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, Maia Toll's Wild Wisdom Companion guides readers in developing a personalized earth-based spiritual practice using rituals, writing prompts, recipes, symbols, and reflections tied to each season.
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.
Maia Toll's Wild Wisdom Companion includes a special seasonal wheel featuring beautiful color art from Kate O'Hara, that can be removed from the back of the book, giving readers an easy tool to track the seasons and the corresponding elements that they'll discover in the pages of the book. Readers will turn the wheel at each solstice and equinox to reveal the Element, Energy Center, Plant Medicine, Animal Medicine, and Crystal Medicine that they can invite into their lives to enhance their connection with the cycles of the natural world.