Herbs in Spells: Preparations, Correspondences, and Applications - A HexFest Livestream 2021 Workshop with Elie Barnes

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans


Herbs in Spells: Preparations, Correspondences, and Applications

Featuring Elie Barnes

Saturday, August 7

9:00 am

St Mary Salon 2 [map]

Full Schedule

Most magicians and witches are interested in plants, trees, herbs, and flowers; as much as they are interested in the natural world around them. Herbs hold a special place in our hearts because of their use in antiquity and the classical history of herbs in magic. Tasteless poisons, love philters, fertility tinctures, aphrodisiac powders and pastilles of hallucinogenic flying visions; the herbs hold the power of the witch. The herbs hold our imaginations. In this workshop Elie will take you through the processes of choosing herbs and creating spells. The purpose of a magic spell needs to be simple and direct. Herbs need to be chosen because of their known corresponding properties and qualities. If a collection of herbs is used in a spell, they need to be sympathetic and properly responsive to one another. The best application and preparation of the plant material needs to be aligned with the chemical properties of the plant powers.

Workshop Highlights:

  • You'll look at lists and groups of herbs that correspond with the planets and seasons
  • Explore the types of preparation of plants: brewing, tinctures, powders, pastes, balms, drying and grinding, and incense
  • You'll look at days, hours, and moons to work with herbs
  • Take a look at spells through history that require herbs and you'll look at finished products

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