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« Reply #15: June 19, 2011, 03:26:40 pm »

I can't say much about your other interests - I haven't delved into crystals or incense etc - but this is one of my favorite magical herb books.  However, I wanted to say:

1.  For anything you're going to ingest, apply topically, or inhale (as in, incense), you really need to check against a good medicinal herbal.  I really like Jack Ritchason's Little Herb Encyclopedia as a starting point, but there are probably good reliable sources you could find on the internet as well.  Also, I've found medicinal herbals to be better than magical ones at providing instructions on the practical aspects of making things like oils, lotions, etc.  Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Healing for Women has some good recipes.  (Even if you're not interested in medicinal herbalism at all, a lotion is a lotion.)

and 2.  FWIW - Cunningham's entries are very anecdotal and he isn't very good about citing sources, etc.  Nevertheless, I've used spells straight from the book and they've been remarkably effective.

Thanks, I was looking around for a book with more of the health and safty aspects, as well as preparation of oils and other stuff. I'll take a look at those books and similar ones.

He's got good bibliographies in the back of his books, but yeah, it might be nice to see some individual sources for things rather then just general sources for the whole book.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ~ Arthur C. Clarke

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