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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.


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

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

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;

The Rise of the Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else | ENDEVR Documentary;

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;

Why We Won't Raise Our Kids in Suburbia;

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

It's worse than what they are telling you. | Hundreds of Millions will starve;

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

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

Living in the Time of Dying - Watch Full Documentary;

"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 Against the 1 Percent 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;

Prices Soar as Corporate Profiteers & Speculators Drive Inflation; It Hurts the Developing World; Democracy Now;

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;

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

Aromatherapy - Sensory Resources

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;

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

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;


What really matters at the end of life | BJ Miller;

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;

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


Learn about the process of picking-up palo santo wood;

Saving the Palo Santo Tree;

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)

Sacred Trees, endangered resources used as ingredients in natural products

Baobob Trees National Geographic;

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

Stop Fighting Your Mind and Do This Instead | Michael A.Singer;

Grief, Sacred Rage and Revolutionary Love | Bioneers;

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;

Meeting with a Celtic Druid;

All Knowledge is Already Within You - Shunyamurti Classic Teaching;

The Ego is the Phantom in Your Opera - Shunyamurti Classic Teaching;

The Cerebrospinal Fluid & the Fluid Nature of Consciousness;

Essential Teachings of Helena Blavatsky and Rudolf Steiner;


Guided meditation: Creating a field of merit;

The Topology of Reality is a Klein Bottle - Shunyamurti Teaching;

Practical Training in Thought By Rudolf Steiner;

Maharishikaa | Ending eco anxiety, inside out!;

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

Shunyamurti & Boho Beautiful | Sat Yoga On Breaking The Matrix, Psychosis, & The Coming Golden Age;

Master the Slippery Logic of Nonduality - Shunyamurti Teaching;

Past Lives, Atlantis & The 9 Dimensions Explained w/ Matías De Stefano | Know Thyself Podcast EP 18;

Freedom Meditation with Justin Michael Williams;

The Game of Life and How to Play it Ch 4 The Law of Nonresistance;

Learn OWAKEN Daily BREATHWORK practice FREE - it could change your life!;


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 Dalai Lama Issues a Stark Warning to Humanity | Emma Barnett Meets;

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;


The Unreal Self Cannot Know Real Love - Shunyamurti Teaching;

All Knowledge is Already Within You - Shunyamurti Classic Teaching;

We Must Become Our Own Role Models - Shunyamurti Q&A;

The Secret Behind Numbers 369 Tesla Code Is Finally REVEALED! (without music);

Who Really Controls the World? - Shunyamurti Q&A;

The true story behind Carl Sagan’s cult classic, Contact | Jill Tarter for Big Think.

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

Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - full audio book;

Liberation is Letting Go of All Ordeals - Shunyamurti Teaching;

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

Alan Watts ~ Exploring Your Dark Side;

Viktor Frankl: Self-Actualization is not the goal;

Practicing in a Stressful Environment | Dharma Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, 2004.02.08;​ 

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

A Numinous Power Has Taken Over the World - Shunyamurti Teaching;

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

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

Freedom is Clarity - Shunyamurti Classic Teaching;

The World is Unreal—as is Death - Questions and Answers with Shunyamurti;

On The Road With Thomas Merton;

Sister Joan Chittister: Change the World; Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast;

Be Free of Ego's Chaos: How to Raise Your Vibrational Level ~ Shunyamurti Teaching;

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

Releasing OLD LOVES & LOVERS - Alberto Villoldo;

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

Bring the world to a blissful conclusion - Shunyamurti Teaching;

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

Caroline Myss - It is the Age of the Unthinkable;

Caroline Myss - Organic Divinity Welcome Message;

A System Built on Lawlessness and Lies Cannot Last - Shunyamurti Teaching;

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;

Your Uniqueness is Your Power, with Helle Weston | Deja Blu Podcast EP.50;


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;

Radiate grace in 2022, Caroline Myss;

How To Open Your 7 Chakras As Explained by CarolineMyss; 

Humility,Karl Sagan;


Death  -  Bereavement  -  End of life

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

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

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;

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

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

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;

Racism in Germany | DW Documentary;

The racist history of toilets in America; The Guardian;

Greta Thunberg As You've Never Seen Her Before: Memes, Beans and Climate Activism; Russell Howard;

Jon Stewart On Dave Chappelle, Kyrie Irving, And Kanye West;

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;

Nuclear war is not only imaginable, but planned - True Story Documentary Channel;

"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;

"Who Killed Malcom X?"; Narrated by activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad; on Netflix

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;​ 

How the US stole thousands of Native American children; VOX 2019;

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;

Jon Talks White Resentment w/ Isabel Wilkerson | The Problem With Jon Stewart Podcast | Apple TV+; April 2022;

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

America Needs To Admit How Racist It Is | The Problem With Jon Stewart Podcast with Bryan Stevenson;

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

Katie Couric and Allison Russell Live At The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN;

Ilhan Omar on Ending War, Global Refugees, Russia Sanctions & Why More Saudi Oil Is Not the Answer; 

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

Why Can’t Hawaiians Afford To Live In Hawaii?;

Purposeful Steps Away From Ableism | Alyson Seale | TEDxChilliwack;

Your Privilege Is Showing | Lillian Medville | TEDxBeaconStreet;

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;

What Really Happened at Standing Rock

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;


White people for black lives;

"Notes from the Field", HBO live one woman show about the school to prison system, 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

Rep. Al Green

Trevor Noah, the Daily Social distancing show, Brianna Taylor;

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

The Bail Project


Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Aging Woman Syndrome; Stefana Serafina

We should all be feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Racial Capitalism

A Black Paper on White Racism Part 1 (1971);

 A Black Paper on White Racism Part 2 (1971)

The Role of the Churches;


Africa in the 1700's - Not What You've Been Told;

Skincare Resources

Want to support small business owners, committed to natural skincare, with backgrounds including aesthetics, product formulation and aromatherapy, who are committed to animal safety and plant sustainability? Some of these lines are handcrafted, producing small batches for sustainability and using recyclable packaging. Other lines promote inclusion for groups under represented and often overlooked in the beauty industry. Check out some of these resources. 

Veronica Lorenze, former Professional make up artist, and creator of the The Vamp Stamp, and eye liner that can be applied by self (using a stamp method for application) or applied by another to produce cat like, lined lids.

Kohl’s Kreatives, Trishna Daswaney designs makeup brushes for everyone, and if you have a motor disability, there are tutorials and support available.

Klur, is a skincare formulator and a former esthetician. Her vision is to create a brand that reflects the values of clean, ethical and inclusive beauty. Her products represent a minimalist routine with incredible ingredients, both luxurious and sustainable.

Angie Watts began her journey into skin care by creating an eczema formula for her daughter. Her Deep Cleansing oil is worth checking out if you are into the oil cleansing scene. (I love her cleansing oil!)

The owner and formulator for Herb' N Eden is inspired by nature and farmers markets. The detox deodorant kit is something that can boost your health and her soaps are all natural and plant based.

Indigenous-owned brands a part of beauty’s inclusivity conversation;  Proudly Indigenous. Unapologetically Beautiful. If you love make-up, check out the brush collections!; Laurel organics begins with plant medicine for the skin. This skincare line focuses not only on healing the skin slowly and naturally, but focuses on the importance of working with the land.

DVINITI skincare looks beautiful! She is using flowers in her oils, and self care is a key principal of her business.

Botnia lots of wonderful things happening on this farm to bottle company.

Integumentary Information

Stratum Corneum layer

Natural ingredients

Natural oils and skincare

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


Child labor and the Truth about Shimmering Cosmetics; Refinery 29

Truth about where Hair Extensions come from; Refinery 29

Sacred Trees, endangered resources used as ingredients in natural products

Baobob Trees National Geographic;

Baobobs in Danger;

Climate change and Baobos;

United Plant Savers, Sandalwood;



Pregnancy and Natural Skincare

Hyalauronic acid and pregnancy/breastfeeding

Living libations blog on pregnancy and breastfeeding, safety of products;

Pregnant and Breast Feeding skin;

Sunflower oil better for neonatal


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