Quintessence is the fifth element proposed by medieval alchemists as the stuff that makes up the heavenly bodies. Although quintessence was extremely rare on the terrestrial sphere, it was considered panacea and medicinal alchemists worked to isolate it, which, it was claimed, could be accomplished through sufficient distillation of alcohol.
About Morningbird (Witchipedia's Founder)
I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife.
I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.