Goddess Alive Radio welcomes one of our favorite storytellers, Maia Toll, to talk about her new book, The Illustrated Herbiary, coming out on August 7!
Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants — whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers — has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant’s power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations.
Each botanical entry shares the mythology and energy of that particular plant, as well as a ritual and reflection. The cards (which are included in the back of EVERY book!) are a delight with rich colors and symbology that draw you into the vibration of each botanical. They have been my go-to cards for the past few morning meditations.
The Illustrated Herbiary is available for pre-order NOW and if you order the book before August 7, 2018, you also receive a FREE ONLINE COURSE, Secrets of the Illustrated Herbiary, where Maia teaches you how she came into relationship with nature and how you can too.
The Illustrated Herbiary is a treasure that you will return to again and again to find a new plant ally, reconnect with a special medicine, or just sync with the magic that Maia brings. Ready to order your copy??
Once you have pre-ordered the book, take your receipt/order number and go here to get your FREE ONLINE COURSE!
**Every book includes the cards in the back.
LISTEN TO THE GODDESS ALIVE RADIO PODCAST!
Is there a better way to kick off a new season of Goddess Alive Radio podcasts than to talk to Maia about plant medicine, ways to connect with botanicals, and how the Illustrated Herbiary was born? I think not … join Maia and I as we talk plants and the Illustrated Herbiary!
About Maia Toll:
Maia Toll spent a life-changing year apprenticed to a traditional medicine woman in Ireland. She mentors spiritual wellness seekers, practitioners, and teachers through her online program, The Medicine Keepers Collective, and is the founder and owner of Herbiary, a natural products store with locations in Asheville, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Toll has taught botanical medicine at West Chester University and at the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research in the Peruvian jungle. She lectures at hospitals, universities, and herbal conferences and runs her own Deep Magic Retreat in the North Carolina mountains during the witchy twilight of autumn. She blogs to an international following at maiatoll.com and lives in Asheville, North Carolina.