Natural magic utilizes the world around us for magical purposes.
Herbs are one of the most important tools for natural magic, and the best introduction to this system is found in Scott Cunningham's Magical Herbalism.
This book presents a complete system of magic using herbs.
You will learn the theory of magic and the tools you'll need.
Then you'll get countless techniques for using herbs for magic.
Need a protection method? "Pick several protective herbs and bind the stems together with red thread, then hang them up.
This practice dates back to Babylonian times." You'll find a list of over 115 herbs that details their magical powers, so you can easily find which ones are protective in nature.
How about a divination using herbs? "Get a small quantity of dried patchouly, mugwort, or wormwood.
Crumble the herb between your hands until it is finely diminished.
Next, pour it into a small square pan (glass or ceramic).
Light yellow candles and place the pan on your working area.
Close your eyes, extend the index finger of your weak hand, and gently touch the center of the pan with its tip.
Move it at random in the pan, shifting from one direction to another ...
Now, remove your finger, open your eyes, and interpret the symbols you have just written in the herb." All of the techniques, rituals, spells, talismans, healing methods, and charms are this easy. And most importantly, they work! You'll also find how to make and use incenses, scented oils, perfumes, fluid condensers, and so much more.
Here is your chance to work with a beautiful and simple system.
Give it a try! You won't be disappointed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 260 pages, ill
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications,U.S.
- Publication Date: 31/10/1985
- Category: Magic, spells & alchemy
- ISBN: 9780875421209
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Review by cerridwenns_cat
easily adaptable. main bonus - overall, not written specifically for wicca, but to work within any religion or belief system (a few correspondences are specific to wicca). would have liked to see examples of magical planting layouts or at least suggestions.
Review by irishkitsune
I love this book. The reference of scientific and folk lore information about every herb and plant you could possibly think of is both invaluable and interesting in its own right. If you're interested in knowing more about your herb garden than a simple encyclopedia can tell you, I really recommend this book.