The Traveling Medicine Show: Herbs, Empowerment & Entertainment

The Traveling Medicine Show: Herbs, Empowerment & Entertainment

  THE TRAVELING MEDICINE SHOW Herbs, Empowerment & Entertainment for The Common Folk by Jesse Wolf Hardin An Advance Excerpt From The Upcoming Winter Issue of Plant Healer Magazine To read the entire 5,000 word article, subscribe at: www.PlantHealer.org “I was born in the wagon of a travelin’ show, mother used to dance for the money they’d throw.  Father would do whatever he could, preach a little gospel, sell a couple bottles of Doctor Goode’s.”   –Cher (Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves) Imagine if you will, an incidence of herbal edification and hungered-for entertainment that would repeat itself again and again all across rural America.  The site might be a town square, a popular dusty crossroads, the speaker’s platform at a “newfangled” air show...

Melanie Pulla Reviews The Plant Healer’s Path

Melanie Pulla Reviews The Plant Healer’s Path

THE PLANT HEALER’S PATH A New Book by Jesse Wolf Hardin with Kiva Rose, David Hoffman, Paul Bergner, Phyllis Light & More 300 Pages, Hardbound Limited Edition $39 – Order your personal copy from the Bookstore & Gallery page at: www.PlantHealer.org Do you have a store or catalog?  Please consider ordering 10 or more softcover books at a 40% wholesale discount – only $17.40 each.  For full details, download this pdf: Plant Healer’s Path Wholesale Info _______________________________ BOOK REVIEW by Melanie Pulla (HerbGeek.com): If you have been searching for the pulse of American herbal medicine, then you will absolutely find it in Jesse Hardin’s The Plant Healer’s Path.  A great amount of herbal learning currently focuses on the how, what, and...

2013 Herbal Resurgence Reviews – and 2014 HerbFolk Teachers Announced!

2013 Herbal Resurgence Reviews – and 2014 HerbFolk Teachers Announced!

2014 HerbFolk Gathering Teachers Confirmed! Plant Healer’s 2014 event for herbalists will be again held at gorgeous Mormon Lake, in the forests south of Flagstaff and the incomparable Grand Canyon – Sept 18th-21st LONGER CLASSES: You asked for longer, more in-depth classes, and we’ve done as asked: no classes will be shorter than 2 full hours, with many 3 hrs. and 5 hrs. long. In keeping with our Enchanted Forest theme, our awesome teachers will be be presenting classes with a folkloric/mythic component as well as clinical and hands-on audience participation.  Make plans now to attend next Sept. 18-21st.  Keep abreast of the latest updates as well as read a trove of articles and interviews for herbalists by subscribing to the FREE Plant Healer...

Plant Healer Annual Coming Soon – Deadline For Ads

Plant Healer Annual Coming Soon – Deadline For Ads

New Plant Healer Annual Coming Soon – Deadline For Ads ––––––––––––––––––––––––– The 2013 Plant Healer Annual Most of you know that we publish Plant Healer Annual books each year, annual collections of all the Plant Healer Magazine articles, photos and art, available only to member subscribers of the digital journal.  We just finished compiling the 2014 edition, 1,030 8.5×11” pages chock full of information and inspiration for herbalists, wildcrafters and plant lovers of all kinds.  Authors include Paul Bergner, Susun Weed, Matt Wood and dozens more insightful practitioners.  Once again the Annual is too large for a single book and will have to be printed and sold in 2 thick volumes! –––––––– For Sale December 1st This year’s collections will be released for...

2014 HerbFolk Gathering: Last Call For Teacher Proposals, New Theme

2014 HerbFolk Gathering: Last Call For Teacher Proposals, New Theme

Last Call For Teacher Proposals, New Theme: 2014 HerbFolk Gathering PlantHealer.org –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Final Call For 2014 Teacher Proposals The next Plant Healer event – the Herbfolk Gathering, Sept 18-21 – is going to have some truly awesome teachers creating a new format like no other… and we have just a very few class slots left for anyone wanting to submit a proposal. You don’t have to be a big name in herbalism to be considered, you just have to have a personal contribution to make that fits our special theme and approach. All classes will ideally include: 1. A folkloric, historic, mythic or storytelling component or thread; 2. A practical component such as clinical, research, usage and materia medica; and 3. A hands-on component, be it...

The Witch at the Edge of the Woods: Introversion and Otherness In The Herbalist

The Witch at the Edge of the Woods: Introversion and Otherness In The Herbalist

By Kiva Rose ~Originally Published in Plant Healer Magazine~ . “I do not want to be human. I want to be myself. They think I’m a lion, that I will chase them. I will not deny that I have lions in me. I am the monster in the wood. I have wonders in my house of sugar. I have parts of myself I do not yet understand.” - Cat Valente, Silently and Very Fast . Lost in the forest, you happen upon a small woman gathering meaty brown mushrooms from a decaying tree stump. At first, you feel relieved to find another human after hours of wandering desperately in search of civilization. You suppose she might be a traveler like yourself, forced to subsist on woodland fare while waiting for help to arrive. That is, until you notice the knife in her belt with its bone...