Every plant has its own distinct spiritual energy or its own deva. Devas are the radiant light of the Universal Divine which permeates all things.Since the earliest times people were aware that all of Nature is divine. Great and wondrous myths were told which explained the presence of divine energy as it exists in thunder, in trees and in sunlight. Some of this lore was the foundation of religions. But the simpler stories such as those of a plant's energy explored day-to-day matters like health and love. This understanding of the world has been preserved in folklore through poems, chants, ditties and spells.From researching the history of folklore from cultures around the world, patterns emerge which enable us to approach the true nature of plants' devas.
The Complete Herbs Sourcebook features more than two hundred healing herbs and clear, step-by-step advice revealing how to safely treat a wide variety of complaints from diabetes and depression to tinnitus and whooping cough—without any harmful side effects.
This comprehensive guide to the magical uses of over 400 herbs and plants from all parts of the world includes details into the finer aspects of Magical Herbalism. The volume is fully indexed and cross-indexed by herb name, common names, use, and rulership, and fully and attractively illustrated for easy identification of every herb.
Filled with beautiful color photographs, "Divine Mushrooms and Fungi" is a must-have for anyone who wants to step into the magic mushroom field of ethnomycology. With detailed information on how to distinguish magic mushrooms from potentially dangerous lookalikes, this guide also features a detailed history of the ritual use of magic mushrooms among pre-Columbian inhabitants of the New World and the evolution of the use of psychedelic fungi from sacred rituals to today s recreational use. Common epithets used for naming mushrooms around the world are accompanied by photographs and descriptions of both magic mushrooms and their poisonous lookalikes. An ideal companion for mushroom-gathering forays, "Divine Mushrooms and Fungi" provides readers with the sacred knowledge that can lead to a visionary experience."
This anthology is aimed at all those who are interested in the connection between consciousness, psychedelics, and the development of humankind. Bestselling author Graham Hancock has been writing and speaking about this to audience's worldwide, including a controversial TEDx talk on ayahuasca and DMT, which some call the god molecule. Graham Hancock leads the charge in this collection of the latest thinking on consciousness with a particular focus on the use of psychedelics to open up the realm of the supernatural. Leading minds and radical thinkers including Dennis McKenna, Rick Doblin, Alex Grey, Russell Brand, and Rick Strassman illuminate the topic like never before.
Naturally occurring DMT may produce prophecy-like states of consciousness and thus represent a bridge between biology and religious experience. Reveals the striking similarities between the visions of the Hebrew prophets and the DMT state described by Strassman's research volunteers. Explains how prophetic and psychedelic states may share biological mechanisms.
Noted herbalist Matthew Wood brings twenty-five years of clinical experience to this comprehensive book on medicinal plants. The first in a two-volume set, "The Earthwise Herbal" profiles Old World plants (volume two will treat American plants). Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major--and many of the secondary--herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism.
"In this companion volume to "The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, "Matthew Wood, an expert herbalist who has used medicinal herbs with tens of thousands of patients over a twenty-five-year career, provides detailed descriptions of New World (North American) herbs and their uses. Organized as a materia medica (names and descriptions of herbs/plants are listed alphabetically), the book explains the use of the whole plant (not just active ingredients ) in the treatment of the whole person and describes symptoms and conditions that the plants have been successful in treating from digestive ailments, headaches, and high blood pressure to asthma, skin rashes, and allergies, to name a few. "
Every Witch needs a little corner of the world to tend. Deepen your connection to the earth and watch your magickal skills blossom. Ellen Dugan presents a variety of ways to honor and work with the plant kingdom in this charming hands-on guide to green magick and spirituality.
"Whether it s medical marijuana (cannabis indica) or recreational marijuana (cannabis sativa), a grower needs clear information and helpful tips presented in a straightforward way. Medical marijuana must be free of contaminants, which could prove harmful to patients using it, and so it s usually grown indoors where the environment can be controlled. Temperature and humidity need to be carefully monitored, and the grower must watch out for and get rid of any insects, moulds, or fungi through the use of air filters and positive ventilation. Sound complicated? Not if you follow Jay Carter Brown s instructions. With Growing Marijuana Indoors: A Foolproof Guide, growers will learn to breed a variety of plants that can be ingested easily or smoked with a minimum of coughing and which yield a soothing body high. "
Noted healer Ted Andrews believes it is our unbalanced or blocked emotions, attitudes, and thoughts that deplete our natural physical energies and make us more susceptible to illness. "The Healer''s Manual" shows specific ways-involving color, sound, fragrance, herbs, and gemstones-to restore the natural flow of energy. Use the simple techniques in this book to activate healing, alleviate aches and pains, and become the healthy person you''re meant to be.