I am an herbal elder. I have been studying, teaching, wildcrafting, making medicine, healing, consulting, herbal politicking, and running clinics, dispensaries and retail outlets since 1970.
I recently completed a Masters degree in Environmental Education and Communication to help serve my students and the planet better. I have also trained with Indian mystics and Native elders. I teach modern and traditional systems of healing. I no longer see a fragmented disassociated body or world. Physiologically, I no longer see the body as made up of separate systems, but rather as a matrix, the extracellular matrix. I see the earth, water, sun and sky as sentient beings, along with all the other forms, such as rocks, plants, animals and humans. I teach and practice “sentient openness”. At a deep level, deep transformative healing is possible and probable.
I see herbs as my friends and companions, not as biochemical factories here to serve me. Herbs can heal you just by being in their presence alone, with no need to ingest them. Herbs are light eaters and heal through the transmission of light. I teach my students to find such allies. When we visit the ginkgo tree, I remind my students that six ginkgo trees survived at the epicenter of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and are still alive today. I show my students the beauty of nature.
I wish to share my teachings, from the traditional, like grassroots herbalism, shamanism, and Ayurveda, to the modern, like the extracellular matrix, the zero point field, and the biology of perception. I can speed your journey by guiding you to the right sources for each level of learning.
Being an elder, I can provide and/or guide you to the knowledge that you need to become a proficient healer. I want to train as many young herbalists as I can and get those that want to be recognized as Registered Herbalists by the AHG. I support and believe in the AHG, as I was part of the original crew of herbalists who dreamed of such an organization at Breitenbush Hot Springs so many years ago.
It takes a lot more than information to empower someone. Even if they understand the concepts, they don’t necessarily have the ability to apply them or to achieve the outcomes they wish to. This is education, not just information. I accept the responsibility to do everything I can to support my students. If you do the work, you will become a professional herbalist. Information is cheap. True education comes at a premium. When you make an investment into something, it signals everyone and the universe that you are serious.
Mentoring provides the magic of individual support and the guidance that distinguishes information from education in the first place. Together, we will establish checkpoints to measure how you are reaching your goals, through both group check-ins and individual accountability.
This pilot program is called the Herbal Blossoms Mentorship Collective (http://www.grassrootsherbalism.com/mentoringpilot/) and you will be instrumental in co-creating it with me. If you are interested, you can contact me through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text or phone (250-592-7544).
Cost for the pilot program is $75.00 US or $97.00 CAN per month based on a 6 month contract.