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Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, Wolf-Dieter Storl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An in-depth investigation of traditional European folk medicine and the healing arts of witches • Explores the outlawed “alternative” medicine of witches suppressed by the state and the Church and how these plants can be used today • Reveals that female shamanic medicine can be found in cultures all over the world • Illustrated with color and black-and-white art reproductions dating back to the 16th century Witch medicine is wild medicine. It does more than make one healthy, it creates lust and knowledge, ecstasy and mythological insight. In Witchcraft Medicine the authors take the reader on a journey that examines the women who mix the potions and become the healers; the legacy of Hecate; the demonization of nature’s healing powers and sensuousness; the sorceress as shaman; and the plants associated with witches and devils. They explore important seasonal festivals and the plants associated with them, such as wolf’s claw and calendula as herbs of the solstice and alder as an herb of the time of the dead--Samhain or Halloween. They also look at the history of forbidden medicine from the Inquisition to current drug laws, with an eye toward how the sacred plants of our forebears can be used once again.
"This rich study of herbal lore opens up the unfamiliar world of herbal healers around the world, focusing on the tradition of northern European and Anglo-Saxon witches and wortcunners (knowers of healing plants)"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Larry Trivieri, Jr., John W. Anderson
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
21st Century Science Collection.
Provides ways to relieve stress and relax using herbal recipes, including aromatherapy, anti-aging secrets, nourishment for nails, and hand therapy
Old Age in Global Perspective examines old age around the world by drawing on data from two major sources: ethnographic (anthropological) field research and cross-national surveys. The authors use biologic, demographic, and sociocultural approaches to amplify our understanding of variations in individuals' experiences of aging and old age in the modern context of aging populations. Elders' living arrangements, intergenerational experiences, social relationships, and progression through the life-course are extensively discussed, as are the effects of "modernization" on late life. Conclusions are formulated as brief summary discussions by topic, and twenty-three specific hypotheses are suggested for future research. This volume will be a valuable reference for professionals and advanced students in anthropology, sociology, and gerontology.