Sun Signs and Plant Indicators, found in Essays, is in part an article about the importance of observation. Ancient people understood their environment in such extraordinary detail that they could rely on the observation on one thing to tell them the specific details of something else. I wish there remained more information on this fascinating subject but this essay explores what I found.
Today’s post in The Compendium concerns the ritual properties of a powerful species, often thought of as a weed, called Burdock or Arctium. Some of the most awesome species on Earth are discarded as nuisances when in fact they bring us the lion’s share of both medicinal and ritual medicine.