Lecture: Agrippa’s Occult Properties of Plants
In Henry Cornelius Agrippa’s book “Three Books of Occult Philosophy”, he describes, among other things, the occult properties and uses of plants and botanicals. This lecture will discuss Agrippa’s theories on plants, and bring
together relevant ideas scattered throughout the book. We will also have a brief discussion on Agrippa’s famous planetary incense recipes.
Eric Purdue lives in Seattle, Washington and is a practitioner of medieval astrology and a santero. He has studied metaphysics for over twenty-five years, with a particular focus on practical planetary magic and the cunning folk tradition. His work on traditional talismanic magic has appeared in The Ascendant and the 2016 issue of Auspices, published by Three Hands Press.