alexis cunningfolk

You deserve a magickal life and I can help you create one. 

Here’s what I know: 

You're meant to live a magickal life. Not because you’re good enough or have suffered enough or read your favorite novel on witches a thousand times. You deserve a magickal life because you are magick.

But who am I to say this?

I’m an intersectional herbalist, witch, and weaver of remedies. 

My life began as a young witchling in the wilds of Los Angeles with part of my childhood spent in Tokyo. My experiences as a third culture kid shaped my early understanding of the world. And, for as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in the worlds between worlds where magick is abundant and everything is enchanted.

My intersectionality, and the reason I do the work that I do, arises from my lived experience as a nonbinary queer (she/they), a mixed-race womxn, and a practicing witch. I was lucky enough to have herbalism and magick come into my life at the same time - and I quickly realized the transformative powers of both to help me navigate my world with a steady compass.

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I started my first herbal business when I was 12 and teaching magickal arts when I was 19. I even presented an original paper at a Harvard conference on Paganism alongside speakers such as Ronald Hutton, R. J. Stewart, and Byron Ballard.

After college, with high hopes and a pair of glasses I thought made me look professional, I made an attempt to try and fit myself into the non-profit world (long story short: it didn't work). Soon I was frustrated with the bureaucracy that prevented real sustainable change and I started searching for something that would feed my soul. I began my official training as a certified professional herbalist in 2007. I've studied with the likes of Dori Midnight, Julie James, Margi Flint, Demetria Clark, Matthew Wood, Judith Hill, and many more.

Fast forward a few years later and in 2010 I officially opened Worts + Cunning Apothecary. Since then I've created and sold popular herbal products, taught at herbal and magickal conferences, created the online course I wish I had as a student, and written for a variety of print publications on herbal and magickal traditions. Through it all, my business and drive to teach have been led by my calling to be of service.

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In serving you on your journey, I truly believe that we make the world a more kind and just place - starting with your own life. 

My magickal training is as a Weaver (think Priest/ess) where I learned how to help folks like you discover your magick and to recognize every part of who are you as irrevocably sacred. When our sacredness is denied by the culture at large or the folks around us it's hard not to believe it after a while - this holds too many folks like you back from thriving as magickal beings.

You deserve to be seen as sacred. I call my herbalism intersectional because it is rooted in social justice and inclusivity. And so is my magick. With these tools I believe that you can learn how to re-enchant your life so that you can live with clarity and purpose.

When you connect to your magick, that's when transformation and healing can begin to happen for you in meaningful ways.

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Let's be real.

I'm not here to heal you. You won't find any gimmicks or cure-alls in what I do. I offer something more powerful. I'm here to help you re-member (to literally put back together) your own healing powers and gifts of magick. My promise to you is that I only offer what I feel is useful and profoundly healing.

From tarot to astroherbology to moon magick and remedy sessions to assist you in realigning with your mystical flow, I'll help you connect to the full spectrum that traditional western herbalism and esoteric tradition has to offer. Better yet, I’ll guide you on how to know the ancestral wisdom that runs through your veins (because, the truth is, we’re already practicing to be ancestors ourselves).

The best way to stay connected with me plus get access to some exclusive free resources, is to become one of my Magick Mail subscribers - it's simple and free to do. Plus you'll get news about my latest offerings, special deals, and insider's access to the life of a working herbalist and witch.

Be sure to keep scrolling to see all that I have to offer you on your path to a more magickal life. I'm so happy you've taken the time to visit me and I'm excited to keep connected with you on the adventure ahead.

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  • I facilitate an ever-expanding circle of herbal medicine and magick called The Lunar Apothecary. The Lunar Apothecary is a lifetime access private online community and ecourse where we learn about sacred herbalism with a lunar and astrological focus. The course covers remedy-making techniques, ritual creation, devotional arts, astroherbology basics, and much, much more. Is your heart fluttering with excitement? Come this way to learn more.

  • I'm a tarot + oracle reader with over 20 years of experience. I write about inventive ways to work with tarot from seasonal check-ins to time travel. If you want to discover the connections between herbal healing and tarot magick check out my newest course, The Tarot Apothecary.

  • I write herbal guides and recipe books filled with healing remedies, plant profiles, and magickal wit. 

  • Magick Mail is my free gift of love to you! When you sign up for free you get access to exclusive recipes, tutorials, and other inspiring content.

  • My blog features articles and resources on traditional western herbalism and living a magickal life. I blog regularly on the following topics: astroherbology, magickal arts, and living an enchanted life. 

    • ASTROHERBOLOGY is all about the celebrating and exploring the heritage of medical astrology and astrological wisdom infused in ancient and modern traditional western herbalism.

    • ENCHANTED LIFE is all about living a more magickal life guided by your truest, heart-centered desire.

    • HERBAL ARCANA is about exploring the lesser known parts of practice, philosophy, and secret remedies of the herbologists, wortcunners, plant folk, and apothecarians!

    • MAGICKAL ARTS features some of my most favorite and useful rituals, spells, and conjurations as well as ways to infuse your herbal remedies with magick.

    • PATH OF THE HERBOLOGIST explores the myriad ways that one can walk the path of the herbal healer including different paths of herbal study, how to deepen your practice, and the skills needed to create inclusive healing environments.

    • PLANT ALLIES features materia medica about our beloved allies of the plant kingdom who teach help us re-member our wholeness and their unique gifts, personalities, and stories.

    • RECIPES + TUTORIALS are for those of you who are ready to make their own healing remedies!

    • TAROT + DIVINATION is as it implies - time for tarot and divination! I've had a long-standing romance with the tarot cards since I picked them up nearly two decades ago and love making connections between magick, herbal medicine, and divinatory arts.

    • REVOLUTION and a steadfast commitment to social justice infuses all that I do in the work of creating a more just, a more kind, and a more magickal world.

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