A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman

By Ellen Evert Hopman

For the traditional Druids, the therapeutic and magical houses of herbs have been inseparable from the bigger cycles of the seasons, the pursuits of the planets, and the development of a human existence.

A Druid’s natural shows the reader the way to use herbs whilst growing rituals to have a good time gala's and demanding existence passages comparable to births, residence benefits, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies.

Drawing on large learn and a deep own event with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the historical past and folklore surrounding the 8 significant Celtic gala's: Samhain, iciness Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, summer season Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox. incorporated in each one dialogue are whole directions at the medicinal and magical makes use of of the herbs linked to each one party.

Using those Celtic traditions as examples, the writer indicates how one can comprise the symbolic and magical energy of herbs into own rituals that honor all stages of lifestyles from childbirth to final rites. additionally incorporated are chapters on the way to arrange natural tinctures, salves, and poultices; herbs utilized by the Druids; natural alchemy and the planets; and the relationships among herbs and sacred areas.

Filled with useful details and imaginitive feedback for utilizing herbs for therapeutic, rite, and magic, this ebook is an critical and accomplished advisor to age-old natural practices.

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The cabalistic importance of the number 22 is linked to the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet and the 22 paths on the Tree of Life, which link all the aspects of the divine that underlie the universe and the nature of human beings. The Tree is a configuration of the emanation of the universe from God, representing the descent of the divine into the human and the road by which the human can ascend to union with the divine. The number and symbolism of the major arcana and the formation in which they are laid out could reflect this view of the construction of the universe.

The seven cards in the inverted pyramid denote: 1 Past influences 2 Present influences 3 Future influences 4 What the querent should do about the situation 5 The attitude of those around the querent 6 Obstacles 63 7 The final outcome THE CIRCULAR SPREAD This spread is used to give a general forecast for the year ahead. It is unusual in that both the reader and the querent shuffle the deck. 64 Method The reader should shuffle the deck first, followed by the querent. The 1reader then deals the cards.

So be it. We all see the world differently, and if the message you glean from the card is in tune with your psyche, who can say you are wrong? At first you may find it helpful to write the meanings on labels and paste these to the back of cards. 39 1. The person who reads the cards is known as the reader. and the person they are reading for is the querent. It is the custom to wrap the Tarot cards in a black cloth, preferably silk, which is thought to protect them from both negative and positive vibrations.

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