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The Magickal Ironwood Tree

Lignum Vitae was the traditional wood used for the British police truncheon Continue reading

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Magickal Hawthorn Tree: The Mayflower Tree – Revisited for Beltane

“what more can I say about the wonderful Hawthorn?” Continue reading

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From the Wortcunner’s Cabinet: Plantain [or Waybroad]

…the Native American name for it – White Man’s Footprint – because the seeds literally came to the Americas on the soles of the European settler’s boots… Continue reading

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The Magick of Broom

A traditional rhyme from Sussex says: “Sweep the house with blessed Broom in May / sweep the head of the household away.” Continue reading

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Samhain: The Magick of Blackthorn

Blackthorn is associated with death quite frequently. Samhain is the death of the old year whilst hailing in the new.   Continue reading

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The Magick of Aspen

…called the “Whispering Tree”, the Aspen is representative of the Autumn Equinox… Continue reading

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The Magickal Hazel Tree

Wisdom is at the heart of the Hazel tree. Druids, Poets, Bards, and Shaman … Continue reading

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Lady Ellhorn, the Magickal Elder Tree

The Elder tree, or Lady Ellhorn, as we lovingly call her, is a tree of beginnings and endings… Continue reading

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The Magickal Apple Tree

The Apple tree is very much a symbol of rebirth and reincarnation… Continue reading

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The Magickal Rowan Tree

I’m not here to give you a lot of scientific gardening information on the Rowan tree. I’m more interested in its magickal side and folklore, as I am sure you are. Continue reading

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