A Guide to Understanding Healing Plants 
By Jochen Bockemühl
Mercury Press, 2011
Vol. I: Paperback; ISBN 978-0-936132-27-3; 184 pages; $32 
Vol. II: Paperback; ISBN 978-0-936132-24-2; 241 pages; $36

Vol. II is currently out of print.

 


A Guide to Understanding Healing Plants – Vol. I: Contents


Foreword
Introduction
I. Changing Knowledge of Substances in Healing Plants
II. Unconscious Connections of Man and Animals with Substances
III. Developing the Perceptual Capacity of Thinking
IV. Contemplating Metamorphosis as ‘Grasping the Spiritual with the Soul’
V. Substance Formation and its Perception at Various Levels
VI. Effects of Natural Substances on Human Beings – Form, Color, Smell, Taste, Composition
VII. Health and Disease Considered from the Viewpoint of a Direct Meeting with a Person
VIII. Two Examples of Plant Observation: Yarrow and Chamomile
Appendix

A Guide to Understanding Healing Plants – Volume II:  Contents

Foreword
Introduction
I. Steps in Cognition
II. A Revision of the Alchemical Concepts of Sal, Mercury, Sulfur and Ash based on Experience
III. Human Organs as Orientations toward the World
IV. Getting to Know Plant Substance through Seeing, Smelling, Tasting and Touching
V. Ways to a New Understanding of Chemistry
VI. Chemical Elements as Principles of Action in the Context of Nature
VII. A Comparison of Chicory and Dandelion
VIII. Effects of Substances in Common Horsetail and Common Valerian
IX. Menodoron as an Example of a Specific Compound of Five Healing Plants
X. Pharmaceutical Processes
Appendices