This course is an invitation to explore herbal medicine and the green nations (plants) both realistically – through hands on field work – and fantastically – through trances and shamanic journeys to the hidden realms of the devas and fairies. Your skills in botany, nomenclature, pharmacy, and gardening will be nurtured through focused work with one green ally -- of your choice. Your investigations and experiments with your green ally will provide you with a thorough understanding of how to find, grow, prepare, and use the wealth of herbal medicines around you.
During your course of study you will:
º Choose a personal green ally as a guide to the practical and spiritual uses of plants
º Learn to understand the language of plants.
º Explore multi cultural approaches to herbal medicine.
º Make your own tinctures, salves, infusions, and poultices.
º Use plants for food, medicine, beauty, fun, fiber, dyes, and magic.
º Learn how to grow, wildcraft, harvest, and dry herbs.
º Become familiar with plant families and botanical names.
º Attune yourself with the revitalizing energy of the earth.
º Experience relationships with invisible plant helpers (devas, fairies, and others).
º Fall in love with everything green.
Your course materials include:
º Twenty six study and action proposals which you implement and complete at your own pace (with optional written, illustrated, or oral reports to me).
º A Peterson's field guide of your choice from the enclosed list.
º One hundred dollars worth of my MP3s, CDs, or DVDs (see enclosed lists).
º A list of suggested books.
º Three hours of "talk" time with me, on the phone or by correspondence.
º Initiation and completion gifts.
º A yearly mailing, including a new Lunar Calendar, for two years.
º A 50% discount on three days of classwork with me at the Wise Woman Center.
º One free year of Herbal Medicine Level mentorship at www.wisewomanmentor.com
Suggested class work for Green Allies students
You can graduate without taking any classes. It is an optional addition, not a requirement.
* Spring Tonics
* The Great Remedies
* Hands on Herbal Medicine
* Talking with Plants
* A Day Devoted to Trees
* Magical Plants
* Herbal Medicine Chest
* Digging Roots
* Green Goddess Apprentice Week: August
* Green Witch Intensive: July
Correspondence Course Refund and Exchange Policy: There is a $25 exchange fee if you decide to switch courses (60 day limit). There is a $50 cancellation fee - non negotiable. (30 day limit)