Here’s a little about the meaning behind the 77½ Magical Healing Herbs book. Today, we look at the half herb.
“On Eniovden (Midsummer’s Day), the stars fly down, infusing herbs and water with magical healing power.”
Every year on June 24, I remember these words spoken by my grandmother. She understood the power of herbs and used them to heal soul and body, protect the home and family, and bring fertility and prosperity to the household.
“There is an herb for every illness, and the half for all unknown.”
I never fully understood the meaning of the “half” herb as a child—and not even as an adult. How can you have a half herb? Even if you break it in half, it’s still an herb.
In Bulgaria and other Slavic countries like Ukraine, June 24 is a special day filled with magical rites. Healers gather herbs at dawn, because this is the time when they have the most healing abilities.
In our book, we go into more detail about what the half herb is, and provide folk beliefs and tales about the herb.
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