Gail Faith Edwards
Through the Wild Heart of Mary
Gail Faith Edwards is a practicing Community Herbalist, founder of Blessed Maine Herb Farm and Director of the Blessed Maine Herb Farm School of Herbal Medicine. She is a mother, grandmother, author and teacher. Her other books include Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs and Traversing the Wild Terrain of Menopause. Gail lives on her family farm in Maine during the growing season and spends her winters in the Apennine mountains of Southern Italy.
Gail is the author of many regarded books on herbal medicine and has offered herbal apprenticeship classes for the past twelve years.
Through the Wild Heart of Mary;
Teachings of the 20 Mysteries of the Rosary and the Herbs and Foods Associated With Them
is richly illustrated with original watercolors, drawings and photographs.
It presents a historical perspective on women's spirituality, an exploration of the roots and evolution of devotion to Mary, and a study of the herbs and foods long associated with the mysteries of the rosary. Its strong Mediterranean flair is inspired by the vibrant culture, customs and diet of the indigenous people of the Apennine mountains of Southern Italy, the author's ancestral homeland.
This book takes the reader on a journey into the Neolithic and Paleolithic past where we acknowledge the brilliance of our ancestors and realize that the roots of the sacred mysteries of the rosary extend this far back in time. It explores the significance of developing our wild hearts and invites the reader to connect with the wild heart of Mary as well as the wild earth, once a key element of the Christian experience.
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