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The Witching Herbs

Author : Harold Roth
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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 Sacred Herbs of Spring

Author : Ellen Evert Hopman
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A practical guide to the celebration of Beltaine and the sacred herbs of spring • Explores the identification, harvest, and safe practical and ritual use of more than 90 plants and trees • Details rituals for honoring the traditional Gods and Goddesses of spring, such as the Goddess Chloris, the Goddess Flora, and the Daghda • Reveals which herbs to use for luck, magic, protection, purification, abundance, fertility, and love as well as the herbs of the Faeries and Elves and herbs for journeying to the Otherworld and for contacting the High Gods and Goddesses The festival of Beltaine, May Day, is a celebration of the return of spring and the promise of summer, a time for love magic and spells for increasing the fertility of the land and the plants that grow upon it. Like Samhain in autumn, Beltaine is also a time when the veil between the physical and spiritual world is at its most transparent and the ancestors and denizens of the Otherworld easily interact with the world of humans. Presenting a practical guide to the celebration of Beltaine, Ellen Evert Hopman examines the plants, customs, foods, drinks, and rituals of May Day across many cultures. Discussing the gods and goddesses of spring, Hopman details the rituals for honoring them as well as traditional poems, prayers, incantations, folk rhymes, and sayings related to this time of year. She explores well dressing, the custom of honoring the source of sacred water by decorating a well. She also looks at Beltaine’s association with Walpurgisnacht and Hexennacht, which fall the preceding evening. In the extensive section on the sacred plants of Beltaine, the author explores more than 90 herbs and trees, offering spells, rituals, and recipes alongside their medicinal healing uses. She reveals sacred woods suitable for the Beltaine fires and Beltaine flowers for rituals and spells. She explores herbs for luck, magic, purification, abundance, and love; herbs for protection, such as bindweed, elder, and St. John’s wort; herbs of the Faeries and Elves, such as burdock and dandelion; and herbs for journeying to the Otherworld and contacting the high gods and goddesses. She also details the identification, harvest, and preparation of seasonal edible herbs, greens, mushrooms, and flowers. Woven throughout with mystical tales of folk, Faery, and sacred herbs, this guide offers each of us practical and magical ways to connect with Nature, the plant kingdom, and the Spirits that surround us in the season of spring.

Making Magic

Author : Briana Saussy
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Re-enchant your life with this book of rituals, ceremonies, and practices for personal growth—anchored in the hidden power of everyday things. “We all have a deep capacity to make magic . . . . . . and to do it as easily as we breathe or open our eyes. This is not a matter of belief. You can discover your own capacity for magic in your own direct experience.” —Briana Saussy When you think of magic, do you imagine something supernatural, extraordinary, or beyond your everyday reality? Many of us are drawn to magic because we think there’s something “out there” that can bring enchantment and wonder back into our lives. Yet there’s a secret to real magic: the extraordinary is much closer than you may think. With Making Magic, expert teacher Briana Saussy invites you to discover a practice of magic that will bring a new depth and power to each moment, act, and choice of your life. Through teaching stories, wisdom from a wide variety of world traditions, and no-nonsense practices you can easily weave into your daily routine, Briana will help you reconnect with the wild and creative force of magic that is always around and within you, waiting for you to remember. As you explore this path of transformation, you’ll discover resources of magic that permeate your life, including: • Doors and thresholds—ways we “cross between worlds” • Communication—creating magic with your voice, body, intentions, and relationships • Holy helpers—ancestors, angels, saints, and spirit beings who guide and support you • Water and washing—access the revitalizing energy of water when you drink or bathe • Textiles and threads—how to loosen, mend, or bind up supportive energies • Candles and fire—elemental power to bring light to darkness and burn away what no longer serves you • Kitchen magic—using food to nourish your whole self and reconnect you with nature • Talismans—infuse your beloved objects with sacred purpose and supportive power “Magic is the most real part of any ‘real life’—the spark illuminating the authentic core of every experience,” writes Briana Saussy. If you are ready to enter a world that is ripe with possibility and rediscover the electric wildness of your life, here is an essential resource for Making Magic as only you can.

A Manual of Anaesthetics

Author : Kidd. Chas
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On ther and Chloroform as an sthetics Second edition

Author : Charles Kidd
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Magickal Mediumship

Author : Danielle Dionne
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Make Contact with Your Beloved Dead for Personal Transformation & Powerful Magick This invaluable resource weaves together mediumship, magick, spiritualism, and ancestral reverence to help you forge strong connections to your deceased loved ones. Professional medium Danielle Dionne provides hands-on exercises and accessible techniques for honoring your ancestors and working with them for divination and healing. Magickal Mediumship shows you how connecting with the spirits of the dead enhances your spiritual development and empowers your magickal practice. You'll explore recipes and rites to aid communication and psychic ability, rituals to strengthen your relationship with spirit allies and deities, methods for spiritual hygiene and protection, and much more. Death comes to all of us, but it is not an end. This book helps you partner with those beyond the veil and face death as a positive and natural part of your magick. Includes a foreword by Christopher Penczak.

The Wicca Garden

Author : Gerina Dunwich
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The Witch s Cabinet

Author : Corinne Boyer
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As well as stories and superstitions, the oral traditions of plant folklore contain spells, recipes, taboos and spirit-attributions, as well as admonitions about the specific magical powers of herbs. A good deal of this lore relates to witchcraft: how a plant might protect one from witches or other users of malefic magic, or how it may have been used for cursing, conjuring spirits, or bringing dreams. The Witch's Cabinet contains thirteen essays on the witchcraft attributes of plants, discussing how their powers were regarded historically, or used in operations of sorcery. Richly illustrated with the enigmatic drawings of artist Peter Köhler, the book also contains an introduction by noted writer on occult herbalism Daniel A. Schulke.

Growing Using Herbs

Author : Kay N. Sanecki
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Delicious when added to food, curative when taken medicinally, herbs have a wide range of uses. As long as there's suitable soil and shelter from wind, these adaptable plants flourish on the sill and in the garden, so you can use them at their freshest. Uncover invaluable advice on buying and planting herbs, alternative methods of propagation. Close-up drawings show how to sow seedlings, and replant cuttings from the stem or root. Examples of miniature herb gardens, as well as more elaborate block planting, will pique your imagination and suggest possible layouts. Here are all the popular culinary, healing, and scented herbs, each shown in glorious color, with details of its origins, uses, and growing habits, and practical tips on harvesting and storage. Preserve the value and flavor of herbs by effective drying, including artificial heat, drying rooms, and rubbing down. From the flavorful Alexanders to the fragrant wormwood, you'll enjoy the results of your efforts all year long!

The Utne Reader

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The Witching Hour

Author : Silver RavenWolf
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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.

Gather Ye Wild Things

Author : Susan Tyler Hitchcock
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First published in 1980, Gather ye Wild Things is not a field guide in the strictest sense but rather a meditation on some of the most common and useful plants in North America. The volume's fifty-two brief essays--each focusing on a particular species of subject during a season in which it is like to come to the would-be gatherer's attention--touch on culinary, medicinal, and cosmetic uses for wildlings.

On the Greek Style

Author : George Seferis
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Outdoors in Georgia

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Songs of Spring and Blossoms of Unrequited Love

Author : Louis Michel Eilshemius
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Author : Susan Kerslake
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The Witching Time

Author : Fayrene Preston
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Rhiannon York uses every ounce of her mysterious secret power to beguile Noah Braxton, a staid-but-sexy New York lawyer visiting her small Virginia town

The Witch of the Forest s Guide to Natural Magick

Author : Lindsay Squire
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Whether you're an out-and-proud witch in progress, or a witch in the broom closet, this spellbinding beginner's book will teach you how to use the natural magick within you to thrive. Magick has the power to transform your relationship with yourself, the people around you, and the natural world. Featuring simple beginner's rituals, spells and potions - all using simple tools and ingredients that you can find in your cupboards or from foraging - this is the ultimate guide that you will want to return to again and again as you transform your life and develop your practice. Learn about: The witch's wheel of the year Green magick Candle magick Crystals and herbs Creating your own sigils A witch's relationship to the moon, sky and nature How to use a pendulum Suitable for every type of witch and witchling - green, house, eclectic, solitary, or undecided! - this book also includes a pendulum board that you can remove to help answer all your questions. If you are a witch in the broom closet, simply remove the jacket from this book or download as an ebook for more discreet reading. Witchcraft needn't be an expensive or aesthetic-driven hobby. With tried-and-true tips and tricks taken from the Witch of the Forest's personal grimoire, ground yourself in your magick, and embrace the simpler, but just as powerful side of the modern witching hour!

Woodall s Campground Directory

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The Witching of Ben Wagner

Author : Mary Jane Auch
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When twelve-year-old Ben moves with his family to a town on the shore of Lake Ontario he finds a friend who seems to be a witch and who helps him meet the problems associated with his moving and with his stormy relationships with his father and big sister.