Wheel of the Year Postcard
A postcard illustrating the seasonal festivals.
Our wonderful striding mandrake is pictured alongside a miniature coffin in this atmospheric photograph by Charlie McKay.
Mandrake has been revered as a sacred and magical plant since ancient times. Mandrake roots often form a human-like shape, and contain powerful hallucinogenic chemicals. As a result they were viewed as a kind of spirit being, and were thought to bring good fortune. They were often kept in miniature coffins.
This mandrake root was carved by the Dutch occultist Bob Richel.