Stars of the Meadow
Medicinal Herbs as Flower Essences
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Continuing the work of Edward Bach, Stars of the Meadow looks deeply into the relationship between health and the human personality. David Dalton takes us on a thorough and soulful exploration of how to use more than forty medicinal herbs as flower essences, portraying each flower in a way that is both substantive and inspired. Each description is organized to present a picture of how the flower essence affects the adult personality as it has been formed through life, and describes its direct clinical effects on children and animals.
Flower essences are liquid, energetic remedies derived from living flowers. They bring the natural dynamic energy of the plant directly into the human electro-system, where they work to bring about movement toward health and balance. Because of their energetic and living quality, they work directly and deeply in the emotional system, assisting in the release of early wounds and trauma. These suppressed imprints are considered to be a main causes of many types of diseases or imbalances today.
Flower essences are a perfect complement to many of today’s health practices. They enhance the effects of energy work, physical therapy, acupuncture, psychotherapy, cranial-sacral work, massage, aroma therapy and many other forms of healing and treatment. Flower essences are safe, natural, and non-toxic. Stars of the Meadow is a valuable guide not only for those who are new to flower essences, but also for seasoned herbalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of this effective method of healing body, mind, and soul.
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The story Vitalism unfolds like a Tree of Life, each branch bringing its special gifts fully connected to the source. For those of you who are not familiar with Wood's work in this area, let me say that it is perhaps the most significant document concerning the development of "alternative" healing modalities to ever appear. If you have ever been confused about whether to approach an illness with herbs, homeopathic remedies, flower essences, or Anthroposophical medicine, please read this book. Wood clearly traces not just the origins of each approach (excluding Anthroposophical medicine - keep reading to learn why I mention it), but their relationships to one another. Wood reveals how herbalism as a body of knowledge sprang forth as the medieval mind entered the spiritual/physical contemplations of the High Rennaissance; how Hahnemann took that viewpoint yet another step when he developed homeopathic preparations from the then-standard herbal Materia Medica; how the many different schools of homeopathic thinking came into existence and gave us tremendous insight and knowledge; where and how flower essences fit into the scheme of things; and how an untutored, intuitively brilliant American farmer set the course for the revival of Western herbalism. This is what Rudolf Steiner intuitively knew as he set about reuniting herbalism and homeopathy within Anthroposophic medicine. Having this knowledge (wonderfully lively reading, by the way) will inspire and free you - unhesitatingly and highly recommended!
Note: Vitalism is a reworking of Wood's The Magical Staff, and contains a substantially rewritten and expanded chapter on the elusive, yet extremely influential American herbalist, Samuel Thomson.
Bach Flower Remedies
Form and Function
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“ Today, disease and death control us ever more strongly with a litany of viruses, cancers, and heart disorders. The causes may be vaccinations, environmental poisons, despoliation of food, or pollution of the elements—earth, water and air. For Bach the cause was clear and it is clear today: ‘It is only because we have forsaken Nature’s way for man’s way that we have suffered, and we have only to return to be released from our trials. In the presence of the way of Nature disease has no power; all fear, all depression, all hopelessness can be set aside. There is no disease of itself which is incurable.’”
In the 1920s, the physician and homeopath Dr. Edward Bach made his great discovery of the healing effects of various flower essences. Intense and revelatory, his experiences in nature resulted in thirty-eight “flower remedies.” He describes these as bringing courage to the fearful, peace to the anguished, and strength to the weak. But the therapeutic effects of the remedies were never limited to emotional states. They are equally effective in the treatment of physical disorders.
Barnard begins the process of explaining this phenomenon. He describes how Bach made his discoveries and examines the living qualities of the plants in their context and how the remedies are actually produced. The result is remarkable. The author recounts his observations so that readers can experience, in a living way, the complex ways in which the remedy plants grow—their gestures and qualities, ecology, botany, and behavior.
This exciting book is a trumpet call to attend to nature in a new way. Fully illustrated.
The Flower Remedy Book
A Comprehensive Guide to Over 700 Flower Essences
Jeffrey Garson Shapiro
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The author has done us all a tremendous service in creating this guide to the use of flower essences. In addition to gathering together the essences from all the main producers throughout the English-speaking world (no small task - there really are over 700 of them!), he has organized his book according to the conditions - mental, emotional, physical - that they address. In short, he has given us a the most comprehensive repertory to the flower essences ever conceived. In doing so, he has distilled the complexity of working with so many essences down to a very approachable system designed to help the lay person find the right rememdy quickly and accurately.
For those wanting to learn more about the flower essences themselves, Garson Shapiro has also included a listing of all the producers whose work he has drawn from.
All in all, this is a book that promises to be well-used and health-giving in any home.