The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

Stephen Harrod Buhner


unearths using direct conception in realizing Nature, medicinal crops, and the therapeutic of human disease

• Explores the innovations utilized by indigenous and Western peoples to benefit without delay from the vegetation themselves, together with these of Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, and Masanobu Fukuoka, writer of The One Straw Revolution

• includes modern info at the center as an organ of perception

All old and indigenous peoples insisted their wisdom of plant drugs got here from the crops themselves and never via trial-and-error experimentation. much less popular is that many Western peoples made this similar statement. There are, in reality, modes of cognition on hand to all human beings--the brain-based linear and the heart-based holistic. The heart-centered mode of notion may be highly exact and designated in its info accumulating capacities if, as indigenous and historical peoples asserted, the heart’s skill as an organ of notion is developed.
Author Stephen Harrod Buhner explores this moment mode of notion in nice aspect throughout the paintings of diverse extraordinary humans, from Luther Burbank, who cultivated the vast majority of nutrition crops we now take without any consideration, to the good German poet and scientist Goethe and his reviews of the metamorphosis of vegetation. Buhner explores the commonalities between those contributors of their method of studying from the plant international and descriptions the categorical steps concerned. Readers will achieve the instruments essential to assemble info without delay from the guts of Nature, to without delay examine the medicinal makes use of of vegetation, to have interaction in prognosis of affliction, and to appreciate the soul-making procedure that such deep reference to the area engenders.

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