Magic and plants: Verdant Gnosis, a collection of papers from the first Viridis Genii Symposium

MANY HERBAL BOOKS focus on the clinical, holistic, and natural herbalist facets of herbalism. Some of these works touch upon folk magic and herbal esotericism from time to time, but there is a greater need for a volume more focused on herbal magic. The genii of plants have spread their roots throughout all cultures in one way or another. There is an increasing rise in both folklore and esotericism for working with plants. Our goal is to be the first to offer a holistic, multidisciplinary, and multicultural approach to the study of plants from the perspective of magic. Our deeply held intention with the manifestation of this volume is to honour the hidden world of herbalism via an in-depth exploration of the green mysteries.

Verdant Gnosis: Cultivating the Green Path presents selected articles from the inaugural Viridis Genii Symposium, which was held at the Still Meadow Retreat Center in Damascus, Oregon (Friday 31 July—Sunday 2 August, 2015). Published by Rubedo Press.


Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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