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    Books?

    So, I've been messing around with herbs for awhile, in drafts, and spells, etc. I've been using Scott Cunningham's 'Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs' as a quick reference piece, and have found it rather useful. I would like to further my library on the topic. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Books?

    Medical/Medicinal or Magical?


    For the latter, Paul Beyerl's A Compendium of Herbal Magick is probably better (despite its lamentable spelling of magic).

    For the former...the PDR for Herbal Medicines.
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    Re: Books?

    Or you could try my 'The Magical Properties of Plants... and how to find them.'
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    Re: Books?

    Book of Herbs by Sybil Leek, might be of interest.
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    Re: Books?

    Herbs: Medicinal, Magical, Marvelous by Deborah J. Martin

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    Re: Books?

    My shopping list is underway! Thanks guys!
    "In the shade now tall forms are advancing,
    And their wan hands like snowflakes in the moonlight are gleaming;
    They beckon, they whisper, 'Oh! strong armed in valor,
    The pale guests await thee - mead foams in Valhalla.'"
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