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Weeds in the Heart

Explorations in Intuitive Herbalism
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Aeon Books
 | 
October, 2018
ISBN:
9781911597483
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Banyen's Description: 

This is a unique and unusual herbal—a labour of love by herbalist Nathaniel Hughes and artist Fiona Owen. It is not a book of cures, it is a book of doorways. Through rich storytelling, first hand accounts of plant-meetings and tales of healing, the consciousness that can emerge within these plant-human relationships reveals itself. Artist and herbalist have worked closely together over three years, patiently letting the character of each plant express itself through Fiona's illuminations and Nathaniel's words.

Our hope is to share our experiences and in so doing, encourage you to dive into your own. We don’t dress up opinion as fact, rather we celebrate the rich diversity of subjective experience and encourage this. We believe direct relationship with the plants is the best way to develop herbal wisdom. Each of us percieves the plant through our own, conditioned filters—none are true, all are valuable.

The “doorways” in this magnificent book are Wild Garlic, Primrose and Cowslip, Nettle, Dandelion, Cleavers, Lady’s Mantle, Lemon Balm, Marigold, Horsetail, Chamomile, St John’s Wort, and Rose.

Immersing myself in the herbs through these pages, I am transported closer to the essence of my being. A healthy humbling is what plants truly offer—especially the oft neglected weeds—a means of getting close to the earth, to our roots, to the source. Savour this book as if smelling plants in a perfumed garden and allow the wise words and potent pictures to act as a spell… Each plant holds a key to our opening and unfolding, enfolding and healing us with its own unique blend of magic. —from the foreword by JJ Middleway, celebrant

Illustrated throughout with full colour gilded illustrations, this beautiful volume has to be seen to be believed.

The plants can guide us. They remind us that symbiosis is possible, that a thousand species can find shelter in a single tree and that nature possesses a potent force for healing, adaptation and wholeness, a force which awaits us in the realm of our wild companions.

“This is as richly imbued with spirit as it’s possible for a book to be. Holding it in your hands, you are already drawn into the woodlands and meadows, called by the plants into their realm. It reveals the alchemical blend of science and art that is true medicine.” —Pip Waller, author of Deeply Holistic: A Guide to Intuitive Self-Care

Publisher’s Description: 

This is a unique and unusual herbal book - a labor of love by herbalist Nathaniel Hughes and artist Fiona Owen. It is not a book of cures; it is a book of doorways. Through rich storytelling, first-hand accounts of plant meetings, and tales of healing, the consciousness that can emerge within these plant-human relationships reveals itself.

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