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Name: Othala
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Remember these three words and practice them constantly: Patience, Effort, and Discipline!

Don't expect others to sincerely help you if your first not willing to try and help yourself .

Before assuming something odd or strange is an act of magic, use logic, common sense, and deductive reasoning skills, before automatically assuming it's magical, not that it's impossible, but to be a great practitioner think first with logic in mind, then magic. ~ Myself

I study and practice a variety of different magics but I rely heavily on Element, Nature, and Spirit Magic. I am a Shaman, Witch, Healer, Seer, and Herbalist. I strive to be healthy and of sound mind, body, and spirit. And though my journey has been difficult thus far, I know I must work harder as I have a million or so miles to go. My core practices and areas of study are: Shamanism, Herbal Medicine, Philosophy, Spellcasting, and Divination.

I am here only to learn and share what I know with others; to make friends with like minded individuals. I have my beliefs and my opinions and I speak freely about them, just as I respect the opinions and beliefs of others even if they don't agree with mine. If you need help with something I encourage you to ask and I will manage to do what I can. Please refrain from messaging me about things that are unlikely or nearly impossible. Please also use proper grammar and spelling, use spell check if necessary.



Books on Medicinal Herbalism

  • The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green and Ajana (Sep 1, 2000)
  • Herbal remedies : a quick and easy guide to common disorders and their herbal treatments by Asa Rotelli, Andrea. Hershoff (2001)
  • Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal (May 1, 2009)
  • Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family by Rosemary Gladstar (Sep 3, 2008)
  • Making Plant Medicine by Richo Cech, Sena K. Cech and Anne Gunter (Feb 28, 2000)
  • The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) by Scott Cunningham (Sep 8, 2002)
  • Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants & Herbs [PB,2002] (2002)
  • A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Of Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides) by Steven Foster, James A. Duke and Roger Tory Peterson (Dec 28, 1999)
  • The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann FNIMH AHG (Feb 1, 1998)
  • Jude's Herbal Home Remedies: Natural Health, Beauty & Home-Care Secrets (Living With Nature Series) by Jude C. Todd (Sep 8, 2002)
  • The Herbal Home Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups (Herbal Body) by Joyce A. Wardwell (Jan 3, 1998)
  • Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments by Andrew Chevallier (Dec 1, 2000)
  • Materia Medica With Repertory 9TH Edition by William Boericke (1927)

Books on Shamanism

  • The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner (Jan 1, 1990)
  • Reiki Shamanism: A Guide to Out-of-Body Healing by Jim PathFinder Ewing (Sep 1, 2008)
  • Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide by Sandra Ingerman (Jun 1, 2008)
  • Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life by Thomas Dale Cowan and Tom Cowan (Sep 1, 1996)

Books on Divination

  • The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need: Twenty-First-Century Edition by Joanna Martine Woolfolk (Jul 16, 2012)
  • Palmistry: How to Chart the Lines of Your Life by Roz Levine (Jan 1, 1993)
  • The Book of Runes: Read the Secrets in the Language of the Stones by Francis Melville (Mar 2003)
  • The Quest Tarot (Book & Card Pack) by Joseph Ernest Martin (Jan 8, 2003)

Books on the Chakra System

  • Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation by Harish Johari (Sep 1, 2000)
  • Chakra Meditation: Discover Energy, Creativity, Focus, Love, Communication, Wisdom, and Spirit by Swami Saradananda (Mar 4, 2008)
  • Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age) by Anodea Judith (1987)

Books on Magical Herbalism and Green Witchcraft

  • Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Cunningham's Encyclopedia Series) by Scott Cunningham (Oct 1985)
  • Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic (Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series) by Scott Cunningham (Sep 8, 2002)
  • Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) by Scott Cunningham (Sep 8, 2002)
  • Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise (Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series) by Scott Cunningham (Nov 8, 2001)
  • Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen by Scott Cunningham (Nov 8, 2002)
  • The Master Book of Herbalism by Paul Beyerl (Jun 1, 1984)
  • Compendium of Herbal Magick by Paul Beyerl (May 1998)
  • The Weiser Concise Guide to Herbal Magick by Judith Hawkins-Tillirson, Nancy Wasserman and James Wasserman (Oct 1, 2007)
  • Witch in the Kitchen: Magical Cooking for All Seasons by Cait Johnson (Sep 1, 2001)
  • Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft (Green Witchcraft Series) by Aoumiel and Ann Moura (Sep 8, 2002)
  • Green Witchcraft II: Balancing Light & Shadow by Ann Moura (Sep 8, 2002)
  • Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows by Aoumiel (Sep 8, 2003)
  • Green Magic: The Sacred Connection to Nature by Aoumiel (Mar 8, 2002)
  • Craft of the Wild Witch: Green Spirituality & Natural Enchantment by Poppy Palin (Oct 8, 2004

Other Books

  • Magick of Reiki: Focused Energy for Healing, Ritual, & Spiritual Development by Christopher Penczak (Oct 8, 2004)
  • Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic (Cunningham's Encyclopedia Series) by Scott Cunningham (1998)
  • The Magic Shield: A Manual of Defense Against the Dark Arts (Quarto Book) by Francis Melville (Aug 1, 2004)
  • The Secrets of High Magic by Francis Melville (Dec 9, 2001)
  • Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom - Volume 1 Sutra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (Apr 16, 2011)
  • Wandlore: The Art of Crafting the Ultimate Magical Tool by Alferian Gwydion MacLir (Jul 8, 2011)
  • Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Grey Council (Feb 12, 2004)
  • Companion for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Faculty of the Grey School of Wizardry (Jan 1, 2006)

Personal Blogs:

  • http://insanely-ribbit.tumblr.com/
  • http://herbalwisdom.tumblr.com/
  • http://othalaspeacefulinsanity.blogspot.com/

My Personal Websites:

  • http://www.paganwhispers.org
  • http://www.herbalwisdom.ucoz.com