The Untamed Alchemist is Kristina Bauer, a playful creatrix who delights in theology, symbology, and folklore, the art and science of Mother Earth chemistry, and the magic and healing medicine found in her garden and kitchen. Kristina loves to write, create, craft, cook, and inspire; she has been dancing with the moon for over 30 years.
Wild & Wise.
Natural & Intentional.
Pure & Simple.
Inspire passion for nature—especially herbs, aromatics, gardens, food, critters, and wild spaces.
Encourage thoughtful exploration of and deliberate engagement with the magic, science, history, art, and lore behind the blessings all around us.
Raise awareness of and increase appreciation for home cooked meals, handmade crafts, old world wisdom, lost arts, and Mother Earth chemistry.
Celebrate the rich heritage, diverse skills, forgotten symbols, and sacred stories associated with wild women, free spirits, and witches.
Educate, empower, and inspire individuals in safely and effectively employing aromatics and food for health and wellness.
Create more opportunities for individuals to recognize the magic in the “mundane” so as to empower the re-enchantment of every day life.
a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.
a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means to indefinitely prolong life and thriving.
a power or process of transforming something common into something uncommon and exceptional.
Alchemy – As A Process
The process of alchemy yields something new and spectacular from otherwise base resources. By definition, the resulting creation is greater than the sum of its parts.
Whereas many people recognize the image of the alchemist transforming base metals into gold, few realize that alchemical theory can just as easily be applied to spiritual practice or creativity. From something as lofty as transforming one’s attitude and outlook–or as grounded as making a meal–alchemy encourages us to make more with what we have. Whether it serves to heal a broken heart with new insight on old thinking or inspires the art of combining essential oils and herbs to create exceptional, natural products, alchemy invites us to rethink the ingredients from which we begin, engage with them in change and growth, and invest in the outcome we desire from their transformation.
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about the untamed alchemist
Kristina Bauer has over 25 years experience working and playing in the art and science of essential oils, herbs, archetypes, symbology, and magical alchemy.
Her lifelong fascination with herbs, essential oils, religion, magic, and archetypes drove her to pursue a unique and diverse education.
Kristina has a Bachelor's Degree in a combination of women’s studies, religion and spirituality with express emphasis on folklore, mythology, and pagan studies, Mother Earth chemistry, mythology, and symbology.
In addition to her formal degree, Kristina completed the Scholar’s Program and Teacher Training at Aromahead Institute; she actively pursues continuing education through workshops, certifications, and other learning in cooking, herbalism, and aromatherapy.