Monday, August 3, 2009


Saturday, August 1, 2009
Waxing Moon

The time is RIGHT as I settle outside under the arms of my beloved trees and begin to grind the dried horsetail. When all of the desiccated horsetail is transformed into green powder and enclosed in the glass jar, I let it rest in the dark place until the first Saturday of the Waxing Moon.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Where the Horsetail dwells

Saturday, July 4, 2009
waxing Moon
Round Lake, Adirondack Park Preserve, NY

Thursday, June 11, 2009

...inanimate energy has no awareness. 
Carlos Castaneda

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Purification leaves me contaminated with unfinished work

I haven't tooted this blog yet because I knew from the start that my first tincture wouldn’t be a success worthy of much attention. I am also challenging myself into devising a design that would reflect the beautiful and arcane nature of plants. That said my entries have been sporadic.

At last then here comes the final entry about my incomplete tincture. As I mentioned before, the instructions called for 250g of powdered horsetail while my harvest rendered mere 61g. My main concern however rested with the “metal” pot that I was using. One could only guess what sort of impurities went into the production of this pot. Using it for the final Purification of the salts seemed like an oxymoron. So it was that my horsetail tincture, if I could call it that, lacked the third ingredient: the salts or the essence of the horsetail’s body. Nonetheless, I drank the tincture for the whole month, from mid November till mid December (taking one table spoon a day). My knee has not given me any troubles since then and of course I would like to attribute that blissful relief to my incomplete tincture ;)