“Everyday Things Have Ancient Roots.” There is something sacred there, long forgotten by most, disregarded by many. This piece, found in Essays, explores the sacrosanct origins that are shrouded in prayer, incantation, and ritual. This one has a fabulous appendix of plant species with what we now think of as mundane things that were once infused with magic and regarded as sacred. Please visit Essays for the entire text; then explore the Appendix found in the Essays menu. An extensive plant list can be found there. If you are student of shamanism or the craft this is basic, must-know information.