SECRET FIRE APOTHECARY
Secret Fire Apothecary specializes in Spagyric processing of organically grown and sustainably/ethically wild harvested herbs and fungi. We also offer Spagyric and herbal education/apprenticeship, clinical herbalism services and professional consulting services.
In collaboration with Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm & Botanical Sanctuary we have the unique opportunity to oversee the entire process of "seed to sale", incorporating No-Till & Organic Agriculture, Astrology, Alchemical Philosophy, Spagyric processing methods and more.
WHAT IS SPAGYRICS?
Re-ignited in Europe by Paracelsus, an early 16th century physician and father of modern toxicology, a new branch of Alchemy sprouted up through what he titled Spagyrics. This system, drawing from the framework and practices of both laboratory and philosophical Alchemy forged a methodology of holistic medicine making based upon a concept known as the Tria Prima; Salt, Sulphur and Mercury, otherwise known as the Body, Soul and Spirit of all things in the manifest world.
The title Spagyric, deriving from the ancient Greek words spao (to draw out) and agerio (to gather), highlights the basic technique underlying the many forms of Spagyric medicines.
In regards to plants and fungi the three essential principles to be separated, purified and recombined include the:
- Mineral salt profile (Salt/Body)
- Essential oil and active compound profile (Sulphur/Soul)
- Alcohol or vinegar potential through fermentation/oxidization (Mercury/Spirit)
Utilizing the Spagyric method briefly described above, Secret Fire Apothecary creates and compounds small batch, high quality, potent holistic botanical extracts and products using only natural plant based materials and solvents. Strict commitment to ethically sourced, sustainable and organic wild harvested herbs/fungi as base materials, and patient processing in lock-step with Nature is our promise to you, to ensure only the best of our ability as purveyors of the finest herbal wares.