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Magic Herbs Workshop

May 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This workshop will have two components: a discussion portion and a hands-on/skill development section.

The discussion portion will focus on:

The difference between the big “M” medicine and small “m” medicine
The history of herbal magic and development of the skill sets needed to practice herbal magic
Herbs found locally and suggestions of herbs to grow for your own garden of supplies
Exotic herbs and essential oils as tools
Putting together a reference library for your use

The hands-on portion will allow the student to learn how to prepare:

Protective oils/salve
Protective incense
A banishment spray for your home
Soaking salts for personal protection

Supplies for training will be provided. Instruction sheets and recommended reading lists are part of the class hand-outs.

About Susan: Susan has been a practicing witch and Pagan for 50 years. Her earliest training came under her Irish grandfather, who taught her to read the cards and “see” the elemental spirits. She has studied extensively on magic, divination, herb lore, comparative religion, and historical women’s issues. Susan is working towards a bachelor’s degree in history. Susan was made an ordained minister in the Church of Spiritual Humanism in 1976. Susan and her husband were initiated into a Shoshone Sweat Lodge Society in Riverton, WY in 2005. The Shaman and Sweat Lodge Master is Willie Le Clair.

Susan trained under Linn Southard, a very accomplished astrologer, Zelpha Cane, and Cherokee healer Leslie Adams, one of the first people to hold a university degree in Historical Herb Lore. She has worked in the theatre for 50 years and taken master classes in storytelling. Susan has taught classes in the bardic arts and ritual as performance art. Susan’s special interest is the creating and powering of tools for magic. Her grandfather had a great gift for imbuing the work of his hands with power and he passed that on to Susan.


May 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Susan Gilbert


329 10th Ave SE Suite 115
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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