Secret Teachings of Plants

by: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Ancient and indigenous peoples insist their knowledge of plant medicines comes from the plants themselves, by direct perception of nature through the 'intelligence of the heart'. Indeed, being made up of over 50% neural cells, the heart is a brain in its own right. Stephen Harrod Buhner explores heart-centred perception and the work of remarkable people, such as Henry David Thoreau and Goethe, who perceived the world with their hearts, and shows how to develop this direct link with nature. He teaches us how to learn the medicinal uses of plants directly from the plants themselves and to understand the soul-making process that such deep connection with the world engenders.