Shamans, healers, and other medicine men and women used herbs’ valuable properties for centuries. Herbal magic possesses healing power for our physical well-being and magical power for our spiritual wellness. Many different species of plants formed its origin.
The History of Herbal Magic
In the spiritual and magical world, the term “herb” cover the flowers, bits of trees, spices, and all sorts of plants. Herbs form a large portion of the green witch’s practice.
Herbs have magical uses that can help you expand spirituality and do intensely practical things like creating more success, prosperity, and protection from negative influences.
Herbs are used in numerous forms of spell-work. Smudging for purifying or blessing a space is a near-universal method found in many ancient traditions. It has also made its way into contemporary Witchcraft.
Resins are very concentrated, dried products made from plants and trees and are generally used as herbs. Suitable for some spells, primarily for their scents, are musk and ambergris delivered from animals.
For millennium’s people have used herbs and herbal blends with the intention of altering their world.
Wicca Magical Herbal Correspondences
Herbs are believed to have correspondence. It is a Wiccan term which refers to the alignment of the herbs themselves. This can be a difficult concept to grasp fully for those who are new to herbalism and Wicca. It is essential for the adequate use of herbs in a magical context.
The best way to understand this concept is to begin to think of each plant as an individual like you would a person or an animal. You as a person have a gender, you have a planet that is dominant in your life, and you have an element that is most resonant to you. Even if you don’t know your planet or element of focus, they exist.
- their gender,
- their planet,
- their element,
- to which divine entity they are sacred.
Only by understanding these things can you properly work with a herb.
Just as you would be ineffective if forced to work with an element that is not your natural resonant element, so our herbs will be weak if used without respect to their correspondence.
The other aspect of herbal correspondence is the specific power or meaning associated with each herb. If you use a plant that has a correspondence to power in a protective spell, it may or may not work as well as you had hoped.
Plants and herbs are posses magical power
The concept of plants specifically herbs as a form of intelligent life is one that is gaining traction. Scientific studies are beginning to confirm what healers and shamans across the globe have known for
years that herbs are intelligent.
Plants have an intelligence that is real and well documented according to recent studies. It is not the same intelligence as our own, of course. Consider the basic definition of intelligence: the ability to solve problems. Plants do this. They develop techniques that allow them to flourish when the environment changes, they develop defenses against predators and maximize the use of their resources.
The most important aspect of plants as intelligent life is that they are infused with the spirit and power of nature itself. That is what
gives plants their magical powers, and this is why they are so potent when used in spells.
With this understanding of plants as intelligent, we must make careful and deliberate choices when cutting them for use in spells.
We would not senselessly destroy an animal for our use without thought and consideration. We should give plants that same respect. (Source)
Why you need a special herbal box?
A magical herb box not only will protect your herbs physical and healing property. It will protect them spiritually because herbs absorb the energies of their surroundings.
The magickal herb boxes are convenient, well-protected and safe. You can leave it on your altar, knowing your magical items are well-protected and secure. In addition to herbs, they could safely hold your other spell items like gemstones, crystals, tarot cards, or rune stones. (Source)
What magical herb-boxes do we recommend?
Engraved with hand-carved triple moon symbol of the Goddess on the top, front, and sides, this wooden, herbal storage box leave nothing to be desired.
It is 8 1/2″ tall at the peak, and 4 1/4″ deep, with a small cupboard, drawer, and lifting top lid. It will store and protect your special herbs, charms, oils, and incense, and stop them from absorbing the negative energy!
Our wooden herb box is a charming place to put your herbal mixtures, amulets, crystals and spell charms. This is for you if your spiritual goal is more peace, balance, harmony, and unity for yourself and everyone around.
If you need something smaller for crystals or tarot cards, this one will be the perfect fit. This is a beautifully designed box with jagged edges, giving it a look of perfect imperfection. Carved into it is the symbol of balance, harmony, and unity – the Tree of Life. The box is made with natural materials and infused with the power of magical symbols.
Wrapping It Up
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