Spagyrics: Alchemy for Herbs with Paul Wood, hosted by The Atlantis Bookshop, London, UK.
“Spagyrics: Alchemy for Herbs
The Gardner Room at The Atlantis Bookshop
Saturday 9th March, 11am-5pm, cost £60”
“The Practice of Alchemy is more popularly known for its pursuit to turn lead into gold, but practical alchemy also includes processes for turning herbs into their most pure forms – including Spagyric Tinctures. Paul Wood has developed a way for you to create alchemical plant tinctures at home with only the tools in one’s kitchen.
This workshop will introduce you to working with plants in an alchemical way. You will learn the theory and ideas behind alchemical herbalism, and how to apply these in your own practice.
Alchemical plant tinctures are a powerful ingredient for herb magic, and the ability to make them in your own kitchen can be invaluable. Plant tinctures are also a tool for spiritual development, and making alchemical products is a spiritual process which benefits the practitioner in itself.
Alchemical processes are seen as an ‘advanced technique’, although this workshop serves as a great introduction to making herbal products for a beginner. Whilst experienced herbalists will enjoy a new way of thinking about their herbalism and a new technique to use in their own practices. Everyone will help in making a ‘Spagyric Tincture’ and will take some home for personal use.”