The Magic of Trees

A Guide to Their Sacred Wisdom & Metaphysical Properties

Author: Tess Whitehurst

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738750972

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Connect with the deep wisdom and power of trees in order to create positive change in your body, mind, and spirit. Featuring detailed descriptions of the magical and energetic properties of more than on hundred trees, The Magic of Trees shows you how to work with them—physically and spiritually—through rituals, spells, and much more. Trees are symbols of the interconnectedness of life and represent the interwoven web of everything on which magic draws power. This comprehensive guides helps you tap into that web and enrich your life in the spiritual energy it provides.

Whispers from the Woods

The Lore & Magic of Trees

Author: Sandra Kynes

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738707813

Category: Nature

Page: 273

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A walk in the woods makes it easy to understand the awe and reverence our ancestors had for trees. It speaks to something deep and primal within us-something we don't hear as often as we should. By exploring a variety of mysteries and traditions of trees, Whispers from the Woods helps readers get reacquainted with the natural world and find their place in the earth's rhythm. Covering more than just Celtic Ogham and tree calendars, this book includes meditation, shamanic journeys, feng shui, spellcraft, and ritual. In addition, it has a reference section with detailed information on fifty trees, which includes seasonal information, lore, powers, attributes, and more. Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Wiccan/Pagan Book

Your Altar

Creating a Sacred Space for Prayer and Meditation

Author: Sandra Kynes

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738711055

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 197

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A reminder of the Divine, a space for spiritual encounter, or a focal point for meditation--the altar is a powerful tool for people of all faiths. Sandra Kynes demonstrates how to create personal altars and empower these sacred spaces according to your needs. Discover how to harness energies to manifest change, make decisions, receive wisdom, find balance, explore your soul, and grow spiritually. Kynes's unique approach provides nine overall matrices--each one corresponding to the number of objects placed on the altar--and the numerological significance of each. You'll also find suggested meditations and a wealth of helpful information--spanning chakras, colors, days of the week, elements, gemstones, gods/goddesses, runes, and more--for choosing appropriate symbols and objects that reflect your needs.

How to Create Sacred Water

A Guide to Rituals and Practices

Author: Kathryn W. Ravenwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438039

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

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A hands-on method to heal the waters of Gaia using powerful elixirs created with a sacred altar and consecrated crystals • Reveals, step by step, the shamanic rituals and techniques to prepare crystal homeopathic elixirs to heal the waters of the Earth • Explains how to create a sacred water altar in your home for elixir preparation as well as program the crystals used with healing intentions • Includes shamanic journey meditations to connect with ancient water spirits and infuse your water-healing work with sacred intention When Hurricane Floyd ravaged the North Carolina coast in 1999, Kathryn Ravenwood--living thousands of miles away in Seattle--was called by Spirit to help heal the toxic waters left behind. Combining her longtime devotion to sacred altars with her newfound connection to crystals, she developed a process to make crystal homeopathic elixirs to cleanse bodies of water both near and far. Sharing her journey of spiritual calling and discovery, Ravenwood explains how to create crystal homeopathic elixirs using a sacred water altar and attuned crystals. Detailing how to create a personal altar in your home, the crystals most suitable for this work (such as amethyst and selenite), as well as how to program them with your healing intentions, she describes the month-long cycle--from full moon to full moon--of ritual and prayer at the core of the process that infuses the elixirs with their cleansing and healing powers. Ravenwood provides shamanic journey meditations based on Native American and Egyptian traditions to help you connect with ancient water spirits and guides and instill your water-healing work with sacred purpose. She explains how to ceremonially apply an elixir to a body of water and how the remedy will propagate outward to the ocean, bringing healing to the waters it spans as well as to the animals it encounters. Bringing spirituality into physicality and providing a practical application for the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, this hands-on shamanic method enables each of us to take part in transforming our planet as well as our selves--for the health of Gaia and our own bodies is directly tied to the health of the waters that surround and are within us.

The Sacred Magic of Ancient Egypt

The Spiritual Practice Restored

Author: Rosemary Clark

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567181302

Category: History

Page: 383

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Describes daily rituals, ceremonies, litanies, and spells from ancient Egypt.

A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year

Author: Ellen Evert Hopman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620554380

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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For the ancient Druids, the healing and magical properties of herbs were inseparable from the larger cycles of the seasons, the movements of the planets, and the progression of a human life. A Druid’s Herbal shows the reader how to use herbs when creating rituals to celebrate festivals and significant life passages such as births, house blessings, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies. Drawing on extensive research and a deep personal experience with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the history and folklore surrounding the eight major Celtic festivals: Samhain, Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox. Included in each discussion are complete instructions on the medicinal and magical uses of the herbs associated with each celebration. Using these Celtic traditions as examples, the author suggests ways to incorporate the symbolic and magical power of herbs into personal rituals that honor all phases of life from childbirth to last rites. Also included are chapters on how to prepare herbal tinctures, salves, and poultices; herbs used by the Druids; herbal alchemy and the planets; and the relationships between herbs and sacred places. Filled with practical information and imaginative suggestions for using herbs for healing, ceremony, and magic, this book is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to age-old herbal practices.

You Are Magical

Author: Tess Whitehurst

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738756806

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Answer the Call . . . Since you were a child, you've heard the ancient, mesmerizing siren song of your inherent spiritual power. When you grew up, you never dismissed the idea that there's power at your fingertips—power you can use for crafting your world to match your desires. You've always felt that because you are magical. With dozens of spells for every major purpose, You Are Magical shows you how to fully embrace your spirituality and create positive change in yourself and the world. You'll discover the legacy of your magic, how it's uniquely yours, and exactly what ingredients and steps you need to craft a truly magnificent life. This practical and profoundly inspiring guide empowers you to become the person you were born to be: a magical agent of change who is connected with nature, the cosmos, and All That Is. Tess Whitehurst teaches magical and intuitive arts in live workshops and via her online community and learning hub, the Good Vibe Tribe Online School of Magical Arts. An award-winning author, she's written eight books, which have been translated into eighteen languages. Tess has appeared on the Bravo TV show Flipping Out as well as morning shows on both Fox and NBC, and she has contributed articles to Writer's Digest, Spirit & Destiny (UK), and ElephantJournal.com. She lives in the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado. Visit her online at TessWhitehurst.com. "Every time I sit down with a book by Tess Whitehurst, I know I'm in for something special and You Are Magical does not disappoint! Tess shows us how to kick things up and find our own magic! Her deep knowledge and radiant love for magic is contagious!"—Jodi Livon, author of The Happy Medium® book series "For all who seek to unlock the very real magic within, Tess Whitehurst offers not just one key, but an entire golden key ring that opens the sacred mysteries of life and love. A generous and perceptive book!"—Sara Wiseman, author of Messages from the Divine and The Intuitive Path "I've been working on incorporating a little more magic and ritual into my life since I finished grad school, so I was excited to see this book. It has a little bit of everything, from brief touches on the history of Earth-based spiritual practices to ways to make the everyday a little more magical."—Book Riot

Sacred Trees

Author: Nathaniel Altman

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: 9780871564702

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Traces the special relationship between people and trees using the history and mythology of various cultures of the world, including the ancient Egyptians, the Druids, and native Hawaiians

Plant Spirit Healing

A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness

Author: Pam Montgomery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439957

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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A hands-on approach to working with the healing powers of plant spirits • Explores the scientific basis underlying the practices of indigenous healers and shamans • Illuminates the matrix where plant intelligence and human intelligence join • Reveals that partnering with plants is an evolutionary imperative Indigenous healers and shamans have known since antiquity that plants possess a spirit essence that can communicate through light, sound, and vibration. Now scientific studies are verifying this understanding. Plant Spirit Healing reveals the power of plant spirits to join with human intelligence to bring about profound healing. These spirits take us beyond mere symptomatic treatment to aligning us with the vast web of nature. Plants are more than their chemical constituents. They are intelligent beings that have the capacity to raise consciousness to a level where true healing can take place. In this book, herbalist Pam Montgomery offers an understanding of the origins of disease and the therapeutic use of plant spirits to bring balance and healing. She offers a process engaging heart, soul, and spirit that she calls the triple spiral path. In our modern existence, we are increasingly challenged with broken hearts, souls in exile, and malnourished spirits. By working through the heart, we connect with the soul and gain access to spirit. She explains that the evolution of plants has always preceded their animal counterparts and that plant spirits offer a guide to our spiritual evolution--a stage of growth imperative not only for the healing of humans but also the healing of the earth.

A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine

Author: Ellen Evert Hopman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777241

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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An in-depth look at the history, herbal uses, and spiritual aspects of the sacred trees in the ancient Celtic Ogham Tree Alphabet • Details the 20 trees of the ogham alphabet and their therapeutic and magical virtues • Examines the Forest Druid practices associated with each tree as well as the traditional uses in Native American medicine • Describes the Celtic Fire Festivals and how each tree is featured in these holy days • By the author of A Druid’s Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year The Druids used the ancient Ogham Tree Alphabet to work magic and honor the dead, surrounding each letter with medicinal and spiritual lore. Poets and bards created a secret sign language to describe the letters, each of which is named for a tree or a plant. For centuries this language was transmitted only orally in order to protect its secrets. Combining her extensive herbal knowledge and keen poetic insight, Ellen Evert Hopman delves deeply into the historic allusions and associations of each of the 20 letters of the Ogham Tree Alphabet. She also examines Native American healing methods for possible clues to the way ancient Europeans may have used these trees as healing agents. Druidic spiritual practices, herbal healing remedies, and plant lore are included for each tree in the alphabet as well as how each is used in traditional rituals such as the Celtic Fire Festivals and other celebrations. Hopman also includes a pronunciation guide for the oghams and information on the divinatory meanings associated with each tree.

Myths of the Sacred Tree

Author: Moyra Caldecott

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9780892814145

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Essential to life on earth since the beginning of time, trees hold a special place in our collective consciousness: rooted in the earth, reaching skyward, nourished by the elements, and enlivened by the sap running through their veins, they provide a metaphor for what it means to be human. Moyra Caldecott has gathered here a collection of myths celebrating the rich symbolism of trees, all bringing to life a time when the natural world was deeply respected and trees and forests were thought to be inhabited by spirits and divine beings. Bound by the organized structure of modern life, the human spirit yearns for the wildness and freedom of primal nature represented by forests in their natural state. Caldecott's book has captured and given voice to this spirit.

Tree Medicine

A Comprehensive Guide to the Healing Power of Over 170 Trees

Author: Peter Conway

Publisher: Judy Piatkus

ISBN: 9780749922733

Category: Materia medica, Vegetable

Page: 336

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Tree Medicine is the first comprehensive guide to the amazing healing power of trees. With herbal medicine and the use of tree preparations set to become a significant part of mainstream healthcare in the 21st century, Peter Conway explains how we can unlock their ancient healing properties to benefit our health. In this important book he looks at: The history of trees in medicine; Why trees are effective in healing; The role of trees in herbal medicine, aromatherapy and flower and tree essences; The various types of preparation, with step-by-step instructions where appropriate; Professional help with tree medicine - what is available and what to expect; Self-help using tree medicine - which conditions can be treated and how; Other approaches to healing with trees; wood carving, growing trees, tree meditation; Descriptions of the healing properties of over 150 trees from around the world.

The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses

Or, Moses' Magical Spirit-art, Known as the Wonderful Arts of the Old Wise Hebrews, Taken from the Mosaic Books of the Cabala and the Talmud, for the Good of Mankind. Translated from the German, Word for Word, According to Old Writings

Author: Johann Scheible

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cabala

Page: 192

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The Magic Ten and Beyond

Daily Spiritual Practice for Greater Peace and Well-Being

Author: Sharon Gannon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143131443

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

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From the co-founder of the yoga method that launched yoga into the mega-popular mind-body practice that it is today (the Jivamukti method), here is a simple guide to developing your own individualized daily spiritual practice for greater peace and well-being. This powerful little book from legendary yoga teacher Sharon Gannon shows readers how to design their very own daily spiritual practice, incorporating yoga poses and practices, meditation, blessings, and other spiritual practices, to begin one's day in a positive and life-affirming place. While many people experience yoga only in yoga studios, Gannon explains that it is highly beneficial to have a private spiritual practice that can be done at home. Replete with how-to instructions on the ten simple yoga poses Gannon recommends readers do for health and flexibility, as well as guidance on meditation, blessings, and awareness exercises that can be added to the mix, this book will help readers infuse their day with greater focus, compassion, and joyfulness.

Sacred Plant Initiations

Communicating with Plants for Healing and Higher Consciousness

Author: Carole Guyett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591432146

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 328

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A practical guide to connecting with plants through ceremony • Explains how to commune with plants and their spirits through the traditional shamanic method of “plant dieting” to receive their teachings and guidance • Details 8 ceremonial plant initiations centered on common, easily recognized plants and trees such as primrose, dandelion, oak, and dog rose • Provides instructions to develop your own sacred plant initiations and make ceremonial plant elixirs • Includes four audio journeys to facilitate plant initiations In this guide to sacred plant initiations, medical herbalist and shamanic practitioner Carole Guyett explains how to commune with plants and their spirits through the traditional shamanic method of “plant dieting.” A plant diet involves ingesting a particular plant over a period of time so you regularly receive the plant’s vibratory energy as well as its medicinal actions. Adding a ceremonial element to plant dieting offers a sacred initiation by the plant world, allowing you to connect deeply with all aspects of a plant, receive its sacred teachings, and forge a relationship for guidance and healing, benefitting both yourself and others. Each of the eight ceremonial plant initiations detailed in the book was personally developed by the author through extensive work with her ceremonial groups. They each center on an easily recognized plant or tree such as primrose, dandelion, oak, and dog rose. These common plants have powerful teachings and healing guidance to share with those who communicate with and honor them. The initiations, for both individuals and groups, work with the Wheel of the Year, honoring each plant’s sacred timing and connecting with one of the eight Celtic and Pre-Celtic Fire Festivals--the solstices, equinoxes, and the holy days of Beltane, Lughnasadh, Samhain, and Imbolc. Offering practical instructions so you can develop your own sacred plant initiations, the author also include access to 4 audio journeys to facilitate the initiations in the book. She also explains how to make plant elixirs for use in plant diets and for healing. She shows how connecting with plants allows us to deepen our relationship with Nature, access higher levels of consciousness and spiritual realms, and facilitate the full flowering of human potential.

Sacred Contracts

Awakening Your Divine Potential

Author: Caroline Myss

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 1400046866

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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Caroline Myss, author of the New York Times bestsellers Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, presents an exciting, highly original program in this long-awaited book. Based on her internationally popular workshop of the same name, Sacred Contracts is a brilliant synthesis of psychology, healing guidance, and spiritual insight. As a medical intuitive, Myss has found that people often don’t understand their purpose in life, which has led to a spiritual malaise of epidemic proportions. This metaphysical disease in turn leads to depression, anxiety, fatigue, and eventually physical illness. But our purpose—our individual Sacred Contract—is often difficult to apprehend. For this reason, Myss developed an enjoyable and ingenious process for deciphering your own Contract using a new theory of archetypes that builds on the works of Jung, Plato, and contemporary thinkers. She first recounts how the concept of Sacred Contracts took form in myths and other cultural traditions through the ages. She then examines the lives of the spiritual masters and prophets—Abraham, Jesus, the Buddha, and Muhammad—whose archetypal journeys illustrate the four stages of a Sacred Contract and provide clues for discovering your own. With her signature motivational style and stories, Myss explains how you can identify your particular spiritual energies, or archetypes—the gatekeepers of your higher purpose—and use them to help you find out what you are here on earth to learn and whom you are meant to meet. In coming to know your archetypal companions, you also begin to see how to live your life in ways that make the best use of your personal power and lead you to fulfill your greatest—in fact, your divine—potential. In this process, you learn how to see your life—and the lives of others—symbolically, allowing you to manage your personal power without getting caught up in emotional drama. You will also learn how to fulfill your Sacred Contract: what you and only you are here on earth to do. Finally, Myss offers specific guidance for locating your physical and emotional vulnerabilities and healing any susceptible areas. Both visionary and practical, Sacred Contracts is a completely unique process of self-discovery and spiritual archaeology and a bold, powerful work of spiritual wisdom.

Crystals

The modern guide to crystal healing

Author: Yulia Van Doren

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787131963

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Ancestral Medicine

Rituals for Personal and Family Healing

Author: Daniel Foor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591432707

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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A practical guide to connecting with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing • Provides exercises and rituals to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find ancestral guides, and assist the dead who are not yet at peace • Explains how to safely engage in lineage repair work by connecting with your more ancient ancestors before relating with the recently deceased • Explores how your ancestors can help you transform intergenerational legacies of pain and abuse and reclaim the positive spirit of the family Everyone has loving and wise ancestors they can learn to invoke for support and healing. Coming into relationship with your ancestors empowers you to transform negative family patterns into blessings and encourages good health, self-esteem, clarity of purpose, and better relationships with your living relatives. Offering a practical guide to understanding and navigating relationships with the spirits of those who have passed, Daniel Foor, PhD, details how to relate safely and effectively with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. He provides exercises and rituals, grounded in ancient wisdom traditions, to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find supportive ancestral guides, cultivate forgiveness and gratitude, harmonize your bloodlines, and assist the dead who are not yet at peace. He explains how to safely engage in lineage repair work by connecting with your more ancient ancestors before relating with the recently deceased. He shows how, by working with spiritually vibrant ancestors, individuals and families can understand and transform intergenerational patterns of pain and abuse and reclaim the full blessings and gifts of their bloodlines. Ancestral repair work can also catalyze healing breakthroughs among living family members and help children and future generations to live free from ancestral burdens. The author provides detailed instructions for ways to honor the ancestors of a place, address dream visits from the dead, and work with ancestor shrines and altars. The author offers guidance on preparing for death, funeral rites, handling the body after death, and joining the ancestors. He also explains how ancestor work can help us to transform problems such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and religious persecution. By learning the fundamentals of ancestor reverence and ritual, you will discover how to draw on the wisdom of supportive ancestral guides, heal family troubles, maintain connections with beloved family after their death, and better understand the complex and interconnected relationship between the living and the dead.

Birds - A Spiritual Field Guide

Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers

Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440526958

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Birds are all around us—building nests for their eggs, perching on a nearby tree branch, floating freely on a breath of wind. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with you—or even tell you something? This book can help you figure out the special message your visitor is trying to share. Inside this lovely illustrated field guide you'll find everything you need to decipher the unique meaning behind each individual bird sighting. From physical description to folklore, each of the common bird species detailed within has a story and a unique symbolism which will help reveal the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to take a look at your life from a bird's eye view—one robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!

The Magic of Flowers

A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses & Properties

Author: Tess Whitehurst

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738731943

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 422

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From African daisy to ylang-ylang and 76 others in between, this title introduces you to the holistic and healing benefits of the most magical flowers, flower essences, floral essential oils, and more. It explores the subtle and whimsical realm of flower magic.