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Herbal Alchemy: Introduction to Spagyric Preparations 

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Alchemy is a term thrown around a lot in the world of natural medicines and products, but did you know that it is rooted in a traditional practice? In this class we will talk about the history and tradition of Alchemy as well as the philosophy and cosmology that underlie the Spagyric process and how that is practically applied to plant and mushroom works. Through understanding the historical context and tradition we will look at how to make potent and wholistic medicines from plants and mushrooms that are considered to be living medicines, and learn how to potententiate them by working with their astrological correspondences and influences, taking your understanding of the plants and the planets into a deeper heart centered understanding that can be applied for personal or community use. This class will be an overview of the Spagyric process, a practical introduction, with a demonstration on how to prepare Spagyric Tinctures to raise the potency of any medicines you make.

Jason Scott is a Mycologist, Ethnobotanist and Spagyricist who has studied traditional Hermetic Alchemy, from history and philosophy to practice, for the past 5 years. He has a background in Ethnobotany and Plant Medicine that started on the Big Island of Hawaii, and has carried back with him into his home: the Pacific North West. Born and raised in Oregon, Jason has an intrinsic interest in the Fungal Queendom and all of its aspects: from cultivation and mycoremediation, to historical and cultural relationships. Most specifically their medicinal application. Jason has studied various different healing modalities including Ayurveda in Nepal and Western Herbalism all over Oregon and Washington. He is on an ever-deepening journey of education to understand the practical applications of his interests, and the golden threads that connect them.