Entering Hekate's Garden: The Magick, Medicine & Mystery of Plant Spirit Witchcraft
A guide to plant spirit ritual and witchcraft, withpractical instruction on the use of botanicals especiallyassociated with the beloved goddess Hekate and her daughters Circeand Medea.Bringing pharmakeia (the practice of plant spirit witchcraft)into contemporary times, Entering Hekate's Garden merges historicalknowledge with modern techniques. In it, author Cyndi Brannenoffers her extensive insight into Hekatean ritual and witchcraftand especially its application to the Green World. The bookfeatures detailed monographs dedicated to 39 plants ranging fromthe esoteric such as aconite, American mandrake, and damiana to theaccessible including bay laurel, dandelion, fennel, garlic,juniper, and lavender.This book blends traditional methods with the author's personalapproach, emphasizing her understanding of plant spirits as alliesin the witch's journey. It includes a new taxonomy for interpretingplant energies, methods for creating new correspondences, theimportance of layering, using botanicals in spells, rituals,altars, and more, as well as ways to develop meaningfulrelationships with the pharmakoi (master plant spirits). Poetry,petitions, and musings about pharmakeia are woven throughout.Entering Hekate's Garden takes readers deep into the mysticalworld of botanical witchery in a way no other book has before.