Mythos & Mater offers holistic health consultation and education at the intersection of scientific and spiritual healing. This work involves the synergism of herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, ecological communion, mythology and storytelling, animism, anti-colonial practices, and political revolution. I direct the seeker's healing journey towards harmonic reintegration with The Whole. This journey has three goals: to deepen self-knowledge; to reclaim the power to heal and nourish oneself; and to attain resilience of the psyche-soma-spirit in order to witness the world's wounds, love them, and take action to make the dream of a just, equitable, and sustainable society a reality. Humanity and the Earth are in desperate need of healing at every level: individual, familial, communal, societal, and ecological. Let us start by healing the microcosm within in order to cumulatively heal the macrocosm without. Inasmuch, we heed the Hermetic axiom: As above, so below.
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. - Hippocrates, 4th century B.C.E.
Mica (they/he) is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, ecologist, and writer. They've been a practicing clinical herbalist since 2015. Mica received their B.Sc. in environmental policy from the University of Vermont and their clinical certification in Traditional Western Herbalism from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. Mica is co-founder of Railyard Apothecary where they served as herbal dispensary manager and chief medicine-maker. As a gender outlaw and enchantivist thriving with chronic disease, Mica offers a unique perspective informed by their direct, profound, and transformative experiences of both wounding and wellness.