Verdant Gnosis: Cultivating the Green Path (Volumes 1-5)


VERDANT GNOSIS is a poetic rendering of the Latin expression, Viridis Genii, which refers to the collective spiritual intelligence of our botanical environment. Viridis means ‘green, verdant, growing’ – all that is lush and nourishing; while genii is the origin of the words ‘genius’ and ‘genie’ – the spirit, daemon, or guiding intelligence of an entity. Viridis Genii – the verdant gnosis – is thus the spiritual path of working with the intelligence of living nature.

Within these volumes you will find a selection of international authorities on the Green Way, ranging from professional plant alchemists, shamanic herb-masters, to bioregional animists. Herein you will learn the ways in which you can communicate deeply with the mysterious intelligence of the plant kingdom, breaking down the barriers of anthropocentric thinking that separate humanity from nature.

With contributions by (volume in parentheses):

John Anderson (4)
Robert Allen Bartlett (1, 3)
Jeremy Bechelli, PhD (3, 4)
Rebecca Beyer (3, 4)
Vex Blodstjarna (5)
Corinne Boyer (2, 3, 5)
Sean Croke (1)
Cody Dickerson (3, 4)
Karin Di Giacomo (4, 5)
Urtica Dioica (2)
Gail Faith Edwards (1, 2)
Karl Feret (2)
Jesse Hathaway Diaz (1, 2, 4)
Shonagh Home (1)
Day Host-Jablonski (5)
Jon Keyes (2)
Demetrius Lacroix (3, 4)
Marcus McCoy (1–5)
Joyce Netishen (4)
Julie Charette Nunn (1)
Prof. Charles Porterfield (5)
Eric Purdue (3)
Dan Riegler (2)
Catamara Rosarium (1–5)
Daniel A. Schulke (2, 5)
Jason Scott (3)
Júlia Sempranoiana (4, 5)
Janine Tyto Hagal (4)
Ella von Cosel (5)
Ryan Wazka (1)
Brandon Weston (5)
Jenn Zahrt PhD (1–5)


Featuring art by:

Willow Davidson (3)
Maxine Miller (1)
Liv Rainey-Smith (1)
K Lenore Siner (5)
Morgan Singer (2,3)
Jason Scott (3)



Catamara Rosarium is a master herbalist, ritual artist, botanical alchemist, and proprietor of Rosarium Blends. Her extensive herbal experience is motivated by a deep attraction to plants, scents, and their impact on the senses. She has undertaken numerous unique training programs, including the Hermit’s Grove Master Herbalism Program (Paul Beyerl), the Herbal Kingdom work at the Spagyrics Institute of Practical Alchemy (Robert Bartlett), Hoodoo and Rootwork (Catherine Yronwode), and the Arte of the Wortcunning Incense Tradition (Leon Reed). For its first seven years Rosarium co-organized the Esoteric Book Conference. She is the co-founder and convenor of the Viridis Genii Symposium. She has previously appeared in Sorita D’Este’s Hekate anthology, Her Sacred Fires (2010), Verdant Gnosis, Vol. 1 (2015) and Vol. 2 (2016), and the CLAVIS IV. More information on her herbal work can be found on the Rosarium Blends website:

Marcus McCoy is the originator of the bioregional animist practice and author of the original bioregional animism blog, and the co-founder of the Viridis Genii Symposium. He holds a BA in transpersonal anthropology in the study of the world’s magical and spiritual systems. He is a student of plant teacher shamanry and a practitioner of many folk magic practices. McCoy is a magical herbalist, artist, distiller, and perfumer who founded and owns the House of Orpheus perfumery, a producer of talismanic and liminal perfumes, following and innovating the tradition of perfumerismo. & Troll Cunning Forge

Jenn Zahrt PhD is a professional astrologer, writer, and an established editor of esoteric scholarship. Her trek on the green path began in November 2010, during a shamanic drumming ceremony in Marin County, California. In 2014 she spent three months living in the Cape Floral Region in South Africa, volunteering at a local organic farm and absorbing wisdom of the bioregion shared with her by Pondo and Swazi sangomas, both in Cape Town and in their homesteads in the Transkei. She has previously appeared in Table Talk (Counterpoint), Sky and Symbol (Sophia Centre Press), The Threepenny Review, as well as Verdant Gnosis Volume 2 (Revelore). Her translations have appeared in Occlith 1 (Viatorium), Zoroaster’s Telescope (Ouroboros), and Can Assassinations be Prevented (Revelore). She runs Revelore Press in Seattle, WA. Discover more of her work: