Plant-human relationships are as old as humanity itself. We have evidence that the Neanderthals, predating humanity, used herbs and mushrooms as part of their regular diets. The first records of herbs and their uses were inscribed in clay tablets over 5,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia. We have records of herbal practices from all major civilizations, and in some cases, rich traditions of herbalism that span hundreds, if not thousands, of years, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Araveyda, and Traditional Western Herbalism. Working with plants, and plant healing is one of our key ancestral traditions.
Today people seek to strengthen and rekindle ancient bonds with healing plants through working with herbs on many levels, including the physical and metaphysical. While most plants are medicinal for our physical bodies, others offer teachings to the heart, mind, and spirit. The Plant Spirit Oracle serves as a gateway to some of this physical and metaphysical work. The Plant Spirit Oracle starts with the understanding that healing happens at all levels, and that the medicine of the plants, medicine that spans millennia, can be accessible to all.
The Plant Spirit Oracle will be professionally printed in full color, at 3×5″. It will feature approximately forty unique plant spirits, all of which are native, naturalized, or can be regularly grown in the Eastern United States (although many of these plants are “global” allies!) It will also feature a full length book that describes meanings, offers stories, recipes, identification, and herbal wisdom.
The Plant Spirit Oracle is currently in progress, with a tentative completion date in late 2019. Feel free to signup for my mailing list to stay updated on the project!