The Time Has Come….

It’s been a long time since I have updated this blog. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that I have been putting alchemia magic together as its own standalone business. I am incredibly grateful to all of the colleagues, students and those who have lent their support, business and magical experience…

Forging Your Own Craft

This weekend, for the first time in a bit, I will be teaching a class with my friend and partner in witchy crime, Bridget Shoemaker.  For those who are interested, please call me at the number listed OR stop by ReAlive at 3800 Wilson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, 52404. The $35 is to cover the…

The Magic of Moldavite

By now you’ve probably heard someone talking about the crystal known as moldavite. You might even have seen a YouTube Video or people on TikTok telling you all the wonderful things about it. While social media trends can really drive the popularity of any given crystal and moldavite had been no exception. So what’s the…

Crystals: Their Power & Mystery

At ReAlive Metaphysical and Repurposing, which is the store that exclusively carries Alchemia products, they carry a wide range of crystals from around the world. For those just getting started in crystals, it may seem overwhelming when you walk into a shop and are faced with oh-so-many choices. In my experience, the best thing to…

Aromatherapy Essentials: Part 1

Mankind has used plants for healing since prehistoric days.  Using various methods of preparation, plants provided a way to heal illness, tend to wounds, and to make life more bearable. The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and the Vedic civilization in India were all known to have used oils that were infused with various plants for purification,…

Welcome to Alchemia Magic!

The Alchemia Magic started as an imaginary place that contained all of the elements of the bookstores, botanicas, and metaphysical shops I had either visited or worked at during the course of my life.  I just happened to be writing some interactive fiction with friends on Pan Historia and the description of this shop just…