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Stephen Harrod Buhner

Stephen Harrod Buhner

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. He is a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society - especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.

"One of my favorite authors. A truly revolutionary writer." Susun S. Weed,
author of Healing Wise.

BOOKS BY Stephen Harrod Buhner

Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its CoinfectionsHealing 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, 272pp



Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness

by Pam Montgomery & Stephen Harrod Buhner

• A hands-on approach to working with the healing powers of plant spirits.
• Explores the scientific basis underlying the practices of indigenous healers and shamans
• Illuminates the matrix where plant intelligence and human intelligence join
• Reveals that partnering with plants is an evolutionary imperative

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.
• Explores the techniques used by indigenous and Western peoples to learn directly from the plants themselves, including those of Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, and Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution
• Contains leading-edge information on the heart as an organ of perception

Paperback: 336 pages



Sacred Plant Medicine: The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism

The first in-depth examination of the sacred underpinnings of the world of Native American medicinal herbalism.

• Clear dir ections for growing and using many wild and cultivated herbs.

• Detailed pen-and-ink drawings help readers identify 70 herbs.

Paperback: 240 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






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



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 as aloe, 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.

Paperback: 144 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. Around the office at Chelsea Green it is referred to as the ""pharmaceutical Silent Spring."" Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a book that is certain to generate controversy.

325 pages


AUDIO CD Programs by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Secret Teachings of Plants:
Understanding Medicinal Plants & Diagnosis of Disease
3 CD Set - Stephen H Buhner - 8th International Herb Symposium 2007 - (Length - 3 Hour/35 Minutes) - $30

Join Stephen and explore the living communictions 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, differentation perception from projection, the mundus imaginalis, reading the text of the world and much more.


Healing Lyme
2 CD Set - Stephen H Buhner - 8th International Herb Symposium 2007 - (Length - 1 Hour/29 Minutes) - $22.50

In this workshop Stephen will present the research and treatment interventions from his book "Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and its Coinfections." The ecology of the Lyme bacterium, how and why it affects the organ systems it does, and multiple, coordinated intervention approaches will be discussed. Updates from the more than 400 people who have used the protocol will be presented.


Gaia, Plant Intelligence and the Ecstatic Path -
2 CD Set - Stephen H Buhner - 8th International Herb Symposium 2007 - (Length - 1 Hour/56 Minutes) - $22.50

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.


The End of Antibiotics and the Herbal Medicines That Will Replace Them -
2 CD Set - Stephen H Buhner - 5th International Herb Symposium 2000 (Length - 1 Hour/49 Minutes) - $22.50

Stephen shares information on the primary bacteria which have become antibiotic resistant, the likely outcome of this developement, 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 H Buhner - HerbFest 1999 - (Length - 1 Hour/26 Minutes) - $22.50




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