2009-2010 Witches' Almanac
Plants and Healing Herbs
This year's Almanac goes green - and every other gorgeous color Nature provides for the delight of mortals. We offer a particularly fascinating line-up of articles honoring the plant kingdom: Osanyin, Yoruba Lord of Plants; Papyrus reed, source of civilization; the Lotus, Sacred Lily of the Ages; Aphrodisiac Spices, since erotic hope springs eternal; the Mandrake Root and how to banish its imp; Floriography, the language of flowers; Roses and more roses, favorite of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. An astrological profile of Dr. Nicholas Culpepper, the superb 17th-century herbalist. More green in the form of Absinthe, the "Green Fairy," a high-spirited elixir newly restored to the U.S.