Presently my mother (Lois Brooks) is a Goddess in my life! Formerly my father (Mario Castiglione) sent me on a White sage journey of its valued properties; my grandmother Betty Apgar showed me how to make flower pictures and sell them. These three of my family were the catalysts instilling within me my direction towards my personal expression presently prevailing. Grandma would talk to all the flowers and apologize to them all before for picking: Telling them “but I will make you live for ever.”
Distinctly due to grandma the myth of talking to nature was afoot. Relating with nature for grandma was her expression of l o v e. Furthermore down the road there was a time when Living in the mountains I learned the medical applications of white sage following my Dad’s ambition to help others including flat needle cedar and herba sante.
I wildcrafted these plants with conscious r e s p e c t of the plants themselves, always pruning so they would grow back twice as big. Bio-essences (pure plant form extraction) were created from the plants then formulated into sprays for application. They were refined through the years evolving as a living art-form towards clearing the air and cleansing.