Feb 052009

I just had to share this incredibly sweet vote of support for Wolf’s new children’s book, I’m a Medicine Woman, Too by wonderful herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. She is in many ways the spiritual godmother of modern holistic herbalism, teaching esteemed courses at her Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & Botanical Sanctuary, speaking worldwide and inspiring so many aspiring herbalists with her accessible and generous books.  Her vision of needing to give back resulted in her starting the conservation and awareness group United Plant Savers that the Animá Center allies with.  Here’s what Rosemary wrote about the book:

“I believe I’m holding a new children’s classic, a book that will be treasured by children ~ and their parents ~ for years to come.  This is a beautifully written story of a child’s quest for her own magical gifts and her place in the circle of ‘medicine women’.  The story unfolds by Rhiannon, the little girl of the tale, asking the questions of how one becomes a ‘medicine woman’ and her search for what her special purpose in the world is.  There is simple earth wisdom in the answers that are offered, and teachings about the plants and healing scattered throughout that are sure to enchant any young nature lover. But what makes this book really stand out are the lush illustrations of plants, nature, goddesses, our little seeker Rhiannon, and the special ‘medicine women’ in her life.  While the story is lovely and inspiring in itself, the colorful drawings add a special touch that is sure to appeal to every child who has ever lingered in a field of wildflowers or asked the questions, either aloud or quietly, ‘where is my place in the circle of life?’ ‘What are my special gifts?’  Jesse Wolf Hardin has written a book that will inspire children to fully believe in themselves and to reach for their own unique dreams.” 

-(Rosemary Gladstar, Herbalist and author)

You can purchase a copy of the book here.

  One Response to “Sweet Words from Rosemary”

  1. So great Kiva! I’m so happy to see the queen elder of herbalism support the the most knowledgeable and inspiring woman in the new generation of herbalism!

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