Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants — whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers — 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 plant’s 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.
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- Price: $19.95
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- Size: 6 x 8
- Pages: 176
- Format: Hardback
- ISBN: 9781612129686
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Filled with magic, myth, and tantalizing bits of wisdom, this may just be one of the most delightful and original herbals written.
Opens us to the plant world and ancient teachings from those who live close to the earth.
Part oracle, part reference guide, part kitchen-conversation with a beloved friend, this book is a treasure that will open your awareness to the plant world like never before.
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.
Every page blooms with deep-rooted plant wisdom.
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 for humans, will leave you smiling and spellbound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Illustrated Herbiary
by Maia Toll and Kate O'Hara
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