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Holistic Healing Reference Library

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These are the GO TO books that I recommend for gathering information on a variety of healing modalities, available treatments/remedies, possible causes of illness, and holistic healing knowledge in general.

1. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

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Subtitle: A Practical Referecne Guide to More than 550 Key Medicinal Plants & Their Uses
  • Herbal Traditions
  • The Home Pharmacy
  • Illustrated Index of Medicinal Plants
  • Authoriative Reference based on Scientific Research

Author: Andrew Chevallier
Publisher: DK Publications
ISBN: 9780789410672

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2. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

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Subtitle: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

Dr. Northrup covers in over 800 plus pages the complete anatomy of the female gender including inner wisdom and vital intelligence. This book is for all ages of women as it addresses changing dynamics of various stages of womanhood and discusses how it effects them emotionally and physically.

Author: Christiane Northrup, MD
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780553384109

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3. Dictionary of Symbols

Penguin Group Publishers
Original publication of this reference book was in French in 1969. This is a favorite study text for Jungian enthusiasts. Highly recommended for anyone who is intrigued by symbology or dream analysis.

Publisher: Penguin USA
ISBN: 9780140512540

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4. Animal-Speak

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Subtitle:: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small

When an animal shows up in your life, whether in reality or through your dreams, turn to Ted Andrews for some insights as to why. In Animal-Speak Ted offers the significance of animal totems, their meanings and messages. Discover the spiritual symbolism of more than 100 different birds, animals, reptiles and insects. Included is an excellent chapter on the use of feathers in healing.

Author: Ted Andrews
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
ISBN: 0875420281

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5. The Doctor's Book of Food Remedies

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Subtitle:: The Newest Discoveries in the Power of Food to Cure and Prevent Health Problems-From Aging and Diabetes to Ulcers and Yeast Infections

Publisher: Rodale Press
ISBN: 9781579543624

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6. Flower Essence Repertory

(c) Flower Essence Society
Subtitle:: A Comprehensive Guide to North American and English Flower Essences for Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being

A well-rounded and deeply researched reference book essential for flower essence practitioners.

Author: Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz
Publisher: Flower Essence Society
ISBN: 9780963130617

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7. Love is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals

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Subtitle: The Updated Reference Book Describing the Metaphysical Properties of the Mineral Kingdom

Written by Melody - this updated version is over seven hundred pages in length and covers about every mineral you could imagine. A must have!

Author: Melody
Publisher: Earth-Love Publishing
ISBN: 1905047401

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8. You Can Heal Your Life

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Louise Hays teaches us not to overlook the root causes of our dis-eases. My personal copy of this book is one from its twentieth printing in 1991. In the early pages Louise writes All Diseases Comes From a State of Unforgiveness. Chapter 15: The List, includes excerpts taken from Louise's bestseller - Heal Your Body offering helps in making a connection of illnesses to probable causes.

Author: Louise L. Hay
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
ISBN: 9781401920296

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9. Hands of Light

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Subtitle: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field

Barbara Brennan presents an in-depth study of the HEF (Human Energy Field) for people seeking happiness, health and their full potential. A MUST handbook for energy workers/healers.

Author: Barbara Ann Brennan
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publications
ISBN: 9780553345391

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