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This class will show you how to preserve your herbs in a liquid form that gets stronger with age. We will discuss the basic theories of the ancient herbal alchemists. You'll learn the difference between making crude tinctures and creating alchemical spagyric tinctures. An overview of useful equipment, and the importance of astrology in the laboratory will be included. Please bring writing materials if you wish to take notes. A distillation, calcination, and cohobation, of the herb harvested at last year's Conference is planned during this class. Accompanying this demonstration will be a lecture on Alchemical Astrology and the Philosopher's Stone

Tim "KC" Wilkerson, from Gaia Circle

Tim "KC" Wilkerson, author of the handbook "Alchemy Astrology: Lost Key To The Philosopher's Stone", studied Herbal Alchemy and Spagyrics at Paracelsus Research College, with Frater Albertus in 1984. He lectured on Alchemical Astrology at the 2008 International Alchemy Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the 2013 NW Alchemy Conference, in Redmond Washington. Tim is also an instructor at the Midwest Herb School with his partner Cricket Owens. Both herbal learning events are held at Our Haven Nature Sanctuary. He is a current member of the International Alchemy Guild and the Midwest Alchemy Guild. He is co-founder and lab manager for Laughing Lady Bug Botanicals. His handbook, "Alchemy Astrology, Lost Key To The Philosopher's Stone" is available at

Join us for the 11th annual Midwest Herb Fest, August 4-6, 2017 Register Now

  • Learn

To identify wild medicinal plants. Herbal uses, contemporary and historical

Herbal Medicine Making

  • Explore

Herb Walks

Tree Walks

Self guided tours

  • Entertainment

Live music - River Glen on the mainstage

Fire Spinning - varied artists, Mamma Beth the Fyre Wytch (poi+), KC Wilkerson (dart) & more.

  • Open Events

Labyrinth walk - facilitated by Jackie Lakey.

Drumming - at the bonfire.

Auction - fund raiser, donate items or services to raise money for our herb trail and other projects.

  • Get Back to Nature

Primitive camping

RVs welcome (sorry, no hook-ups).

Private clothing optional area secluded from event activities,

(must be 18 and over, or be accompanied by parents)

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