Earth Magic

A Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological, and Other Folk Wisdom
By (author) Claire Nahmad
Earth Magic
A Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological, and Other Folk Wisdom
By (author) Claire Nahmad

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Pages : 208

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892814244

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : October 01, 1993

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 50 b&w illustrations; cover art by Debra Dawson

This treasury of pagan beliefs and herbal lore tells of remedies and charms, weather signs, and the best seasons and times for carrying out projects.

About Earth Magic

Earth Magic recreates a time when herbal healers practiced their craft in consort with the stars and planets and all the animate and inanimate things of the Earth. Sharing her rich heritage of healing and drawing on a wealth of ancient Celtic wisdom, the author reveals the mysteries hidden in the folk names of flowers, in the strange and compelling myths about trees, in the fabulous tales of totem beasts and magical birds, and in the spirit powers of running water, fairy hills, and wells. Through the wisewoman's mystical vision of the universe, we view the magic of the Earth and learn to return in some measure the blessing and healing that we receive from her. A treasury of pagan beliefs and herbal lore, providing detailed information on how to cultivate, gather, and store herbs, prepare remedies and charms, and interpret weather signs.

Explains the best seasons, months, and times for carrying out specific projects.

Describes the qualities, colors, metals, stones, animals, and plants associated with the different seasons.
Table of Contents

Table of content

Earth Magic
A Wisewoman's Guide to Herbal, Astrological, & Other Folk Wisdom

Note on the Text
Chapter One -March- The Reawakening
Chapter Two -April- The Month of the Cuckoo
Chapter Three -May- Beltane, Ring of Fire
Chapter Four -June- The Court of Midsummer
Chapter Five -July- The Month of the Rose
Chapter Six -August- Lammas Tide: Festival of the First Fruits
Chapter Seven -September- The Nut Brown Maiden
Chapter Eight -October- The Stirring of the Old Gods
Chapter Nine -November- Samhain: The Harp of Dagda
Chapter Ten -December- Yuletide: The Hawk of Winter
Chapter Eleven -January- The Bright New Year
Chapter Twelve -February- Imbole: The Rites of the Goddess

Author Bio
Claire Nahmad is a British author who inherits a healing tradition passed down for centuries through her matrilineal family. 


Book Praise

Book Praise

"The author draws upon the rich symbolism of Celtic mythology to provide an introduction to a holistic feminine philosophy steeped in the Druidic past. Nahmad draws on herbal and astrological lore from the Celtic pagan tradition of the British Isles; she asserts that the wisewoman's traditions she describes have been passed down from woman to woman for many generations. She herself was made aware of this knowledge by her maternal grandmother. Chapters are organized around signs of the zodiac and convey a mixture of esoteric information and practical wisdom. Specific invocations are given as part of each chapter, but it is cautioned that these should not be rigidly applied. Although this astrological guide provides an interesting look at an alternative spiritual path, it may have limited appeal. Libraries with large collections on pagan religion and women's studies will want to add this book, but it is not an essential purchase for others."

Library Journal, (Saturday , January 01, 1994) Elizabeth Salt, Otterbein Coll. Lib., Westerville, Ohio

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