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Season of the Witch
Witch
The Alchemist's Kitchen

What Does it Mean to be a Witch?

The Alchemist’s Kitchen believes in celebrating the healing power of plants. As a representative of our connection to nature, and as a liaison, we are dedicated to celebrating and honoring the witch and empowering the divine feminine. Beyond the natural healer, The Witch represents a connection to our wildness, an exploration of mysticism (and inner

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Protection Spell
Witch
Madison Murray

Protection Spell: Season of the Witch

This guide will show you how to perform your protection spell, prayer, and ritual this season of the witch. Anointing Oil Supplies Mortar and PestleBase Oil (Grapeseed, Olive, Jojoba)Angelica RootGraveyard Dirt or Black Salt   Other Supplies Carving Tool (Knife, Safety Pin)Black CandleWhite CandleAnointing OilPomegranateMatches/Lighter Preparation for Protection Spell Begin by making the protection anointing oil

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Witch
Faye Sakellaridis

The Ten Most Legendary Witches

If you look at some of the most legendary witches in history, from the enchantresses of ancient mythic lore to real witches that walked the earth, a pattern emerges: the invocation of the primal. They preside over the the darkness, the moon, death, and rebirth. They collude with the earth through plants and herbs, sometimes

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Recent Knowledge

Photograph from Forthcoming Book: “Major Arcana: Witches in America”

Photograph by Frances F. Denny, “Leonore (Montpelier, VT),” from the forthcoming book Major Arcana: Witches in America (Andrews McMeel, fall 2020). Image courtesy of the artist and ClampArt (New York, NY). I’ve spent the last three years traveling around the U.S. photographing women who identify as witches. At one point, I spent several summer days

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Essential Oils

An Interview with Nadine Artemis of Living Libations

This time of year, we at The Alchemist’s Kitchen have been incorporating essential oils into our rituals, home, and self-care. Check out this conversation with Nadine Artemis, creator of Living Libations, a company that specializes in pure botanical health and beauty products, including essential oils! How did Living Libations come to exist as a company?

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indigenous people's day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Linda Black Elk

It’s that time of year again, where the season changes from a summer ripe with energy to fall—a rebirth, coming down from that high to prepare for the inward silence of winter. The mainstream holidays are brought to the forefront of our minds, reminding us to give thanks, be grateful, give back. Whether the message

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full moon

Aries Full Moon: The Fires of Renewal

Scott Kahn, Heatwave, 2013 October 13, 2019 — The Aries Full Moon arrives on Sunday at 2:07pm PDT, bringing a crescendo of our agitation and insecurities, our courage and initiative. This Full Moon beckons us to move through our fear and establish new ways of relating to ourselves, our lives, and loved ones. The Sun and

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Everyday Witchcraft

For so long, I thought of witch as Halloween and black cats, a smoky room, the flare of a candle, moonlight catching a bare leg on a broom. I admired the women in my life who called themselves witches, but sometimes the concept of enchantments and chalk circles felt far from working three jobs in

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Season of the Witch

What Does it Mean to be a Witch?

The Alchemist’s Kitchen believes in celebrating the healing power of plants. As a representative of our connection to nature, and as a liaison, we are dedicated to celebrating and honoring the witch and empowering the divine feminine. Beyond the natural healer, The Witch represents a connection to our wildness, an exploration of mysticism (and inner

Read More »
CBD
The Alchemist's Kitchen

CBD Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know

With the rise in popularity for CBD oil, one major question people are wondering: “Is CBD safe to use with other substances and medications?” Researchers are still studying its benefits, as well as how it interacts with other substances. We advise consumers who are on prescription medications or use other substances to consult their health

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CBD News
CBD
The Alchemist's Kitchen

CBD News Update: October Edition

Here is the round up of news and highlights related to CBD and Cannabis during the past month. Nation’s Largest Arthritis Advocacy Group Releases CBD Guidelines The Arthritis Foundation, the largest advocacy group in the United States for people with arthritis, is helping its members boost their knowledge of CBD, with a new article titled

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Dosage
CBD
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Best Way to Find Your Perfect CBD Dosage

The popularity of CBD is on the rise for its potential benefits for an array of ailments. Packaging and bottles give recommended serving sizes, however one size does not fit all when it comes to CBD dosage. Everyone will react slightly differently to CBD just as they do medications and supplements. So, how do you

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Essential Oils
Herbalism
The Alchemist's Kitchen

An Interview with Nadine Artemis of Living Libations

This time of year, we at The Alchemist’s Kitchen have been incorporating essential oils into our rituals, home, and self-care. Check out this conversation with Nadine Artemis, creator of Living Libations, a company that specializes in pure botanical health and beauty products, including essential oils! How did Living Libations come to exist as a company?

Read More »
indigenous people's day
Health & Wellness
Christian Ianniello

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Linda Black Elk

It’s that time of year again, where the season changes from a summer ripe with energy to fall—a rebirth, coming down from that high to prepare for the inward silence of winter. The mainstream holidays are brought to the forefront of our minds, reminding us to give thanks, be grateful, give back. Whether the message

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Health & Wellness
Raisa Tolchinsky

Essential Oils for Autumn

As we head towards the middle of autumn and straight into winter, the word that keeps coming to mind is hearth. Hearth as in home, as in making a space for yourself that you can retreat to. When the weather gets colder, I make sure to take the time to do a deep clean, get

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indigenous people's day
Health & Wellness
Christian Ianniello

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Linda Black Elk

It’s that time of year again, where the season changes from a summer ripe with energy to fall—a rebirth, coming down from that high to prepare for the inward silence of winter. The mainstream holidays are brought to the forefront of our minds, reminding us to give thanks, be grateful, give back. Whether the message

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Health & Wellness
Raisa Tolchinsky

Essential Oils for Autumn

As we head towards the middle of autumn and straight into winter, the word that keeps coming to mind is hearth. Hearth as in home, as in making a space for yourself that you can retreat to. When the weather gets colder, I make sure to take the time to do a deep clean, get

Read More »
CBD
The Alchemist's Kitchen

CBD Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know

With the rise in popularity for CBD oil, one major question people are wondering: “Is CBD safe to use with other substances and medications?” Researchers are still studying its benefits, as well as how it interacts with other substances. We advise consumers who are on prescription medications or use other substances to consult their health

Read More »
full moon
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

Aries Full Moon: The Fires of Renewal

Scott Kahn, Heatwave, 2013 October 13, 2019 — The Aries Full Moon arrives on Sunday at 2:07pm PDT, bringing a crescendo of our agitation and insecurities, our courage and initiative. This Full Moon beckons us to move through our fear and establish new ways of relating to ourselves, our lives, and loved ones. The Sun and

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October Astrology
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

The Astrology of October 2019: Fear Becomes Love

October begins with Libra in command, the sign of beauty filling the world with color—the leaves changing in the Northern Hemisphere, spring flowers blooming in the Southern. Libra is the sign of relationships and harmony, represented by the Scales of Justice. Even though romantic Libra is at the helms, in many ways this month is

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Libra new Moon
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

Libra New Moon: Peace, Love, and Karmic Rectification

Image by Katherine Bradford September 28, 2019 — The Libra New Moon arrives on Saturday at 11:28am Pacific Time, bringing fresh starts around love, relationships, and harmony. The planets are calling us to join together to heal our divides, with openness and neutrality. The New Moon occurs right as Saturn forms his third and final

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Witch
Frances F. Denny

Photograph from Forthcoming Book: “Major Arcana: Witches in America”

Photograph by Frances F. Denny, “Leonore (Montpelier, VT),” from the forthcoming book Major Arcana: Witches in America (Andrews McMeel, fall 2020). Image courtesy of the artist and ClampArt (New York, NY). I’ve spent the last three years traveling around the U.S. photographing women who identify as witches. At one point, I spent several summer days

Read More »
Witch
Raisa Tolchinsky

Everyday Witchcraft

For so long, I thought of witch as Halloween and black cats, a smoky room, the flare of a candle, moonlight catching a bare leg on a broom. I admired the women in my life who called themselves witches, but sometimes the concept of enchantments and chalk circles felt far from working three jobs in

Read More »
Season of the Witch
Witch
The Alchemist's Kitchen

What Does it Mean to be a Witch?

The Alchemist’s Kitchen believes in celebrating the healing power of plants. As a representative of our connection to nature, and as a liaison, we are dedicated to celebrating and honoring the witch and empowering the divine feminine. Beyond the natural healer, The Witch represents a connection to our wildness, an exploration of mysticism (and inner

Read More »
Essential Oils
Herbalism
The Alchemist's Kitchen

An Interview with Nadine Artemis of Living Libations

This time of year, we at The Alchemist’s Kitchen have been incorporating essential oils into our rituals, home, and self-care. Check out this conversation with Nadine Artemis, creator of Living Libations, a company that specializes in pure botanical health and beauty products, including essential oils! How did Living Libations come to exist as a company?

Read More »
Spring Cleaning & Sustainably Sourced Palo Santo & Sage
Health & Wellness
Raisa Tolchinsky

Sustainably Sourced Palo Santo & Sage for Fall

Autumn is in the air, at least in New York City. The leaves are starting to fall from the trees, lighting up park corners with their wild reds. People start covering their arms and legs again. As we head straight towards the middle of the season and winter, you may start to feel like dusting

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sage
Herbalism
Maraliz Campos

[WTF is Wellness] Spiritual Practices We Stole: Smudging

Here we are. We have officially arrived in the era of Build-a-Bear Spirituality. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with building our own daily spiritual experience a la carte, but cherry-picking culturally appropriate practices while remaining ignorant of what the process might require if we really want it to nourish us and not harm

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