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The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance And Rituals ...



Honestly one of the most beautiful and vibrantly illustrated books I have seen. This gorgeous herbiary features 36 botanicals, with a specific ritual and reflection pertaining to each. Reconnect with your inner flame by channeling Burdock's warming strength. Reflect on saying 'no' with the age-old guidance of Yarrow. Included oracle cards will assist and inspire you on your botanical journey. This book is for anyone who desires to get in-tune with both nature and their deeper self.




The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals ...



Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. Would meditating on the starflower help heal you? Does the spirit of sweet violet have something to offer you today? Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll, author of The Illustrated Bestiary and The Illustrated Crystallary, profiles the mystical, magical, bewitching personalities of 36 powerful herbs, fruits, and flowers in this stunning volume. The book includes a deck of 36 beautifully illustrated oracle cards -- one for each plant -- and ideas for readings and rituals to help you access your intuition, navigate each day's joys and problems, and tap into each plant's unique powers for healing, guidance, and wisdom.


Combining bits of ancient wisdom with her own insights, Maia explores the aspects and energy of a variety of crystals and, through rituals and reflections, the life guidance they might offer contemporary readers.


Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants Ñ whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers Ñ has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plantÕs power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations.


In the ancient world there were three medicine kingdoms: animal, vegetable, and mineral. Following her previous acclaimed volumes on animal ( The Illustrated Bestiary) and vegetable ( The Illustrated Herbiary), Maia Toll fulfills the call for mineral with The Illustrated Crystallary, exploring the mystical qualities of 36 fascinating crystals and minerals, including gold, silver, copper, amethyst, hematite, mica, smokey quartz, emerald, ruby, and more. Combining bits of ancient wisdom with her own insights, Toll explores the aspects and energy of each stone and, through rituals and reflections, the life guidance it might offer contemporary readers. Obsidian's shiny surface and sharp edges reflect the shadowy corners of the self and serve as the tool for cutting them loose. The sky-like color of earthly turquoise provides balance between opposing forces. The stunning illustrations of Kate O'Hara magnify the symbolism of each crystal throughout the book, and are also featured on 36 oracle cards included in an envelope bound in the back of the book.Also available: The Illustrated Herbiary Collectible Box Set and The Illustrated Bestiary Collectible Box Set.


"In this delightful debut, Toll relies on her imagination to spin a fun botanical mythology. O'Hara's bright, bold illustrations--which introduce each entry and are also included as a divination deck--will appeal to readers with strong lines and a sense of glowing from their centers, a boldness that carries through to the more representational sketches of plants that follow. It will appeal to those looking for fun new ways of considering plants." -- Publishers Weekly "This book is enchanting, wise, engaging, and entertaining! Filled with magic, myth, and tantalizing bits of wisdom, The Illustrated Herbiary may just be one of the most delightful and original herbals written, and definitely one of the most beautifully and lavishly illustrated. Don't expect to learn a lot of scientific facts about herbs in this whimsical 'herbiary, ' but be prepared to find your sense of wonder kindled and your imagination sparked as you connect in a most profound and playful relationship with the green world around you." -- Rosemary Gladstar, herbal educator, activist, and best-selling author "Opens us to the plant world and ancient teachings from those who live close to the earth." -- Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation "Part oracle, part kitchen-conversation with a beloved friend, this book is a treasure that will open your awareness to the plant world like never before." -- Asia Suler, founder One Willow Apothecaries "Who knew that plants had such a powerful language and could speak to the core of our soul? The rituals are deliciously simple and the accompanying oracle cards are a delight." -- Brigit Esselmont, author, Everyday Tarot founder of Biddy Tarot "Every page blooms with deep-rooted plant wisdom."-- Rosalee de la Forêt, author, Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal "It takes a special ear and heart and mind to translate nature's wisdom, and Maia Toll does it with staggering beauty. The messages of healing and renewal here, for the earth and human, will leave you smiling and spellbound." -- Linda Sivertsen, author, Generation Green, host of the Beautiful Writers Podcast "Rife with wit and wisdom about the more ethereal aspects of 36 botanicals, The Illustrated Herbiary invites readers to enter into an ever-deeper relationship with the plant allies we share this Earth with." -- Ashley English, author of the "Homemade Living" Series "Beautifully written, vibrantly illustrated and a seamless blend of physical observations and spiritual sagacity. This herbal is not primarily about healing your body; it is about how plants can help you heal your life." -- Robin Rose Bennett, herbalist and author of The Gift of Healing Herbs and Healing Magic- A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living "This is an important book full of kindness, old ways made new and practical magic. Maia is a voice for the plants she so lovingly shares with us, and she makes their healing energy and wisdom accessible to all." -- Nicole Cody, award winning blogger and metaphysical mentor "Maia's book is beautiful and informative and sassy. It is a delicious introduction for the new herbalist and a strong addition to any herbal, gardening or esoteric library. You should own this book." -- H. Byron Ballard, folklorist, author Earth Works 041b061a72


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