From the 15th to 18th Centuries hundreds of thousands, up to possibly millions, of people were burned at the stake for being healers, visionaries or gifted. The majority of these cases were women. It was also during those times that the path for healers who connected with nature for guidance, was closed; leaving the elementals with little human partnership. More and more people today are recognizing gifts within themselves and their own children, some with shame and fear, and others in acceptance. It is possible that some of the taboo around embodying one’s own gifts comes from the collective disconnect that happened during the Burning Times. In this interview author and artist, Barbara Thomas, speaks about how to bring awareness to the disconnect, heal it, and move on to a more whole form of living on this planet, with this planet.