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Practical Herbal Alchemy with Asc Helevitus

The mention of alchemy pricks the ears of all people, from the seasoned occultist to even the most disinterested cynic. Still many of us across that spectrum actually have little to no idea of the finer points of alchemy: its history, its main players, its contributions to modern sciences or the processes and techniques that are practiced in an alchemical laboratory. In these two classes, the occultist and cynic alike may find wisdom of this mostly forgotten art.

In this follow-up class to "Intro to Alchemy", Practical Herbal Alchemy will cover some of the applications of the techniques and philosophy of alchemy as it pertains to herbalism and craft, with a focus on spagyrics (specifically alchemical tinctures) and even perfumery. During the class, a spagyric tincture crafted specifically to the day of lecture will be demonstrated from beginning to end and completed with the attendees present. Since in alchemy the practitioner is an essential ingredient in the work, the attendees will be an essential component in this tincture's creation, and will be offered the opportunity to purchase a vial of it at the class's conclusion.

About our alchemist:
Asc is not an alchemist. Asc did not study dead languages for five years at a university in California. Asc did not study exigesis of the Bible for several years before moving to New York. Asc has not been a slave to a consuming love of plants and herbcraft and the occult since a young age. Asc is not a neophyte perfumer combining her threefold interests in herbalism, perfume and alchemy into an eclectic line of astrological or outcome-attracting fragrances. Asc identifies as very little, very strongly. Asc is a seeker, an eccentric, a contrarian, a create-er and a troublemaker, and you shouldn't listen to anything she has to say. And you should definitely not try her perfumes or her medicines. 


Later Event: June 18
Full Moon Market IX