Please note this is NOT a ZOOM Lecture but an in person lecture at our museum – tickets include a complimentary glass of Devil’s Botany Absinthe
Doors open at 6:30pm and lecture starts at 7pm
In this illustrated talk, Jemma Foster will explore the wisdom of plants and planets through alchemical philosophy and practice, wildcrafting and remedy making. Jemma will also share ways to connect to the plants as divinatory guides. Discover where and when to forage, tips for preparing the wild plants and ways they can be used, allowing them to support and strengthen your mind, body and soul. This talk is a perfect event for witches, herbalists, alchemists, astrologers or for anyone who strives to be in harmony with nature and the cosmos.
Wild Alchemy Lab, an Astro-botanical Remedy Deck (published by Laurence King Publishing, June 2023) is the first Oracle Deck of its kind. Each of the 52 cards in the deck features a wild plant, beautifully illustrated by Raxenne Maniquiz, and accompanied by its astrological and alchemical correspondences. The back of the card features a brief description of the plant, some context from history and mythology, and a recipe for a medicinal or culinary use of the plant.
Jemma Foster is a wildcrafter, astrologer and practitioner of plant and vibrational medicine. As a multi-disciplinary artist, writer and filmmaker, her work explores myth, plant neurobiology and interspecies communication. She is the author of Sacred Geometry (2020) and founder of botanical studio Mama Xanadu, film studio Semantica Productions and esoteric publishing house and curatorial agency Wild Alchemy Lab.
Devil’s Botany is the UK’s first absinthe distillery, founded by Directors of The Last Tuesday Society’s Absinthe Parlour & Cocktail Bar. Their range of award-winning absinthes celebrates the hidden virtues of nature by summoning the delectable powers of the highest quality herbs and spices. Devil’s Botany is pushing the boundaries of the spirit category to unleash the future of absinthe. By disrupting century-old traditions, Devil’s Botany is reviving absinthe from its past by creating bold expressions for the adventurous drinkers of today.