May 22, 2019

Since this time last year so many things have changed and grown out of the groundwor that I have laid over the years. Here is an update on some of the things I have been working on over the past year, and where I am headed in the future! Read more

May 8, 2019

Mandrake is possibly the most magical plant in history. People who are not familiar with plant magick or witchcraft have heard of Mandrake. Throughout history people have sought its power, and wherever there is a demand there is someone there waiting to take advantage of that. Read more

April 28, 2019

Beltane, Walpurgisnacht, Hexennacht is one of my favorite sabbaths. It combines my love of nature, plants and flowers with magick, witchcraft and spirits. Think of Beltane like Samhain only in the Spring, when spirits roam free, the green realm reawakens, and celebration takes place. Read more

April 25, 2019

The Poison Path can be a misleading term for the practice of working with baneful herbs, ritual entheogens and a variety of other plants known for their magical and spiritual properties. Perhaps it is time that we think of a new term that better identifies this diverse practice. Read more

April 18, 2019

Some plants heal, some are great for cooking and others are especially useful for the magical practitioner. These plants are as mysterious as they are beautiful, and sometimes just as deadly. The Poison Path, is a branch of occult herbalism and traditional witchcraft. Read more

April 10, 2019

To the witch and herbalist, plants are many things. It is important we do not reduce them to nothing more than ingredients. When working with plants in a spiritual context it is important that we do not lose sight of the fact that we are working with spiritual entities, who like us happen to have a physical body. Read more

April 2, 2019

Baneful herbs, are a colloquialism for the multi-faceted plants that comprise the witch’s pharmacopoeia. They are medicines, spiritual allies, and powerful ritual entheogens. Their use throughout human history attests to their many benefits and pitfalls when used inappropriately. Read more

March 19, 2019

The Spring Equinox is important to the plant magician or green witch for a number of reasons. First and foremost it is the beginning of the growing season, time to start seeds, prepare soil and plan out our gardens. All of these practices can be ritualized, and by utilizing specific plants for their sanctifying properties we are able to provide fertile ground both physically and magically for optimum yields. Read more

March 16, 2019

In this article, I conduct an interview with Ian Vertel, a poisoner, apothecary and herb crafter from the American Southwest. The term poisoner is used to describe a person that works with plants normally considered toxic for their medicinal, spiritual and magical effects. Read more

March 11, 2019

The Poisoner, like the herbalist and the wortcunner, whose blood runs green, has an uncanny connection to the wild growing things that populate the forest and the wayside. We are travelers, hoarders and sometimes madmen seeking the knowledge buried in the Earth. Read more

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