Discover the fascinating hidden language of 55 herbs, from the familiar to the exotic.
"Have you ever bought a book as a gift for someone and then kept it for yourself because it was so nice? Well The Secret Language of Herbs is that kind of book... [it] is a gorgeous, beautiful, interesting and informative little book." Spiral Nature Magazine
Divided into four chapters—Healing & Hope, Love & Joy, Protection & Guidance and Ritual & Promise—this gorgeous gift book introduces the reader to 55 herbs and their lore and language. Each herb includes a little history about it, the keywords associated with it, and what it means if that one's your favorite. All the herbs you know are here, from lavender to basil, rosemary to parsley, but also ones you may be less familiar with, such as wintergreen, Solomon's seal, and loosestrife. Filled with stunning illustrations, this collection of meaning and legend, history and magic, and healing and practical uses will deepen your understanding and delight in herbs and perhaps uncover something new about you, too.
Drawn to finding the sacred in everyday things, Alice Peck is the author of Be More Tree, Mindful Beads, and The Secret Language of Herbs, all published by CICO Books. With Chris Grosso she co-wrote Dead Set on Living—Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up. Her writing has appeared in Center for Humans & Nature, Spirituality & Health, Daily Good, and The Mountain Record. As an editor, she focuses on creativity, mind, and spirit, collaborating with Zen teachers, Tibetan Buddhist psychotherapists, meditation instructors, novelists, and more. She lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York with her family. Find out more at www.alicepeck.com.
"Have you ever bought a book as a gift for someone and then kept it for yourself because it was so nice? Well The Secret Language of Herbs is that kind of book... [it] is a gorgeous, beautiful, interesting and informative little book."