I don’t know about you but I have had a very busy summer. Northern New Mexico was finally blessed with some abundant rainfall so my garden is lush and gorgeous. The pollinators are having a grand time gathering their nectar. The bees are so plentiful they tend to lazily bump into me as they go about their business. And although everything is blooming magnificently I know its time for all of us to be considering fall garden chores and securing our outdoor spaces for winter. It will be here before you know it. I would suggest you revisit the numerous lessons in the Companion Planting blog so that you can tie up the loose ends effectively, finish your harvest and preservation, and look forward to all the new catalogs coming out in December and January…..when you are cozied up watching the snow fall.
I really don’t know how many new entries I have posted in The Compendium for Spirit Handling. Dozens for sure which takes us through the H’s. There are plenty of well-known species, some surprising ones, and certainly ones you might never have expected. Give it a visit and add some tidbits to your knowledge of ritual plants and plants that will assist you in a vast array of spiritual endeavors.
I have started a new blog entitled Miscellanea Magica. Its going to become a repository of all types of things I have learned along the way. Currently I am publishing files called Spirit Gardens which are actually appendixes for The Compendium, (sorry, it isn’t yet fully published but I am posting the entries just as quick as I can). These gardens are for serious practitioners who believe that knowledge of the Earth is essential to handling plants in rituals. There isn’t any text, just the species lists organized by habitat. I think there are nine more to go, along with an assortment of other lists organized by Clan affiliations, garden substitutes, and so forth. In time this will be an invaluable companion to The Compendium. When those posts are completed I will add an index by property. There exists a menu at the top of the blog page that includes the properties with which I have cataloged these species. Please note when the Alkaline Spirit Gardens come up, I am only publishing a couple. The entire alkaline range is so diverse and abundant there would be literally dozens if not hundreds of Spirit Gardens that could be designed. I hope you enjoy them all.
Lastly, I am up to Chapter Fifteen of Letters to the Unborn. For those of you not yet familiar with this book, Letters to the Unborn is a sequel of sorts to Ancestral Airs. Ancestral Airs is for sale as an e-book. Just click on Books and you will find lots of excerpts. It and a few beautiful cards are sold strictly for the purpose of supporting this website. And your support is deeply appreciated.