Worts + Cunning Apothecary

is creating tools + resources for radical re-enchantment

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You are foundational like a rock and I love rocks.

Thank you for supporting the work that I do. You make it possible for me to create new projects, continue to provide free resources on herbalism and magickal arts, and also do things like pay my bills, take time off, and quietly sip tea while reading a book. For your support you get:

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  • Random acts of magick
  • My heartfelt thanks
All tiers are based on a sliding scale to create a community that's accessibility to lots of different types of folk. Every tier is equal in access (with exception to the Cosmic Hag who gets a little bonus because, you know, hag stuff).

If you are able to pay at a higher level to support my work, please do.


I'm just so grateful for you.
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In tarot the number six represents an initiation of power - where creativity begets creativity. Your support means that I'm able to create more content with greater ease. Basically this is the perfectly brewed cup of tea support level - you're essential for getting anything done. For your support you'll receive:


  • All the perks listed in previous tiers
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I appreciate you A LOT.
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The nines represent idealism and the type of initiation that only occurs when someone has lived and struggled and showed up and chosen again and again to dream. That's brave stuff and your support means that the vision of what I am able to do just got bolder with more glitter and I think that a unicorn just strutted into the room. For your support you'll receive:


  • All the perks listed in previous tiers
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About


Ok, here we go!

I love the work that I do. Creating free and low-cost resources on herbalism and magickal arts is nourishing work that I am called to. Teaching students and facilitating magickal gatherings both online and in-person feels right deep down in my bones. Soon I’ll be celebrating a decade of running Worts + Cunning Apothecary and this year I want to start a new tradition. Some of you may already be familiar with the tradition I’m about to describe and for others of you it’ll be a bit of a strange and unfamiliar concept.

I want to be able to pay all my bills and have enough money leftover to create new things (A documentary style podcast on magickal culture! A book you can hold in your hands and spill tea on! Magickal gatherings featuring nice people doing kind things!). I then want to go even further (beyond easily paying my bills and doing things like taking regular time off and not doing things like going back to work a week post-birth or walking around with a cracked tooth for months because I can't afford to go to the dentist) and collaborate with and compensate other people in creative endeavors. I have begun to realize that this thing of financial security is a thing that can be done and I’m interested in doing it. I want to be able to easily run my business for decades to come while still having the majority of what I create given away for free. In the process of creating such space to breathe and create in my life I want to help make it happen in the lives of others, too.

By becoming a patron you would be helping to cast a circle wide enough for me to create more and give back to our community in ways that is sustainable and engaging. I want to create more quality in your life and not just make more noise (except, when we need some holy sacred irreverent blissful noise).  I would continue to create free and low-cost content, design new classes, and finally do the projects I feel called to but have felt unable to pursue because of financial instability. As our community grows you’ll know that you’re not only supporting me, but the other folks I support through free and low-cost classes and services as well as the many other causes I rally behind (like community herbal clinics, Black Lives Matter, justice work at the border, and queer and sober gathering places).

In the short term, the projects that I will be working on through the support of patrons like you are:

 A Book (finally
No one is surprised that I’m trying to write a book. But I’ve been surprised (and not surprised at all) at how hard it is to write a book with the dread of financial instability hanging over one’s head (also, childcare would be great). I want to write a book - even though I’m terrified to write a book - and I’m going to do it.

 More High Quality Free Resources for Plant Nerds, Modern Witches, and Tired Hags 
Patron support means that I get to keep doing what I (and presumably you) love: creating the type of content that inspires folks to know their magick, trust their story, and reweave themselves back into their communities. I want to write more about creating accessibility in our practices both professional and personal so we can show up to the world in all of wonder and weirdness. Right now my blog work is unpaid work - having financial backing means that I could expand what I’m doing in a way that promotes longevity and not burnout in my life. That would be rad. I'd also like to be able to offer all of my in-person classes as donation based with no one turned away for lack of funds because the ability to folks to gather together in supportive spaces is needed now more than ever. 

The Magick Culture Podcast
A documentary style, community-generated podcast featuring stories of magickal lives, creative work, and how we keep kind and inspired in these challenging times. This work is currently paused during our current pandemic - but I'm learning and planning for 2021.

So you’re invited to become a patron, join the club of me being ridiculously grateful for your support (the ridiculograto club!), and make the work that I do even more possible than it is now. I am so excited for what we might create together - thanks for choosing to come along.


Just in case you arrived here unexpectedly in the middle of the night or from a parallel but distinct enough dimension that I'm a cool and suave barista by day and superhero by night and not an herbalist and you have no idea who I am or what I do (re-enchanting wha-?), here is a brief synopsis:

My name is Alexis J. Cunningfolk (she/they) and I'm an intersectional herbalist and witch who runs Worts + Cunning Apothecary. Through the practices of herbal healing, magickal arts, and sound therapies both ancestral and modern, I help folks to re-enchant the world and their lives by re-membering themselves back home through their magick. My work is informed by my queerness, mixed ancestry, and that I'm a young hag just waiting for time to catch up. I host online courses for starry-hearted healers grounded in building communities of inclusivity and justice. And I drink a lot of tea. Welcome!

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$372.64 of $600 per month
When we reach $600 a month, I'll probably cry just a little and go through a period of wondering if I deserve any of this. I'll then make myself a cup of tea (tea solves all things) and tell myself firmly to stop being ridiculous you scruffy-looking nerfherder (also, side note, nerfs are the adorable highland cows of the galaxy far far away).

Finally, I'll get super excited to host my first ask-me-anything! I'll also post some lovely magickal patreon-only bonus content.
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