The Myth of St. Valentines Day

about this event

Join us for a celebration of Valentine’s Day with state-changing elixirs, chocolates, readings and storytelling by author, Sophie Strand, who will share insights about the ancient origins of Valentinus and different theories on how this and other martyred saints became symbols of love and affection.

Sophie will also be on hand to sign copies of her new book, The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine for all attending guests.

About Sophie Strand:

Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. Her new book, The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine is enjoying great response from around the country. Her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions in the Summer of 2023. Subscribe to her newsletter at And follow her work on Instagram: @cosmogyny and at

About: The Alchemist’s Kitchen

The Alchemist’s Kitchen flagship is a unique destination located at 119 Crosby Street, Soho, New York.

We are a botanical dispensary dedicated to connecting you with the power of plants.

We offer a wide variety of events, workshops, classes, and other experiences to nourish both our minds and bodies. We believe that taking care of ourselves includes the healthiest possible relationship we can have not just with our bodies but also within ourselves.

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