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: www.PlantHealerMagazine.com 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 […]