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Cacao: A Nutritional Powerhouse
  By: Norianna Diesel   Cacao is one of the queens of superfoods. Boasting over 300 nutrients and compounds in this legendary "food of the gods", cacao is one of the best foods to help boost your overall health. Keep reading to...
Historical uses of Red Root
  Red Root (Ceanothus Americanus) is a beautiful white flowering shrub native to the Eastern United States that sports a long, reddish root famed for its curative properties. New Jersey Tea is another common name for Red Root, because during the...
Cilantro: The Medicinal Culinary Herb
Did you know that the common herb that you find in your grocery store called cilantro, is actually just the adopted Spanish name for the coriander plant? Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is an annual herb in the Apiaceae family, and this plant has a somewhat confusing name breakdown, so let me clarify it for you. Properly, the entire plant and seeds are named coriander. The leaves can be called various names, depending on where you live. In the United States and Canada, they would be referred to as cilantro, but elsewhere you will see the leaves labeled as Chinese parsley, or simply coriander. More colloquially, and how I was taught, was that the entire plant is called cilantro, and just the seeds themselves are called coriander. Cilantro is widely used in Mexican cuisine, which has led to the cultural preference of using the Spanish word for this herb here in North America.
Goji Berry: The Antioxidant Super Berry
The famed goji berry, prized for its super high nutritional and antioxidant content, comes from either the Lycium barbarum or Lycium chinense bush. Both of these red tear-dropped shaped red berries are slightly different in appearance and sugar content, yet...
He Shou Wu: The Legendary Herb With The Power To Turn Grey Hair Black
  He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) is a climbing vine plant also sometimes called climbing knotweed. It is native to China but is also found in Japan and Taiwan. Commonly known as Fo-Ti [its Japanese name] in North America, its...
Yarrow: The Wound Healer & Venusian Powerhouse
Achillea millefollium, a member of the sunflower family, can be found all over the globe, but is particularly comfortable in the central and eastern United States. You can find her clustered white flowers and delicate segmented leaves (millefollium means “a...
White Willow Bark: The Precursor To Aspirin & An Ancient Remedy
White Willow Bark, the bark from a White Willow tree, has been used for over 4,000 years to help relieve pain and inflammation. It was used by Ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Romans, Greeks, and Indian Civilizations as an analgesic and antipyretic...
Watercress: Its Historical Uses
Written by: Norianna Diesel Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is a small green leafy herb that grows in or near water and has been used as far back as 400 BC. It is one of the most widely recognized plants across the...
Shilajit; its benefits and why sourcing matters
Written by Norianna Diesel   Have you heard the word Shilajit, or perhaps it’s Russian counterpart, Mumiyo, and wondered, what the heck is this substance with such a strange name? The purpose of this blog post is to give you...
'Viral' and Bacterial Infections and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Recently my wife, Norianna, woke up and told me about a dream she had where she was starting to come down with some unspecified Bacterial/Viral disease and she stated that she actually felt that way. As the morning progressed, she...
The Difference between a Spagyric Magistery and a Cohobated Philosophic Spagyric Essence
This blog post is reconstructed from a social media interaction between Phoenix Aurelius and a fellow Spagyrist. Phoenix is making a point to share that the information that the fellow Spagyrist shared about his process of creating a Magistery of...
A Bit About Cannabis
his little excerpt was originally written for a 4/20 newsletter but I decided to share this content on my blog for all to see.   Cannabis has played an enormous role in my life and 4/20 has been a celebratory...
Hermetic & Alchemical Applications in the Lab
*Excerpt taken from my online course: Spagyria 1010 To learn more visit: https://www.phoenixaurelius.org/pages/online-courses There are dozens of Psycho-Spiritual pathways that have been used throughout History to Accompany Alchemical Practices. Even though Spagyria and Alchemy differ in their approach and purpose, Spagyria...
Alchemi-Culture Information & History
This Information was taken from an old alchemi-culture website that Phoenix ran back in 2017/2018 that has since been de-activated as his focus has shifted towards building up the Phoenix Aurelius Research Academy. Ultimately the Research Academy will incorporate an updated...
Transpersonal Alchemy 101: A Guide to Personal Transformation
In this article, I would like to outline the process for complete personal transformation of one's character, deeds, and ways of life. This is what I call 'Transpersonal Alchemy.' I have used this myself for nearly a decade and have...
Dangers of Herbicide Use
On Tuesday April 28th, I awoke at 7 am to the smell of herbicides filling my entire house since all our windows were left open during the night. My fiancée and I both developed headaches and nausea due to the...
Agricultural Concepts & Tips (Written For a Newbie Performing No-Till Agriculture)
1. Don't perform mono-culture. No till mono-culture works about as well as cleaning your whole house with a toothbrush. In theory, it could possibly be done, but it will take a long time and you'll encounter a lot of problems....
A Hobbit's Commentary on Powdery Mildew
Those who know me well know that I absolutely love gardening and farming. It comes with being an over-sized hobbit. One of the biggest problems with gardening, especially in the summer months, is Powdery Mildew. I have TONS of experience...
Medical Astrology Commentary: For Those Studying The Art of Medical Astrology
I was quoted on a Crrow777 Interview a while back as mentioning in passing that I can readily deduce the majority of illnesses and conditions a person is likely to experience throughout the course of their life by looking at...
Epihpanytide & The Gifts of the Magi
In case you haven’t heard, for the entire antiquated “Octave” of Epiphanytide, which is from January 6th - January 14th 2020, we are offering a 40% discount on the Gifts of the Magi Spagyric Formulation along with Royal Frankincense [Boswellia sacra] and Omani Myrrh Spagyric Tinctures. Why? To celebrate Epiphanytide, of course!
Holistic Dental Care Resources
It is a common misconception that one needs to go to the Dentist for oral health. In this blog I have outlined various resources that have greatly informed my own paradigm of Holistic Dentistry.