Author: Rebecca Beyer
Genre: Non-Fiction, Witchcraft, Foraging
Rating: 5 Stars
Witchcraft is wild at heart, calling us into a relationship with the untamed world around us. Through the power of developing a relationship with plants, a witch—beginner or experienced—can practice their art more deeply and authentically by interacting with the beings that grow around us all. Bridging the gap between armchair witchcraft and the hedge witches of old, Wild Witchcraft empowers you to work directly with a wide variety of plants and trees safely and sustainably.
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What I really appreciated about this book, was the obvious amount of heavy research that went into it. There is so much information involved in this book, everything from practical gardening knowledge, to a look at the historical roots of herbs being used in witch craft. This is not one of those books where you can flip through and get a few facts – it’s pretty extensive.
I loved that with each plant listed, you got not only information on how and where to grow it, but the historical uses of it in folklore and witchcraft, how long till you can harvest it, and what foods and medicines it’s used in. There’s even a brief section on poisons and their effects (clearly with a warning not to use them under any circumstances), and also good foraging practices to help preserve nature and resources. I was impressed by just how much information was presented.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in witchcraft, foraging, and herbs as a solid place to start and gain some practical knowledge.