The Magic of Trees: A Guide to Their Sacred Wisdom & Metaphysical Properties

The Magic of Trees: A Guide to Their Sacred Wisdom & Metaphysical Properties

by Tess Whitehurst

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Overview

Bring positive change and nourishment to your body, mind, and spirit by connecting with the deep wisdom and power of trees. Featuring detailed descriptions of the magical and energetic properties of more than one hundred trees, this comprehensive guide shows you how to work with them—physically and spiritually—through rituals, spells, aromatherapy, visualization, and more.

Trees are symbols of the interconnectedness of life and represent the interwoven web of everything magical. The Magic of Trees helps you tap into that web and enrich your life. From Acacia to Yew and many others in between, each tree has an encyclopedic entry that features its history, magical uses, medicinal uses, and correspondences. With this book's guidance, you'll find that the trees around you can be beloved friends, teachers, and magical partners.

Praise:

"A truly comprehensive magical tome on trees, written in the enchanting style and depth that only Tess Whitehurst can bring to the page. This one belongs in every witch's library."—Deborah Blake, author of Everyday Witchcraft

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738748030
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 01/08/2017
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 280,886
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(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

Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Orientation 3
Methods of Tree Magic 7
A Note on Gathering 11
A Note on Correspondences 12

Part 2: The Trees 15
Acacia 17
Alder 21
Almond 25
Apple 30
Ash 35
Aspen 38
Avocado 42
Banana 48
Baobab 53
Bay Laurel 59
Beech 62
Birch 65
Bodhi 68
Boswellia 72
Buckthorn 74
Carob 77
Catalpa 80
Cedar 83
Chaste Tree 87
Cherry 89
Chestnut 92
Cinchona (Fever Tree) 95
Coffee 99
Coral 102
Crepe Myrtle 104
Cypress 106
Dogwood 109
Dragon’s Blood Tree 114
Elder 118
Elm 124
Empress Tree 127
Eucalyptus 130
Fig 136
Fir 141
Fringetree 143
Ginkgo 146
Hawthorn 149
Hazel 153
Hemlock 156
Hickory 159
Holly 162
Hornbeam 165
Jabuticaba 168
Jacaranda 170
Joshua Tree 173
Juniper 176
Kamani 180
Kapok 186
Katsura 189
Larch 191
Lemon 194
Linden 197
Locust 200
Madrone 203
Magnolia 205
Manzanita 208
Maple 211
Mesquite 214
Mulberry 217
Myrrh 219
Myrtle 221
Oak 224
Olive 228
Orange 232
Pagoda Tree 236
Palm 238
Palo Santo 244
Paradise Tree 247
Parasol Tree 250
Peach 252
Pear 255
Pecan 258
Persimmon 261
Pine 264
Pink Silk Tree 268
Pinyon 270
Pistachio 272
Plum 276
Poplar 279
Privet 282
Redbud 284
Redwood (Sequoia) 287
Rowan 291
Sandalwood 294
Sassafras 298
Silk Floss Tree 302
Smoketree 305
Spruce 307
Sumac 310
Sweet Gum 313
Sycamore 316
Sycamore Fig 319
Tamarisk 321
Tree of Heaven 323
Tulip Tree 328
Tupelo 330
Viburnum 332
Walnut 335
Weigela 337
Willow 339
Witch Hazel 344
Yew 347

Appendix A 351
Appendix B 359
Appendix C 361
Acknowledgments 363
Bibliography 365

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The Magic of Trees: A Guide to Their Sacred Wisdom & Metaphysical Properties 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CiaraRaven More than 1 year ago
I finished this book awhile ago and took some time to digest its contents. This is such a lovely book, full of a lot of great information. Tess Whitehurst's The Magic of Trees: A Guide to Their Sacred Wisdom & Metaphysical Properties is such a great resource into tree magic. Without a doubt, you can tell Whitehurst put a lot of work and energy into this collection. First, this book has beautiful images images. I adore the black and white drawings of the trees and other nature elements. These clean, crisp images not only are great for reference but the are ascetically pleasing. At first glance, they remind me of images in an vintage fairy tale storybook my mom owned. Since I adored that tome, I immediately felt a fondness for this book. The book is set up into very user-friendly sections. There is an opening orientation chapter, providing background on tree magic and how to use the book. This section is not drawn out, but does give the reader a nice platform for getting the most out of her well-written work. The next section is about the trees themselves, and Whitehurst covers a lot of different trees. Each tree has its own section, exploring many different aspect of the tree including symbolism, attributes, petitions, and magical correspondences to name a few. The back of the book has three appendices, which I appreciate in a resource material. These appendices help facilitate searching for a specific magical use the reader may want to explore, elemental correspondences and planetary correspondences. If you have a magical predilection, I recommend this book for your library. I can see referencing this book before doing spellwork, ceremony or ritual, nature meditations and so much more. Since trees are a integral part of the many landscapes, incorporating them into spiritual practices is an ancient and time-honored tradition that you could bring into your own life easily with this book by your side. I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.