Spanish Mountain Life Paperback – April 11, 2011
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Juliette de Bairacli Levy is a world renowned herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Gypsies, traveller in search of herbal wisdom, and the pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine. Juliette has a long record of spectacular cures to her credit and the books she has written have been a vital inspiration for the present day herbal renaissance.
Juliette was born on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, almost in 1911 (actually 1912) in Manchester, England. Her parents were Jewish - her mother from Egypt and her father from Turkey. Juliette was raised in a household with three sisters and two brothers, a nanny, chauffeur, maid and gardener. She was educated at Lowther College, one of the best girls schools in Britain, and went on to study veterinary medicine at the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. However, Juliette did not approve of the vivisection and animal experimentation that was going on in the universities in the name of science and health. So she left university after two years and went to study with the Gypsies and peasants of the world.
For the past many years Juliette has been coming to America every summer to give lectures, workshops and seminars on herbal medicine. In America she has become recognized as the grandmother of today's herbal renaissance. In 1998 at their HerbFest in Iowa, Frontier Herbs presented Juliette with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the herb world. Ash Tree Publishing is honored to offer to you three of her most popular books and her "Juliette of the Herbs" video, enjoy!
- Publisher : Ash Tree Publishing; Revised, Updated ed. edition (April 11, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 114 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1888123079
- ISBN-13 : 978-1888123074
- Item Weight : 6.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.57 x 0.3 x 8.48 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #774,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Juliette de Bairacli Levy
Copyright 2011 by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, Copyright 2011 by Ash Tree Publishing, revised and updated
Once again in Spanish Mountain Life Juliette de Bairacli Levy makes us her travel companions this time through the Sierra Nevada of Andalusia. This trip is far from her usual light-hearted one for on it both her son and she contact typhus, with Juliette facing death and her son becoming severely ill with the disease. To make matters worse during her time in the sierra young Luz, born that year in the Sierra Nevada becomes so sick it seems her death is an assured thing. Only Juliette de Bairacli Levy's reliance on her instinct and herbal remedies as well as a dose of penicillin finally pulls the child through her illness.
Once again we are treated to new herbal remedies of the region as well as some of the older ones de Bairacli Levy has used successfully in past. We travel high into the Sierra's with Juliette and her son Rafik and spend time around the fires and fiestas of the gypsies of the region.
Wherever de Bairacli Levy goes she finds the gypsy people answering a calling deep in her veins. Learning new skills from them and exchanging both tales and healing folklore.
Spanish Mountain Life is a valuable addition to any library, especially those dealing with herbals in general and with Juliette de Bairacli Levy in particular.
Juliette's way of relating her experiences doesn't just imprint a strong image of her surroundings and her experiences into the reader's mind - they deliver a wealth of knowledge in a real world way. So at the end of the book, you'll know a great deal more about the application of various natural remedies and healing techniques than at the beginning; then, you'll want to pick the volume up and start reading all over again!
This is a simply beautiful relation of what life is really about and the photographs throughout just serve to augment the wonderful writing. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of reading Justine's narration of her experiences. This book is a treasure and one I will certainly be re-reading many times!
Author; On Being God: Beyond Your Life's Purpose
Through her wonderful way of storytelling, Juliette tells us of healings, omens, remedies, events, and many things she learned from the experience of living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This is an indispensable addition to every herbalist's library.