This guide to working with plants in a spiritual manner is accessable, humane, and entertaining. A good read for anyone who would like to connect more closely with nature, and who appreciates the value of seasonal rituals.
Filled with stories, songs, rituals, recipes, meditations, and trance journeys that outline more than 100 ways to practice the art of magical healing, this guidebook to conscious living by renowned herbalist Robin Rose Bennett makes it easy to follow the path to physical and spiritual health. In the tradition of natural witchcraft, Healing Magic, 10th Anniversary Edition presents step-by-step instructions for conducting earth-centered rituals, preparing herbal remedies, and casting spells to enchant and heal as well as advice on cooking everyday meals incorporating health-enhancing herbs and home remedies.
• Find out how to reconnect with the earth and draw on its energy • Interact with the power of the seven chakras of the body • Build an altar • Make use of moon magic and women's wisdom • Prepare herbal infusions and baths • Work with the medicine wheel • Cast spells for love and wealth
No matter what your beliefs, this guidebook will open your heart and mind to everyday magic and the joys of living in tune with the energies of nature.
Table of Contents Foreword by Susun S. Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal series Introduction 1. Reconnecting with the Earth 2. Engaging Mystery 3. Moon Magic and Women's Wisdom 4. Herbal Magic 5. The Medicine Wheel of Magic 6. Spells 7. Rituals Epilogue: A Final Story Afterword
About the Author
ROBIN ROSE BENNETT is a compassionate, empowering herbalist and spiritual teacher. The focus of her healing work is to share the generosity of the earth and the magic, mystery, and beauty of the web of life. Since 1986 she has taught at schools, clinics, progressive and holistic organizations, herbal conferences, and is a repeat guest lecturer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, St John's Hospital, Montefiore Teaching Hospital, Beth Israel's Nursing program, and Brown University Medical School. She is a faculty member of the New York Open Center and author of two meditation CDs. Bennett has a private consultation practice in New Jersey offered on a sliding-scale and teaches as an herbalist-in-residence at a family medical practice in Bronx, NY. She is a long-time member of United Plant Savers and the Northeast Herbal Association. Robin writes regularly for Plant Healer Magazine and is proud to be a founding member and on the board of directors of SustainableWestMilford.org. Hundreds of apprentices have graduated from her 3-year, in-depth apprenticeship programs over the past 25 years and thousands of students have benefitted from her regular classes as well as her free classes that she regularly offers in her town as a community service.
“Healing Magic is a warm and lucid introduction to herbal healing and earth magic, written by a true healer who knows her material and loves her work.”—Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and The Earth Path
“Healing Magic reminds me that all things are infused with life. Robin Rose Bennett’s book is a wonderful treasure, clearly written, down to earth, and inspiring.”—Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Healing for Women
“Healing Magic invites us to honor and delight in our sacred senses, to trust our intuition, to value beauty and grace, to become thoroughly intimate with nature in all her aspects.”—Susun S. Weed, author of Healing Wise
"[Robin Rose Bennett's] work leads us straight to the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. She empowers us to discover the story underneath our health challenges and helps us find the courage to make deeper connections to our bodies — and to nature Herself." —SageWoman Magazine