Garden Witchery: Magick from the Ground Up by Ellen Dugan

By Ellen Dugan

How does your magickal backyard grow?... With violets, rosemary, and yarrow to draw faeries; an apple tree for romance and overall healthiness; and a circle of stones in a few tucked-away nook? even if you reside in a cottage within the woods, a house within the suburbs, or a urban condominium with a small balcony, a strong and enchanted realm awaits you. become aware of the key language and magickal homes of the timber and vegetation, herbs and vegetation came upon turning out to be round you, and the right way to create your individual witch's garden.

Written with down-to-earth humor by means of a grasp gardener who's additionally a practising witch, this inventive and inspiring consultant will motivate gardeners of every age and adventure degrees. It encompasses a magazine part that makes it effortless to maintain music of your development, functional gardening recommendation, own tales, and backyard witchery lore and magick. inside of, you'll get the airborne dirt and dust on:

— Flower folklore
— Moon gardening and astrological timing
— Faerie magick
— starting to complex witchcraft
— Floral and natural spells
— Sabbat celebrations
— Witch crafts (sachets, wreaths, appeal bags)
— growing sacred space
— color, moonlight, and sunlight gardens
— Enchanted houseplant and box gardens
— Magickal natural correspondences
— backyard benefits    

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You may see a vision of yourself prospering as a lord or master, a great emperor or king, wealthy and influential. If you let yourself feel pleased, that’s indulgence in pleasure. You’ve strayed from the Middle Path. Or you may see yourself as something you wouldn’t care to be: a pig or a dog, a bird or a rat, crippled or deformed. If you let yourself get upset, that’s indulgence in selfaffliction — and again, you’ve strayed from the path. Some people really let themselves get carried away: As soon as they start seeing things, they begin to think that they’re special, somehow better than other people.

Knowing various ways of improving the breath; breathing, for example, in long and out long, in short and out short, in short and out long, in long and out short, until you come across the breath most comfortable for you: This is Right Undertaking. Knowing how to use the breath to purify the blood, how to let this purified blood nourish the heart muscles, how to adjust the breath so that it eases the body and soothes the mind, how to breathe so that you feel full and refreshed in body and mind: This is Right Livelihood.

You can’t straighten them out, because they’re just images, deceiving you. The Buddha thus taught that whoever isn’t acquainted with the self, the body, the mind and its shadows, is suffering from avijjà — darkness, deluded knowledge. Whoever thinks the mind is the self, the self is the mind, the mind is its concepts — whoever has everything all mixed up like this — is lost, like a person lost in the jungle. To be lost in the jungle 63 brings countless hardships. There are wild beasts to worry about, problems in finding food to eat and a place to sleep.

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