A few tried and tested herbal beer and champagne recipes. Apart from making a fairly regular Elderflower champagne, I haven't delved much into herbal brewing. Although I did make a rather delicious Dandelion wine once in my early 20's when I was entering the world of herbalism. It wasn't until last year at the beginning [...]
Before our herbal alchemy spagyric making course with Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), I asked if there was something the Mugwort deva would like as an offering. "Make mugwort beer" was the clear response and was shown a picture of the Mugwort I was to use. I'd been in a quandary as to which Mugwort to use [...]
Patchouli - unassuming and earthy. While well known for its scent, as a moth repellant and hippie deodorant, there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. In fact, when a group of people coming to one of my plant journey evenings met with Patchouli, they were all surprised at her sweet, gentle energy. [...]
One of the first plant spagyrics I made close to 20 years ago along with a friend, was Rosemary. Sadly it was back in the days when I didn't document (lesson learned!) and so much of what we experienced - alchemy is a lived experience of a plant - has been lost. Rosemary is for [...]
Calendula Officinalis I’ve always loved this little plant and used it often for surface wounds, grazes, tooth infections and tissue trauma. It’s antiseptic and heals tissue beautifully. It’s long been known as a remedy to bring cheer through a long winter (Seasonally Affective Disorder), and to bring a little dose of sunshine to any rotting [...]
Plants as Allies: Deepening and Building Relationship with Plants for Power, Healing and Wisdom.
Working with a plant ally is to open a doorway into another world. It may become a personal healing journey or a pathway into deeper learning and understanding about plants, herbs and the natural world in general.
A message from the Chamomile deva: Activate your light. Let it shine. Listen to the light of truth deep within. Don’t get distracted by the loud voices of the ego that can clutter your space and cloud your mind. Connect deeply to your real self, your own sun, your solar plexus, your centre. There is [...]
Making plant remedies is a great opportunity to connect in deeper with the spirit of a plant and learn from it, whether it be a tincture, a flower essence, a tea, salve or homeopathic. In turn, this gives more potency to whatever you are making. Anyone can chop a herb and pour alcohol on it [...]