Pagan Blog Project: P is for Pharmakia

I love how the Greek word for sorcery also means poison especially since many sorcerers work with baneful herbs.  Even though some translations of pharmakia also include the word witchcraft,  I tend to use the Greek word “μαγισσα”  for witch even though it more accurately translates to female magician (μάγος for male).

“To me a pharmakia is someone well versed in herb lore who utilizes their skills in the adaptation of sorcery.” T . Georgitsis 2014

 

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Wright Barker’s “Circe

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