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Kristina Daniels

 Certified Aromatherapist • Licensed Esthetician • M.Ed.Counseling • Animist Minister• Certified Death Midwife


This is an attempt to provide additional information for those searching.
It begins with a collection of articles on ecology and includes plants with medicinal and healing properties, the chemistry and impact from essential oils to endangered plant species used commonly in practices of skincare and aromatherapy. 

This page includes information about the "Isms" tied to the ways in which oppression, the colonizing mind and privilege operates in the structure of American and International systems.
Because of the long standing history of violence that comes from human hands, please educate yourself and share resources.
We may not choose the times we live in, but we can choose our actions and behavior. We can slow down our physiological body using breath. We can choose to think inclusively, practice patience and an open heart, instead of reacting out of fear and using violence. 

As a minister
, I am deepening my connection to our creation & Creator. Animism and non duality resonate with me. As I come across articles, videos and philosophies of interest, I list links under energetics and spirit resources. 


/ēˈkäləjē/  noun
The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.


The Great Ocean CleanUp;

The Surprising Map of Plants;


The Difference Between Collapsing and Yielding;

Sing The Water Song;

Interview with Veda Austin: Water, Water Crystallography an Consciousness;

Into the Soil | The Wisdom of Regenerative Farming | Full Documentary;


Regenerating the high desert with trees and cows;

The Seeds Of Vandana Shiva (2021) WEF Monsanto Agro-Chemical Ecology Documentary;


Couple adopts elderly dairy cow that was deemed useless;

The Rights of Nature: A Global Movement - Feature Documentary; Issac Goeckeritz | Filmmaker;

Bee extinction: Why we're saving the wrong bees;

The dirty business of beauty | DW Documentary; Gemstones;

Juliette of the Herbs - Documentary - Juliette de Baïracli Levy;

The Sounds of Space: A sonic adventure to other worlds; Melodysheep;

Paula Hurlock "The Biggest Enemies Of Your Immune System Are Fear, Lack Of Sun, and Bad Food" Pt.1;


Cartels threatening rare butterfly forest in Michoacán | Full Episode | SBS Dateline;

Willingness: How to Feel your Feelings 6/30 How to Process Emotions;

The secret to effective nonviolent resistance | Jamila Raqib;


Plant Intelligence and Human Consciousness Panel;

Why Tiny Cactus Bugs In Red Food Dye Are A $35 Billion Industry;

Beyond personal responsibility; Bernardo Kastrup | Allowing Nature To Work Through You;

C. Colwell and S.B. KoyiyumptewaThe Struggle to Protect a Tree at the Heart of Hopi Culture;

Regenerative Agriculture 101;

3000-year-old solutions to modern problems | Lyla June | TEDxKC;

Insane plan fixes flooding & droughts at the same time;

The 'gift of God' that has poisoned American kids for 100 years; The Guardian;

6 top crops to grow at home to save you from starving; Aug 31,2022;

Eve Enslers Apology to Mother Earth; The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings);

Dirt Therapy - The Benefits of Healthy Bacteria; Herbs with Rosalee;

"How Not to Be an Invasive Species"; by ALEJANDRO FRID, 2019 published by Yes!;

Climate Strike: Mikaela Loach on How Capitalism, Colonialism & Imperialism Fuel Climate Crisis;

6 ways to heal trauma without medication | Bessel van der Kolk | Big Think;

The Secret Study Of Seeing With Sound | Sonic Magic | Spark;

Vandana Shiva: We Must Fight Back to Stop the Sixth Mass Extinction;

Australian Atomic Confessions [Full Documentary];​

Behind Madagascar’s 'octopus garden' experiment; BBC Conservation;

Great Salt Lake dry-up causing dangerous climate ripple effect, ecologists say l ABCNLY;

Young Inventor Makes Bricks From Plastic Trash | World Wide Waste;

A Conscious Universe? – Dr Rupert Sheldrake;

Carl Sagan testifying before Congress in 1985 on climate change;

Youth v Gov; Netflix documentary on the Juliana v. United States environment case

Monica Gagliano - Plant Intelligence and the Importance of Imagination In Science | Bioneers;

If You Drink Water You Should Watch This! Amazing Secret of Water - Influenced With Sounds & Intent; The 5th Kind;

Viktor Schauberger - Comprehend and Copy Nature (Documentary of 2008);

It's true: The sound of nature helps us relax -- ScienceDaily;

Treeline: The secret life of trees;

Thus Spoke The Plant - Dr Monica Gagliano - The Shaman and The Scientist 2019;

A call for governments to save soil;

25+ Remarkable Ways to Conserve and Protect Soil Fertility;

The Uncomfortable Truth About Deep Sea Mining;

Mining for rare earth minerals;

Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Botanicals

Essential oils for treating anxiety: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and network meta-analysis; Systemic Review article; Front. Public Health, 01 June 2023;Sec. Public Mental Health; Volume 11 - 2023 |

Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases

Ané Orchard and Sandy van Vuuren;

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 2017; Article; The Effects of Aromatherapy on Intensive Care Unit Patients’ Stress and Sleep Quality: A Nonrandomised Controlled Trial; Research Article; Volume 2017; Article ID 2856592;

Biological Activities of Essential Oils: From Plant Chemoecology to Traditional Healing Systems;

Topical evening primrose oil as treatment for atopic eczema

A. Anstey,M. Quigley&J. D. Wilkinson;| Published online: 12 Jul 2009;

Evening primrose oil in the treatment of atopic eczema: effect on clinical status, plasma phospholipid fatty acids and circulating blood prostaglandins; British Journal of Dermatology, Volume 117, Issue 1, 1 July 1987; Published:01 July 1989;

Aromatic Herbal Baths of the Ancients; By Farid U. Alakbarov; American Botanical Counsel;


Clanton Melissa A.; Menopause: understanding and managing the transition using essential oils vs. traditional allopathic medicine;   A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Diploma of Aromatherapy 401 Australasian College of Health Sciences;

International Federation of Aromatherapists; Aromatherapy and menopause;

Myung-Haeng Hur,1 Yun Seok Yang,2 and Myeong Soo Lee; Aromatherapy Massage Affects Menopausal Symptoms in Korean Climacteric Women: A Pilot-Controlled Clinical Trial; 2007;

Treatment of long loss of smell and Parosmia after COVID-19, complete guide;

Influence of Fragrances on Human Psychophysiological Activity: With Special Reference to Human Electroencephalographic Response;

Olfactory Cortex Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2009;


Effects of odor on emotion, with implications by Mikiko Kadohisa; 

MINI REVIEW article; Front. Syst. Neurosci., 10 October 2013;

Olfactory nerve; Physiopedia;

Anthony Wright, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, McGovern Medical School; Chapter 6: Limbic System: Amygdala; Revised 10 Oct2020;

Priyanka Singh and Aditi Chaturvedi1; Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Pain Management: A Systematic Review

Cold Flus and Inhalation of essential oils

Essential oil articles for pain and neuropathy


R. Gatefosse Documentary

Resource list of Herbal Farmers (see Rosalee De la Foret)

Endangered Resources, sacred plants and trees and animals

Becca Piastrelli; White Sage: Spiritual Practice with Integrity;

Ethics & Abalone: Why we don’t sell Abalone Shells;

10 Little known facts about abalone; By Olivia Young; Updated April 4, 2022

Threatened essential oil species

Endangered trees and Essential oils,rosaeodora)%2C%20atlas%20cedarwood%20(Cedrus


Somalia's role in global Frankincense trade;

Conservation with attention to essential oils


Baobobs in Danger;

Climate change and Baobos;

United Plant Savers, Sandalwood;



California Native Plant Society;


United Plant Savers; At risk list for endangered medicinal plants;

Threatened essential oil species; Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy;

Why Are Abalones Threatened With Extinction?

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.  T.S. Eliot

Consciousness Energetics and Spirit Resources

This is a collection of alternative views. I do not endorse any person listed nor do I claim any one thing as truth. The truth is something you decide for your Self.  I list information to offer varied perspectives

Banyen Books and Sound: Stephen Jenkinson ~ A Generation’s Worth: Spirit work while the crisis reigns (

Inviting the Bell | Thich Nhat Hanh (short teaching video); Inviting the Bell | Thich Nhat Hanh (short teaching video) (

Anne Baring – Awakening to a New Story SMN; Anne Baring – Awakening to a New Story SMN (

New Discoveries at the Egyptian Pyramids – Robert Edward Grant on the Next Level Soul Podcast;

In Conversation with Lynne McTaggart & Dr Sue Morter;

Sing The Water Song;

The Great Bell Chant (The End Of Suffering);

HO'OPONOPONO - Original Prayer - 108 Repetitions - Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona;

Interview with Veda Austin;


The Sound That Transforms Every Cell in Your Body;

My stroke of insight | Jill Bolte Taylor;

Creating our Reality; Pam Gregory;

The Buddha's Encounter with Darkness: Aṅgulimāla;

Thich Nhat Hanh - "Please Call Me By My True Names" - Zen Buddhism;

What is Enlightened Consciousness? - Shunyamurti Classic Teaching;

Reintegrating the Sacred Feminine and Reclaiming our Wholeness - Interview: Heather and Irene Chong;

Of Sound Mind: Sound and Betweenness - Dr Iain McGilchrist & Professor Nina Kraus;

Interview with Ke'oni Hanalei - alchemist, wisdom-keeper and descendant of the Hawaiian Mu culture;

Psychedelics and Consciousness;

Shunyamurti & Yogi Amrit Desai | Joint Satsang | Sat Yoga Ashram;

Call Forth Your Evolutionary Heart | Talk & Meditation with Drs. Larry Ward & Peggy Rowe Ward;

The Ego Prefers Complaining to Adoring Reality - Shunyamurti Classic Teaching;

Is there an Apocalypse? Mother Meera in France;

How The Power of SOUND Can Transform your LIFE - with Vylana Marcus; Alchemize trauma into Transformation;

Three Kinds of Suffering - Pema Chödrön;

HOPI PROPHECY - Two Paths: Destruction or Survival; Soundings Mindful Media;

Grief, Sacred Rage and Revolutionary Love | Bioneers;

All Knowledge is Already Within You - Shunyamurti Classic Teaching;

The Cerebrospinal Fluid & the Fluid Nature of Consciousness;


Guided meditation: Creating a field of merit;

Practical Training in Thought By Rudolf Steiner;

Maharishikaa | Ending eco anxiety, inside out!;

Making This Your LAST Incarnation On This Earth School; JeffMara Podcast;

Freedom Meditation with Justin Michael Williams;


Music Medicine: Sound At A Cellular Level | Dr. Lee Bartel | TEDxCollingwood;

Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege;


Tanya Harris is a multidisciplinary artist whose work aims to provoke new insights into the subtle vibrations through which all life manifests;


Solid Sound - The Cymatics of Cathedrals - Roslyn Chapel Cubes;

The barrier (present) in your way to enlightenment - Simcha Lev;

Entering The Secret World of Nature with Michael Roads;  


Smoke Cleansing Around the World; Mountain Rose Herbs; By HEIDI ON JULY 26, 2021;

Web of Life Church;

When The Drummers Were Women With Layne Redmond;

Caroline Myss - In all forms of peril, there are candles lit along the way

Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - full audio book;

Michael Singer: Let Go of Yourself and Surrender to Life;

Alan Watts ~ Exploring Your Dark Side;

Viktor Frankl: Self-Actualization is not the goal;

Sacred Medicines, Creativity, Evolution and the Paradigm Shift | Bioneers;

Creating PEACE in Crisis; The Four Winds Society; March 2022;

The Mystical Experience - In Sufism, Judaism and Christianity; Feb 2019;

War and Peace Within | Thich Nhat Hanh (short teaching video);

Paula Hurlock "Humans Are Electromagnetic Beings That Must Spend Time In Nature To Fight Anxiety";

Mei-lan Maurits | Sound Healing | Heart Chakra | Peaceful Music;

Magic Path of Intuition by Florence Scovel Shinn, Narrated by Mary Muse;

Compassion cannot come from misery; 

You're here to help the Earth heal;

Heal yourself with breath;

Reality is Not What it Seems - Shunyamurti Teaching;

The Human Spirit is Rising—Now Our Divine Spirit Must Be Activated;

How Sacred Geometry is embedded in Your DNA - Secrets of Geometric Art;

Giving back to mother earth- Alberto Villoldo;

Honoring ANCESTORS - Alberto Villoldo; 

Finding INNER PEACE w/ Matias De Stefano | Live Awakened with Jose Reynoso;

How To Open Your 7 Chakras As Explained by Caroline Myss; 

Humility,Karl Sagan;


Death  -  Bereavement  -  End of life

What Happens When You Die, Teal Swan; What Happens When You Die (

Sloan Crosley NPR interview for memoir on grief;


Rethinking Death: Exploring What Happens When We Die; Rethinking Death: Exploring What Happens When We Die - YouTube


Lama Zopa Rinpoche ~ Impermanence and Emptiness ~ Mahayana Buddhism;

Next Level Soul podcast;ICU Nurse DISCOVERS Ancient CELTIC Mysticism to Help LOST SOULS Cross-Over Judy Hilyard;

Grief is an energy that needs to be moved: Skills for death doulas and others | Dr. Sarah Kerr, PhD;

Living in the Time of Dying - Watch Full Documentary;


Concerning the World of the Dead By Rudolf Steiner;

A Teaching for Approaching Death~ Anāthapiṇḍikovādasutta - MN 143 - Theravadin Buddhism;


(Animal Grief)Baby Chipmunk Burrows Into Giant 115-Pound Dog's Fur | The Dodo;

What happens as we die? | Kathryn Mannix | TEDxNewcastle;

Dolores Cannon on Life After Death;

Woman Dies, Learns Powerful Lessons About Our Soul's Purpose, Healing and Oneness | Inspiring NDE;

'This is my story' - Assisted dying patient followed on final journey;

Life Between Death and Rebirth By Dr.Rudolf Steiner;

Home funeral and viewing for Nora Rose;

The Twisted Business of Death: The Funeral Industry | Corporate Casket;

Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit; Ted Talk;

A burial practice that nourishes the planet | Caitlin Doughty;


Let's Visit the Human Composting Facility!; Ask a Mortician;


ECO-DEATH TAKEOVER: Changing the Funeral Industry; Ask a Mortician;

Ralph Harms Chooses a Death with Dignity; The Press Democrat;

Ram Das, "Going Home", Netflix

Being Mortal (full documentary) | Frontline;

The Death Midwife Directory; Rev. Angie Buchanan;

Death Practice Journal; Nora Bledel;


End-of-life planning checklist: A guide to the 12 documents you should consider;

Coping with loss, 115 Helpful Websites;

I'm 30 & I Embalm Dead Bodies For A Living | For A Living | Refinery29;

Using meditation to overcome fear of death; a podcast by the big D; 

Humane, and eco friendly ways to work with human remains after death. Let's Visit the Human Composting Facility!;

The Life of Death; animated short;

End of Life Doulas – guiding the journey to the Spirit World; 

What really matters at the end of life | BJ Miller

First scan of a dying human brain shows life flashes before eyes;

Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper's conversation about grief;

The Death Midwife;

Kristina Daniels; Avery Finn says Goodbye; a story about the death of a pet friend;

Keening - Grief Ritual Explained;

Anti Oppression Resources

If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…

But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. 

Lila Watson 

L. Watson explained that she had been part of an Aboriginal Rights group and together they came up with the phrase. 

How Civilization Has Tricked Us All | Dr. Lyla June Johnston;

Finland Solved Homelessness: Here's How (Spoiler: It's More Than Housing First);


Desi Lydic Educates Americans on The Wage Gap, Female Representation, and the E.R.A | The Daily Show;


New Studies by Native American Scholar Document the Role of Christianity in Historic Oppression; Fred Whitehead;


The Roots of Christian Nationalism Go Back Further Than You Think; ROBERT P. JONESl AUGUST 31, 2023;

Advocates concerned about workers with disabilities earning below minimum wage; PBS newshour, 10.5.23;

These Are Not "Stories": American Indian Boarding Schools in Southern California;

Unspoken: America's Native American Boarding Schools;

"Immensely Invisible": Immigrant Women in ICE Jails Face Sexual Abuse Despite Reforms; Democracy Now;

"The Wind Knows My Name": Novelist Isabel Allende on Child Separation from the Nazis to U.S. Border; Democracy Now;

OPPENHEIMER: The Decision to Drop the Bomb (1965);

Truth & Reconciliation Committee: The Difficulty of Forgiveness;

Zora Neale Hurston: Heart with Room for Every Joy [FULL Doc];

Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) envisions a transformed world at peace, where there is racial, social, and economic justice for all people everywhere;

Crip Camp A disability Revolution; on Netflix;

The racist history of toilets in America; The Guardian;

How Native American Kids Were Forced To Become Whiter | The Amber Ruffin Show;

Video dialogue between two women on white privilege and cultural misappropriation; White Sage: Spiritual Practice with Integrity; becca piastrelli;

The transmogrification of trauma into art | Allison Russell | TEDxNashvilleSalon;

The Real History Of The Americas Before Columbus | 1491: Complete Series | Timeline;

Skid Row, Explained; Johnny Harris;

Outlawing American Indian Religions; February 28, 2010;

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Why You Should Never Admire Quietly;; Slavery  in History;

Intergenerational Trauma Animation;

Resmaa Menakem- Racialized Trauma - The Weathering Effects on the Human Body;​

Healing Racialized Trauma: A Conversation with Resmaa Menakem and Tara Brach;

"War Poisons Everybody": Remembering Legendary Historian Howard Zinn on His 100th Birthday;

Explained | Why Women Are Paid Less | FULL EPISODE | Netflix;

"Why I invented Non-binary Day"; article about Katje van Loon; BBC NEWS;

The Subminimum Wage Loophole - If You Don’t Know, Now You Know | The Daily Show Throwback;

An Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley; 1964

Go inside 24 hours of Portland’s homeless crisis | ‘One Day’ documentary;

Colorado college reckons with a troubling legacy of erasing Indigenous culture; PBS May 2022;

Joseph Geronimo Mescalero Apache;

What Does a Post-Roe v. Wade America Look Like? - Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show;

South African Racism vs. American Racism - Between the Scenes | The Daily Show;

The Part of History You've Always Skipped | Neoslavery; 

"Coded Bias"; a documentary on Netflix, 2022. 

Google Engineer on His Sentient AI Claim; 

Who we are A Chronical of Racism in America; Netflix June 2022

The Racist History of the 2nd Amendment; June2022;​ 

American Indian Boarding Schools: A Small US Town Digs for the Truth | Foreign Correspondent; ABC News May 2022;

Disabled children "abandoned" in Ukrainian institutions - BBC News; May 2022;

Violence Against Women & What Men Can Do to Stop It - Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show; May 2022; 

Eve L. Ewing - Breaking Down Structural Racism with “Ghosts in the Schoolyard” | The Daily Show; May 2022;

The Fight To Take Back Hawaii | Foreign Correspondent; May 2022;

Roe v. Wade Cold Open - SNL; 5/7/2022;​

"Mrs America"; on Hulu; a docudrama about the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment).

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, If You're Nasty: Week In Review | The Amber Ruffin Show;

“The Talk” That Every Black Family Has About Police | The Daily Show;

Disability: Ask us anything;

Angie and Haley Present: Gaelynn Lea;

"What Was Ours"; Amazon Prime documentary; Director Mat Hames; 2017

If Prosecutors Represent America, Why Are 95% of Them White? | The Amber Ruffin Show; 

Hair salon for autistic children opens in Sheffield; BBC website;

ABC James Baldwin interview; originally aired in 1979;​ 


China's forced-labor cotton market dredges up grim memories of American slavery; By Hayes Brown, Opinion Columnist; Dec. 17, 2020;

"Intersexion"; a documentary on Amazon Prime

Purposeful Steps Away From Ableism | Alyson Seale | TEDxChilliwack;

Your Privilege Is Showing | Lillian Medville | TEDxBeaconStreet;

Aging Woman Syndrome; Stefana Serafina

We should all be feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


How does cost of living impact folks with disabilities;

"How Not to Be an Invasive Species"; by ALEJANDRO FRID, 2019 published by Yes!

"Gather" on Netflix; explores Indigenous American movements that aim to rediscover identity and reclaim sovereignty through ancestral foods.

1989 - American Indian Activist Russell Means testifies at Senate Hearing; Youtube;

"Exterminate all the Brutes"; Written and Directed by Raoul Peck. On HBOmax

Inequalities in Health Care regarding Covid 19; Interview with a Canadian Dr.;

The Next Question hosts' interview guest, Brene Brown;

A conversation about Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott

Megan Ming Francis, Ted Talks Getting to the root of racial injustice

White Supremacy: Same Dog, Same Tricks-Time to Change the Training | Russell Ellis | TEDxSUNYGeneseo;


"Notes from the Field", HBO; Actress Anna Deavere Smith;

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Anti Violence, Anti-oppression resource page

Study Guide; The rights of Indigenous People

The NDN; Mission and Campaigns

Change keeps Happening;  1/6/21; Rev. Warnock wins GA Senate Seat;

Sexuality and Disability: Forging Identity in a World that Leaves You Out | Gaelynn Lea | TEDxYale

The NY Times presents the 1619 Project


We Cannot stay silent, Hasan Minhaj


Ava DuVernay, press conference about the 13th amendment (13th amendment doc is free on Youtube)


Lyla June, Healing Women and Nature, through a Navajo Lens


How Structural Racism Works, Tricia Rose

White Fragility, Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Why are black and white funeral homes still separate? Ask a Mortician

The Bail Project


Racial Capitalism

 The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein

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