A Guide for Building your Herbal + Alchemical Library 📚 . . We get asked all of the time “which herb books do you recommend?” – so we thought it’s about time we just compiled a list for you to have as a resource when you’re thinking of how you’d like to grow your herbal library. . . It can be incredibly helpful while on the plant path to know where to go to get valuable and reliable information about medicinal plants. While it’s highly recommended to enroll in courses to study with specific teachers, it’s also super important to build up a solid library of resources to have available while you are learning about specific plants, as well as the core principles and practices behind a holistic herbal practice. . . Herbalism is only one part of the work we do, so we also included our favorite books on Alchemy and Medical Astrology as well, since they’re the sister sciences to the tradition of herbal medicine we practice. . . Head over to our blog (link in profile) to get the guide for growing your herbal library 🌱 . . 10 points for Gryffindor if anyone can tell me which book this photo is from ✨ . ...and you get a gold star if you give a shoutout for your favorite herb book in the comments below 🌟 . . .
Entering into the vast and untamed ecosystems of the Earth with a true way of seeing is the only way in which we have the capacity to come into a direct place of communication and communion with the Light of Nature, with the expansive spectrum of intelligence within the botanical kingdom. To cultivate a practice of herbal medicine that will facilitate in the evolution and healing of the soul, the spirit, and the body of the people, requires that we ourselves open each layer of the self to be transformed by the touch of the green ones. . . For the medicine we carry within us goes only as deep and far as we have ourselves received. . As we learn to return to our senses, as we find our way down from the entangled web of conditioned patterns within our intellect that disconnects us from the consciousness of nature, as remember how to open our hearts again, we rediscover an essential way of perceiving the world that was once common practice. To truly understand the holistic nature of herbal medicine, it is imperative that we cultivate the capacity to perceive holistically, to see patterns of wholeness within the natural world, as well as within ourselves and the people knocking on our door asking, . . “can you help me?” . And while they are indeed asking for your help, there is a deeper part of them that is being called back to the Earth, some ancient element of the self that is trying to remember its place in the natural order of things, that is trying to heal itself beyond the symptoms in the body. Indeed, the herbalist is a healer, but it is the plants themselves that do the real doctoring. It is our duty to merely be a vessel through which they work through, an instrument for their healing to operate upon the sick and wounded. We have to get out of their way, to understand their true nature, their unique language, and to till the soil of our souls and spirits so they can grow inside of us, to become a part of who we are, to allow them to photosynthesize the Light of Nature within our hearts and minds. . . - a little excerpt from Chapter 4: Conscious Dreaming in the Forest from the book Sajah’s working on writing 🌿✨ . . . #EvolutionaryHerbalism #theplantpath
We’re growing our Evolutionary Herbalism family 🌱 and are now ✨HIRING✨ to bring in more team members to support our mission of spreading plant medicine wisdom out into the world 🌬🍃✨ . . For 8 years my husband Sajah and I have built this herbalism school from the ground up on our own. It’s been humbling and inspiring to see this little seedling we planted, grow and expand, bearing fruits which are nourishing tens of thousands of herbal enthusiasts across this Mother Earth. . . On this new moon of this new year, we’re ready to welcome two new people in to join our small team of three (just Sajah, me and our friend & assistant Elisha) to support the work we’re doing and help the plants to reach more people’s lives. . . If you’re interested in learning more about the positions we’re hiring for, you can get all the info and the application here: www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/joinourteam . . NOTE: One of the positions can work remotely from wherever you are. The other is open to southern Oregon locals since it’s an on-site job in our Spagyrics lab. . . IMPORTANT: Serious inquiries only. Due to the high volume of interest we have, please don’t DM or put questions on this post - we cannot keep up with answering questions here on Instagram about the many details of the jobs. If you have questions, please read through all of the documents provided on the webpage listed above and then email us at email@example.com so we can be in communication. Applications due by Jan. 22nd . . Thank you!!! We look forward to hearing from you! . . . . Photo of our assistant Elisha with one of our favorite plant allies, Devil’s Club (Oplopanax horridus) in the forests of our Cascadia homeland 💚
every day is like a marriage with this land. every morning devoting my heart to tending this Mother Earth I get to live with 🌲 again and again, day after day, affirming my commitment to care for and protect the land and water 💧 and though there’s storms and a lot of sweat & labor involved - every day, again and again, the beauty of this relationship fills me with the greatest love 💜
It’s official. The contract’s been signed and the first 3 chapters have been sent in to the editor. Sajah’s book on Evolutionary Herbalism is going to be published by North Atlantic Books!!! It’s scheduled to be released Spring 2019 🤘🏼😝🤘🏼 . . He’s been hiding away in his writing den, leaving parts of this world behind to enter the realm where plants speak, where creativity surges and flows like springs from the earth. It’s been stretching and challenging him to dig in deeper than ever before and listen to the non-linear language of the heart of nature and then find out how to translate it into written form. . . The pieces he’s shared with me so far are utterly beautiful and incredibly profound. I’m so proud of my husband and am excited to see how this book comes together and how it’s going to evolve the way we work with herbal medicines. ✨🌿✨
in the depths of winter when the veils are thin and the magic is high 🌬