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Okay, so I'm going to be teaching a class soon on 13 Magickal Herbs the only problem is my list of herbs is longer than 13. So, please help me narrow my list down by voting on either the 13 you'd like to learn if you were in the class OR the ones you'd leave out if that's easier for you - please just indicate which it is. Like these are the 13 I'd pick:... OR these are the ones I'd skip:... Thanks a bunch! 

1. Bay
2. Basil
3. Belladonna
4. Chamomile
5. Datura
6. Elderberry
7. Foxglove
8. Lavender
9. Mandrake
10. Mint(s)
11. Mugwort
12. Rose
13. Rosemary
14. Rue
15. Sage(s)
16. St. John's wort
17. Thyme
18. Wormwood
19. Yarrow

I realize this list contains some poisonous herbs. My reasons for including them are this: Some of my students have mentioned that they are playing with these herbs already (like Belladonna and Datura - eek!). As an herbalist it makes me nervous to hear that they are 'playing' with such powerful teachers without a clear understanding of the dangers involved. I feel it's important for them to know what they are dealing with BEFORE 'playing'. Part of the purpose of this class is to do just that, inform them of the inhert dangerous involved in working with the powerful teachers of the plant world.
Also, I posted this in another comm so given some of the responses I'd thought I'd add that I have all of these plants growing in my garden right now, with the exception of mandrake - so availablity isn't a problem. Also, the list needs to stay at 13 because if it was just Magickal Herbs, this list would be sooooo much longer. Thanks again!
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From:lilyth
Date:August 15th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
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That's a tough one...each of them have values both magical and mundane that are very important.

If it were me, I'd leave some of the more dangerous ones out or in an overall lesson mention them and that they should not 'play' with those withough a firm understanding of what can happen...Go with the common most easily accessible and then maybe an overall lesson on some of the more dangerous ones...wtih appropriate precautions?
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