Flower Magic of the Druids: How to Craft Potions, Spells, and Enchantments (Paperback)

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A practical guide to using flowers in magical practice

• Provides detailed instruction on every stage of the harvesting, crafting, and practical use of flower magic potions, including a comprehensive herbarium of all the flowers that may be used

• Discusses what type of flower and form of flower magic is best for specific enchantments and rituals in the areas of love and sex magic, healing and focusing, and protection

• Looks at the physical and spiritual gifts of bees and the importance of bee culture in Druidic flower magic

Flowers are found in magic traditions around the world, from those in ancient Egypt, China, and India to the traditions of the Norse and Native Americans. Yet many of today’s well-established flower traditions—like bridal bouquets—originated in the Druidic magical lore of Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.

As fifth-generation Druid Jon G. Hughes explains, flowers hold a preeminent position in Druidic folk magic with their own special branch of magical workings. In this practical guide, Hughes details how to use flowers in magical practice, focusing on flowering plants with a long history of magical use going back to Druidic times yet many of which are commonly found throughout the world, such as buttercup, blackberry, and dog rose. He discusses what type of flower and form of flower magic is best for specific enchantments and rituals in the areas of love and sex magic, well-being and good fortune, and protection. He looks at the magical use of fresh flowers and provides detailed instruction on every stage of the harvesting, crafting, and practical use of flower magic potions, including a comprehensive herbarium of all the flowers that may be used.

Examining the complex relationship between flowers and bees, the author looks at the physical and spiritual gifts of bees, such as honey, propolis, and beeswax, and the importance of bee culture in Druidic flower magic, including the tradition of the honeymoon, the significance of the hexagon, and medieval beekeeper lore. Inviting you into the gentle yet powerful realm of Druidic flower magic, the author also details how to plan, plant, and take care of your own magical flower garden with all the botanicals you will need to pursue the path of flower magic.

About the Author


Jon G. Hughes, author of Celtic Sex Magic, is part of a lineage of druids that has been practicing for five generations in a remote area of Wales. He is now teaching the tradition at his home in western Ireland and gives workshops and seminars throughout Europe under his Welsh name of Cynon. He is the director of the Irish Centre for Druidic Practices.

Praise For…


“A valuable handbook that details a pre-Celtic tradition of flower lore and essential magic. Jon G. Hughes also comprehensively lists 149 flowering plants and their attributes and their uses in magical practice as well as the spiritual nature of bees and how to create a physic garden.”
— NIGEL PENNICK, author of Elemental Magic

Flower Magic of the Druids is a lovely book that offers instruction on how to infuse and extract herbal preparations in harmony with the seasons to energetically capture the subtle essences of individual flowers and other plant portions to enhance love, protection, and good fortune. Flower Magic of the Druids is a reminder that the power of nature with intention can be a tool for transformation.”
— Brigitte Mars, author of The Sexual Herbal

Of special interest to students of flower based magic in general, Druid magic in particular, Flower Magic of the Druids: How to Craft Potions, Spells, and Enchantments by Jon G. Hughes is enhanced for the reader with the inclusion of a section of full color photographs and is deftly organized into three major sections: The Ancient Art of Flower Magic; Flower Magic Workbook; The Druid's Garden. Exceptionally well written and presented, Flower Magic of the Druids is an especially recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and college library Metaphysical Studies collections. It should be noted for students, academia, and Druid practitioners that Flower Magic of the Druids is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $15.99).
— Midwest Book Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9781644116395
ISBN-10: 1644116391
Publisher: Destiny Books
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English