Mead Making, Potions and Herbcraft
with Benjamin Pixie
Sunday, 20 November
6.00p ~ 8.00p
FREE • donations gratefully accepted
Ambrosia, the Nectar of the Gods, the divine drink of Lovers & poets :
Come taste & explore the role of magic in the processes of mead making, herbal medicine and potion craft while beginning a mead to be offered up to Dionysus! In this class we will sample different magical & unique varieties of Mead, as well as learning the art & practice of fermenting with honey & herbs.
In this workshop we will explore :
- the magical lore & origins of honey wine
- the health properties of honey, propolis, bee pollen
- a few medicinal plants
- how to infuse honey & mead with herbs, fruits & more
The Teacher :
Benjamin Pixie has been a Mead maker & Herbalist for over 15 years, and a beekeeper for 10 years. He will be bringing honey from his hives in Washington and sharing samples of honey, mead and magic as well as stories poetry and seeds of hope and resistance in this time of great change. He is husband to 4 million virgin maidens who dedicate their lives to the sex work; the flowering, fertility & fecundity of the Earth. In addition to beekeeping, he is a mead maker, a conjurer of spirits, herbalist, a hide tanner, leather worker, & warrior poet. He is the father of 2 shining radiant little witches.