Plant Healer Winter Issue Releases Today
The Winter issue of Plant Healer Magazine is now available in multiple file sizes for you to download, or you can view it in its entirety online. If you are a Member already, sign in to your personal Member Page now. If not, you can subscribe now to receive yours, by going to the Magazine page:
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Our Winter Issue Content
This 270 pages-long Winter issue features another awesome collection of articles by both some of the best known, and newest voices, in the herbal community today.
Paul Bergner thankfully brings us another very potent and personal piece on his medicine wheel of understanding, so important to an effective healing practice. We’re blessed to run another exclusive excerpt from Matthew Wood’s much anticipated new book in progress, and Susun Weed writes about the world of beans in her own inimitable way. We decided to run a classic piece by the Wiccan eco-activist Starhawk redefining what “direct action” and “the work” can mean. Phyllis Light, Jim McDonald and 7Song continue to be some of our’s and this magazine’s most insightful and dependable writer allies, with our buddy 7Song showcasing some of the plants of our Mormon lake conference site, Jim penning one of if not the finest articles on bitters ever written. Likewise, Katja Swift has written for us the best piece we’ve seen about the autistic spectrum and ADD. Phyllis Light once again used the unfolding story of her life to inspire us in the fullest, most balanced living of our own.
Juliet Blankespoor continues her lovely column with a helpful framework and tips for teaching about herbs, Erin Piorier covers Wild Cherry for us, and the knowledge-filled Sam Coffman contributes both a plant monograph and a piece on herbs and snakebites. For this quarter’s interview, we chose the conversation I had with Wildman Brill for the 21st Century Herbalists book, a man famous for being arrested for teaching wildcrafting in N.Y.‘s Central Park! Catherine Skipper gives us another great installment on feeding the soils we grow with. A thank you goes out to the creative Corinne Boyer for covering not only extracting herbs in animal fats but also the mythic lore of the Apple tree, and to Chuck “Doc” Garcia for his powerful streetwise tale of yarrow, service and sorrow. Amy Jean Smith-Alvey blessed us with a well written piece for our kid’s department, wherein her 2.5 year old son, Noah, excitedly demonstrates the processing of Calendula… already he’s an inspiration! We offer a full spread of artwork by our fae friend Katlyn Breene, who also contributes this issue’s beautiful cover art.
Sean Donahue is back which many will be glad of, providing an excellent and very personal article on Devil’s Club. The Root Woman Brie Saussy, columnist Sabrina Lutes, Wendy “Butter” Petty, Rebecca Altman, Merihelen Nuñez and Aleah Sato each in their own ways address the issue of personal identities, roles, and relationships, coming to terms with their voice and place in herbalism as well as one’s essential inhabitation of place, home, land and purpose.
If these don’t make you think, put a tear in your eye, and joy and hope in your hearts…
we don’t know what will!
The Plant Healer Annual Books are Ready to Order
The Plant Healer Annual books are also available beginning today, over 1,000 b&w perfect-bound pages plus their companion Art of Plant Healer book. Though available to Member Subscribers only, you can purchase these books along with your subscription at a considerable discount.
Sold to non-subscribers as well as members is the new 2013 Herbal Resurgence Class Notes & Essays Ebook, 250 pages of detailed herbal information and inspiration.
Note that Wolf or I will sign copies of our Plant Healer’s Path book and 21st Century Herbalists book of interviews to anyone you’d like to give a copy to, just include a note when you order so we know who they should be signed to.
The Free Plant Healer Newsletters – Signup Glitch Fixed
Some of you had trouble signing up for the free Plant Healer Newsletters, but the glitch has been fixed everywhere that the signup box exists, including the front page of the www.PlantHealer.org website. If you’d like to receive over 20 pages of articles and info for herbalists, up to 10 times per year, just fill in your name and email address.
We wish you a Holiday Season of deep healing, deep meaning and joy.
–Wolf & Kiva