Italy's Witches and Medicine Women V2

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Italian Research Trip! Hello everyone, I'm returning to Italy to visit a couple new regions and complete interviews for Volume 2 of "Italy's Witches and Medicine Women"!  In the meanwhile I'm completing "Italian Magic: Secret Lives of Women" an illustrated encyclopedia-type collection of domestic Mother Magic traditions from agricultural Italian communities all over Italy and her islands. I've been translating interviews from last year, compiling research and have dedicated my past few years solely to taking and sharing these journeys. If you can donate a little or a lot, every bit of help from you goes to my extensive train travels across Italy, meet ups in far-reaching villages, translations from dialects if need be, and all the other expenses it takes to gather the info, put it into book format, and publish! I have some interesting rewards set up for you if you choose to donate!

there are:

Your donations go to: the many trains and buses I have to take in criss-cross treks,  small audio recording device, video memory cards, translator ear buds where I have to go remotely alone without a guide, bnbs.

I'm also open to other combo options, please send a request my way:
(this page doesn't allow photo resizing, so I will also put these on my website:
With the protective AMULET Rewards, I will show you options based on sizes/prices..
they are all made of silver, with the exception of corals.
I can gather many more designs than you see pictures.
During my trip (late May to early July) as I gather AMULETS,
I'll email photos to you so you can pick your choice !
Then I will ship it to you when I return to the US in early July.

REWARD Category 1: Small AMULETS- $27 (size approx  1/2" - 3/4", some reach 1" with clasp) 
includes shipping
Types of options: Moon crescents, hands with horns, keys, mini  brooms, mini coral, etc)
in the photo below, the moons and the mano cornuto are in this category.


REWARD Category 2:  Medium AMULETS- $63-93 includes shipping
(red corals above and other amulets approximate 1" -1.5")
This amazing, large broom has a phrase stamped on its sides "spazza guai"which means: sweeping troubles (away)" It's 2" tall. Red corals, medium size :$63

Red corals, medium size :$63

REWARD Category 3: Large AMULETS - $125 includes  shipping
(2" amulets such as the  Buona Fortuna with serpent hair, large coral)


REWARD CATEGORY 4: collection of 4 small amulets: $ 100

REWARD CATEGORY 5: collection of various sized amulets: $ 300

HERBS Kits REWARDS: I will be gathering herbs again from Naples,
from  Emilia Romagna, and from Liguria.
You are welcome to request general herb kits or unusual herb kits.
I'll include some info on ways the herbs are used magically.

Summer is the perfect time to get freshly picked protective plants in Italy such as: Rue, Iperico/Hypericum, Olive Leaf, Juniper Berries, Thyme, Gentian root, Artemisia and more! 
For more unusual herbs, like Mallow, please leave me a note and I'll find what I can!
Or, if you're searching  for an herb for a particular magical purpose, let me know also!

HERBS Kit small $27
HERBS Kit medium $63
HERBS Kit large $125


SOUVENIR Kits:  Souvenir kits will be an assortment of whatever local items I can find:  hand carved mini owls, Befana/Kitchen Witch dolls of various types and sizes, olive wood bowls and spoons,  sometimes I and find terra cotta bells made to look like a witch wearing a hat, altar brushes, hand carved mini cats, moon ceramics, ceramic plaques, ceramic mano cornuto and other protective decorative charms from Naples, various amulets like red coral, manufica etc, 
Liquore Strega tins, essential oil perfumes...
all based on what's available at the time! 

One of the places I regularly support is Lilia's shop in Triora (I interviewed Lilia in my book "Italy's Witches and Medicine Women Vol 1."


SOUVENIR Kit small $ 52

SOUVENIR Kit medium $ 105

SOUVENIR Kit large $225

SOUVENIR Kit with Souvenirs, Herbs and Charms: $ 350

This is Lilia in her shop with a surprising sign in English (she doesn't speak English)
The town she's in, Triora, has an elevation of 2,559′  !

STONE EXCHANGE PRAYERS: $18. I visit sacred places that are mostly not part of the tourist routes and I like to leave prayers in these natural spots. This time, I'd like to offer that you can mail me a  pebble that's been charged with your prayer (I can email you a little ritual for doing this) and I will bury that pebble at a specific site of your choosing (I'll email you the list of places I'm visiting), and I'll take a little pebble from where I leave your prayer and mail it back to you along with a photo of where I left the offering of your pebble. 

ENVELOPE PRAYERS: $ 15 You're welcome to mail me your prayer or request on a small piece of paper that I'll bury at the site of your choosing (I'll email you the list of places I'm visiting). After I 
bury it  I'll send you a  photo of where and when it was offered. 

INTENTIONAL NAME: $ ANY AMOUNT  It would be my pleasure to leave your name on a small piece of paper at the site of your choosing (I'll email you the list of places I'm visiting) and I will email you a photo of where I left your offering...you can connect to this place with your own thoughts and energy and make whatever request or leave whatever prayer of offering you choose and you can use the photo as a point of focus if you need...for that moment or to reflect upon at any time.


Archival Giclee Prints on Fiber Etching Rag paper
Size: 8"x10" paper, 1/2" white border..image fits within 7"x9" (some are slightly narrower than others)
$38.00 including Priority Mail Shipping. 
I will be mailing these out before I go to Italy..so they will ship during the week of May 15th!

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Art rewards: For a limited time, I'm offering archival giclee prints of some of my older paintings (tarot, etc) on etching rag (cotton fiber) paper. Paper size is 8" x 10", images will be around 7" x 9" (some are slightly narrower) $37 including Priority Mail shipping. I'd like to mail these out before I leave for Italy, so the week of May 15th! There is a 2 week turnaround, so if you don't get your order in on time..no worries, I can ship orer them out when I return from Italy. I'll post better photos here: http://www.karyncrisisheals.com/art-music.html
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Hi everyone! Sorry if this posted twice, I made a post and it disappeared! Anyway I'm so very excited to share that I'll be staying for a while in the center of Apulia, learning from a man who is a keeper of some of the ancient traditions of this area ! As you can imagine, it's a bit of a trek here..several trains and buses..so thank you for your donations, they will be a blessed help in this excursion! <3
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Hello lovely, supporting, and generous friends! I am so very grateful for all the enthusiasm I am receiving with your financial gifts, words of support, and stories of connection! Every penny here will go to the many train trips I'll need to catch, plus video memory cards and a new mini audio recorder. Those of you who've attended my workshops know I like to share my (rather wobbly) video footage so you can see the people whose stories I share..and this time I'd like to not carry around my laptop that's getting a bit old. This little recorded will also help with translations and transcriptions. I already have some interviews set up in new places and I am so excited to find out what they reveal. Even more than all your generous financial donations of hard-earned money are your words of support...this is work I never expected to do in my life and it does take full-time devotion..so without the connections made with you it would not be alive, so thank you even more for your stories and love! I am so blessed by your support, thank you so so very much! <3 (photo of Diana's Temple near lake Nemi from 2 trips ago)
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