Medicine Grove: A Shamanic Herbal

Medicine Grove: A Shamanic Herbal

by Loren Cruden
     
 

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SHAMANISM / HERBALISM

Medicine Grove offers guidelines for incorporating herbs into one’s spiritual life. A comprehensive herbal, listing common herbs as well as wild plants of North America, it is based on Loren Cruden’s lifetime of work with Earth-based spiritual practices. Medicine Grove includes chapters on gathering wildSee more details below

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SHAMANISM / HERBALISM

Medicine Grove offers guidelines for incorporating herbs into one’s spiritual life. A comprehensive herbal, listing common herbs as well as wild plants of North America, it is based on Loren Cruden’s lifetime of work with Earth-based spiritual practices. Medicine Grove includes chapters on gathering wild herbs, finding plant allies in the wilderness, and using herbs in shamanic ceremonies. A complete materia medica provides practical information for all herbs discussed. Cruden combines her own firsthand experiences with a profound knowledge of indigenous traditions. She explains which herbs are best for seasonal ceremonies, smudging, and making offerings, and tells how to purify a sacred space. Covering topics such as vision quests, consciousness-altering, and the special connections between certain herbs and totem animals, Medicine Grove brings the herbal into sacred territory.

LOREN CRUDEN leads shamanic workshops and sweat lodge ceremonies throughout the Northwest. She is the author of The Spirit of Place, Coyote’s Council Fire, and Compass of the Heart. She lives on First Thought Mountain in Washington State.

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Editorial Reviews

Barbara MacPherson
"To anyone interested in the spiritual aspect of herbs, Medicine Grove will be a revelation to read. Cruden's ideas are fresh and appealing, and though she adapts them from the indigenous attitudes toward the plant world, she shows us how to incorporate them in our modern lives."
Paula Amero
"Whatever kind of shamanic herbalism you're into, this book can help you refine your craft and strengthen your alliance with herbs."
Northwindvisions.com
"This well-written and inspiring book goes a long way towards reawakening our ancient connection with the magical Green World."
NorthwindVisions.com
"This well-written and inspiring book goes a long way towards reawakening our ancient connection with the magical Green World."
The Herb Quarterly Barbara MacPherson
"To anyone interested in the spiritual aspect of herbs, Medicine Grove will be a revelation to read. Cruden's ideas are fresh and appealing, and though she adapts them from the indigenous attitudes toward the plant world, she shows us how to incorporate them in our modern lives."
Magical Blend Paula Amero
"Whatever kind of shamanic herbalism you're into, this book can help you refine your craft and strengthen your alliance with herbs."
From the Publisher
"To anyone interested in the spiritual aspect of herbs, Medicine Grove will be a revelation to read. Cruden's ideas are fresh and appealing, and though she adapts them from the indigenous attitudes toward the plant world, she shows us how to incorporate them in our modern lives."

"This well-written and inspiring book goes a long way towards reawakening our ancient connection with the magical Green World."

"Whatever kind of shamanic herbalism you're into, this book can help you refine your craft and strengthen your alliance with herbs."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620550373
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
458,625
File size:
2 MB

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From the Publisher
"To anyone interested in the spiritual aspect of herbs, Medicine Grove will be a revelation to read. Cruden's ideas are fresh and appealing, and though she adapts them from the indigenous attitudes toward the plant world, she shows us how to incorporate them in our modern lives."

"Whatever kind of shamanic herbalism you're into, this book can help you refine your craft and strengthen your alliance with herbs."

"This well-written and inspiring book goes a long way towards reawakening our ancient connection with the magical Green World."

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