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 […]

Mar 162012
Kids, Common Infections, Herbs & Antibiotics by Aviva Romm

Kids, Common Infections, Herbs & Antibiotics Excerpted from the now available Spring 2012 Issue of Plant Healer Magazine by Aviva Romm September 1, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report on the problem of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for kids. They found that doctors are unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics for kids more than 50% […]

Jan 192012
New Plant Healer Columnist: Phyllis Light - Appalachian Herbalist

It’s important that Plant Healer Magazine not have so many columnists that room runs out for contributions from others.  Last time we announced the addition of quarterly contributions from Susun Weed… and this round, we found we couldn’t resist adding just one final column: . Mountain Medicine: Traditional Healing Folkways by Phyllis Light Phyllis D. […]

Sep 092011
The Wild Herbalist: Class Notes by Jesse Wolf Hardin

THE WILD HERBALIST Steps Towards a More Empowered, Intensely Effective & Satisfying Life & Practice Class Notes by Jesse Wolf Hardin All Photos ©2011 Kiva Rose From the notes for The Wild Herbalist class being taught by Jesse Wolf at the upcoming TWH Conference Saturday, Sept 17th – 2:50-4:50 To Register: www.TraditionsInWesternHerbalism.org Envision a nature-informed, […]

Aug 122011
TWHC 2011 Conference Book and Updates

2011 TWHC UPDATES • First Look at Just Completed Conference Book • Attendance Surpasses Last Year At This Time • Important Conference Details • and… a Canyon Greening Progress on the Traditions In Western Herbalism Conference continues, in a rush of valuable tasks and crazed deadlines. We have a second wonderful outreach helper just volunteered, […]

Jun 302011
Anima Wallow Fire Final Update & Thanks

Anima Wallow Fire Final Update and Thanks • No New Growth in 24 hrs!  Wallow Fire held at 540,000 acres • Fire pump and Sprinklers Arrived and Tested • First breaths of relief • And gratitude, so much gratitude… The situation has steadily improved since the winds of June 5th, and unless conditions drastically change, […]

Jun 302011
Fires of Change: A Wallow Fire Retrospective

The Fires Of Change Passion and Transformation, Destruction and Renewal A Wallow Fire Retrospective by Jesse Wolf Hardin Anima Sanctuary and School Sniff the wind, and it’s not hard to imagine the acrid smell of smoke or the fires of change ever lapping at our heals. They threaten not only our drought-plagued forests and homes, […]

Jun 172011
Wallow Fire Update June 17

Wallow Fire Update New Mexico – June 17 Anima Sanctuary and School by Jesse Wolf Hardin Busy as we are, we feel like we owe it to all those caring and asking, to try to post updates at least every couple of days… and especially given the sad dearth of up to date reports elsewhere.  […]

Jun 102011
Wallow Fire and Emergency Fund

Wallow Fire Update June 10 and  Emergency Fire Fund Set Up by Jesse Wolf Hardin We wake up again to a thick fog of smoke from the swelling Wallow wildfire, with the rising sun tinted a remarkable blood red color.   This is the point in the movie when Bambi and the other creatures of the […]