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
LATE SUMMER : EᗩᖇTᕼ : TRANSFORMATION : PENSIVENESS : SWEET : YELLOW
FALL : ᗰETᗩᒪ : HARVEST : GRIEF : PUNGENT : WHITE
In Winter, the emergence of WATER energy draws us inward. Bodies contract + retreat into shelter. A downward flow calls us to introspection, where consciousness pools + reflects in the deep recesses of our being. It is now we have utmost access to our inner selves— the abyss beneath the ice.
Restoration happens here, when we aren't in action in the world or even making plans. Surrendering to stillness, time stops. We descend to a place where consciousness resembles an infinitely mirrored pool. Reflection (-reflection-reflection-) is our only movement. We are contained, yet boundlessly deep.
If Fall is a shedding + Spring is the birth of new life, Winter is the moment between where death = ultimate fertility. Winter dark is the infinite richness of celestial ooze, the all-swallowing fire of a dark star. Water dreams aren't ideas or plans— they are denser, amorphous visions not yet held to the light. Water dreaming, we face our fear of dissolution, releasing narratives that seem to hold the self together. In the darkness, we explore + wonder at our own depths, guided only by bioluminescent intuition. Our strongest visions for the future are born from these inner visions, but first we have to dive deep...
This year's Water Potion
is a catalyst for deep, restorative introspection + integration, for accessing visionary states beyond time + self-narrative.To be used in ritual + dream work, or to bring intuitive presence into waking life any time of year.
DREAMS IN THE ABYSS =
FRESHWATER JELLYFISH - fluid, flexible presence, universal immersion
PEARL - dissolving defensive layers of meaning built around experience — opulent, iridescent receptivity
PERIWINKLE - integrating past experiences via intuitive consciousness, self-discovery, restoration, serenity
MUGWORT (tincture or glycerite) - opening visionary consciousness, integrating ethereal + embodied experience
Prepared on Dec. 29th, 2020 under the full MOON AFTER YULE - amplified catharsis + transitional momentum, rebirth
ᗩᑕTIᐯITY: CONSERVATION + RESTORATION
ᔕEᑎᔕE OᖇGᗩᑎ: EARS
ᔕOᑌᑎᗪ: DEEP SIGH
ᑕOᒪOᖇ: BLACK + BLUE
ᔕᕼᗩᑭE: WAVY UNSTRUCTURED FLOW
TEᗰᑭEᖇᗩᗰEᑎT: TRANQUIL + RECEPTIVE + SLOW + PHILOSOPHICAL
ᔕᑭᗩTIᗩᒪ EᒪEᗰEᑎTᔕ: TRANSLUCENT + WET + FORMLESS
IᗰᗩGE: THE ABYSS BENEATH THE ICE
OUR POTIONS ARE EARTH-INTEGRATED MINDFULNESS TOOLS. THEIR POWER IS POETIC.
will consist of a seasonal selection of essences
suspended in a single herb extract.
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. :~):~):~)