Category: herbalism and spirituality

March 27, 2017 Sarah Baldwin No comments exist

“I experience the recognition of an archetype in a signature or the true nature of a plant or creature as a beautiful experience, which harkens my spirit back to paradise before the fall, before the human archetype decided that he was a god.” –Matthew Wood   One of the most intriguing things about herbal healing…

November 29, 2016 Sarah Baldwin No comments exist

Secrets of The Herbal Healing Deck is a blog series in which we will share some of the best stories of the deck’s creation. These include magical and mysterious experiences, synchronicities, and revelations about the plants that transpired as we (myself–Sarah Baldwin–and Ashley Verkamp, the deck’s illustrator) collaborated on the deck. We will also divulge…

October 10, 2016 Sarah Baldwin No comments exist

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”    -Rumi Hawthorn is one of the 12 trees featured in The Herbal Healing Deck, and it’s a plant that holds special meaning for me. In fact, Hawthorn changed my…

August 8, 2016 Sarah Baldwin No comments exist

People often ask how and why I chose to include certain plants in the deck, while leaving others out. Sometimes, folks even get upset that their favorite plant isn’t represented. “How could you not include Echinacea?” they ask, a twinge of outrage in their voice.   Here’s the thing: I didn’t chose the plants. Not…