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The Lost Language of Plants

The Lost Language of Plants

The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicine to Life on Earth

  • Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603580220
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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This could be the most important book you will read this year. Around the office at Chelsea Green it is referred to as the "pharmaceutical Silent Spring." Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a book that is certain to generate controversy. It consists of three parts: A critique of technological medicine, and especially the dangers to the environment posed by pharmaceuticals and other synthetic substances that people use in connection with health care and personal body care. A new look at Gaia Theory, including an explanation that plants are the original chemistries of Gaia and those phytochemistries are the fundamental communications network for the Earth's ecosystems. Extensive documentation of how plants communicate their healing qualities to humans and other animals. Western culture has obliterated most people's capacity to perceive these messages, but this book also contains valuable information on how we can restore our faculties of perception. The book will affect readers on rational and emotional planes. It is grounded in both a New Age spiritual sensibility and hard science. While some of the author's claims may strike traditional thinkers as outlandish, Buhner presents his arguments with such authority and documentation that the scientific underpinnings, however unconventional, are completely credible. The overall impact is a powerful, eye-opening expos' of the threat that our allopathic Western medical system, in combination with our unquestioning faith in science and technology, poses to the primary life-support systems of the planet. At a time when we are preoccupied with the terrorist attacks and the possibility of biological warfare, perhaps it is time to listen to the planet. This book is essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of the environment, the state of health care, and our cultural sanity.

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm

Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth

  • Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1591438365
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 576
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A manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World • Provides exercises to directly perceive and interact with the complex, living, self-organizing being that is Gaia • Reveals that every life form on Earth is highly intelligent and communicative • Examines the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and the human species In Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals that all life forms on Earth possess intelligence, language, a sense of I and not I, and the capacity to dream. He shows that by consciously opening the doors of perception, we can reconnect with the living intelligences in Nature as kindred beings, become again wild scientists, nondomesticated explorers of a Gaian world just as Goethe, Barbara McClintock, James Lovelock, and others have done. For as Einstein commented, “We cannot solve the problems facing us by using the same kind of thinking that created them.” Buhner explains how to use analogical thinking and imaginal perception to directly experience the inherent meanings that flow through the world, that are expressed from each living form that surrounds us, and to directly initiate communication in return. He delves deeply into the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and, most importantly, the human species itself. He shows that human beings are not a plague on the planet, they have a specific ecological function as important to Gaia as that of plants and bacteria. Buhner shows that the capacity for depth connection and meaning-filled communication with the living world is inherent in every human being. It is as natural as breathing, as the beating of our own hearts, as our own desire for intimacy and love. We can change how we think and in so doing begin to address the difficulties of our times.

Tangled Roots

Tangled Roots

Dialogues Exploring Ecological Justice, Healing, and Decolonization

  • Author: Matt Soltys
  • Publisher: Healing Earth Press
  • ISBN: 0987958704
  • Category: Environmental justice
  • Page: 215
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Integrative Health

Integrative Health

A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals

  • Author: Cyndie Koopsen,Caroline Young
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 0763757616
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 359
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Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals serves as a comprehensive resource on integrative health modalities. Perfect for both health care professionals and as a textbook for students, this text explores the discipline of integrative health care as a person-centered and person-empowering approach to health care, combining treatments from conventional medicine and clinically proven complementary and alternative medicine to address the body, mind, and spirit, as well as the environment and relationships with others.

Cultivating an Ecological Conscience

Cultivating an Ecological Conscience

Essays from a Farmer Philosopher

  • Author: Frederick L. Kirschenmann
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813125782
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 403
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Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker. In the last thirty years he has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability and has become a legend in his own right. Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher documents Kirschenmann’s evolution and his lifelong contributions to the new agrarianism in a collection of his greatest writings on farming, philosophy, and sustainability. Working closely with agricultural economist and editor Constance L. Falk, Kirschenmann recounts his intellectual and spiritual journey. In a unique blend of personal history, philosophical discourse, spiritual ruminations, and practical advice, Kirschenmann interweaves his insights with discussion of contemporary agrarian topics. This collection serves as an invaluable resource to agrarian scholars and introduces readers to an agricultural pioneer whose work has profoundly influenced modern thinking about food.

The Secret Teachings of Plants

The Secret Teachings of Plants

The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

  • Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • ISBN: 1591430356
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 315
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Advocates the use of an intuitive cognition in order to discover plants' medicinal and nutritional purposes, including discussions of the scientific model's limits and how, once cultivated, it can be applied to disciplines such as medicine.

Spiritually Oriented Social Work Practice

Spiritually Oriented Social Work Practice

  • Author: David S. Derezotes
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 275
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This book equips social workers with a practical, theoretical framework for spiritually-oriented micro and macro level practice with traditional social work populations and problems. Case studies in every chapter illustrate the methods described, so students can immediately apply practical examples to their work.Study questions in each chapter ask students to explore their professional and spiritual self, in an effort to help them discover and develop their own “conscious use of (spiritual) self,” which is essential to their effectiveness in practice.

BBC Wildlife Magazine

BBC Wildlife Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Zoology
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Choice

Choice

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants

Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants

  • Author: John T. Arnason,Phytochemical Society of North America. Meeting
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780306451812
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 364
  • View: 5534
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Phytochemicals from medicinal plants are receiving ever greater attention in the scientific literature, in medicine, and in the world economy in general. For example, the global value of plant-derived pharmaceuticals will reach $500 billion in the year 2000 in the OECD countries. In the developing countries, over-the-counter remedies and "ethical phytomedicines," which are standardized toxicologically and clinically defined crude drugs, are seen as a promising low cost alternatives in primary health care. The field also has benefited greatly in recent years from the interaction of the study of traditional ethnobotanical knowledge and the application of modem phytochemical analysis and biological activity studies to medicinal plants. The papers on this topic assembled in the present volume were presented at the annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, held in Mexico City, August 15-19, 1994. This meeting location was chosen at the time of entry of Mexico into the North American Free Trade Agreement as another way to celebrate the closer ties between Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The meeting site was the historic Calinda Geneve Hotel in Mexico City, a most appropriate site to host a group of phytochemists, since it was the address of Russel Marker. Marker lived at the hotel, and his famous papers on steroidal saponins from Dioscorea composita, which launched the birth control pill, bear the address of the hotel.

Revaluing Social Work

Revaluing Social Work

Implications of Emerging Science and Technology

  • Author: David S. Derezotes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780891083061
  • Category: Discoveries in science
  • Page: 200
  • View: 1160
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The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory

  • Author: Miranda H. Ferrara
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, American
  • Page: 999
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Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt

  • Author: Peter Wohlleben
  • Publisher: Ludwig
  • ISBN: 3641114004
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 224
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Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

An Ecology of the Self and Other Wild Thoughts

An Ecology of the Self and Other Wild Thoughts

  • Author: Ruth Elizabeth Goldstein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 254
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Singing to the Plants

Singing to the Plants

A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon

  • Author: Stephan V. Beyer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 530
  • View: 3691
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In the Upper Amazon, mestizos are the Spanish-speaking descendants of Hispanic colonizers and the indigenous peoples of the jungle. Some mestizos have migrated to Amazon towns and cities, such as Iquitos and Pucallpa; most remain in small villages. They have retained features of a folk Catholicism and traditional Hispanic medicine, and have incorporated much of the religious tradition of the Amazon, especially its shamanism, sorcery, healing, and the use of potent plant hallucinogens, including ayahuasca. Singing to the Plants sets forth just what this shamanism is about - what happens at an ayahuasca healing ceremony, how the apprentice shaman forms a spiritual relationship with the healing plant spirits, how sorcerers inflict the harm that the shaman heals, and the ways that plants are used in healing, love magic, and sorcery.

Kochen

Kochen

Eine Naturgeschichte der Transformation

  • Author: Michael Pollan
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 3888979897
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 524
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Wie kommen wir in unserem täglichen Leben zu einem tieferen Verständnis der Natur und der besonderen Rolle unserer Spezies darin? Am besten geht man dazu einfach in die Küche, meint Michael Pollan. Und das tut er in seinem neuen, aufregenden Buch "Kochen" und vermisst das Terrain der Küche auf ungewohnte Weise. Pollan beschäftigt sich mit den vier klassischen Elementen – Feuer, Wasser, Luft und Erde –, die das, was die Natur uns liefert, in köstliches Essen und Trinken verwandeln, und geht selbst noch einmal in die Lehre: Bei einem Barbecue-Meister lernt er die Magie des Feuers kennen; ein Chez-Panisse-Koch weist ihn in die Kunst des Schmorens ein; ein Bäcker bringt ihm bei, wie Mehl und Wasser durch Luft in duftendes Brot verwandelt werden; und die 'Fermentos', eine Gruppe verrückter Genies, zu denen ein Brauer und ein Käser gehören, zeigen ihm, wie Pilze und Bakterien eine erstaunliche Alchemie zustande bringen. In all diesen Verwandlungsprozessen nehmen die Köche eine besondere Position ein: die zwischen Natur und Kultur. Mit Pollan lernen auch die Leser, wie uns das Kochen verbindet:?mit Pflanzen und Tieren, mit der Erde und den Bauern, unserer Geschichte und Kultur und natürlich mit den Menschen, mit denen und für die wir kochen. Wenn wir die Freude am Kochen zurückgewinnen, das ist das Fazit dieses wunderbaren Buchs, öffnet sich die Tür zu einem reicheren Leben.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Category: Books
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Laudato si

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

  • Author: Franziskus (Papst),
  • Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
  • ISBN: 345180736X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.