Wisdom

Welcome to our blog, where ancient wisdom meets modern spirit! Here you’ll find articles written by herbalists, healers, witches, holistic health practitioners, astrologists, and experts in many other fields of healing. We hope to present a collection of wisdom that is multi-faceted, multi-cultural, and intergenerational. Enjoy your exploration!

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emperor tarot
Rituals
Roshina Jimenez

Grounding into The Emperor: Reflections on The Tarot

Up until the tender age of thirty-one, the Tarot played a rather enigmatic role in my life. The Tarot was all at once mystical, foolish and beguiling. As a child, I would often see my Plutonian sister searching for life’s answers in her colorful Tarot deck. In typical younger sister fashion, I rejected the Tarot,

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Crystals For Love
Rituals
Katherine Stanbury

Season of Love Crystal Guide

This season, as we consider practices to connect to our love for ourselves and others, we might go towards ritual, such as spells, prayer, or working with crystals. Crystals can offer a tangible and visible reminder of love, plus, they’re absolutely beautiful to keep around the home. Below, Katherine Stanbury— a modern mystic, yogi, oracle

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Recent Knowledge

The Lover and the Loved Spell

The Lover and the Loved Spell

The goal of this love spell is to release any fear and pain held within the body and heart, and ultimately to open up your life and heart to love through renewed passion, vision, and positive, fulfilling relationships (in the form of both friends and lovers,) all in the highest good for you and your

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Fruit

Tap That Astrology: Alchemist’s Kitchen Products for Every Sun Sign

This is the season of love, so it’s the perfect time to center practices that amp up your capacity for connection—with yourself and others. The following products from Alchemist’s Kitchen are as useful for facilitating everything from sexcapades to romantic bliss to rekindling the flame with lost or forgotten parts of self. Read on for

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Season of Love Giveaway

How We Experience Love

During our Season of Love Giveaway we asked you, our community, to respond to a question asking, “When was a time you were shown love?”  Your answers inspired us, touched us, and made us laugh. From snack time, to bed time, and all of the moments in between, we are so ecstatic to know all

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Tantric Sex

Ten Ways to Incorporate Tantra into Your Life

How do you celebrate the Month of Love? The ancient wisdom of Tantra can help expand our experiences in love and life. With deep roots in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Tantra is an art and science of making love to life. Here are a few techniques to bring Tantra into your daily life – 1.

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Mala Bead

The Spirit of Adornment: Mala Beads

There are many ways to adorn the body— through makeup, clothing, tattoos, piercings, and fragrance. Adornment transforms the body into a landscape for self-expressive artistry, a showcase of gratitude for the vessel that allows us to walk this earth.  The ancient and indigenous roots have inspired adornment for centuries, and serve as a reminder of

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5 Herbs for Sexual Healing

5 Herbs for Sexual Healing

Yes, that’s a Marvin Gaye reference. These days, who doesn’t have some sexual healing to do? Many of us have endured or at least been exposed to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or sexual trauma. At once a taboo subject and an oversaturated trope, we live in a confusing, “sex sells” society that conflates capitalism with

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Water Soluble CBD
CBD
Raisa Tolchinsky

A Morning Beverage with Plant Alchemy Water Soluble CBD

As we launch into the Season of Love here at The Alchemist’s Kitchen, something we discuss often is how to incorporate acts of self-care and the power of plants into our daily routine. Most of us drink coffee or tea in the morning, or some form of adaptogenic latte (made with Ashwagandha or Anandamide. Lately,

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Hemp Flower
CBD
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Purchasing Hemp Flower in New York State

In 2018, when the Federal Farm Bill was signed, hemp was decoupled from cannabis and no longer categorized as a Schedule I drug from the Controlled Substances Act. While marijuana and marijuana-derived products remain illegal on a federal level, the bill states that hemp-derived products with less than 0.3% THC are now legal to cultivate

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Meet the Maker Goodness
CBD
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Meet the Maker: goodness

Meet goodness, a conscious cannabis brand. They make THC & Hemp-CBD products for less stress, better sleep, greater creativity, higher energy and more love. Their business is grounded in thoughtful design, powerful plant science, and a platform of impact. Goodness gives back 20% of the profits their hemp-CBD line to ‘Americans for Safe Access’ to

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5 Herbs for Sexual Healing
Health & Wellness
Micaela Foley

5 Herbs for Sexual Healing

Yes, that’s a Marvin Gaye reference. These days, who doesn’t have some sexual healing to do? Many of us have endured or at least been exposed to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or sexual trauma. At once a taboo subject and an oversaturated trope, we live in a confusing, “sex sells” society that conflates capitalism with

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Shari Auth
Herbalism
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Meet the Maker: Shari Auth of WTHN

This week, we chatted with Shari Auth of WTHN, whose company’s approach is based on 2,500 years of time-tested healing + the latest in modern research. Their Oops I Did it Again Supplement has been a lifesaver for many after a long night out! Each herbal offering shines a light on discoveries that validate the

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aphrodisiac
Herbalism
Rachelle Robinett

Nature’s Aphrodisiacs: 5 Herbal Remedies for Mood and Pleasure

“The aim of human life is to know thyself. Think for yourself. Question authority. Think with your friends. Create, create new realities. Philosophy is a team sport. Philosophy is the ultimate, the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure.” – Timothy Leary Aphrodisiacs are often mysterious or obscure: ingredients that inspire treasure hunts hopefully ending in love potions. I’ve

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Season of Love Giveaway
Health & Wellness
The Alchemist's Kitchen

How We Experience Love

During our Season of Love Giveaway we asked you, our community, to respond to a question asking, “When was a time you were shown love?”  Your answers inspired us, touched us, and made us laugh. From snack time, to bed time, and all of the moments in between, we are so ecstatic to know all

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Tantric Sex
Health & Wellness
Rachel Santos

Ten Ways to Incorporate Tantra into Your Life

How do you celebrate the Month of Love? The ancient wisdom of Tantra can help expand our experiences in love and life. With deep roots in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Tantra is an art and science of making love to life. Here are a few techniques to bring Tantra into your daily life – 1.

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5 Herbs for Sexual Healing
Health & Wellness
Micaela Foley

5 Herbs for Sexual Healing

Yes, that’s a Marvin Gaye reference. These days, who doesn’t have some sexual healing to do? Many of us have endured or at least been exposed to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or sexual trauma. At once a taboo subject and an oversaturated trope, we live in a confusing, “sex sells” society that conflates capitalism with

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Fruit
Astrology
Celia Gold

Tap That Astrology: Alchemist’s Kitchen Products for Every Sun Sign

This is the season of love, so it’s the perfect time to center practices that amp up your capacity for connection—with yourself and others. The following products from Alchemist’s Kitchen are as useful for facilitating everything from sexcapades to romantic bliss to rekindling the flame with lost or forgotten parts of self. Read on for

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Leo Full Moon
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

Leo Full Moon: Embracing Our Love + Desire

February 8, 2020 — The Leo Full Moon arrives on Saturday at 11:33pm Pacific Time, reminding us to open our hearts and share our truth, without fear. In the wake of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, the collective energies are continuing to ramp up, the chaos mount, while the shadow of Mercury retrograde begins to submerge us

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February Astrology
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

February 2020 Astrology: Patience, Easy, + Integration

February begins in the wake of the paradigm-shifting Saturn-Pluto conjunction, which arrived last month, bringing all that it promised and more. Here we sit precariously, amid explosions, electric jolts, and great uncertainty. Luckily, February is gentler and slower, allowing us to integrate these shifts while assuaging our fears and anxieties. With Venus meeting Chiron this

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The Lover and the Loved Spell
Rituals
Kaylin Brown

The Lover and the Loved Spell

The goal of this love spell is to release any fear and pain held within the body and heart, and ultimately to open up your life and heart to love through renewed passion, vision, and positive, fulfilling relationships (in the form of both friends and lovers,) all in the highest good for you and your

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Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki
Herbalism
Raisa Tolchinsky

A Conversation With Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Last month, I was lucky enough to speak with Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, RH (AHG), the founder and lead instructor of Ancestral Apothecary, School of Herbal, Folk and Indigenous Medicine—- a school which was born from Atava’s dream to create a more diverse community of herbalists and healers in the Bay Area. Atava has

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Samhain
Witch
Madison Murray

Samhain’s Past and Present: Season of the Witch

We call it the Season of the Witch; the season of autumn’s arrival, the harvesting of crop, and the earth’s transition from life to rest. While deeply rooted to all of nature’s cycles, witches are most commonly associated with the autumn season and its ties to Halloween (cue the green skin and warts!) Whether we

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The Lover and the Loved Spell
Rituals
Kaylin Brown

The Lover and the Loved Spell

The goal of this love spell is to release any fear and pain held within the body and heart, and ultimately to open up your life and heart to love through renewed passion, vision, and positive, fulfilling relationships (in the form of both friends and lovers,) all in the highest good for you and your

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Tantric Sex
Health & Wellness
Rachel Santos

Ten Ways to Incorporate Tantra into Your Life

How do you celebrate the Month of Love? The ancient wisdom of Tantra can help expand our experiences in love and life. With deep roots in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Tantra is an art and science of making love to life. Here are a few techniques to bring Tantra into your daily life – 1.

Read More »
Mala Bead
Rituals
The Alchemist's Kitchen

The Spirit of Adornment: Mala Beads

There are many ways to adorn the body— through makeup, clothing, tattoos, piercings, and fragrance. Adornment transforms the body into a landscape for self-expressive artistry, a showcase of gratitude for the vessel that allows us to walk this earth.  The ancient and indigenous roots have inspired adornment for centuries, and serve as a reminder of

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