Foreword: Reclaiming the Invisible by Stephen Harrod Buhner Acknowledgments Introduction Part One The Theoretical Basis for Plant Spirit Healing 1 Spiritual Ecology 2 The Essential Nature of Plants 3 The Triple Spiral Path 4 The Heart of the Matter 5 The Connecting Link--Our Soul 6 Spirit Healing Part Two The Practical Application of Plant Spirit Healing 7 The Dreamtime of Plants 8 Building Relationships with Plants 9 Healing Oneself, Others, and the Planet with Plant Spirits 10 Building Personal Power 11 Foundational Healing Modalities 12 Origins of Dis-ease and the Therapeutic Use of Plant Spirits Part Three The Healing Gifts of Plants 13 Plant Allies Epilogue Bibliography About the Author Index
Pam Montgomery has been investigating plants and their intelligent spiritual nature since 1986. She is a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association and is on the Advisory Board of United Plant Savers. The author of Partner Earth: A Spiritual Ecology and contributing author in Planting the Future, she is a practicing herbalist and plant spirit healer who offers trainings and treatments from her home in Danby, Vermont.
"This book weaves in modern research and quantum physics, but does not stop there. It becomes an experiential lesson to lead readers into deepening their relationship with healing plants. Anyone with an open mind can follow Montgomery's directions, much of which involves developing a keen sense of observation and attention." * The American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. XXIII, Issue 3, Summer 2008 * " . . . contains many personal accounts of interactions with plants with both herself and her students." * Richard D. Wright, New Age Retailer * "You've heard of gardeners talking to their plants to help them grow. What about letting plants talk to us? . . . Montgomery explores the many avenues for gaining information and insight from the plant world . . . " * Rutland Herald * "Pam Montgomery has built a tangible bridge between the spiritual needs of people and the spiritual powers of plants. She shows us how to work with these powerful allies to heal our bodies and nourish our souls. This work presents a whole new arena for plant lovers and herbalists. At this time in our evolution, plant spirits can and will be our partners in a new paradigm of mutual understanding that might just save us all. Pam is a spiritual ambassador for the plant kingdom, urging us to view and sense plants in a profoundly deep way that honors their much overlooked spiritual gifts, and she shows us how to tap into this power for healing of ourselves and the planet." * Rosita Arvigo, ND, author of Sastun and Spiritual Bathing * "Every soul searching for truth will drink in the words on these pages like a healing potion, whether or not one has any experience using herbs. And for those who love Latin names and chemistry, this door opens a way to the power of plants that goes far beyond the physical." * Amanda McQuade Crawford, MNIMH, RH(AHG), author of Herbal Remedies for Women and The Herbal Menopaus * "Pam's new book, Plant Spirit Healing, gets to the root of a profound way to wholeness--from modern physics to native tradition--then takes us through a growing process of learning and deepening our trust in connections with the loving power of the green world. She ultimately helps us create a flowering of this wonderful way of healing in our own lives and with our clients. In my mind, it is already a classic." * Brooke Medicine Eagle, author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing and The Last Ghost Dance * "If you've ever found yourself having a conversation with a plant, feeling emotional towards a mountain, or hearing whispers on the wind this book is for you. We are urged to listen very carefully to the primal conversation of plants and join in, widening our community to really include them. Plant Spirit Healing offers practical icebreakers to establish relationships with our green friends, not just those currently used in herbal medicine traditions, but all plants." * John Seed, rainforest activist, founder of the Rainforest Information Centre and coauthor of Thinkin * "Pam Montgomery lives the way of life she writes about in Plant Spirit Healing. Her extensive knowledge of plants is conveyed in the context of a wider spiritual path of healing and transformation. It honors and utilizes her direct intuitive experience as well as her rigorous studies as a highly respected herbalist and teacher." * Nicki Scully, author of Alchemical Healing and Power Animal Meditations * "Plant Spirit Healing is a book about communicating with the spirits of plants, and enlisting plant spirits to heal. Pam Montgomery presents a portrait of what it is like to live immersed in a living Nature. Plant Spirit Healing is an antidote to the excesses of modern life, stripped of meaning, spirit, and relationship. Words like love, joy, spirit, and life can be abstractions, but here they are real." * Matthew Wood, AHG, author of The Book of Herbal Wisdom * "A blessing of a book. Pam Montgomery's writing shines with what Hildegard of Bingen called viriditas--the healing power of the Green. It is filled with the wisdom of a real herbalist." * David Hoffmann, FNIMH, AHG, author of Medical Herbalism and Herbal Prescriptions after 50 * "This is a profound work. Written with a clarity and depth of understanding that only someone deeply attuned to their subject could master. Pam Montgomery weaves indigenous wisdom, modern research, science, and quantum physics into a vibrant testament of the sacred and powerful nature inherent in plant medicine. The message transmitted through every page in this amazing book is bound to change our perception of herbal healing--and of medicine in general." * Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and founder of United Plant Savers and author of Rosemary Gladstar̵ * "Herbalist Pam Montgomery not only gives us a concise glimpse into origins of disease and the therapeutic use of plant spirits, she gives us ways we can heal our own body, mind and spirit though the healing powers. . . Montgomery will give you, in lay-terms, inspiration to make changes within your own life and reflect the importance of plant life in human survival and healing our planet." * Irene Watson, Reader Views, August 2010 * "That Plant Spirit Healing is a top seller for its publisher signals that not only is it written in an accessible way, but that the modern audience resonates with the idea that people and plants share root and bough." * Cascade Anderson Geller, Herbalist, Nov 2009 * "This groundbreaking book is based on the author's own research and experience. She explains how readers can bring about wellness and balance by joining with the spirit essence of the plants. At the same time, this accomplishes other important goals, such as healing the earth and providing experiences with nature." * BellaOnline, March 2009 *