Review: Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism

Being written by one of my favorite authors, Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism has a good bit of expectation to live up to.  It is, however, somewhat different than some of Schulke’s other books I have read. This book is more of a foundation for those looking to get into the occult side of herbalism,…

Mandragora

The Mandrake (Mandragora) is a rare Mediterranean plant with much lore and history behind it.  References to the poisonous root and its pleasantly scented fruits can be found throughout mythology,  in folklore associated with witches, and even in the Bible.  Earliest recorded use of this plant dates back over three thousand years.  In addition to…

Dittany of Crete

The rare Dittany of Crete is a relative of Oregano which grows wild only on the mountainous terrain of the the Grecian Island of Crete, where its use dates back to Ancient Minoan times. It grows some of the furriest leaves I have ever seen, which are incredibly soft and supple when young, followed by…