Plant Healer Annual Coming Soon – Deadline For Ads

Plant Healer Annual Coming Soon – Deadline For Ads

New Plant Healer Annual Coming Soon – Deadline For Ads ––––––––––––––––––––––––– The 2013 Plant Healer Annual Most of you know that we publish Plant Healer Annual books each year, annual collections of all the Plant Healer Magazine articles, photos and art, available only to member subscribers of the digital journal.  We just finished compiling the 2014 edition, 1,030 8.5×11” pages chock full of information and inspiration for herbalists, wildcrafters and plant lovers of all kinds.  Authors include Paul Bergner, Susun Weed, Matt Wood and dozens more insightful practitioners.  Once again the Annual is too large for a single book and will have to be printed and sold in 2 thick volumes! –––––––– For Sale December 1st This year’s collections will be released for...

The Taste of Healing: Understanding Herbal Energetics

The Taste of Healing: Understanding Herbal Energetics

Folks who have been reading this blog for any length of time at all are probably very familiar with my emphasis on herbal energetics, and how important I feel they are to learn to avoid the frustration of hit and miss treatment. Essentially, energetics provide a look at the essential tendencies of both plants and people, so that we can match them together most effectively. You can read more about my approach to energetics right here.  A few years ago, I did a multimedia course that covered the big picture of energetics, from sensory awareness to taste and impression to actions to constitutions. A number of folks were so excited by the process, that they wanted even more in depth training, especially when it came to the nitty gritty application. One of the...

2014 HerbFolk Gathering: Last Call For Teacher Proposals, New Theme

2014 HerbFolk Gathering: Last Call For Teacher Proposals, New Theme

Last Call For Teacher Proposals, New Theme: 2014 HerbFolk Gathering PlantHealer.org –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Final Call For 2014 Teacher Proposals The next Plant Healer event – the Herbfolk Gathering, Sept 18-21 – is going to have some truly awesome teachers creating a new format like no other… and we have just a very few class slots left for anyone wanting to submit a proposal. You don’t have to be a big name in herbalism to be considered, you just have to have a personal contribution to make that fits our special theme and approach. All classes will ideally include: 1. A folkloric, historic, mythic or storytelling component or thread; 2. A practical component such as clinical, research, usage and materia medica; and 3. A hands-on component, be it...

The Witch at the Edge of the Woods: Introversion and Otherness In The Herbalist

The Witch at the Edge of the Woods: Introversion and Otherness In The Herbalist

By Kiva Rose ~Originally Published in Plant Healer Magazine~ . “I do not want to be human. I want to be myself. They think I’m a lion, that I will chase them. I will not deny that I have lions in me. I am the monster in the wood. I have wonders in my house of sugar. I have parts of myself I do not yet understand.” - Cat Valente, Silently and Very Fast . Lost in the forest, you happen upon a small woman gathering meaty brown mushrooms from a decaying tree stump. At first, you feel relieved to find another human after hours of wandering desperately in search of civilization. You suppose she might be a traveler like yourself, forced to subsist on woodland fare while waiting for help to arrive. That is, until you notice the knife in her belt with its bone...

Post-Conference News & Updates

Post-Conference News & Updates We’re back home again at the Anima wilderness sanctuary, after a week away from home and family.  With the likely ending of the rains, our river has dropped back down to thigh or crotch depth, after growing to nearly fill the canyon on the day before we left.  All the water-gap fences meant to protect the greenery from free ranging cattle have been washed away or buried, and the river crossings on our primitive jeep trail will likely remain impossible to drive across for some time to come.  Loba awaits delivery and installation of an electric water pump and solar power for the kitchen, but alas nothing will be brought in except on our backs this season.  It is lovely, though, to walk among the wind tossed cottonwoods as the sway...