THE FIVE ELEMENTS (ᗰETᗩᒪ, ᗯᗩTEᖇ, ᗯOOᗪ, ᖴIᖇE, EᗩᖇTᕼ) are the underlying energies that comprise all things...
Also called the Five Movements, their dynamic interactions form the universal order, generating the cycle of the seasons along with corresponding colors, flavors, sounds, the organs + tissues of our bodies, and even our temperaments + emotions. There is no distinction between body/mind. Matter is not fixed. Everything is movement.
Healing may then be envisioned as the harmonious dance
of these five elemental energies.
We created the EᒪEᗰEᑎTᗩᒪ ᑭOTIOᑎ series to acknowledge + celebrate + balance the needs and experiences unique to each season. We offer each formula as a shared ritual— harmonizing collective consciousness with the cyclical passage of time, witnessed by plant + human community.
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WINTER : ᗯᗩTEᖇ : STORAGE : FEAR : SALTY : BLACK
SPRING : ᗯOOᗪ : BIRTH : ANGER : SOUR : GREEN
SUMMER : ᖴIᖇE : GROWTH : JOY : BITTER : RED
HARVEST : EᗩᖇTᕼ : TRANSFORMATION : PENSIVENESS : SWEET : YELLOW
FALL : ᗰETᗩᒪ : HARVEST : GRIEF : PUNGENT : WHITE
In Spring, we load the bow, draw it tight + aim with precision. As Summer emerges, we become the arrow— releasing into freedom
lusciously inert thrown
to a swell of plans
into flesh open petals
causing a scene
oops and 100% sure
been cooped up for so long it
feels so good you know
to just let go and see
feel whatever happens
This year's Fire Potion is a catalyst for reckless, untempered joy + warmth + expression, and a good luck charm.
To be used in ritual work + meditation + whenever in daily life (not too close to bedtime).
like a sweet-apple
on the tip
of the topmost branch
forgotten by pickers
they couldn’t reach it
The Cosmos was not made by gods
but always was and is eternal Fire.
EXPLODE BUTTERFLY =
MIMOSA - sparkling presence, explosive joy
LAVA - warm, luscious, flowing expression of *deep source* energy
BUTTERFLY - expansion, freedom, levitation, play!
STRAWBERRY + CHARRED BITTER ORANGE (oxymel) - juicy, bittersweet activator
essences prepared on the FULL STRAWBERRY MOON in CAPRICORN - amplified confidence + luck
ᗷOᗯEᒪᔕ: SMALL INTESTINE
ᔕEᑎᔕE OᖇGᗩᑎ: TONGUE
TIᔕᔕᑌE: BLOOD VESSELS
ᔕᑭᗩTIᗩᒪ EᒪEᗰEᑎTᔕ: RISING + EXPANSION
IᗰᗩGE: THE VERMILLION BIRD
OUR POTIONS ARE EARTH-INTEGRATED MINDFULNESS TOOLS. THEIR POWER IS POETIC.
Your potion will consist of a seasonal selection of essences
suspended in a Strawberry + Prickly Ash oxymel
The "physical" plant dosage in the essences is negligible.
These are medicines of meaning, intended for meditative/ritual/therapeutic use, to be taken in 1-5 drops at a time.
The formulation ritual includes meditation, sound + movement, and is performed with care :~)
10mL HAND-DECORATED DROPPER BOTTLE
- FORMULATED + POURED + NAMED EACH SEASON
- MADE WITH HERBS WE CULTIVATE, OR SOURCE FROM SMALL ORGANIC FARMS
Keep on hand for use in the moment
Take 1-5 drops directly on the tongue, as desired?
May also be added to a drink, or applied topically to pulse points...
THE FORMULAS + WORDS + IMAGES WE MAKE ARE GESTURES OF SUPPORT TOWARD YOUR PROCESS OF CARING FOR YOURSELF AS YOU SEE FIT.
They are not medical advice or medical treatment.
PEOPLE + PLANTS ARE COMPLEX.
YOUR RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT PLANTS, IN DIFFERENT AMOUNTS, WILL BE UNIQUE.
LISTENING AND ADJUSTING TO YOUR RESPONSE IS VITAL TO ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR CARE.
While complications from working with herbs + speculative interactions between herbs + drugs are sometimes publicized, confirmed cases are rare. It is your responsibility to discuss possible complications or interactions of herbs + medications with a trained healthcare provider, particularly if you are pregnant or have a known medical condition.
This might feel complicated, and that’s OK. :~)
| These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. :~):~):~)