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Working the Poison Path: Poisonous Plants for Witches
Working the Poison Path: Poisonous Plants for Witches

Tue, Aug 06



Working the Poison Path: Poisonous Plants for Witches

An introduction to the magic & medicine of poisonous plants

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Time & Location

Aug 06, 2024, 3:00 PM EDT – Aug 07, 2024, 3:00 PM EDT


About the event

~* This event is hosted by the Last Tuesday Society. Please use this link to purchase tickets! *~

When looking at a medicinal understanding of poisonous plants, we can see that within their toxic cocktail of chemicals, there lies the capacity to create great medicines as well as lethal weapons. The archetype of the witch relies upon incorporating this two-handed approach; embracing the capacity to hex alongside the capacity to heal, to cure and to curse, and to hold space for both understandings within the same whole. For this reason, poisonous plants are positioned as particularly useful allies to witches, for they speak the same morally-ambiguous language as we do.

By exploring a select few of these poisonous plants, we will illuminate this two handed approach to witchcraft, and uncover the path of working these deadly allies in ritual, medicine, and craft. We will explore the mythology, history, and science of poisonous plants, many of which can be found in the waysides and gardens we already tread, and provide an informed pathway for further exploration of their spirits in your personal work. This lecture includes : 

  • Detailed analysis of the chemistry of poison
  • Folklore, history, and specific charms related to poisonous plants
  • A discussion of plant allyship and sorcery of adverarial plants
  • How to harvest, work with, and even ingest poisons for magic

This event will be recorded for all ticketholders. If you miss our live class, recordings will be sent along afterward.

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