The Poison Plants PDF
The Poison Plants. Historically, Witches used a variety of plants in their ointments, brews and unguents, but none so maligned as the Solanaceae. In this booklet I discuss the wicked Solanaceae and their dark historical associations with witchcraft. Belladonna, Henbane, Mandrake and Datura. The first of a series. If you live far away and can't come to my classes in person, this is a fine substitute, minus all my great jokes.
Revels of Summer PDF
The second booklet in our series of four focusing on the seasonal gardening, wild foods, recipes, rites and rituals of the four seasons. Reconnect with the ancient agricultural year. This is from an Appalachian bioregional worldview and Traditional Witchcraft practice. This installment will focus on Solstice/ Midsummer traditions, folklore, gardening, herbs, and rituals of the season. We call this series, Seasons All. Do not attempt to resell please.
The Rites of Spring PDF
The first in a series of four PDFbooklets focusing on the seasonal gardening, wild foods, recipes, rites and rituals of the four seasons. Reconnect with the ancient agricultural year. This work will focus on Vernal Equinox traditions, folklore, gardening, herbs and stories of the season.
Witchlore in Appalachia PDF
What does folklore have to tell us about the Witch in Appalachia? What did he or she do? And how did they do it? What makes an Appalachian Witch? Learn spells gathered from the pages of Southern Appalachian folklore and stories of what Witches did in the dark.
The Appalachian Poison Path PDF
The Poison Path, first coined by mystic plant man Dale Pendell, is a path of wortcunning that requires knowledge and respect for some of the more dangerous plants in our pantheons. While henbane, datura, mandrake and other Solanaceous plants often dominate these discussions, what bioregional plants occupy similar energies here in the Souther Appalachians? Plants like poke, mayapple and sassafras await us to show us that what can kill can also cure.
Wild Food as Medicine PDF
Explore the nutritional aspects of wild food with this downloadable PDF. Why is it good for us? An in depth look at the nutritional powers of common wild foods.
Midsummer or Summer Solstice has a rich history of plant charms and a huge assortment of plants used for magic this special day. This PDF outlines the plant charms and magical beliefs around key plant and tree species on this night.
This PDF examines the herblore of Lammas, August 1st, and its associated plants. The first harvest festival of the Wheel of the Year. Go beyond the edible and medicinal and discover the magical uses of plants.
Samhain Herblore PDF
This is a PDF compilation of lore on the Herbs of Samhain. Explore the history and magic of key plants and trees important to one of the most significant witching holidays.
Sacred Smoke: Fumitory Plants to Address Cultural Appropriation Vol 1 PDF
All cultures used smoke in ritual and medicine. Today there are many hard conversations about the sustainable use of White Sage and other threatened sacred plants used by indigenous peoples in North America (and globally). There are plants that people of non-indigenous ancestry can happily use for the purpose that White Sage has come to occupy and also to combat the destruction of sacred plant populations and the continuous disregard for the needs of indigenous peoples and their cultural and religious life. We'll meet a plethora of plants used for their sacred smoke from many countries around the world that nowgrow abundantly around us.