Sacred Plant Medicine

Sacred Plant Medicine
Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
Publsiher: Bear
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-02-24
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1591430585

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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.

Sacred Plant Medicine

Sacred Plant Medicine
Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
Publsiher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1996
Genre: Medical
ISBN: UOM:39015048930518

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The historical use of plants by indigenous peoples is explored, and how this connects to universal experiences of the sacred in everyday life.

Sacred Plant Medicine

Sacred Plant Medicine
Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-02-24
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781591439639

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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.

Plant Spirit Medicine

Plant Spirit Medicine
Author: Eliot Cowan
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-04-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781622031634

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Whether you live in a mountain cabin or a city loft, plant spirits present themselves to us everywhere. Since its first printing in 1995, Plant Spirit Medicine has passed hand-to-hand among countless readers drawn to indigenous spirituality and all things alive and green. In this updated edition, Eliot Cowan invites us to discover the healing power of plants—not merely their physical medicinal properties, but the deeper wisdom and gifts that they offer. Enriched by many new insights, this guide unfolds as a series of chapters on how plant spirit medicine helped Cowan resolve specific challenges in his own healing journey and in his work with others. In the telling, we learn how plant spirits can directly communicate with and aid all of us, including: Plant spirit medicine's five-element view of healing Ways to assess our own states of health and balance Receiving guidance from plants, including those found within herbal preparations New passages on community and sacred plants such as peyote, marijuana, and tobacco Additional interviews with plant shamans across diverse traditions, and more

A Handbook of Native American Herbs

A Handbook of Native American Herbs
Author: Alma R. Hutchens
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1992-11-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780877736998

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The author of the bible on herbalism returns with a portable guide for the professional and amateur herbalist alike Based on the now-classic reference text Indian Herbalogy of North America, this illustrated pocket guide is the perfect companion for those eager to expand their knowledge of herbal healing. Through detailed descriptions and illustrations, Alma R. Hutchens walks readers through: · 125 of the most useful medicinal herbs found in North America, and their uses · How to create herbal remedies for common ailments · The herbal traditions of North America and other lands Entries include staples of folk medicine such as echinacea and slippery elm as well as common kitchen herbs—from parsley to thyme to pepper—whose tonic and healing properties are less widely known.

Wisdom of the Plant Devas

Wisdom of the Plant Devas
Author: Thea Summer Deer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-08-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781591439417

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Consulting plant spirits for spiritual and psychological guidance and healing • Reveals how, by communing with the deva or spirit of a plant, we can call forth its medicine without even needing to ingest it • Includes wisdom from the devas of 13 herbs, such as rosemary, datura, and uva ursi • Empowers readers with the tools to develop their own inner resources for healing in relationship with the plant devas around them Each plant has a story to share with us, a healing story to guide us in trying times, a spirit medicine for the New Earth that is presently unfolding. Herbs are some of the most powerful allies we have for these transitional times--we just need to learn how to listen as they share their knowledge with us. In Wisdom of the Plant Devas, Thea Summer Deer reveals a new dimension of herbal medicine, one where the plant’s spirit is consulted for guidance and healing beyond the physical. Examining the botany, modern and traditional uses, history, and folklore of 13 special herbs, such as rosemary, uva ursi, and datura, she shares divinations and messages from their devas, or plant spirits, explaining how these stories carry the herbs into our lives, letting them work their magic on us. Exploring herbal medicine from an energetic perspective, she reveals that by communing with the deva of a plant, we can call on the plant’s physical, psychological, and spiritual medicine and guidance--without ingesting it or even being in its presence. Detailing the sacred space of a Medicine Wheel Garden, whether in a backyard or our imaginations, she connects us with the devas and empowers us to seek our own answers with their much-needed spiritual guidance and divinatory advice. Creating a bridge between botanical medicine and plant spirit medicine, she shows how by coming into community with the devas and co-creating with the world of nature, we can gain tremendous insights to help heal our hearts, our minds, and our spirits and consciously evolve as together we birth the New Earth.

A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle

A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle
Author: David Young,Robert Rogers,Russell Willier
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-06-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781583949047

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With the rise of urban living and the digital age, many North American healers are recognizing that traditional medicinal knowledge must be recorded before being lost with its elders. A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle is a historic document, including nearly 200 color photos and maps, in that it is the first in which a native healer has agreed to open his medicine bundle to share in writing his repertoire of herbal medicines and where they are found. Providing information on and photos of medicinal plants and where to harvest them, anthropologist David E. Young and botanist Robert D. Rogers chronicle the life, beliefs, and healing practices of Medicine Man Russell Willier in his native Alberta, Canada. Despite being criticized for sharing his knowledge, Willier later found support in other healers as they began to realize the danger that much of their traditional practices could die out with them. With Young and Rogers, Willier offers his practices here for future generations. At once a study and a guide, A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle touches on how indigenous healing practices can be used to complement mainstream medicine, improve the treatment of chronic diseases, and lower the cost of healthcare. The authors discuss how mining, agriculture, and forestry are threatening the continued existence of valuable wild medicinal plants and the role of alternative healers in a modern health care system. Sure to be of interest to ethnobotanists, medicine hunters, naturopaths, complementary and alternative health practitioners, ethnologists, anthropologists, and academics, this book will also find an audience with those interested in indigenous cultures and traditions.

One Spirit Many Peoples

One Spirit  Many Peoples
Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
Publsiher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1997
Genre: Religion
ISBN: UVA:X030596314

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Argues for the appropriateness of Earth-centered religion, and supports the adoption of Native American spiritual practices by persons of any ancestry