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Gives complete instructions in both the medicinal and magical uses of the herbs associated with each season.
Includes chapters on herbal alchemy and the planets; ancient groves and stone circles; herbs for children; and information on the use of herbs for consecration and purification, for marriage, and for funerals.
Appeals to anyone interested in the Druidic tradition from ancient to modern times.
A Druid's Herbal For the Sacred Earth Year Introduction Chapter 1. The Druids Chapter 2. Herbal Basics Chapter 3. Samhain (All Hallows) Chapter 4. Mean Geimhridh (Winter Solstice, Yule) Chapter 5. Imbolc/Oimealg (Candlemas) Chapter 6. Mean Earraigh (Spring Equinox) Chapter 7. Beltaine (May Eve) Chapter 8. Mean Samhraidh (Summer Solstice, Midsummer) Chapter 9. Lugnasad (Lammas) Chapter 10. Mean Fomhair (Fall Equinox) Chapter 11. Herbs of the Druids Chapter 12. Herbal Alchemy and the Planets Chapter 13. Sacred Groves and Circles Chapter 14. Last Rites and the Celtic Otherworld Chapter 15. Under the Marriage Oak Chapter 16. Home, A Haven of Peace and Prosperity Chapter 17. From Childbirth to Puberty and Initiation Appendix A Pronunciation Guide Appendix B Resources Bibliography Plant Index Subject Index
A master herbalist, psychotherapist, and lay homeopath, Ellen Hopman is the author of Tree Medicine, Tree Magic and the video Gifts of the Healing Earth, and co-author of People of the Earth: The New Pagans.
"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 * "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 * "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 * "Ms. Hopman demonstrates a wide knowledge of the Celts and their mythology as well as her understanding of modern homeopathy. Her book includes a Celtic dictionary, which makes it all the more appealing to anyone interested in ancient Celtic lore. She moves through the year describing rituals and herbal uses for Druidic holidays and celebrations. Herbs for marriage, funerals, births, and house blessings are discussed in detail. A fascinating herbal." * Country Living *