Just as people gain wisdom and experience healing with animal totems and guides, you can cultivate a similar relationship with the spirits of the plant world. Witches, shamans, and healers know about the intelligence, love, and power found within the herbs and trees, and learn to partner with them as totems and spirits guides. Witches have called such guiding spirits familiars, intermediaries between the worlds. The Plant Spirit Familiar is filled with herbal lore, rituals, meditations, and magick, but more importantly, it is an invitation to open the gateway to the Green World.
Learn about the three types of plant allies, the healing plants known as balms, the power plants known as banes, and the spirit teachers found in the wise old trees. Work with the Green Man and the Lady of Flowers and enter the Soul Garden. Create sacred space for healing, meditation, and shamanic journey, calling upon the plant spirits as guardians. Seek spiritual initiation from the plant world through ritual and sacrament. Deepen your spiritual connection with the Earth by growing roots strong within the land.
While taught from the perspective of nature-based spirituality rooted in the European traditions of magick, one does not need to be a Witch or Pagan to experience the blessings of the green world and The Plant Spirit Familiar. It is open to all seekers. You need only hear the call of the green, and answer it.
Christopher Penczak is an award-winning author, teacher, and healing practitioner. As an advocate for the timeless wisdom of the ages, he is rooted firmly in the traditions of modern witchcraft and Earth-based religions, but draws from a wide range of spiritual traditions. He is a certified herbalist, flower essence practitioner and avid gardner who sees his relationship with the plant world a key part of his spiritual practice. His books include The Three Rays of Witchcraft, Ascension Magick, Spirit Allies, Magick of Reiki and The Inner Temple of Witchcraft.
- Publisher : Copper Cauldron Publishing (April 1, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 308 pages