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Sacred plant medicine : the wisdom in Native American herbalism

Summary: In Sacred Plant Medicine Stephen Harrod Buhner looks at the long-standing relationship between indigenous peoples and plants and examines the techniques these cultures use to communicate with the plant world. He explores the sacred dimension of plant and human interactions - a territory where humans experience communications from plants as expressions of Spirit. for each healing plant described in the book, he presents medicinal uses, guidelines, and ceremonial elements such as prayers and medicine songs associated with the use of the plant.

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  • ISBN: 1591430585 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781591430582 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    xxvii, 208 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: [New ed.].
  • Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Bear & Co., c2006.

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General Note:
Originally published: Boulder, CO : Roberts Rinehart Pub., 1996.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-202) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The sacred and the earth -- To be healed by the earth -- Visions of sacred plant medicine -- The sacred song of a plant -- Making sacred relationship with plants -- Healing in a sacred manner -- Digging for medicine : the wildcrafting of medicinal plants -- Making plants into medicine : the technology of herbalism -- Ceremony : making deeper relationship with plants -- Four sacred plants of the Rocky Mountain region : their sacred qualities and uses as medicine -- A short compendium of plants and their sacred uses -- The birth of Gaia.
Subject: Indians of North America Ethnobotany
Indians of North America Medicine
Traditional medicine North America
Medicinal plants North America
Plants Religious aspects
Human-plant relationships North America
Hallucinogenic plants North America
North America Social life and customs
Medicine, Herbal North America
Indians, North American North America
Mental Healing North America
Plants, Medicinal North America
Shamanism North America

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lummi Library E 98 .B7 B84 1996 271810 Stacks Reshelving -

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