The North Within

Let the plants support you and guide you back to the wild nature inside of you, let them guide you to The North Within . . .

Alida Asher and Wildwood Spirit teamed up to share messages from the wild through cards inspired by the northern landscape we live in and fueled by our passionate belief that every human on this Earth carries within them a seed of wilderness that only waits to be brought into the light of awareness to germinate and unfurl.

The North Within Kickstarter Campaign is live!

We are getting ready to officially launch the subscriptions on this website early August 2024. In the meantime, you can take a first look at what the cards will look like, find more details or sign up through our Kickstarter campaign. By backing through Kickstarter, you can also help us get this project off the ground, subscribe at a discounted rate, be among the first to receive The North Within, and have access to exclusive items.

What is The North Within?

The North Within is a monthly invitation to deepen your connection to plants, nature, and the wild within you sent out to you in the form of beautiful collectible cards and guidance leaflets. Through them, you can learn about plants in an easy to digest way, focusing on one plant each month, taking the time to get to know it, learn from and about it, receive its medicine and wisdom, and deepen your connection with it in a meaningful and memorable way.

Each card depicts a plant of the northern wilderness we live in and is accompanied by a guidance leaflet with medicinal properties, plant spirit wisdom, and guidance, as well as associations. The cards can be used as oracle cards, to connect to the plant spirits through meditation or simply to learn about these plants and brighten your day with their inspiring beauty.

We are intending to create a monthly message from the wild for a total of four years and hope that you will stay on this magical journey with us!

To stay in the loop, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and to sign up for The North Within Newsletter. We like it quiet, so we promise, we’ll only write when it matters 😉

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What The North Within is all about…

The web of life that surrounds us all and of which we humans are an integral part of, is always there to support us, to offer us guidance and wisdom, and to help us heal ourselves. Plants are the wise elders of this web and have much to share with us, through their physical, energetic, and spiritual beings. We are creating these cards to weave herbalism, plant spirit wisdom, and the healing beauty of nature together to help you connect to the wild within you and the loving plant elders of the northern realms.

It is something that wanted to come through and be, the plant spirits rather insistently nudging us to materialize this energy, this dream, and we are humbly trying to do their voices justice.

Each card depicts a plant of the northern wilderness we live in and is accompanied by a guidance leaflet with medicinal properties, plant spirit wisdom, and guidance, as well as associations. The cards can be used as oracle cards, to connect to the plant spirits through meditation or simply to learn about these plants and brighten your day with their inspiring beauty. The pyrography artwork is created by the magical and talented Alida Asher. Her drawings are inspired by the plants she lives with, their personality and energy, and by what they chose to channel through. The writings of the guidance leaflets are composed by the wildly enchanted and ethereal Sylvie Gewehr, who merely puts to paper the wisdom shared by the plants through working and meditating with them.

Who are we?

Alida grew up in the Yukon wilderness and has been blessed to spend a big portion of her life working as a remote wilderness guide all over northern Canada in a variety of settings, from extended horse-back trips and wilderness therapy to climbing and geology and forestry surveys. The wilderness is her home, her deepest love and her biggest source of joy and inspiration. She drags everyone she knows out there with her to try to help them touch and access the immense support and lightness she finds out there. This greatly inspires her work as a pyrography artist as she strives to create pieces that enable others bring a little piece of that wild magic and dynamic peace home with them.

Sylvie roamed European country sides in her childhood and there, had her first plant encounters and started down on the herbalism path. Over the years, she gradually wound her way to the Yukon and the Kluane mountain region she now calls home. Plants always remained an integral part of her life and she never stopped learning about, with, and from these beautiful beings. Amongst other things, human schools taught her biology, forest ecology, traditional herbalism, holistic healing, and sacred plant medicine. Most days, you’ll find her roaming the woods with twigs in her hair or meditating with a nice warm cup of herbal tea, when she isn’t trying to find ways to help people connect to the plant world.