The Transformational Virtues of Spagyrics

This is a full almost hour long lecture I gave at the Renaissance Medicine Conference in 2014, with Judith Hill and Matthew Wood. It’s a pretty amazing conference that goes in depth on herbalism, medical astrology, as well as alchemy and spagyrics. Let me know what you think below! If you haven’t heard about this…

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Evolutionary Herbal Profile: Rosemary

Our Rosemary has been going off!! It’s been really standing out to me lately and it’s just in our backyard- so I thought I’d share a little bit about the uses and energetics of the herb as I see it. What are your uses for Rosemary? Any experiences you’d like to share? Post your comments below!

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Astro-Herbalism: The Link Between the Above and Below

I get a lot of questions about how astrology and herbalism can work together as a system of medicine. I thought I’d shoot a little quickie and share a little bit more about this unique perspective and approach to practicing plant medicine. What I love about it is that it is a direct reflection of…

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Medical Astrology and Herbalism: Saturn

The root of our day of the week Saturday shows it’s direct reflection of the 7 planets ruling the 7 days of the week, as it used to be “Saturnday.” Here I’ll outline a few principles of this most important planet in medical astrology and herbalism. Post your questions or comments below!

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Essential Oil Distillation of Turmeric

In this video I elaborate on the essential oil distillation process in the spagyric method. This example here is a little different from standard, as we were doing both a hydrodistillation and steam distillation at the same time (we had a lot of plant material!). Post your questions and comments below! Here’s a closeup of the…

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The Signatures of Jupiter

Jupiter. The king of the Planets. Here I outline some of the general characteristics of Jupiter and a few botanical correspondences and how to think those through.

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The Wonders of Nettles (Urtica dioica)

This is one of my favorite plants, as it embodies the signatures of Mars in a very profound way- from the pharmacological level, to the plants shape, structure and morphology, to it’s organ affinities, tastes, actions, and psychological/initiatic virtues. Post a comment below- what’s your favorite thing to do with Nettles?!

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2015 Renaissance Medicine Conference

Early this May I did a few classes at the Renaissance Medicine Conference in Portland Oregon that I thought I’d share with you. This is an incredible conference that focuses on the bridging of herbalism, alchemy and medical astrology- all of which were standard physician practice in the Renaissance Era. This year’s conference had world…

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2014 NW Alchemy Conference Lecture

This is a lecture I’ve never given before outlining more specifically the nature of the Doctrine of Correspondences and Signatures and it’s importance in herbalism and alchemy. Be sure to leave a comment below!  

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