Solanaceae: The Forgotten Medicine of Europe

Rediscover the nearly forgotten family of solanaceae plants used by ancient Europeans as powerful medicines and potent ritual entheogens. Belladonna, Datura, Henbane, and Mandrake; unknown to some and feared by others, these plants conjure images of poisoning, death, flying ointments, witches’ sabbaths, and the dark spells of ancient sorceresses like Circe and Medea. In this workshop we will dispel the myths and negative propaganda surrounding these plants so we, as herbalists, can move past the fear and into working with these beneficial allies. Many do not know how to safely work with these poisonous plants as little research has been done on their use in herbal medicine. It is my goal to remedy this by sharing the years of research and experience I have accumulated in working with these plants; growing them, harvesting them, preparing them, and using those herbal preparations for medicine, trance work, and ritual.

For Who: Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference
When: September 15 – 18, 2016
Where: Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA


Hire a Witch

Wish to enlist me to perform a ritual or teach a workshop at your event? I am a talented public speaker and have a decade of experience hosting rituals for large groups and teaching workshops in the greater magical community. Looking for a taste? Check out the Press page for past interviews. Please try to book six months to a year in advance if possible. If your event is outside of southern Ontario, travel expenses may need to be subsidized to make attendance possible. Contact for more information.

Themes Available:

  • Altered States/Trance Work
  • Ancestor Worship
  • Animal Familiars/Allies
  • Animism
  • Magical Herbalism
  • Medicinal Herbalism
  • Folk Magic
  • Witchcraft
  • How to Create Ritual
  • Customized Ceremonies for Events

Private Bookings

Contact for information on private workshops and rituals for your friends, group, or coven. In-person requests can only be accepted for those local to Ontario and Quebec.