Green Witchcraft is at the core of earth magic, the Witchcraft of the Natural Witch, the Kitchen Witch, and

the Cottage Witch. It is herbal, attuned to nature, and the foundation upon which any Craft tradition may be built.

In this manual, hereditary Witch Ann Moura presents the Craft as a course of instruction, with eight magical classes that correspond to the eight Sabbats. This companion handbook to Green Witchcraft and Green Witchcraft II can also be used alone as an exploration of the Green path. Cultivate your knowledge of earth magic with the following lessons:

Basil For Love Spells
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a valued herb for medicinal purposes; however, basil leaves are burnt and used in many love spells and love potions. Basil is native to tropical Asia and Africa and has been widely used in Far Eastern medicine, especially that of Ayurvedic medicine; holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is held sacred by the Hindu religion and is grown outside Hindu temples for protection. In Far Eastern medicine, basil is used for bronchitis, coughs, asthma, flu, colds and emphysema; it is also used as an antidote to poisonous snake or insect bites. In the Western world, basil is used for rheumatic pain, nerves and irritable skin conditions; as basil spread throughout the Mediterranean region, it became popular to use as a culinary herb, especially in Italy and France. Basil is a member of the Lamiaceae plant family and has a warm, balsamic aromatic fragrance; it is an annual herb flowering throughout the summer. Basil has pink-white flowers and green, shiny leaves; it grows up to two feet in height. There are up to 160 species of basil worldwide including exotic basil and French basil.

Fennel for Love Spells
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is another aromatic, medicinal herb; in love spells, the seeds, leaves and roots of fennel are used for many kinds of love alchemy, including love rituals to awaken love. Fennel was also used in the past to ward off evil spirits and neutralize poisons; it was an ancient medicinal herb believed to strengthen and encourage.

Read more at Suite101: Plants For Love Spells: Basil, Fennel and Lovage: Herbs Used in Ancient Magic Spells http://botany.suite101.com/article.cfm/plants_for_love_spells#ixzz0dDWmrU1E Fennel is a member of the Apiaceae plant family and has a sweet, earthy aroma; it is a perennial or biennial herb, native to the Mediterranean region, which grows up to six feet

in height. It has feathery leaves and yellow flowers and is similar in appearance to dill (Anethum graveolens); there are two main varieties of fennel – sweet (also known as Roman, French or garden) or bitter (also known as common).

Lovage for Love Spells
Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is an ancient medicinal herb; the roots and seeds of lovage are said to be used for erotic love alchemy. Medicinally, lovage has been used for digestive complaints, skin problems, fever and menstrual difficulties; according to Wicca literature, lovage is used to attract a lover who accepts a person as they are, with no hidden intentions. Lovage is a member of the Apiaceae plant family; it is a perennial herb which grows up to six feet in height. Lovage has green-yellow flowers and dense foliage, with a strong, aromatic fragrance; it is native to western Asia and southern Europe. Lovage is also known as Maggi herb.

Other Herbs Used in Love Spells
There are many herbs associated with the ancient art of love spells; these include:
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Cinnamon – for aphrodisiacs, for sexual love and passion and love mediations Bay – burnt in love potions Dill – for sexual longing Mint – for sexual desire Thyme – for courage.

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