Natural magic is the ancient and powerful art of using material substances--herbs, stones, incenses, oils, and much more--to tap into the hidden magical powers of nature, transforming your surroundings and yourself.
Not just a cookbook of spells, the Encyclopedia of Natural Magic provides an introduction to the philosophy and ways of thought underlying this system. It also gives detailed information on 176 different herbs, trees, stones, metals, oils, incenses, and other substances, and offers countless ways to put them to magical use. With this book and a visit to your local herb store, rock shop, or your backyard garden, you're ready to enter the world of natural magic.
John Michael Greer is an author of over thirty books and the blogger behind The Archdruid Report. He served as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America. His work addresses a range of subjects, including climate change, peak oil, the future of industrial society, and the occult. He also writes science fiction and fantasy. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife.
Very informative, though it may be lacking in a few areas. It is by no means the be-all-and-end-all, but it is better than a lot of others like it, with good info on how to make things in the back. It lacks any major Wiccan slant, for those who care. Great book, overall.
This is a reference book but a must have for anyone who practices herbal magic. It's very helpful! I find the section in the back that categorizes herbs based on use extremely helpful and I am always referring back to this book.
A well-written, attractively illustrated guide to "natural magic"--that is, the magical properties and powers of herbs, stones, metals, and winds--that is structured as both an introductory "how to" book and a reference to a couple of hundred individual species from the natural world. The book is not flaky or spacey, and it is not wicked: the author strongly discourages the practice of negative or harmful magic, and strongly encourages the environmentally responsible use of natural things.
A great guide for newbies to natural magic. I don't doubt there is way more information out there than can ever be captured in one book, but this is a great reference to return to and a great introduction to some key fundamentals.