Ancient "witchcraft" is contempory "pharmacopeia"
I don't think so.... I don't see a spiritual side of pharmacopeia
Select any random volume from any set of encyclopedias, open up to any random page, and there's a whole host of things you've never heard of
and yet, there it is.
The contempory concept of 'witchcraft' is more accurately defined as Sourcery. The conjouring (summoning) a spirit to do your bidding through some ritual magic.
Enochian, Kaballah, etc, magic rights and rituals. Conjouring.
Witch craft, from time immemorial has always been those who posess herb-lore. Which plants yeald what compounds to what effects. That, and which part of the plant, when to harvest and how to then process it into a usuable form.
Like all trades in times past, knowledge was passed onto the next generation an a apprentice who demonstraited and appitude for the craft.
Now-a-daze, the New Age movement has blurred the lines between the two, and just kind of grouped all occultic practices under one large generic umbrella.
The ritiual use of Entheogens, the chemical compounds found in plants to alter ones consciousness (Peyote, Amenita Mushrooms) is the spiritual side of the matter.
Sourcery manipulates the MEDia rhelm
Witch-craft runs big Pharma and MEDicine
And the Astrologers & Mediums (those who consult with Fimila Spirits aka: Fallen Angels/Wicked Spirits) council Governmnt.
Now you know.
are you suggesting botanist, that anyone who is using any type of herb or pharmaceutical is by default involved in witchcraft?