Medicine of The People, By The People, For The People

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 inspire people of all ages and cultures, far beyond the hard core herbalist community.  Thank you Sarah!  And thank you friends… for reposting and sharing. –Kiva MEDICINE OF THE PEOPLE – BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE The International Herbal Resurgence Learns and Celebrates In Arizona by Sarah SuperNova “To Omen, they were not just wondrous sunshine-eating entities, without whom humans and most of the...

Plant Healer Magazine Interview with Sean Donahue

Plant Healer Magazine Interview with Sean Donahue

Plant Healer Interview: Sean Donahue In dialogue with Jesse Wolf Hardin Sean Donahue has been a devoted component of Plant Healer and the Medicine of The People/TWH conference since the very beginning, and will be bringing some compelling classes to the upcoming event in Arizona, Sept. 13th through 16th. Plant Healer Magazine: Welcome, it’s good to be including you here.While we are happy to feature interviews with the most famous of contemporary herbalists, it is also a special commitment of ours to showcase, support and further the work of both younger generations of herbalists and those still less widely known.  We applaud all who are making their mark in their own personal style, putting their heart into this work with scant income and very little...

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 always been about the Medicine Of The People, offering a home for the edge dwellers of herbalism, independents and outliers, but no less so an intended home to the professional and the accredited.  We share with the AHG a dedication to the protection and furtherance of herbalism, and applaud the Guild’s emphasis on continuing to evolve and become ever more representational, attracting new people and...

Interview with Curandero Charles Garcia

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 and unique personal style impresses, excites, amazes and sometimes offends or dismays, but never fails to earn a reaction.  How to describe him?  The Doc is a street warrior known to go around packing love, savvy and herbs in his quest to tend the hearts and bodies of society’s diverse underprivileged, its unseen fringe dwellers and needy outliers.  He is Teresita seeing to the wounded in the most...

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

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 column, and to our contemporary herbal community. Matthew is also teaching on related subject matter at this year’s Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference in the lakes region of northern Arizona! –Kiva Rose and Jesse Wolf Hardin Greek Herbal Medicine: The Four Qualities and the Four Degrees by Matthew Wood Excerpted From the Summer Issue of Plant Healer Magazine To Read the entire piece, subscribe...

What Herbalists Really Want

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 with which the so-called “opposite sex” can measure and then hopefully improve their desirability.  The language and priorities change some over time, with versions from the 19th and early 20th centuries often sounding ridiculous to modern ears.  That said, many of the same themes tend to appear again and again from one era to the next.  Women, it is claimed, want a man of strong...