CA: Three Hands Press, 2021. Limited Edition of 1000 Hand-Numbered Copies. Item #X-CAB
A FINE CLOTH COPY in dust jacket. Original Artwork by Peter Köhler. The historical record of plant folklore includes a persistent group of plants associated with witches, aversion and baneful magic. Reflecting a hidden dimension of the vegetal world, these spells, rituals, and taboos serve as mantles of ominous attribute, warning of these herbs' sinister qualities, but also suggestive of their hidden powers. Contents: Introduction by Daniel A. Schulke; Plants and Witches: A Folkloric Apothecary; Blood, Shadow and the Rose; Funerary Trees, Folklore and Practices in Grief and Mourning; Seeds in the Historical Folk Magic of Europe; The Flora of Snakes and Dragons; The Magic, Medicine and Lore of the Elder; Plants and the Second Sight; The Use of Dew in Folk Healing and Magic; Plants Used Against Nightmares and Haunted Sleep; Legends and Lore of Our Lady’s Lily; Plants Used in Cursing Magic; The Uses of Straw in Magical Procedures; and Graveyard Plant Magic. 192 pages. Octavo.