What is “Energetic Architecture?”

I use the term “energetic architecture” a lot in my work- for it’s a phrase that to me truly encompasses the concept in alchemy of correspondences, or the philosophy that everything in life is interconnected, related, and the above and below are ultimately One. But what does that mean? And how do we use that philosophy practically? Energetic…

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Medical Astrology and Herbalism: Mars

Mars is considered one of the “malefic” planets- IE one of the “bad guys.” Of course, no astrological archetype is purely evil or bad, unless we don’t work with it in a good way or have it well integrated into our constitution. Mars typically creates diseases associated with heat, what the old physiomedicalist doctors called…

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Gotu Kola Mineral Salts

The mineral salts are one of the most unique aspects of the spagyric process and the primary layer of the plant that are not included in most herbal products out there. We had some amazing salts crystallize recently in the Organic Unity lab of one of my favorite Ayurvedic plants Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). Check out those…

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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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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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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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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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