Witching Trees: Rowan

“Rowan tree and red thread, leave the witches all in dread.” Rowan Family: Rosaceae Genus: Sorbus Latin Name: Sorbus aucuparia Folk Names: Mountain Ash, Quickbeam, Witch Tree, Witchbane Ogham Letter: Luis Planetary Ruler: The Moon Element: Water Sacred To: Thunar, Brighid, Brigantia Botany: Rowan are a deciduous tree or shrub growing between 30 to 70 feet in height. The trunk is … Continue reading Witching Trees: Rowan

Herbal Reading

Some suggested reading for budding, and experienced, herbalists! Bartram, Thomas. Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine Blamey, Marjorie. Collins Gem Guide: Wild Flowers Breverton, Terry. Breverton’s Complete Herbal Carpenter, Jeff & Carpenter, Melanie. The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer Culpeper, Nicholas. Culpeper’s Complete Herbal Fitter, Alastair. Collins Gem Guide: Trees Franklin, Anna & Lavender, Susan. Herbcraft: A … Continue reading Herbal Reading

Tools of the Green Witch

For many witches, magical tools are things like wands, athames, pentacles and other esoteric objects. However when practicing herbal, green and kitchen, magic, the tools needed may seem more humble, but are just as important. Chopping Board On a purely practical level your chopping board simply provides a hardwearing surface upon which to work with your … Continue reading Tools of the Green Witch

Green and Kitchen Witchcraft

Witchcraft is a natural practice and the witch works closely with the natural world. In a sense all witchcraft is green and kitchen based. Witches who are skilled in herbal arts, gardening, wildcrafting, or homesteading, will grow their own herbs, or harvest them wild from nature. Witches know how to take those herbs and turn … Continue reading Green and Kitchen Witchcraft