Herbcraft by: Anna Franklin and Susan Lavendar

A Guide to the Shamanic and Ritual Uses of Herbs

Book Description

This work moves beyond herb folklore and examines their true magical nature, showing how power plants can be employed for the transformation of Self and consciousness, according to the teachings of Native Pagan Tradition. It includes detailed descriptions of herbs, cultivating them for magical purposes, their traditional uses, explanations of lore, and the art of herb simples and traditional recipes. The correspondences include animal totems, magical tools, deities, planets, elements and festivals. It is set out in alphabetical order, with appendices designed to help each individual with their own personal development.

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Capall Bann Pub (December 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898307571
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898307570

Book Review

“This book has a lengthy introduction section before it gets to the individual herbs themselves (which are listed alphabetically). It gives 20 pages of general information about what herbs are, how we use them, and related information.

The individual herb entries give a good history the herb, it’s many correspondences, folk uses, medicinal uses, and magickal uses. Sometimes recipes are included in this section.

The last 70 pages are rituals, ritual uses, types of incenses, and the different correspondence categories ie: elemental, astrological, planetary, deity, ritual use etc. Although I come across ‘herbs’ in the end chapter’s lists that are not detailed in this book, I understand not everything can be included and appreciate this information all the same.” –Willow Moon )o(

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