The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More

The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More

by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

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Overview

“For covens who prefer meeting outdoors, perhaps in a garden or a deep forest clearing, The Green Witch is a delightful guide to nature magic. It’s filled with practical recipes for herbal blends and potions, the properties of essential oils, and lots of ideas for healing and relaxation.” —Bustle

Discover the power of natural magic and healing through herbs, flowers, and essential oils in this new guide to green witchcraft.

At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small.

In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. You’ll discover how to find harmony in Earth’s great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. This guide also contains directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Embrace the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507204719
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Series: Green Witch Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 10,009
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Arin Murphy-Hiscock is the author of Spellcrafting, Wicca, The Way of the Green Witch, The Green Witch, The Way of the Hedge Witch, Pagan Pregnancy, Power Spellcraft for Life, Solitary Wicca for Life, and The Hidden Meaning of Birds: A Spiritual Field Guide. She has been active in the field of alternative spirituality for over twenty years and lives in Montreal, Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Discovering the Green Witch 11

Chapter 1 What Is Green Witchcraft? 13

The Path of the Green Witch 14

A Brief History of Green Witchcraft 18

Learning to Identify with the Earth 22

The Magic of Being a Green Witch 24

Chapter 2 Embrace your Own Power 30

Focus on Your Energy Centers 31

Tools of Use 35

Make Your Home a Sacred Space 41

Make a Sacred Outdoor Space 54

Be in Tune with the Earth 56

Chapter 3 Attune Yourself to Mature 59

Get to Know Your Corner of the Universe 60

Experience the Environmental Energy Around You 62

Grounding Yourself 64

Work with the Four Natural Elements 65

Discover and Develop Your Senses 69

Chapter 4 Manifest the Power of the Seasons 76

Seasonal Cycles and Energy 77

Celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes 80

Meditations for Every Season 81

Performing Seasonal Rituals 88

Part 2 Walking the Green Path 97

Chapter 5 Live Closely with the Earth 98

The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars 99

Working with Green Energy 105

The Magic of Trees 107

Tap Into the Energies of Flowers 114

Potent Herbs and Greens 119

Using Stones: The Bones of the Earth 126

Chapter 6 Keep a Green Witch Garden 134

The Power in a Garden 135

Designing Your Garden 137

Tips on Planting 140

Caring for Your Garden Naturally 141

Fill Your Home with Houseplants 146

Chapter 7 Create and Craft Green Witch Magic 148

Preparing Herbs 149

Extracting the Energies of Herbs 151

Blessing Your Creations 154

Making Herbal Incense 156

Create Spell Bags 166

Craft a Dream Pillow 168

Garden Spell Bags 170

Make a Broom 172

Craft Balms or Perfumes 175

Build Garden Stepping Stones 178

Chapter 8 Become a Natural Heater 185

The Steps of Healing 185

Brewing Healing Teas 186

Energy-Empowering Essential Oils 191

Regenerating Baths and Bath Salts 196

Make Restorative Elixirs 202

Chapter 9 Green Witch Kitchen Recipes 204

Tap Into the Energies of Fruits 205

Integrate the Power of Flowers 209

Craft Vinegars for Potency 215

Add Sweetness with Infused Sugars 216

Boost Health with Vegetables 220

Incorporate the Goodness of Grains 227

Appendix: The Magical Associations of Natural Items 233

Bibliography 243

Index 249

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