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May 21, 2020

Dolly Hodgesmith shares about mushrooms as Earth’s medicine for change and resurrection in both her life and the cultural consciousness. You’ll also hear about:

  • Mushrooms as the gatekeeper to a new reality 
  • How Dolly walked away from Mormonism and remembered herself 
  • Healing and transforming with energetic medicines 

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In this week’s episode we chat to Dolly Hodgesmith, from Medicine For a New World - where we discuss all things fungi and foraging. We speak to the power of using and connecting with energetic medicines, and you can find some of the essences that we chat about (including Amanita muscaria essence!), on Dolly’s beautiful blog and online shop Polly Compost.

Dolly Hodgesmith is a mother, energetic medicine maker, fungi enthusiast, wildcrafter, workshop host, avid composter, and gardener. In this episode, Dolly speaks to the pivotal moments in her life that were guided by the mushrooms, and led her to relocate from the suburbs, to the woods of California with her Microbiologist husband, and two children. 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Dolly’s website where she sells flower and mushroom essences 
  • Connecting with the spirit of fungi
  • How Dolly walked away from Mormonism and remembered herself 
  • Healing and transforming with energetic medicines 
  • Dolly shares that “whenever I see mushrooms I feel like I’m on my path”
  • Saying yes to intuition and following the messages held within dreams 
  • Winning the “cosmic lottery” and taking a leap of faith 
  • The Back to the Land Movement, as ancestral remembering and ancestral healing 
  • Mushrooms as the gatekeeper to a new reality 
  • Foraging respectfully 
  • Working with Reishi for anxiety and depression 
  • Food as medicine, and why all edible mushrooms are medicine
  • Simple and fun ways to get familiar with fungi at home 
  • The delights of composting 
  • And more!

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