Magic is in bloom!
Summary: This time we’re looking at some of our favorite flowers and their associations in folklore and folk magic.
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Play: Episode 227 – Floral Folk Magic
We talk about several books in this episode, including:
- The Language of Flowers: Symbols and Myths by Marina Heilmeyer
- The Big Little Book of Magick: A Wiccan’s Guide to Altars, Candles, Pendulums, and Healing Spells (has a section on flower language), by DJ Conway
- Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers, by Jessica Roux
- History and Folklore of North American Wildflowers, by Timothy Coffey
- The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, by Judika Illes
The transcript for this episode is available on our Transcripts page.
Some upcoming publications from us:
Cory recently contributed to The Gorgon’s Guide to Magical Resistance, edited by Jenn Zahrt and Laura Tempest Zakroff (which includes his “penis trees” article along with a lot of other great pieces) and the upcoming release of the Llewellyn’s Complete Book of North American Folk Magic, out in Spring 2023. Also be on the lookout for our upcoming collaborative book Conjuring the Commonplace: A Guide to Everyday Enchantment and Junk Drawer Magic also coming in 2023 from 1000Volt Press.
You can now buy Cory’s book, New World Witchery: A Trove of North American Folk Magic! (also available from Amazon) and the recent release Llewellyn’s Complete Book of North American Folk Magic as well (also available on Amazon)!
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