PLANTS OF THE DEVIL.
Three Hands Press, 2017. Limited First Edition. A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY in dust jacket, printed on heavy art stock and featuring the original and evocative images of Marzena Ablewska, known for her disturbing depictions of botanical specimens, diablerie, and the sinister feminine. This work examines the history and magic of herbs associated with Satan and his minions, delving into the folklore of ancient Europe and the British Isles. Boyer contributed an excellent article on seed in European folk magic in the new WYRD journal offered below. This new book examines the diabolical concept of the Wild Adversary and the Devil's Garden, Temptation, plants that harm and curse such as Blackberry, Stinging Nettle, Briar Rose, and Thistle, poisonous plants, herbs of evil omen, protective herbs, or even those 'Plants to keep the Dark Prince at bay.' 176 pages. Tall octavo. (Item ID: X-PD)