tisdag 29 mars 2016

Workshop in Spagyria

This summer I will teach a beginners course in the Art of Spagyria, Plant based alchemy at Yantra AyurVeda in Adelöv, Sweden.  You will learn how to make spagyric Elixirs and how to work in the internal and external laboratory guided by the Light of Nature. With me is Susanne Montelius that will guide the inner alchemical exercises. We will distill essential oil and perform other operations to complete a spagyric elixir and anchor the knowledge in ourselves with internal exercises, guided meditations, activating chakras, work closely with plants with heart based perception, develop our intuition, going into alchemical theory as well as practice! In the end, you will come home with several elixirs, hydrosols, an alchemical logbook that you created yourself and hopefully a passion for the healing power of nature. The course is held in two modules, one of which intends to take place in July and the second in September. You will live in Gåvotomta, Yantra Ayurveda Center in Adelöv. It will be our headquarters, but we're also working in nature and in Alchemillas Apothecary in Hakebo. There is room for 10 participants. Ayurvedic healing vegetarian food included. I just want to check if there is interest. Soon, more information and registration will follow!

Lisa Jeannin is an artist with a passion for Alchemy and plants.
She makes Spagyric elixirs at Alchemillas Apotek. The word Spagyria originates from the greek spao and gyria which means the separate and recombine.
In short the alchemist separates the soul, spirit and body of the herb. Through several operations such as distillation and calcination the parts are in the end reunited again in an exalted form to work on the soul, spirit and body of the person ingesing the elixir in a deeply initiating way. This process is called Conciously Assisted Evolution. The intelligence of nature itself is at the centre of this practice.
Lisa studied at Alkemiska Akademin and at the School of Evolutionary Herbalism and is currently a student of Ayurveda.


Foto: Madelene Fransson , Rolf Schuurmans

Hej! I sommar kommer jag att hålla kurs i den Spagyriska konsten på Yantra AyurVeda AB. Gränna. Du kommer att få lära dig hur man gör Spagyriska Elixir och hur man kan arbeta i det inre och yttre laboratoriet vägledd av Naturens Ljus . Vid min sida har jag Susanne Montelius som kommer att hålla i inre alkemiska övningar. Vi kommer att destillera eterisk olja och utföra alla andra operationer för att fullborda ett spagyriskt elixir samt förankra den kunskapen i oss själva med hjälp av inre övningar , ledda meditationer, aktivera våra chakran, närma oss växter med hjärtbaserad varseblivning, utveckla vår intuition, sätta oss in in i alkemisk teori så väl som praktik ! I slutändan kommer du att ha med dig flera elixir, hydrolat, en alkemisk loggbok som du själv har skapat och förhoppningsvis en passion för naturens läkande kraft. Kursen hålls i 2 moduler varav den ena ämnar äga rum i juli och den andra i september. Man bor på Gåvotomta , Yantra AyurVedas Kursgård i Adelöv. Det kommer att vara vårat högkvarter , men vi är också ute i naturen och även i Alchemillas Apotek i Hakebo. Det finns plats för 10 deltagare. Ayurvedisk läkande vegetarisk mat ingår. Jag vill bara kolla här om intresse finns. Snart kommer mera information och anmälan.

Lisa Jeannin är konstnär i grunden med en passion för Alkemi och örter.
Hon gör elixir enligt den spagyriska konsten och förmedlar dem via Alchemillas Apotek. Ordet Spagyria kommer från grekiskans Spao och Gyria - att separera och sammanföra.
Kort kan man säga att alkemisten separerar örtens själ, ande och kropp. Genom flera olika operationer som destillering och calcinering återförenas dessa delar i en ny exalterad form för att i sin tur verka initiatoriskt på männsikans själ, ande och kropp. Man kan kalla detta förlopp för en medvetet assisterad evolution. Naturens inneboende intelligens står i centrum i denna lära.
Lisa har studerat vid Alkemiska Akademin samt vid The School of Evolutionary Herbalism och utbildar sig till Ayurvedisk Hälsovägledare.


onsdag 16 mars 2016

Spagyric Elixir of Galium Aparine

Galium Aparine Spagyric Tincture

Cleavers is a humble little forestplant that clings to other plants and everybody she meets like velcro. Native Americans call Cleavers Deermedicine. Deers like to sleep on  a bed of cleavers. The Deertype is often tall, slender, with prominent  joints , sensitive  and nervous just as Cleavers. I see it that the Deertype has antlers like cosmic antennae that pick up on everything, highly intuitive and sensitive folk. A typical Vataconstitution and is suited for Vatas , people with high Vata or people entering the Vata stage of the lifecycle.
This herb is slightly cooling and get´s the bodys inner ocean flowing. It supports the immunesystem, kidneys and urinarytract, the lymphatic system and gets stagnant chi – the lifeforce flowing again where it has accumulated and become stagnant in hot spots. It is moistening for dry tissues, grounding and mildly calming to the nerves.
Cleavers correspond to the Water Element and reflects Venus. The inner waters are our emotions and feelings. Venus rules the kidneys and has to do with all kinds of relationships. . This is where Cleavers can help us to find balance. In loverelationships where one is a Cleaver : clinging, and the other is taking a distance , this plant can be miraculous.
Cleavers is teaching us how to go with the flow, flexibility, how to relax and let go and release what no longer serves us. Addictive patterns, fixed ideas, dependancies and all type of relationships that is preventing us from being free.
I use cleavers in my Stop Smoking Support for this reason.
Cleavers is also very good for Writers Block or Artist´s  Funk. Several writers and artist have with the help of the Cleavers Spagyric Tincture found the creative juices flowing again.

The Spagyric tincture of Galium Aparine can be ordered by writing me: turtleok@hotmail.com
150 kr + shipping for 10 ml

It contains the tincture, essential oil and purified and calcinated mineral salts of Galium Aparine.

The Spagyric tincture of Galium Aparine can be ordered by writing me  : turtleok@hotmail.com
150 kr + shipping for 10 ml

It contains the tincture, essential oil and purified and calcinated mineral salts of Galium Aparine.

                                            Distilling the Essential oil of Galium Aparine

  Cleavers is covered by little hooks that clings like everybody and everything she meets like Velcro.
This is an important clue in understanding her actions.

tisdag 8 mars 2016

Doubble Spagyric Elixir of Chaga

New Moon in Pisces and the Solar Eclipse
I am preparing a doubble spagyric tincture of Chaga, often called the King of Medicinal Mushrooms.
For the Spagyricist TIMING is important .
The Chaga was harvested with the celestial forces of the summer solstice . I have made a slow decoction since midsummer when I found Chaga and continued with a cold infusion and a separate maceration in 85% spirits of grape in todays celestial moment for a deeply transformational medicine. During and after the 40 philosophical days
( where the Spagyricist works with the elixir to be, prays with it , infuses it with healing intention for a permanent and powerful transformation) I will continue the work to make this Spagyric Elixir of Chaga.
If you wish to preorder , let me know by writing me: turtleok@hotmail.com
30 ml 400 kr + shipping
It will be a very exclusive batch of powerful medicine.

Alchemy is a systematic spirituality that brings one into harmony with the elements, the planets, and the source of creation.
There are three main branches of alchemy: the traditional western esoteric system, ayurveda, and Taoist Chinese medicine. Each branch is encyclopedic and extends deep into the mysteries of nature and healing. But they are all branches reaching out of the same trunk with its roots deep in nature.
Alchemy provides an energetic cosmology, or map of the universe. This natural philosophy shows the energetic architecture from which all things are composed of.
Spagyrics is the practical application of the cosmology of alchemy. One is theory, the other is practice. Spagyrics is a process of creating philosophical medicines that are made in harmony with the nature of the substance being worked with- mainly minerals, metals and plants. The word spagyrics comes from two Greek words “Spao” meaning to separate, and “gyro” meaning to combine. Thus, a certain natural substance is separated into its principle components, exhalted or concentrated, and recombined into a higher state of being. A true spagyricist not only purifies and evolves a piece of matter, but is purifying and evolving themselves with it. This is what makes alchemy a true spiritual system, that everything done in the external is also done in the internal and thus the medicine is embodied.

Inonotus obliquus, commonly known as chaga mushroom (a Latinisation of the Russian term 'чага'), is a fungus in the family Hymenochaetaceae. It is parasitic on birchtrees.  I. obliquus grows in birch forests of Russia, Korea, Eastern and Northern Europe, northern areas of the United States, in the North Carolina mountains and in Canada.

The chaga mushroom is considered a medicinal mushroom in Russian and Eastern European folk medicine; medical evidence is emerging.

torsdag 3 mars 2016

The Travelers Elixir


Spagyriskt Elixir för resenären.
Detta ayurvediska reseelixir stödjer kroppens förmåga till flexibilitet för optimal mental och fysisk funktion under resan. Det främjar sunda sömnmönster, hjälper till att eliminera gifter som samlas pga oregelbundna mat och sovrutiner, stödjer matsmältningen, immunförsvaret, luftvägarna och det centrala nervsystemet
10 vatabalanserade örter:
ASHWAGANDHA (adaptogen, hjälper kroppen under stress, ger energi och lugnar samtidigt, främjar god sömn)
INGEFÄRA & FÄNKÅL (hjälper kroppen att anpassa sig till nya tids och årstidscykler, stärker matsmältningen och förbränningen)
AMALAKI  & GURKMEJA (stödjer immunförsvaret, renande)
HELIG BASILIKA (renande, stödjer luftvägarna)
GOKSHURA (främjar balanserade vätskenivåer  i   vävnaderna samtidigt som det lugnar nerverna , ger styrka och vitalitet)

BACOPA & GOTU KOLA (föryngrar, återhämtar samt  stödjer sinnet. Ger ett lugnt fokus och närvoro att leva   i  nuet)

HUMLESUGA (jordande)

Lycklig Resa!

Spagyriskt elixir
Tinktur av ekologisk 40% alkohol och ekologiska ovannämnda örter, extraherat och renat mineralsalt av de örter som ingår I elixiret.
Ta 7-14 droppar i ett litet glas rumstempererat vatten eller direkt på tungan på morgonen

Preparerat i ceremoni

a spagyric Elixir for the traveler
This ayurvedic travelers elixir supports the ability to remain flexible . IT promotes mental and physical function during travel. It supports healthy sleeping patterns, helps detox accumulated toxins due to irregular eating and sleeping habits due to travel, supports digestion , immunity, the respitory tract and the central nervous system.
10 vata balancing herbs
Aswagandha (adaptogene, reduces stress, gives energy yet calms at the same time , promotes sound sleep)
Ginger & Fennel (supports the body to adapt to change, seasonal, timedifference . Promotes digestion and metabolism)
Amalaki & Turmeric (immunity, detoxifying)
Holy Basil (cleansing, supports respitory tract)
Gokshura (supports hydration of the tissues , calming the nerves, instills vitality and and strength)
Bacopa & Gotu Kola (rejuvinating, supports the mind, gives a calm focus and presence to live in the NOW)
Wood Betony (stachys officinalis) ( Grounding) 
This Spayric Travelers Elixir contains the tincture of the above mentioned herbs in 40% alcohol, extracted and purified mineral salts of the above mentioned herbs .
Take 7-14 drops in a little room temp water in the morning
to order , contact : turtleok@hotmail.com
10 ml 150 kr + shipping
Wishing you a pleasant journey!

Melissa Officinalis Spagyric Elixir

Melissa officinalis

Lemonbalm is ruled by Jupiter. The Guru (The sanskrit name for Jupiter is Guru) of our solarsystem. I have prepared this spagyric tincture on thursdays.
The teachings of Lemonbalm is to live in joy and approaching life in a childlike wonder, percieving life how it really is beyond psychological conditioning. This is the key that unlocks the door to the garden of wisdom, the guiding light of Nature.
Lemonbalm is calming to the mind, uplifting to the spirit and opens the heart.
This spagyric tincture is good for those who tend to take life too seriously.

The spagyric Tincture can be ordered by writing to me at : turtleok@hotmail.com
It containins the spirit (tincture) soul (essential oil) and body (calcinated and purified, through fire and water, mineral salts ) of Melissa Officinalis.

 Distilling the essential oil and hydrosol of Melissa Officinalis

onsdag 2 mars 2016

Spagyric Elixir of Wild Rose

Elixir of Wild Rose

This is one of the most profound Spagyric Tinctures I have made. It is the secret of the heart. A rose is a rose is a rose.

First and all the Rose is a healer for the Heart.
It evokes beauty, openness and gentleness. The petals unfolding at it´s centre just as our hearts unfold in spiritual awakening.

When I prepare a Spagyric Elixir with Rose I always add a thorn, which is the protection of this flower.
Through our own trials and experiences of love or lack of love we construct various forms of protection around the sacred chambers of our hearts. For as blissful, radiant and enlightening it can be to open the heart as dark, painful and saddening it is when the heart is closed or hurt.
The medicine of the Rose is healing to the emotional heart as well as a remedy for the physical circulatory system. It is a cardio-tonic.

Rose is also a brain-tonic known to be a medhya in Ayurveda , that is, it enhances  dhi dritti smriti. These are the 3 primary functions of the brain for the actions of registering, storing and recalling knowledge and information. When they are operating in a balanced and coordinated manner, the brain is in a stress-free state of bliss.

Here is some more information of the Rose from the Ayurvedic perspective:

Uplifts spiritually: A unique property rose has is called “Som Nasya Janana.” This means that rose creates good coordination between the mind and Satwa, the light of the soul, so it’s an instant bliss generator!

Strengthens the stomach: according to Ayurveda, rose is balakarika, meaning it strengthens the stomach, intestine and liver organ systems. Bala means strength. In addition, due to its deepana properties, it balances appetite. It is also pachana – it enhances overall metabolism.

Balances the metabolism: consuming rose petal products is particularly beneficial when people have high pitta and high vata imbalances. These imbalances are also usually associated with low agni or low metabolic fire in the stomach and tissues. Low agni results in toxic build-up, weight gain, body aches and pains, etc. Eating rose will pacify these two doshas and help reset the physiology on its way to blissful balance.
Did you know that a rose not only pacifies your sadhak pitta – even as it balances your sadhak agni – but also carries a “somnasya jana” or bliss-enhancing property in its aroma? These properties bestow upon rose its supreme position in the flower kingdom.  This is probably why our hearts open wide to love when we see or smell a rose, or when we eat its petals.

In Ayurveda, we know that sadhak pitta is the pitta subdosha that governs the emotions in the heart. It is aided by sadhak agni, the metabolic principle, sitting in the heart, that helps us “digest” and “process” emotions and thoughts. When sadhak pitta and sadhak agni are out of balance, we will tend to feel down and blue, unable to appreciate or enjoy anything. We may try hard as we can to chase away the blues, mentally listing things we know we are grateful for, our heart will not follow suit and allow us the liberating feeling of gratitude unless we balance sadhak pitta and re-ignite sadhak agni.
In life, many times even though things maybe be going great or smooth, if our sadhak pitta is aggravated due to external circumstances – stress from work; sleep deprivation; a fatigued overworked physiology; family pressures; etc, we may feel down and lack the readiness to tackle a new day, or our projects, with zest. Things can be even more challenging in conjugal life, if one partner’s sadhak pitta is off and the other just can’t understand why he or she is not able to enjoy or appreciate…

  Aggravation of sadhak pitta is common. When sadhak pitta is aggravated, our outlook on life will remain grim and grey despite our best mental and other efforts. Or we may just not feel up to anything. Sadhak pitta aggravation takes the spark out of life.

Nurtures and Supports Beautiful Skin. When taken internally, it purifies the sweat of hot acidic toxins that cause harm on the surface of the skin when a person sweats.

Supports everlasting youth: Rose is also known by the name “taruni” – ever young. Because it pacifies pitta dosha, soothes our emotions, supports the metabolic fires, aids in elimination, and acts as a youthelixir for the heart – it is commonly known to help keep us younger and healthier.

I have prepared  the Spagyric Elixir of Wild Rose on fridays, the day of the week governed by planet Venus. Venus stands for love, beauty, creativity and relationships.

I have made a Formula for Healing the Emotional Heart. It is especially good for those with a broken heart , or recovering after a traumatic experience.

Both the Spagyric Tincture of the Wild Rose
Containing the spirit (tinctture) soul (essential oil) and body (calcinated and purified, through fire and water, mineral salts ) of the Wild Rose

And the Healing the Emotional Heart
Containing the spirit (tinctture) soul (essential oil) and body (calcinated and purified, through fire and water, mineral salts ) of  Wild Rose, Lemon Balm and Yarrow

Can be ordered by writing me : turtleok@hotmail.com
10 ml costs 150 kr + shipping

tisdag 1 mars 2016

Spagyric Elixirs for sale

Here is  a little list of some of the spagyric tinctures I have for sale.
You can read about most of them in previous posts.

Singular ones:

Sambucus Nigra (Elder)
Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein)
Equistum Arvense (Horsetail)
Hypericum Perforatum (St Johns Wort)
Epilobium Angustifolium  (Fireweed)
Angelica Archangelica
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)
Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandharoot)
Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady´s Mantle)
Artemisia Vulgaris  (Mugwort)
Galium Aparine (Cleavers)
Urtica Dioica (Nettle)
Oregano Officinalis (Oregano)
Salvia Officinalis (Sage)
Passiflora Incarnata  (Passionflower)
Ginkgo Biloba
Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm)
Rosa Acicularis (Wild Rose)
Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow)
Thymus Officinalis (Thyme)
Guayusa (Doubble Tincture ,extraction in water and alcohol)
Chaga (Doubble Tincture ,extraction in water and alcohol)
Aloysia Citrodora (Lemon Verbena)
Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil, Tulsi)
Syringa vulgaris (Lilac)
Viola riviniana (Wood Violet) 

Dream Recall
Stop Smoking Support
Elementals (Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Ether/Space)
The Quintessence
The Way of the Heart
Light in the Dark (SAD, melancholia)
The 7 chakras

Just e-mail me to ask more and order.
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