In the Lab

Big Changes for the School Big Changes for the School

As we come upon the end of another School session, we’ve been talking about what... continued »

Our Mutus Liber : Making Oil of Gold Our Mutus Liber : Making Oil of Gold

In honour of the Springtime work that is the subject of the classic Alchemical text,... continued »

What are Spagyrics? What are Spagyrics?

To many of you, knowing and supporting our work for so long, that may seem like a... continued »

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Philosophy of Nature

Happy Easter! Happy Easter!

We’re reviving this article from our archives in time for True Easter, which... continued »

Dew & the Fire of Nature Dew & the Fire of Nature

Late March was the beginning of dew season around here, the time each year when we... continued »

Silene : Dreaming in White Silene : Dreaming in White

The first Oneironauticum in San Francisco had the dreamers working with our Spagyric... continued »

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Musings

Flora and Fauna : Animal Energies in Plants Flora and Fauna : Animal Energies in Plants

In the distant past, humans and our ancestors were more tied to Nature, and that meant being closer to animals, both physically and in our understanding of them. The discovery stories of many of our most useful healing herbs list... continued »

Connect, Act, Reflect : Working with Al-Kemi Spagyrics Connect, Act, Reflect : Working with Al-Kemi Spagyrics

If you’ve visited any of our event booths, read the followup email after placing an order with us, or contacted us to ask about using our Spagyrics, you’ve heard what we consider the most important technique: take a moment... continued »

Marking a Milestone Marking a Milestone

This month marks 25 years in our partnership- a quarter century since Paul and I fell in love and started Al-Kemi together. It seems like hundreds of years, and at the same time, just a few minutes. As a wise elder woman once... continued »

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News

Holiday Sale : Eat, Drink & Be Healthy Holiday Sale : Eat, Drink & Be Healthy

As another holiday season rolls around, we look forward to reconnecting with loved ones, enjoying special foods we don’t normally indulge in, perhaps traveling to distant places, and generally trying to pack all the joy... continued »

New Spagyrics : Calamus and Wine Grape New Spagyrics : Calamus and Wine Grape

Both of these new Spagyrics are probably familiar to many of you in other forms- we’ve worked with Calamus for years as an Initiatic, and wine grapes give us the alcohol we use in our higher Spagyrics. Exploring different facets... continued »

Adventures in Sourcing : Antler Reishi Adventures in Sourcing : Antler Reishi

Years ago we went on a quest. We had heard about an amazing medicinal mushroom that we wanted to work with, and this being the pre-internet days, we had to hit the pavement in person to find it. All over San Francisco Chinatown... continued »

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