Bringing pharmakeia (the practice of plant spirit witchcraft) into contemporary times, Entering Hekate’s Garden merges historical knowledge with modern techniques. In it, author Cyndi Brennan offers her extensive insight into Hekatean ritual and witchcraft and its application to the use of over 60 botanicals, some from Hekate's ancient garden but most using North American botanicals, including American mandrake, bay laurel, birch, dandelion, hawthorn, juniper, pomegranate, and skullcap.
This book blends traditional methods with the author's personal approach, emphasizing her understanding of plant spirits as allies in the witch’s journey. It includes a new taxonomy for interpreting plant energies, methods for creating new correspondences, the importance of layering, using botanicals in spells, rituals, altars, and more, as well as ways to develop meaningful relationships with the pharmakoi (master plant spirits). Poetry, petitions, and musings about pharmakeia are woven throughout.