Fun, accessible, and exceptionally crafted…
Broome meticulously explains entire mythology and history of native Canadian trees in her user-friendly and fun-to-read debut. Brief and to the point, each rune depicts the significance of the salient tree within its physical environment while mirroring historical, cultural, ecological and mythical factors surrounding it. Broome dedicates individual chapters to each species, weaving together research, personal observations, and musings on both their spiritual importance to our lives and their place in folklore and history. Chapter on “elm,” for example, portrays how during the medieval period, the tree may have kept the residents of the small town of Senarpont, near Paris, safe while Black Death ravaged Europe. The famous yew bows of the victorious English archers at the Battle of Agincourt, meanwhile, helped change the course of European history. She discusses how the tree runes impart wisdom, healing, and spiritual guidance, helping a person reach a more harmonious inner life. This beautiful work that’s both comprehensive and rests firmly on a solid foundation of knowledge, deserves every plant lover’s attention.
The Talking Forest
Tree Runes for a New Millennium
Pub date May 9, 2022
Price $25.00 (USD) Paperback, $7.99 Kindle edition