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Featured Readings

Santeria
Rituals
Jessica Ramirez

Reclaiming the Power of Santería

The practice and religion of Santería, like so many other spiritual practices before it, have been stigmatized and fetishized by our colonizers. In recent years as an active Latinx Brujx, there has been an accession within our communities and the energy is building. Santería’s deep roots flow within the veins of my mother, her mother

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Juniper
Herbalism
Minta Carlson

Nordic Herbs: Plants to Forage in the Fall

Fall is an exciting time for Nordic herbs. Foraging has been a long-loved Nordic activity, especially in September, when everything is brimming for harvest and the long dark winter fast approaches. As a Swedish folk magic practitioner, I tramp into the forest every year to find a bounty. In terms of foraging, I am a

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Season of Alchemy: Interviews with Our Community
Rituals
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Season of Alchemy: Interviews with Our Community

To spread the Season of Alchemy, we interviewed a few of our community members here at The Alchemist’s Kitchen  to see how they celebrate and practice. Sarah Faith Gottesdiener 1. Tell us about yourself and Modern Woman? I am an artist, small business owner, teacher and Tarot reader. I live in LA where I run

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Recent Knowledge

Santeria
Jessica Ramirez

Reclaiming the Power of Santería

The practice and religion of Santería, like so many other spiritual practices before it, have been stigmatized and fetishized by our colonizers. In recent years as an active Latinx Brujx, there has been an accession within our communities and the energy is building. Santería’s deep roots flow within the veins of my mother, her mother

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Juniper
Minta Carlson

Nordic Herbs: Plants to Forage in the Fall

Fall is an exciting time for Nordic herbs. Foraging has been a long-loved Nordic activity, especially in September, when everything is brimming for harvest and the long dark winter fast approaches. As a Swedish folk magic practitioner, I tramp into the forest every year to find a bounty. In terms of foraging, I am a

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The Stars Within You book
The Alchemist's Kitchen

The Alchemist’s Kitchen Book Club: The Stars Within You

There’s nothing like laying out a blanket on a roof or a field on a warm summer night, laying back, and looking up at the night sky. Beyond just being beautiful, the stars can tell us so much about ourselves and how we move through the world. They offer a map of our tendencies, responses,

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The Internal Alchemy Hidden in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Rachel Webb

The Internal Alchemy Hidden in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Yoga has gained recognition as a physical practice in the West, but physical yoga asana is only a small part of a vast body of yogic practices in the authentic and closely-guarded spiritual traditions. Practicing physical asana alone can still be effective for everyday problems, but divorced of the internal work, they fall short. There

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Alchemical Principles for Personal Growth
Micaela Foley

Alchemical Principles for Personal Growth

The three alchemical principles for personal growth are Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt. Together, these form the “Tria Prima,” or Three Primes, as discovered by Paracelsus, related to the Law of the Triangle in which two components come together to produce the third. We see this in biological conception: feminine (Mercury) + masculine (Sulfur) = physical

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Paula Gilovich

Alchemical Storytelling

Sharing our stories is one of the unpronounced rituals of our lives. We all do it— we tell stories every day, and so many of them we construct without notice. Like focusing on the breath, I believe there is invaluable space and peace to be found in focusing on the art of telling our stories. Because

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