Filled with lush, full-color photographs, this exquisite, coffee table-sized paperback details the magical implementation of plants and herbs. It's part ritual guide, part New Age therapeutic reference. After an explanatory introduction defining magic as an organic force, Gregg (The Toltec Way) divides the book contents into three segments covering the following: herbs that protect and repair, herbs that facilitate harmony and success, and a section on herbs with miscellaneous efficacy. Each accessibly written, one-page entry brings together a description of each plant's magical properties and details more traditional therapeutic uses. Recommended for collections focusing on New Age and holistic medicine and culture. -- Library Journal, Oct 15, 2008
The magical properties and uses for nearly 300 plants show readers how to improve their lives using the spiritual properties of the nature around them. Entries describe how to use spells or rituals and potions that solve everything from shooing evil spirits out of a reader’s house to finding the perfect mate. Susan Gregg shows readers how to concoct tinctures, oils, and bath salts, work with dried leaves, fresh plants and flowers to call in fairies and plant divas that will enhance your life.