Plant Magick: Library of Esoterica Vol. 4 by Taschen

I'm so pleased to be included in Plant Magick, an amazing volume in the Library of Esoterica published by Taschen. Six of my artworks are included in this book alongside an incredible assortment of other artists. 

Plant Magick Featuring Alphachanneling


The fourth volume in The Library of Esoterica explores the historic roots of plants in myth and magickal practices. Through essays, interviews, and more than 400 images—from ancient Egyptian stonework to Victorian botanical art, to contemporary works celebrating nature — Plant Magick chronicles the symbiotic relationship between plants and people.

Please note: This is not a book that I produced or am selling directly, but if you would like to purchase it you can use the following link and as an affiliate of Taschen I will receive a portion of the sale. 

Plant Magick: Library of Esoterica


Plant Magick
The power of plants throughout history

Celebrating the magick of the natural realm, Volume IV of The Library of Esoterica, delves into the symbolism, ceremony, and our ritual relationships with the botanical world. A visual journey through our interdependent evolution with nature, Plant Magick celebrates botanicals as creative muse – from ancient Greek sculptures to Renaissance paintings to visionary art inspired by psychoactive plants, cacti, and mushrooms.

Our myths, beliefs, and shared stories are continually reflected in nature; purity represented by the white lily or spiritual awakening by the bloom of the lotus. Our joys and laments are mirrored in the cycle of the seasons, in the seed birthing sprout, or in the dead leaf falling softly from winter branches. Plants, trees, and flowers as signifiers of transition are also deeply embedded within rites of passage rituals across global cultures. Rose petals strewn along the wedding aisle mark the evolution into womanhood and marriage. A wreath of lilies stands sentinel over an open grave. A lover’s bouquet awaits on the doorstep. The wooden May Day pole is circled by girls wearing crowns of woven daisies, celebrating the coming of spring. Birth, unions, and burials – cycles of joyful celebration and deep grieving, all are marked symbolically with herbs, flowers or branches of a tree – the integration of nature into ceremony our method of signifying catharsis.

Since time immemorial, plants have also served as potent symbols within the religions of the world; Buddha attaining enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree, Eve plucking the Apple of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. From root to vibrant blossom, Plant Magick explores the fertile, interconnected history between plants and people, the multitude of ways in which we embrace plants in spiritual ceremony, as healing medicine, as creative muse and as gateways into deeper explorations of consciousness.

Thunderwing is a Los Angeles-based multi-disciplinary studio co-founded in 2007 by Nic & J. B. Taylor. Collaborating on a diverse array of projects, Thunderwing creates branding and design for film, publishing, fashion, food, music, and interior design.


Jessica Hundley is an author, filmmaker and journalist. She has written for the likes of Vogue, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, and has authored books on artists including Dennis Hopper, David Lynch, and Gram Parsons. Hundley often explores the counterculture in her work, with a focus on metaphysics, psychedelia, and magic.

Hardcover, quarter-bound, 17 x 24 cm, 1.77 kg, 520 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8564-4

Edition: English

ISBN 978-3-8365-8565-1

3 Alphachanneling Spreads in the Taschen Book3 images of Alphachanneling art

The following is a list of some of the artists featured in Plant Magick: Volume IV of the Library of Esoterica

Alex Grey, Alphachanneling, Andie Dinkin, Ansel Adams, April Rose, Ariana’s Papademetropoulos, Arik Roper, Arrington de Dionyso, Aymon de Lestrange, Becca Mann, A. Dagli Orti, G. Nimatallah, Casey Jex Smith, Chris Fallon, Daniel Herwitt, Daniel Meijome, Darren Romanelli, Donna Outtrim, Edward S. Curtis, Elena Stonaker, Ernst Kreidolf, Johfra Bosschart, Jeaneen Lund, John Dwyer, Joyce Lee, Katie Scott, Florence + The Machine, Florilegius, Freya Dean, Frida Kahlo, Gallardo Gervasio, Glenn Brown, Guadalupe Maravilla, Helena Arturaleza, Heliana Rotariu /Aitch, Henri Matisse, Pablo Amaringo, Howard G. Charing , Inka Essenhigh, Jade Gordon, Megan Whitmarsh, Jason Traeger, Javiera Estrada, Li Lian Kolster, Lieke Romeijn, Linda Westin, Lucien Shapiro, Luis Tamani, Luke Brown, Mantovani, Mariano Peccinetti, Mariela de la Paz, Mark Rogers, Marlene Steyn, Matt Loeffler, Matthew Palladino, Maurice Harris, Meagan Boyd, Meagan Donegan, Meret Oppenheim, René Magritte, River Cousin, Rodarte, Roger Dean, Salvador Dali, Samuel Colman, Sarah Stewart.



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