NATURAL REMEDY HERBS IN THE 22 TAROT CORRESPONDENCES
THE PLANETARY PLANTS
SYMBOLISM OF THE GARDEN [forthcoming]
AN INDEX OF PLANTS
"There is a brute wildness in the fennel-wands, reverence it well." In Sicily fennel is called finocchio, and finocchio is also the term for a homosexual. It is said with the scorn of the peasant, but finocchio is also, as here, the god, the androgynous god. The wands were used for the torches, such as these Bacchantes carried. They can be made to glow with fire, and throw sparks, and were part of all midnight revels. Here fennel itself represents that glow at the heart of nature, that light that comes not from the sun but from the depths, the sparks, the scintillulae of which Jung speaks in his Alchemical studies. It is the light that is in nature, ..."
Julian David, The Baccae of Euripides (484 - 406 BC), Mantis, Winter 1991. pp. 7 ff.
IVY Rinceau, in Barb, Diva Matrix
also HELIX as Ivy, in notes.
For ivy, see Otto.
"From Anavysos (Attica), c. 430-425 B.C. Mask of Dionysos in a cradle, which is decorated with sprigs of ivy." Bianchi, Mysteries.
VIP. see: Daphne and the Laurel, in 'The White Goddess', Robert Graves, p. 391.
DAPHNE, was a daughter of the PENEUS, or of the LADON.
The Mother of Daphne is TERRA. Enamoured by Apollo she flees and is changed into a laurel.
Maria the Jewess, p. 191
MOON-WORT (see Culpeper) LUNARY (BOTRYCHIUM LUNARIA.)
The Moon-Wort is ALBEDO.
The Kabiri were worshipped in Phrygia, and MACEDONIA.
Suggests a Phoenician origin for the word KABIRI e.g.
QABIRIM, or MIGHTY, also their appearance in Boeiotia, the country of the Phonician KADMOS.
They are deities of FERTILITY.
"From his blood sprang parsley, which therefore the initiates must not eat, lest the pollution of the death be upon them." [H.J.Rose, A Handbook of Greek Mythology, p.172.]
Parsley is associated homeopathically with urinary complaints, and is therefore within the rulership of Scorpio.
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters.
And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."
Revelations 8: 11 - 12.
""The drink is made by soaking dried wormwood (Artemesia absinthium, still found in health food shops and used to kill intestinal parasites( in ethyl alcohol, along with herbs to hide the bitter taste. Aniseed is the dominant flavour, although fennel, hyssop, and lemon balm are also used. The Oxford English Dictionary describes wormwood as " an emblem of what is bitter and grevious to the soul"; in Russian it is chernobyl. Found eveywhere, it is native to Asia and Europe, where it grows along what is said to be the path the exiled serpent took from Eden."
John Moore, Still Life with Ansinthe, Utne Reader, May-June, 1998, p. 83
Oxford also from: OE wyrm, wermod OE wermod. Goth.waurms, cog.w. Latin vermis.