photo by Callie Blue Heron North

photo by Callie Blue Heron North

adj. Old English before the year 800, wilde, in the natural state, uncultivated, undomesticated. Old Frisian wile, Old Saxon wilde, middle dutch wilde. Its many modern day connotations include: that which is untamed, free, loose, unbound/unruly, or unknown.

adj. late 14th century, from past participle of verb belove (c. 1200), from be- + loven "to love" (see love (v.)). Noun meaning "one who is beloved" is from 1520s.

In his heartbreaking/heart-mending book, A Language Older Than Words, writer Derrick Jensen asks with readers to imagine what it would take to "defend one's beloved." 


Hello, I'm Eleanor johnson burke~

writer. mama. dreamer. folk herbalist. visionary. community organizer and activist. tiny home dweller. small town dweller. gardener. edge walker. bridge builder. lover of plant magic, stories, vintage, human sexuality, relationships, myth making, history, & culture. exploring the intersection of seen and unseen worlds.

Raised in the deep South I was influenced early on by a steady stream of ghost stories, imaginative play, and exploring the woods as part of my homeschooling upbringing.

during in university I studied creative writing, environmentalism, social justice, and philosophy. love and life took me to the west coast, where i've now spent the last decade. currently i make my home on a small island in the salish sea of washington.

wild beloved is a vessel for exploring and supporting these times we find ourselves in. 

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