Over 120,000 people have been introduced to natural magick thanks to Scott
Cunningham's book, Magical Herbalism. Natural magick draws upon the energies
of plants to produce and direct change in accord with human will and desire.
This is the magick of amulets and charms, sachets and herbal pillows,
incenses and scented oils, simples and infusions and anointments. It's
magick as old as our knowledge of plants.
Magical Herbalism is a comprehensive introduction to this gentle, but
powerful spiritual system. You'll learn the tools you need to be a magickal
herbalist, including your knife, mortar and pestle, candles, and a
censer--all of which can be easily obtained or made. Next, Scott presents a
short primer on magick. Not only does this include theory, but also
practical and simple techniques that will allow you to perform herbal magick
in your own home.
While it is true that you can buy herbs in stores (or grow them), you can
also gather them if you know what to look for. Even in the largest,
cement-covered cities you can find empty lots covered with "weeds" that are
actually treasures of magic! This book shows you how to identify the herbs
you need, gather them in a spiritually sound manner, and then dry and store
You'll learn the secrets of "wortcunning" (working with herbs for magick and
healing), including which herbs to use, and how to use them. You'll discover
the mysteries of protection, divination, healing, and love. Revealed here
are the herbs and the elements and step-by-step directions for making fluid
condensers which harness these powers. You'll also learn how to make
incenses and what scents to use to aid in rituals of prosperity, Egyptian
magick, and more. Next, the book reveals the secrets of how to make and use
traditional amulets and charms.
Perhaps the most valuable part of the book is the "Witch's Herbal." This is
an alphabetical listing of over 115 herbs commonly used in magic. Included
here are such things as scientific names, magical powers, astrological
rulerships, and folk names. Also included is a listing of the magickal names
of flowers, herbs, roots and trees that have been and are used by witches
and herbalists. Did you know that Shakespeare's famous "eye of newt" and
"toe of frog" are actually herbs? You'll also find how to magically grow
your own herbs and the magical and psychic uses of Beladonna, Datura,
Amanita Muscaria, Hellbore, Hemlock, Hemp, Henbane and the secrets of the
infamous witches' flying ointment.
Magical Herbalism is more than just an explanation of herbal magick. It is a
comprehensive and practical introduction to a system of magick that you can
do. If you're ready to practice natural magick, this book is a wonderful