Wisdom Of The Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine For A New Earth
Publish Date: 2011-08-19
Author: Thea Summer Deer
Consulting plant spirits for spiritual and psychological guidance and healing
Reveals how, by communing with the deva or spirit of a plant, we can call forth its medicine without even needing to ingest it
Includes wisdom from the devas of 13 herbs, such as rosemary, datura, and uva ursi
Empowers readers with the tools to develop their own inner resources for healing in relationship with the plant devas around them
Each plant has a story to share with us, a healing story to guide us in trying times, a spirit medicine for the New Earth that is presently unfolding. Herbs are some of the most powerful allies we have for these transitional times--we just need to learn how to listen as they share their knowledge with us.
In Wisdom of the Plant Devas, Thea Summer Deer reveals a new dimension of herbal medicine, one where the plants spirit is consulted for guidance and healing beyond the physical. Examining the botany, modern and traditional uses, history, and folklore of 13 special herbs, such as rosemary, uva ursi, and datura, she shares divinations and messages from their devas, or plant spirits, explaining how these stories carry the herbs into our lives, letting them work their magic on us. Exploring herbal medicine from an energetic perspective, she reveals that by communing with the deva of a plant, we can call on the plants physical, psychological, and spiritual medicine and guidance--without ingesting it or even being in its presence.
Detailing the sacred space of a Medicine Wheel Garden, whether in a backyard or our imaginations, she connects us with the devas and empowers us to seek our own answers with their much-needed spiritual guidance and divinatory advice. Creating a bridge between botanical medicine and plant spirit medicine, she shows how by coming into community with the devas and co-creating with the world of nature, we can gain tremendous insights to help heal our hearts, our minds, and our spirits and consciously evolve as together we birth the New Earth.