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June 26, 2018
Twilight Sleep: A Collection of Henbane Lore
Henbane is a magical plant with a history that goes back as far as ancient...
June 18, 2018
Mark of Cain: A Collection of Poison Hemlock Lore
The Plant that Killed Socrates Gimbettino Cignaroli, The Death of Socrates, Wikimedia CommonsHemlock is a...
June 11, 2018
The Court of Helleborus: A Collection of Hellebore Lore
Hellebore is a peculiar looking plant with a dark beauty all its own. Often present...
June 04, 2018
Devil’s Apple: A Collection of Datura Folklore
Dark Fairy Herb of the Nocturnal Witch's Garden Datura, known by many names by many...
April 09, 2018
A Collection of Wolfsbane Lore
"The most prompt of all poisons." -Pliny the Elder, in Natural History. Wolfsbane, Monkshood, Aconite Wolfsbane. Courtesy...
March 27, 2018
A Collection of Belladonna Lore
This plant has always had a seductive and magical quality to me, and many others...
March 26, 2018
A Collection of Mandrake Folklore
Mandrake is one of the most infamous plants associated with magic and witchcraft. Today it...
February 13, 2018
Assembling the Poisoner’s Pocket Guide
This unique guide to the Crooked Path features an arcane compilation of various tools of...
November 07, 2017
An Evening With Deadly Nightshade
The Path of Poisons is treacherous, and its powerful denizens will quickly overcome the unprepared.
September 20, 2017
Fort Wayne Pagan Pride Day-Poisoner’s Apothecary Workshop
This article is a recap of the workshop that I led at Fort Wayne Pagan...
August 24, 2017
Devil’s Breath: A Trick of the Nightshades
The Nightshade Alkaloids The plants traditionally associated with witchcraft have shared infamous reputations and prominent...
August 15, 2017
The Peculiar Powers of Poison
The peculiar powers of poison are many and diverse. They have been used creatively throughout...
July 18, 2017
The Poisoner: Pharmakos and Veneficus-Poisoner’s Apothecary
There are as many branches on the World Tree as there are paths to the...
June 13, 2017
Cultivating Atropa Belladonna
Atropa belladonna or Deadly Nightshade is a plant with a long history in magic and...
May 22, 2017
The Occvlta Interview
Flying ointments and incense blends made from traditional recipes penned in medieval grimoires are a...
May 07, 2017
Poison Path From Equinox to Harvest
Green Witchcraft puts us in direct relation with the natural cycles of the area we...
February 06, 2017
Mastering Herbalism: A Practical Guide (to Traditional Herbal Practice)
A Complete Guide of Historical Plant-Based Practices-Science, Medicine and the Occult Paul Huson, British-born...
January 02, 2017
Poison Path Resource Guide: Verdant Gnosis Volume 1 & 2
Verdant Gnosis: Cultivating the Green Path Edited by Catamara Rosarium, Marcus McCoy, and Jenn...
December 31, 2016
Poison Path Resource Guide: “The Witches’ Ointment”
The Witches' Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic, by Thomas Hatsis A well-researched...
December 26, 2016
Poison Path Resource Guide: Veneficium by Daniel A. Schulke
"Poison is a glyph for magical power itself: complex, concentrated, liberated in the hands...
December 17, 2016
Poison Path Resource Guide: Pharmako Series, by Dale Pendell
When I began this project I started by compiling a list of all of the...
July 10, 2016
Why walk the Poison Path?
Since I was I child I have had a fascination with plants. I loved working...
May 31, 2016
Walking the Poison Path
Since I was a young child, I have had a fascination with plants. I loved...
February 19, 2016
“Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch”
The "thorn-blooded witch" is a term used by the author Raven Grimassi to describe his...
February 19, 2016
“The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic”
Thomas Hatsis is an historian of witchcraft, magic, Western Religions, enthroned, and medieval pharmacopeia. This...
February 17, 2016
It has been over a year since I decided I wanted to set up a...
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