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Cheralyn Darcey

Cheralyn Darcey is a botanical alchemist, organic gardener, independent natural history scholar, artist, educator and the author of several books and oracle decks of nature magick, folklore, witchcraft and ethnobotanical traditions. Inspired by her pagan family upbringing and her passion for nature and magick, her work focuses on the spiritual, cultural, therapeutic and physical connections between humans and plants.

Her publications include three flower reading oracle decks which bring the Language of Flowers through the Doctrine of Signatures alive: ‘The Australian Wildflower Reading Cards’, ‘Flower Reading Cards’, ‘Flowers of the Night Oracle’. A flower affirmation deck for daily guidance: ‘Flower Petals’. Two Australian Wildflower mandala style colouring books: Florasphere Calm and ‘Florasphere Inspire’. Her book ‘Flowerpaedia, 1,000 flowers and their meanings’ presents a language translator for the Language of Flowers complete with correspondence lists to find flowers to match sentiments, ritual use and occasions.

A popular presenter at Mind Body Spirit festivals, libraries, museums and events, Cheralyn weaves the ancient magick and folklore of our gardens and our passion for the wilds of nature into workshops and talks to inspire renewed care for our land while finding personal guidance, inspiration and support in plants.

Her artwork has been featured in galleries and art prizes across Australia and the USA including The Australian Museum and Manly Art Gallery. Cheralyn was an Environmental Artist in Residence during the International Conference of Eco Ideas 2011 and has a long association with many Environmental organisations creating eco artworks, educational workshops and presentations as well as working as an administration volunteer.

Cheralyn has a regular segment on ABC Radio Australia ‘Flower of the Fortnight’ exploring the botanical history, gardening, myths and therapeutic facets of flowers. She has been a guest on Australian national tv and radio including Studio Ten, 2UE, Her organic vegetable, magickal herb and flowers gardens have been featured in Good Organic Gardening Magazine and she has been featured in many publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, many regional newspapers, Yours Magazine, ABC Gardening Australia, Air Asia Inflight, Country Style, Harpers Bazaar, Elle.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • RECENT EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
  • 2014 Warringah Art Prize & Exhibition, Waste to Art ~ finalist Brookvale
  • 2012 “Together” solo exhibition Complete, Manly
  • Warringah Art Prize & Exhibition, Waste to Art ~ finalist Brookvale



Recent news about Cheralyn

  • Book Review: The Book of Herb Spells

    Book Review: The Book of Herb Spells

    BY ALURA ROSE - THE FAIRY TALE WITCH AUGUST 27TH / 0 COMMENTS

    Cheralyn Darcey’s “The Book of Herb Spells” is a delightful addition to any witch’s library. Cheralyn Darcey is a popular author and botanical artist from Sydney, Australia. She is an organic gardener a frequent presenter on ABC Radio and guest on TV. Cheralyn is an expert on ancient magick and folklore of gardens, flowers and herbs and this comes through in her book. The Book of Herb Spells is simple enough for a beginning witch.

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  • What Your Favourite Flower Says About You

    What Your Favourite Flower Says About You

    BY CHERALYN DARCEY / NATURE & HEALTH AUGUST 20TH / 0 COMMENTS

    What your favourite flower says about you By Cheralyn Darcey | 20 August 2018 The Language of Flowers has spoken throughout time to help us share the joys of our celebrations, whispered softly words of comfort in times of need, been our romantic messengers and illuminated pathways of healing to flower and plant-based modalities. Healing therapies that include flower essences, aromatherapy and even herbal medicine, tap into these energetic properties that are often described in The Language of Flowers.

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