Cultivating the Green Path

Author: Marcus McCoy,Catamara Rosarium,Jenn Zahrt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947544024

Category: Nature

Page: 166

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Within this second volume of Verdant Gnosis, you will find a rich selection of international authorities on the Green Way who reveal the ways in which you can communicate deeply with the mysterious intelligence of the plant kingdom, breaking down the barriers of anthropocentric thinking that separate humanity from nature.
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Author: Phillip Hurley

Publisher: Maithuna Publications

ISBN: 0971012504

Category: Alchemy

Page: 104

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Their Rites and Mysteries

Author: Hargrave Jennings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108073212

Category: History

Page: 360

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Jennings' history joins the nineteenth-century debates that sought to determine the relationships between modern science, religion, and the supernatural.
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Author: Corinne Boyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945147159

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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Plants of the Devil examines the history and magic of herbs associated with Satan and his minions, delving into the folklore of ancient Europe and the British Isles. Examined in the book are the diabolical concept of the Wild Adversary and the Devil's Garden, Temptation, plants that harm and curse such as Blackberry, Stinging Nettle, Briar Rose, and Thistle, Poisonous Plants, herbs of evil omen, and herbs for protection, or 'Plants to keep the Dark Prince at bay.' The book will be of great interest to students of the occult, witchcraft, and plant folklore.
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Author: Daniel A. Schulke

Publisher: Three Hands Press

ISBN: 9781945147012

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

View: 1962

The discipline of Occult Herbalism encompasses the knowledge and use of the magical, spiritual, and folkloric dimensions of plants. This perennial wisdom animates many global spiritual traditions, especially those which have maintained their integrity of transmission even in the face of industrial development and cultural destruction. Often concealed within the deepest strata of the Western Esoteric Traditions, this green strand of wisdom, though obscured, is a potent legacy of all magic, sorcery, and occult science. In addition to the hard sciences of botany, ethnology, agriculture and ethnopharmacology, a number of pathways can assist the magical herbalist in furthering the depth of understanding and integrity of personal approach. Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism circumscribes the metaparadigm of herbal magical practice, providing useful examples of its manifestation, as well as demonstrating its time-honored routes of inquiry.
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An Occult Herbarium

Author: Daniel A. Schulke

Publisher: Three Hands Press

ISBN: 9781945147111

Category: Gardening

Page: 640

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The Green Mysteries is the product of twenty-five years of experiential research on the spiritual and occult properties of plants. Presenting a vast array of trees and herbs from many spiritual traditions, this exhaustive compendium examines their folklore, magical uses and spiritual essences. While presenting the material through both magical and mythopoetic narrative, the stance of the book is also grounded firmly in supportive disciplines such as botany, chemistry, and anthropology and also includes up to date phylogenetic and pharmacological findings. Interspersed with the encyclopedic plant entries are short narratives addressing such concepts as the Witches Flying Oinment, intoxicating incense, the herbal dimsension of Alchemy, and the Green Saints such as Al-Khidir, the medieval Wildman, and the forest-dwelling Nymphs who nourished the Greek gods. More than a mere collation of previously existing works on plants, much of the material is drawn directly from the author's private field notes, diaries, and manuals of magical operation, presented in an angaging narrative style. Illustrated with with over 270 original illustrations by Benjamin Vierling, commissioned for the project."
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Plant Teachers and the Poison Path

Author: Dale Pendell

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556438044

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 408

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In an updated encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive plants and related substances, the author offers a blend of authority and playfulness and includes a new introduction to each resource.
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From the Threepenny Review

Author: Wendy Lesser,Jennifer Zahrt,Mimi Chubb

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619025035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” column. Selected from several decades of The Threepenny Review, known colloquially as the West Coast’s New York Review of Books, these anecdotal essays debate the historical, artistic, and technological developments of our time. Released to coincide with the 35th anniversary of The Threepenny Review in January 2015, Table Talk, edited by Wendy Lesser, Mimi Chubb and Jennifer Zahrt, includes essays by Christopher Ricks, who unfolds a dazzling literary history of the phrase “Table Talk”; Leonard Michaels on why the waltz should be viewed as an aggressive, imperialist dance; and Claire Messud on the art of digression in fiction and conversation. Sigrid Nunez engages with the contemporary vogue for memoir and autobiography, while Luc Sante draws conclusions about postmodern art from a stray bit of graffiti glimpsed on a New York street. Other contributions include Alexander Nehamas on the NEA controversy that roiled the culture wars of the 1990s and Paula Fox’s tips for interacting with difficult children. Ninety-nine pieces become a garden of literary delights, as Table Talk takes an irreverent walk on the wild side of philosophical and cultural speculation that will resonate with readers of any age.
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Author: Matthew Wood

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 162317077X

Category: Medicinal plants

Page: 206

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Expert herbalist Matthew Wood takes the guesswork out of the application of medicinal plants in this first comprehensive herbal repertory, which provides an invaluable cross-reference of constitutional types, energetic categories, and specific symptoms that leads the herbalist to a limited number of possible herbs for a specific condition. Unlike many references in which medicinal plants are defined simply by condition or disease name, this book provides a basic plan for analyzing each case in a holistic fashion. The energetic (hot, cold, damp, dry, tense, relaxed) or action (sedative, stimulant, alternative, nutritive, relaxant, astringent, etc.) is cross-referenced with the organic, system, or function where the problem resides and specific symptoms known to indicate that specific herb or class of herbs. Drawing on his 35 years' experience as a practicing herbalist who has treated tens of thousands of clients, Wood incorporates knowledge from ancient Greek and traditional Native American medicine, the traditions of nineteenth-century botanical medicine, homeopathy, and modern biomedical research.
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Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131678097X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.
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Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path

Author: Daniel Schulke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945147203

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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In many esoteric traditions, there exists an iconic or linguistic corollary between the concepts of 'poisoner' and 'sorcerer', suggesting a sinistral magical kinship. Indeed, the use of plant, animal and mineral toxins is a strand of magic originating in remotest antiquity and reaching the present day. Beyond its mundane function as an agent of corporeal harm, poisons have also served as gateways of religious ecstasy, occult knowledge, and sensorial aberration, as well as the basis of cures. Allied with Samael, the fallen serpent-angel of first transgression whose Hebrew name in some translations is 'Venom of God', this facet of magic wends through the rites of ancient Sumer and Egypt, penetrating European Necromancy, Alchemy, the arcane the rites of the Witches' Sabbath, and modern-day folk magic. VENEFICIUM concerns the intersection of magic and poison. Of particular note to this study are the herbs of the so-called 'Devil's Garden', which bear relation to the allied witchcraft concepts of the Graal of Midnight, the Witches' Supper, and the flying ointment of the witches which has exerted fascination over scholars, historians, and practitioners alike. Beyond consideration of the toxicological dimensions of magical power, the related threads of astral and philosophical poisons are also examined, and their resonance and dissonance with magical practice explored. VENEFICIUM will be of interest to students of magic, witchcraft, alchemy, botanical folklore, medicine, and occult pharmacology.
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Author: C. B. Shepherd

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147335594X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 92

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Her Sacred Fires

Author: Sorita D'Este,Raven Digitalis,Vikki Bramshaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905297351

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

View: 4405

A collection of devotional essays on working with Hekate.
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Sorcery and the Ancient Fayerie Faith

Author: Robin Artisson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987584653

Category:

Page: 556

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An Carow Gwyn is an extensive work covering every angle and dark folkloric corner of the ancient Fairy-related beliefs of Europe and the British Isles. The first portion of the work is a sprawling, in-depth analysis of the "Fayerie Faith," the folkloric presence of the old animism and spirit-worship of ancient and pre-modern Europe, Eurasia, Britain, and Ireland. The remaining portions form a detailed modern Grimoire of practical sorcery based solely upon pre-modern principles and traditional spirit-metaphysics as they are found in the ballads and folktales of the Old World and the traditional tales and lore of witchcraft. Also included is Robin Artisson's translation of a 14th century work, "The Romance of Thomas of Erceldoune," appearing here for the first time in modern English, along with detailed notes revealing the full esoteric significance of the strange story it tells: a story of how humans relate to the Fayerie World, and what that might mean for our destiny in this world. Countless other old tales are told and analyzed for the truths and guidance they contain. An Carow Gwyn shows the Old Way of seeing and living in this world for what it truly was, where it ultimately came from, and how it still lives quietly among us. A complete philosophical treatise regarding Spiritual Ecology, and how it relates to the Old Ways, is interlaced throughout the book. Criticism of modern cultural philosophies and ideologies in light of what the Old Ways reveal, forgotten histories underlying many of our cultural stories and myths, and the hidden laws and techniques behind basic and advanced historical works of sorcery (all of which are explained in exacting detail) are carefully brought together in this substantial and paradigm-shifting work. An Carow Gwyn contains over 60 illustrations and diagrams, and gives historical (and accessible) spells and workings from the Classical to the Elizabethan eras for seeking oracles through dreams, swaying the spirits of forests and graveyards, protection and uncrossing, opening doorways into spiritual regions, and even the supreme act of disassociating from bodily experience and traveling in the Unseen world.
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Author: Adeline Whitmore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974046973

Category: Poetry

Page: 114

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Kill the prince. Give the princess a sword. Send her into battle. Watch her win. This poetry book is a work of feminist self-empowerment for women and of understanding for men. It deals with love, loss, self discovery, self love, grief, and inspiration. (Adeline Whitmore's second poetry book, The Agony of Healing, is now available, as well as her long-awaited follow up, A Woman's Place Is On The Throne.)
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She created an oasis of love in a country of orphans

Author: Al Gibson,Annie Chikhwaza

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 0857214659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Annie Chikhwaza grew up in Holland. In struggling to come to terms with her abuse as a child she tried to commit suicide but was dramatically converted through the ministry of Brother Andrew. She then began to minister to the poor and marginalized on the streets of Amsterdam and in the volatile townships of South Africa during the height of the apartheid era. Having survived an abusive marriage and the turmoil of divorce she married a poor African pastor and went to Malawi to start an orphanage. Today Annie has nearly 200 children in her care, some HIV positive, and she has built a small town called Kondanani (‘Love one another’), which boasts a care facility, several children's homes, a nursery school, primary school and farm. Kondanani is an oasis of love in a country with more than one million orphans. It has attracted the attention of the media all around the world and a host of celebrities, including Madonna who has adopted one of her children.
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Charms, Spells and Witchcraft of Old Britain

Author: A. D. Mercer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945147227

Category: History

Page: 192

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Before the witchcraft revival of 20th century popular occultism, witches and their arts of malevolent magic were recognized as real and constituted ever-present threats to the community. Spells and charms against the evil influence of witches were a common feature of rural English life, and form a unique --and sometimes sinister-- corpus of folk magic similar in its features to the baneful magical operations witches were accused of. Through the use of incantations, herbs, talismans, spirit compacts, gestures, and prayers, a practitioner of British folk-sorcery could overcome the power of magical ill-doers using time-tested and traditional methods of magic. From the forgotten archives of nineteenth century folklore and first-hand reports of the period, occult researcher Andrew Mercer has gathered a collection of the more obscure and lesser-known examples of the fascinating magical art of anti-bewitchment, expelling, binding and cursing.
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a History of Its Origin and Development ; Designed for Use in Colleges and Schools

Author: William Chauncey Fowler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 4

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