This morning, meeting with Paul to create a list of Spagyrics for a February sale, I mentioned the theme I was thinking of was love. Love for Valentine’s day, of course, but also love generally, which is always needed, but especially now. Looking over, I saw him wagging his finger as if conducting music, and [...]
Valentine’s day may be about romantic love, which we’re all for, but it seems clear that all kinds of love are needed in the world today. The ugly actions of far-away politicians are frustratingly unaffected by most of our efforts at protest, although it is still important to engage and express yourself politically.
We can, however, [...]
This time of year, as candy hearts and paper cupids proliferate in the stores, hearts naturally turn to thoughts of romance. Sensual love is important all year, but perhaps its ubiquity and the great need for its comforts have inspired you to improve this aspect of your life right now. If so, here are some [...]
Our first few sale Spagyrics support an inner state of love, compassion, and kindness towards yourself, bringing a peaceful energy of forgiveness and openness from which to start.
For those of us who, sensitive and empathetic, take on too much of the world’s unhappiness, there are a few solutions.
While “bleeding heart liberal” is intended as an [...]
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 of these plants through different levels of Spagyric work has been interesting, and we hope [...]
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 we went, asking at every herb shop we came to. The answer was [...]
Our newest Spagyric is an Alchymical Initiatic of Jatamansi, Nardostachys jatamansi, also known as Spikenard. This Himalayan relative of Valerian has a calming, quieting energy, but acts in a more balanced and less dulling way than its European cousin.
Another of its names, muskroot, describes the intense earthy scent of its root oil, revered for millennia [...]
Our lab is back into high gear with new Spagyrics for meditation and spiritual work, as well as two new healing Spagyrics.
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Although well-loved in Ayurvedic medicine, the tonic herb Kutki is rather obscure in the West. But, familiar or not, [...]
As we discussed in our post about our new line of Spagyrics, Theurgica, we have returned to our original focus on making Spagyrics to support meditation, ritual, and spiritual practice of all kinds. Many Spagyrics fitting this category were already part of our work, and as promised, here are a few more.
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We are pleased to announce a new focus in our work, which is actually a return to the original path we took when we started making Spagyrics, back in 1991.
At that time, we made only the seven planetary Magisteries, creating them to be supports and adjuncts to Hermetic practices of meditation and ritual through the [...]