Buddhist Healing in Laos: The Fragrant Forest
By Denise Tomecko
In this beautifully illustrated book, the author shares with the reader the age-old secrets of spiritual renewal and physical healing as administered in the Buddhist monasteries of Laos. The knowledge of the use of indigenous jungle plants to provide holistic treatments in mainland Southeast Asia is rapidly being lost, as society modernizes, adopts consumer oriented practices and embraces Western pharmaceuticals.
Painstakingly recording the wisdom of an elderly Buddhist nun accumulated over a lifetime of holistic healing practice, Denise Tomecko introduces us to a wide variety of locally available plants, teas and herbs. The author details their application in sauna rooms, infusions, compresses, ointments and balms and the natural synergy of these treatments with the spiritual renewal experienced in meditation.
Large size 220 x 230 mm
152 pages,40 watercolours, 4 maps