Sacred Plant Medicine The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism

ISBN-10: 1591430585
ISBN-13: 9781591430582
Edition: 3rd 2006
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Description: The first in-depth examination of the sacred underpinnings of the world of Native American medicinal herbalism? Reveals how shamans and healers ?talk? with plants to discover their medicinal properties? Includes the prayers and medicine songs  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Inner Traditions International, Limited
Publication date: 2/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The first in-depth examination of the sacred underpinnings of the world of Native American medicinal herbalism? Reveals how shamans and healers ?talk? with plants to discover their medicinal properties? Includes the prayers and medicine songs associated with each of the plants examined? By the author of "The Secret Teachings of Plants"As humans evolved on Earth they used plants for everything imaginable--food, weapons, baskets, clothes, shelter, and medicine. Indigenous peoples the world over have been able to gather knowledge of plant uses by communicating directly with plants and honoring the sacred relationship between themselves and the plant world. In "Sacred Plant Medicine" Stephen Harrod Buhner looks at the long-standing relationship between indigenous peoples and plants and examines the techniques and states of mind these cultures use to communicate with the plant world. He explores the sacred dimension of plant and human interactions and the territory where plants are an expression of Spirit. For each healing plant described in the book, Buhner presents medicinal uses, preparatory guidelines, and ceremonial elements such as prayers and medicine songs associated with its use.

Stephen Harrod Buhner is the author of Herbal Antibiotics now in its second edition and 17 other works including Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver, Sacred Plant Medicine, The Lost Language of Plants, The Secret Teachings of Plants, and Ensouling Language. He travels and speaks internationally on herbal medicine, emerging diseases, complex interrelationships in ecosystems, Gaian dynamics, and musical/sound patterns in plant and ecosystem functioning. He is a tireless advocate for the citizen scientist, the amateur naturalist, and community herbalists everywhere. He lives in New Mexico.

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