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The Language of Plants : A Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures
by Julia Graves




Overview -

It is only in the age of technology that human beings have lost a sense of nature being alive. Throughout history, people spoke to nature, and nature communicated with them. During the Middle Ages, reading the "book of nature" was called the doctrine of signatures, which had always been an important part of interacting with nature for traditional healers and herbalists.

"As a child, I just knew which plant to pick up and hold to my head for a headache to go away. Once I heard about the concept of a 'doctrine of signatures, ' I would just stand silently, in awe of nature talking to me, talking and talking in her silent, direct speech. The book of nature seemed so obviously spelled out, and in oddest contrast to what I learned in medical school. My professors seemed never to have heard of nature being vibrant and alive and brimming with patterns of energy that are right there for us to understand and use.... This direct and primordial experience of being part of nature's omnipresent, cyclic course taught me more in the realm of no-words than any university ever could have." --Julia Graves

The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the doctrine of signatures in an easily accessible format, so that everyone, whether nature lovers or healers, can learn to read the language of plants in connection with healing.

More than 200 color and b/w images.

C O N T E N T S

Foreword

PART ONE: THEORY

1. History
2. The Doctrine of Signature Today
3. What Is a Signature?
4. Plants as Teachers
5. The Doctrine of Signature in Practice
6. What Is Not a Signature

PART TWO: THE DOCTRINE OF SIGNATURES IN PRACTICE

7. Colors, the Language of Flowers
8. Shapes
9. Smell, Taste, Sound, Touch, and Understanding
10. The Elements and the Environment
11. The Planetary Signature
12. Organ and Physiological Signatures
13. Disease Signatures
14. Animal Signature
15. The Energetic Signature

Appendix: Holistic Plant Study
Resources
References
General Index
Plant Index

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Overview

It is only in the age of technology that human beings have lost a sense of nature being alive. Throughout history, people spoke to nature, and nature communicated with them. During the Middle Ages, reading the "book of nature" was called the doctrine of signatures, which had always been an important part of interacting with nature for traditional healers and herbalists.

"As a child, I just knew which plant to pick up and hold to my head for a headache to go away. Once I heard about the concept of a 'doctrine of signatures, ' I would just stand silently, in awe of nature talking to me, talking and talking in her silent, direct speech. The book of nature seemed so obviously spelled out, and in oddest contrast to what I learned in medical school. My professors seemed never to have heard of nature being vibrant and alive and brimming with patterns of energy that are right there for us to understand and use.... This direct and primordial experience of being part of nature's omnipresent, cyclic course taught me more in the realm of no-words than any university ever could have." --Julia Graves

The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the doctrine of signatures in an easily accessible format, so that everyone, whether nature lovers or healers, can learn to read the language of plants in connection with healing.

More than 200 color and b/w images.

C O N T E N T S

Foreword

PART ONE: THEORY

1. History
2. The Doctrine of Signature Today
3. What Is a Signature?
4. Plants as Teachers
5. The Doctrine of Signature in Practice
6. What Is Not a Signature

PART TWO: THE DOCTRINE OF SIGNATURES IN PRACTICE

7. Colors, the Language of Flowers
8. Shapes
9. Smell, Taste, Sound, Touch, and Understanding
10. The Elements and the Environment
11. The Planetary Signature
12. Organ and Physiological Signatures
13. Disease Signatures
14. Animal Signature
15. The Energetic Signature

Appendix: Holistic Plant Study
Resources
References
General Index
Plant Index


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781584200987
  • ISBN-10: 1584200987
  • Publisher: Lindisfarne Books
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds


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