Adulteration in Herbs and Herbal Powders

Last week, the attorney general of the state of NY (whom I voted for) sent cease-and-desist letters out to Walmart, Walgreen’s, GNC, and Target because their herbal supplements mostly don’t contain the herb(s) listed on the bottle. Instead, those little gelcaps are full of stuff like flour, rice, and weeds. Not the good kind of […]

Clary sage and columbine

It’s been so long since I posted, but I want to get back into the swing of things. I’m going to be writing shorter posts for a while, just stuff I’m doing day to day. This morning I harvested a bunch of columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) seeds from my garden. I love the way the seedpods […]

On Not Knowing Everything

Not knowing everything does not equal stupidity

One of the things I’ve noticed in the occult world is the tendency for people to attempt to be experts on a number of unrelated things. So for instance, one can’t just be a rootworker. One has to also be a necromancer and a mambo. I’m sure […]