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The Green Witch Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs Flowers Essential Oils and More Hardcover – 1 December 2017
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—Luna Luna Magazine
"A fun and short read on the natural magic of herbs, flowers, essential oils and more. Green Witchery extends far beyond where your mind may be right now. In Arin’s useful book, you’ll get recipes, herbal blends … exercises, ritual suggestions, [and] … recipes … .She also has some useful seasonal rituals, meditations for different times of year and seasonal cycles and energy."
—We Blog The World
"Author and herbalist Arin Murphy-Hiscock shows the way to healing through the natural magic of flowers, herbs, and essential oils. This book is an indispensable guide to connecting with the energy of the earth and the power of nature."
"Whether or not you believe in witchcraft, this fantastic book by alternative healer Arin Murphy-Hiscock will teach you about the healing magic of herbs, flowers, essential oils. The Green Witch is a guide to herbal and energy healing, loaded with recipes, rituals and wise words to help you harness body and soul—and the power of nature—to find balance."
—Organic Spa Magazine
"For covens who prefer meeting outdoors, perhaps in a garden or a deep forest clearing, The Green Witch is a delightful guide to nature magic. It's filled with practical recipes for herbal blends and potions, the properties of essential oils, and lots of ideas for healing and relaxation."
"It gives you a foundation of knowledge that you could start experimenting yourself with the concepts you learn, regardless of whether or not your pantry is fully stocked."
—Books of Shadow
"A valuable foundation of knowledge."
“Quite logical and simple.”
—I’m Just G.
“Perfect for witches who want to get their hands dirty.”
“A guide book to being an outdoor woman.”
“A must have.”
“A great 101 resource to have in hand.”
"Written really well and easy to understand."
About the Author
- ASIN : 150720471X
- Publisher : Adams Media (1 December 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781507204719
- ISBN-13 : 978-1507204719
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.03 x 19.05 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 6,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It also assumes the belief of a deity of which to honor, which is more aligned with Wicca.
There are some bits of great information on herbal correspondences in here and ma be worth it for that if you need some ideas on the practical side to get you started.
Not for me, but I can see why it is loved by others
I have enjoyed reading it, however I was horrified to read the remedies for removing plant pests, I presume things like greenfly and caterpillars and the writer recommend spraying with bleach. There are many other ways to control pests that are completely natural and do not harm the environment, and further it seems very odd to use a harsh chemical when in fact the rest of the book is all about being in harmony with nature. It really did put me off the writer.
While parts of this were interesting and informative, I did feel a bit let down by it.
There are a tonne of ‘visualisation’ exercises in this book, especially in the fist half, which means I cant actually participate in a lot if what this book has to offer, as visualisation is, unfortunately impossible for me, sad as that is. Obviously this is a personal issue, but the book advertises itself as one of natural magic, not just endless visualisations.
This book also says a garden is not required, but goes on to mention many rituals and spells that are impossible without a garden, without adding any alternative. It does that with several other things, saying you should do/have something but then also saying you don’t need to do it. I understand irs about ‘creating your own path’ but it doesn’t provide any good alternatives, and it’s suggestions are either too vigorous or too vague. That sounds confusing or impossible, but that’s the way it seemed to me.
It also contained information about cleansing crystals without explaining that certain crystals can’t be exposed to sunlight or water. There were also other moments of misinformation which also frustrated me and meant I couldn’t enjoy this as much as I hoped.
The use of “the green witch” every few lines was also very jarring and ruined my reading experience, but the book would have been much shorter without those words every few sentences, and I can’t help but think some more information woukd have been a better use of words.
That being said, some of the information is useful, and the book was well laid out and easy to read. It’s a nice primer for further research as nothing goes in depth, but it’s a start. I’m looking forward to following some of the recipes, and there’s some information about plants cycles and lunar energy, making your own incense, a brief introduction to essential oils (though I would strongly advise doing a lot more research on that topic as it’s one with a minefield of misinformation), some nice blend suggestions, types of tree, plants and a general overview of being a green witch.
This book isn’t at all what I hoped it would be but some elements were nice, and it has a few hints and tips I will utilize and enjoy. I have 2 other books by this author which look like they will be more my cup of tea, which I am looking forward to.
I really felt that this book spoke to me and I think I have found my path with the help of this book
Para quem se interessa pelo apelo natural da magia e da bruxaria, é um livro maravilhoso! <3