About this Course
From midsummer to midwinter, many cultures and spiritual traditions celebrate and honor their ancestors. Some believe that the veil between the human world and the spirit world weakens as the darkness of winter descends. Plants and herbs are often used to increase the thinning of the veil, provide a connection to the spirit world, inspire visions and lucid dreaming. Many of these same plants provide resilience in the darkness, whether it’s the darkness of winter or the darkness of a vision.
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, 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
Lessons are delivered directly to your inbox, and the course begins as soon as you register!
About Your Guide:
Leah Wolfe, MPH, is a full-time herbalist living on a farm in NE Ohio. She has a background in public health research and health education but has a penchant for the unexplainable. The Trillium Center, an educational project, emerged during the depths of winter 2012 when the thinning veil allowed her to see her path as a teacher alongside the great lake of Erie. The Trillium Center is run out of BLD farm, a small homesteading farm where she teaches people how to identify, process, and use wild plants. Classes are taught in a straw bale classroom made with local clay mixed with straw and cattail fluff. Leah travels cross country to gather plants in many ecosystems and teaches where ever there are people who want to learn more about plants and medicine. Contact her about having a class in your area. Now she is bringing you some online tools for inspiration during the dark days of winter. Contact Leah at trilliumcenter.org