Wed, Mar 23|
Transcending Roots Zoom Room
Baneful Plants with Ellen Evert Hopman
Working with Baneful Plants for Healing and Magic
Time & Location
Mar 23, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Transcending Roots Zoom Room
About the event
The Witching Herbs - Working with Baneful Herbs for Healing and Magic
The first half of the class is a brief history of Homeopathy, how it was discovered by Samuel
Hahnemann, and a slide show of some remedies that participants can make themselves, with a
discussion of their spectrum of cure. I will show how to make the remedies at home.
The second half of the class is a slide show of “baneful” plants. These herbs have strong Spirits which is
why they have been used by Witches and shamans for millennia. I will talk about how to use them
safely. I caution against ingesting these herbs or putting them on broken skin, however, they can be
used safely in Homeopathic dilution, which is why I offer the first part of the lecture!
A note of caution: These plants can kill you.
They have strong and determined Spirits, which is what makes them powerful allies in your magickal work. The best way to employ them is to burn them as incense (outside), use them as washes for ritual items, use them as a liquid to asperge the ritual area, or wear them in a cloth bag so they don’t touch your skin. Another safe approach is to purchase or make a
homeopathic dilution, 30C or above, which will enable you to safely ingest the plant matter. Wear gloves when handling these herbs. The most powerful method of all is to grow the plant yourself and form a strong bond with it by feeding it and talking to it. Then you can ask its Spirit for aid in yourspiritual journey. I do not advise drinking these herbs, eating them, or putting them directly onto your skin.
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About the teacher:
Ellen Evert Hopman is the author of a number of books and has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and has presented on Druidism, herbal lore, tree lore, Paganism and magic at conferences, festivals, and events in Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and in the United States.
She has participated in numerous radio and television programs including National Public Radio's "Vox Pop" and the Gary Null show in New York.
She presented a weekly "herb report" for WRSI radio out of Greenfield, MA for over a year and was a featured subject in a documentary about Druids; A&E Television's; "The Unexplained" (Secret Societies, The Druids and the Knights Templars original air date 4 March 1999 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2IxNJGe03U ).
Hopman is a Master Herbalist and a lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. She is the Archdruid of Tribe of the Oak (Tuatha na Dara) www.tribeoftheoak.com and a founding member of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile) and its former Co-Chief, a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, and a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana.
She was Vice President of The Henge of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years and has been at times a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF). She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages.
Ellen Evert Hopman is a voice for Herbalists and Druids in modern society.* Bookstore and blog * www.elleneverthopman.com, http://elleneverthopman.com/shop/ Study Druidism at The Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com
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