02 Jan Phelicia Okon Magnusson
Phelicia Okon Magnusson is a queer black herbalist and flower essence practitioner of Sierra Leonian, Nigerian and Swedish descent based on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Her work centers folks of color who are affirming their wholeness by healing generational trauma, moving though narratives of shame, exploring sexuality and returning to their intuition and resilience in the face of ongoing oppression.
Her formal training took place at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Western Herbalism in New York City, with Delta Gardens in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, with Shayne Case in Portland, Oregon, with Dony Cotrina at El Centro De Guadelupe Chaska Suya in Iquitos, Peru and in many deep dives of self inquiry. Phelicia is particularly interested in the intersection of ritual, healing and community.
Phelicia has a great deal of gratitude and awe for the plants themselves, the infinite wisdom they hold, and the elders and traditions that hold plant wisdom sacred. In her work, Phelicia’s mission is to be a medium between plants and people and to support individuals in reconnecting with the wisdom of their bodies and the missions of their hearts. During the Sun session Phelicia will be sharing Working With Flower Essences for Transformation & Healing.