The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals By Maia Toll


The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals Book Cover The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals
Maia Toll (Author), Kate O'Hara (Illustrator)
Non Fiction
Storey Publishing, LLC; Illustrated edition
August 7, 2018


Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants — whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers — has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant’s power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations. 

descriptiondescriptiondescriptiondescriptiondescriptionI’m starting to think about Christmas gifts (yes already) and when I saw this book up for request on NetGalley I knew I had to grab it and check it out. My daughter is into all things “magic” and “occult,” and this seemed like it could be an excellent gift for her come December 25th.
descriptionSo first thing first, this book is just a real pleasure to look at. It is bright, colorful, and artsy. It is chocked full of beautiful illustrations, quotes, and interesting typography. It starts out with a preface and a short introduction. That is followed by THE HERBIARY which includes chapters on thirty-six different plants and flowers. Each section gives a little overview of the plant/flower and includes both a ritual and a reflection as well. After the Herbiary chapter, we get a short introduction on how to work with Herbiary cards (which come included with the book purchase).All in all, this was an interesting and visually pleasing (add in the cards that come with it) book, and I am confident this will be a hit gift-wise for anyone who loves all things “occult”.descriptiondescription

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