Author: N.A

Publisher: Thorsons Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 356

View: 8832

Tree Wisdom explores the world of trees through the eyes of the ancients and our eyes of today. Trees existed long before humans and provide a unique holistic insight into our relationship with the land. In this time of increasing ecological awareness trees have become a symbol of our connection with Nature. Concentrating on the indigenous trees of Britain through the changing seasons of the year, Jacqueline Memory Paterson draws on years of extensive research to tell the story of each individual species of tree. This beautifully illustrated work covers every aspect of tree wisdom including comprehensive physical descriptions and botanical illustrations, the legends and myths surrounding each tree, its healing powers, both for ourselves and the planet, its artistic and practical uses, its specific inspirational qualities, its magical properties and how each features in the ancient tree alphabet.
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The Lore & Magic of Trees

Author: Sandra Kynes

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738707813

Category: Nature

Page: 273

View: 8660

A walk in the woods makes it easy to understand the awe and reverence our ancestors had for trees. It speaks to something deep and primal within us-something we don't hear as often as we should. By exploring a variety of mysteries and traditions of trees, Whispers from the Woods helps readers get reacquainted with the natural world and find their place in the earth's rhythm. Covering more than just Celtic Ogham and tree calendars, this book includes meditation, shamanic journeys, feng shui, spellcraft, and ritual. In addition, it has a reference section with detailed information on fifty trees, which includes seasonal information, lore, powers, attributes, and more. Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Wiccan/Pagan Book
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Spiritual Journeys Through the Celtic Tree Calendar

Author: Sharlyn Hidalgo

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738728314

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 5553

From the birch to the willow, Sharlyn Hidalgo invites you to walk in the footsteps of the druids and enrich your life with the sacred power of trees. This wise and inspiring book will introduce you to all fifteen revered trees of the Celtic Tree Calendar and their unique gifts of healing, guidance, and higher consciousness. Progress through the calendar in sequence or choose a particular month to cultivate a relationship with these majestic spirits of nature. Perform guided meditations and go on journeys to discover the totems, guides, and deities corresponding to each species. Travel through the Wheel of the Year and learn about each tree's astrology, ruling planets, rune symbol, and ogham—its letter of the Celtic tree alphabet. The Healing Power of Trees is your guide to living the principles of the Celtic tradition—tuning in to the rhythms of nature, respecting the land, and fulfilling your role as a steward of the earth. Includes information on all 25 ogham letters, Celtic holidays, and how to conduct a tree-honoring ceremony
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A Comprehensive Guide to the Healing Power of Over 170 Trees

Author: Peter Conway

Publisher: Judy Piatkus

ISBN: 9780749922733

Category: Materia medica, Vegetable

Page: 336

View: 6008

Tree Medicine is the first comprehensive guide to the amazing healing power of trees. With herbal medicine and the use of tree preparations set to become a significant part of mainstream healthcare in the 21st century, Peter Conway explains how we can unlock their ancient healing properties to benefit our health. In this important book he looks at: The history of trees in medicine; Why trees are effective in healing; The role of trees in herbal medicine, aromatherapy and flower and tree essences; The various types of preparation, with step-by-step instructions where appropriate; Professional help with tree medicine - what is available and what to expect; Self-help using tree medicine - which conditions can be treated and how; Other approaches to healing with trees; wood carving, growing trees, tree meditation; Descriptions of the healing properties of over 150 trees from around the world.
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Author: Jacqueline Memory Paterson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008240469

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 821

Be inspired by the myth, magic and wisdom of trees This ebook edition of Tree Wisdom explores the world of trees.
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A Miscellany

Author: Max Adams

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781855455

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 1780

A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world. Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longevity. In a beautifully written sequence of essays, anecdotes and profiles of Britain's best-loved species (from yew to scots pine), Max Adams explores both the amazing biology of trees and humanity's relationship with wood and forest across the centuries. Embellished with images from John Evelyn's classic SYLVA (1664), THE WISDOM OF TREES is a gift book that will delight anyone who cares about the natural world and our interaction with it.
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Author: Patrice Bouchardon

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781885203717

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 159

View: 6917

The Healing Energies of Trees offers readers the potential of harnessing the power of trees for self-healing and personal development. Bringing together spiritual inspiration, healing information, and personal transformation, The Healing Energies of Trees describes the roots of our connection with trees and highlights the sources of their healing energy. Readers discover how to make contact and work with trees, and how this intimacy can help resolve their physical and emotional problems, bring them closer to knowing their own identity, and become a catalyst for their creativity.
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Inspirational Cards for Wisdom and Guidance

Author: Jane Struthers

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786780887

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9994

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Author: Glennie Kindred

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1848506856

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 290

View: 8486

This beautiful and inspirational guidebook from Glennie Kindred teaches us how to work with the natural cycles of the year. Comprehensive and accessible, it is an invaluable source of information for anyone wanting to learn more about tree lore, Celtic festivals, the five elements, Moon energies or simply how to make a deeper connection with the Earth. Our relationship to the Earth has changed. We have become more aware of how our actions can affect the balance of Nature. Earth Wisdom is a potent reminder to appreciate the natural vitality, unity and intelligence of all life. It includes imaginative ways to experience the seasonal cycles and ways to heal and develop our relationship with the Earth, the trees and the plants through practical and heart-centred interaction. This book inspires us to restore our own connections to the Earth, encouraging us to follow our own personal spirituality and intuitive wisdom. In so doing, it increases our potential for creating positive change in our lives and in the world!
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Author: Nathaniel Altman

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: 9780871564702

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 6794

Traces the special relationship between people and trees using the history and mythology of various cultures of the world, including the ancient Egyptians, the Druids, and native Hawaiians
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Definitive Guide to Myth, Folklore and Medicine Power of Animals

Author: Jessica Dawn Palmer

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780007323067

Category:

Page: 416

View: 5882

This beautifully illustrated book explores the legends, rituals, and magic surrounding 70 of our most beloved animals.
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Author: Moyra Caldecott

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9780892814145

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 7289

Essential to life on earth since the beginning of time, trees hold a special place in our collective consciousness: rooted in the earth, reaching skyward, nourished by the elements, and enlivened by the sap running through their veins, they provide a metaphor for what it means to be human. Moyra Caldecott has gathered here a collection of myths celebrating the rich symbolism of trees, all bringing to life a time when the natural world was deeply respected and trees and forests were thought to be inhabited by spirits and divine beings. Bound by the organized structure of modern life, the human spirit yearns for the wildness and freedom of primal nature represented by forests in their natural state. Caldecott's book has captured and given voice to this spirit.
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Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Druidic Alphabet

Author: Paul Rhys Mountfort

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819195

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 9074

This comprehensive and practical guide to the ancient oracle is based on the alphabet of the Druids. It provides an historical background and bibliographic references to the Druidic mythology ruling this 1,500-year-old oracle.
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Author: Ellen Evert Hopman

Publisher: Phoenix Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 3012

This is an in-depth study of the herbal and magical properties of our most common trees. It's a book of considerable caring and expertise - a book to affirm our deeper values more openly and in daily life, with practical herbal remedies and recipes for healthy body, mind and spirit. Tree Medicine, Tree Magic presents both an homage to the deepest mysteries, and a down-to-earth how-to-do-it herbal.
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Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486429784

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 1630

This profusely illustrated archive of more than 200 flowers, plants and trees was compiled by two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols — who also happen to be devoted flower enthusiasts. Their comprehensive collection, rendered from rare illustrations, extends from ancient Chinese lotus buds to a basket of flowers in a 19th-century Valentine silhouette. Bouquets, wreaths, flowers of the months, and other floral designs are also included. In addition to providing a table summarizing the symbolic meanings of every known species — from absinth to zinnia — the authors explain the religious, magical and legendary significance of such flora as the mandrake, resurrection flower and mistletoe, and trace the development of many horticultural images in heraldic devices, emblems, and symbols. A visual treat for flower lovers, this essential sourcebook for artists, designers, and folklore enthusiasts will also be of value to botanical and gardening specialists.
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Ogham Lore and Druid Mysteries

Author: Danu Forest

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738744069

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 4402

Explore the powerful magic of the twenty-five trees in the ogham tradition. Enrich your spiritual practice with authentic Celtic wisdom and practical techniques. Written by a Druid witch and Celtic shaman, Celtic Tree Magic shows you how to: • Practice ogham divination, charms, and spells • Work with each tree’s magical correspondences and healing attributes • Make salves, tinctures, ointments, and green crafts • Find tree spirit allies in nature and the otherworld • Fashion wands and other magical tools With exercises, hands-on tips, and an accessible exploration of folklore and myth, this lovely and lyrical handbook provides practical skills and deeper understandings for beginners and intermediate practitioners. Praise: “A trusted and guiding hand through the Celtic forests of wisdom and magic.”—Kristoffer Hughes, author of The Book of Celtic Magic and founder of the Anglesey Druid Order “This lovely work offers a truly experiential journey . . . It offers the reader a richer understanding of nature and self.”—Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids and author of Druid Mysteries “Danu Forest has made masterful use of the original sources . . . I heartily commend this book.”—Nicholas R. Mann, author of Druid Magic
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Botany - History - Healing - Lore

Author: Fred Hageneder

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811848237

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3778

The tree is beloved as Mother Nature's visible symbol of power and grace. The Meaning of Trees is a beautiful celebration of their lore and spirit, botany and history. Genera from aspen to willow are captured in 70 dramatic photographs that illustrate their brilliant seasonal transformations. Featuring 50 different types of tree, this informative compendium describes each by way of botanical qualities; medicinal uses for their leaves, bark, and wood; cultural symbolism; magical associations; and so much more. Fascinating facts abound: the Druids believed that only the wood of the yew tree was fit to make wands; a Ukrainian tonic of birch leaves contains the same healing properties as aspirin. A visually stunning and engaging guide, The Meaning of Trees is a fitting tribute to this most majestic of natural wonders.
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Science, Symbiosis and Inspiration

Author: Fred Hageneder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782504481

Category:

Page: 224

View: 5295

Trees are one of Earth's oldest life forms; silent witnesses to human evolution and the passing of time. Many people today are unaware of their significance in Earth's ecology, their medicinal and nutritional properties, or the veneration bestowed on them by ancient peoples. This book captures all these elements in an inspiring holistic appraisal. Hageneder looks in detail at 24 of Europe and North America's best-loved trees: their physical characteristics, their healing powers, the traditions associated with them and how they have inspired human beings through the ages. Beautifully illustrated with black and white photographs and illustrations.
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The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life

Author: Linda Sivertsen,Tosh Sivertsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141698285X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 4012

We all know about the Earth's environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If you text your friends or chat with them online, download music to your iPod, or toss bottles and papers into recycling bins, you're already more eco-savvy than you think. It's just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you how. This book: Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way Includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes Shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around. It doesn't matter if you can't vote or drive. Your efforts -- big or small -- will contribute to saving the planet. It's time for all of us to take action. It's time to go green!
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How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life

Author: Luc Ferry

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062215469

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 7421

More than 100,000 copies sold in France A fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaning Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, art, science, law, and more. Indeed, as Luc Ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. No mere legends or clichés ("Herculean task," "Pandora's box," "Achilles heel," etc.), these classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life," the burden of mortality, and how to find one's place in the world. Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages.
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