By Ellen Evert Hopman
For the traditional Druids, the therapeutic and magical homes of herbs have been inseparable from the bigger cycles of the seasons, the activities of the planets, and the development of a human lifestyles.
A Druid’s natural shows the reader the way to use herbs whilst developing rituals to rejoice fairs and demanding lifestyles passages resembling births, apartment advantages, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies.
Drawing on broad learn and a deep own event with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the heritage and folklore surrounding the 8 significant Celtic gala's: Samhain, iciness Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, summer season Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox. incorporated in every one dialogue are whole directions at the medicinal and magical makes use of of the herbs linked to every one occasion.
Using those Celtic traditions as examples, the writer indicates how one can comprise the symbolic and magical energy of herbs into own rituals that honor all stages of existence from childbirth to final rites. additionally integrated are chapters on how one can organize natural tinctures, salves, and poultices; herbs utilized by the Druids; natural alchemy and the planets; and the relationships among herbs and sacred areas.
Filled with useful details and imaginitive feedback for utilizing herbs for therapeutic, rite, and magic, this booklet is an crucial and entire advisor to age-old natural practices.
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With much love, Kennedy Langstaff This heartrending appeal had no effect, though it does presage the warm heart and diplomatic skills of the adult Ken Langstaff. Both boys remained boarders. Sometimes they would be allowed to go home for their three-hour release on Sundays; sometimes their parents would come to visit them at the school. “Ken and I would take them out to Longchamps,” Jack said, referring to an upscale New York restaurant chain. ” Jack’s voice was so phenomenal that he was soon the pride of the Grace Church boys’ choir; Ernest Mitchell later said he had never had a better chorister.
Jack would have to go back to Choate. He spent part of the summer of 1940 with David at the Pinewoods Camp near Plymouth, Massachusetts, for its Country Dance Society summer session; they washed windows and cleared the grounds, as part of the cleanup team before the camp opened. By now the wide Langstaff network of friends included not only Carol Preston, May Gadd, and Douglas Kennedy but most of the major names of the early folk-dance movement, including Helen Storrow, who had founded Pinewoods, and the Conant family, to whom she left it when she died.
I heard him sing English folk songs and ballads, informally and unaccompanied, which made a lasting impression on me. . Douglas Kennedy’s way with a song was to become my model for the “revival” singer of folk song. From this point on, folk song had a permanent place in Jack’s musical life, though his classical training took precedence. ”), and that he was about to start lessons with their uncle Arthur, the Wagnerian tenor. Arthur Geary had been keeping a wary eye on the development of Jack’s vocal cords; when the voice had begun changing from soprano to alto, he had advised Esther that Jack’s lucrative appearances as a boy soloist should stop.
A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman