Arthur presents Sunday Oct. 18, 3pm in Philly: How to make herbal tinctures—a workshop with AEMEN BELL


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Arthur presents

Wildcrafting Magical Elixirs
a workshop with Aemen Bell

Sunday, October 18

Just in time for Halloween…

Learn how to create and use your very own simple and edible potions! Using beautiful crystals, moon cycles and magical plants from your own backyard, herbalist Aemen Bell will show you how to play with the friendly energies of Mother Nature, and you will leave with your own Magical Elixir! We will explore and explain recipes to enhance Love, Dreaming, and more. Don’t worry: you don’t need to have any witchy experience—just come with an open mind, a little common sense, and a willingness to use your own very powerful imagination.

Space is limited to 24 attendees. Workshop tickets are available for $10 in advance, $12 day-of-workshop, as space permits. Reserve space in advance by

* sending $10 per guest via PayPal to, or
* handing cold hard cash to Jay or Brooke at 2037 Frankford; arrange ahead of time via email to

This workshop will be held indoors at 2037 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown (Philadelphia, PA 19125).

Aemen Bell is a Brooklyn-based herbalist, artist, writer, and unlicensed pet detective. She has been making potions since she first took an empty shampoo bottle out of the bathroom trash at age 4 and filled it with mud, rocks, and cat hair. She apprenticed under the lovely, patient and eternally knowledgeable Lata Kennedy of Flower Power Herbs and Roots in New York City’s East Village.

Aemen’s own line of Magical Elixirs, Praecantrix, is currently sold throughout the New York and Pennsylvania areas, and online at

She has been showing her art publicly in New York City since 2000, and her photographs were recently featured in the art book They Be We.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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