A class for those interested in using plants in everyday magic and ritual.
In this modern age, an interest in magic is sometimes depicted as nothing more than a
kind of escapism from the real world. But to our pre-modern ancestors the very lives
of plants, herbs, trees and roots were richly enchanted. These green spirits, and the
materials they provide, offer us powerful tools for living healthier, happier lives.
In this workshop, historian of magic and diviner Dr Alexander Cummins takes us
through some of the fundamental principles of the natural magic of plants, offering
frameworks for performing and developing our own herbal spell-work. We will go
over how to formulate spiritual baths and washes, charm-bags, and oils, as well as
exploring various uses of herbs in candle magic.
Finally, we will also learn about traditional practical magical formulae for cleansing,
home protection, love, success, wealth and even for improving your own divination
and sorcery skills.
Dr Alexander Cummins is an historian, poet, and diviner. His work focuses on
medicine and magic – examining how various occult philosophies and sorcerous
practices throughout time have sought to heal and harm, to reveal hidden knowledge,
and to interact with the worlds of spirits and the dead. His doctoral research examined
the early modern magic of the passions, and he has written on astrological magic,
herbalism, amulets and many other topics. He can be found at www.alexander-