February 16, 2005
The Magical and Ritual Use of Herbs
Edited by Richard Alan Miller
Publisher: Destiny Books (December 1992)
Pages: 120 - Price: $12.95
Review by Lee Prosser - firstname.lastname@example.org
For those interested in the use of herbs in healing, death, dying, and other topics, this book will entertain and educate at the same time. Concise and accurate, it is written by a man who is a biochemist, physicist, and herbalist.
An important aspect of this book is the chemistry of each herb, covered in detail with warnings and suggestions as to what to expect. The author discusses herbal magick and its use in rituals.
The definition of historical use, chemical structure of the herb, and its preparation for consumption are presented in an interesting manner. There are nineteen herbs covered in this book.
Some of the herbs discussed include Kola Nut, Guarana, Lobelia, Valerian Root, Wormwood, Calamus, Galangal Root, Kava Kava, among others. The reader will find the information precise and concise.
An unusual book, the historical aspects will have a wide appeal to readers as they discover what these herbs do. A nice reference to have in the home library, it is something to enjoy and learn from. The introduction by the author is topnotch and straight-forward.
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