Indigenous seer, gifted plant whisperer, and Witchery author Juliet Diaz invites you to walk the path of the Plant Witch. Journey far beyond the basic medicinal and magical properties of plants, deep into Mother Earth’s drumming heart. Drawn from ancestral practices passed down by generations of teachers, the lessons in this book will awaken your intimate connection with nature, your ancestors, your guides, and to your true self through the powerful magic of plants.
Within these pages, you will learn:
• Essential, magical, and medicinal properties of 200 herbs, flowers, trees, and fruits.
• Rituals for abundance, cleansing, and connecting with spirits.
• Spells to ward against evil, find answers, and protect against self-sabotage.
• Potions to open your third eye, bring luck, and promote creativity.
• Communication techniques for speaking and listening to plants.
• The optimal moon phases and seasons to work with different plants.
Even as humans forget our place in nature’s rhythm and cause harm to our Earth Mother, the spirits of plants still call out to us, appear in our dreams, and inspire us as they push through cracks in cement-resilient and determined to thrive. From abre camino and acacia to yucca and ZZ plant, each has unique personality and wisdom to share if we are only willing to listen.
From the Publisher
Yucca Root Cleansing Bath (Ritual)
What You Need
3 to 4 yucca roots1 tablespoon grated ginger1 garlic clove, smashed1 teaspoon Himalayan pink saltYucca powder3 to 4 yucca leavesWhite candleCharcoal
Cut your yucca roots into halves and add them to a pot of boiling water.
After 5 minutes, add the ginger, garlic, and salt. Boil for another 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat, strain, and allow to cool.
Chop the yucca leaves into small pieces and mix them with the yucca powder to make an incense.
Run a bath, and add the yucca tea.
Light your candle, and place your yucca incense on your charcoal to burn.
Relax in the bath and allow yucca to clear all that is attached to you.
If you feel that an excess of negative energy has latched on to you, or if you need to banish evil eye, you can repeat this bathing ritual every day for 3 days.
Purification & Protection
Yucca got her name from my ancestors, the Taíno people, though she is a staple in food, medicine, and spirituality for many native peoples. She is native to North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, and has around 40 species and 24 subspecies. She is also known as Adam’s needle. Almost all of the yucca plant can be used as food, though the stems or trunks can be toxic unless handled properly.