Our Curator: A Journey of Passion and Purpose
Meet Janel A. Ricks, the creative force behind Alchemy7, a place where artistry, holistic alternatives, and the metaphysical realm converge to inspire, uplift, and empower. It's a journey that goes beyond the realm of mere products; it's about building a community of seekers, embracing timeless traditions, and facilitating individual paths to self-discovery.
A Vision of Guidance:
In a world increasingly drawn to environmental awareness and holistic remedies, Janel perceived a collective yearning for something more profound. People were seeking an opportunity to explore the metaphysical, reconnect with ancient traditions, and be part of a judgment-free community. From this shared need, Janel's purpose took root, offering not just products but a sanctuary for exploration and personal growth.
The Birth of a Creator:
Janel's origin in Wilmington, Delaware, and her later settlement in Atlanta, Georgia, provided fertile ground for her natural artistic talents to flourish. However, her journey transcended mere artistry. As a Seer, Intuitive, Medium, and Clairvoyant, Janel concealed her extraordinary abilities for many years. It took a transformative encounter with someone of similar gifts to unlock her potential and inspire her to guide others along their own metaphysical journeys.
A Fusion of Faith and Spirituality:
Janel's spiritual odyssey led her from the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E) to Catholicism, a journey that not only deepened her connection to biblical teachings but also unveiled the ties to African Traditional Religions (ATRs) that now underpin her ritual candles. Armed with degrees in Business Administration and International Economics, along with a Project Management Certification, Janel masterfully combines education and intuition to craft an authentic metaphysical experience.
Trailblazing in Diversity:
Janel's entrepreneurial spirit began to stir during her college years when her knack for identifying emerging trends foreshadowed her future path. In 2017, she embarked on a transformative spiritual journey after facing heartbreak, igniting her passion for crafting candles. The challenges of the pandemic only intensified her determination. Alchemy7 began with just three candles on Etsy and swiftly grew into a diverse array of 50 products with 97 variations, culminating in a physical presence at Perimeter Mall.
Elevating Mind, Body, and Soul:
Janel's philosophy is crystal clear: Alchemy7 is more than a physical store; it's a sanctuary for holistic well-being, a place that nurtures the mind, body, and soul. With unwavering commitment, Janel invites you to embark on the transformational journey she embodies, one that transcends products and encapsulates the essence of self-empowerment.
"I'm committed to energizing your mind, body, and soul for your overall well-being." - Janel A. Ricks
Facing Pandemic Challenges:
During the pandemic, metaphysical stores encountered difficulties in importing candles into the United States due to customs issues. It was during this time that Janel, recognized as a powerful force by many, decided to craft and sell three candles online. To her astonishment, the overwhelming demand transformed these three candles into a product line of 50 unique offerings with 97 variations in just four months. Her journey culminated with the establishment of a physical kiosk in a prestigious mall in Atlanta, Georgia, where Alchemy7 shone as the quintessential metaphysical experience.
Embracing a New Future:
Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and its ever-evolving impact on the world, Janel's commitment to her community and her journey as a practitioner remains unwavering. She envisions becoming an herbalist, deepening her knowledge, and enhancing the quality of her products to continue serving her clients and the broader metaphysical community.
- Baccalaureate of Science in Business Administration, Minor in Computer Information Systems.
- Baccalaureate of Arts in International Economics and Modern Languages, Concentration in Spanish & French - Georgia State University.
- Certification in Project Management - J. Mack Robinson- Georgia State University.