Some folks think magic is ridiculous. But magic be all around us.
– Madam Josephine
From our very beginnings, humans have relied on plants to survive. We eat them, we make them into clothing and shelter, and they even provide the oxygen we breathe. We learned to use their medicinal properties, and then to take it even farther and harness their magical properties.
Plants are living energy. Plant magic uses certain parts of plants – roots, flowers, leaves, bark, seeds – to enhance the intention of your workings with this energy. Our spiritual connections to botanicals have been a part of our rituals over time and across cultures. We cultivate plants for various reasons (from food to flavoring to medicine to magic) and have created a collective body of knowledge about how these plants can help us in various ways.
We brew teas with them, extract oils from them, chew on them, burn them as incense, place them in poppets and mojo bags, mix them into baths, carry sprigs with us, and place them under our pillows. There are many ways to uses botanicals to take advantage of their magical properties.
Some believe the true magic in these botanicals is your belief they will work. Others feel it’s certain properties, like the color, smell, taste, or energy vibrations that make them work. Regardless, when working with them, make sure your intentions put you on the right side.
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<em>Add dried thyme, which the ancient Romans believed was a source of bravery. - Madam Josephine</em> Herbs are often a catch-all term for many parts of plants used ...
<em>Add High John the Conqueror Root to draw strength and courage. - Madam Josephine</em> Roots are the foundation of a plant. They provide the nutrients from mother earth. ...
<em>Borage brings courage to the heart, and yarrow overcomes fears. - Madam Josephine</em> The flower is the life force of a plant. It’s where it produces new ...
<em>Protection comes in many forms. - Madam Josephine</em> Bark is important for protecting the tree from elements like rain, heat, cold and insects. And the inner bark is ...
<em>You must be clear and specific with your intentions. - Madam Josephine</em> Leaves turn light energy into food for the plant. The leaves also breathe for the plant. ...
<em>The energy that fuels the magic. - Madam Josephine</em> Seeds encapsulate the power of the entire plant because they carry the blueprint for that plant. They represent the ...
<em>Magic is all around us. - Madam Josephine</em> Berries ripen and their flesh surrounds the seeds within. They not only protect the seeds, but they help spread them. ...
<em>Focus on your desire or goal. Be clear and specific. - Madam Josephine</em> Each magical tradition has its own relationship with herbs, roots, and other botanicals. From the ...