Tree Wisdom: A journey of wisdom, symbols, healing, and renewal (Hardcover)

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Tree Wisdom: A journey of wisdom, symbols, healing, and renewal (Hardcover)


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Discover how all trees can mirror us, teach us, and heal us.

As author Alice Peck reflected on the maple tree in her backyard, she began to notice and then study its intricacies and changes. This became her regular meditation and inspiration. In Tree Wisdom, Alice shares what she has learned from that maple tree, and from the trees all around us. Every tree tells a complete and ongoing story—from its powerful taproots to the birds that alight on its fragile high branches. Like us, trees feel and react to their environment, and communicate with us in subtle but distinct ways. They evolve along a much more protracted timetable than humans. Alice explores trees from four perspectives: their roots—wisdom and understanding; their branches—symbols and rituals; their leaves—healing and science; and their seeds—transformation and spirituality. All of these elements show us how, although they live outside us, trees offer a path to our inner selves. Filled with insights from botany to poetry, ecology to mythology, and herbalism to sacraments, Tree Wisdom explores the ways these grounded yet soaring entities can steady and move us, teach and transform us, inspire and comfort us.
Alice Peck is a writer and editor. Drawn to finding the sacred in everyday things, she is the author of Mindful Walking, The Green Cure, Around the World in 80 Spiritual Places, Mindful Beads, and The Secret Language of Herbs, all published by CICO Books, as well as the editor of many books about mind and spirit, psychology, and meditation practice. Follow Alice on Instagram @BeMoreTree. She lives in New York.

Melissa Launay lives and works in Malaga, Spain. She achieved an MA in Fine Art from the University of Seville and has illustrated several books for British and American publishers, including Color Yourself to Tranquillity for CICO Books.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800652637
ISBN-10: 1800652631
Publisher: CICO Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English