A Shamanic Herbal: Plant Teachers and Animal Medicines

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Healing Arts Press
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5.9 X 8.6 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for more than 40 years. An internationally known author and lecturer in the field, he holds a master of science degree in herbal medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and is the author of several books, including The Earthwise Herbal and The Book of Herbal Wisdom. He runs an online school, the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism, and lives in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.
"A Shamanic Herbal is an opus on working with shamanic medicine power via plants, animals, and 'the spirit.' This groundbreaking treatise will bring validity to incorporating spirit into all herbal healing practices. Present and future healers will praise this book for being the seminal body of work on the topic."-- "Pam Montgomery, author of Plant Spirit Healing"
"Wow! Matthew Wood, one of our great modern-day herbalists, integrates his knowledge and wisdom of spirit and soul into a rich medley of animal medicine, human health, and clinical experience. He is a brilliant poetic genius!"-- "Robert Dale Rogers, RH (AHG), mycologist and author of The Fungal Pharmacy"
"A unique and remarkable herbal that describes how plants work at a shamanic level. Through engaging stories and drawing on authentic experience, together with centuries-old wisdom, Matthew reveals how plants can assist us on a spiritual journey of transformation. Highly recommended for anyone interested in herbs and shamanism."-- "Carole Guyett, author of Sacred Plant Initiations"
"The title of this book doesn't begin to describe the range of what is covered within its pages. Along with fulfilling the title's promise, Matthew Wood looks at shamanism concerning Western traditions and religions."-- "Evelyn Rysdyk, author of The Norse Shaman"
"When it comes to plant medicine, Matthew Wood is an absolute genius. With A Shamanic Herbal, he demonstrates how our ever-generous plant allies not only heal our bodies but also help our souls to evolve and guide us in experiencing wholeness/holiness."-- "Jen Frey, author of Communicating with Plants"
"Matthew Wood explores the spiritual and cosmological patterns behind nature, people, and plants, showcasing how herbal medicines have the power to not only heal us physically but also to support our personal growth and spiritual development."-- "Sajah Popham, author of Evolutionary Herbalism"
"As a formative, new, well-written, and well-researched book by master herbalist Matthew Wood, this book opens new doors for a greater understanding of the sacred tools used by shamans throughout the world. It is a comprehensive, inspiring, and practical journey."-- "Itzhak Beery, author of The Gift of Shamanism"
"A Shamanic Herbal is an exploration of a myriad of traditions from the history of humanity in the quest for merging the messages of plants, animals, and the elements for a greater understanding of our place in the universe."-- "Brigitte Mars, coauthor of Natural Remedies for Mental and Emotional Health"
"In this multidimensional study, Matthew Wood explores the various cross-cultural, mystical, and phenomenological paths that lead to a truly profound understanding of herbalism."-- "Wolf-Dieter Storl, Ph.D., author of The Heart and Its Healing Plants"
"As a lifelong practitioner of Plant Spirit Medicine and Animal Spirit Medicine, Matthew Wood gifts us with a truly profound volume. This is a book to turn to again and again, addressing both physical and spiritual needs."-- "Ellen Evert Hopman, author of Secret Medicines from Your Garden"
"As an elder, herbalist, and adventure shaman, this is one book I could spend the rest of my life with."-- "Thea Summer Deer, D.S.P.S., author of Wisdom of the Plant Devas"
"Matthew Wood's story is told, and suddenly you realize that you are the seed growing to fruit within the cocoon, the circled filaments of this amazing adventure wound 'round until you have understood. You are the chrysalis, now ready to wiggle out into a new world."-- "Margi Flint, herbalist and author of The Practicing Herbalist"