Middle Earth Magic: Inspired Ideas and Seasonal Spells for Your Enchanted Life

I grew up on a farm in West Virginia and learned much about herbs, trees, animals, gardening, foraging  and so much about nature. I incorporate this wisdom I learned from elders in my family into my spellwork. When I finally left the farm, I majored in Medieval Studies, my attempt to emulate my idol, J.R.R. Tolkien. All these influences led me to my own blended brew which I call "middle earth magic," containing a mix of the modern and the time-tested "old ways." 

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Planting Enchantment

In all cultures, paradise is a flower-filled extravaganza. Eden was a virtual jungle; Kama Sutra lovers Radha and Krishna made love among petals, clinging vines, and scented trees.

Plants and flowers will infuse your environment with bliss. Cut flowers in the bedroom and parlor never fail to captivate. As a horticultural courtesan, your lover will come to appreciate more than just your green thumb! Try cultivating a few of love’s most captivating blossoms.

Wallflower: Cheiranthus cheiri, “Flower of Fidelity”

Hawthorn: Crategus oxyacantha, “Flower of the Heart”

Yerba Santa: Eriodyction glutinosum, “Flower of Emotional Release”

Cranesbill: Geranium maculatum, “Flower of Constancy”

Honeysuckle: Lonicera caprifolium, “Flower of Unity”

Evening Primrose: Oenothera biennis, “Flower of Silent Love”

Rose: Rosa, “Flower of Love”

Clary Sage: Salvia sclarea, “Flower of Grace”

Periwinkle: Vinca, “Flower of Closeness”

Ginger: Zingiber officinale, “Flower of Paradise”

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    Cerridwen Greenleaf has worked with many of the leading lights of the spirituality world including Starhawk, Z Budapest, John Michael Greer, Christopher Penczak, Raymond Buckland, Luisah Teish, and many more. She gives herbal, crystal and candle magic workshops throughout North America. Greenleaf's graduate work in medieval studies has given her deep knowledge she utilizes in her work, making her work unique in the field. A bestselling author, her books include Moon Spell Magic, The Book of Kitchen Witchery, The Magic of Gems and Crystals and the Witch’s Spell Book series.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

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