Everyday Herbs in Spiritual Life: A Guide to Many Practices (Art of Spiritual Living) (Hardcover)

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Enhance and enrich your spiritual journey with the power of herbs.

Herbs have been essential to spiritual beliefs and practices throughout time and history. From Christian Scripture to Hindu observances, Jewish ritual to early Islamic literature, Native American traditions to Buddhist symbolism, plants are seen as a blessing from God and a way to remain in harmony with Spirit.

In this fun, informative and engaging guide, you will be delighted by the history of the religious and spiritual use of herbs in many faith traditions and inspired by creative ideas on how to use herbs for spiritual growth. Unique and soul-strengthening activities can teach you how to:

  • Create herbal art inspired by your faith
  • Craft herbal wreaths, pillows and soaps from herbs selected for their spiritual qualities
  • Prepare herbal teas, infused oils, meals and condiments with herbs chosen for their ability to nurture, strengthen and heal
  • Make candles infused with herbs that promote balance and centering
  • Nourish the soul with herbal sachets and potpourri
  • Use incense and smudge sticks to imbue clarity and purity
  • Design a simple herb garden of plants chosen from among different spiritual traditions
  • Construct spaces in which to use herbs for reflection and meditation

About the Author

Michael J. Caduto is a renowned author, ecologist, educator and storyteller who has written and coauthored sixteen books, including Native American Gardening, the Keepers of the Earth series, In the Beginning: The Story of Genesis and Earth Activities for Children and Abraham's Bind & Other Bible Tales of Trickery, Folly, Mercy and Love (SkyLight Paths). His articles have appeared in many magazines, including Organic Gardening, Sanctuary, Nature Study and Instructor. In 1984 he founded a service called P.E.A.C.E.-Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange-which promotes understanding, awareness, appreciation and stewardship as the foundation for building a harmonious, sustainable relationship between people and Earth, and among the cultures of the world. His website is www.p-e-a-c-e.net.Michael J. Caduto is available to speak on the following topics: Nurturing Herbs for Body, Mind and SpiritFiddleheads, Lamb's Quarters, Nettles and Nuts: Wild Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous PlantsNative American Gardening: Planting Seeds of the FutureEarth Gardens and the Seasons of LifeA Harvest of Tales: Native Stories, Song, Dance and FoodClick here to contact the author.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683360513
ISBN-10: 1683360516
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
Publication Date: May 1st, 2007
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Art of Spiritual Living