Jun 082014
 
The Healing Arts & The Art Of Healing

Intro: The following is a chapter from our newest book The Enchanted Healer, by my partner Jesse Wolf Hardin.  The Enchanted Healer is our only full-length book with all full-color pages, covering the topics like herbalism and shamanism, medicines of the enchanted forest, body/mind balance, the heightening of awareness and the senses, plant spirit and [...]

Feb 102014
 
Unity Manifesto: Celebrating Differences, Healing Schisms

UNITY MANIFESTO: Celebrating Differences, Healing Schisms by Jesse Wolf Hardin Factionalism & Diversity Plant Healer is dedicated to encouraging and celebrating diversity in herbalism.  This means including, welcoming, and empowering students, enthusiasts and practitioners of every kind, from hobbyists and plant-fans to folk herbalists, clinicians and academics, no matter what their level of expertise or [...]

Jan 232014
 
A Holistic View of Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, & ADHD

Asperger’s and Autism are much misunderstood conditions, featuring brain and behavioral patterns that are abnormal but in some ways more interesting and advantageous.  The problem for anyone dealing with this condition, is finding the healthiest ways of functioning in this society without dissing one’s true nature, gifts and needs.  Asperger’s has made things difficult for [...]

Dec 092013
 
Interviewing Jesse Wolf Hardin of Plant Healer

Interview with Plant Healer CoCreator JESSE WOLF HARDIN by Melanie Pulla My dear life and work partner Wolf Hardin has interviewed over 30 different herbalists and wildcrafters for Plant Healer Magazine (www.PlantHealerMagazine.com) and books over the past 5 years, sharing the in-depth stories of the best known herbalists but also up and coming new voices [...]

Nov 042012
 
Plant Totems: Identifying Our Most Personal Herbal Ally by Jesse Wolf Hardin

The following is excerpted from a much longer piece featured in the current issue of Plant Healer Magazine, and that will be included in Wolf’s next book, “Finding Our Medicine”.  As far as I know it is the most extensive and inspirational work ever done on the seldom explored subject of personal, practical plant totems.  [...]

Sep 032012
 
Medicine of The People, By The People, For The People

Intro: The following is an article appearing in the Sept. issue of Northern Arizona’s much loved culture and entertainment paper “The Noise.”  Adroit author Sarah interviewed Wolf and myself for this lengthy article on folk herbalism, Wolf’s powerful new novel The Medicine Bear, and the 2012 Medicine of The People conference Sept. 13-16…. meant to [...]

Aug 172012
 

We’re pleased to help announce the 2012 American Herbalist Guild Symposium, Synergy in Herbalism, held October 19-21 at the lovely Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania, open to non-members and members alike.  Excellent classes with a clinical focus offer something for advanced as well as beginning students of this craft. Traditions In Western Herbalism Conference has [...]

Jul 302012
 
Interview with Curandero Charles Garcia

Plant Healer Interview with Charles “Doc” Garcia (curandero) In Dialogue With Jesse Wolf Hardin – May, 2012 Doc Garcia is the founder of the California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism, street herbalist and well intentioned provocateur, as well as a regular Plant Healer writer and teacher at the Traditions In Western Herbalism Conferences.  His teachings [...]

Jul 172012
 
Greek Herbal Medicine: The Four Qualities and the Four Degrees by Matthew Wood

Intro: The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2012 issue Plant Healer, herbalist Matthew Wood’s excellent explanation of the basics of Greek Herbal Medicine, a predecessor to subsequent Western herbal healing traditions.  This never before published work is an example of the contributions Matt has been making to Plant Healer Magazine through his regular [...]

Jun 142012
 
What Herbalists Really Want

Excerpted from the current issue of Plant Healer Magazine! What Herbalists Really Want: Manifesting Calling & Purpose, Competency & Excellence, Acknowledgment & Income… & Avoiding Being Average! by Jesse Wolf Hardin It seems that at some point in every generation, articles and posters pop up titled something like “What Women (or Men) Really Want,” checklists [...]

May 272012
 
Whitewater-Baldy Wildfire Close To Anima - May 27 Map

(Please see the Anima Blog for the previous post talking more about the fire) Whitewater/Baldy Wildfire May 27 Update and Latest Map Now Level With Anima Sanctuary and Only 10 Miles East of Us The Whitewater-Baldy continued it’s mad race yesterday, the 50mph winds pushing the flames hard and fast.  If the winds had continued [...]

Mar 302012
 
Critical Intuition Excerpt by Paul Bergner

Critical Intuition: Knowing The Difference Between Intuiting & Projecting Excerpted from the Herbal Rebel Column in the now available Spring 2012 Issue of Plant Healer Magazine by Paul Bergner In previous columns, I have spoken of a Four Directions model of obtaining knowledge, of study, that may be applied to herbalism or any other field [...]