An illustrated exploration of the myths, magic and healing powers of the best known and loved flowers of the Westen hemisphere. This is a comprehensive guide to the ancient beliefs and customs surrounding the flowers through time. From the poppies of Flanders -- symbols of sleep and oblivion -- to the purity of the lily and the faery origin of the daisy, this book explores the ancient beliefs and customs surrounding the many roles flowers have played in human lives through time. All the best-loved flowers are here, described in both physical and symbolic detail. Includes the Daisy, Bluebell, Lily, Anemone, Poppy, Daffodil, Rose, Tulip, Violet, Snowdrop, Cowslip, Primrose, Marigold, Buttercup, Clover, Cowparsley, Dandelion, Foxglove, Honeysuckle, Crysanthemum, Iris and Carnation.
Flower Wisdom: The Definitive Guidebook - By Katherine Kear
Katherine Kear has worked with flowers for over 25 years, both commercially and more recently as a lecturer, writing and creating features on the folklore, myth, superstition and tradtions surrounding flowers.
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