July 30 – August 27
Sliding Scale $100 – 200
In generations past, the medicine and magic of plants were woven together seemlessly, as witches and Cunningfolk tended to the healing of bodies, the transformation of lives, and the negotiation of relationships between the community they served and the worlds beyond the hedge and beyond the veil.
How can these traditions inform the work of herbalists today? How can we bring magic into the herbal clinic?
In this course, we will explore:
- The inseparable nature of magic and medicine
- Grounding, clearing, and protection for practitioners and clients
- Spellcraft in the creation of protocols and formulae
- Invoking and evoking plant spirits in healing work
- Baths, incense, talismans, and other magical forms of plant medicine
- Intersections of divination and dia-gnosis
Each week there will be a new lecture — participants can call in to hear the lecture live and ask questions and share comments or can listen to a recording at a later time. Lectures will begin at 6:00 p.m. PDT each Tuesday that the course runs. There will also be an online forum for further discussion.
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About the teacher:
Sean Donahue is a traditional herbalist and witch living in Victoria, BC. He teaches herbal energetics in the School of Western Herbal Medicine at Pacific Rim College, and is a Priest and a keeper of the Green Wand in the BlackHeart Line of the Anderson Feri Tradition of Witchcraft. For Sean, magic, medicine, and poetry are all expressions of a deep connection to the living Earth, and personal, cultural, and ecological healing are inextricably linked.