The murmur of bee, A witchcraft yieldeth me… Emily Dickinson
This last blog in this series of winter reading is meant to be light and fun. I hope this series has presented options for new discoveries or relearning as I often say these days. They are just a peak into the wealth of knowledge and information in developing your sacred space. All the best on your journey.
Starting with Garden Flower Folklore by Laura Martin. A good resource for planting seasonal flower gardens. Laura walks you through seasons, a bit about them and wraps up with a floral calendar.
Garden Witchery, Magic From the Ground Up by Ellen Dugan. This book helps you to understand the magic that resides in your sacred space. From histories, poems, and spells to the Language of the Flowers and crafts. If you are planning a moon garden, Ellen’s chapter on Moon Gardening, Magic, and Astrological Timing is a must.
The Magic of Trees by Tess Whitehurst. Tess brings a current understanding of tree magic mixed with traditional knowledge. Discover why the Aspen talks and what it is telling you. The Manzanita and why it needs fire. The Tulip Tree and the sprite who lived there. Each tree listed has magical components of the ruling element, energy, and planet. You may discover why certain trees speak to you through this book.
Magical Gardens, Cultivating Soil & Spirit by Patricia Monaghan. One of my much-loved books. Each chapter walks you through developing your vision of a sacred space. You will understand building a relationship to the earth, give yourself permission to dream and create your own style of sacred space. You may want start at the last chapter where lovely descriptions of different sacred spaces are described. See which ones draw you in.
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack by Chuck Sambuchino. The title says it all. Get your coffee, go out into your sacred space and let the laughter roll over you as you attempt to share your space with the gnomes.