The Herbal Alchemist's Handbook: A Grimoire of Philtres. Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use (Google eBook)

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Weiser Books, Jun 1, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 256 pages
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Herbs have been used for medicine, magic, and ritual for centuries. The ancient arts of Herbal Alchemy and Herbal Magick combine an understanding of the healing and energizing effects of herbs (roots, leaves, flowers, resins and essential oils) with an understanding of the cycles of the natural world--the astrological movement of the stars and planets, and the cycles of the earthís seasons.

In this easy-to-use compendium of herbs and their energy associations, master herbalist and magick practitioner Karen Harrison offers formulas anyone can use to obtain courage, creativity, and lasting health, and to increase prosperity and to enhance psychic and spiritual powers. Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations as well as their medicinal properties. With a materia magica of more than 150 herbs and a multitude of recipes, readers will learn how to blend incense, ceremonial oils, bath salts, herbal amulets, fluid condensers, and herbal philtres; and how to use them in meditation, ritual, or energy work.

Discover the best herbs to improve any area of your life!


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User Review  - Spider Goddess - Goodreads

Excellent reference book. Though I did enjoy reading it from cover-to-cover, this only acquainted me with all of the valuable information contained herein. I shall refer back to it regularly, I am sure. Read full review

Review: Herbal Alchemist'S Handbook: A Grimoire of Philtres, Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use

User Review  - Shannon Dillman - Goodreads

Easy to put this book down. Was hoping for more healing properties and less magic. Nothing to write home about. Read full review


Combining the Planetary and Elemental Influences
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
About the Author
To Our Readers

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About the author (2011)

Karen Harrison has been involved with magick, the psychic arts, and occultism since early childhood. She holds a Masters of Herbology and is the proprietress of Moon Magick Alchemical Apothecary. She and her husband also own Isis Books, Gifts and Healing Oasis in Denver, Colorado, the largest and most complete brick and mortar store in the U.S. specializing in world spirituality, magick, and herbs;essential oils. Visit her at

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