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"The Illustrated Herbiary is the closest thing to magic in book form that I have ever seen."
Filled with spectacular illustrations and illuminated by heart centered questions, it opens us to the plant world and ancient teachings from those who live close to the earth. I will come back to this book again and again to deepen my exploration of plants, self, and the magic that happens when we let a little whimsy open the door to wisdom.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer, best selling author of The Invitation
"The messages of healing and renewal here, for the earth and human, will leave you smiling and spellbound."
Mother Nature is in trouble, and her people, increasingly vulnerable. That's no secret, but what is less known is that our plants and trees do have a voice. It takes a special ear and heart and mind to translate nature's wisdom, and Maia Toll does it with staggering beauty.
Linda Sivertsen, author of Generation Green, and host of The Beautiful Writers Podcast
"This book is sure to open up your soulful connection with plants and nature in a powerful way."
Who knew the plants had such a powerful language and could speak to the core of our soul? In this beautifully illustrated guide, Maia dives into the world of plants in a joyful, impassioned way to show the reader a whole new possibility. The rituals are deliciously simple and the accompanying oracle cards are a delight.
Brigit Esselmont, author of Everyday Tarot, & founder of Biddy Tarot
"Part oracle, part reference guide, part kitchen-conversation with a beloved friend, The Illustrated Herbiary is a treasure."
Full of earth-worn wisdom and bright gleanings of insight, this book will open your awareness to the plant world like never before, putting words to something you've always felt but had yet to hold in your hands. It's a rare gift to find an herb resource that is simultaneously so wise and so accessible. But somehow this book is able to do the impossible-- enlighten without instructing, guide without prescribing, open a portal to your own knowing without you even noticing the swinging door. Walk into this book with both eyes open and I promise you'll never see the world, and your own journey within it, quite the same.
Asia Suler, founder of One Willow Apothecaries
"The Illustrated Herbiary may just be one of the most delightful and original herbals written."
This book is enchanting! Wise, engaging and entertaining! Filled with magic and myth, and tantalizing bits of wisdom, The Illustrated Herbiary may just be one of the most delightful and original herbals written, and definitely one of the most beautifully and lavishly illustrated. Don't expect to learn a lot of scientific facts about herbs in this whimsical 'herbiary', but you will find your sense of wonder kindled and your imagination sparked as you connect in a most profound and playful relationship with the green world around you.
Rosemary Gladstar, herbal educator, activist & best-selling author
People ask me, "how did you connect with the plants to write this book?" Come see!
In Secrets of the Illustrated Herbiary I'll teach you how I came into relationship with nature and how you can too.
Increase your awareness of your energetic self so you can learn to see deep & true.
Tap your deep inner-knowing to come into relationship with yourself and the world around you.
...we'll take simple steps and do easy practices to help you move from the inside, out.
"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.