Barrie E. Kavasch

AMERICAN INDIAN HEALING ARTS: Herbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of Life (Bantam)
THE MEDICINE WHEEL GARDEN: Creating Sacred Space for Healing, Celebration, and Tranquility (Bantam)

American Indian Healing Arts: Herbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of LifeAMERICAN INDIAN HEALING ARTS is a magical blend of plant lore, history, and living tradition that draws on a lifetime of study with native healers by herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch. Here are the time-honored tribal rituals performed to promote good health, heal illness, and bring mind and spirit into harmony with nature. Here also are dozens of safe, effective earth remedies–many of which are now being confirmed by modern research. Each chapter introduces a new stage in the life cycle, from the delightful Navajo First Smile Ceremony (welcoming a new baby) to the Apache Sunrise Ceremony (celebrating puberty) to the Seminole Old People’s Dance.

The Medicine Wheel Garden: Creating Sacred Space for Healing, Celebration, and TranquillityTHE MEDICINE WHEEL GARDEN focus on an ancient way of creating sacred space and calling forth the healing energies of nature. Drawing on a lifetime of study with native healers, Barrie offers a step-by-step guide to bringing this beautiful tradition into your own life–from vibrantly colorful outdoor circle designs to miniature dish, windowsill, or home altar adaptations.

"A book of charm and substance. A literal teach-yourself volume on American Indian healing arts."  --Thomas E. Lovejoy, former Counselor to the Secretary for Biodiversity and Environmental Affairs, Smithsonian Institution