An Apothecary's Geometry
Sensual Alchemy for Experience and Pleasure
An Apothecary of Formulæ with Incantations
I have experimented extensively with alchemical combinations of essential oils to collate this materia medica. I collected and blended my oils intuitively and instinctively, and these blends are those that I found particularly powerful. I sit and work with oils burning in my studio, and I share my experiences with you. I dive into the molecular structures of the active ingredients, and then create visional structures of healing, scent and taste. A pharmacopoeia of oils, elixirs, incense, remedies and tinctures.
(Galbanum, Spikenard & Cassia Bark)
For sitting in determined state
the thoughts of which we cogitate
refine, distill and crystalise
and thus we open inner eyes.
(Violet, Pettigrain & Frangipani)
And with our focus clearly placed
alert and bright in open space
those thoughts and wishes that we dream
are realised and quickly seen.
THE FLAVOUR OF ANISEED
(Cinnamon Bark, Sandalwood & Neroli)
For only through our diligence
will that we wish to know make sense
thus honouring the sacred path
of letting go of what we grasp.
(Eucalyptus, Neroli & Frankincense)
The sweet sensation in your face
as your smile resumes it's place
revealing that which dwells within
your perfect, funny, silly grin.
THE POWER OF BRYONIA
BIRTH OF THE GODDESS
(Blue Lotus, Galangal, Ambrette, Spikenard, Galbanum, Myrrh, Frankincense & Frangipani)
From deep within our mother's womb
our soul ascends the rested tomb
of previous lives, those karmic seeds
Goddess reborn, she gifts our needs.
(Amber, Aniseed & Jasmine)
Within the clarity of mind
resides your fortune, deep inside
that chooses paths of bless'ed ways
that lead to happiness filled days.
THE POTENCY OF CACAO
(Frangipani & Neroli)
From deep witin your perfect eyes
emerges sight of crystal skies
which beckons love from souls afar
that travelled from your distant star.
(Frangipani, Ylang Ylang & Cinnamon Bark)
Its time to think, to concentrate
and focus not on what you hate
but realise the path of peace
will cause your suffering to cease.
THE CLARITY OF CAMPHOR
(Clary Sage, Cucumber & Cypress)
Oh! Fearless one, yes you who know
the power upon which you grow
resides within your very heart
yes, it is time to make your start!
(Patchouli & Ylang Ylang)
Creative essence flows through you
in every special thing you do
in healing, loving, tender care
as artists painting love to share.
THE CLEANSING OF EUCALYPTUS
(Aniseed & Vetivert)
The auric soul that radiates
initiating future states
of energetic soul release
and offering pure inner peace.
(Eucalyptus, Violet & Sandalwood)
As keen and bright as autumn sun
the child within will start to run
with open arms and eager eyes
and see perfection in the skies.
THE SWEETNESS OF FRANGIPANI
(Saffron, Cassia Bark & Patchouli)
Engaged in sensual embrace
entwined within this time and place
where love is known and life is pure
and shall endure forever more.
(Amber, Pettigrain & Patchouli)
The frisson of your inner sense
in its true magnificence
will amplify and integrate
and satisfy your inner state.
THE SOOTHING OF WILLOW
(Rose Geranium & Jasmine)
The floating feeling that we love
intoxicated from above
in wooziness and open gaze
and laziness of blissful haze.
(Spikenard, Bergamot & Aniseed)
Strength of heart and true desire
that holds the truth aflame, afire
will see potential dreams come true
through gifts that heaven give to you.
THE MAGIC OF FRANKINCENSE
(Blue Lotus, Mimosa & Cypress)
On angel's wings, sweet heaven sings
her joyous call that fills the air
with perfumed gifts called from afar
and shared with thee, the holy star.
(Balsam, Bergamot & Clove)
Upon the distant mountain side
where you and I can sit astride
the highest dream of fragrant gaze
and drink the nectar's subtle haze.
THE TASTE OF GREEN TEA
HOT HOT HOT
(Galbanum, Rosemary & Eucalyptus)
As the fire within you flares
and dilated pupils stare
the inner heat, the flame of bliss
begins the journey of the sacred kiss.
(Ambrette Seed, Frangipani & Galbanum)
Data extremis, multiplied
engaged, pursued, transmogrified
as witnessed in your open mind
and gathered, so not left behind.
THE SWEETNESS OF HONEY
(Rosemary, Myrrh & Benzoin)
To process thoughts and analyze
we need ability to cognise
with rapid flexibility
and to stimulate integrity.
LIGHTER THAN AIR
(Amber, Marigold & Frangipani)
To sail upon a fragrant cloud
released from gravity's soft shroud
we'll float above those troubled times
and view the Earth from higher climes.
THE MEDICINE OF INDIAN SNAKEROOT
MAKE IT HAPPEN
(Aniseed, Frankincense & Cinnamon)
The waitings past, the time's arrived
those wishes that you have subscribed
and pressured into active states
are happening, as you awake.
NEW MOON INTENTION
(Cassia Bark, Clary Sage, Cypress, Galbanum, Cinnamon Bark)
Young silver child, of quiet nights
whose rising glimpse attains the heights
that raise our eyes to see her veil
of slender, sweet, complexion - pale.
(Patchouli, Clove & Aniseed)
If only it were possible, to learn the way
of warriors, whose patience was their greatest art
the freeing of anxiety to rush time forward
to the never of the future... breathe.
THE ENERGY OF GARLIC
(Cassia, Aniseed, Pettigrain & Rose Geranium)
Easing into inner peace
the joyful path of soft release
and letting go of troubled minds
relaxed upon the ease inside.
(Cypress, Pettigrain & Clary Sage)
With caution upon nature's air
the eyes of careful, steady, stare
precedes the action that we take
preventing typical mistakes.
(Spikenard, Myrrh & Cinnamon)
Arising from the ember's eye
the phoenix lifts her head to sky
and opens wings, of fire display
and raises power in every way.
THE GIFT OF MYRRH
(Vetivert, Sandalwood & Violet)
When needed, power is realised
as lightning crackling in the skies
absorbed and held within your soul
enabling you to reach your goal.
(Rose Geranium, Ylang Ylang & Neroli)
A pleasure rush of energy
a lasting carousel of waves
that carry floods of ecstacy.
(Eucalyptus, Myrrh & Cypress)
Your inner fire, of desert heat
ascending with the temple beat
that energises all your tasks
achieving all within your grasp.
THE ESSENCE OF PATCHOULI
REQUEST TO THE UNIVERSE
(Pettigrain, Patchouli, Frangipani & Blue Lotus)
The plea that ushers from your heart
is heard the moment that you start
requests to fulfil all your dreams
illuminating hidden seams.
(Ambrette Seed, Benzoin & Frangipani)
Oh, zestful pleasure, ever sought
by those experienced in thought
of sensual touch and glistening scents
and fulfiment of every sense.
(Cinnamon, Neroli & Clove)
Betrothed in downy softened airs
she witnessed floating up the stairs
a dreamy bliss of passing wings
in cushioned comfort deep within.
THE ALCHEMY OF WINTER SEED
(Benzoin, Violet & Clove)
The lens that powes sunlight's flare
controlled, and passive in your stare
of inner gaze, the steely eye
that holds a star still, in the sky.
(Spikenard, Clove & Patchouli)
Now should you choose, to air your views
accompanied on healing dreams
the citadel of what it seems
will come to thee, at heaven speed.
(Rose Geranium, Myrrh & Benzoin)
With open arms and sweet embrace
and gazing on your smiling face
arrival's gift of open heart
begins the moment that we start, to greet.
THE PERFECTION OF ROSE
(Amber, Patchouli, Marigold, Aniseed & Clove)
To fall of elegant embrace
of softened paradise embrace
the swoon, when lover's eyes begin
imagining their private sin.
(Patchouli, Vetivert & Frangipani)
With open wings and upturned eyes
we turn about to face the sky
and bound for distant foreign shores
where love endures, forevermore.
THE MAJIQUE OF HEMP
UNION OF INSPIRATIONS
(Cinnamon Bark, Neroli & Patchouli)
Inspired within the circle's line
as union blesses us with time
to gather those we need to find
those sisters of a loving kind.
YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO ASK
(Cassia Bark, Ylang Ylang, Clove, Vetivert & Rosemary)
Just ask! And see what you receive
as in your heart you do believe
your needs need meeting, soon, today
and see! They're heading in your way.
THE MYSTERY OF YLANG YLANG
The subtle affectors of scent's sweet contact
in taste and essence, sacred flair
that passes testing scrutiny
in knowing healing's tender care
I will be sharing more of my experimentation with herbs, remedies, tinctures, teas, oils and healing elixirs.