Center of Ancient Alchemy and the Healing Arts assists in the natural potential of the body to balance, control, recover and preserve itself by applying medical knowledge alongside complementary therapies accurately.
Through our medicinal fields we assert the inner healing potential of all humans.
Our concern with Alchemy seeks to aim to a transformation through medical science. We do not engage in "Spiritual Alchemy" practices like some devious new-age systems.
We bring into focus medical knowledge but also we acknowledge the inner potential of man to heal himself.
Since ancient times, man has sought a fulfilment, either through mystical sciences or through spirituality.
This tendency comes from a yearning for metamorphosis, an inclination towards a higher unity – an aspiration of man for harmony with the entire nature.
That is a nostalgia of a complete state of being. The nostalgia of a paradise lost.
In his endeavour for complete fulfilment, man has attempted to find in the natural processes analogies for their transformations; similarities based on the symbolic meanings of each creature in all the kingdoms. Thereby the doctrine of signatures was born from observations and this desire for completeness.
Nonetheless, traditional medicines play a significant role in this metamorphosis.
All healing processes tend to be performed for the restoration of a nourishing body and mind.
If a seed contains potentially the main characteristics of the future plant, even a sizable tree can come out.
In this analogy, we exert the outline for our purpose.
Through this analogy, we point out that the seeds are sowed in our souls, and it depends on our state of mind whether we want them to display the future fruits or perish.
In Alchemical symbolism, the Sower, the seed and the environment form a triad, that conditions the creation and its advancement to fulfilment.
The fruit is the fulfilment of everything.
.What we exert through these studies and presentations is the decisive part of gaining knowledge of the ancients for a proper understanding of how contemporary medicine works.
Let me share my journey with you.
Let me share my panel and the stories that we confess. Let me share my heart with you in the foods that I prepare, and to present my abilities to you in the ancient knowledge that I impart.
Since the earliest times that I can recollect, I felt a love for the earth, a curiosity for her stones, and yearning for the flowers that she carries. This has brought me in close connection with the study of Gemology. Afterward, I took persuasive research in the study of plants and herbal remedies, and eventually, this steered me on an immersive adventure for earth excavations around the world in Israel, Africa, Turkey, and Jordan. It carried me to study Archaeology, Ancient Aromatherapy, and to understand all these connections applied to the human body; this Knowledge was written down in the Ancient papyruses and preserved for us as in order to acknowledge and integrate the texts into our being as the descendants of ancestral wisdom.
These were the ideas in fact that Hippocrates had studied himself.
Hippocrates' ideas were deeply influenced by the Pythagorean theory that Nature was created of four elements ( water, earth, wind, and fire ), and therefore, similarly, the body consisted of four fluids or 'humors' ( black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood).
The clinical and ethical basis of medical discipline, as well as most clinical terms used even today, have their origins in Hippocrates' wisdom.
In Ancient Greece, it was precisely the context of intellectual freedom that facilitated scientific medicine to be created.
Practical knowledge from cooking and gymnastic accidents, as well as philosophical ideas, had all been suggested in antiquity as the grounds on which Greek medicine first stood.
Before him, therapeutic endeavors were based on spiritual or magical ideas and were commonly practiced by priests, spiritual healers, and witch-doctors.
He belonged to a family of physicians who claimed their ancestry from Asclepius, the god of medicine.
Additionally, this has guided me near to the inquiry in Ayurvedic and Naturopathic medicine, the study of Pharmacognosy and Herbalism. Consequently, I have discovered the Thebes papyrus, where a description about Scurvy, later found to be a vitamin C deficiency, was first represented in 1500 BC by the ancient Egyptians..
All ancient cultures were attached to the foods they consumed and cultivated, as well as acknowledging the importance of excretion, thereby interacting with the body in the form of art and science.
According to Walter Gratzer, the study of nutrition during the 6th century BC. The first recorded dietary advice, carved into a Babylonian stone tablet in about 2500 BC, warned those with pain inside to avoid consuming onions for three days.
In China, the concept of Qi originated, a spirit or "wind" similar to what Western Europeans later called pneuma.
Ho, the Physician, settled that, and he classified diseases as well as prescribed diets.
When I had investigated and explored much from the historical perspective through traveling, I began to focus on the healing arts to adequately understand the internal and visceral connections of the human organism. Acknowledging that they are inseparable, I commenced studying medical massage therapy, colon hydrotherapy, ancient methods of wrapping the body with essential oils in the ancient and modern methods.
Mayan visceral abdominal work, cranial-sacral work, etc. Having been realizing that all these are connected to the proper functioning of the body, and also, the ancient techniques were being lost.
Moreover, at the same time, our knowledge of food medicine, the law of signatures and food correspondence of the body and plant species, and ethnobotany were being succumbed alongside with the art of cultivation.
Another brilliant encounter on the medicinal field is with the Prince of physicians: Avicenna, by his real name in Arabic Abu Ali Al-Hussein Ibn Abdullah Ibn Sina, he was one of the most eminent Muslim physicians and philosophers of his days whose influence on Islamic and European medicine continued for centuries.
At the age of ten, he finished studying and memorizing the Koran by heart and was proficient in the Arabic language and its literature classics.
At the age of thirteen, he started investigating the medical sciences. By the age of eighteen, he was a well-established physician, and his reputation became well recognized in his country and beyond.
He was cited as asserting that:
“Medicine is no hard and thorny science like mathematics and metaphysics, so I soon made great progress; I became an excellent physician and began to treat patients using approved remedies.”
Now, on a personal note, I have had four surgeries for endometriosis, fibroids, cyst tumors, and two for Illiac compression syndrome, where they put four stints in my artery.
For over ten years, I have studied the aforementioned in order to bring awareness and find more integrative approaches and paths because
the time is now, it is essential.
I am currently working with the Louisiana Agriculture Preservation Society to preserve Louisiana species. Also, working on an independent study of Acadian, Cajun, Creole plants, history, and food types. As part of a Global food Health Initiative and with the Louisiana State University agriculture department on community gardens and food and farming education.
The next generation of farming is at hand, but we must be educated, the knowledge must be passed down.
From the body to the Soul Food in the heart of New Orleans
- The home of Soul food -
May Louisiana bring the song back into the heart, and the food to work with the gut biome in the proper rhythm ebb and flow of the body.
Promoting the tools for wellness comes in accordance with one of the greatest gifts of existence - Health.
Our commitment to therapeutic exploration has given us the prospect of creating this project for maintaining health and well-being as a rewarding assessment for our patrons.
The Center for Ancient Alchemy & The Healing Arts seeks to promote the optimal equilibrium that sprouts from a vast array of sources encompassing herbal medicines, holistic medicine and traditional medicine that is newly acknowledged like CAM.
Therefore, we introduce our visitors to a wide variety of methods also implying, the means we have to re-shape the misinformed perspective moulded upon these therapies that have been overshadowed by the big pharma.
We are not at any source of conflict with conventional medicine whatsoever. We seek a reunion or a unifying association between these two medicinal branches.
We believe that through the knowledge shared on this website benefiting the world to obtain funding resources, equipment, materials for long term research project that include:
and others, which are represented throughout the website as a configuration of an ongoing process that seeks to encompass all perspectives of complementary therapies.
Nature has bestowed us with a truly rich botanical heritage and a large number of different plant types are growing in various parts of the world.
Grants for fundings to sustain our programs and classes
Individual and fellowship funding opportunities for continuous improvement in the examination of agricultural sites and research
Funding will help us achieve our goals – whether it's improving our research, professions, starting our own company or giving our community the best opportunities for change
Expedition grants help us acquire information from different parts of the world, benefiting from a system that comprehends fellowship
We seek stability for our mission thus providing benefits for others
Our company seeks involvement with Foundations that support individual and organizational research in the natural fields of medicine, agriculture and farming
We are committed in attending new studies each year that can regulate and sustain our spectrum of research
In the land of medicinal research we acknowledge the fact that pharmaceutical companies own their facts.
however, we investigate the rise of Complementary Medicine and there is a tendency of turning back to holistic treatments.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
The project is intended for practitioners and students of pharmacognosy, as well as practitioners of other modalities who are interested in the principles and practices of Western herbal medicine.
We seek to involve practitioners that could be engaged in the medicinal fields of gastroenterology and visceral manipulation as well as hepatology and holistic approaches.
Our company strives to engage collectively in promoting optimum health globally
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