The Way of the Green Witch Rituals Spells and Practices to

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  1. Steve Cran Steve Cran says:

    Lately there has been a new trend in the sphere of Witch Craft it is called Green Witch CraftI am not sure exactly what old witchcraft looked like but this path maybe akin to the wise woman at the hedge who had explicit knowledge of herbs The path of the green witch is about connecting with nature and running in unison with her rhythms The green witch is not such a ceremonial person there thing is about being connected to the earth and the land The green witch's objective is to connect to the world humanity and her local natural habitat as best as possibleThis book comes in a line of many books written about this latest trend People are not much into high ceremonies and the book gives them alternatives The book does have some great points about gardening harvesting herbs and running an indoor garden Ann Murphy gives advise about watering in door plants and about composting to give your soil much valuable nutrition Of course like all herb book this one has a section on recipes for incenses teas and bath mixes All great and well something which could be found in Scott Cunningham's book on herbologyYet there is also a deeper philosophy behind Green witchery It is a philosophy that promotes harmony with the world and keeping in tune with her cycles The author advises staying connected with the cycle in your area and growing herbs an such that are indigenous to the area The path also tries to promote health in mind body and spirit Herbs and plants have always been helpful in that respect and gardening is considered therapeutic by some Love is the key love of yourself individuals and humanity The work of the Green witch is for the benefit of all Happiness is the pursuit of everyone The Green witch wants happiness for herself and others Peace abundance and protection are other principles that are striven forThe green witch has a variety of tools at her disposal Most Wiccans will have the chalice athame pentacle and a candle for the Green witch it is way practical and down to earth Without saying herbs and plants are one of the main tools of the witch She used them in her spells and her healing Next are the witches hands which harvest herbs and makes the preparation The Journal is where the witch watches her progress The cup is a tool and the mortar and pestle for grinding her preparations Bowls Jars and canisters are her kitchen tools Knives and scissor are used for cutting The staff is her walking stick yet it also represents the world tree which helps the witch travel through the different worlds Cotton Gauze are tools Power bags which hold her objects of powerThe author also recognized the need to create sacred spaces This can be done by creating a shrine or an altar Some homes have four altars one for each element and one does not have to be dogmatic about the direction To make your home sacred it is advised that instead of the usual adding that one look at what they have and remove that which they find that they do not need A heavy emphasis on cleanliness is essential for magical practice The Green witch will purify her area regularlyOne example is the broom purification1 Stand in the middle of your room2 Take three deep breaths3 sweep from your right to your left Don't touch the floor4 Turn you body left and move in a counter clockwise motion5 Slowly widen your circle until you reach your door6 End purification with Bright and strong flows the energy through my home This room is purifiedRecipe for a room purification incense1 part Frankincense1 part Copal resin1 teaspoon of Lemon Zest3 pinches of dried lavenderglass jar and mortar and pestleI would say for those just embarking on the path of the green witch this would be a good starter book Yet it is not the end all Definitely explore the works by Scott Cunningham and others thre are in depth books out there Anyone who has been through the various Wicca 101 books will find nothing new here

  2. Shana Shana says:

    Good book for anyone starting out in learning how to connect with nature

  3. Jenn Flynn-Shon Jenn Flynn-Shon says:

    A good book to accompany other books on ways of living Green With recipes and infusions for herbs vegetables and other earth related items this will act as a handy reference tool for Green living Written in basic language without necesity for ritual or related religious connotations the practices included are easily completed by the everyday Green practitioner Well written and practical reference manual

  4. Christine Christine says:

    A friend who read the book before me warned that the author recommends using essential oils to make infused sugar and that is not true The topic of infused sugar is covered on pages 232 236 and nowhere in those pages does the author mention using essential oils She simply states to use whole or cracked herbs and flowers Perhaps they were mistaken or just didn’t read close enough But be warned that’s about the only dispute about the book I will stand up for Arin covers many topics in the book from what makes up a Green Witch’s path celebrating the seasons crafts recipes gardening healing and much but sadly none are done at a great length and you’ll have to get additional books to full out your Green Witchcraft collection I recommend Ellen Dugan I did find it odd how Green Witches are supposed to be the most organic and yet the author recommends using saltpeter and fragrance oils in place of natural alternatives for incense burning The author also doesn’t give proper warning on how water is detrimental to some gemstones and therefore placing them in moving water is not a great idea I really hope no one new to this path followed her advice and damaged gorgeous stones because of it I have to say these and some other misinformation within this book does not bode well for her supposed ten years of Wiccan practice because apparently none of it was spent doing proper research The Way of the Green Witch is a somewhat courteous book I‘ll give it that but not one I would recommend you run out right now and purchase I would see if a library has it or get it through the Interlibrary Loan and then decide whether or not to buy a copy

  5. Jen Jen says:

    As someone learning and walking the witchcraft path this book was an incredibly interesting read For a while now I've been drawn to plant and earth magick and this book was a great way to ease into learning about itI enjoyed it so much I have another two witchcraft books by the same author to read now

  6. Holly Mays Holly Mays says:

    Perfect book for the kitchen witch in all of us

  7. Sherron Watson Sherron Watson says:

    My daughter bought this book for me as a Christmas gift I enjoyed the writing style of the author and felt that she conveyed her ideas of a Green Witch nicely She gave the reader a lot of freedom to interpret this particular pagan path with ease and individualism I liked that about the book I could identify with the path well enough and enjoyed the book's ideas around certain symbols and ceremonies I would recommend it to anyone who is connected to nature gardening and has a passion for a simple and nature filled journey

  8. Nicki Nicki says:

    A basic introduction to green witchcraft Gives some ideas but generally it is up to the green witch to create their own rituals and practices

  9. Susi Bains Susi Bains says:

    Loved this book Simple sweet and a plethora of information A must read if you are an herbalist or simply in to nature

  10. mars mao mars mao says:

    I'm so happy i found thisIt was a very interesting and informative read i wouldn't say a must read to every green witch but it certainly contains some useful instructions

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