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An overview of some of the herbs and trees of the Samhain Fire Festival, including their magical, medicinal and spiritual aspects. Communication with the dead, protection, purification and entering the Fairy Realm are made possible by the wise use of these traditional plants. For many Pagans the Samhain observance is the most powerful of the spiritual year. Learn how to deepen your contact with the departed ancestors and Spirits at this potent time of transition and change. Learn which plants will protect you from the mischief of the “Good Neighbors”, and which plants help to release the dead who are trapped on the Earth plane. Discover plants used to induce visions and trance. Included are cautions to prevent harm, as well as basic etiquette and common-sense approaches to herb magic. Sacred offerings and divination methods using herbs will be covered. The basics will be covered; but for a more complete understanding of dosages, preparation methods and cautions please consult Ellen’s books, especially “The Sacred Herbs of Samhain – Plants to Contact the Spirits of the Dead”, “The Sacred Herbs of Spring - Magical Healing and Edible Plants to Celebrate Beltaine”, “A Druid’s Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year”, A Druid’s Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine”, “Tree Medicine Tree Magic” and “Secret Medicines from Your Garden – Plants for Healing, Spirituality and Magic”.