The Witching Herbs

13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden

Author: Harold Roth

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 163341034X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 8330

Harold Roth is a leading authority on plant/herbal magic. His new book, The Witching Herbs, is an in-depth exploration of 13 essential plants and herbs most closely associated with witchcraft—13 because it’s the witching number and reflects the 13 months of the lunar calendar. The plants are poppy, clary sage, yarrow, rue, hyssop, vervain, mugwort, wormwood, datura, wild tobacco, henbane, belladonna, and mandrake. Roth writes simply and clearly on a vast amount of esoteric information that is not easily found elsewhere and will be greeted enthusiastically by those who already have extensive experience and libraries. It is unique in that it combines mysticism with practical instructions for growing each plant, based on Roth’s 30 years of gardening expertise. Each chapter focuses on one plant and includes information on its unique plant spirit familiar, clear how-to instructions for magical projects, and pragmatic information on growing and cultivating. Roth writes, “This book is a great choice for intermediate-to-advanced witches who would like to work more closely with the traditional witching herbs, especially the baneful plants with their rather difficult spirits. Working directly with spirits is one of the fundamentals of the Craft.” The Witching Herbs is the essential plant-worker’s guide. Roth is not only a successful gardener, but also a magician and scholar of the occult. No other book blends clear, practical gardening techniques with equally lucid and sophisticated plant magic so successfully.

The Witching Herbs

13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden

Author: Harold Roth

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1578635993

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 7368

"Harold Roth is a leading authority on plant/herbal magic. His new book, The Witching Herbs, is an in-depth exploration of 13 essential plants and herbs most closely associated with witchcraft...The plants are poppy, clary sage, yarrow, rue, hyssop, vervain, mugwort, wormwood, datura, wild tobacco, henbane, belladonna, and mandrake...Each chapter focuses on one plant and includes information on its unique plant spirit familiar, clear how-to instructions for magical projects, and pragmatic information on growing and cultivating."--

Daughters of the Witching Hill

Author: Mary Sharratt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547488483

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2829

Daughters of the Witching Hill brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching account of a family sustained by love as they try to survive the hysteria of a witch-hunt. Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow living in Pendle Forest, is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman. Drawing on the Catholic folk magic of her youth, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future. As she ages, she instructs her granddaughter, Alizon, in her craft, as well as her best friend, who ultimately turns to dark magic. When a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate, eager to make his name as a witch finder, plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights. Sharratt interweaves well-researched historical details of the 1612 Pendle witch-hunt with a beautifully imagined story of strong women, family, and betrayal. Daughters of the Witching Hill is a powerful novel of intrigue and revelation. This e-book includes a sample chapter of Illuminations.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised

A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity Using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers

Author: Susan Gregg

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592335837

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 7887

Learn how to improve your life using the spiritual properties all around you in nature. This revised and expanded guide includes the magical properties and uses for nearly 300 plants. Entries describe how to use spells or rituals and potions that solve ev

Herbs & Things

Jeanne Rose's Herbal

Author: Jeanne Rose,Michael S. Moore

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867195255

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 324

View: 8068

This fine title from Last Gasp is the essential herbal reference book, a complete compendium of practical and exotic herbal lore that is guaranteed to turn you on to the fact that plants and animals have been used for thousands of years in various ways to make people healthier, and to help them to live longer and more effective lives.

Herbs: Medicinal, Magical, Marvelous!

Author: Deborah Martin

Publisher: Moon Books

ISBN: 9781846943720

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

View: 7204

For millennia, man has been using herbs; in food, for healing, and for magical purposes. Only in the last hundred years have the magical and medicinal properties of herbs been separated by scientists and the magical community. This book reunites the two into a comprehensive reference. Drawing on her years of practice and research, Deborah Martin has compiled information on over three hundred herbs. Avoiding the confusion of common names which can vary by region, she uses the Latin binomial or scientific names for all the plants but gives the reader a cheat sheet for easy reference. Written with a touch of humor, she details the difference between synthetic drugs and herbal alternatives. Lists make looking up an herb for a simple ailment or magical spell effortless. Also given are instructions for different types of herbal preparations and their medicinal and magical uses.

Witchcraft Medicine

Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants

Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling,Christian Rätsch,Wolf-Dieter Storl

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159477661X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 2813

An in-depth investigation of traditional European folk medicine and the healing arts of witches • Explores the outlawed “alternative” medicine of witches suppressed by the state and the Church and how these plants can be used today • Reveals that female shamanic medicine can be found in cultures all over the world • Illustrated with color and black-and-white art reproductions dating back to the 16th century Witch medicine is wild medicine. It does more than make one healthy, it creates lust and knowledge, ecstasy and mythological insight. In Witchcraft Medicine the authors take the reader on a journey that examines the women who mix the potions and become the healers; the legacy of Hecate; the demonization of nature’s healing powers and sensuousness; the sorceress as shaman; and the plants associated with witches and devils. They explore important seasonal festivals and the plants associated with them, such as wolf’s claw and calendula as herbs of the solstice and alder as an herb of the time of the dead--Samhain or Halloween. They also look at the history of forbidden medicine from the Inquisition to current drug laws, with an eye toward how the sacred plants of our forebears can be used once again.

Herbs of the Northern Shaman

A Guide to Mind-Altering Plants of the Northern Hemisphere

Author: Steve Andrews

Publisher: Loompanics Unltd

ISBN: 9781559502115

Category: Gardening

Page: 110

View: 3294

Under the Witching Tree

A Folk Grimoire of Tree Lore and Practicum

Author: Corinne Boyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909602182

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 310

View: 705

Under the Witching Tree guides us into the realms of traditional tree lore, magic & medicine from western & northern Europe & north America. This book presents a wealth of tales, charms, spells, recipes & rites focusing on twenty different trees.

The Witching Hour

Spells, Powders, Formulas, and Witchy Techniques that Work

Author: Silver RavenWolf

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 073875398X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 7968

A Book of Dynamic Spells and Potent Magick from Bestselling Author Silver RavenWolf Includes more than 100 formulas for magickal powders and herbal blends Cultivate the energetic power of magick with renowned witch Silver RavenWolf. The Witching Hour shows you how to use the right tools, materials, and techniques for powders and spells that work. Explore the secrets of fluid condensers, beeswax, and the planets. Create your own conjuring bags and sachets. Discover how to work with powders, herbs, and magickal timing with more than 100 recipes and formulas for a variety of purposes: Abundance · Blessed Baby/Fertility · Psychic Shield · Fairy Conjure · Steady Income · Transition · White Owl Wisdom · Ancestral Honor · Serenity · Last Ditch Binding · Boss Fix · Worry Breaker · Dreams and Visions · Love Drawing Body Powder · Five Rivers Fear Breaker · Healer's Touch · Aura Spiritual Cleanse · Family Protection · SunLion Success · And Many More Awaken the depths of your personal power and perform your magick with courage and confidence. This book shows you how to transform yourself and your world with the application of essential skills and true intent.

The Old English Herbals

Author: Eleanour Sinclair Rohde

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781366454294

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 3508

-Ay,- said the Peasant, -he was the only surviving son of Richard, Lord Lovel, as I think?- -Very true, friend, he was so.- -Alas, sir,- said the man, -he is dead! he survived his father but a short time.- -Dead! say you? how long since?- -About fifteen years, to the best of my remembrance.- Sir Philip sighed deeply. -Alas!- said he, -what do we, by living long, but survive all our friends! But pray tell me how he died?-

The Witches' Ointment

The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic

Author: Thomas Hatsis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620554747

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 7556

An exploration of the historical origins of the “witches’ ointment” and medieval hallucinogenic drug practices based on the earliest sources • Details how early modern theologians demonized psychedelic folk magic into “witches’ ointments” • Shares dozens of psychoactive formulas and recipes gleaned from rare manuscripts from university collections all over the world as well as the practices and magical incantations necessary for their preparation • Examines the practices of medieval witches like Matteuccia di Francisco, who used hallucinogenic drugs in her love potions and herbal preparations In the medieval period preparations with hallucinogenic herbs were part of the practice of veneficium, or poison magic. This collection of magical arts used poisons, herbs, and rituals to bewitch, heal, prophesy, infect, and murder. In the form of psyche-magical ointments, poison magic could trigger powerful hallucinations and surrealistic dreams that enabled direct experience of the Divine. Smeared on the skin, these entheogenic ointments were said to enable witches to commune with various local goddesses, bastardized by the Church as trips to the Sabbat--clandestine meetings with Satan to learn magic and participate in demonic orgies. Examining trial records and the pharmacopoeia of witches, alchemists, folk healers, and heretics of the 15th century, Thomas Hatsis details how a range of ideas from folk drugs to ecclesiastical fears over medicine women merged to form the classical “witch” stereotype and what history has called the “witches’ ointment.” He shares dozens of psychoactive formulas and recipes gleaned from rare manuscripts from university collections from all over the world as well as the practices and magical incantations necessary for their preparation. He explores the connections between witches’ ointments and spells for shape shifting, spirit travel, and bewitching magic. He examines the practices of some Renaissance magicians, who inhaled powerful drugs to communicate with spirits, and of Italian folk-witches, such as Matteuccia di Francisco, who used hallucinogenic drugs in her love potions and herbal preparations, and Finicella, who used drug ointments to imagine herself transformed into a cat. Exploring the untold history of the witches’ ointment and medieval hallucinogen use, Hatsis reveals how the Church transformed folk drug practices, specifically entheogenic ones, into satanic experiences.

The Complete Incense Book

Author: Susanne Fischer-Rizzi

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806999876

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 223

View: 810

Explains the origins of incense burning, and looks at incense-burning rituals around the world, with recipes and instructions for utilizing typical incense herbs

Medicine of the Earth

Legends, Recipes, Remedies, and Cultivation of Healing Plants

Author: Susanne Fischer-Rizzi

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780915801596

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 4480

Describes thirty-three common herbs from angelica and burdock to valerian and yarrow, and discusses each plants healing properties

Wicca Craft

The Modern Witches Book of Herbs, Magick and Dreams

Author: Gerina Dunwich

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806512389

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 195

View: 3482

Traces the origins of Wicca and offers up a cauldron brew of spells, unusual recipes and fascinating Pagan lore. Also contains easy-to-follow rituals for the eight annual sabbats observed by Wiccans, an up-to-date listing of Pagan periodicals and sections on herbalism, tree magick and dreams. The author, a practising Witch, reveals the ancient secrets of magick and divination and offers her insights on Wiccan history, deities, tools, ethics and much more.

Plants of the Devil

Author: Corinne Boyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945147159

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 5581

Plants of the Devil examines the history and magic of herbs associated with Satan and his minions, delving into the folklore of ancient Europe and the British Isles. Examined in the book are the diabolical concept of the Wild Adversary and the Devil's Garden, Temptation, plants that harm and curse such as Blackberry, Stinging Nettle, Briar Rose, and Thistle, Poisonous Plants, herbs of evil omen, and herbs for protection, or 'Plants to keep the Dark Prince at bay.' The book will be of great interest to students of the occult, witchcraft, and plant folklore.

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

Author: Scott Cunningham

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738717134

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 5562

Do you work magic with herbs? Do you use them in spells, for talismans or simply use their innate powers? If you don't have Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, you need to get it right away. This book has become a classic in its field. Paul Beyerl, a respected author on herbs calls it "...an essential reference book by students of herbalism and magick alike ... Scott's personable charm touches every page... I highly recommend this book." And Jeanne Rose, famous author of books on herbs and developer of an herbal course says "I love books like this ... It is accessible, easy to read, and with its encompassing index (all too often neglected), simple to use as well." Over 200,000 people already have this book and use it frequently. In this edition of the book (it's expanded and revised on the 15th anniversary of original publication) you will find the magical properties and folklore of over 400 herbs! You'll also find lists of herbs based on their magical powers, their genders, their planetary rulers, and more. Perhaps the most important list is the folk name cross-reference. With that information, when a recipe calls for "bramble, " you'll know it needs blackberry. Or if the magic calls for "enebro," you'll know you that is juniper. The main part of this book is the listings of the herbs. Each one includes names, associations, and magical attributions. Violets can be used for protection, luck, love, and more. Primrose is for protection and love. Garlic is for protection, healing, exorcism, lust, and prevention of theft. This book is considered a classic. It is probably consulted more than any other book on this subject. If you want to learn the secrets of magical herbs, this book is a must!

Magical Gardens

Myth, Mulch, & Marigolds

Author: Patricia Monaghan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 161

View: 1416

Discover the spirituality in your own gardening experience with the meditations, journal exercises, and simple rituals contained in this fascinating book by the author of "The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines". Featured are 16 schematics for unique gardens, including an angel garden, a fairy garden, a witch's garden, two sun gardens, and Kuan-Yin's Garden of Mercy. color insert.

The Book of Dog Magic

Spells, Charms & Tales

Author: Sophia,Denny Sargent

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738748706

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 8944

Enter the realm of dog magic, where you’ll develop incredible relationships with your canine friends that allow you to know what your dogs are thinking, see through their eyes, heal physically and emotionally through your spiritual bond with them, and more. Filled with stories, spells, charms, and exercises, The Book of Dog Magic shows you how to understand your pets on a deep, even psychic, level. Join authors Sophia and Denny Sargent as they explore the history, mythology, and cultural impact of canines. Discover magical techniques to teach obedience, invoke your dog totem, and connect with a dog in the afterlife. You and your furry friends will love this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide.

The Vanishing Point

Author: Mary Sharratt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547630352

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7199

In the tradition of Philippa Gregory’s smart, transporting fiction comes this tale of dark suspense, love, and betrayal, featuring two star-crossed sisters, one lost and the other searching. Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Powers was raised by a father who treated her as if she were his son. While her beautiful and reckless sister, May, pushes the limits of propriety in their small English town, Hannah harbors her own secret: their father has given her an education forbidden to women. But Hannah’s secret serves her well when she journeys to colonial Maryland to reunite with May, who has been married off to a distant cousin after her sexual misadventures ruined her marriage prospects in England. As Hannah searches for May, who has disappeared, she finds herself falling in love with her brother-in-law. Alone in a wild, uncultivated land where the old rules no longer apply, Hannah is freed from the constraints of the society that judged both her and May as dangerous—too smart, too fearless, and too hungry for life. But Hannah is also plagued by doubt, as her quest for answers to May’s fate grows ever more disturbing and tangled. This e-book includes a sample chapter of ILLUMINATIONS.