Gregg, Susan. The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants. Fair Winds: Quayside. 2008. 288p. ISBN 978-1-59233-364-6. $21.99. REF Filled with lush, full-color photographs, this exquisite, coffee table-sized paperback details the magical implementation of plants and herbs. It's part ritual guide, part New Age therapeutic reference. After an explanatory introduction defining magic as an organic force, Gregg (The Toltec Way) divides the book contents into three segments covering the following: herbs that protect and repair, herbs that facilitate harmony and success, and a section on herbs with miscellaneous efficacy. Each accessibly written, one-page entry brings together a description of each plant's magical properties and details more traditional therapeutic uses. Recommended for collections focusing on New Age and holistic medicine and culture. -- Library Journal, Oct 15, 2008
Susan Gregg is the author of six books including The Toltec Way and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Short Meditations . Her podcast, "Food for the Soul," have earned a loyal following of thousands of listeners. She teaches Internet-based classes, as well as teleclasses, and was a speaker at The Whole Life Expos in LA and Boston. She also teaches classes at The Learning Annex, First Class in Washington, D.C., The Boston Learning Society, and the Discovery Center in Chicago.