Covers the folklore, medicinal plants, Fairy lore, yearly festivals, traditional recipes, and magical practices of the Highlands, mainland and islands of Scotland.Many of the herbal and magical practices of the Scots are echoed in traditional Norwegian folk medicine and magic. This is a valuable resource book not only for the serious folklorist, but also for a wider audienCovers the folklore, medicinal plants, Fairy lore, yearly festivals, traditional recipes, and magical practices of the Highlands, mainland and islands of Scotland.Many of the herbal and magical practices of the Scots are echoed in traditional Norwegian folk medicine and magic. This is a valuable resource book not only for the serious folklorist, but also for a wider audience interested in a deeper look at rural Scottish practices. Ms. Hopman has done an amazing amount of research, and her Scottish herbalism section is far more detailed than I’ve seen elsewhere. A "must have" for the northern European folklorist’s library. Jane T. Sibley, Ph.D., author of "The Hammer of the Smith" and "The Divine Thunderbolt: Missile of the Gods". Through her books, Ellen Evert Hopman lifts the veil between worlds of the present and the past. She guides the reader on a fascinating journey to our ancient Celtic history, simultaneously restoring lost knowledge and entertaining the reader. Be prepared to be educated and delighted. Wendy Farley, Clan McKleod The first things is WOW! Ellen Hopman has given us a volume that belongs in Harry Potter’s library. This wonderful collection of enchantments, faery lore and herbal potions, is presented by a practicing herbalist and (I suspect) magician. It is a useful manual of magic, an unusual tourist guide to Scotland, certainly a delightful read, and at the very least, a comprehensive and thoroughly footnoted collection of folk lore for humorless librarians and scholars. Matthew Wood MS (Scottish School of Herbal Medicine) Registered Herbalist (American Herbalists Guild) Every now and again, a book emerges from the waves of occult and magical authorship that delves into the deep and ancestral waters of old magic! This book is one of those rare occasions. From the lore of herbs to the blessing of stones; from avoiding the elf-blast to healing through Faerie blessing - Ellen guides the reader through ancient groves of oral lore to discover a power and spirit that connects the reader to the oldest of magics, the earth and her elements. I am confident that the Scottish Ancestral Wise Ones, are renewed through this book and the old ways live once again! Orion Foxwood, Traditional Witch Elder, Conjurer in Southern Root-Doctoring and Faery Seer (www.orionfoxwood.com), author of "The Faery Teachings" (R.J. Stewart Books) and "The Tree of Enchantment" (Weiser Books)....
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Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore Reviews
Review of Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore by Ellen Evert Hopman The heart of this book is the herb lore, but there is so much more: the whole history of Scotland, its peoples, languages, agriculture, religion, and traditional ways. There is a list of heathen gods, a vast collection of folklore and charms, even the origin of the wishing well. I love the snarky little aside in the section on magical uses of metals, "as everyone knows there are Witches who bless and heal, and others who are more interested in power struggles." Sounds like the voice of experience. It's obvious that the author knows her subject deeply and from the inside, from the perspective not only of an able folklorist but also of a person who practices this ancient folkway. The ancient Scotts apparently practiced pasteurization, only they called it magic. It's refreshing to see an author matter-of-factly relate the traditional magical uses of human skulls and bones, a subject others prefer to sweep under the rug. There are recipes, traditional holiday songs, various life cycle customs such as weddings, births, and funerals, and customs around farming and fishing. I didn't know why having a woman onboard a ship was considered bad luck; now I know! Of course there is lots of herb lore, fairy lore, and magical practices. This book even includes a really simple, if time-consuming, way to properly place the stones of a henge to align with the astronomical solstices; perhaps the very method used to lay out Stonehenge! The book is well-organized and has lots of lists, with a pronunciation guide, bibliography, and index in the back. It contains loads of practical information for anyone studying the folklore or magic of Scotland. Highly recommended.Review by Erin Lale, author of Asatru For Beginners.
I just came back from the islands and highlands of Scotland, how funny is that. I will have to get this book and check it out.