March-April 2017

by Sarah Baldwin & Ashley VerkampThe Herbal Healing Deck

by Sarah Baldwin & Ashley Verkamp
In ancient times, humanity understood plants not only as medicines for the body but also as conscious beings capable of providing deep healing and wisdom for the mind, heart, and spirit. Many indigenous and shamanic traditions still honor plants in this way and receive their bountiful blessings in return. This oracle deck invokes the spirits of 48 medicinal plants for guidance and healing. It was written by Sarah Baldwin and illustrated by Ashley Verkamp, natives of southern Indiana who share a deep love of nature and spirituality. Each card features one of Ashley’s visionary, archetypal plant spirit depictions, while the accompanying guidebook offers rich information on the plants’ uses, folklore, and messages. It is designed to help people connect deeply with the magic of the green world.

CONTENTS
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For Survivors Trying to Decide
Talking about the abuse is the first step toward healing.
NORBERT KRAPF
Symptoms
A poem.
NORBERT KRAPF
Embracing Change
Without acceptance there is no transformation.
JULIANNA CONNELLY
We Shall Overcome
A poem.
JOHN SHERMAN
Ancient Echoes
A litany for divine intervention.
JEANNE MELCHIOR
Healer
A poem.
JARED CARTER
I Am Who God Says I Am
It’s written in the scriptures.
BRENDA BAKER
Waves
A poem.
JOSEPH S. PETE
Affiliation
What we do has meaning.
SHAWNDRA MILLER
A Letter to My Sometimes Disconnected Self
Create a life worthy of your being.
JENNIFER A. KELLY
Overture
A poem.
FREDERICK MICHAELS
Spring Baptism
A poem.
KARYL MURSCHEL
The New Emerging You
What direction is life leading you?
DIANA J. ENSIGN
Someone Is Listening
We are connected in our spiritual quests.
BETH FARRIS
Prayer with My Grandson on the Return of the Sunshine
A poem.
NORBERT KRAPF

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