Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 11: The Classical Herb Garden, Part 3

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms




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Contents of this Segment:

Domination of herbs by the different planets (cont.). Plants containing forms of sulphur. Phosphorus. Aspirin originally from willow, but now synthetic. Herb gardens in the monasteries. Potassium and magnesium. Synthetics as hypocritical inventions. They are not the same as the natural products. Relations between the human body, the herbs and the planets. Roots in relation to the earth and the melancholic, leaves to water and the and the phlegmatic, the air to the flower and the sanguine, seed to fire and the choleric. Herbs used in seasoning foods. If the food is a root like carrot, for example, one is prone to use spices that balance that predominately earthy element with the water, air, and fire elements -- leaves, fruits, and seeds. The interplay of the four temperaments to create harmony and health. The ancient festival of the Saturnalia. (13:28)



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