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"I will be highly recommending Toll's delightful, insightful new book to my herbal students!"
The Illustrated Herbiary is my kind of herb book! It is beautifully written, vibrantly illustrated and a seamless blend of physical observations and spiritual sagacity. It is rich in wit and wisdom, and offers creative exercises to help the reader deepen her connection with Nature, and thus, herself. This herbal is not primarily about healing your body; it is about how plants can help you heal your life.
Robin Rose Bennett, herbalist and author of The Gift of Healing Herbs and Healing Magic- A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living, RobinRoseBennett.com
"A wise woman walks amongst us, and her name is Maia Toll."
In an age of disconnection, quick-fixes and false gurus here comes Maia, her feet in the dirt and her hand on her heart. Maia is the real deal. Listen to her. Learn from her. This is an important book full of kindness, old ways made new and practical magic. Maia is a voice for the plants she so lovingly shares with us, and she makes their healing energy and wisdom accessible to all.
Nicole Cody, award winning blogger and metaphysical mentor
"I found myself grinning broadly the entire time I was reading it."
If the wonder and majesty of the green world has always captivated you, then Maia Toll’s The Illustrated Herbiary will make a most welcome, truly indispensable addition to your home library. Rife with wit and wisdom about the more ethereal aspects of 36 botanicals, each with accompanying rituals and reflections, The Illustrated Herbiary invites readers to enter into an ever deeper relationship with the plant allies we share this Earth with.
Ashley English, author of the "Homemade Living Series," "A Year of Pies," "Quench," "Handmade Gatherings," "A Year Of Picnics," “The Essential Book of Homesteading,” and “Southern From Scratch."
"Every page of Maia Toll’s The Illustrated Herbiary blooms with deep-rooted plant wisdom."
Her unique perspectives and guidance will lead you to a deeper alignment with plant-human synergy and the combination of beautiful imagery and transformational insights will have you reaching for this book again and again.
Rosalee de la Forêt, author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal
"Maia's book is beautiful and informative and sassy."
It is a delicious introduction for the new herbalist and a strong addition to any herbal, gardening or esoteric library. You should own this book.
H. Byron Ballard, folklorist & author of Earth Works
About the Author
Maia Toll is an herbalist, storyteller, folklorist, and women’s wisdom mentor. She opened her natural products shop, Herbiary (www.herbiary.com), after returning from a year-long apprenticeship with a traditional healer in Ireland. Maia is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches across the globe. You can find her latest writings, online classes, and information about her in-person retreats at maiatoll.com.