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Mandrake Postcard


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.

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