Solanaceae in the Garden of Shadow | Coby Michael Ward

Solanaceae: The Witches of the Plant World There are no plants more specifically associated with Witchcraft and the Devil than those that belong to the family of Nightshade, the Solanaceae. In Latin, Solanaceae means “to soothe,” and they are valued for their pain-relieving and sedative properties. This category consists of the infamous plants of the medieval … Continue reading Solanaceae in the Garden of Shadow | Coby Michael Ward

Connecting with the Familiar Spirit | Coby Michael Ward

Spirits of a Familiar Nature What is a familiar spirit? Modern Paganism often concerns itself with the gods and goddesses of ancient pantheons.  The deities of Ancient Greece and Rome, Egypt; Celtic deities and the divinities of the Norse and Germanic traditions, to name just a few.  Many practitioners of Modern Paganism and some Wiccan … Continue reading Connecting with the Familiar Spirit | Coby Michael Ward