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By Ellen Evert Hopman

ISBN-10: 1620554380

ISBN-13: 9781620554388

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

A Druid’s natural shows the reader find out how to use herbs whilst growing rituals to have fun fairs and critical existence passages comparable to births, apartment benefits, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies.

Drawing on wide study and a deep own adventure with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the heritage and folklore surrounding the 8 significant Celtic gala's: Samhain, iciness Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, summer time Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox. incorporated in each one dialogue are entire 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 you can comprise the symbolic and magical energy of herbs into own rituals that honor all levels of existence from childbirth to final rites. additionally incorporated are chapters on tips on how to organize 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 functional info and innovative feedback for utilizing herbs for therapeutic, rite, and magic, this e-book is an essential and accomplished consultant to age-old natural practices.

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Jane Goodall carries a California condor’s feather wherever she goes as a sign of hope. Condors are the largest flying land birds, with wingspans of over nine feet! They fly at speeds of fifty-five miles per hour and up to 15,000 feet high in the air! Some American Indians called condors thunderbirds and created a myth that their huge wings created thunder. In the 1980s, only twenty-two California condors remained. They were becoming extinct because of poaching and lead poisoning and habitat destruction.

If the lupine dies out, so do the butterflies. Scientists from the Oregon Zoo in Portland are collecting its seeds in hopes of saving the lupine … and saving the Fender’s blue butterfly as well. Orangutans Orangutans come from the forests of Borneo and Sumatra. They are large apes with long arms and bodies covered with reddish hair. Orangutans can live up to sixty years in captivity. Orangutans have opposable thumbs. They use tools such as sticks to trap insects or find ropes and vines to make swings and hammocks.

There’s a salamander in China that can grow up to six feet long and makes a sound like an infant crying! The Chinese call it the baby fish. Other people call it the Chinese giant salamander. The salamanders are dying out from habitat loss, from pollution, and from being used in Chinese medicine. The Chinese also think they’re very good to eat! Maybe the hooded seals of the Arctic should be called balloon seals. The males are amazing. When they get angry, they inflate a sac between their eyes that is a foot or more wide!

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