How many times as herbal explorers/practitioners do we wonder how humans came to understand the healing properties of plants?
In the beginning, it wasn’t by science. It was through observation, personal experience and deep spiritual connection. In current herbal training, we are taught anatomy & physiology, chemical constituents, herbal actions and tissue states, formulation and materia medica, to name a few. And all of these teachings are critical to our practice. But how often are we taught how to connect from a spiritual standpoint to the plants themselves? They are the primary teachers. These spirits have a consciousness, when approached respectfully, can be the gateway to a level of healing that can significantly deepen your practice, your life and your connection to Mother Earth. How many times have we sat in front of our herbs when formulating, and end up choosing a plant, not for what it is supposed to do on paper, but from a “feeling” you get. That “feeling” is vitally important when helping our clients, our families and ourselves.
In shamanic cultures, once a true connection to a plant spirit ally has occurred, that one plant can help heal and bring balance far beyond what its chemical makeup says it ought to be able to do.
So let’s learn to listen to our green allies!
During this course we will be exploring….
- Basic shamanic journeying techniques through which you will connect to plant spirit allies/teachers.
- Energetic Pulse Techniques
- Drop Dosing
- Plant Spirit Dieting and Ceremony
- Shen Tonics for Emotional Symptom Pictures and Soul Loss
- Herbal Divination
- Creating Your Own Herbal Energetic Material Medica
3 hour Classes every two weeks on Wednesdays beginning on June 1st.
To reserve your space in this class, we need a $100 deposit or full payment (offered at a sliding scale) which is refundable up to 2 weeks before the start date (May 18th). If you pay a deposit, we need full payment by May 18th, and after that point payment is nonrefundable.
Cost is offered on a sliding scale. Please pay at the level you are able to.
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
When: These Wednesday evenings – June 1st, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, and August 10th.
Shamanic Journeying: Power Animal, Plant Spirit Teacher
Shamanic Journeying: The Garden, Plant Spirit Ally
Plant Dieting & Ceremony
Herbal Divination/Healing: Journeying to Plant Spirit Ally for information for another person, Pendulum Work for creating energetic formulas, Working with Herbal Oracle Decks
Energetic Pulse Taking & Drop Dosing
Shen Tonics & Creating Your Own Energetic Materia Medica
Taught by Danica Connors, Clinical Herbalist, Staff Herbalist at Herban Wellness, and Shamanic Practitioner