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