• Plant Spirit Medicine

  • A Journey into the Healing Wisdom of Plants
  • By: Eliot Cowan
  • Narrated by: Paul Brion
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Whether you live in a mountain cabin or a city loft, plant spirits present themselves to us everywhere. Since its first edition in 1995, Plant Spirit Medicine has passed among countless audiences drawn to indigenous spirituality and all things alive and green. In this updated edition, Eliot Cowan invites us to discover the healing power of plants - not merely their physical medicinal properties, but the deeper wisdom and gifts that they offer. 

Enriched by many new insights, this guide unfolds as a series of chapters on how plant spirit medicine helped Cowan resolve specific challenges in his own healing journey and in his work with others. In the telling, we learn how plant spirits can directly communicate with and aid all of us, including: 

  • Plant spirit medicine's five-element view of healing 
  • Ways to assess our own states of health and balance 
  • Receiving guidance from plants, including those found within herbal preparations 
  • New passages on community and sacred plants such as peyote, marijuana, and tobacco 
  • Additional interviews with plant shamans across diverse traditions, and more
©2014 Eliot Cowan (P)2019 Tantor

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superb content; distracting narrator cadence

Love the content. Not to be unkind, but I wasn't sure I could finish it due to the narrator's "forced" cadence and pronounciation. The content motivated me to finish. Would read again....in print format.

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Great content and great author attitude

if you are looking for herbalist lore, forget this book. No healing formulas or prescriptions here at all. But if you are looking to connect with the plant world at a deeper, more spiritual level, and to allow that connection to help you heal yourself and others, this is a great starting point.

Not particularly fond of the narrator's deadpan delivery, but it did not detract from the essential quality of the book.

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Wealth of Knowledge

Loved it! Contains knowledge we all need to know, what a world it will be when we are all taught these things as children.

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  • JJ
  • 02-21-20

well written, a different way of thinking

started out not really knowing what to expect from this, and as i continued i kept questioning if it was for me. i have a feeling this was an introduction to a new way of life/ thinking that i will be growing into, and that future reviews and studies will bring the spirit of this book into a more personal reality.

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Such an interesting read!!!

I have studied shamanic practices and energy work for many many years. This book has taken these topics to a whole another level, working with the spirit of the plants. Of course it makes so much sense! Thank you so much for sharing this important information. I have recommended this book to many people in my Shamanic work.

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What To Write?

The book isn’t for everyone. But those who it’s for will probably hear some good information. Maybe they already know??? I didn’t know the concepts in this book. I have never even heard of the viewpoints in this book except for indirectly. Such as the Bible saying creation groans or the book of Enoch mentioning some of these other spirits.

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Thought Provoking and Imaginative

I drank this book in so quickly that it’s still sinking in. It spoke to the deepest part of me, the part of me that knows all living things have spirits.

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Excellent wisdom for our society

Please read and share this information far and wide. It is important for the survival of our species.

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great book

gradebook didn't expect to get such well-rounded spiritual and medicinal knowledge from this book didn't no respect but glad I picked it up that's your recommend

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Love it

Very interested and good knowledge to know. I am going to look more into this wonderful practice.

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  • Shona
  • 09-16-21

fascinating

wonderful book with a snipit of insight into another world but very much interwoven though us as humans. brings us closer to that magic again.

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  • CAM
  • 08-01-21

it's OK,

i enjoyed the narration, there are some good little stories, although slightly repetitive, I had a few moments of ah ha! which made me stop and consider but on the whole (for me) it was too much, and way beyond reality.

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  • Avilou Søby
  • 11-18-20

Amazing collection of knowledge

One of the few audiobooks that actually caught my attention enough to finish it.

Such amazing collection of knowledge and interesting view into the world of plant spirit medicine.

I highly recommend it for anyone interested in this field.

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  • A Rechtman
  • 10-30-20

essential reading for everyone

essential reading if we want to survive and thrive as a community. loved every minute of beautiful stories and great teaching content.

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  • Matt
  • 09-16-19

Compelling

Beautifully written brings the imagination of our origins of our ancestors to today’s language ‘Magic is Real within the power of the Word