From Mandana Boushee:
On the Zine:
The seeds of tick magic were planted three years ago in the fertile dirt that is my bed, while I was very sick with lyme and mono. It took me three years to get here because I am a caregiver and because I often lack the funds, time, health and computer skills to make magic like this happen any sooner. But! this sweet angel baby is so 3D REAL, cuddly, and ready to be held.
Tick magic provides 67 illustrated pages of info and resources for prevention, after bite care, and herbs and rituals we can tap into to cultivate spiritual and psychic support/protection. Deep gratitude to Alex Patrick Dyck for designing, editing, and creating this beautiful cover soulfully and tenderly. It feels really healing to be able to share this booklet with folks to use for their care, in hopes that it brings relief, comfort, and support for life in the tick hole.
On the spray:
a spray to use when seeking to explore your own power, set healthy boundaries, and to build up your energetic practice around navigating life in tick city. spray yourself and clothing as a ritual and intention before engaging in activities that increase your tick exposure. while this spray is meant to be used as a tick repellent, it shouldn't be your sole protocol for prevention and protection.
suspended in a base of witch hazel and apricot oil, flower essences of poison ivy, quaking aspen, yarrow and datura. essential oils of rose geranium, cedar wood, lemongrass, and citronella. rue seed, prayers for cohabitation and non-attachment.