Title: Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom Companion
Author’s Name: Maia Toll
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Page Count: 192 Pages
Author or Book Website: Home – Maia Toll | Author
Link to Amazon purchase page: Amazon.com: Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom Companion: A Guided Journey into the Mystical Rhythms of the Natural World, Season by Season: Toll, Maia: Books
Link to Goodreads: Wild Wisdom Companion by Maia Toll | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom series — The Illustrated Herbiary, The Illustrated Bestiary, and The Illustrated Crystallary — introduced readers to the mystical energy of the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms. In this capstone to the Wild Wisdom series, The Wild Wisdom Almanac guides readers in developing a personalized earth-based spiritual practice using specific rituals, writing prompts, recipes, symbols, and reflections tied to the seasons.
Organized into 12 chapters — Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, plus early and late stages of each of the four seasons — the book features seasonal practices; exercises for the body and for writing and reflection; plant, animal, and mineral medicine; and symbolic explorations of the gifts and challenges that arise with seasonal change. Original illustrations by Kate O’Hara illuminate the symbolic richness of the text, and 28 pop-out oracle cards plus 4 bound-in pocket pages enhance the invitation for readers to use this interactive guide as an ongoing tool for cultivating the sacred in their own lives.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book was organized so well and the pictures were so wonderful. It allowed me to get in touch with nature in all of the seasons. It was inspirational and helped point me in the right direction with crystals, seasonal plants, nature, and cycles of the year. It helps me have things to write in my journal for the way I feel as the seasons change. This is my first book in this series and I am going to look into the books in the series. The book says it came with cards, but I received a digital version so no cards, but I have seen pictures and they are lovely.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars