Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He
was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and
non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by
Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of
interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly
regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long
Over 120,000 people have been introduced to the magic found in
herbs thanks to Scott Cunningham's book, Magical Herbalism.
If you are wondering why this book has become so very popular, I
think I have the answers.
First, it's a complete system of magic that is as easy as it is powerful. It begins with theory and what you need to do to prepare for works of magic. Then it tells you how to harvest, dry, and store the magical herbs. This is followed by information on how to use the herbs you have obtained for such things as getting love, doing divinations, casting protection spells, and healing yourself and others. You'll also learn how to make magical fluid condensers, incenses, perfumes, scented oils, and amulets. The book continues with a listing of over 115 major magical herbs with all of their qualities listed. And there is much, much more, too. The phrase "complete system" really doesn't express how full of information this book really is.
Another reason I think this book has become a classic has to do with Scott's style of writing. It is very gentle and kind. He never talks at you or down to you. Rather, he seems to be talking with you. This makes the book a pleasure and a treasure to read and enjoy.
This combination of style and depth of content makes Magical Herbalism one of the finest and most important resources you can have. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of herbs, this book is for you. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of folklore, you need this book. And if you are looking to work with the gracious gifts of Mother Nature that can be used to improve your life and the lives of those around you, this book is a must.