This is a multiple part workshop series.
SPAGYRIC PREPARATIONS DEMONSTRATION - PART 1 EXTRACTING THE ESSENCE :This class will show you how herbal tinctures can be purified and concentrated using ancient alchemical theories for creating remedies that get stronger with age. 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, of the herb harvested at last year's Conference is planned during this class.
SPAGYRIC PREPARATIONS DEMONSTRATION - PART 2 EXTRACTING THE MINERAL SALTS: This class will show you how the unique mineral content of plants can be extracted from the remaining plant matter after distillation. It's later re-united with the distilled essence of the herbal tincture to create a spagyric remedy. Please bring writing materials if you wish to take notes. A calcination, of the herb harvested at last year's Conference is planned during this class.
SPAGYRIC PREPARATIONS DEMONSTRATION - PART 3 COMBINING THE ESSENCE & THE MINERAL SALTS: Here we just watch the energetic combination of the two liquids created during Part 1 and 2.
Timothy A. 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 2007 and 2008 International Alchemy Conferences in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2013 NW Alchemy Conference, in Redmond Washington, and the Rocky Mountain Alchemy Conference in Denver, Colorado, 2016. He is a current member of the International Alchemy Guild and co-founder / lab manager for Laughing Lady Bug Botanicals. Autographed copies of his handbook, "Alchemy Astrology, Lost Key To The Philosopher's Stone", will be available for purchase and can be previewed at: http://www.risingstarmusic.com/alchemyastrology/book.html.
Join us for the 12th annual
Midwest Herb Fest: Returning to Our Roots
August 3-5, 2018
Glastonbury Institute of Sustainable Living, near Culver, Indiana
Learn: History of folk medicine and modern use of medicinal plants,
alchemical spagyrics, tinctures, restorative yoga, and more
Explore: Herb walks, tree walks, herb, mushroom, and vegetable gardens
Entertainment: Live music, fire spinning, belly dance
Open Events: Drumming, bonfires, auction fundraiser
Get Back to Nature: Primitive woods camping with hot showers and flushing toilets
Workshops and activities for adults, teens, and children
Register today at midwestherbfest.com