Botanica Obscura Conference

March 18,2023 @ 08:00 pm    to   March 26,2023 @ 11:30 pm

Botanica Obscura Conference

Online Conference featuring plant spirit medicine, baneful herbs, carnivorous plants, flower essences, and more!

Featured speakers include: Tara-Love Maguire, Devin Hunter, Stacey Williams-Ng, Harold Roth, Lorraine Monteagut, Matthew Venus, Juliet Diaz, Thomas Hatsis, Nicholas Pearson, PD Newman, Amy Blackthorn, Coby Michael, and more!

Flying Ointments as Flower Essences with Nicholas Pearson

The mysterious unguenta sabbati or flying ointments are a staple in witchcraft lore that have enjoyed a surge in interest in recent years. According to trial records, these magickal salves helped witches fly to the sabbath to engage in ecstatic rites. Most of these concoctions are filled with toxic, hallucinogenic ingredients that can be dangerous when mishandled. As a result, modern practitioners have explored alternatives for traditional flying ointments, including flower essence blends made from similar plants.

Flower essence blends inspired by flying ointment recipes can be used to aid spirit flight, astral travel, spirit communication, and other ecstatic, magickal practices. Further, the power of their baneful ingredients offers profound healing according to the praxes of flower essence therapy. Join flower essence therapist and author Nicholas Pearson as he seeks the overlap of magick and medicine provided by essences. Nicholas will provide recipes for flying blends, return blends, and an overview of ingredients that can be used to concoct your own custom blends inspired by historical flying ointment recipes.

Event Information

March 18,2023 @ 08:00 pm
March 26,2023 @ 11:30 pm
flower essences
online, recorded

Event Organizer

The Poisoner's Apothecary

Event Venue