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  • SACRED PLANT MEDICINE: Exploration in the Practice of Indigenous Herbalism. by Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle.
    Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle.
    SACRED PLANT MEDICINE: Exploration in the Practice of Indigenous Herbalism.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Focuses primarily on plants as they were used by Native Americans in North America. "Useful as a reference book and inspires the reader to look again at the plant world as a source of life and healing." INSCRIBED on the half title page "For -- in the spirit of the plants" and dated in 1997. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. Includes 19 full color botanical plates by Cyncie Marini. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle. Appendices, index. 210 pp. ISBN: 1-570980853.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket (very minor edgewear on dustjacket).

    Book ID: 54600
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  • TO WINDWARD OF THE LAND: The Occult World of Alexander Charles. by [Charles, Alexander, 1901-1974] Beck, Jane C.
    [Charles, Alexander, 1901-1974] Beck, Jane C.
    TO WINDWARD OF THE LAND: The Occult World of Alexander Charles.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, (1979). Hardcover first edition - The oral autobiography of a West Indian fisherman, who spent most of his life on Santo Domingo and on the Windward and Leeward Islands - one who "dared to go to the windward of the land, where the wind and seas are rough, the fishing is thought to be the best, and the challenge is the greatest to the fisherman in his small boat." In addition to being a fisherman, he was a sometimes smuggler, and most importantly a practitioner of black magic and bush medicine, in which he offers knowledge of magic and healing - not just as isolated cures but as integral part of his culture. in…

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    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, (1979). Hardcover first edition - The oral autobiography of a West Indian fisherman, who spent most of his life on Santo Domingo and on the Windward and Leeward Islands - one who "dared to go to the windward of the land, where the wind and seas are rough, the fishing is thought to be the best, and the challenge is the greatest to the fisherman in his small boat." In addition to being a fisherman, he was a sometimes smuggler, and most importantly a practitioner of black magic and bush medicine, in which he offers knowledge of magic and healing - not just as isolated cures but as integral part of his culture. in addition to the autobiography itself, this includes an extensive section of conversations with the author and her introduction and conclusions. Foreword by Roger D. Abrahams. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and photographs. List of botanical terms, bibliography, notes. l, 309 pp. ISBN: 0-253160650.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83710
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  • VETERANS OF WAR, VETERANS OF PEACE. by Kingston, Maxine Hong, editor. Larry Heinemann, Grace Paley and others, contributors.
    Kingston, Maxine Hong, editor. Larry Heinemann, Grace Paley and others, contributors.
    VETERANS OF WAR, VETERANS OF PEACE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Kihei, Hawaii: Koa Press, (2006). SIGNED first edition - A collection of pieces - fiction and non-fiction by the survivors of five wars, including combatants, war widows, spouses, children, conscientious objectors, as well as gang members, drug abusers and veterans of domestic abuse. All struggle with trauma - PTSD, substance abuse, and other consequences of war and violence but through their writings, readers can witness worlds coming apart and being put back together again through liberating insight, community, and the deep transformation that is possible only by coming to grips with the past. SIGNED on the title page by Kingston. 630 pp. ISBN: 9780977333837.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58093
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  • 29 GIFTS: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. by Walker, Cama.
    Walker, Cama.
    29 GIFTS: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Da Capo Press / Perseus, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by a battle with multiple sclerosis, when she received an uncommon prescription from an African medicine woman, Mbali Creazzo: Give to others for 29 days. As one review said "29 Gifts stands out among other ÔinspirationalÕ books because Walker doesn't hold back. She describes her disease and symptoms in vivid detail. And it's that bravery which makes the process ring true. ... Not only does it put a face on MS, it puts a face on perceptions and the power of the mind to overcome adversity.Ó This book also includes personal essays from others whose lives were changed…

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    New York: Da Capo Press / Perseus, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by a battle with multiple sclerosis, when she received an uncommon prescription from an African medicine woman, Mbali Creazzo: Give to others for 29 days. As one review said "29 Gifts stands out among other ÔinspirationalÕ books because Walker doesn't hold back. She describes her disease and symptoms in vivid detail. And it's that bravery which makes the process ring true. ... Not only does it put a face on MS, it puts a face on perceptions and the power of the mind to overcome adversity.Ó This book also includes personal essays from others whose lives were changed also by participating in the 29 Gifts Movement. SIGNED on the title page by both the author and Mbali Creazzo with the words "you are a gift" . 226 pp. ISBN: 0-7382-1356X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45645
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