The Lunar Apothecary

discover who you are as a healer through moon-centered herbalism + magick

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The Lunar Apothecary is an in-depth ecourse and online community of herbal medicine and magick to help you discover who you are as a healer.

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The Course

The Lunar Apothecary is composed of thirteen self-guided cycles (you can look at the content of each cycle below) that you can do at your own time and pace. Some folks choose to work through one cycle per month while others move through the course at a much slower pace. In addition to the thirteen cycles there is a library of bonus material from plant and astroherbology profiles, recipes and worksheets, as well as a mini course on reading the birth chart from a healing perspective. And don't worry - you'll have access to the course content for life. You will also receive a monthly newsletter available only to members of The Lunar Apothecary which explores everything from herbal healing ways, current lunar energies, and more.

Over the years, students have described The Lunar Apothecary as a magickal library of learning - it's a place to dive deep into your relationship with your inner wisdom while connecting with plant teachers and Moon guides. This is a great course for folks who love creating their own schedules for their studies and showing up when it is right for them, who enjoy reading-based learning, and most importantly, who are interested in putting what they learn about themselves, the plants, and the Moon into practice.

If you are interested in enrolling in The Lunar Apothecary and The Tarot Apothecary at the same time at a discounted rate, come this way.

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Currently there is a private social group and commenting allowed throughout the course. The social group will be closed in May 2021 and the comments aspect of the course will be retired August 2021. Starting on August 23 the course will be open to all genders / agendered folks (see FAQ for complete details). These changes are being made to respect the slow magick, self-guided heart of the course while keeping the low cost of the course static.

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In The Lunar Apothecary we celebrate the full spectrum of wisdom that traditional western herbalism has to offer. The Lunar Apothecary is for you if:

• You're ready to experience a world of lunar medicine and magick , aligning your inner changes with the healing energies of the Moon.

• You seek to embody As Above, So Below in your herbal and magickal practices.

• You want to make herbal remedies and formulations that are both medicinal and magickal.

• You're look for ways to integrate your spiritual work with your healing practice in a way that is authentically you.

• You want to incorporate astroherbology into your herbal work as part of the living legacy of traditional western herbalism.

• You're excited to create rituals that deepen your connections between you and your plant allies so that you can provide powerful healing space for yourself and others.

• You're ready to connect with a community of womxn-identified folks* in a kind and affirming community. *The Lunar Apothecary is a course for womxn-identified folks. You determine your own gender and we are trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary inclusive. I am a nonbinary womxn and we have many folks who all identify as womxn but in a variety of ways. If you identify as a womxn/womyn/woman/wemoon in some way you are very welcome to join our circle. Please note: Starting on August 23 the course will be open to all genders / agendered folks (see FAQ for complete details).

• You know it is time to step into your power as a healer!

If your heart is singing with excitement then The Lunar Apothecary is for you.


 


"The Lunar Apothecary is the most incredibly detailed, thorough resource I could possibly imagine... There is enough material here to keep me happy for years to come! I love losing myself in the pages upon pages of Alexis' lovely words and hand-drawn ornaments. A magical powerhouse."

The Lunar Apothecary is different from other herbal courses. Not only do we look at both the magickal roots and modern breakthroughs of traditional western herbalism, but we focus on something far more unique:

You.

It's one thing to memorize the uses of plants and make herbal remedies and it's another thing entirely to know who you are as a healer and what unique gifts you have to offer the world.

While learning to work with herbs and their healing gifts, you'll also be going on a journey within yourself. Through magickal practices, you'll find your energetic flow. And with the Moon as your guide, you'll change and shift, opening yourself up to your own inherent wisdom.

In The Lunar Apothecary we embrace all that is starry, dark, and beautiful to experience the rich spectrum of life lived not just for the bright expanse of day, but the healing mantle of night. We seek our wildness and learn our sacred names, bringing our healing gifts back to ourselves and our community. This is a slow-magick type of course where we value learning that only comes from the passage of the cycles of the Moon and the seasons.

If you're not interested in self-discovery and peeling back the layers of the mundane until you reach the crystal heart of the magickal, than The Lunar Apothecary is not for you. But, if there is a calling in your soul to live an authentic life of plant wisdom and lunar wildness, then The Lunar Apothecary is for you.

 

"What can I say? This class is changing my life. I am more in tune with the moon's cycles, I am learning so much about astrology and herbs. I feel magickal."

Praise for The Lunar Apothecary

"I have wanted to purchase Lunar Apothecary membership for over a year, and I am SO GLAD I was finally able to do so. It is EVERYTHING I hoped it would be, AND MORE." - Heather

"LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE The Lunar Apothecary." - Nicole V.

"What can I say? This class is changing my life. I am more in tune with the moon's cycles, I am learning so much about astrology and herbs. I feel magickal." Devri S.

"I am loving this course - learning so much." Michelle H.

"A lot if information for the price this is well worth every penny!" - Michelle

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! There is so much information here, I am learning so much. I wish I could just sit and read it all all day long. Unfortunately, I can't. But this is an AMAZING course!" - M.N.



"Very extensive course. I really love being part of it!" - Evelyn

"Such an amazing course, Alexis put so much love, art, details and wisdom in this course." - Iris S.

"Wow! What a plethora of information! Thank you so much for allowing me into your library! :) This is amazing and truly inspiring..." Tracey R. A.

"Amazing! So excited for this course! There is SO much info and it's all written so clear and easy to follow. Thanks!" Jess R.

"What can one say about such a remarkable/wonderful/magical thing/course/place/mindset? Thanks a million PLUS ONE for organizing and putting together such a terrific amount of work and study into one glorious whole! We are all so much better for it." S. J.

"Love it, you can see how much work has gone into creating it. Can't wait to learn more in the coming months Thank you" W.A.

"Information beyond my wildest dreams!!!" - U.A.

"This course has an incredible wealth of information! I am enjoying it very much and slowly working my way through. I was blown away by how much valuable information is here. It is clear that it is a labour of love the way it was created and compiled. I highly recommend it! Wonderful course! Beautifully put together!" C.E.

"Amazing. So much thought and energy was put into the class. " Tanaya C.

"I am positively overwhelmed with the information and knowledge conveyed in LA...I am only in week 1 and my mind is blown. This is exactly what I've been looking for. If you are questioning if this is the right place for you, say yes. I'm so glad I did. :)" H.P.

"Love this class, so much amazing information!" Amy L.

"The Lunar Apothecary is the most incredibly detailed, thorough resource I could possibly imagine. [T]here is enough material here to keep me happy for years to come! I love losing myself in the pages upon pages of Alexis' lovely words and hand-drawn ornaments. A magical powerhouse." - A

"Absolutely FABULOUS e-course!!!!! So very interesting and educational, and fun!!! I'm amazed at the work that went into this!!" - B.H.

"WAY more value than what was paid. This woman has inspired course work and is such a contribution to us newbies who are just starting out in our exploration of herbal knowledge. Thank you!" - N.T.

"Wonderful e-course! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about lunar magic, ritual, and herbal uses/properties!" - Karen F.

 

"Any chance to learn some of Alexis' wisdom should be grabbed at with both hands."

Your Instructor


Alexis J. Cunningfolk
Alexis J. Cunningfolk

The Lunar Apothecary is the course I wanted as a student.

I was lucky enough to have herbalism and magick come into my life at the same time - and I quickly realized the transformative powers of both to help me navigate my world with a steady compass.

I’m an intersectional herbalist, magickal mentor, and weaver of remedies. I teach the full spectrum of traditional western herbalism - from its magickal roots to its modern breakthroughs. My intersectionality, and the reason I do the work that I do, arises from my lived experience as a nonbinary queer, a mixed womxn, and a practicing witch.

I hope you'll join me in my starry-hearted community of healers to discover who you are as a healer and the unique gifts you bring to the world.


Course Curriculum


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"So much love and effort went into this class and you can really tell. Alexis has a true passion for what she does and it shines through in all the lessons. I can't get enough of this class!"

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is certification available?
The Lunar Apothecary is a non-certified course and I do not currently offer certification. My offering is to help you find out what you bring to your practice as an herbalist and healer, equipping you with tools of self-inquiry, but not to train you for certification.
I'm just starting to learn about herbalism, is this course for me?
Yes! While The Lunar Apothecary is not meant to replace a 101 herbalism course it is beginner-friendly and will easily fit in with your studies. The Lunar Apothecary is unique in that it teaches herbal arts from both a medicinal and magickal perspective, which is not commonly found in herbal schools.
I'm an experienced herbalist, is this course for me?
Yes! The Lunar Apothecary teaches herbalism from both a medicinal and magickal perspective (including the roots of medical astrology in traditional western herbalism) which is not often found in herbal schools. Most importantly, The Lunar Apothecary is about helping you discover who *you* are as a healer.
I'm trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, etc., is this course for me?
Yes. Until August 23 The Lunar Apothecary will continue to operate as a womxn's only space where you determine your own gender and we are trans-inclusive, genderqueer, and nonbinary inclusive. On August 23 the course will open to all genders and agender folks (see full details below).
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long is the course?
The Lunar Apothecary is self-paced and can be completed as fast or slow as you like. I have structured it to be comfortably worked through within a year.
I can't afford the current payment plan. Do you ever offer extended payment plans?
Yes! In 2021 I will be offering a eight-part $40 a month payment plan that you can sign up for from February 25 - March 1 and August 29 to September 5. Sign-up for my mailing list (http://www.wortsandcunning.com/magick-mail) for reminders of these dates.
Do you ever have sales for The Lunar Apothecary?
Yes! Once a year I have an annual sale for all of my ecourses. In 2021 the sale will happen from June 18 - July 2.
Why am I seeing a different price for the course than advertised in your newsletter?
For my EU based students, VAT is calculated into the display price which is why you see and often higher price than the one for my US-based students. I am legally required to charge VAT for tax filing purposes and can't change the pricing.
Is this course womxn's only or open to all genders/agendered folks?
Starting on August 23 The Lunar Apothecary will become open to all genders / agendered folks. The change comes eight years after starting the course and the retirement of its social aspects (i.e. the social forum and comment sections). I had planned on making this change last year but you know - stuff happened - and the change will be taking place later this summer. The primary reason for this shift around the social spaces in the course is that I want to keep the price static and low cost while acknowledging the fact that there are way more students in it than I ever imagined when I first launched it years ago. While there are many more students, there is still only one me, and to keep the course cost and time effective the retirement of the social aspects needed to happen. Truthfully, The Lunar Apothecary has always operated as a magickal library of study than a place to socialize, so energetically there's not that big of a shift occurring for students. For me, it means that I'll be able to invest more time and energy into creating more free and low-cost courses while folks continue to enjoy all that The Lunar Apothecary has to offer. As the social aspects of the course retires there is no longer a need to hold the container originally put in place for womxn-identified folks, I'm happy to open the course up to folks of all gender and agendered expressions. While there are a few references to womxn and students as womxn in the course, there is no talk of masculine and feminine energies or heavily gendered anything. The Moon is reverentially referred to as a Holy Being sometimes with She/Her pronouns, sometimes They/Them. I won't be going through and changing this language so if that is not your cup of tea, just know that before signing up.
Do you offer course bundle discounts?
Yes! You can sign up for The Tarot Apothecary and The Lunar Apothecary at the same time for a 10% discount. Come this way to learn more: https://wortsandcunning.teachable.com/p/the-apothecary-student-bundle.

What Folks Are Saying About The Lunar Apothecary

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! There is so much information here, I am learning so much. I wish I could just sit and read it all all day long. Unfortunately, I can't. But this is an AMAZING course!" - M.N.

"6 weeks in, and all I can say is this program is worth triple its price. Chocked full of amazing detail, folklore, clever recipes, amazing meditations, and more esoteric and astrological knowledge than you can shake a stick at. Simply amazing." - L.M.

"Information beyond my wildest dreams!!!" U. Andrews

"Wonderful, wonderful course!!!" - Y.M.

"Fantastic course! I can tell alot of care and effort went into making this. She really knows her stuff." - G.A.

"Excellent. Awesome. Fabulous eCourse!" J.O.

"So much love and effort went into this class and you can really tell. Alexis has a true passion for what she does and it shines through in all the lessons. I can't get enough of this class!" - C.R.

Is your heart is singing with excitement?

Then The Lunar Apothecary is the course for you.

I can't wait to meet you in our starry-hearted circle! By purchasing a membership you agree to:

  • A magickal library worth of learning material, guided meditations, ebooks, audio courses, and more for only $297.
  • Join a community of starry-hearted womxn from all over the world. The Lunar Apothecary is a course for womxn identified folks. You determine your own gender and we are trans-inclusive, genderqueer, and non-binary inclusive. If you identify as a womyn/woman/wemoon/womxn/etc you are very, very welcome to join our circle.
  • I understand and have read the FAQ and changes happening to The Lunar Apothecary this August.
  • The membership guidelines and rules (see below), and you understand that failure to abide by the guidelines and rules will result in suspension or removal of your Lunar Apothecary account, without warning or refund.
  • Say "Yes!" to your magick

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Membership Guidelines

By joining The Lunar Apothecary you agree to the following membership guidelines:

  1. Agree to and follow our community values while you're in our shared sacred space.
  2. To bring your whole self to the community! Participate in discussions, post photos of your creations, and delve deep into the material to get the most out of your membership. A name (chosen or given) must be included as part of your student profile - not just an email address - to support our community vibes.
  3. To respect copyright and do not share Lunar Apothecary material outside the Lunar Apothecary or with non-members. Copyright infringements will result in immediate cancelation of your membership without warning or refunds.

Community Values

The following are a few simple guidelines for our forum discussions so that we can create a supportive space for everyone to bring their whole selves. I ask that everyone hold the three following tenets during their time in the Lunar Apothecary:

Speak Kindly
Hold Space For Yourself + Others
Respect Privacy

Speak Kindly: While our community exists in an online format, when participating in discussions act in them as you would sitting across the circle with whoever you are speaking with, especially if conversations become challenging. We will also not tolerate any harassment, derogatory comments or slurs, or inappropriate language directed at another Lunar Apothecary member. If you are unable to follow this guideline, you will be banned from the community without warning and you will not be issued a refund.

Hold Space for Yourself and Others: The Lunar Apothecary is a sacred space for us to show up and be held accountable for our words and actions. We are all beautifully imperfect creatures who are capable of holding space for others while we change and transform on our journey.

Respect Privacy: Everything shared in the forums is private information and not to be shared outside of The Lunar Apothecary unless there is explicit permission otherwise.