The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook: A Grimoire of Philtres, Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use. Herbs have been used for centuries in medicine, magic, and ritual. Herbal Alchemy and Herbal Magick are ancient arts that combine knowledge of the healing and energizing properties of herbs (roots, leaves, flowers, resins, and essential oils) with an understanding of the natural world’s cycles the astrological movement of the stars and planets, and the seasons of the earth.
Karen Harrison, a master herbalist and practitioner of magick, offers formulas that anyone can use to gain courage, creativity, and lasting health, as well as to increase prosperity and enhance psychic and spiritual abilities. Harrison demonstrates how to choose herbs based on both their astrological and medicinal properties. With over 150 herbs in the materia magica and a plethora of recipes, readers will learn how to blend incense, ceremonial oils, bath salts, herbal amulets, fluid condensers, and herbal philtres/ and how to use them in meditation, ritual, or energy work.
Discover the best herbs for enhancing any aspect of your life according to their planetary energies:
Health and Prosperity. St. John’s Wort, Chamomile, Calendula, and Meditation and Dreamwork are all sun herbs. Moon herbs: jasmine, sandalwood, and myrrh Workplace Motivation and Energy Mars Herbs of Prosperity: Safflower, red sandalwood, ginger, and honeysuckle Jupiter’s Herbs: Carnation, Cedar, Oakmoss, and Pine
Security and Stability. Saturn’s Herbs: Hyssop, Garlic, Coriander, Patchouli, and Chaparral