A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman

By Ellen Evert Hopman

For the traditional Druids, the therapeutic and magical homes of herbs have been inseparable from the bigger cycles of the seasons, the hobbies of the planets, and the development of a human existence.

A Druid’s natural shows the reader tips to use herbs while developing rituals to have fun fairs and critical existence passages corresponding to births, condo benefits, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies.

Drawing on huge study and a deep own event with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the background and folklore surrounding the 8 significant Celtic fairs: Samhain, iciness Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, summer season Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox. integrated in every one dialogue are whole directions at the medicinal and magical makes use of of the herbs linked to each one social gathering.

Using those Celtic traditions as examples, the writer indicates how one can contain the symbolic and magical energy of herbs into own rituals that honor all stages of lifestyles from childbirth to final rites. additionally incorporated are chapters on the right way to arrange natural tinctures, salves, and poultices; herbs utilized by the Druids; natural alchemy and the planets; and the relationships among herbs and sacred areas.

Filled with useful details and imaginitive feedback for utilizing herbs for therapeutic, rite, and magic, this publication is an essential and finished advisor to age-old natural practices.

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