This book by Karen Harrison will be out for purchase on June 1, 2011. Although Amazon does have 6 advance copies left for purchase right now. I’ve received one from Weiser Books and will be writing a review on it sometime next week. There will also be a give-away contest for 2 free copies as well! So stay tuned, you may be one of two lucky souls to win!
Master herbalist and magickal practitioner Karen Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations as well as their medicinal properties. With amaterial magica of more than 150 herbs and a multitude of recipes, readers will learn how to blend incense, ceremonial oils, bath salts, herbal amulets, fluid condensers and herbal philtres; and how to use them in meditation, ritual or energy work.
Karen Harrison has been involved with magick, the psychic arts and occultism since early childhood. She earned a Master of Herbology from Emerson College of Herbology in Montreal and is the proprietress of Moon Magick Alchemical Apothecary. She and her husband also owns Isis Books, Gifts and Healing Oasis in Denver, CO (www.isisbooks.com), the largest and most complete brick and mortar store in the U.S. specializing in world spirituality, magick and herbs/essential oils.
From the author:
“Indeed, some of my favorite subjects! I’m a life-long student of herbs both magickal and medicinal as well as magick, alchemy, Qabalah and more. I was fortunate to have been born into a family who not only supported my interests, but led me to many of my favorite practices and philosophies. All of this is reflected in my book, The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook. I designed it to be a work that would be an excellent entry for the beginner, but also would add to the knowledge of the experienced herbalist as well. Full of lore, rituals, tables and very practical how-to, I hope you will like it and find it as useful as I intended.”