Category Archives: Herbology

Connecting With Herbs Ritual

Here is the ritual we did at Sunday’s Welcoming Circle. Thanks to all who attended. We will take a break for the summer and start back in September. CONNECTING WITH HERBS RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin (Ares incense on charcoal … Continue reading

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Rue: Herb of Grace

Rue is a hearty perennial and powerful herb with an interesting history. WRue is a hearty perennial and powerful herb with an interesting history. I grow one plant in my garden and, trust me, it’s more than enough so don’t … Continue reading

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Lavender: The Great Nard Controversy

It is common knowledge that lavender is an herb which promotes relaxation, emotional balance and serenity. But things start to get heated when the question is asked as to whether lavender is the same thing as “spikenard” or “nard” that … Continue reading

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Calendula: Solstice Flowers on Steroids

G/P/E Masculine, Sun, Fire Even if you don’t have a particularly green thumb, you can grow calendula in your garden. They love lots of sun and produce prolific amounts of beautiful yellow and orange blossoms that can be used for … Continue reading

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Drying Yarrow: Urban Farmer Method

What practitioner of magic does not desire to live out in the country with plenty of land to plant magical herbs and a forest nearby where we can go wildcrafting? Yet, I have the suspicion that many of us are … Continue reading

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DIY Hand Sanitizer

Can’t find any hand sanitizer in your area? This will do the trick! Home Made Hand Sanitizer 2/3 cup isopropyl alcohol 91% (rubbing alcohol) 1/3 cup aloe vera gel 8-10 drops of essential oil In a mixing bowl, stir Isopropyl … Continue reading

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The Herbcrafter’s Tarot

These days there are a zillion tarot decks out there ranging from the traditional Rider-Waite deck to pop-culture, trendy versions such as Star Wars and Game of Thrones. So why review this particular set of tarot cards? Well, if you’ve … Continue reading

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Urban Gardening: A Little Space Goes a Long Way

While it’s too late in the growing season to begin a new garden, I wanted to encourage you to begin dreaming and preparing for next year. Two years ago I started a medical herb garden in my front yard which … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Wildcrafting

On a recent walk with my dog, I came across a nice patch of mugwort on a favorite trail of ours. I made note of its location and watched it grow for several weeks, hoping to harvest some of it … Continue reading

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Drying Rose Petals: Now That’s Easy!

Who doesn’t love the beauty and color of roses? However, they only last for all too brief a time. Here’s a quick and easy way to preserve the petals for ritual, magical and decorative purposes. (I’ll write more on how … Continue reading

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