Free E-book on the Elements and Herbalism!

So I’m really excited to announce that I’ve got a new e-book called Quinta Essentia: On the Elements and Plant Medicine. I’ve been studying the Elements both directly and through various traditions that used them in their healing practice and synthesized down much of my research into this little book that I’d like to give you. Just…

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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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Medical Astrology and Herbalism: Mercury

Mercury- this astrological force represents the nature of our mind and much of our psychological temperament. The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury represents the changeable mutable qualities of our thinking, as well as our capacities with language and communication. I wanted to talk a little bit about this planet and a few of my favorite…

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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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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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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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