The Language of Flowers
By Marthe Seguin-Fontes
On Valentine¿s Day, birthdays, graduations, weddings, any special day, we all 'say it with flowers', bestowing our congratulations and love with bouquets and plants. Each blossom has a special association and emotion of its very own. Nothing could be lovelier than this enchanting guide to the language of flowers, filled with poetry and illustrated with delicate and crisp full page water colours. Pink sprigs of heather stand for 'solitude', for that is how they grow on hills and escarpments. For the chrysanthemum, colour matters: red ones say 'I love you', blue signifies truth, and yellow suggests a fragile romance. Happy are those who receive irises, for good news will soon arrive. Among the many poets who add beauty and harmony to the paintings: Virgil, Shakespeare, Hugo, Rimbaud, Lorca, and Beckett.
By Sig Lonegren
For thousands of years, in many different cultures and in many diverse forms, the labyrinth¿s enigmatic shape has reappeared to tantalise archaeologists and historians. What were these magical mazes used for, and why? What meaning could they hold for us today? Through myths, stories, and symbolism we enter the labyrinths sacred space and into its very heart where we can reach and understand its mysteries: how it enhances awareness and forces us to become attuned to the convoluted path in order to achieve our goal. As we work our way through various forms, from ancient Greece to Native America, through its legends, links with dream energy, role in women¿s history, energies and planetary connections, we are given practical projects for personal growth.