Ahhh, the life of a wanderer. Is it as romantic as it sounds
or a way filled with misery and hardship? Maybe it depends
on what you know and who taught you, if anyone.
Levy trusted her instincts and chose to absorb the customs
of the wise nomads, the masters from around the world.
Traveler's Joy is a first-person account of facts,
observations, poems, memories, guides, and tips, based upon
these experiences. Levy explains how to stay healthy and strong,
provides various recipes for wounds, fevers, poisonings and
stings, and shares her happy, free approach to life.
From the time she was old enough to leave home, Levy wanted
to follow the nomad way. Her travels first began in the late
nineteen thirties. She left a northern England university
where she studied veterinary medicine. After being disappointed
by modern medicines ability to save animals she began to think
about the healing powers of herbs. Thus, her research began.
Eventually, Levy decided to become a modern "Scholar
of the book include:
* Foreword by Helen Scott Nearing
•About fire and weather
Also, sprinkled throughout the book, are lovely poems by
various people and peaceful sketchings.
Excerpt from the book:
" Aromatic plants scent the air and are unusually strong
before wet weather; they are opening out to receive the coming
* House flys swarming indoors in large numbers are a sign
rain is due.
* Goats and sheep bleating unduly foretell bad weather, often
* Cows lie down for long sessions before storms. They are
said to be keeping their udders warm.
* The woodpecker cries with unusual loudness before rain,
and owls hoot loud and frequently before a night storm.What
are others saying?
Helen Scott Nearing has written this:
"This book is a joy to travel through. She stays healthy
and strong in all situations, but gives recipes in detail
for combating all types of ailments."
Along with all the positive points, this book just might
change the way gypsies are believed to be. These people revealed
to Levy unique wisdom, knowledge, hardiness and beauty.
Traveler's Joy does what it claims, which is to
celebrate the delights of the wanderer‚s life, provide
information on how to live simply, enjoy the beauty of it,
and supply Levy's observations made along the way. It instructs
while persuading one to realize the natural abundance around
This is the third book I've read by this author. All are
thoughtful, enlightening and well organized. I like the way
they make me feel, and the simple, teachings. This incredible
woman led the life of a traveler and lived off what nature
provided while maintaining her health. She recorded tips and
customs from gypsies throughout the world.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in natural living,
traveling, and healing; those curious about gypsies from all
over the world; or those fascinated by interesting people
who've led interesting lives. Traveler's Joy contains
all these elements.
Even if you don't plan to lead the life of a gypsy or nomad,
you'll learn many secrets of survival and healthy living.
After all, life is a trip and surviving it isn't the only
goal. You want to enjoy it along the way too.
“In Memory of Juliette the Grandmother of Herbal medicine”
This collection includes three great herbal medicine books and one video by Juliette de Bairacli Levy, well-known as the "grandmother of herbal medicine."
Nature's Children is a classic book on natural childrearing; it includes remedies, recipes, and fascinating lore.
Traveler's Joy is a unique guide to finding the wild bounty in simple living; Juliette covers topics such as travel, water, dwellings, medicine, and food.
Common Herbs for Natural Health is an essential herbal with lore and uses for 200 herbs including cosmetic, culinary, and medical recipes.
Juliette of the Herbs, the exceptional video included in this collection will delight, entrance, and inspire!
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