Gaia Plant Intelligence with earth poet Stephen Buhner
Susun Weed interviews Stephen Buhner
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Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of ten books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine.
He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney,Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.
Stephen's work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman's Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.
The Foundation for Gaian Studies is a non-profit organizationexploring - and participating with -the non-linear intelligence of nature. It is the opinion of the organization's founders that the survivability of the human species depends on human beings once more reconnecting to the Earth.
Without this rekindling of our ability to care for the nonhuman world from which we emerged, our behavior as a species will continue to be care-less of the Earth and its preservation. This means that each one of us must learn to "reinhabit our interbeing with the world" as the rainforest activist John Seed puts it. This reinhabiting is essential, not an academic or rhetorical pursuit, and always a personal one.
More from Stephen Buhner!
Books by Stephen Harrod Buhner, available at wisewomanbookshop.com
Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness,Pam Montgomery & Stephen Harrod Buhner. A hands-on approach to working with the healing powers of plant spirits. Paperback: 248 pages
The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature. Reveals the use of direct perception in understanding Nature, medicinal plants, and the healing of human disease. Paperback: 336 pages
The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines to Life. Nourishes your soul.This could be the most important book you will read this year. The book will affect readers on rational and emotional planes. It is grounded in both a New Age spiritual sensibility and hard science.Paperback: 326 pages
Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation. This is the first comprehensive book ever written on the sacred aspects of indigenous, historical psychotropic and herbal healing beers of the world. Paperback: 450 pages
Herbal Antibiotics, Natural Alternatives for Treating Resistant Bacteria. In this empowering book, Stephen Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic compounds, are remarkably effective against drug-resistant bacteria. You'll learn how antibiotic herbs such asaloe, garlic, and grapefruit seed extract represent our best defense against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Salmonella -- and how their use will ensure that, in the future, antibiotic drugs will still be there when we really need them. Extensively researched. Paperback: 144 pages
Herbs for Hepatitis C and Liver Health. Includes formulas for using herbs to strengthen the liver and combat disease. An insightful overview of the impending Hepatitis C epidemic, its causes, the most recent research, and an in-depth, detailed look at the botanical medicines that show promising results for restoring liver function. Paperback: 160 pages.
Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections. Healing Lyme examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection, its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent herbal medicines and supplements that offer help, either alone or in combination with antibiotics, for preventing and healing the disease. It is the essential guide to Lyme infection and its treatment. Paperback: 288 pages
About the Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner is a master herbalist, psychotherapist, and expert on indigenous and contemplative spiritual traditions. Much of his work and writing focuses on herbal and alternative medicine, deep ecology, and sacred plant medicine.
ON CD BY STEPHEN BUHNER
Secret Teachings of Plants: Medicinal Plants & Diagnosis of Disease - 3 CD set and Book. Join Stephen and explore the livingcommunications that come from plants, place, disease, organisms, our bodies and our ability to receive and understand them through the second mode of cognition that all people possess. The intensive will focus on the heart as an organ of perception, the nature and territory of meaning, the five steps of direct perceptions, depth diagnosis of disease, the nonlinearity of Nature, differentiation perception from projection, the mundus imaginalis, reading the text of the world and much more.
Healing Lyme - 2 CD set and Book. Get both this groundbreaking book plus hear Stephen discuss how to heal and prevent lyme disease with herbs.
Gaia, Plant Intelligence and the Ecstatic Path - 2 CD set. People whoingest the wild experience something unique; they trulybecome aware that there are intelligences that are far older than the human. Earth ecstatics for millennia have recognized that eating the wild is one of the primary means of soul shaping, of traveling the ecstatic path. Plants have long been primary teachers for those who embark on this path and in this workshop Stephen, through the use of stories, poetry, and the sharing of his research, will share some of that sacred journey.
The End of Antibiotics and Herbal Medicines to Replace Them - 2 CD set. Stephen shares information on the primary bacteria which have become antibiotic resistant, the likely outcome of this development, the herbs which can be used in place of standard pharmaceuticals and the place herbalists will have in the future in the treatment of epidemic disease.
Sacred Plant Medicine - 2 CD set. Stephen Harrod Buhner looks at the long-standing relationship between indigenous peoples and plants and examines the techniques and states of mind these cultures use to communicate with the plant world. He explores the sacred dimension of plant and human interactions and the territory where plants are an expression of Spirit.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADS BY STEPHEN BUHNER
Gaia, Plant Intelligence and the Ecstatic - digital download - People who ingest the wild experience something unique; they truly become aware that there are intelligences that are far older than the human. Earth ecstatics for millennia have recognized that eating the wild is one of the primary means of soul shaping, of traveling the ecstatic path. Plants have long been primary teachers for those who embark on this path and in this workshop Stephen, through the use of stories, poetry, and the sharing of his research, will share some of that sacred journey. 2 hours.
Sacred Plant Medicine - digital download - Stephen Harrod Buhner looks at the long-standing relationship between indigenous peoples and plants and examines the techniques and states of mind these cultures use to communicate with the plant world. He explores the sacred dimension of plant and human interactions and the territory where plants are an expression of Spirit. 1 hour 26 minutes.
The End of Antibiotics - digital download - The End of Antibiotics and the Herbal Medicines That Will Replace Them. In this timely workshop, Stephen shares information on the primary bacteria which have become antibiotic resistant, the likely outcome of this development, the herbs which can be used in place of standard pharmaceuticals and the place herbalists will have in the future in the treatment of epidemic disease. 1 hour 49 minutes.
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