Walking Night Bear & Stan Padilla
You and your children can enter into a beautiful story of how it came to be that the Creator of All Good Things gave healing herbs to the people of the Earth. It all began when the Creator of All Bad things brought disharmony, and thereby illness, to the world. Seeing this, the Creator of All Good things made a special plants to cure the illnesses that were brought to the world.
What follows are the stories of seven herbs that encompass various forms of disharmony and their healing solutions. You and your children will learn how the plants grow, why the Creator of All Good Things gave them particular healing powers, and how it is that the people use them. Couched within this myth that resonates with the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box story, Genesis 1:12 from the Judeo-Christian tradition, and many other world creations stories, is one of the finest presentations of botanical natural history and herbal wisdom that I have come upon. Any child who is treated to this book will learn things of value for the entirety of their lives, and in ways that will not soon be forgotten.
Song of the Seven Herbs is just right for the Waldorf 5th grade botany block. Covered are the following herbs: Stinging Nettle, Yarrow, Dandelion, Violet, Chicory, Wild Rose, Sunflower. This book is a joy – one to share and return to as often as you need a reminder of the ways of goodness in the world of ours.
Highly recommended for children and adults over age 10.