Fez Inkwright's 'Folk Magic and Healing' is a lovely companion piece to her 'Botanical Curses and Poisons' book - a yang to its yin.
Throughout history, plants have played a key and vital role in our existence. Whether as a foodstuff, medicine, building material, or religious aid, the way that we re-purpose and domesticate plants has shaped a core part of the development of human culture. Hedgerows and wild-growing areas are a vital part of our countryside and, through our codependency, have become ingrained in the myth and lore of humanity. Many of the old wives' tales about plants were created to spread knowłedge of their medicinal and nutritional properties, and many have become entwined with stories of local spirits, deities, and more ancient legends.
Using folklore, stories and beliefs to widen our appreciation of our countryside and the wild plants that dwell there, Folk Magic is a magical publication.