Thirteen Paths of Occult Herbalism

by Daniel Schulke

Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism


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Daniel A. Schulke’s forthcoming work The Green Mysteries (Arcana Viridia), is an occult herbal 25 years in the making. Meticulously illustrated with over 250 original images by renowned artist Benjamin Vierling, its primary rubric is that of an original occult pharmacopeia written from the perspective of a contemporary magical herbalist. As a whole the book emerges principally from the discipline of Occult Herbalism, which encompasses the knowledge and use of the magical, spiritual, and folkloric dimensions of plants.

As a foundational treatise introducing this work, Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism speaks to its interior philosophical concerns. Circumscribing the metaparadigm of herbal magical practice, providing useful examples of its manifestation, as well as demonstrating its time-honored routes of inquiry, it examines the ways in which knoweldge of this type is acquired and put into practice. This perennial wisdom animates many global spiritual traditions, especially those that have maintained their integrity of transmission even in the face of industrial development and cultural destruction.

Often concealed within the deepest strata of the Western Esoteric Traditions, this green strand of wisdom, though obscured, is a potent legacy of all magic, sorcery, and occult science.  In addition to the hard sciences of botany, ethnology, agriculture and ethnopharmacology, a number of pathways can assist the magical herbalist in furthering the depth of understanding and integrity of personal approach.


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Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x .75 in


Publication Date

June 2017

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Trade Paperback Edition


Hardcover Edition

Available. Dust jacket, limited to 1,200 copies

Deluxe Edition

Sold out. Limited to 28 hand numbered copies quarter-bound in brown goatskin and autumn marbled paper

1 review for Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Kerr (verified owner)

    This book is a véritable jewel. It is written with an intellectual rigor combined with spiritual insights that is rare. Schulke’s mytho-poetic descriptions of thirteen different states of mind, the pathways, of approaching communicating with plants followed by descriptions of thirteen imaginary, themed gardens reads like the very best magic realism literature. The last parts of the book examines the historical, practical and ethical teaching and learning of the Green Art and helps to set the reader on a path. As an off grid, forest dweller and gardener, who wildcraft on a daily basis during the warm seasons, I found “Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism” a shining meditation on the lived experience of phytognosis.

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