February 16, 2020

The ecstasy of madness, the fire of inspiration, the frenzy of enthousiasmos when contained within the brazier of Saturnian melancholia becomes a powerful tool. The unbridled fire that would quickly consume itself becomes the gods’ gift to humanity and can now be directed with purpose. Read more

January 29, 2020

Since the winter solstice, the Sun has been blackened we have burned away what wasn’t serving us this past year, and we have cultivated a fertile field to plant our new seeds. Now is the time to invite the light back in, to call upon that inner fire, the black flame within ourselves. This is Imbolc. Read more

December 21, 2019

Baneful herbs are a most intriguing category of plant magic. These powerful botanical toxins are the herb’s defense mechanism against predation, and many myths surround the origins and creation of their baneful natures. Read more

December 10, 2019

The baneful herbs of the Poison Path are under the rulership of Saturn. These plants are not only powerful poisons and entheogens but also powerfully cathartic tools for healing. Saturnian herbs can help us heal and cope in a number of scenarios that other plants cannot. Read more

November 8, 2019

By drawing from existing practices in magical herbalism and witchcraft we can incorporate baneful herbs into our practcal spellwork in ways that allow us to tap into their strange power. Read more

October 12, 2019

The tides of the spirit world are reflected in the green world because in reality the two are one. The world of root, stone and claw are the physical manifestation of a more subtle current. Samhain is the perfect time to turn our awareness to the Poison Garden, the Devil’s Acre; those forgotten and forlorn places. Read more

September 16, 2019

I have found that the majority of plants particularly those associated with spirituality and expanding consciousness (like Thornapple) disrupt the whole gender paradigm.The outdated gender binary is undergoing a Saturnian entropy, a static paradigm being broken down and reborn into something more reflective of our spiritual natures. Read more

September 3, 2019

The infamous witches’ flying ointment is a quintessential representation of the beliefs surrounding medieval witchcraft. Its status is right up there with the broom, the cauldron and the familiar spirit. Diabolic ointments containing poisonous ingredients were a hot topic of debate in the witchcraft trials, and were used to support theories on both sides. Read more

August 28, 2019

Entheogens allow our spirits to fly and to go to other worlds. Some of them teach us to grow wings and ascend to the uppermost branches of the world tree, and others take us deep into ourselves, deep into the shadows of the Earth. They teach us to become the darkness where all knowledge resides. Read more

August 18, 2019

Seamus (SHAY-mus) is a retired culinary artist, pastry chef and chocolatier. He is an artist, occultist and visionary; combining delectable confectionery, plant spirit gnosis and herbal alchemy. Seamus recently introduced us all to his premiere product, the “poison” truffle. Read more

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