DISTILL YOUR TRUE SELF
A ceremonial self-discovery journey on Crete engaging with plants and the alchemical study of artisan aromatic distillations.
DISTILL YOUR TRUE SELF
Being an artisan distiller is a passionate crossroad connecting science and art, profession and calling, plant and people… or just connecting the dots in search of the meaning of Life. A Journey through plant distillation is an opportunity for extended individual and collective development. Alchemical changes profoundly affect our layers from the physical to the invisible.
The ancient art of distilling aromatic and medicinal plants is an exciting chapter in modern holistic studies. Join me to understand the stimulating process, learn about various methods, and explore how different plant parts – flowers, fruits, leaves, seeds, resins or wood – are being transformed. And with them, you will be transformed too!
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DISTILL YOURSELF journeys:
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> Arrival/leaving dates can be adjusted to travel arrangements.
THE BRIGHT SIDE
OF THE DARK AGES -
THE PATH OF A MODERN ALCHEMIST!
Distill Your True Self
Distillation is an art and science, and for an artisan distiller, it is a sacred ceremony. For this retreat you are invited to join me and live the life of a modern alchemist. We will discuss processes, plants used, material and type of distillation apparatus, as well as a number of influential contributors to get a more considerate insight into such as ratio of the various extracts, and their corresponding quantity and quality features. Our journeys will be in context of nature, and you will be guided through the process of distilling medicinal plants while you actually attend to the Plants we work with.
🌿 First things first: engage in Cretan nature!
🌿 Enjoy the landscape and plants from seaside to mountain tops;
🌿 Slow down and listen to your inner feelings;
🌿 Be guided in your own alchemical process;
🌿 Learn about Cretan aromatic plants and their common cousins;
🌿 Harvest plants in the sacred silence of nature’s rituals;
🌿 Prepare plants and attend the distillation for full comprehension;
🌿 Discuss your questions with me as we go in our practices;
🌿 Relax, chill out, and enjoy our rich library of aromatherapy, herbal medicine, distillations, hydrosols and occult study books;
🌿 Be empowered from our slow-paced, authentic practices;
🌿 Take-away a few bottles of our fine artisan distilled hydrosol, and some essential oils if you like;
🌿 Continue walking your path as an authentic Alchemist;
And most of all, enjoy your blessed time on Crete!
Distill Your True Self –
is it for you?
If you are a student or practitioner of aromatherapy, botanical perfumery, herbalism, other alternative modalities, or perhaps culinary arts, you will love extending your field studies in our alchemical aromatic distillations retreat!
> Extend your relationship with the diversity of nature;
> Understand the many facets of aromatic activities;
> Learn the tools and methods of aromatic distillations;
> Harvest in our apothecary gardens and forage during field explorations;
> Distill various Cretan aromatics of the season;
> Understand the personal development aspects of Distilling Your True Self;
> Take away the gifts of our magical co-creations!