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 haveCunningham'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  - DCorobane - LibraryThing

An excellent compendium of herbs and their magical properties. My only complaint would be the lack of information on the herb Henna. While it is mentioned there is very little information about it in the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Sassers - LibraryThing

Scott Cunningham a leading name in the Pagan religion authors. This is the foremost Herb book and a staple in all Pagan libraries. Especially Kitchen Witches. Read full review


The Powers of Herbs
Magical Ways
Spells and Procedures
Magical Intentions
The Herbs
Health Codes Used with the Herbs
Tables Appendices
Magical Intentions
Colors and their Magical Uses
MailOrder Supplies
The Magical Properties of Oils
Folk Names CrossReference
Annotated Bibliography

Planetary Rulers
Elemental Rulers

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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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