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

Spellcrafting with Baneful Herbs | Coby Michael Ward

  What are Baneful Herbs? First and foremost baneful herbs are known for their potential for poisoning.  They contain powerful chemicals known as alkaloids that have a powerful effect on human physiology.  When used properly they are some of our most powerful medicines, but in the wrong hands; as history has shown, they can be … Continue reading Spellcrafting with Baneful Herbs | Coby Michael Ward

Baneful Herbs in Magical Practice | Coby Michael Ward

Using Baneful Herbs in Magic With their infamous reputations and prominent place in myth and folklore, the Baneful herbs begin to seem more like mischievous magical creatures appearing throughout history in folktales and first-hand accounts.  They are powerful in their chemistry and in their occult power, but they are still plants.  The deadly nightshade grows … Continue reading Baneful Herbs in Magical Practice | Coby Michael Ward