Flower Wisdom is an illustrated exploration of the myths, magic and healing powers of the most famous and beloved flowers of the Western Hemisphere.
This is a comprehensive guide full of ancient beliefs but also use around the flowers over time.
From the poppies of Flanders — symbols of sleep and oblivion — to the purity of the lily. But also the faery origin of the daisy. Flower Wisdom explores the ancient beliefs and customs around the many roles that flowers have played in human life over time.
This richly illustrated guide, Flower Wisdom, tells not only the tangible but also about the symbolic properties of these flowers. All flowers are linked to science, culture, religion and economics. Some are used to their healing powers, others become subject of worship, of trade or status.
Katherine Kear has been working with flowers for 25 years, both in commercial and academia. She regularly writes about the folklore, myths, superstitions and traditions that surround the flowers.