The Fruit of the Divide: The Magic of Elderberry
Elderberry is a fruit of opposites. It has been used for protection from evil…as well as to summon evil in. An elderberry tree’s roots are shallow…yet the plant is strong and robust. Elderberry has been used in healing and blessings, but has also been used for curses and summoning ghosts and evil spirits.
Elderberry has the power to bridge the divide between the physical and spiritual realm. It is associated with death and the Underworld. Elder twigs were often placed in coffins and buried with loved ones.