A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year

A Druid s Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year EARTH RELIGIONS HERBAL MEDICINES For the ancient Druids the healing and magical properties of herbs were inseparable from the larger cycles of the seasons the movements of the planets and the progr

  • Title: A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year
  • Author: Ellen Evert Hopman
  • ISBN: 9780892815012
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • EARTH RELIGIONS HERBAL MEDICINES For the ancient Druids, the healing and magical properties of herbs were inseparable from the larger cycles of the seasons, the movements of the planets, and the progression of a human life A Druid s Herbal shows the reader how to use herbs when creating rituals to celebrate festivals and significant life passages such as births, house bEARTH RELIGIONS HERBAL MEDICINES For the ancient Druids, the healing and magical properties of herbs were inseparable from the larger cycles of the seasons, the movements of the planets, and the progression of a human life A Druid s Herbal shows the reader how to use herbs when creating rituals to celebrate festivals and significant life passages such as births, house blessings, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies Drawing on extensive research and a deep personal experience with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the history and folklore surrounding the eight major Celtic festivals Samhain, Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox Included in each discussion are complete instructions on the medicinal and magical uses of the herbs associated with each celebration Using these Celtic traditions as examples, the author suggests ways to incorporate the symbolic and magical power of herbs into personal rituals that honor all phases of life from childbirth to last rites Also included are chapters on how to prepare herbal tinctures, salves, and poultices herbs used by the Druids herbal alchemy and the planets and the relationships between herbs and sacred places Filled with practical information and imaginative suggestions for using herbs for healing, ceremony, and magic, this book is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to age old herbal practices A master herbalist, psychotherapist, and lay homeopath, Ellen Hopman is the author of Tree Medicine, Tree Magic and the video Gifts of the Healing Earth, and co author of People of the Earth The New Pagans.

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    1. Very useful on a number of different levels. If one is a practicing pagan, with an eye to the Celtic, then this is very handy. Or if one is just trying to live on this earth in a friendlier manner, then the use of plants is very useful.

    2. Goodness, this felt like a long book! There is a lot of good information here, but you must be willing to read some serious lists. Correspondences, associations, and uses for an impressive variety of herbs are arranged according to a greater purpose: the 8 sabbats, the planets, Druidry itself, and the many stages and rites of passage in life. This is most definitely a book you will enjoy being able to reference more than you'll enjoy reading cover to cover. But being the kind of reader I am, I d [...]

    3. This book had a profound effect on my spiritual life. I was already an herbalist when I read it but by the end of the book I decided to seriously study Druidism. Up to that time I had skimmed through information on Druidry, read the myths and had an interest but this book set me solidly on the path I was to follow for life.

    4. All and all not bad -- these kind of books can be sooo bad. This is not an ancient druid's herbal I guess but a new one with lots of new world plants included. She does give medical and non uses for the herbs she has included.

    5. Found this book interesting and how the herbs relate to the cycle of the earth and to people sensitive to nature.

    6. This book was very informative and I am quite pleased that the author included all relevant warnings and advice on the herbs included. It can be a little repetitive and dry, though.

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