With the rise of Wicca and the "harm none" it has really opened the door for Wicca, Paganism and Witchcraft to become more mainstream and accepted. Doors to the esoteric arts have been opened. This is all good! Right? Well not really. Unfortunate the door has been slammed shut on many practices. Many things are being written out of our history, and even rewritten. Flying is just meditation, you can journey with out aid etc etc. Well folks we have a bit of a darker more sinister history.
The cunning man and wise woman were once honored for their wisdom. We were all told Wicca meant wise one. Well I am finding that there is little wisdom and common sense left. People defining their practice by bashing others, others asserting their superiority on others with fear. Wisdom not fear should be the goal of the Witch.
So this blog is about the Poison path, If you have found yourself drawn to the "witch herbs" and the poison plants, I want you to know that you are not the only one. There are many of us out there that are as well. With the technological age the wonderful Sarah Lawless has brought us into a new awareness on how to use these poison plants, their folklore and history. She is a pioneer in her field and many of us have followed suit. Anthropologists and Ethnobotanists (such as myself) have taken to the labs and books studying these plants and their interactions with humans.