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Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants Paperback – Jan 1 1996

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Granite Publishing; New edition edition (Jan. 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893183114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893183117
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Born in 1946, raised in Chicago, Winnipeg and San Francisco. Anthropology degree, Pomona College, post-graduate work in ethnographic documentary filmmak9ing at UCLA. Began to study and practive herbalism in 1969, then studied acupuncture. Licentiate, Bachelor and Master of Acupuncture degrees from J.R. Worsley at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa, England, and served on the faculty there, 1979-80. Currently Cowan is the apprentice and designated successor of Don Guadalupe Gonzalez Rios, an elder Huichol Indian shaman and plant spirit healer. Cowan lives in Santa Barbara, California, and spends much time in Mexico and giving workshops and lectures around the world.


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By A Customer on Feb. 15 2004
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I am a psychotherapist. Although traditionally trained, I'm drawn to holistic means of healing the psyche. I agree with another reviewer, that this book is not just about plant spirit medicine. It is much bigger than that. To me it is about all healing and about being in relationship with one's self, plant spirits, others, All That Is. Unlike the other reviewer, this book proved to be much greater and more wonderful than I expected. I was deeply moved by it, finding myself tearful at times. It profoundly resonated for me. In my opinion Cowan has tremendous depth and truly gets what's going on. He really speaks to the heart. If you're looking for a herbal recipe book "use this herb for this ailment", you'll be disappointed. If you want to get a strong sense of the loving & amazing power of plant spirits to assist our healing, you won't be able to put it down. I read many books on personal growth and healing. This is one of the best books I've read in a very long time.
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This is not your average book about herbalism. It takes the power of healing that plants have and goes beyond symptomatic treatment. It is an amazingly well written book and I couldn't put it down. It really resonates with the readers heart.
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This is not your average book about herbalism. It takes the power of healing that plants have and goes beyond symptomatic treatment. It is an amazingly well written book and I couldn't put it down. It really resonates with the readers heart.
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Plants...domestic and not domestic. As the native american person looks at life he sees family members. Spirits occupy all that has life. The eagle has a spirit. Horses have nations...spiritual colonies. Trees have a spiritual family structure. California White Sage...there is a spirit who represents that plant. Eliot Cowan patiently waited and meditated and communed with particular plant spirits. It is not uncommon. It is uncommon for someone outside the native american society to even want to do what Eliot did. It isnt something that one can do on a four day vision quest. Just the knowledge of the fact that spirits do exist in plants, should make us more aware of the giant redwood trees. And the whales and sharks...as all of life has spirit. Even you.
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