On the afternoon of Saturday, April 15th I will be presenting “The Flower of Life: A Mystical Approach to the Art of Botanical Perfumery” at Olander in Malibu. The Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER) is an organization created by actor/artist Leigh J. McCloskey. He began this endeavor with the seed of an “idea meant to awaken our deepest knowing and to stimulate the emerging waters of imaginative renaissance & rebirth.”1
I had the opportunity to visit Olander many years ago when Eve was a child and Leigh had just started his gatherings. Fast forward to a few months ago when Greg mentioned being on their newsletter mailing and that the events that Olandar were putting on are reminiscent of what Alex and Alison Grey have been doing. Power couples in the visionary and healing tribe are on the rise, I see this as part of the integration of masculine and feminine, duality, that is currently taking place on the planet. Cathy and Florian are another excellent example of sol and luna, the alchemical marriage.
I’m absolutely delighted that now I have the honor of presenting “The Flower of Life: A Mystical Approach to the Art of Botanical Perfumery” a dissertation on the things I usually ramble on about relating to olfactory adventures and exploring the mythology, history and aromatic properties
of flowers, etc.
I’ll be bringing along tinctures, hydrosols, lotions and potions to alter our consciousness with Greg who I have asked to put together a visual accompaniment to my words and scented treats.
1 Leigh J. McCloskey
Photos ©Roxana Villa