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For some years now I've run a business that focuses on the use of herbs in magic, and I've written up a great deal of information for my commercial site about the various seeds and herbs I sell. I've enjoyed doing that, but I wanted to have a place where I could really stretch out and write on topics of herbal magic that I could not cover there. Some of the subjects I'd like to delve into here are uses of herbs in witchcraft and ceremonial magic, such as flying ointments and dream balms; magical inks, dyes, liqueurs and cordials; the creation and use of suffumigations and offerings, particuarly those that are completely vegetal as opposed to animal; scented oils with magical purposes; potions and philtres for love and hellacious binding; the growing of food with magical intention, and more. I'll be covering a lot of these topics in my blog, but the rest of the site I hope will function as a sort of reference for information I have personally worked out in my relationship with plants. I don't believe in giving long, superficial lists of herb uses. I figure if you want that, there are tons of sites on the net that have cadged that info from copyrighted material. What I want to share with you here is information about working with specific plants that have a history of being incorporated into magical practices. The nightshade family--which includes such favorites as mandrake, belladonna, henbane, datura, and tobacco--is a particular favorite of mine and of practicioners of magic and paganism the world over. I expect to especially concentrate on this family, but I will also be writing about other historical favorites such as the artemisias (like wormwood and mugwort) and the yarrows, among others. I look forward not only to sharing my work with you but to getting feedback from you about your experiences with various plants as either magical tools or spiritual teachers.


Copyright 2008 Harold A. Roth. No reproduction without permission. I write this material for you to read here, but it is my life's work and my living, so don't steal it from me. Thanks.