The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature
Stephen Harrod Buhner
Bear & Company (2004)
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (07/10)
“Mankind cannot survive without the nutritional and medicinal properties of plants.” (From back cover.) This concept has been known from the beginning of time and Stephen Harrod Buhner reiterates it in his book “The Secret Teachings of Plants.”
In all honesty I expected a book that was going to give me a list of plants with corresponding properties for healing. To my surprise this isn’t what I got, but, what I got was priceless. I was reminded that nature plays an important part in our lives by connecting us with the wisdom and intelligence of another living species – plants.
Buhner presents scientific clarification and breakdown for logical understanding of the reader in the first part of the book. The second part of the book connects with the heart, the central intelligence that connects our humanness to everything we come in contact with. Connecting to plants from the heart gives us a stream of consciousness on another dimension enabling us to connect to the central force in nature.
Reading “The Secret Teachings of Plants” took a long time because it took me to places of contemplation and reflection. I took the opportunity to connect with plants on my heart level and receive messages from them. There is much wisdom that comes through them…I encourage you to try it. You will be surprised of what you hear!