Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1985 - Gardening - 318 pages
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Do you work magic with herbs? Do you use them in spells, for talismans or simply use their innate powers? If you don't have "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, "you need to get it right away. This book has become a classic in its field. Paul Beyerl, a respected author on herbs calls it "…an essential reference book by students of herbalism and magick alike … Scott's personable charm touches every page… I highly recommend this book." And Jeanne Rose, famous author of books on herbs and developer of an herbal course says "I love books like this … It is accessible, easy to read, and with its encompassing index (all too often neglected), simple to use as well." Over 200,000 people already have this book and use it frequently.
In this edition of the book (it's expanded and revised on the 15th anniversary of original publication) you will find the magical properties and folklore of over 400 herbs! You'll also find lists of herbs based on their magical powers, their genders, their planetary rulers, and more. Perhaps the most important list is the folk name cross-reference. With that information, when a recipe calls for "bramble, " you'll know it needs blackberry. Or if the magic calls for "enebro," you'll know you that is juniper.
The main part of this book is the listings of the herbs. Each one includes names, associations, and magical attributions. Violets can be used for protection, luck, love, and more. Primrose is for protection and love. Garlic is for protection, healing, exorcism, lust, and prevention of theft.
This book is considered a classic. It is probably consulted more than any other book on this subject. If you want to learn the secrets of magical herbs, this book is a must!

 

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User Review  - koconn13 - Borders

This book is essential to any natural library. In addition to magical uses for the plants, SC has incorporated folk-lore and history, too. The book is well researched and reliable. Of special note are the substitution and special use tables. Read full review

Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

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This is a book I would advise to students...new witches and even experienced practitioners....it circles so much information that every ounce of this book is useful.Have a great day!Spun Weaver Read full review

Contents

The Powers of Herbs
3
Magical Ways
7
Spells and Procedures
11
Magical Intentions
17
The Herbs
21
Health Codes Used with the Herbs
266
Tables Appendices
267
Gender
269
Magical Intentions
276
Colors and their Magical Uses
284
Glossary
285
MailOrder Supplies
287
The Magical Properties of Oils
288
Folk Names CrossReference
289
Annotated Bibliography
308
Index
324

Planetary Rulers
271
Elemental Rulers
274

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About the author (1985)

Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.

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