Marking a Milestone

May 25, 2016 by Micah  
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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 told me: the days are long, but the years are short.
When we [...]

New Spagyrics : Calamus and Wine Grape

December 6, 2015 by Micah  
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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 [...]

New Spagyric : Jatamansi

October 19, 2015 by Micah  
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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 [...]

New Spagyrics : Kutki & Broom

October 25, 2014 by Micah  
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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, [...]

New Spagyrics : Meditation & Inner Work

October 25, 2014 by Micah  
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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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New Spagyric : Autumn Ginkgo

May 14, 2014 by Micah  
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Like our last new Spagyric of Echinacea, our new Ginkgo is from an herb we’ve been working with for years, but in a different form which offers unique healing benefits.
This new Spiritualized Essence of Autumn Ginkgo was created from the yellow fall leaves of the world’s oldest species of tree, the incomparable Ginkgo. It shares [...]

New Spagyrics : Echinacea and Tesseract

April 7, 2014 by Micah  
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We’ve been busy this Spring, what with setting up our new home and lab, working in our yard, and catching up on all the work we set aside during our move. Somewhere in there, we managed to create two new Spagyrics, and more are on the way.
Our first new Spagyric isn’t a new herb for [...]

New Spagyrics : Moringa & Prana Somalixir

March 5, 2013 by Micah  
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We’ve been busy in our lab this winter, exploring some new herbs and formulas we’re now ready to share with you!
Two of our newest Spagyrics are a Spiritualized Essence of Moringa, and a new Somalixir formula called Prana.
We first learned about Moringa from one of the students in our School, as he wrote about it [...]

New Spagyrics : Gurmar & Madhu Mehda for Sugar Balance

March 5, 2013 by Micah  
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Over the past year, we have been working with many single herbs for balancing blood sugar and metabolism: we’ve created single Spagyrics from Green Propolis, Goat’s Rue, and Green Coffee Bean, and now we have added a Spiritualized Essence of Gurmar, and pulled all these singles and a few more together into our new Madhu-Mehda [...]

New Spagyrics : Chill and Green Propolis

October 1, 2012 by Micah  
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We’re in an interesting position in our work, sending our Spagyrics all around the country, to all kinds of people, from healers in many modalities to regular people taking better care of themselves and their families. And, since we’ve been at it for over 20 years now, we have seen patterns and trends in people’s [...]

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