Some of Our Favorite Books + Authors + Poets

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The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Harrod Buhner

A beautiful and poetic ecological look at plant medicine. Carli's favorite since it came out in 2002.


Invasive Plant Medicine by Timothy Lee Scott

An important look at the ecological importance and connection of the so-called invasive plant species.


The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Kieth

A must read for anyone interested in their health and the health of the planet.

Carli feels a deep connection to this book and to Lierre's experiences being an ex long-time vegetarian and vegan herself.

We all make mistakes, the important thing is that we learn from them.


Folks, This Ain't Normal by Joel Salatin

An easy and informative read and look at how backwards we are in our thinking about food production. Joel offers some much needed and wonderful advice to change the system beginning with ourselves.


A Traveler's Guide to the Afterlife by Mark Mirabello, Ph.D.

Carli has long been fascinated with religions and traditions and this book, while in a sort of list format, is an incredible and unbiased look at some fascinating beliefs (and how they are similar or differ) around death, dying, and beyond.


1 Percent Theory by Thomas Still

As you may know, Carli studies and practices the yoga lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. This is an insightful and well compiled book bridging the gaps of yoga in the west and the history, theory, and philosophy of the east.


The Secret Teachings of Plants: In the Direct Perception on Nature by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Heart and soul medicine at its finest! We just can't get enough of his writings. Explore the connection of beings through feeling.


Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Into the Dreaming of the Earth by Stephen Harrod Buhner

The newest and most fascinating of Stephen Harrod Buhner's books. A new favorite and a must read!

(We recommend reading The Secret Teachings of Plants first).


The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling by James Hillman

A look at the the genius, spirit, or daimon that guides us all to our fate.


Vitalism: The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Flower Essences by Matthew Wood

Discover the vital life force and its connection to herbalism as discovered by alternative medicine's forefathers and described by herbalism's great Matthew Wood.


Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth by J. E. Lovelock

The idea and the man that started it all. A must read. James Earl Lovelock is a pioneer.


Sacred Plant Medicine: The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism by Stephen Harrod Buhner

‚ÄčAbsolutely nothing written by Buhner is worth passing over.


The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

An insightful look into what is called America's eating disorder driven by fads and fast food and how to combat the disorder for the survival of our species.


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is a joy to read and this trip through food is enticing and inspiring!


The Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green

Learn to make herbal salves, infusions, oxymels, jellos, and more!


Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not so Wild) Places by Steve Brill

A great look at some wild edibles and medicinals. As with all foraging, it is best to use many reliable sources, intuition, and your own gained experience.


Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion by Gordon Wasson et al.

Explore the use of psychoactive mushrooms in religion.


The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

A poetic classic to say the least.


News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness by Robert Bly

A beautiful collection of poetry and essays that explore the universal consciousness collaborated by a wonderful poet himself.


The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

A look into the mind of expanded.


Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge by Terrence McKenna

What would a reading list be without a Mckenna book? This is our favorite.


Pharmako Dynamis: Stimulating Plants, Potions and Herbcraft by Dale Pendell

All three of the books to this series are recommended for the alchemist including Pharmako Poeia and Pharmako Gnosis. Pendell has a poetic way with plants.


Stories That Could Be True: New and Collected Poems by William Stafford

A lovely array of poems by the brilliant William Stafford. Featuring one of Carli's favorite poems, A Story That Could Be True.


Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake

Emerging romanticism poetry. Those golden threads...


The Metamorphosis of Plants by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A pioneer in plant experience and consciousness.


Myths of the Sacred Tree by Moyra Caldecott

A lovely collection of myths and lore from around the world revolving around the sacred tree. Moyra includes inciteful and thought inducing comments for each myth. A very good read.


The Illustrated Herb Encyclopedia: A Complete Culinary, Cosmetic, Medicinal, and Ornamental Guide to Herbs

by Kathi Keville

One of my favorite herbal references with fascinating and interesting history, recipes, and uses.


And so many more!!! 

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