Apothecary Magic series with Carrie & Griffin

Back, by popular demand! Come join Carrie and Griffin for a fun exploration of crafting magic with plant spirits in our Magical Apothecary series. Each week will focus on a different magical purpose, and will cover a variety of different practical hands-on methods of herbal magic. Hilarity is likely to ensue, as those of you who know us would expect!

Subjects covered in this series – though we will certainly not limit ourselves to them – will include Spirits, Sight, & Journeywork, Spell-crafting & Magic, Uncrossing & Cleansing, Warding & Protection, Love & Passion, Prosperity & Abundance.

This is a 6-class series, running on Thursday nights.  The series is 7:30 sharp – 9:30 from August 31 through October 5.  Class fee is $23; $3 discount if paying cash per class or $93 for series if paid by first class.

Apothecary Magic series with Carrie & Griffin

Back, by popular demand! Come join Carrie and Griffin for a fun exploration of crafting magic with plant spirits in our Magical Apothecary series. Each week will focus on a different magical purpose, and will cover a variety of different practical hands-on methods of herbal magic. Hilarity is likely to ensue, as those of you who know us would expect!

Subjects covered in this series – though we will certainly not limit ourselves to them – will include Spirits, Sight, & Journeywork, Spell-crafting & Magic, Uncrossing & Cleansing, Warding & Protection, Love & Passion, Prosperity & Abundance.

This is a 6-class series, running on Thursday nights.  The series is 7:30 sharp – 9:30 from August 31 through October 5.  Class fee is $23; $3 discount if paying cash per class or $93 for series if paid by first class.

Apothecary Magic series with Carrie & Griffin

Back, by popular demand! Come join Carrie and Griffin for a fun exploration of crafting magic with plant spirits in our Magical Apothecary series. Each week will focus on a different magical purpose, and will cover a variety of different practical hands-on methods of herbal magic. Hilarity is likely to ensue, as those of you who know us would expect!

Subjects covered in this series – though we will certainly not limit ourselves to them – will include Spirits, Sight, & Journeywork, Spell-crafting & Magic, Uncrossing & Cleansing, Warding & Protection, Love & Passion, Prosperity & Abundance.

This is a 6-class series, running on Thursday nights.  The series is 7:30 sharp – 9:30 from August 31 through October 5.  Class fee is $23; $3 discount if paying cash per class or $93 for series if paid by first class.

Apothecary Magic series with Carrie & Griffin

Back, by popular demand! Come join Carrie and Griffin for a fun exploration of crafting magic with plant spirits in our Magical Apothecary series. Each week will focus on a different magical purpose, and will cover a variety of different practical hands-on methods of herbal magic. Hilarity is likely to ensue, as those of you who know us would expect!

Subjects covered in this series – though we will certainly not limit ourselves to them – will include Spirits, Sight, & Journeywork, Spell-crafting & Magic, Uncrossing & Cleansing, Warding & Protection, Love & Passion, Prosperity & Abundance.

This is a 6-class series, running on Thursday nights.  The series is 7:30 sharp – 9:30 from August 31 through October 5.  Class fee is $23; $3 discount if paying cash per class or $93 for series if paid by first class.

Apothecary Magic series with Carrie & Griffin

Back, by popular demand! Come join Carrie and Griffin for a fun exploration of crafting magic with plant spirits in our Magical Apothecary series. Each week will focus on a different magical purpose, and will cover a variety of different practical hands-on methods of herbal magic. Hilarity is likely to ensue, as those of you who know us would expect!

Subjects covered in this series – though we will certainly not limit ourselves to them – will include Spirits, Sight, & Journeywork, Spell-crafting & Magic, Uncrossing & Cleansing, Warding & Protection, Love & Passion, Prosperity & Abundance.

This is a 6-class series, running on Thursday nights.  The series is 7:30 sharp – 9:30 from August 31 through October 5.  Class fee is $23; $3 discount if paying cash per class or $93 for series if paid by first class.

Apothecary Magic series with Carrie & Griffin

Back, by popular demand! Come join Carrie and Griffin for a fun exploration of crafting magic with plant spirits in our Magical Apothecary series. Each week will focus on a different magical purpose, and will cover a variety of different practical hands-on methods of herbal magic. Hilarity is likely to ensue, as those of you who know us would expect!

Subjects covered in this series – though we will certainly not limit ourselves to them – will include Spirits, Sight, & Journeywork, Spell-crafting & Magic, Uncrossing & Cleansing, Warding & Protection, Love & Passion, Prosperity & Abundance.

This is a 6-class series, running on Thursday nights.  The series is 7:30 sharp – 9:30 from August 31 through October 5.  Class fee is $23; $3 discount if paying cash per class or $93 for series if paid by first class.

Nutritional Herbalism: The Art of Formulating and Brewing Teas

A Nutritional Herbalism class with Julie James
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3-5pm $23; $3 discount for cash.

A strong cup of tea is herbal medicine at its most basic level. Well, no it isn’t really; chewing on a raw leaf is the MOST basic form, but a cup of tea is right up there. Many people prefer herbal medicine in the form of a tincture, pill or extract, with the thought that they are more potent forms, and while it is true that certain constituents in plants are more readily soluble in alcohol, it is just as true that as many constituents are more readily soluble in water, making tinctures of those medicines rather ineffective.

Cases in point? Astragalus. Kelp. Marshmallow. Slippery Elm. Nettle. And a host of others–often the nourishing, tonic, strengthening herbs are best used in this form. But it can be a bit daunting making a cup of tea from loose herbs, and especially scary blending herbs together to make customized blends. What if you get it wrong? Well, there are few wrongs, but there are certainly optimal, or at least better, ways of formulating tea blends and making infusions and decoctions. And as long as you keep a few basic rules in mind, and have some equally basic tools on hand, you can make exceptionally good medicine in tea form. In this class, you’ll learn how to blend herbs to make specific formulas to treat imbalances, boost health, and give pleasure. You’ll learn when to boil the heck out of plant to extract the most nutrients, and when cool water is more effective–the difference can be astounding, as you’ll see.

Want a tea blend to detoxify your liver? Well stay away from Milk Thistle tea–it’s a waste of your money, and a waste of good Milk Thistle. You can make teas that will be far better for your liver–and other organ systems at the same time. Want to build your bone strength? A good tea (and a yummy one, too) can be one of your best tools–often better than a calcium supplement. Want to stop taking your Prilosec? A simple, tasty tea can reduce or completely eliminate the need for acid blockers and antacids–and improve your digestion at the same time. Get the idea? Come learn more about teas, and become better friends with plant medicine in its basic form–not as a pill, but a warm, soothing, nourishing cup of herbal tea.

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