The Taste of Healing: Understanding Herbal Energetics

The Taste of Healing: Understanding Herbal Energetics

Folks who have been reading this blog for any length of time at all are probably very familiar with my emphasis on herbal energetics, and how important I feel they are to learn to avoid the frustration of hit and miss treatment. Essentially, energetics provide a look at the essential tendencies of both plants and people, so that we can match them together most effectively. You can read more about my approach to energetics right here.  A few years ago, I did a multimedia course that covered the big picture of energetics, from sensory awareness to taste and impression to actions to constitutions. A number of folks were so excited by the process, that they wanted even more in depth training, especially when it came to the nitty gritty application. One of the...

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...

Post-Conference News & Updates

Post-Conference News & Updates We’re back home again at the Anima wilderness sanctuary, after a week away from home and family.  With the likely ending of the rains, our river has dropped back down to thigh or crotch depth, after growing to nearly fill the canyon on the day before we left.  All the water-gap fences meant to protect the greenery from free ranging cattle have been washed away or buried, and the river crossings on our primitive jeep trail will likely remain impossible to drive across for some time to come.  Loba awaits delivery and installation of an electric water pump and solar power for the kitchen, but alas nothing will be brought in except on our backs this season.  It is lovely, though, to walk among the wind tossed cottonwoods as the sway...

Wading Floods – Excited About Herbal Resurgence

Wading Floods – Excited About Herbal Resurgence

PreConference Greetings! Sorry about the repeat posting on the Medicine Woman’s Roots blog regarding the Interviews book, it seems WordPress randomly decided to republish an announcement from last April (Note: technology, experts and government – 3 things we’re told to trust instead of ourselves!). Preparations for the Herbal Resurgence Finale continue at a breathtaking pace.  By the the time the first of you arrive on Sept 19th, the last task will have been tended to and a wonderful event will be ensured.  It’s a happy thing how many folks are coming, and how very excited everyone is to be either getting ready for the trip or else are already on their way.  It will be awhile before Kiva’s next post, and she’ll be off FaceBook and unavailable for emails...

Herbal Resurgence Time! – Revised Schedule & Day Passes

Herbal Resurgence Time! – Revised Schedule & Day Passes

2013 Herbal Resurgence Time! Day Passes & Revised Class Schedule Sept. 19th marks the opening of the 4th Annual Plant Healer conference and celebration for herbalists and folks into empowered self care: The Herbal Resurgence Finale: Medicine Of The People. The excitement is building as we get dozens of happy email each day about the upcoming celebration.  Attendance numbers have exceeded our hopes this year, with people coming from all over the U.S. and Canada.  We’re getting packed and ready to go, hiking all our conference supplies out through waist deep water now that the river that runs through our wild sanctuary has swelled with the seasonal monsoon rains.  We expect to be on site by midday on the 18th, with set-up that evening and registration opening...

Vendor & Info Tables Available for Herbal Resurgence

Vendor & Info Tables Available for Herbal Resurgence

Vendor & Info Tables available for the 2013 HERBAL RESURGENCE CONFERENCE & CELEBRATION Sept 19-22 – Mormon Lake, AZ 50 Classes taught by 30 Teachers There are just a few vendor and information tables available in our Healer’s Market building at this year’s Herbal Resurgence Finale held at beautiful forested Mormon Lake, Arizona, Sept 19th through 22nd. Offer consultations or massage therapy, sell your natural health products, or get the word out about your school or other business or cause to this highly focused herbal-loving audience. Herb sellers, schools, medicine makers, plant-hearted craftspeople and others are welcomed to apply while any tables remain available.  Our policy is only to rent tables after making sure one is reserved for any of...