By Ellen Evert Hopman
For the traditional Druids, the therapeutic and magical houses of herbs have been inseparable from the bigger cycles of the seasons, the activities of the planets, and the development of a human existence.
A Druid’s natural shows the reader tips to use herbs while developing rituals to have a good time gala's and critical existence passages similar to births, condo advantages, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies.
Drawing on large examine and a deep own adventure with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the historical past and folklore surrounding the 8 significant Celtic gala's: Samhain, wintry weather Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, summer time Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox. incorporated in each one dialogue are whole directions at the medicinal and magical makes use of of the herbs linked to each one occasion.
Using those Celtic traditions as examples, the writer indicates how you can include the symbolic and magical energy of herbs into own rituals that honor all levels of existence from childbirth to final rites. additionally integrated are chapters on how one can arrange natural tinctures, salves, and poultices; herbs utilized by the Druids; natural alchemy and the planets; and the relationships among herbs and sacred areas.
Filled with useful details and resourceful feedback for utilizing herbs for therapeutic, rite, and magic, this e-book is an integral and accomplished consultant to age-old natural practices.
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A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman