Apr 9, 2017
Hello and thank you once again for joining us down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald headed, host Chris Orapello and tonight Tara and I meet with author, artist, alchemist, and leading authority on plants and herbal magick, Harold Roth to the discuss his new book The Witching Herbs: 13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden, as well as his online store Alchemy Works which has been in business for over seventeen years. Along with our discussion we do an immense amount of laughing as we talk about his experiences with running a magickal business, his art, his thoughts on Andrew Chumbley as well as his thoughts regarding esoteric scholarship and the translation of older texts and manuscripts. Harold was a great guest and we certainly hope that you appreciate such an unexpected and enjoyable time as you learn another reason why we can't have nice things.
Harold Roth is a leading authority on plant/herbal magic. His new book, The Witching Herbs, is an in-depth exploration of 13 essential plants and herbs most closely associated with witchcraft―13 because it’s the witching number and reflects the 13 months of the lunar calendar. The plants are poppy, clary sage, yarrow, rue, hyssop, vervain, mugwort, wormwood, datura, wild tobacco, henbane, belladonna, and mandrake. - The Witching Herbs