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The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised: A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers

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The ultimate guide to magical plants gets even better in this new edition of TheComplete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants!Learn how to improve your life using the spiritual properties all around you in nature. This revised and expanded guide includes the magical properties and uses for nearly 300 plants. Entries describe how to use spells or rituals and potions t ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Fair Winds Press (first published September 1st 2008)
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Ashley Wold
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed reading the folklore and medicinal uses, but I was annoyed with the errors, especially with the botanical Latin.

Example: Llex is actually Ilex, Sambucuus is Sambucus, Althea is Althaea, Nepta is Nepeta, Dancus is Daucus, Sanquinaria is Sanguinaria, etc! That's not even getting into the errors in specific epithets.

I know I'm a botany geek, and therefore a bit more picky about these things (and most people probably wouldn't even notice), but if you can't get the nomenclature right, why
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Allaya
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Holy smokes, the errors! I'm not even a serious student of plants and I spotted so many that I lost track of them. The one that sticks out in my mind as being rather blatant was the section on mandrake being illustrated with an almond tree. There were errors in the text, but those all ran together in my mind and I can't think of a specific example.

While it is an interesting book, after finding so many errors in the text I can only really use it as casual browsing book. If I find something intere
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Sally
Jul 22, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I would have entitled this an "overview" rather than an "encyclopedia" of herbs, plants and flowers. The photos were often nice, but sometimes confusing. I'm not about to set up an alter to my "green allies;" I wasn't after the magical information. But I suppose that a lot of magical lore overlaps traditional medicinal lore. That's what I was interested in. Each entry was very brief.

Pretty, but not terribly practical, from a medicinal point of view. Now if you want to know what to wear in your a
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Sherry
Jan 01, 2016 added it
This book has beautiful pictures of herbs, spices, plants. Each page is one or two descriptions of what the botanical name is for the plant, where and how it grows, it's magical properties and how to harness the powers and any medicinal value. This book was interesting and I took notes but you would need an eidetic memory or a copy of the book in order to keep track of the several hundred magical plants. The other thing I learned is that most plants are protectors of your home or repel negativit ...more
Jess
Apr 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, health, nonfiction
An absolutely lovely reference book. The design is slick, the pictures are beautiful, and the mythology about the plants is delightful.

I've read poor reviews from people who picked this up as a medical reference. As the title fortells, this isn't that type of text. It sprinkles in folk cures for sore throats and bellyaches, but if you're looking for alternative medicine, look elsewhere.
Aunt
Jul 25, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know this was out already. I got to see the original from the printer while I was in HI in April! Looks to be very thorough and I'd like to use while growing herbs for use in my daily nutrition and whole health routine.
Tee
Dec 27, 2013 rated it liked it
2 two stars off for the lack of reference to pacific body parts or ailments, very disappointed.
Susie
Nov 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fun to flip through and read all of the alternative uses for plants. I read this many for research purposes, it was not super in depth, but a good place to start and a nice introduction.
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