The occult mysteries of Phyto genesis (the esoteric origin and evolutionary development of the plant kingdom), plant physiology (the occult anatomy of plants), and plant physiognomy are revealed by author Paul Sédir, pen name of Yvon Le Loup (1871-1926). (classification of plants according to the doctrine of signatures). He reveals the intricacies of planetary and zodiacal attributions, giving readers the tools they need to make their own educated decisions on plant astral qualities. Sédir investigates numerous techniques of phytotherapy and plant magic, such as the Paracelsian "transplantation of maladies," the secret components of witches' ointments, and the fabrication of magical philters, before moving from theory to practice. Sédir provides a lexicon of magical plants in the third portion of the book, including approximately 300 plant species with explanations of their astral signatures, occult qualities, and medico-magical purposes. This classic volume, compiled from a variety of rare sources and esoterica, has a wealth of extra materials and auxiliary charts and diagrams taken from Sédir's occult colleagues, all of whom accepted and improved upon Sédir's pioneering plant correspondences method. A hardcover book measuring 7" x 10" and containing 448 pages.