Green Wiccan Herbal

Green Wiccan herbal coverThe Green Wiccan Herbal: 52 Magical Herbs, Spells, Witchy Rituals
Silja
2009

Submitter: I’m sure there’s a place for this in a public library and my library has a few more books on the Wiccan/Wicca lifestyle. I can honestly say I have no idea how to apply any of the suggestions in the book and am too afraid to ask anyone. I’m sure there is no harm in trying to follow the suggestions in the book with no knowledge right?

Holly: What could possibly go wrong? Look, I have no issue with books about Wicca or Wiccan practices in libraries. This was even reviewed as being “well-suited for beginners or those only interested in basic kitchen witchery.” However, it either has a weird design or someone spilled something on every page.

Growing and Storing Magical Herbs

Friendship and Relationship Spells

Valerian and lavender spell to find more friends

 

Spells for conception and fertility

Other Foods and their magical uses

increase sexual prowess with corn

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16 comments

  1. I also like removing books from the collections on religions and rituals I consider fake and silly, too.

  2. I am Wiccan and a librarian. A practitioner of both for decades and very well versed in the publications in the field. I don’t recognize the book or the author. Given it’s shape, I’d discard. There are lots and lots of newer publications. Scott Cunningham is a standard author and highly recommended. Ellen Dugan is a very good contemporary author.

  3. This book does deserve weeding, not because of the content but because of the physical condition.

    If a copy in better condition showed up at a book sale I’d be happy to buy it. I enjoy learning about the meanings of flowers and foods and this has a lot of interesting lore.

    I know some Wiccans and they are very pleasant people. Learning about this faith (or any other faith) enriches us.

    1. I looked at images of other copies online, and the apparent dirt & spottiness is definitely the way it is designed. It grosses me out anyway!

  4. I’m giving the stink-eye to this one.

    I hope they let people know that mandrake is poisonous and tell them not to eat it.

    Otherwise, that would make me want to weed the book due to its being a menace!

    1. If the book lets people know that certain herbs are poisonous, like mandrake root, I’d still weed it due to its condition.

      I was worried that potential readers may try to ingest mandrake.

      In the age of the Tide Pod challenge, this is an actual concern.

      1. Forget Tide Pods, anti-vaxxers are putting essential oils, especially the doTerra and Young Living brands, in food. And seeing how I’ll see them go from trying to say that they’re “The bestest Christian in the universe because vaccines aren’t in the Bible” to saying that you don’t need vaccines, just healing crystals (ticking off Christians, Wiccans, and Pagans all in one go) I’m sure quite of few of them would happily ingest mandrake root – or force it on their kids – to “stick it to Big Pharma.”

        Means libraries, while having to have a wide variety of subjects, even ones we personally disagree with, still has to be on their toes even more so when it comes to specific content. Not for censorship because censorship is wrong, but because patrons might do something stupid like eat mandrake root.

  5. I wonder if the Valerian and Lavender spell works to get you more friends because you smell so nice?

    1. As long as people aren’t allergic to lavender—you might end up making your potential friends Ill. And then they might not wan to be your friend.

      I could forsee that spell backfiring…

  6. That staining is definitely part of the design of the book (I have a copy). It’s actually a pretty good book and is probably worth keeping.

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