Oct 13, 2014

The Great October Giveaway - The Wild Medicine Solution and Plant and Fungus Totems


If you've spent any amount of time here, you'll know that I'm crazy about plants. With cats, indoor green-life is a thing of the past for me, but outside...well, let's just say that my dream yard is all gardens. I'm all about growing (and wildcrafting) plants for food, medicine, and magic, and a huge part of my learning has been through books, and following around some amazing herbalists online.  

I found Guido Masé on Twitter, and am in awe of his knowledge and passion for plant medicine.  His book, "The Wild Medicine Solution" is our next giveaway - and I have two signed copies for you!

From his blog A Radicle:

"Herbal medicine doesn't have to be rocket science - though it is a rich, beautiful, and extremely complex endeavor. Its basic premises are easy to grasp and can quickly bring benefit.
So in this book, I've tried to highlight how whole-plant, wild-plant medicine is important, accessible, and simple by outlining three classes of medicinal plants that are universally found in traditional healing systems. I explore the science behind how they work, but also use stories, history and mythology interwoven in the narrative to provide meaning and context to herbalism. Finally, through practical examples, I give my take on a few safe, effective, weedy and wild plants (and one fungus)."



Our second book is "Plant and Fungus Totems" the new release from Lupa, who was also featured last year.  Lupa is a multi-talented artist and wild woman, who can often be found vending at larger festivals throughout the West.  I had the good fortune to meet her at Faerieworlds in Oregon this year, so I brought back an autograhped book for one lucky person!

From the book jacket:

"Open up to a new realm of spiritual practice. Plant and Fungus Totems provides techniques for creating respectful partnerships with totems, archetypal spirits that embody the qualities of their respective species. Working with just plants and fungus—or in conjunction with their animal counterparts—you will discover the wisdom these spirit beings impart to those of us who listen.

Exploring three different models of totemism, Lupa invites you to be of service to the planet’s ecology by developing relationships with these often-overlooked sources of insight. Providing meditations and suggestions for journaling and experimentation,Plant and Fungus Totems shows how to receive guidance and helps you connect more deeply with the totemic ecosystem. Also included are hands-on exercises for incorporating physical plants and fungi into your totemic work, as well as tips for working with herbs, gardens, urban wild plants, and more."



To get your name in the book-cauldron, leave a comment, and let me know how we connect. Did you recently bump into me over on Facebook, or did someone point you to this corner of the internet? If you've been here already this month and previously let me know how you found me, no need to repeat yourself - just let me know which book peaks your interest.  I'll try to match winners with books whenever possible.

If you are new to the October giveaways make sure you know the lowdown on the legalities (click here) and make sure it's cool with your government for me to ship you free stuff!  (I'll send books out anywhere that I don't have to fill out ten pages of paperwork and buy a lottery license.)

The three winners will be announced on Thursday, October 16th at 9pm Pacific/Midnight Eastern time.



All photos and quoted text are property and copyright of Guido Masé and Healing Arts Press, and Lupa and Llewellyn Worldwide and are used only to promote the books listed.

27 comments:

angelina said...

i would loooove this one !

Stephanie Clayton said...

We've greeted each other on your blog, Facebook and Twitter. This book would be amazing to add to my collection. And I wouldn't have to justify another book purchase to my non-bibliophile hubby.

Beth Brown said...

I would just love this book!

Beth

oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

Christina Rodriguez said...

The wild medicine solution looks delightful!

petoskystone said...

The Wild Medicine book looks wonderful :)

Laura Williams said...

Hi, I would love the Wild Medicine Solution - I wander around my 10 acres and know that there is treasure to be found. I luckily found you on FB.

Jeanne said...

You are most generous! I have been a blog follower for many years. And really enjoy visiting your little corner of the world.
I would enjoy either book but am drawn to the Plant & Fungus Totems.
Happy October!

Johanna Lawson said...

I'd love either book on my shelves of herb, healing, magic and gardening books! One or the other would become a welcome and handy friend!

Katy Magee said...

Both of these books are lust-worthy and I'd be thrilled to have either. If I *must* choose, I'd go with Lupa's book, if only because I've been lusting for it longer.

:)

Rhi said...

I would be thrilled with either book, to be honest. We're friends on Facebook, and I think it's because we're both Canadians and both bloggers that I found you. :D

Ms Smirk said...

I am loving this giveaway! I hope I am one of the lucky winners!! I would love to have the Plant and Fungus Totems book!

Fox and Dragon said...

The Wild Medicine book would be right up my alley! I have been studying herbal medicine for some time and am always looking for a new perspective to enhance my knowledge. But then again, the Plant and Fungus Totems sounds incredibly intriguing... hmm.

-the Artful White Fox
Twinflame Studios

Danni said...

Those both sound wonderful, but Wild Medicine is my first choice should I win. :)

TheBlakkDuchess said...

I've been lurking about, following your blog for a few years now. ^_^

I think I originally found your blog via Danni's blog (The Whimsical Cottage).

I also follow your twitter, and thanks to some of your re-tweets of Guido Masé, I follow him now too. ^_^

If my name gets drawn from the cauldron, I would love The Wild Medicine Solution.

Thank you so much for hostessing another year of book giveaways! =D

XOXO

scavengerspirits said...

We met originally when a friend of mine posted one of your blog posts to Facebook. I immediately fell in love with your blog.

Given that I just bought my own copy of Lupa's new book, "The Wild Medicine Solution" looks right up my herbal alley!

~Jennifer Lawrence

The Country Witch said...

I'm not sure if you ship to Australia but wanted to say hi anyway. I follow your blog and am also friends with you on FB - would love love love Wild Medicine Solution!!

rowan said...

"The Wild Medicine Solution" looks fascinating!! I am on a quest to learn more about herbal medicine and what I can/cannot do for my family. There is so much to learn! Always love your blog!

Michelle said...

Oh, I've recently started learning more about herbal medicine & remedies. These books look great.

I'm a blog follower & follow you on twitter.

siduri said...

Saw your blog on a blog roll...either book looks lovely!

Harbinger said...

I would be very happy to win either book!

Eveline Maedel said...

Would love to win either one of these books! :)

thistleinavalon said...

First learned of your blog, I believe, from the New World Witchery podcast. Would love the Plant and Fungus Totems book, but both look wonderful!

Dryad Incense said...

A friend pointed me in your direction, due to my love of fungi. The Plant and Fungus Totems book looks amazing. I'm excited to follow your blog! Thank you!

Rebecca Powell said...

It's always hard to pick when you have two for us at once; I always want both, haha. If I had to pick this time, I would go with the Wild Medicine Solution.

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AriadneInExile said...

Would love to own The Plant and Fungus Totem book, it's been on my wishlist even before the publication date. :) I am a recent reader of your blog, I *think* I found you from the blogroll over at Sarah Lawless' blog.

♥ eli mari said...

I discovered you through FB, specifically via A New World Witchery Community post & I'm very glad for it. Thank you for the opportunity to win of of these awesome books!!! I'm looking forward to making my way through your wonderful blog :)

Engie Willow said...

I found you through D.J. Martin (I follow her on twitter). I'm so happy that I did. I now follow both your blog and twitter. Either book would be fine with me. Good luck to all! =^_^=