Chapbook on Scottish folk magic and herbalism (for the Scottish Radical Herbal gathering 2016)

by Scott
Scotland, Loch Tay

Well, the first Scottish Radical Herbal Gathering is almost upon us and I’m very excited to be delivering a talk with them this year on scottish folk magic with a free chapbook provided. The programme for the weekend looks amazing and I look forward to hearing the contributions from others talking with anticipation.

For me, it will be the first time I have talked at length about the subject of scottish folk magic and herbalism so I’m excited and perhaps a little nervous about it in equal measure. (Que the chamomile tea and kava perhaps!)

As part of the presentation on the day, I  put together a small chapbook of the main themes in scottish folk magic covered in the talk given to those who attend. I thought  folks here might want to have a copy so, I have provided it below  (and it also means if I don’t have enough copies printed off it will be available online, yeah to forward planning!).

The little chapbook doesn’t cover all the topics and practical things I hope we have a chance to do and discuss but it does have a nice broad overview of the main points. It might also become a wee reminder of what was discussed in the time that follows. It also contains information about the Scottish festivals and a little on divination protection and some other interesting facts that folk might want to know about. Its filled with scottish folk magic basically. You can read more about my thoughts on the side and folk magic here.

The Chapbook is below and the mp3 spoken charms we will discuss are below this .

I hope you all find it interesting


Frith Charm


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ellenwaff 7th September 2016 - 12:29 pm

Well done! Wish I could be there…..the airfare is a bit steep though.

Cailleachs son 7th September 2016 - 12:36 pm

Just a little steep. Thanks for the well wishes though :) I just hope it isn’t too midgey!

Victoria D MacDonald 11th September 2016 - 3:13 am

Quite Lovely! A fascinating collection. Thank you for sharing it. Wish i could join you!

Cailleachs son 19th September 2016 - 4:16 pm

Thank you so much Victoria, I hope you find it useful. There should be a wee download button too that you might find useful if you would like to download it.

Heather Awen 25th November 2016 - 8:31 am

It’s not just the great information, it’s your visual presentation. The layout is very easy to take in information, plus it’s beautiful!

alasdrìona chaimbeulach 19th November 2021 - 6:22 am

mòran taing airson seo


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