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Tree Wisdom: The Definitive Guidebook to the Myth, Folklore, and Healing Power of Trees Paperback – January 25, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons (January 25, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0722534086
  • ISBN-13: 978-0722534083
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jacqueline Memory Paterson has lived most of her life in the West Country, developing her unique understanding through an intense relationship with Nature. She is deeply involved with alternative educative theatre, and as Archdruidess of Glastonbury she has campaigned for the right of people to worship at Stonehenge. She currently holds the Bardic Chair of Avebury.

Customer Reviews

I would have given this a zero if it let me!
Gareth Thomas
A foundation text for any esoteric, spiritual, folkloric, shamanic, and traditional healing library!
Morgaine Bergman
This book is an indispensable member of my library and I recommend it highly.
faery@uniserve.com

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. P. Duffy on October 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is one of the few books I wouldn't want to be without. I'm not tree hugger so I was a bit wary of this book, but instead I found it to be dense with information, inspiration & ideas.
I believe there is more to be learnt in this book about paganism than most of the "learn paganism in a week" books, and it has enhanced my divination with ogham no end.
I don't think anyone would be able to use this book to identify the trees, so you still need a decent tree book to go with it. However, in content I have yet to find another one book that covers the physiology, folklore, healing uses, magical applications, physical uses & inspirational qualities of trees in such detail, and in such an easy to read style.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Gloria (dragonfly_7@hotmail.com) on January 12, 1999
Format: Paperback
I was amazed when I read this book that what the author had found out from her trees I had also found out from the ones I have visited in my travels. Trees have their own language that we can hear if only we listen with our soul and our heart. They can each give us information and awaken our inherrant memories with their ancient knowledge. This book will give you some of that same wisdom if you can't visit them for yourself. Also included in the book are folklore, and Ogham which are interesting too. If you are on a Spiritual path and want to learn more of the early spirituality of Britain, this is the book for you.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By merrymousies on September 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
Wonderful collection of facts about trees we all know (plus many we may not be familiar with but are around us) plus the lengends and lore associated wit them. The author pulls from a variety of cultures - greek, english/celtic, italian, and others. Really well written. I learned a lot about the trees themselves (types of leaves, their flowes etc) as well as their lore and symbolism. Neat book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Morgaine Bergman on January 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
The native Western European tree myth, lore, and healing practice distilled into one easy to use, eloquent little book! As someone who has apprenticed with Master Herbalists and traditional healers, I can attest that the information here presented is accurate, authentic, and very effective. Each chapter covers one species and moves through a series of information areas, including botanical, folkloric, healing, magical, inspiration, and physical attributes and uses.

This is a healer and ritualist's book; it does not explore tree alphabets or Ogham script, but the way in which trees were seen by the ancestors and how they have served humanity in the past -- and may serve again in the present. The author takes us from the historical directly into practical philosophy, uses, and methods that are accessible even to those with no prior experience. Probably the most comprehensive book of its kind and a perfect complement to Hopman's herbals. Intelligently written and accessible; an indispensible guide for the beginning Druid, herbalist, healer, and folklorist and of continuing use to the experienced practitioner. A foundation text for any esoteric, spiritual, folkloric, shamanic, and traditional healing library!
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By faery@uniserve.com on November 21, 1998
Format: Paperback
Tree Wisdom is a wonderful book for anyone who wishes to learn more about the great and abiding wisdom the Green Folk have to offer to us today. This book is an indispensable member of my library and I recommend it highly.
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