The insects help to remind us of the nature of the ecosystem that we live in, and that we’re essentially part of this ecosystem, not separate from it.

All these remedies are created energetically through the conduit of water and are then preserved in brandy. They have been made with the physical insect nearby in energetic relationship with the practitioner and the water. Each remedy contains the vibration of the insect and has its own unique story. In writing about these remedies, I have chosen poems that convey a gesture of the insect that is relevant and beautiful.

Into the World by Leila Lees

A beautiful introduction to mystical and shamanic practice, this book covers the main concepts of year one of the Certificate training.

“I wrote Into the World because I am passionate about human consciousness. As we begin to experience our own integral self and find our moral compass in our hearts, I see that we may create space for each other to exist. We do this within a dynamic community that is conscious of its interconnection with an even greater, more diverse ecosystem.”