Compendium of Symbolic and Ritual Plants in Europe
Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:34 PM
The subject is right up my lay lines (pardon the expression but it makes me smile) but before I pay out this amount of cash I would like some feedback.
There are reviews on the likes of amazon but how many of those are put on by the sellers?
Also, how does it compare to Leechcraft?
Any info would be helpful. I do a lot of work with herb mixtures and incense hence my interest.
Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:04 AM
Posted 29 December 2009 - 06:24 PM
Also, anyone in the states who wants a copy can order it from amazon.co.uk.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 06:41 PM
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:30 AM
The books contain a wealth of information regarding superstitions, lore, medicinal and magical uses of a vast array of plants and trees commonly found in Europe, much of which i hadnt previously read of before. Also provided along with the information is source material and footnotes numbering into the thousands which is useful when needing to conduct further research.
The compendium shouldnt in my view be compared to Leechcraft simply because it draws on many more sources than just Anglo Saxon.
Its a beautiful work for sure both in print and presentation with lots of illustrations.
The books are expensive. A lot of work has gone into researching the material the books contain.
Personally i feel that on their own they do not provide complete knowledge and should be perhaps viewed as a compliment to other Herbal works. Combined with titles like Leechcraft, David Hoffmanns works, Mrs Grieves book, Dale pendells pharmako trilogy and of course Viridarium Umbris and Ars Philtron, the compendium gives those who are seriously into plants some formidible knowledge.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:13 PM