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           Witches or Wise Women ?  

The Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society’s October program

will feature Tracey Kamm, a holistic health  expert from Cheyenne,

who will take participants on a journey

through fairy tales and myths about witches to women’s roles

as herbalists and healers. The free evening program on Tuesday, Oct 9th 

is open to the public at the Laramie County Library, Sunflower Room.

            Many herbalists and healers in history were accused of being

witches--a fearsome being of fairy tale and myth--but for many

cultures, these healers were revered and considered to be the

"wise women." With Halloween approaching, this time of year

brings about depictions of aging, ugly, hook-nosed women

surrounding their cauldrons and inflicting toil and trouble

on the masses. But history tells us that these women were

usually healers, so how did some of them come to be viewed

as malevolent? Come have some fun and learn about

some historical stories of witches and wise women, about

some of the herbs they used and their "magical" effects, and

about herbalists and healers of the past from the insights of a modern-day herbalist. Kamm, who is the owner of Spirit of the Bear, LLC,

is the only Registered Herbalist in Wyoming through the American

Herbalists Guild. She has a diploma as a Master Herbalist,

is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, and a Certified Emotional Healing Coach.

Registration is not necessary for this free program, which is open

to the public. The meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m.

with a short business meeting with the program starting

at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 630-0924.

Please contact us at cghswyoming@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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