use it in a number of my combinations to great effect. The dandelion is most often …

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