April 11, 2005
The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature
By Stephen Harrod Buhner
Publisher: Bear & Company (October 2004)
Pages: 315 - Price: $18.00
Review by Lee Prosser - email@example.com
Herbalists will love this book as will many readers interested in the healing properties of medicinal plants. Beautifully expressed in prose, the author is a poet and senior researcher for the Foundation for Gaian Studies. More information on the author's work can be found at www.gaianstudies.org.
The book is divided into topics. Among the topics are found "The Nonlinearity of Nature," "The Emotional Heart: The Heart as an Organ of Perception and Communication," "The Spiritual Heart: Aisthesis," "The Door into Nature," and "Grains of Sand from Another Shore."
The author identifies himself as an Earth Poet. There is a section titled "The Wisdom of the Earth Poets." Notes and index are included.
For those many readers interested in plants, and their connection to the well-being of humans, this book will delight and amaze with its insights.
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