4/20/13

The Magic of Flowers - Tess Whitehurst

Welcome to my first edition of 
"Non-Fiction Saturday"

 
4.5 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
From African daisy to ylang-ylang and 76 others in between, Tess Whitehurst’s The Magic of Flowers introduces you to the holistic and healing benefits of the most magical flowers, flower essences, floral essential oils, and more. This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and convenient guide explores the subtle and whimsical realm of flower magic.
As a manifestation of divine beauty and wisdom, each flower offers you unique magical and spiritual ways to connect with it. Enjoy healing, spiritual growth, and the life conditions you desire by using flowers for aromatherapy, charms and rituals, herbal potions, divine alignment, and more. If you’ve always wanted to commune with flowers in holistic ways, this is the book for you.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Tess Whitehurst, author and feng shui expert, writes and teaches about the connection between form and spirit, seen and unseen, known and unknown. Her message is that we are completely empowered to heal ourselves and others, to live bravely, and to experience the life of our dreams.
In addition to authoring the mega-popular Magical Housekeeping, the beloved titles The Good Energy Book and The Art of Bliss, and the forthcoming titles The Magic of Flowers and Magical Fashionista, Tess’s work has appeared such places Writer’s Digest, Whole Life Times, and The Huffington Post. On the Bravo TV show “Flipping Out,” she was featured as Jeff Lewis’s feng shui consultant, and she’s been a guest on morning shows on both Fox and NBC. She’s a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui, and lives in Los Angeles
Visit her at her website - HERE

MY REVIEW -
Excellent book, teaching you the properties of flowers and exactly how to use them.
Again I will remind you of my strong belief in the use of alternative healing. This book was a very good one for me. I actually learned a lot! And with my experience, it gets hard to teach me something new. I love learning new things, especially when it comes to alternative or holistic medicine.
I have to mention - the only reason for the 4.5 star (instead of 5) was for the lack of wildflowers???? I don't know why she chose to use mostly domestic flowers but I would have loved more wild flowers thrown in there too (there were a couple, but I have 9 acres of wildflowers). Maybe in a second book? Also I would have loved some pictures of the flowers, even small ones to help with identification.

In this book she teaches you the uses for each flower, and how to prepare them for the different uses and even doses.  Each chapter is about a different flower, the care, rituals, aromatherapy, oils, flower essences.

Here is an example -
Lavender - whisks away excess stress and mental chatter (don't we all need this!)...
You might add dried lavender to an herbal tea blend at least a cup a day until you feel cleansed...
lavender promotes harmony and balance, sleep patterns that work for us, and can help with love and relationships...
lavender oil support the healing process of acne, insect bites, headaches, asthma, premenstrual and menstrual problems, constipation, addictions, and depression.

This is a very thorough book. She has included many flowers and all their uses and describes exactly how to use them. At the end of the book she also tell how to make a flower essence.

Do you have flowers in your back yard? Well what have you got to loose? This is a very cheap (or free) way of trying something new. If it works - GREAT! but even if it doesn't work I think you will still have fun trying it. But I will tell you I am a firm believer and have used these methods for over 25 years!

In the summer when all the flowers start coming out, my daughter and I are going to make up a bunch of flower essences. I will take some pictures for you!

Thank you Netgalley for this e-book to review. Its not everyday this old dog get taught some new tricks!

Get it from Amazon - HERE
And from B&N - HERE




3 comments:

  1. Sounds excellent!
    I want it.

    But you bring up an excellent point. Wildflowers are brilliant, easy to grow, and all over. I want to learn more about them too.

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  2. Yay! Your first Non-Fiction Saturday post!!!

    This book sounds interesting. I too try to find alternative ways of medicine and other things. I'm going to add this one to the list.

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  3. This looks like an interesting book, Wendy. I believe in alternative healing as well.

    This is your old Read-a-Thon pal checking up on you. I didn't see that you or your daughter were signed up for next Saturday. Are you skipping this one? Say it isn't so!

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