Plant Spirit Wisdom : Sin-eaters and Shamans; the Power of Nature in Celtic Healing for the Soul Paperback
by Ross Heaven
"Plant Spirit Wisdom" expands on the herbal and shamanic healing practices introduced in "Plant Spirit Shamanism", the author's most recent (2006) and currently best-selling book on traditional plant medicines and techniques for healing the soul.
Whereas his previous book takes a cross-cultural perspective, however, "Plant Spirit Wisdom" focuses on the Celtic and native (European and American) use of herbs and plants in spiritual healing.
At its core is the wisdom and plant folklore stemming from Welsh and Irish practices, paganism, shamanism, and herbalism, and especially sin eating (a little-known Celtic spiritual practice which works with energy medicine and the spirit - rather than the pharmacology - of herbs and plants).To the sin eater, the soul is a web of energy which connects us to everyone and everything, and this energy can be depleted or lost when we act out of accordance with our spiritual purpose.
Plants and spiritual practices are used to rebalance this energy, release old attachments, and repattern ourselves for a more positive and healthier life. The approach is exactly the same as that used by shamans in, for example, the Amazon, the Andes, Haiti, and among Native American healers, and yet little has been written of it from our own native perspective.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
- Publication Date: 11/09/2008
- Category: Traditional medicine & herbal remedies
- ISBN: 9781846941238
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Review by biunicorn
Plant Spirit WisdomShamans and Sin Eaters Celtic Techniques for Healing the Soulby Ross HeavenI was amazed at how plants, animals and spirit all came together in this refreshing 200 page read. There are so many wonderful parts and I enjoyed everyone of them, especially learning about the different properties of the plants and the important part the elements also play in the whole symphony of life. And if that wasn't enough there was a explanation of original sin that so closely matched what I believe that it made my jaw drop open.I fell in love with the section that uses herbs to heal the heart, especially issues of an addictive nature. The author has an honest and straight forward way about him that made me feel safe and got my attention all at the same time. There is so much to learn between the covers of this noble teacher and I completely recommend it to anyone wanting the more earthly way to healing on many different levels. Thanks Ross, this makes so much sense.Love & Light,Riki Frahmann