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 themphysically and spirituallythrough 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.
"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
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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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.