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Plant Spirit Medicine

A Journey into the Healing Wisdom of Plants
Written by: Eliot Cowan
Narrated by: Paul Brion
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Whether you live in a mountain cabin or a city loft, plant spirits present themselves to us everywhere. Since its first edition in 1995, Plant Spirit Medicine has passed among countless audiences drawn to indigenous spirituality and all things alive and green. In this updated edition, Eliot Cowan invites us to discover the healing power of plants - not merely their physical medicinal properties, but the deeper wisdom and gifts that they offer. 

Enriched by many new insights, this guide unfolds as a series of chapters on how plant spirit medicine helped Cowan resolve specific challenges in his own healing journey and in his work with others. In the telling, we learn how plant spirits can directly communicate with and aid all of us, including: 

  • Plant spirit medicine's five-element view of healing 
  • Ways to assess our own states of health and balance 
  • Receiving guidance from plants, including those found within herbal preparations 
  • New passages on community and sacred plants such as peyote, marijuana, and tobacco 
  • Additional interviews with plant shamans across diverse traditions, and more
©2014 Eliot Cowan (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Doug
  • 08-05-19

superb content; distracting narrator cadence

Love the content. Not to be unkind, but I wasn't sure I could finish it due to the narrator's "forced" cadence and pronounciation. The content motivated me to finish. Would read again....in print format.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-19

Excellent wisdom for our society

Please read and share this information far and wide. It is important for the survival of our species.

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  • Charles A. Burton
  • 09-03-20

Great content and great author attitude

if you are looking for herbalist lore, forget this book. No healing formulas or prescriptions here at all. But if you are looking to connect with the plant world at a deeper, more spiritual level, and to allow that connection to help you heal yourself and others, this is a great starting point.

Not particularly fond of the narrator's deadpan delivery, but it did not detract from the essential quality of the book.

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  • Casey
  • 26-02-20

Thought Provoking and Imaginative

I drank this book in so quickly that it’s still sinking in. It spoke to the deepest part of me, the part of me that knows all living things have spirits.

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  • JJ
  • 21-02-20

well written, a different way of thinking

started out not really knowing what to expect from this, and as i continued i kept questioning if it was for me. i have a feeling this was an introduction to a new way of life/ thinking that i will be growing into, and that future reviews and studies will bring the spirit of this book into a more personal reality.

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  • SoulProject
  • 03-04-19

Great Listen

Plenty of relatable knowledge and insights yo expand with!
Would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about traditional healing methods!

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  • R
  • 03-09-19

Beautiful, rich and intriguing.

Possibly the best work of nonfiction I’ve ever read.
The information and experiences relayed are phenomenal, and the writing is beautiful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-05-19

deep and insightful

This book was very helpful and I reccomend it to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the plant world

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  • Matt
  • 16-09-19

Compelling

Beautifully written brings the imagination of our origins of our ancestors to today’s language ‘Magic is Real within the power of the Word