Wild Witchcraft

Folk Herbalism, Garden Magic, and Foraging for Spells, Rituals, and Remedies

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Pub Date 10 May 2022 | Archive Date 20 May 2022
Simon Element, S&S/Simon Element

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Learn how to cultivate your own magical garden, begin your journey with folk herbalism, and awaken to your place in nature through practical skills from an experienced Appalachian forager and witch.

Witchcraft is wild at heart, calling us into a relationship with the untamed world around us. Through the power of developing a relationship with plants, a witch—beginner or experienced—can practice their art more deeply and authentically by interacting with the beings that grow around us all. Bridging the gap between armchair witchcraft and the hedge witches of old, Wild Witchcraft empowers you to work directly with a wide variety of plants and trees safely and sustainably.

With Wild Witchcraft, Rebecca Beyer draws from her years of experience as an Appalachian witch and forager to give you a practical guide to herbalism and natural magic that will share:
-The history of witchcraft and Western herbalism
-How to create and maintain your own herbal garden
-Recipes for tinctures, teas, salves, and other potions to use in rites and rituals
-Spells, remedies, and rituals created with the wild green world around you, covering a range of topics, from self-healing to love to celebrating the turning of the seasons
-And much more!

Wild Witchcraft welcomes us home to the natural world we all dwell in by exploring practical folk herbal and magical rites grounded in historical practices and a sustainable, green ethic.
Learn how to cultivate your own magical garden, begin your journey with folk herbalism, and awaken to your place in nature through practical skills from an experienced Appalachian forager and witch.

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An extremely comprehensive tome for green witchcraft that covers history, technique, ethics, the whole nine yards. The gardening advice would even appeal to non-witches. No fluff, very practical guide.

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Granted we aren’t far into 2022 at all, but this is the coolest book I have read this year so far, and I’m sure my feelings about that will remain for quite some time.

I will be buying this book ASAP for my collection and reference it frequently.

In Wild Witchcraft, Beyer weaves a deep love for nature and plants with history and makes it surprisingly entertaining! No textbook vibes here, at all. However, I learned so much and know I will likely learn more the next reading of this book.

My favorite section was about poisonous plants- don’t worry, there are plenty of warnings throughout this part.

I also appreciate that she put the levels where some of the herbs can grow, as I live in a tropical climate and many of the herbs I want to grow wouldn’t survive- so it helps to know what I can attempt to grow, and what I should avoid.

5/5, highly recommend to anyone interested in foraging, growing their own herbs and plants for medical/food purposes, and witchcraft in general.

I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

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Wild Witchcraft is a really lovely introduction to folk herbalism/witchery/foraging. I particularly enjoyed the author’s beautifully resonant perspective on witchcraft and life in general and appreciated the balance of practical and magical information, as well as historical context. Loved the variety of recipes and rituals, and that they’re organized by the wheel of the year - there are a good handful that I’ve noted to try, especially the gruitbier and mugwort soda (yum!) - and their usefulness and simplicity make them realistically achievable for even the newest of practitioners!

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