The word spagyric was coined in the 1600s by the renowned alchemist Paracelsus. It is Greek for “to separate and recombine” and indicates the mysterious process involved in the creation of these peculiar elixirs. A spagyric (pronounced “spah-jir-ik”) is a concentrated liquid herbal product that contains the three alchemical principles known as the Sulphur (essential oils) , Mercury (spirit) and Salt or body (alkaline mineral salts) of a plant. They are created using the entire plant through an alchemical process involving fermentation, distillation and the extraction of crystallized mineral components from the ash of the plant through extended calcination. Typical herbal tinctures only use the Sulphur and Mercury of the plant for their creation, making spagyric tinctures a holistic product in that all of its elements are retained. The tincture now contains all the acids, oils and minerals the plant originally had but now in much a more potent and purified form.
Alkhemia is a fine 'spirit of wine' inspired by the alchemists of old. Taking their instruction and ispiration from the Egyptian secrets, passed down in hushed whispers for over a thousand years, they finally found their way into history by the way for signs and symbols. Be it in the ancient sands of Egypt or the darkened alcoves of Parisian Cathedrals, the alchemical elixir has long been sought after to heal mind and body and allow one to commune with the gods. May this humble imitation of greatness inspire you in your search of that mystery they called, 'The Great Work'.
Ruby in color and packed full of dried rich fruits and licorice from beautiful Rioja, Spain. Full bodied, rich and well balanced in style. A good accompaniment to pasta, red meat and casseroles.
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