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Taken from this is part of a much longer review of Path to the Mysteries, written by bad witch Lucya Starza I ve tagged the other books in the series, which Lucya refers to in her review, and also David Salisbury s excellent Deep heart of witchcraft Taken from this is part of a much longer review of Path to the Mysteries, written by bad witch Lucya Starza I ve tagged the other books in the series, which Lucya refers to in her review, and also David Salisbury s excellent Deep heart of witchcraft [[ EBOOK ]] ↠ Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests ☠ No matter where you live, there will always be a wide variety of trees in the immediate vicinity, whether open countryside, urban parkland or municipal gardens Get to know them, learn to recognise the different species, and draw on the magical power of the tree Great book for British witchesThis is an informative volume about tree lore of Britain The author writes with a beautiful sense of poetry and mystery I am giving four stars because it needs editing I learned a lot about British woods and only wish someone would write so comprehensive a book on American trees. The British author paints a vivid image of several landscapes found through the Isles, and speaks particularly to the practitioners of that country This is a wonderful resource to begin to learn the native trees of the UK, and work with them A call to embracing Nature as a place of contemplation, and taking it as it is, for veneration Setting our celebrations not by a written calendar, but by the signs Nature offers to signal the cause for celebration Therefore, one needs to learn the plants The British author paints a vivid image of several landscapes found through the Isles, and speaks particularly to the practitioners of that country This is a wonderful resource to begin to learn the native trees of the UK, and work with them A call to embracing Nature as a place of contemplation, and taking it as it is, for veneration Setting our celebrations not by a written calendar, but by the signs Nature offers to signal the cause for celebration Therefore, one needs to learn the plants, especially trees around oneself The author makes a special plea for learning, and attending to native plants This I can understand, however, being American, there are many, many species introduced here that have long supplanted the natives, then, themselves, become the native Additionally, she reminds us of the legacy of our Ancestors, and the importance of giving them acknowledgement.Using guided meditations, and pathworkings, the author assists the reader to connect with the spirit of the landscape and learn to walk softly through the woodlands of both the physical and the astral realm Draco further defines these terms Visualization as controlled thought projection of a magical journey or scenario in which we can consciously take part Pathworking is an astral journey for the purpose of gaining magical mystical instruction whereby the practitioner has no control over the outcome or sequence of events This state can be reached via visualization Meditation is achieving a state of mind in which the conscious is expanded in order to probe the inner depths of the subconscious.Chapter ends include a Practical, and a Magical Exercise to better integrate the thoughts, and ideas into daily life.Counting the shrubs blackthorn, and elder with the trees of Britain, there are 37 to the islands The author offers a general guide to each with mystical, and folklore associations for use in baths, incense, sachet, wands, fires, or other magical working.A highlight of the book is the chapter The Changing Seasons, as a walk through the forest for the most easily recognizable trees of that season, of the major stars, and meteor showers in the sky, and meeting the common animals Geolocated pretty strongly to britain. Hard to put downIt is not very often that I pick up a book and have to remind myself to eat and drink This book did just that It has renewed my passion and curiosity for nature, trees, and staying on the old tracks Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests came as a bit of a surprise after reading Fields and Hedgerows because the approach to the subject was much darker simply because, as the author points out, the energies are much different in the two environments This really is a witch s guide to the woodland with guided meditations and pathworking and you learn so much about the individual trees with their magical, mystical and practical usage As with the others in the series, there are pra Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests came as a bit of a surprise after reading Fields and Hedgerows because the approach to the subject was much darker simply because, as the author points out, the energies are much different in the two environments This really is a witch s guide to the woodland with guided meditations and pathworking and you learn so much about the individual trees with their magical, mystical and practical usage As with the others in the series, there are practical exercises in each chapter, and there were times when the descriptions were so vivid that there were tingles up and down my spine Carys Llewellyn It may have been an alright book, but it is nearly entirely specific to the trees of the UK It should have beenclear from the start.