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Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs – Scott Cunningham


Author:  Scott Cunningham
Description:  325-page book
ISBN:  978-0-87542-122-3
Publisher:  Llewellyn Worldwide, 1985

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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.  Over 200,000 people already have this book and use it frequently.

In days gone by our ancestors lived in harmony with the earth.  They knew which plants could heal and which ones could kill.  They also knew that plants harbored magical powers, forces that could be harnessed and directed to fulfill a need – anything from protecting a house to finding true love.  Magical Herbalism is the use of the these powers to create positive changes.

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!

Scott Cunningham authored more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Wicca:  A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner; Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner; Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical HerbsComplete Book of Incenses, Oils & Brews; and Earth Power.

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