We recently received a final proof of the new book by Wolf and myself, The Enchanted Healer, the last step before printing! While the pages arrived unbound, we were able to see how amazing the color reproduction is, brilliant tones bringing its subjects of heightened senses, awareness, plant spirit and he self-care for Herbalists and other kinds of Sensitives, Seekers and Healers. The Enchanted Healer has now gone to press, and we expect the completed books to be done and shipped in a very few weeks… with those who order earliest getting their copies soonest. To Pre-Order go to the Bookstore Page at www.PlantHealer.org
The Enchanted Healer is 8.5×11″, and will be our first book ever to have full color pages, evoking the magic, wonder and delight of the Healer’s work. We’re so excited to share with you a few quick photos of the book’s interior.
We’ve also gotten some emails from folks wanting to see the chapter titles before ordering, so here is the Table of Contents as they appear in the book:
We were pleased to have the much respected Matthew Wood write the Foreword to The Enchanted Healer, reflecting his interest in plant spirit and shamanism as well as herbalism:
“The enchanted healer is one who has gone to that other world, been changed, and committed himself or herself to the All Life, and in a real and often painful manner, died to the mechanical world. She or he no longer seeks the approval of the skeptic, but rather to heal all things, to bring them into right relationship with all others. The boring world stops at the door of Earth-with-a-Soul. I hope the reader enjoys this journey into the enchantment of the healer as much as I have.”
–Matthew Wood, Herbalist
We paid quite a bit extra in order to have the colors and backgrounds extend all the way to the edges of the page, instead of the usual and less expensive pages with white unprinted borders on all sides.
Most of the 290 pages were created as photoshop images, making it possible to enjoy different colored fonts on colored backgrounds. The woman we deal with at the printers wrote us several times to say how “incredibly beautiful” she thinks it is. We’d love it if you felt the same.
Like all our books, The Enchanted Healer will eventually be available on Amazon.com where folks outside of our community will be able to order it, though it will appear there as two separate volumes due to their on-demand printer’s limits on the number of pages.
We included art work as well as photographs, both vintage and contemporary.
“Most books written by fabulous herbalists, activists, artists and poets such as these would be described as a ‘great read’ or something like that. What Kiva and Jesse have delivered through the labor of their dreams and shamanic schemes is a great ride! My sweet birch broom stands magnificently on the ready as they remind us from whence we came and to what truths we owe our possibilities.Feral is the word that they have brought to my mind and heart and days now as their teachings are spiralic and the book has a movement that at first may seem chaotic but then settles down into that place in our souls that actually hungers for a lack of linearity. In The Enchanted Healer, they do not write ABOUT herbalism, dreams, a healers path; rather they invite us IN to experience the texture, smells, sounds and urgings that the plant world so lovingly beckons us to. With delight and reverence for the Magic in our lives, Kathleen.”
–Kathleen Maier, Sacred Plant Traditions
You can Pre-Order you personal copy now and help us with the daunting printing costs… by going to the Plant Healer Bookstore Page at www.PlantHealer.org
(Thank you for sharing and re-posting…. -Kiva)