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Tao of Herbal Healing
mythology, nature spirits, or deities are composed of etheric matter.
Astrological Signs, Candles,
Crystals and Gemstones
Bodies, The Five Elements,
Parenting, Flower Essences,
Healing Herbs, Incense,
Spiritual Guides and Teachers,
Their job is to build and maintain the plant kingdom while working in
conjunction with the devas and elementals.
They are said to have been here since the beginning of time, have created
the landscape of reality,
which we return to for different reasons as guided.
The term nature deity typically refers to the concept of gods or goddesses
associated with various perceived "forces of nature".
They feature commonly in polytheistic religions, and may include characteristics
of the mother goddess,
Mother Nature or lord of the animals.
Adherents may literally consider such deities to be divine beings
that control particular natural phenomena.
An objective view understands these to be mythological personifications
of particular phenomena,
such that attach personal qualities such as character and name to such
and conversely illustrate conceptual persons (archetypes) as owning particular
and powerful traits.
you go to the bookstore, Amazon, or your neighborhood Co-op and
look through your herb guides, it is not uncommon to come across
encyclopedic works with the complexity of hundreds of herbs used
in a plethora of herbal formulas. Herein lies a danger to anyone
practicing herbalism: getting lost in this complexity and being
separated from the basic and simple experience of involvement with
a few herbs. There is, of course, a place for complexity, for ultimately
the complexity of herbs must match the complexity of the individual.
All Healing Comes From Within and the
Body Heals Itself!
with any study, the information we have available to us can be overwhelming.
Most of us do not have the gift in our lives of a wise herbalist
who can assist us in the systematic study of the healing properties
of plants, other than through books and workshops, if we can afford
them.! What we have found through the years is an organic and workable
approach , and a self discipline as well. We, in our thirst for
knowledge want to know it all in as little amount of time as possible.
A "fast food" approach to healing does not honor the ancient
accumulation of wisdom inherent in these humble little plants. Every
corner of the earth has local medicinal herbs, and they are there
for the needed healing of that particular locale. Even the simple
clover and dandelions are advocates for the wisdom of nature! Weeds
pharmaceuticals began with plants, and have been sullied by the
large corporations to mass market a "new" modality of healing that
is really not that old at all. Though much herbal wisdom was forced
underground in "recent" years, healers and teachers have devoted
their lives to the renaissance of a more holistic and honoring approach
to what ails us. And we honor them!
advocate learning about a healing plant from the roots up. Plant
the seed of the herb you have been drawn to study. Watch and take
note of the stem structure, the unfolding of leaf and flower, and
release any intellect you may have surrounding it, Let the Plant
Speak to You, its language may be more instinctual than we
perhaps are used to, and that is good. It is just another way of
learning, by living in our bones and from our Hearts!
you will find a few of our Bibles of Herbology, Wisdom,
Music and Learning, that may enrich an already avid interest in
Healing Herbs or help you to begin your Journey.
And please check out our Metaphysical
Links or Healing
Arts Links page for more!
Please Visit our Herbal
Bookstore--for an awesome collection of titles.
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