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Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants

A book by Eliot Cowan which introduces plant spirit medicine, a healing technique from Central American shamanism

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Explore the Spiritual World of Plants

  • May 21, 2010

This is a book designed to both get the reader acquainted with the concept of plant spirit medicine, and give the reader the tools to begin his or her own journey into the hidden world of plants.  It is not designed to serve as an herbal guide of any sort.  Cowan’s labor of love is a must read not only for those who are interested in holistic healing and alternative treatments, but also for those who would like to reconnect with the spiritual world.


Originally trained in acupuncture, Cowan has studied many different healing techniques, including Chinese medicine.  He combines all of these with what he learned from studying with shamans in Central America.  His book includes plant spirit medicine case stories, descriptions of some of his visions, relevant observations about life in the West, amusing little stories about his shaman teachers, and all are blended together to create a profound message for humanity. 

I have read this book several times and absorbed something new each time.  I have even gotten it for a friend in her time of need.  No matter if you're going through a good time or a bad time, this book will allow you to slow down, get a different perspective of everything and feel connected again.  I encourage you to heal yourself through the love of plants!       

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May 21, 2010
Hi and welcome to Lunch! Sounds like a very interesting read. I know a little bit about this subject but would like to learn more. I'll keep my eye open for this book. Thanks for the heads up!
May 23, 2010
Thank you! :D Hope you like it!
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Amazing book! Changed my perspective on plant life entirely.
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Ancient shamanic practice compelled the magician-healer first to make contact with the spirit of the plant to ask for its help before administering the herbal cure. This practice is alive today in Mexico among the traditional Indian shaman healers-principally the elder Huichol Indian shaman and plant spirit healer Don Guadalupe Gonzales Rios. Elliot Cowan reveals these ancient practices and guides the reader in the effective use of the wild herb plants in the area in which he or she lives. the result is a wonderful psychic and spiritual approach to holistic healing --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title
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ISBN-10: 1893183114
ISBN-13: 978-1893183117
Author: Eliot Cowan
Genre: Spiritual
Publisher: Granite Publishing
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