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 […]

Feb 272011
The Language of Healing, Guest Post by Jesse Wolf Hardin

The Language of Healing: The Power Of Conscious Vernacular & Deliberate Terminology by Jesse Wolf Hardin An Excerpt from the full length article, in the March Issue of Plant Healer: A Journal of Traditional Western Herbalism. Languages are forever evolving, depending on shifting understandings and cultural context, the watering down of some definitions and the […]

Jan 252011
The Herbalist’s Inner Sanctum by Jesse Wolf Hardin

The Herbalist’s Inner Sanctum By Jesse Wolf Hardin Excerpted from a larger essay “Imaginariums, Inner Sanctums & Cabinets of Wonder”,  appearing in an upcoming issue of Plant Healer Magazine: There’s something mysterious – and therefore entirely irresistible to a child – about exploring a parent or grandparent’s special or private space.  It may be […]

Dec 132010
December Update

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged us to take a break, after nonstop deadlines around the 2011 TWH Conference organizing and the production of the first ever Plant Healer Magazine.  There are still lots of tasks to be done this month on both projects, as well as tons of emails needing answering… but that […]

Jun 222010
Herbal Conformism and the Illusion of Normalcy by Jesse Wolf Hardin

Herbal Conformism and the Illusion of Normalcy: A Response to Charles W. Kane from the ‘Freak-Show Field’ by Jesse Wolf Hardin Intro: Charles W. Kane is an experienced clinical herbalist and self described “veteran of the war against terrorism.”  Unlike the majority of modern day herbalists, he would not be likely to describe our field […]

Jun 132010
The Medicine Woman Mobile Clinic

Friends and clients joined in celebrating the launch of herbalist Kiva Rose’s mobile Village-Herbalist Clinic at her office in Catron County, New Mexico, in a formalizing of her years of providing herbal health consultations to the residents of this singularly remote region of the American Southwest. The Medicine Woman Mobile Clinic: What it Means to […]

Feb 092010
The Care-Taker of Plants: Invasive Species, Natives, Healing and Wholeness

This is my partner, Jesse Wolf Hardin’s most recent piece concerning healing and the plants, and I thought my blog readers would enjoy and benefit from his experience-driven insights and understandings. They originate from his many decades of intensive land restoration here at the Animá Botanical Sanctuary as well as his groundbreaking work as an […]

Jan 252010
 Because It’s Good For You: On Authority, Certification & Law - by Jesse Wolf Hardin

I hope you enjoy this very timely piece on authority, regulation and certification by my partner Jesse Wolf Hardin. This applies to every aspect of our lives, but is perhaps especially applicable to lay herbalists and other folk tradition based healers at this moment in time. -Kiva Because It’s Good For You: Insurgent Thoughts On […]