Earth Magic: A Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological, and Other Folk Wisdom

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Oct 1, 1993 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 208 pages
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Earth Magic recreates a time when herbal healers practiced their craft in consort with the stars and planets and all the animate and inanimate things of the Earth. Sharing her rich heritage of healing and drawing on a wealth of ancient Celtic wisdom, the author reveals the mysteries hidden in the folk names of flowers, in the strange and compelling myths about trees, in the fabulous tales of totem beasts and magical birds, and in the spirit powers of running water, fairy hills, and wells. Through the wisewoman's mystical vision of the universe, we view the magic of the Earth and learn to return in some measure the blessing and healing that we receive from her. A treasury of pagan beliefs and herbal lore, providing detailed information on how to cultivate, gather, and store herbs, prepare remedies and charms, and interpret weather signs.

Explains the best seasons, months, and times for carrying out specific projects.

Describes the qualities, colors, metals, stones, animals, and plants associated with the different seasons.
 

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Contents

MARCH The Reawakening
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
APRIL The Month of the Cuckoo
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
MAY Beltane Ring of Fire
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
OCTOBER The Stirring of the Old Gods
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
NOVEMBER Samhain The Harp of Dagda
ANGELS SPIRITS AND STARS
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL

WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
JUNE The Court of Midsummer
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WITCHS GARDEN
JULY The Month of the Rose
ANGELS SPIRITS AND STARS
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WITCHS GARDEN
AUGUST Lammas Tide Festival of the First Fruits
ANGELS SPIRITS AND STARS
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WITCHS GARDEN
SEPTEMBER The NutBrown Maiden
DICTIONARY OF COMMON HERBS
WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
DECEMBER Yuletide The Hawk of Winter
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
JANUARY The Bright New Year
ANGELS SPIRITS AND STARS
WISEWOMANS JOURNAL
WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
FEBRUARY Imbolc The Rites of the Goddess
ANGELS SPIRITS AND STARS
Dreams and Visions
WISEWOMANS WEATHERBOOK
INDEX
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A Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological, && Other Folk Wisdom</i>

Introduction
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Chapter One -March- The Reawakening
Chapter Two -April- The Month of the Cuckoo
Chapter Three -May- Beltane, Ring of Fire
Chapter Four -June- The Court of Midsummer
Chapter Five -July- The Month of the Rose
Chapter Six -August- Lammas Tide: Festival of the First Fruits
Chapter Seven -September- The Nut Brown Maiden
Chapter Eight -October- The Stirring of the Old Gods
Chapter Nine -November- Samhain: The Harp of Dagda
Chapter Ten -December- Yuletide: The Hawk of Winter
Chapter Eleven -January- The Bright New Year
Chapter Twelve -February- Imbole: The Rites of the Goddess
Index 

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