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首页 魔法草药——关于草药民俗和施展魔法的女巫指南(英文版)

魔法草药——关于草药民俗和施展魔法的女巫指南(英文版).pdf

魔法草药——关于草药民俗和施展魔法的女巫指南(英文版)

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简介:本文档为《魔法草药——关于草药民俗和施展魔法的女巫指南(英文版)pdf》,可适用于人文社科领域,主题内容包含HerbalMagickAWitch’sGuidetoHerbalFolkloreandEnchantmentsHerbalMagickAWitch符等。

HerbalMagickAWitch’sGuidetoHerbalFolkloreandEnchantmentsHerbalMagickAWitch’sGuidetoHerbalFolkloreandEnchantmentsByGerinaDunwichNEWPAGEBOOKSAdivisionofTheCareerPress,IncFranklinLakes,NJCopyrightbyGerinaDunwichAllrightsreservedunderthePanAmericanandInternationalCopyrightConventionsThisbookmaynotbereproduced,inwholeorinpart,inanyformorbyanymeanselectronicormechanical,includingphotocopying,recording,orbyanyinformationstorageandretrievalsystemnowknownorhereafterinvented,withoutwrittenpermissionfromthepublisher,TheCareerPressHerbalMagickEditedandtypesetbyNicoleDeFeliceCoverdesignbyVisualGroupPrintedintheUSAbyBookmartPressToorderthistitle,pleasecalltollfreeCAREER(NJandCanada:)toorderusingVISAorMasterCard,orforfurtherinformationonbooksfromCareerPressTheCareerPress,Inc,TiceRoad,POBox,FranklinLakes,NJwwwcareerpresscomwwwnewpagebookscomLibraryofCongressCataloginginPublicationDataDunwich,GerinaHerbalmagick:awitch’sguidetoherbalfolkloreandenchantmentsbyGerinaDunwichpcmIncludesbibliographicalreferencesandindexISBN(pbk)WitchcraftHerbsMiscellaneaITitleBFPD’dcAlsobyGerinaDunwich:CandlelightSpellsTheMagickofCandleburning{republishedasWiccaCandleMagick}TheConciseLexiconoftheOccultCircleofShadowsWiccaCraftTheSecretsofLoveMagick{republishedasWiccaLoveSpells}TheWiccaBookofDaysTheWiccaGardenTheWiccaSourceBookTheWiccaSourceBook{RevisedSecondEdition}TheModernWitch’sCompleteSourceBookEverydayWiccaAWiccan’sGuidetoProphecyandDivination{republishedasTheWiccan’sDictionaryofProphecyandOmens}WiccaAtoZMagickPotionsYourMagickalCatThePaganBookofHalloweenExploringSpellcraftTheCauldronofDreamstoIntroductionhChapterhChapterPaganHerbLorehChapterHerbalSuperstitionsAtoZhChapterHerbalDivinationhhChapterChapterTasseographyhChapterHealingbyRootandFlowerhChapterhChapterHerbsoftheAncientSorcerershChapterHoodooHerbsContentsForewordForewordhChapterGypsyHerbMagickhChapterMagickinBloomhhChapterChapterAGardenofDreamshChapterHerbalCorrespondenceshChapterhChapterWheretoBuyMagickalHerbshChapterGodsandGoddessesdpnAppendixACalendarofMagickalHerbLoreeetlMaik”eetlMaik”“ElementalMagick”“ElementalMagick”bipraBibliographydxIndexbututAbouttheAuthorbuuttAbouttheAuthorIamoftenaskedduringinterviewsifIama“WhiteWitch”ora“BlackWitch,”whichhasalwaysbroughttomindGlindaaskingDorothyissheis“agoodWitchorabadWitch”inTheWizardofOzIalwaysreplythatifIhadtoattachacolortomyselfasaWitch,itwouldbe“Gray”LikeWiccans,IalsotrytoworkmyspellsforthegoodofothersandIseektoharmnoneBeingaWitchwhoisratherwellknownthroughouttheworldduetomynumerouspublishedworks,IamoccasionallyapproachedbyindividualsseekingtohaveanenemyortwodoneawaywiththroughmagickalmeansTherewasonemanfromRussiawhowentasfarastomailmealetter,signedinhisownblood,promisingtopayme$ifIwouldcursehisson’swifetohaveamiscarriagesimplybecausehedisapprovedofhissonmarryingoutsideofthefamily’sorthodoxreligion!Despitemybeingofferedsomegenerousamountsofmoneyandexpensivegiftsinexchangeforsuchservices,IhavealwaysrefusedandwillcontinuetodosoIdonotbelieveinusingmagickforthepurposeofdoingharmtoothers,exceptinextremecaseswhereitisabsolutelynecessaryforone’sownselfdefenseorsurvivalIfirmlybelieveinmagickalselfdefenseandtheteachingoflessons(forthegoodofothers,ofcourse)whentheyareForeword™™HerbalMagickneeded,orwhenallelsefailsIfsomeonetriestoinflictharmuponmylovedonesorme,IwillnothesitatetoworkmymagicktobindorbringdownahexuponthemAndifsomeonedispatchesacursetome,Idonotturntheothercheekortaketheattitudeof“letthegodsdealwithit”IsenditrightbacktothesenderThosearemypersonalsetofethicsYoumayormaynotagreewiththem,whichisfineineithercase,butIwillneithercompromiseorhidewhatIbelieveinforthemeresakeofbeing“politicallycorrect”Thecastingofspellsinvolvesworkingwithpowerful(andoftendangerous)magickalenergiesandisbynomeanssomethingthatshouldbeundertakenbyanuntrainednoviceWheneverworkingwithenergies,youshouldalwaystakecaretoprotectyourselfthebestyoucanthroughtheuseofmagickcircles,amulets,talismans,andsoforthYoushouldalsobewarnedthat,despiteyourmagickalknowledgeandyourbestefforts,thepossibilityofanykindofaspellbackfiringalwaysexistsThisisnotanuncommonthingtohavehappen,andmanyofthepractitionersthatIknow,includingmyself,haveexperienceditatleastonceIthasnothingtodowithkarma,displeasedgods,orGeraldGardner’sthreefoldlaw,despitewhatsomepeoplechoose,orareled,tobelieveIthaseverythingtodowiththeinstabilityofmagickalenergyandorapractitioner’sincorrectapplicationofitWithinthisbookyouwilldiscoverthemagickalhistoryofherbsandlearnhowdifferentPagantraditionshaveemployedcertainplantsintheirmagickalworkingsandreligiousritesWithoutquestion,someofthespellscontainedhereinmightbeviewedasfallingwithintheparametersofwhatispopularlyreferredtoas“gray,”orpossiblyeven“black”magickHowever,itisimportanttorememberthatthemajorityofthesespellswereeitherborrowedfrom,orinspiredby,anumberofcenturiesoldmagickaltraditionsunrelatedtotherelativelymodernreligiousmovementknownasWiccaForewordShouldyoufindyourselffeelinguneasyaboutperforminganyofthespellsinthisbook,youshouldnothesitatetomodifythemtosuityourparticularneeds,tradition,ethics,andsoforthProvidedthatyoudonotalteranyofitsbasiccorrespondences,aspellcanoftenbechangedwithoutalteringitspurposeorrenderingitcompletelyuselessInfact,Ihavealwaysbeenafirmbelieverthatthemoreyoupersonalizeaspell,thebetterresultsitwillyieldforyouYourotheroption,obviously,istosimplynotuseaparticularspellthatyoufeeluneasywithornotdrawntoThechoiceisuptoyouHowever,whereethicslie,IwillnotdecideforyouwhatisrightandwhatiswrongButIwilltrytopresenttheprosandconsashonestlyandcompletelyasIcansoyoucanmakeaninformeddecisionforyourselfWithallthatbeingsaid,itshouldalsobenotedherethatnearlyallWiccansarestronglyopposedtotheuseofmagick(inanyform)tomanipulatethefreewillofothers,andespeciallytobringdowncursesAlthoughIamnotaWiccanmyself,IrespectthosewhoadheretotheirWiccanRedeof“harmingnone”However,IamoneWitchwhodoesnotpassjudgmentagainstmyfellowpractitionerswhomayemploythedarkerforcesofmagickwhentheyfeelthatitisabsolutelyanecessityIntroductionThroughouthistoryandthroughouttheworld,herbshaveplayedamajorroleinmagick,religion,superstition,anddivination,aswellasinthedevelopmentofhumankindWitchesandPaganfolktheworldoverhaveheldaspecialrelationshipwithherbssincethedaysofantiquityDevelopingvariousmethodstoharnessthemagickalenergiescontainedwithinflowers,leaves,roots,andbark,theyhaveusedthemastoolsforhealing,divination,spellcrafting,andconnectingwithDeityTheancientsbelievedthatallherbspossessedaspirit,or,asinthecaseofmanypoisonousormindalteringplants,ademonNearlyeveryculturehasrecognizedtheoccultvibrationsofherbs,andattributedcertainmagickalpropertiestotheirnativeplantsandtreesItissaidintheMagicandMedicineofPlants(Reader’sDigest),“Ourdistantancestorsdidnotneedtobetrainedbotaniststoobserveandappreciatetheremarkableenergyanddiversityoftheplantworld”Earlycivilizationssoughttoharnessanddirectthemagickalpowersofplantsforcuringdiseases,wardingoffmisfortune,diviningthefuture,andappeasingthegodsInancientEgypt,alandthathasbeendescribedas“anidealbreedingground”formagickalherbalism,plantssuchasthelotus,thepapyrus™™HerbalMagickreed,andtheonion(whichwasoftenpresentedasasacrificialofferingtothegods)weregreatlyreveredandbelievedtopossessspiritualvirtuesDespitethefactthatmyrrhtreeswerenotnativetoEgypt,myrrhplayedavitalroleinthereligiousandmagickalceremoniesoftheancientEgyptiansThefragrantaromaproducedbytheburningofmyrrhwasbelievedtobepleasingtothegodsMyrrhwasburnedeverydayatthemiddayhourasanofferingtothesungodRa,andwasalsofumedinthetempleswherethegoddessIsiswasworshippedThepeopleofancientGreeceandRomelinkedtheirnativetreesandplantstothegodsandgoddessesoftheirpantheonsIntheoldGreekandRomanreligions,plantmythsfiguredpredominantlyTalesofmortalsandgodsalikebeingtransformedintotreeswerecommon,andnearlyeverydeitywasknowntohaveheldoneormoretreeandorplantasasacredsymbolHistorically,beliefinthemagickalpropertiesofplantswasbynomeansrestrictedonlytoPagansandpreChristianreligionsNumerousreferencestoherbalmagickandbotanomancy(theartandpracticeofdivinationbyplants)canbefoundthroughouttheBible,fromtheburningbushoracleofMoses,toRachel’suseofmandrakerootstomagickallyincreaseherfertility,toJacob’smagickaluseofstripedpoplar,almond,andplanetreerodstobringforthstriped,speckled,andspottedlivestockoffspringDuringtheMiddleAges,Witches(or,perhapsmoreaccurately,womenandmenwhowereaccusedofbeingWitches)werebelievedtohaveemployedawidevarietyofplantstobringaboutevil,aswellastodogoodiftheysodesiredThosewhomadeuseofpoisonousplantssuchashemlockandhenbanetolaycursesorcausemischiefwerelabeled“BlackWitches”ThosewhoappliedtheirherbalwisdomforthebenefitIntroductionofothers(suchasforhealingorworkinglovemagick)earnedforthemselvesthereputationofa“WhiteWitch”(whichwasequatedtobeingagoodWitch)Thosewhowere“WhiteWitches”werefarmorerespectedinmostcirclesthantheir“Black”counterpartsButofcoursenotallWitcheswereexclusively“White”or“Black”Thosewhopracticedalittlebitofbothweresaidtobe“Gray”However,asachargeofWitchcraft(regardlessofits“color”)oftentimesresultedinadeathsentenceprecededbythemostheinousactsoftorture,wiseWitchesofoldneededtocarefullypracticetheircraftveiledbehindtheshadowsofsecrecyAgreatdealofwhatlittlebotanicalwitchloreremainsfromcenturiespastiscontainedinthetranscriptsoftheWitchcrafttrialsthattookplaceduringtheBurningTimes“Fromsuchsources,”observetheeditorsofMagicandMedicineofPlants,“wegatherthatwitcheswereheirstoancientlessonsaboutthemedicinalpropertiesofmanysubstancesfoundinnatureTheWitchespreservedandcontinuedtouseplantlorethattheChristianchurchhadsuppressedas‘heathen’mysteries”IntheUnitedStates,magickalherbalismislargelyrootedinEuropeanbotanicallorebroughtacrosstheAtlanticbyimmigrantsfromdistantlands,andinfluencedtovaryingdegreesbyNativeAmericanherbloreandtheplantmagickpracticedbyAfricanslavesIncontemporarytimes,asithasbeeninthepast,herbalmagickremainsanessentialpartoftheWitches’craftItcanbeusedtoassistanindividualinattractingacompatiblelover,landingtherightjob,changingbadluckintogood,andevenincreasingone’swealth!EmpoweredbytheenergiesofGoddessEarthandherelementals,herbshavelongbeenusedasamuletstoprotectagainstevil,driedandburnedasmagickalincenseduringrituals,andaddedtoflyingointmentsandcauldronbrewsHerbalMagickHerbscanbeusedtocureortocurse,aswellastoconjureortobanishsupernaturalentitiesTheycanenchantourgardensandourhomes,andguideusonthepathtotransformationandselfimprovementBut,mostimportantly,herbalmagickcanopenthedoortospiritualrealmsandotherworlds,andservetoconnectahumanbeingwithMotherNatureandtheDivineThereprobablyexistsnoplantortreethathasn’tatonetime,insomepartoftheworld,beenusedinaspellorpotion,orutilizedasanamuletAnditissaidthatallpartsofaplant,whethertheyberoots,buds,flowers,stems,orbark,aremagickallysignificantHerbsareMotherNature’sgiftstoallofhumankind,regardlessofspiritualbeliefs,magickaltradition,orcultureAndwhetheryouprideyourselfasacountryWitchoranurbanPagan,herbscanrewardyouwithawealthofenchantment,divination,andfolkloreBlessedbe!kaMGradolmoonMagickalMemoriesofGrandmaRoseMybelovedGrandmaRosecametotheUnitedStatesfromItalywhenshewasbutayoungwomanAfterlivinginNewYorkformanyyears,sherelocatedwithherhusbandandgrownchildrentothequaintvillageofRiverside,IllinoisShelivedtheremainderofheryearsthereinamagnificentredbrickhousethathadbeenbuiltintheColonialRevivalstylewithastatelysemicircularentranceporchflankedbywhiteIoniccolumnsFromitscobwebbedatticfilledwithdustyoldtrunksandrestlessspirits,toitswhiteandblacktiled’sstyledkitchenthatwaseverfilledwiththesweetaromaofItalianseasoningsandbuttercookies,GrandmaRose’shousegrewtobeaveryspecialplaceformeasIwasgrowingupItwastherethatIattendedmyfirstséance,hadmyfirstpsychicexperience,learnedaboutWitchcraft,andwasinitiatedintotheCraftbymyoldercousinCarol,whowasaWhiteWitchanms’danm’sdGrandmother’sGardenGrandmother’sGardenGrandmaRoseenjoyedgardeningandhadaspecialwaywithplantsHertalentwaswhatsomewouldcalla“greenChapter:PaganHerbLore™™HerbalMagickthumb”Thegroundsbehindherhousehostedabeautifulgardenfilledwithroses,vegetables,fruittrees,andherbsIhavemanyfondchildhoodmemoriesofmygrandmother’sgarden,andtomeitwasquiteanenchantedplaceSometimesitseemsasthoughitwasonlyyesterdaythatIwalkedbarefootuponitsdewkissedvioletsandcloveronamistysummermorningorsmelledthescentofitsparsley,basil,andoreganoplants,asIlayuponahammockreadingomensinthecloudsdriftinglazilyaboveFairiesandothernaturespiritsweresaidtohaveinhabitedGrandmaRose’sfragrantandsecludedgardenIneveractuallysawthem,butIcouldalwayssensetheirnearbypresencewheneverIspenttimethereSometimesIwouldcatchaglimpseofsometinysparklingthingmovinginmyperipheralvision,butassoonasIwouldturntolook,itwouldalwaysbegoneIalsorememberanoldtreenearthegardenthatmyfriendsandIfeltwasinhabitedbysomeunseenelfincreature(forlackofabetterword)Theyfearedthattreeandalwayskepttheirdistancefromitsgrotesquelytwistedtrunkandbrancheswheneverwe’dplayintheyardBut,forsomereason,Ialwaysfeltstrangelydrawntoitandwouldoftentellmysecretstoitorplaceflowersorsomeofmytoysatitsbaseasgiftsfortheelementalspiritdwellingwithineemda’HGrandma’sHomeRemediesMygrandmotherwasawisewomanSheknewofthehealingpowersthatherbspossessedandoftenappliedtheminherhomeremediesGarlicwasreveredfortreatinginfections,homemadeapplecidervinegarfortheitchingcausedbypoisonivy,andwitchhazelforswellingsandinflammationsWhenmymotherwasayounggirlandwasstrickenwithrheumaticfever,GrandmaRosetreatedherwithamustardpoulticethatshecalledaplasterPaganHerbLoreIlaterlearnedthatmustardseedspossessednotonlymedicinalvalue,butmagickalonesaswellIntheruralregionsofthe“oldcountry,”asmygrandmotheroftencalledherhomelandofItaly,itwasacommonfolkcustomtosprinkleblackmustardseedsonthewindowsillsandthresholdsofdwellingsinordertopreventrestlessghostsandevilspiritsfromgainingentranceIwasveryclosetomyGrandmaRosewhenIwasgrowingupNearlyeveryafternoonafterschoolletoutfortheday,mymotherwouldpickmeupandwe’ddriveovertomygrandmother’shouseinRiversidetovisitherandhelpheroutwithhergroceryshopping,householdchores,andthepreparationofdinnerCripplingarthritishadimmobilizedbothofGrandmaRose’slegs,makingitbothpainfulanddifficultforhertowalkorstandforanylonglengthoftimeSheappreciatedthehelpandgreatlyenjoyedthecompanyeEeETheEvilEyeTheEvilEyeGrandmaRosewouldspendhoursuponendtalkingtomymotheraboutsuchthingsasoldfamilyrecipes,folkremedies,andthe“goodolddays”ofheryouthspentinfarawayItalyEverysooftenIwouldoverhearherspeakofthemalocchio(theevileye),especiallywheneveracertainwomanwhohadareputationasbeingtheneighborhoodgossipbecamethetopicofconversationIdon’tknowwhetherornotGrandmaRoseactuallybelievedinthepowersoftheevileye,butitwasasubjectthatsheenjoyedtalkingaboutandappearedtobequitewellversedinShesaidtherewerepeopleknowninItalyasjettatore(individualswhopossessedthemalocchio)Tocasttheircurseuponanother,alltheyneededtodowasgazeenviouslyuponthatperson,oftenwhilepraisingthemInsomecases,anangry,venomousstarewouldbetheonlythingneededtoworkthemagickHerbalMagickHowever,noteveryjettatorewasawareofthefactthatheorshepossessedtheevileye,andtheywouldoftencastitupontheirvictimsinvoluntarilyandwithoutadeliberatemaliciousintentbehinditTherewasnoexplanationwhycertainpeoplewerebornwithitandotherswerenot,butit

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