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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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

Dia De Muertos

Dia de Muertos

When we think of a seed, we often think in terms of new beginnings without realizing that in order for that seed to grow, something had to die. This is the essence of Dia de Muertos. This tradition isn’t about celebrating the dead per se, is about celebrating the time we get to meet with

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Man Ray

Scorpio New Moon: True Intimacy

Image by Man Ray  October 27, 2019 — The Scorpio New Moon arrives on Sunday, directly opposite Uranus, the Great Awakener, who brings sudden change. With Uranus involved, this Scorpio New Moon is particularly transformative. We have the chance now to dive into the depths of our shadows, especially in our relationships, and liberate from

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Introducing: Plant Alchemy Rose Bud CBD Hydrating Facial Toner Spray

As the days grow shorter and colder, it’s the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine! As writer Faye Sakellardis wrote so aptly in an earlier article, “The rose is widely recognized as the inimitable symbol of beauty and love. Its lush petals, majestic arrangement and vivid colors, particularly the classic red rose, evoke sensuality and

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Crystal Gridding

Gridding for the Season: Samhain

With the Autumnal Equinox in our rearview, we’re encroaching upon Samhain. The Witches’ New Year marks the end of the harvest season. Leaves wither and crunch beneath our feet as we tip-toe a bit further into the dark half of the year. The Crone Goddess returns. Her loyal companions, darkness, death, and transformation trail closely

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Sound Healing

An Introduction to Sound Healing Methods

What is Sound Healing? Sound healing forms of therapy aim to improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual health utilizing music and the vibrations of sound.  Research shows sound therapy and vibrational therapy can produce vibrations to improve brain waves. Trained sound healing practitioners guide a person seeking treatment through a variety of aspects that could

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Crystals: A Witch's Guide

Crystals: A Witch’s Guide

This guide highlights the most important crystals for witches and how to incorporate them into your witchcraft. Clear Quartz: All Chakras The great-grandmother of the mineral kingdom offers alignment at the mental and emotional level resulting in profound clarity and self-acceptance that leads to action, growth, and healing. Great crystals suited for any purpose as

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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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crystals
Herbalism
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Sourcing Crystals at The Alchemist’s Kitchen

Here at The Alchemist’s Kitchen, we carry numerous crystals both in our store and online. Crystals are wonderful for healing energy work, grounding, and as overall reminders of our clearest and highest selves. We spoke with Suguna Lorenzo, our buyer and merchandising manager, who additionally consulted Emma Worpole about sourcing crystals. How did you find

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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?

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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

Indigenous Community Organizations To Get Involved with

Check out this list of amazing indigenous organizations to get involved with and donate to this November, which is recognized as Indigenous People’s Month.* On Dec. 14, 1915, Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Native American presented at the White House endorsements from 24 state governments for a day to honor indigenous communities. But the federal

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daylight savings
Health & Wellness
Val Elkhorn

Understanding Daylight Savings Time

As the clock strikes midnight, we are plunged into darkness once again as Daylight Savings Time takes hold. The winter months ahead for those of us in the Northern hemisphere seem even more daunting as sunlight wanes and the night closes in. To better understand how we can thrive in this dark period, it is

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Health & Wellness
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Introducing: Plant Alchemy Rose Bud CBD Hydrating Facial Toner Spray

As the days grow shorter and colder, it’s the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine! As writer Faye Sakellardis wrote so aptly in an earlier article, “The rose is widely recognized as the inimitable symbol of beauty and love. Its lush petals, majestic arrangement and vivid colors, particularly the classic red rose, evoke sensuality and

Read More »
Taurus Full Moon
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

Taurus Full Moon: Messages of Pleasure + Depth

Image by Anna Pugh December 12, 2019 — The Taurus Full Moon arrives on Tuesday at 8:34am Eastern Time, conjunct Vesta, asteroid of sacred sexuality. Falling in sensual Taurus, this Full Moon is helping us to ground, seek pleasure, and steady our paces as we continue the deep work of Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, who

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November
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

The Astrology of November 2019: Liberating Through Intimacy

We begin November astrology with Scorpio in command, sign of death and rebirth, who confronts us with our shadows. She holds the power to transform our challenges into wisdom, if we’re willing to expose ourselves, baring our hidden truths to make way for greater intimacy. Scorpio helps us face our shame and mistakes, liberating them

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Man Ray
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

Scorpio New Moon: True Intimacy

Image by Man Ray  October 27, 2019 — The Scorpio New Moon arrives on Sunday, directly opposite Uranus, the Great Awakener, who brings sudden change. With Uranus involved, this Scorpio New Moon is particularly transformative. We have the chance now to dive into the depths of our shadows, especially in our relationships, and liberate from

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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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Crystals: A Witch's Guide
Rituals
Katherine Stanbury

Crystals: A Witch’s Guide

This guide highlights the most important crystals for witches and how to incorporate them into your witchcraft. Clear Quartz: All Chakras The great-grandmother of the mineral kingdom offers alignment at the mental and emotional level resulting in profound clarity and self-acceptance that leads to action, growth, and healing. Great crystals suited for any purpose as

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Witchcraft of tarot
Witch
Elise Entzenberger

The Witchcraft of Tarot

When I first began reading Tarot publicly, I would point out various symbols on the drawn cards and explain their correlations by rote. I felt exhausted from talking; I had not yet learned to manage or protect my energy. I just let it rip and hoped my recipient would gain something from my spewing.  My

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crystals
Herbalism
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Sourcing Crystals at The Alchemist’s Kitchen

Here at The Alchemist’s Kitchen, we carry numerous crystals both in our store and online. Crystals are wonderful for healing energy work, grounding, and as overall reminders of our clearest and highest selves. We spoke with Suguna Lorenzo, our buyer and merchandising manager, who additionally consulted Emma Worpole about sourcing crystals. How did you find

Read More »
daylight savings
Health & Wellness
Val Elkhorn

Understanding Daylight Savings Time

As the clock strikes midnight, we are plunged into darkness once again as Daylight Savings Time takes hold. The winter months ahead for those of us in the Northern hemisphere seem even more daunting as sunlight wanes and the night closes in. To better understand how we can thrive in this dark period, it is

Read More »
Dia De Muertos
Rituals
Daniela Rupert

Dia de Muertos

When we think of a seed, we often think in terms of new beginnings without realizing that in order for that seed to grow, something had to die. This is the essence of Dia de Muertos. This tradition isn’t about celebrating the dead per se, is about celebrating the time we get to meet with

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