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Witchcraft medicine : healing arts, shamanic practices, and forbidden plants

Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling; Christian Rätsch; Wolf-Dieter Storl
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Müller-Ebeling, Claudia.
Witchcraft medicine.
Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, 2003
(DLC) 2003016591
(OCoLC)52799634
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Müller-Ebeling; Christian Rätsch; Wolf-Dieter Storl
ISBN: 9781594776618 159477661X
OCLC Number: 787857981
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 240 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction : is witchcraft medicine good medicine? --
The wild earth and its children ; The old woman in the hedgerow ; The witch as shaman ; Midwives : fertility and birth ; The mother of death / Wolf-Dieter Storl --
Witchcraft medicine : the legacy of Hecate / Christian Rätsch --
Images of witches : the demonization of nature's healing powers / Claudia Müller-Ebeling --
Witches' medicine, forbidden medicine : from the Inquisition to the drug laws / Christian Rätsch.
Other Titles: Hexenmedizin.
Responsibility: Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, Wolf-Dieter Storl ; translated by Annabel Lee.

Abstract:

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.

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