Herbalist Nathaniel Hughes and artist Fiona Owen have worked together for five years. This book is the first in the series ‘Weeds in the Heart’ in which Nathaniel opens a doorway into the world of plant healing accompanied by rich illuminations from Fiona Owen.
The approach outlined in the book is the distillation of over ten years teaching experience leading people into more intuitive relationships with plants.
We explore what it means to let go of any preconceptions of a plant and meet it in our truth and our vulnerability. Within this meeting between our honest-selves and the plant is a unique relationship, apparently subtle at first, but growing quickly as we nurture it with our awareness and care.
We explore how our dream worlds, accessed both in sleep and consciously through journeying, can quickly deepen this relationship and how, in the chapter ‘Hall of Mirrors’, there is medicine in moving though our own layers of projection.
As we start to bring awareness to the deep memories stored within our own body (aided, if we wish, by the plants), the incredible connections between our own story of health and illness and our relationship with nature around us start to emerge.
This is many lifetimes work, but we hope that our first book helps opens some doors into both plant wisdom and healing for you.
A beautifully proportioned and produced A5 book, 80 pages including around 20 of Fiona’s paintings, five of which are reproductions of her oil paintings which have been carefully ‘foiled’ to match the real gold leaf used in the originals.
Production has taken place with arguably the most ‘Eco’ printers in the country – Seacourt.
First published, June 2014 by Quintessence Press.
Second edition, December 2016
Third edition, November 2019.
ISBN: 9 780992 921 842