When many people begin exploring the world of magic, myth and legend one of the first places they turn to is plant magic. There are hundreds of resources on plant based practices, herbalism, and the creation of botanical preparations for both healing and ritual. Some people are interested in the chemical components of plants, others look to their astrological and elemental correspondences or the large body of plant folklore. There are numerous authors that write on the many different facets of plant based practices, and there are still many that are yet to be explored. New ways of working with ancient plants are being revealed and practitioners are finding that there are new plants waiting to be discovered and worked with. The practice and process of esoteric herbalism is about exploring the subtle nature of plants and how they can be worked with in a ritual setting. Plants can open us up to new insights about ourselves and the world around us, and act as magical catalysts that enhance our own working through their unique combination of energies.