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, [...]
On Thursday, I was the guest on the always-funny, ever-insightful Caroline Casey’s Visionary Activist Radio Show (archived recording at that link).
Caroline is an astrologer, but not in any of the ordinary senses of that word. Caroline has a modern take on this ancient Art, which is also connected to the original Hermetic understanding of the [...]
In the last month, we have had the exciting fun of being guests on two of our favourite radio programs on KPFA, Caroline Casey’s Visionary Activist Show, and the Herbal Highway with Karyn Sanders.
First, on the Visionary Activist Show on April 26, Caroline and I talked about the moving, changing world of the planets and [...]
As we finish one complete cycle of our School and prepare to welcome new students next Spring, we are also expanding our community education offerings, and have created a new course with free membership to anyone interested.
This course is part of our ongoing expansion of the School of Spagyric & Alchemical Arts, and will offer [...]
Guardian angel, higher self, spirit guide, still small voice- all of these concepts share the idea that a higher plane of wisdom exists, accessible from our daily sphere, but also greater than our everyday self and able to help with wisdom outside of our normal consciousness.
Hermetic traditions, of which Alchemy is one, are full of [...]
When we first started this work, back in 1991, we made only a few Spagyrics, and had only a few customers. After those first few sales, we noticed a strange phenomena, in which we would suddenly be overtaken by a strange sensation of connection to another person, like being in deep conversation or closeness to [...]
I had a great time, as usual, at Harmony Festival last weekend, mostly because of all the interesting, fun, supportive people that stopped by to taste, shop, and share. The weather was beautiful, there was good food and music, and even the drive there and home again was lovely, with wild roses blooming in a [...]
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 [...]
We just found out the sad news that the great herbalist, teacher, and plant elder Michael Moore passed away late February. If you are an herb geek like us, you know about Michael and his priceless contribution to American herbalism. If you’re not familiar with his work, please take time to visit his vast and [...]
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 [...]