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  • Published: 24 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241471937
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Awakening Artemis

Deepening Intimacy with the Living Earth and Reclaiming Our Wild Nature




A personal journey of self-healing through reconnecting with nature and rewilding the mind

We all come from different cultures and practice different spiritual traditions, but we have one thing in common: we are all of the earth. Vanessa Chakour, founder of the rewilding programme Sacred Warrior, takes us on a journey to deepen our relationship with ourselves and the environment. Awakening Artemis is her love letter to the earth.

Sharing her personal journey of rewilding, her stories act as tools, both practical and inspirational, to encourage growth, healing and reconnection to the regenerative power of the natural world. Vanessa will help you embrace the strength and beauty in the wild, the weeds, and the unsavoury parts of yourself in order to grow and heal. By allowing yourself and the earth to flourish and awakening your inner Artemis, Chakour promises that you will find joy, peace, compassion for yourself, others, and the planet.

  • Published: 24 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241471937
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Praise for Awakening Artemis

'There is a sweetness and very real intimacy in Vanessa Chakour's stories of her relations with plants that is rare to find; there is a humbleness as well, which is even rarer. I loved Awakening Artemis; I think you will too'

Stephen Harrod Buhner, award-winning author of The Lost Language of Plants

'The human relationship to the natural world-Nature-is changing . . . has to change. Vanessa Chakour gifts us an intimate, unique, inspiring autobiography of what it means to bring together plant, animal, and human. At the center of her experience stands Artemis-not a metaphor or a historical goddess but an experience, a unification of the wild; the feminine; healing plants; healing wolves; Nature as a living, conscious, intelligent being; activism; mysticism; and Vanessa herself'

Matthew Wood, author of Seven Herbs and The Book of Herbal Wisdom, founder of Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism

'Vanessa Chakour has so many gifts of wisdom to share with the world. In Awakening Artemis, Vanessa Chakour weaves together a rich tapestry of compelling personal narrative with the medicines and teachings of plants so we can get to know the plants themselves as beings. This intoxicating read facilitates, as Chakour calls it, a 'deep remembering' or soul medicine, a healing salve that hits the right spot, awakening readers to their own true gifts. The Botany of Desire meets Braiding Sweetgrass meets Women Who Run With the Wolves'

Mallory Lance, founder and editor in chief of Ravenous Zine

'A revolutionary work of reverence for the plant kingdom. Vanessa weaves her own intimate story together with the wisdom of the plants and an exploration of her ancestral roots. The result is an empowering and transformative text about rewilding ourselves and reconnecting with the natural world'

Heidi Smith, MA, RH (AHG), author of The Bloom Book: A Flower Essence Guide to Cosmic Balance

A beautifully written and deeply personal book that provides and entirely new perspective on the 'personalities' of herbs. Vanessa's own personal experience is expertly woven into the healing properties of these wondrous herbal allies, in a book that is both touching and enlightening. Brimming full of history, folklore and herbology insights, Awakening Artemis is an amazing fusion of herbal knowledge and personal reflection

Brooke Mackay-Brock, Black Moon Botanica

Awakening Artemis is the call of the wild in the dusk of the forest, a visceral turning inside out of the paternalist paradigm and a devoted, sweeping bow to Mother Earth. It is a deeply personal exposé on the author's life so far and a gloriously practical manual on human-plant relationships for both seekers in the woods and dreamers on the rooftops

Àdhamh Ó Broin

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