5 Step Protocol for harvesting Native Rakau for Rongoa


There is a traditional Protocol that one must abide by when harvesting native Rakau (Tree/Plants) for Rongoa (Medicine)…

These five steps have been handed down to me by my own teachers… Remember that it is NOT our right to just take…The Rakau (Plants) are our Tuakana (Elders), so respect must be given…

We must ask first and do things in what is called ‘Right Relationship’…

Step one – Karakia (Create a Prayer… an intention… a purpose…) as you enter the Ngahere (Forest) in your own way…Maybe to the Creator / Source / Great Spirit (Whatever concept and belief you personally have)… and maybe also to Tane Mahuta, the over-seeing Atua/ Guardian Spirit of the Forest.

This ensures that the task we are focused on is not tainted by ‘outside’ influences, such as an argument that we might have had with a loved one before we left, or any…

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I'm a 30-something cis-female pagan solitary Witch and Priestess living in Auckland, New Zealand. I've been studying and practicing modern pagan witchcraft since 1997, and my path has been inspired by the Reclaiming Tradition, Feri, Cunning Craft, Wicca, Druidry, the Religio Romana and the Church of All Worlds.

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