Alchemy of Chinese Herbs

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Herbs and roots are life-nourishing. They are sustenance as well as medicine, and convey nature’s forces.  Through their connection to the natural world, herbs and roots of Chinese medicine imbue their resonance with these forces within us. Regulated by the rhythms of Yin and Yang, influenced by the 5 elements (sun, soil, minerals, water, and […]

Incense and Rooting the Spirit

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The sense orifice of smell can have strong effects on the aspect of Spirit known in Chinese medicine as Shen. Burning clean, resinous incense can open the Heart-Spirit, and in part, enhances our remembering of what is important. Incense prepared with quality medicinal substances has the ability, as thought in shamanic and alchemical traditions, to […]

 
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