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Leah Wolfe

Leah is the archetypal herbalist. You know the one. The one who lives at the edge of town, at the edge of the woods, with all the weird plants. Leah directs the Trillium Center (trilliumcenter.org), an educational project for natural arts, and offers musings, traditional medicine, and more at stickmedicine.org.

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About this course

In the spring and fall, many cultures and spiritual traditions celebrate and honor their ancestors and the times of the thinning veil. Some believe that the veil between the human world and the spirit world weakens as the darkness of winter descends and with the rising of late spring. Plants and herbs are often used to open the senses and inspire visions and lucid dreaming. Many of these same plants provide resilience as we shift into the dark days of winter and in the transition of spring greening to summer heat. Both of these times were sacred to many indigenous northern peoples who shifted their lives back and forth from summer camps to winter camps.

Join herbalist Leah Wolfe on this seven-week journey to learn more about the plants of transcendence, the plants of visionaries, and the herbs for the thinning veils. Each lesson will include an in-depth discussion of the herb’s spiritual and medicinal uses, harvesting methods, recipes and activities and techniques to increase your intuition using plant energy.

Course content includes:

Introduction: The Veil Between the Worlds
Lesson 1 : Artemis and her Friends: Sagebrush and Mugwort
Lesson 2: The Green Fairy: Wormwood
Lesson 3: The Healer’s Healer: Yarrow
Lesson 4: Queen Anne’s Lace
Lesson 5: The Mother Bear: Motherwort
Lesson 6: Liquid Courage: St. John's wort
Lesson 7: Herb of Grace: Rue
Lesson 8: The Sacred Bough: Vervain
Lesson 9: The Elder
Lesson 10: Werewolf Root: Spreading Dogbane

The entire outline is here.

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