A guide to plant spirit ritual and witchcraft, with practical instruction on the use of botanicals especially associated with the beloved goddess Hekate and her daughters Circe and Medea.
Bringing pharmakeia (the practice of plant spirit witchcraft) into contemporary times, Entering Hekate’s Garden merges historical knowledge with modern techniques. In it, author Cyndi Brannen offers her extensive insight into Hekatean ritual and witchcraft and especially its application to the Green World. The book features detailed monographs dedicated to 39 plants ranging from the esoteric such as aconite, American mandrake, and damiana to the accessible including bay laurel, dandelion, fennel, garlic, juniper, and lavender.
This book blends traditional methods with the author's personal approach, emphasizing her understanding of plant spirits as allies in the witch’s journey. It includes a new taxonomy for interpreting plant energies, methods for creating new correspondences, the importance of layering, using botanicals in spells, rituals, altars, and more, as well as ways to develop meaningful relationships with the pharmakoi (master plant spirits). Poetry, petitions, and musings about pharmakeia are woven throughout.
Entering Hekate’s Garden takes readers deep into the mystical world of botanical witchery in a way no other book has before.
Entering Hekate's Garden: The Magick, Medicine and Mystery of Plant Spirit Witchcraft
Throughout the ages, Hekate has wandered, bringing wisdom to her followers. The Witch-Mother has returned, sharing her gifts with those who will listen. Learn Modern Hekatean Witchcraft using the keys of ritual, spells and pharmakeia. Explore the spirits and correspondences of Hekate in this introduction to the Keeping Her Keys path of healing into wholeness.
Through 13 lessons, complete your own journey into the mysteries of Hekate's Modern Witchcraft. Lessons include honoring Hekate, understanding her history, and presence, divination, working with the plants of Hekate's Garden and more.
Lesson 1: Modern Hekatean Witchcraft
Lesson 2: Keeping Her Keys
Lesson 3: Working with Hekate
Lesson 4: Hekate and Her Many Names
Lesson 5: Hekate’s Characteristics
Lesson 6: Honoring Hekate
Lesson 7: Hekate’s Wheel of the Year
Lesson 8: Hekate’s Symbols
Lesson 9: Correspondences
Lesson 10: Hekate’s Garden
Lesson 11: Divination
Lesson 12: Types of Sacred Space
Lesson 13: Spell Crafting
Becoming a Keeper of Her Keys: Self-Initiation
The witch has been bound by others for centuries. At last, the time has come to claim our power. Unleash your inner witch using the mysteries of The Sacred Seven. Follow these secret laws through a journey from healing to wholeness, through rituals, spirits, herbalism, color magic, sacred geometry and more.