Johanna Paungger-Poppe & Thomas Poppe are Europe’s most successful non-fiction writers. Their books have reached a printed edition of more than 14 million copies in the German language and millions more in 24 other languages.
Johanna is one of ten children of a farmer in the Tyrolean mountains (Austria). She was raised to respect the local wisdom that has been kept alive for centuries and handed down from one generation to the next. When she was young, Johanna’s grandfather took her in as his apprentice and, over the course of many years, passed on the ancient traditions. Her knowledge includes the art of living in harmony with the moon and healing traditions using herbs, color, movement, bodywork, nutrition, and more. In 1983 Johanna began giving lectures with one goal in mind: To keep alive and pass on the ancient knowledge that had been given to her.
Thomas is the author of more than 20 books and is an Aikido master. With his wife Johanna Thomas has co-authored nine books including several bestsellers that have made her valuable knowledge available to the general public. Its subjects comprise living in harmony with the moon, ancient healing traditions using herbs, color, movement, bodywork, nutrition, organic farming and more. After publication of their first book in 1991 the number of Austrian farmers switching from industrial to organic rose tenfold in the space of eight years.