The Secret Wisdom of Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood.
Bringing together the timeless insights and practices of motherhood from a range of different cultures around the world, this book shows how a body of inherited know-how, from Native America and Aboriginal Australia to the Middle East and Europe, can inspire and instruct mothers (and fathers) today.
How did the Lakota of North America protect infants from bad dreams? What stories might Maori children be told about the moon? How do the Romanies of eastern Europe foretell the sex of the child? What meaning do English mothers read into birth marks known as "strawberry marks"? World customs and practical wisdom, including herbal remedies for a range of common ailments, are brought together in this brimming treasure chest of mothers' lore.
'Mother & Child' is a book for all mothers who cherish their membership of a privileged and gifted sisterhood - a beautiful compendium to celebrate and enhance their special talents.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 04 / 2001
- 199 x 211mm