The Magic of Flowers: A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses and Properties

The Magic of Flowers: A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses and Properties

by Tess Whitehurst

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Overview

The Essential Compendium of Flower Magic

Explore the subtle and whimsical realm of flower magic with 80 magical species, conveniently presented in this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind guide! From African daisy to ylang ylang and many others in between, The Magic of Flowers introduces you to the holistic and therapeutic benefits of essential oils, flower essences, and the blossoms themselves.

As manifestations of divine beauty and wisdom, flowers offer you countless magical and spiritual ways to connect with them. Because they dwell on the border between seen and unseen, closer to the etheric realm of pure energy, flowers allow you to see into the heart of truth. Tune in to their unique vibrations and improve your health, vitality, beauty, success, personal power, and more. Use flowers for aromatherapy, charms and rituals, herbal potions, divine alignment, and to help manifest the life conditions you desire. Spark your own transcendent experiences with these mystical beings, who can serve as therapists, healers, and emissaries of the Divine.

2014 COVR Award Winner

Praise:
"With her gentle wisdom, author Tess Whitehurst has crafted a lovely guide to the world of flowers and their energies and essences. This enchanting book is both a comfort and a joy!"—Ellen Dugan, author of Seasons of Witchery and Garden Witch's Herbal

"Wonderfully researched, easy to read, full of spells that reach beyond the simple "101" of many books. This book has found a permanent place on my "most used" reference shelf!"—Kris Bradley, author of Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom and Mrs. B.'s Guide to Household Witchery

"Tess Whitehurst doesn't just write about flowers—she translates their messages into words anyone can understand. This is the only flower magic book you'll ever need."—Deborah Blake, author of Everyday Witch Book of Rituals

"Thorough, deep, and multifaceted, The Magic of Flowers is a must for any healer or magical practitioner's shelf."—Clea Danaan, author of Sacred Land and Living Earth Devotional


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738731940
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 06/08/2013
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 349,735
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tess Whitehurst (Boulder, CO) teaches magical and intuitive arts in live workshops and via her online community and learning hub, the Good Vibe Tribe Online School of Magical Arts. An award-winning author, she's written eight books, which have been translated into eighteen languages. She has appeared on the Bravo TV show Flipping Out as well as morning shows on both Fox and NBC, and her writing has been featured in Writer's Digest, Spirit and Destiny (in the UK), and online at elephantjournal.com.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction..................................................................................................................... 4

An Orientation to Flower Magic (Read this First).................................................... 6

Proximity........................................................................................................................ 7

Quiet Contemplation...................................................................................................... 8

Care................................................................................................................................. 9

Rituals and Charms........................................................................................................ 9

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils................................................................................ 10

Flower Essences........................................................................................................... 11

Affinity.......................................................................................................................... 12

A Few Words about Correspondences........................................................................ 13

A Cautionary Note......................................................................................................... 14

Author’s Notes............................................................................................................... 15

The Flowers................................................................................................................... 16

African Daisy................................................................................................................ 16

Agapanthus.................................................................................................................. 21

(Sweet) Alyssum........................................................................................................... 27

Amaryllidaceae (Clivia and Amaryllis Belladonna).................................................... 32

Aster.............................................................................................................................. 35

Baby Blue Eyes............................................................................................................. 44

Bird of Paradise............................................................................................................ 50

Black-eyed Susan......................................................................................................... 55

Bleeding Heart............................................................................................................. 58

Bougainvillea................................................................................................................ 62

Calla Lily........................................................................................................................ 66

Carnation...................................................................................................................... 70

Chamomile.................................................................................................................... 75

Cinquefoil (and Indian Strawberry)........................................................................... 83

Camellia........................................................................................................................ 89

Cherry........................................................................................................................... 95

Cherry Plum............................................................................................................... 101

Chrysanthemum........................................................................................................ 106

Citrus Blossom............................................................................................................ 111

Clover.......................................................................................................................... 117

Crabapple................................................................................................................... 124

Crepe Myrtle............................................................................................................... 127

Crocus......................................................................................................................... 131

Dahlia......................................................................................................................... 134

Daisy........................................................................................................................... 139

Dandelion................................................................................................................... 143

Datura........................................................................................................................ 147

Echinacea................................................................................................................... 150

Forget-me-Not............................................................................................................ 154

Foxglove..................................................................................................................... 157

Freesia........................................................................................................................ 162

Geranium................................................................................................................... 167

Heather...................................................................................................................... 178

Hibiscus...................................................................................................................... 182

Holly............................................................................................................................ 187

Hollyhock................................................................................................................... 191

Honeysuckle.............................................................................................................. 197

Hyacinth..................................................................................................................... 203

Hydrangea................................................................................................................. 206

Impatiens................................................................................................................... 213

Iris............................................................................................................................... 217

Jasmine....................................................................................................................... 224

Kalanchoe.................................................................................................................. 228

Lantana (Shrub Verbena)......................................................................................... 231

Lavender.................................................................................................................... 236

Lilac............................................................................................................................. 248

Lily.............................................................................................................................. 252

Lupine........................................................................................................................ 257

Magnolia..................................................................................................................... 260

Manuka (New Zealand Tea Tree).............................................................................. 265

Marigold (Calendula)................................................................................................. 268

Marigold (Tagetes)..................................................................................................... 273

Morning Glory............................................................................................................ 279

Narcissus.................................................................................................................... 284

Nasturtium................................................................................................................. 288

Oak............................................................................................................................. 294

Oleander.................................................................................................................... 299

Orchid......................................................................................................................... 304

Pansy (also Violas and Violets).................................................................................. 309

Peony.......................................................................................................................... 314

Petunia....................................................................................................................... 317

Pittosporum............................................................................................................... 320

Plumeria..................................................................................................................... 325

Poppy......................................................................................................................... 328

Primrose..................................................................................................................... 334

Rhododendron.......................................................................................................... 338

Rose............................................................................................................................ 342

Sage Blossom.............................................................................................................. 350

Snapdragon............................................................................................................... 358

Sunflower................................................................................................................... 361

Sweet Pea................................................................................................................... 368

Tuberose.................................................................................................................... 372

Tulip........................................................................................................................... 376

Valerian...................................................................................................................... 383

Vervain (Verbena)..................................................................................................... 390

Violet (See “Pansy”).................................................................................................... 397

Water Lily................................................................................................................... 397

Wisteria...................................................................................................................... 404

Yarrow........................................................................................................................ 409

Ylang Ylang................................................................................................................ 413

Appendix A: How to Make a Flower Essence........................................................ 418

Appendix B: Magical Uses Overview....................................................................... 420

Appendix C: Elemental Correspondences.............................................................. 440

Appendix D: Planetary Correspondences.............................................................. 443

Acknowledgements.................................................................................................... 445

Bibliography................................................................................................................ 446

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The Magic of Flowers: A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses and Properties 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PaulineL More than 1 year ago
I just love this book!  I keep it by my bed and read it all the time. Tess has taken me into a magical flower world! Thank you so much for the beautiful writing 
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