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The Llewellyn Journal

Crafting a Conjurer’s Garden

This article was written by Stephanie Rose Bird
posted under Pagan

Sacred (sā'krĭd)
adj.

  1. Set apart for worship or veneration.
  2. Space devoted entirely to a specific purpose.
  3. Regarding religious objects, rites, or spiritual practice.
I am a sacred gardener. Through this activity I have gained pleasure, sensual delight, and metaphysical insights, and witnessed a miracle or two. My garden draws energy from daily spiritual practices as a yogini, Green Witchery, and modern day Hoodoo. To assist others who may want to engage in sacred gardening for conjuration I have developed some ideas and items useful for crafting a conjurer’s garden. Naturally, these garden designs ideas share my spiritual grounding and creativity in a single vision, inviting you to utilize your background as well when it comes time for your garden’s actual layout.


Conjure
(kŏn'jər, kən-jŏŏr')

  1. To summon using supernatural power.
  2. To influence or effect by metaphysical means
A sacred garden is typically imbued with animals, spiritual objects, flowers, and trees designed to conjure or invoke energy of specific deities, nature spirits, elementals, deva, ancestors, and varied other orders of beings. By conjuring deity and knowing the language of flowers, trees, certain deities, and elements, a magical garden is within your reach. This article is designed to share some ideas with you so that you, too, can create a magical garden, and perhaps learn some new things about the rich traditions of continental African and African diasporic beliefs in the process, thereby expanding the scope of your current practice.

As symbolized by seeds, bulbs, and the egg, spring is season of great potential. It is time for tilling soil, revealing hidden secrets, dusting off memories, trying to meet promise, and harness the messages of ashe.

We plant seeds, both metaphysical and physical. Growth of herbs, flowers, trees, and other plants render the opportunity to cultivate many redeeming qualities within the self as well, such as increased patience, increased awareness of your local region’s climate and seasons, knowledge of the moon’s cycles and how they relate to gardening, creative visualization, and appreciation of the beauty of your garden and the fruits of your labor during harvest season. Tip: refer to Llewellyn's Annual Moon Sign Book for specifics concerning moon position and significance of astrological happenings and how they relate to proper planting times and good harvest days this year.

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