Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

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Do you work magic with herbs? Do you use them in spells, for talismans or simply use their innate powers? If you don't have Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, you need to get it right away. This book has become a classic in its field. Paul Beyerl, a respected author on herbs calls it "…an essential reference book by students of herbalism and magick alike … Scott's personable charm touches every page… I highly recommend this book." And Jeanne Rose, famous author of books on herbs and developer of an ...
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Overview

Do you work magic with herbs? Do you use them in spells, for talismans or simply use their innate powers? If you don't have Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, you need to get it right away. This book has become a classic in its field. Paul Beyerl, a respected author on herbs calls it "…an essential reference book by students of herbalism and magick alike … Scott's personable charm touches every page… I highly recommend this book." And Jeanne Rose, famous author of books on herbs and developer of an herbal course says "I love books like this … It is accessible, easy to read, and with its encompassing index (all too often neglected), simple to use as well." Over 200,000 people already have this book and use it frequently.
In this edition of the book (it's expanded and revised on the 15th anniversary of original publication) you will find the magical properties and folklore of over 400 herbs! You'll also find lists of herbs based on their magical powers, their genders, their planetary rulers, and more. Perhaps the most important list is the folk name cross-reference. With that information, when a recipe calls for "bramble, " you'll know it needs blackberry. Or if the magic calls for "enebro," you'll know you that is juniper.
The main part of this book is the listings of the herbs. Each one includes names, associations, and magical attributions. Violets can be used for protection, luck, love, and more. Primrose is for protection and love. Garlic is for protection, healing, exorcism, lust, and prevention of theft.
This book is considered a classic. It is probably consulted more than any other book on this subject. If you want to learn the secrets of magical herbs, this book is a must!

A comprehensive guide to the magical use of over 400 herbs and plants from all over, with details on aspects of magic Herbalism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875421223
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Series: Llewellyn's SourceBook Series , #1
  • Edition description: expanded and revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 70,176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.
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Some time ago I started to get into programming computers. There are books that teach programming languages. There are others that simply tell you what the commands are. They don't teach you how to program, but you can use the information to make your programs work. In a sense, programming books don't teach programming.
In a similar way, Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs doesn't teach you how to do spells (although it does give a brief outline so you can use this without any other book). What it does do is give you all the information you need to make your spells, talismans, amulets, and rituals work better.
This book has become a classic in its field. Every time I visit an occult shop that sells herbs, I look to see what books they use as resources. Inevitably, this book is there, usually quite beaten up from constant use. The pros use it and so do over 200,000 people like you.
The cross-referenced index of folk names could be a book by itself. Did you know that if a magical spell calls for "bats' wings" you should use holly? Or did you know that if a magical recipe called for "lapstones" you should use potato? If you had this book you would know all that and more. You'd also learn that ragweed can be used for courage; lily of the valley can enhance mental powers and happiness; and chrysanthemums can be used for protection.
This book by Scott Cunningham is truly encyclopedic. It gives information on over 400 herbs in an easy-to-use format that makes working with the book clear and simple. If you do any sort of magic with herbs, or if you are interested in folklore, this is a book you must have.

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Table of Contents

Some time ago I started to get into programming computers. There are books that teach programming languages. There are others that simply tell you what the commands are. They don't teach you how to program, but you can use the information to make your programs work. In a sense, programming books don't teach programming.
In a similar way, Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs doesn't teach you how to do spells (although it does give a brief outline so you can use this without any other book). What it does do is give you all the information you need to make your spells, talismans, amulets, and rituals work better.
This book has become a classic in its field. Every time I visit an occult shop that sells herbs, I look to see what books they use as resources. Inevitably, this book is there, usually quite beaten up from constant use. The pros use it and so do over 200,000 people like you.
The cross-referenced index of folk names could be a book by itself. Did you know that if a magical spell calls for "bats' wings" you should use holly? Or did you know that if a magical recipe called for "lapstones" you should use potato? If you had this book you would know all that and more. You'd also learn that ragweed can be used for courage; lily of the valley can enhance mental powers and happiness; and chrysanthemums can be used for protection.
This book by Scott Cunningham is truly encyclopedic. It gives information on over 400 herbs in an easy-to-use format that makes working with the book clear and simple. If you do any sort of magic with herbs, or if you are interested in folklore, this is a book you must have.

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Interviews & Essays

Some time ago I started to get into programming computers. There are books that teach programming languages. There are others that simply tell you what the commands are. They don't teach you how to program, but you can use the information to make your programs work. In a sense, programming books don't teach programming.
In a similar way, Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs doesn't teach you how to do spells (although it does give a brief outline so you can use this without any other book). What it does do is give you all the information you need to make your spells, talismans, amulets, and rituals work better.
This book has become a classic in its field. Every time I visit an occult shop that sells herbs, I look to see what books they use as resources. Inevitably, this book is there, usually quite beaten up from constant use. The pros use it and so do over 200,000 people like you.
The cross-referenced index of folk names could be a book by itself. Did you know that if a magical spell calls for "bats' wings" you should use holly? Or did you know that if a magical recipe called for "lapstones" you should use potato? If you had this book you would know all that and more. You'd also learn that ragweed can be used for courage; lily of the valley can enhance mental powers and happiness; and chrysanthemums can be used for protection.
This book by Scott Cunningham is truly encyclopedic. It gives information on over 400 herbs in an easy-to-use format that makes working with the book clear and simple. If you do any sort of magic with herbs, or if you are interested in folklore, this is a book you must have.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    Good Book for Reference......but.....

    This book is terrific to begin fuel for a passion of learning about herbology. However, I have met people that feel this book is the only thing necessary in their library and that it's writeups are 100% complete. Now, don't get me wrong - I ADORE my copy of this book and use it for quick reference; however, for the more serious herbalist the PDR of Natural Medicine is an absolute necessity (and this book makes a terrific companion!)

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    well worth time and money

    this book, is awesome. eventhough, the pics are in black/white. i never knew, there was so many herbal plants, out there. for those of you, who rather have color pics, buy, jenny linford 'a pocket guide to herbs'. well worth it. some of them, you may find from scott's book. or, what you can do is, just type in 'magical herbs'. and see, all the colored version books, to give you a better look up close.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2012

    No, this does not appear to be Cunningham's Magical Herbalism bo

    No, this does not appear to be Cunningham's Magical Herbalism book. It appears to have the herb information, but the other and far more important half - how to actually MAKE oils, soaps, tinctures, potions, salts, and to properly harvest and prep the herbs appears to be missing.
    Or else some reviewer didn't think the real stuff was as important as just the cross references.
    But it IS know that Cunningham's original book was sliced in half, one with prep, the other with just herbal information, and this looks like part of the chopped up set.
    Really wish people would leave the classics alone, don't you?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    Great reference

    this a great book for anyone going into herbal magic or making candles, aromatherapy oils, soaps, you can see how they will react with people. Its a great reference and a must have for anyone interested in herbs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2008

    A MUST HAVE!!!

    Wonderful informational book! I highly recommend it to everyone interested in working with herbs magickally and even for those who are interested in a bit of the folklore surrounding the herbs, etc in the book! I love it and refer to it constantly!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2013

    My Fiance had this book and let me use it as a gateway into herb

    My Fiance had this book and let me use it as a gateway into herb work. It is fantastic. All the information a beginner needs is right here set up in a very user friendly book. I have gained tons of respect for Cunningham. All his books are just fantastic. The way he puts information together for the reader is fantastic. You will start with this book and end up collecting all his works. 

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

    I LOVE this book. I've never dealt with herbs before and I feel

    I LOVE this book. I've never dealt with herbs before and I feel that this book is very informative. Each herb is specific and has its purpose and it's a lot of fun. BUT if you want colored pics, this book isn't for you.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    For all Herbalist by Hannah Yurkin

    When I walked in to The New age section and saw the book I was OUTSTANDED by the green book. I fliped through a few pages and made my mom get it for me. The book tells all of the herbs you can use in ABC order. But the back of the book was my favorite part because it shows you speels you can make. Tose spells ACUALLY work and I love to use them.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Another Cuningham's great book!

    Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2006

    Needs color photos

    I love this book and all of the greatly useful information it provides, yet color photos, instead of rough drawings would have been much more helpful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2004

    Must have for Wiccans, Usefull for the rest of us.

    Though I can see how it would be a must have for the Wiccan library. People who follow other traditions could find other more secular books just as usefull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2002

    very informative

    I find this book very usefull in my use of natural medicine. It is very trustworthy, and my own pediatrician recomended this book. It is easy to use, has a index in the back, and leaves nothing important out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2001

    A Must for the Wiccan Bookshelf!!

    I absolutly love this book. It's very complete, and the infomation is a must for creating spells. I love the way he added charms and spell that correspond with different plants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2000

    The ONLY magickal herb book you will need!

    This is the BEST magickal herb book ever! It is very easy to follow with very extensive information. It contains the folk name, gender, planet, element, power and magickal uses of every herb/plant. I have learned so much from this book and I constantly refer back to it. The magickal tables are very helpful in assisting you in substitution as well as creating your own herbal recipes. I HIGHLY recommend that everyone have this book on their book shelf. This book is a priceless emerald gem!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    Excellent reference guide...a must have

    This encyclopedia is a must have for anyone who is interested in herbs...Scott Cunningham is very good in what he does...everything you would want to know is in this book...interesting if just becoming involved with using herbs...I highly recommend this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2000

    Wonderful Book

    This book is a must for those who need to know all about herbs and there magick purpose's. It covers so much and I am well pleased with this book. I needed this book long ago. ***It's a must have***

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 1999

    Wonderful Book!!

    This is a wonderful book covering just about any plant you can think of. It's well worth the price.

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