Green Witch Magick: Essential Plants and Crafty Spellwork for a Witch’s Cupboard

Susan Ilka Tuttle. Fair Winds, $24.99 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-1-58923-985-2
Witch and herbalist Tuttle debuts with a charming primer on green witchcraft. She begins with a no-frills foundation on magical basics and neo-pagan spirituality, defining green witchcraft as a path that “values and honors the natural world” and considers plants to be “a birthright for all.” Thirteen common plants are profiled, along with a variety of magical correspondences and instructions for both mundane and magical uses, such as the aromatic spirit properties of lavender and the romantic connections to basil. Tuttle shares many useful instructions on foraging, growing, processing, and storing herbs for use in tinctures, infused oils, teas, and smoke-cleansing bundles. Recipes range from witchcraft basics like using black salt for spiritual protection and crafting a besom (a witch’s broom), to luxurious body products like woodland whipped body butter and moisturizing dandelion facial serum. Ecologically minded witches and budding herbalists will treasure this guide for its smorgasbord of recipes and herbal remedies. (Oct.)
Reviewed on : 08/02/2021
Release date: 09/01/2021
Genre: Religion
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