As I was slightly spooked by the frosty twilight of January all I brought with me was the honey bread I baked, some red wine, and a candle , I looked for the perfect liminal spot and found an enticing arched tree all eaten by the English ivy. Its long, sharp thorns seemed inviting at the time, providing shelter for my ritual and warding away any prying eyes. As I curled near the tree trunk on the damp cold dirt, I felt its protective gaze even though such a witness made quite the impression on me. But there was just such a witty intensity to it all, and for a naked tree like this one in winter to seem so… noble. I performed the ritual and a wild geese flew above my head. Take the thorns.

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Viridarium Umbris the Pleasure Garden of Shadow

Daniel A. Schulke, Xoanon Ltd. The Verdelet and current Magister of the Cultus Sabbati has introduced a lifetime of work with plant lore and magic in this volume. It is clear that Mr. Schulke is a master of his chosen field. The amount of research and practice that combine to make up VU is staggering.


Viridarium Umbris: The Pleasure Garden of Shadow

The books principal concerns are the sorcery and gnosis of the Greenwood, as arising from the varied luminaries of the Eternal Gardens of the Arte Magical. As a grimoire of Spiritual Botany, the Book is An extensive grimorium of Wortcunning, or herb-magic, the Pleasure-Garden treats of the secret knowledge of trees and herbs as delivered by the Fallen Angels unto mankind. As a grimoire of Spiritual Botany, the Book is a Hortus Conclusus of text and image intended for the indwelling of these plant-spirits. The work encompasses magical practices, formulae, and mystical exegesis, all treating the respective arcana of Nature-Spirits and the powers of individual plants. Magical foci are on devotion, purity, humility, silence, solitude, and the hieros-gamos of wortcunner and plant as a tutelary relationship, in conjunction with the Mysteries of Cain, first tiller of the soil. The whole is intended as a textual reification of occult herbalism within the context of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition.

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