Flight : Witches on Brooms

October 17, 2009 by Micah  
Filed under Musings

This time of year, we see many Hallowe’en decorations showing the classic witch figure, hunched over a bubbling cauldron of flying ointment, or crossing the skies on her broom. Most of these images are fanciful and fun, and part of the ritual of the season. But there is some interesting truth to the legendary flying [...]

Initiatics : what to do

April 29, 2009 by Micah  
Filed under Musings

In our first three articles, we talked about some more and less useful ways of relating to entheogens, what to expect and not expect of Spagyrics of these sacred plants, and why Spagyrics are unique expressions of these plants’ power. Now, we’d like to offer some suggestions for working with our Spagyrics to best effect [...]

Initiatics : how they work

March 26, 2009 by Micah  
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In our first article in this series, we talked about the often misguided expectations people have of our Initiatic Spagyrics, often stemming from their experiences with more drug-like preparations of Shamanic plants. In the second article, we discussed what our Spagyrics do offer, when used in conjunction with personal discipline and effort.
In this article, we’ll [...]

The Energy of the Lab - Part 2

March 13, 2009 by Micah  
Filed under In the Lab

In our first article, we discussed some of the ideas and practices that Alchemy has inherited from the Hermetic tradition, and how much of that core philosophy also informs magickal work. We also described some of the ways of preparing for a magickal ritual or an alchemical process, especially in how the planetary intelligences are [...]

Dreamflights & Travels

March 7, 2009 by Micah  
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Reports from the last Oneironauticum are posted over at Urban Dreamscape, and it sounds like it was intense and productive for everyone!
The dreamers took our Dreamtime Somalixir, a combination of Spagyrics to facilitate lucid, deep, and meaningful dreams. The reports are that it worked very well, and the dreamers were happy with the intensity of [...]

Initiatics : what to expect

February 27, 2009 by Micah  
Filed under Musings

In our first article, I ranted a little about the general set of expectations that modern psychonauts have for our Spagyrics, and for the more subtle forms of plant entheogens in general.
All is not lost, though, and it is possible to make the transition from blast-off drug-dependent spirituality to an intelligent and meaningful dialogue with [...]

Initiatics : what NOT to expect

February 27, 2009 by Micah  
Filed under Musings

Brace yourselves, this is going to be a rant.
So, we get a call from a customer, unhappy with our Spagyrics. He says he tried a couple of our Somalixirs, Sexahuasca and Sacred Journey, and felt nothing. Seems odd to me, those are pretty strong ones, and always popular. So, I ask some questions to figure [...]

Silene : Dreaming in White

February 15, 2009 by Micah  
Filed under Philosophy of Nature

The first Oneironauticum in San Francisco had the dreamers working with our Spagyric Initiatic of Xhosa Dream Plant, Silene capensis. This is a powerful ally for dreaming and a very interesting plant, but it is not widely known in the healing or entheogen community.
Silene is native to the cape area of South Africa, and [...]

Join us in the Dreamtime

February 12, 2009 by Micah  
Filed under News

Urban Dreamscape and the Oneironauticum are fascinating projects connecting the dream experience with life in the waking world. Created by Jennifer Dumpert, Urban Dreamscape is a practice of exploring the dream world as a geographical landscape, and the physical landscape as a dreamspace geography.
Connected to this work, the Oneironauticums are gatherings of people dreaming together [...]

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