If you don’t already know, I am forming an Herbology 101 guide for my occult based blog which I have already started on. I already have a page formed for the guide and have added one herbal entry so far but I realized this is going to be a very tedious project and I would like to get some help if possible.
If anyone here has some experience with herb based magick and would like to submit entries for my Herbology database either respond to this post or send me a PM if you feel more comfortable discussing this in private. You do not have to be an advanced or master herbologist, but I am looking for others who have had personal experience with herb based magick or have deeply studied into plants and their magickal uses.
The content I am looking for is mainly magickal associations, what types of magick a particular plant, herb, or flower can be used for (i.e. protection, love, money, prosperity etc.) or any known medicinal uses if you know of them (if there are any for that plant), also what planet, element and deities that herb or flower is associated with. Those are the main things I am looking for but anything else useful you can provide me with like color or astrological associations will also be taken into consideration. If you have any photos I could use those too but please tell me what website or book the photos came from so I can cite the original photographer and/or author.
Anything you choose to submit please make sure it is written in your own words, I do not want to publish things taken verbatim from someone’s book as I want this database to be creative and a little different from all others. If you do contribute a small amount of material from a website article, blog, or book that is fine but PLEASE PLEASE tell me the original author’s name and website or book. I do not want to get sued out of the blue for having content that belongs to someone else on my blog because I did not give them a proper citation.
If you can submit a small handful of plants or flowers I will give you full credit along with any authors names you cite to me somewhere within your entry (probably at the top next to the plant name). If you choose to provide me with a ton of content, I can list your name at the top of the Herbology database as a top contributor too. So you will be given credit for your time and effort. I just realized that I have a lot more knowledge of herbs than what I originally thought, my list of personal contributions to this database is rather lengthy and with the other projects I currently have going, I really could use some help to get this database off of the ground in a timely manner.
Even if you submit a plant that I was already planning to write about that is okay, I will add your findings in with mine but I will separate mine from yours so others can plainly see who wrote what content. This database will be very well organized. And one more thing, if you suggest a plant or flower that is poisonous in any way (cannot be eaten, cannot be touched without gloves) please let me know this as all plants that are unsafe in any way will be color coded in red with a warning message. I have a “use at your own risk” message on my database, but you can never be too careful when relaying information to others that involves something harmful.