Oct 092018

Announcing The Release of The Latest Plant Healer Book:

Options on The Plant Healer’s Path

by Jesse Wolf Hardin with

Kenneth Proefrock, Kiva Rose Hardin, Jim McDonald, Guido Masé, Paul Bergner,
Phyllis Light, Matthew Wood, Dara Saville, Dave Meesters, Kat MacKinnon,
Juliette Abigail Carr, Laurie Quesinberry, Valerie Camacho, Jade Alicandro Mace,
Sarah Josey, & Nick Walker

416 pages – Over 800 illustrations
Softcover B&W: $39 – Full-Color Ebook: $29

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Introducing The Practice of Herbalism, a highly illustrated new book focused on topics that herbalists and others need to consider when either starting or further evolving a life of purposeful healing today – authored by Plant Healer’s Wolf Hardin and 16 amazing skilled herbalists, herbal business owners, and visionary healers of bodies, psyches, communities, and the living land.

The topics addressed in this new Softbound and Ebook release, are those you might hear talked about online, in forums, in the hallways of herbal schools, and among small groups of attendees at herbal conferences, as well as being some of the primary ideas, ethics, parameters, and possibilities discussed by students, herbal entrepreneurs and practitioners, in endless private emails.  Therein are many of the options and criteria that you likely need when choosing who and how to be, growing your gifts, and deciding how best to give… creating, re-forming, deepening, expanding, or otherwise improving your plant-hearted practice, such as:

• The history and resurgence of herbalism

• Finding/creating our niche and roles

• The principles of home herbalism

• The radical possibilities of kitchen herbalism

• The authentic healer

• The desire for recognition vs joyful recognizing

• Where the pre-rational and scientific meet

• A natural health education

• Herbal terms and language

• Botanical plant names vs common names

• Becoming or improving as a teacher of herbalism

• Questioning our teachers

• The art of the plant walk

• Applying what you learn

• Plant conservation and habitat restoration as activism

• From poacher to steward

• Sources for herbs and herbal medicines

• Enchanted medicine making

• Herbal provings

• Stocking the herbal apothecary

• Starting an apothecary or herbal nursery

• Integrating herbalism into hospital settings

• Binary disease and healthy debate

• Neurodiversity and labeling

• The fight against regulation

• An insurgent, unsupervised herbalism

• The importance of curiosity

• Creating and sustaining herbal community

The concentrating of financial wealth in the hands of an ever smaller percentage of humanity, and the unaffordability of established healthcare and health insurance, means that folk herbalists are not only the keepers of ancient traditions and ageless wisdom, but also purveyors of justice and vectors of change. There are none more needed, more laudable, and more called, than family and community providers, youthful activists and free-clinic volunteers, plant researchers and students, plant writers and botanical artists, healthy food providers and down-home kitchen witches, mycological visionaries and Cannabis researchers, wildcrafters and urban gardeners, conservationists and rewilders, cage rattlers and medicine makers.

For you, and for every student of natural healing, The Practice of Herbalism helps awaken you to the many options for evolving and progressing on your healing path.


Practice of Herbalism Table of Contents

Part I:

A Resurgence of Herbal Medicine

Jesse Wolf Hardin Not For Everyone: Dearly Needed Are The Committed Few

Phyllis Light A Natural Health Education

Matthew Wood Return to The Green: The Resurgence of Herbalism

Jesse Wolf Hardin HerbKin: Roles, Labels, What We Call Ourselves, & What We Do

Jesse Wolf Hardin Communis: Options For Community

Part II:

Vital Steps & Inevitable Forks on Your Herbal Path

Jesse Wolf Hardin Curiosus: Discovery & Healing

Juliette Abigail Carr Principles of Home Herbalism

Val Camacho The Radical Possibilities of Kitchen Medicine

Paul Bergner Questioning The Teachers

Jesse Wolf Hardin Ladder to Nowhere: In Herbalism, We Don’t Ascend, We Deepen

Paul Bergner On The Banking Model of Herbalism

Jesse Wolf Hardin Recognoscere: Desire For Recognition vs Joyful Recognizing

Jesse Wolf Hardin The Authentic Healer

Part III:

The Nature & Spirit of Herbalism

Kiva Rose Hardin The Rooted Practice: A Journey Into Bioregional Herbalism

Jesse Wolf Hardin The Nature in Natural Healing Practices

Dara Saville Interbeing, Rediscovering Connection With Life & Land

  Dara Saville   Speaking Out on Behalf of Plants: Restoration as Herbal Activism

Laurie Quesinberry From Poacher to Steward

Jesse Wolf Hardin The Real & Magical World: Belief, Imagination, & Enchantment

Kenneth Proefrock Crossroads: Where The PreRational & Scientific Meet

  Guido Masé   Connecting The Ecologies: Macro-Micro & Healing Relationship

Part IV:

Herbal Sources, Skills, & Business

Jim McDonald Putting Ideas Into Practice

Kat MacKinnon The Art of Herbal Provings: Learning Herbs From The Inside Out

Juliette Abigail Carr The Art of Formulation

Kiva Rose Hardin Enchanted Medicine Making

Jesse Wolf Hardin Sourcing Herbs & Herbal Medicine

Kiva Rose Hardin A Healer’s Haven: Stocking The Herbal Apothecary

Sarah Josey Starting a Retail Apothecary

Jade Alicandro Mace Spreading the Medicine: Running a Medicinal Plant Nursery

Part V:

Studying, Teaching, & Debating Herbal Medicine

Jesse Wolf Hardin Teaching Herbalism: The Art of Purposeful Sharing

Kat MacKinnon The Art of the Plant Walk

Jesse Wolf Hardin Those Damn Geeky Names: Botanical Plant Names vs Common

Jesse Wolf Hardin The Good, The Bad, & The Efficacious

Jesse Wolf Hardin Open to Debate

Part VI:

Diversity, Accountability, & Service

Jesse Wolf Hardin Creating a New Culture of Healing: Accountability & Caring

Nick Walker Throwing Away The Master’s Tools

Jesse Wolf Hardin Binary Disease, Diversity & Kindness Protocol

Guido Masé Integrating Herbal Medicine: The Tanzania Experience

Part VII:

Creating an Alternative Culture of Healing

Phyllis Light Herbs, Aging Herbalists, & The Fight Against Regulation

Dave Meesters An Insurgent, Unsupervised Herbalism

Jesse Wolf Hardin The ReMaking of a Counterculture: A Healthy, Exuberant Alternative

Jesse Wolf Hardin Choosing Health & Happiness

Kiva Rose Hardin Mythopoeia: Flora, Culture, & Our Chosen Stories

Jesse Wolf Hardin Follow The Shimmer: Amazement, Hope & Practice


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