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A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year Paperback – November 1, 1994
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"A Druid's Herbal will certainly promote your own wisdom and health, and it makes a valuable addition to any home library." (Anke Kriske, Sage Woman)
"An absolute must for Druids and Ban-drui (which includes the modern Avalonian path), A Druid's Herbal also holds significant appeal for herbalists and anyone interested in plant magic. Accessible to beginners but with plenty of detail for experts, this book is ideal for all levels of experience. Highly recommended." (Hypatia's Hoard)
"This book is a good summary and introduction to medicinal and magical herbs used by the Druids. This is another excellent book to add to your herbal library." (Circle Magazine, Spring 2001)
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Starting with Samhain, the Celtic New year, this book explains the herbs which are used at the great tides of the year along with the traditional practices of each of the yearly tides. It has ideas for acorn and oak cakes as gifts, along with a song, for the tree spirits at Samhain. For Yule Tide it gives suggestions on use of Holly, Chamomile, Frankenscence, and other yule herbs. And it does the same for Imbolic, The Spring, Summer and Fall equinoxes, Beltane, Lammas. Medicinal uses are also included.
After that, there is a section on herbs and thier uses. And then a section on the herbs associated with The Sun, Mercury, and the rest of the celestial astrology and how to use them, and ritual ideas for them as well.
Following that is a section of use of herbs in rituals for cleansing, gifting to spirits, groves and circles ect. There are also sections on life tides of death, marriage/handfasting, childbirth and more. Throughout the book there is information about the druids and thier traditions.
At the back there are apendixes for pronunciation, herb index so you can find the specific herb you are looking for, and suggested further reading. There is also a listing of resources from which you can find supplies.
All in all a thorough refrence and guide to using herbs in ritual. There aren't any of the colorfull pictures common in most herbal refrences specifically for medicinal herbs, and I still think you would need additional herbal books specifically about medicinal properties and preperation to learn to identify plants and how to prepare them(Penelope Ody has some good ones). I think this is an excellent addition to any pagan herbalist's library.
If you are looking for a book on herbal healing, this is not your book. If you are, however, looking for a book on the historical uses, as well as the spiritual connotations of the herbs that you use, this is the book for you. Herbs have become a big part of my rituals since I read this book several years ago. I kept it in my library, even when I was selling most of my other books so that I could continue to eat. I recommend it to anyone interested in Druidry, or herbal lore.
In order to prevent excessive duplication, however, the author in many cases refers back to a previous section for a given herb (the various chapters give information organized according to time of year; numerous herbs overlap these sections). This is a logical and economical way to do things, but I find it awkward to be continually flipping back and forth. But this is the ONLY complaint I have about the book, and even so, I recognize that it's something about which many readers would NOT agree with me.
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Excellent Read! I have been reading this book, and I thoroughly enjoy it as well as having learned a great deal from it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jan
Home remedies and study of herbology makes me live a new life style.Published 4 months ago by Tia Rantula
What a great book, I love how it is split up and all the recommendations make sense and it is so well written! I love it!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book. It is well-researched, and well-written. As a contemporary Druid, I consider this an essential go-to book on not only herbology but on the Great Rites and Holy... Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. V. Johnston