Herbal Medicine and EarthSpirit Teachings
I am a writer, green witch, an herbalist, a wisewoman…
one who loves the earth and gives voice to the healing wild food and medicine plants which surround us and a teacher of WiseWoman Healing Ways of Herbal Medicine and EarthSpirit teachings.
Common plants are our teachers. Weeds and wild flowers show us the joyful abundance and generosity of (our true) nature. They freely share their gifts of food, medicine, beauty, and wholeness.
It is my pleasure to help women and men remember our ancient and global heritage of Wisewoman Healing Ways; ways of compassionate intuition, nurturing ourselves and our unique rhythms, magical rituals celebrating the cycles of life, death and rebirth, and honoring the sacred web of life.
Informed by the wisdom that physical and spiritual healing are inextricably intertwined, The Gift of Healing Herbs explores herbology as the “people’s medicine”, freely available to all, and as a powerful yet gentle way to heal body, mind, heart, and soul. The book is divided into three parts: the first part examines health and the causes of illness; the second part comprises a reference of all the physical systems of the body and the common and not-so-common herbs for tonifying them; and the third part contains recipes for teas, brews, and instructions for incorporating herbs into our daily lives. The hundreds of recipes for herbal preparations in this book—accompanied by prayers, meditations, and rituals—offer spiritual and physical insights into the relationship between our body systems and the elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water, thus helping the reader explore and experience the interconnection of all things in the web of life.
With personal stories, case histories, and elements of personal memoir, The Gift of Healing Herbs is equal parts inspiration and instruction drawn from the author’s life and decades spent teaching and practicing herbal medicine in a spiritual, earth-based, nondogmatic style. focused as keenly on the spiritual aspects of healing as revealed through personal story. The author explores how one’s personal story turns into one’s embodied physicality, specific health challenges, and ultimately reveals one’s unique path of healing.