The Principal of Correspondence

Yesterday, I left the perfumery a bit earlier than usual, arriving at the casita with enough time to fully experience and take some time breathing in the spectacular biome of Santa Fe at sunset. At first I was just standing in awe, looking out at the landscape and sky, then as the mind began to… Continue reading The Principal of Correspondence

The alchemical trinity of Chaparral

The perfume ChaparralĀ is not a reference to the creosote bush, Larrea tridentata, which sometimes goes by many name chaparral, as well as greasewood and la gobernadora. I named the fragrance after the California biome distinguished by wet winters, hot summers and drought-tolerant shrub land. This biome is also found in the Mediterranean, South America, Australia… Continue reading The alchemical trinity of Chaparral

Re-birthing a New Vision

Intending our collective human mind today may ingest, incubate and hatch the symbolism of the “egg” as an archetype for libration. The origins of the word Easter are found in the ancient Saxon Lunar Goddess known as Eostre and Norse Goddess Ostara. In both these traditions, as well as those of the Greeks and Egyptians… Continue reading Re-birthing a New Vision

Indistractable

Lately, especially since moving, I have had a challenge getting things done. Part of the challenge is the chaotic nature of moving and not having a workspace or home. Once the perfumery was set up and we were able to get into a better, albeit not yet ideal home situation, things improved. Now that the… Continue reading Indistractable

Word Rant Wednesday: Alchemy

While attending a lecture about honey bees in February 2016, the presenter Benjamin Pixie, mentioned an “alchemist” that lived in Taos. The equation of the words alchemist + Taos sparked my curiosity immediately. The word “alchemistā€ currently is an amorphous term with a myriad of definitions, which gets thrown about abundantly, without much gravitas. At… Continue reading Word Rant Wednesday: Alchemy

Mercury Day

Wednesday is attributed to the heavenly body, closest to the sun. Although small in size, it is dense and heavily cratered like the Moon. The astrological of signs Gemini and Venus are ruled by this messenger of the God and Goddess. There is dualistic, curious, versatile component. In a conversation with my local buddy Avery… Continue reading Mercury Day