Gaia’s Mind and The Secret Teachings of Plants - Stephen will explore his newest work with plants and plant intelligence, including material from his newest book Gaia’s Mind. Stephen will explore the dreaming of Earth, the function of psychotropic plants in ecosystem function, cytokine cascades in human disease (and plant interventives for them), plant nervous systems and intelligence, plant neurotransmitters and sensory gating channels, and in more depth: the nature of golden threads and their uses in understanding plant function and medicinal qualities, synaethesis, the secret kinesis of things, imaginal perception, analogical thinking, and a great deal more. The development of tools to intentionally shift consciousness in order to perceive the dreaming of Earth and the medicinal nature of plants will be explored. As usual, Stephen will use a combination of personal reflection, storytelling, informational sharing, and experiential exercises in his teaching. Please be prepared to have core belief systems challenged.
Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of fifteen 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.
His most recent works are:
Ensouling Language: On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer’s Life, Inner Traditions, September 2010. (Although this does not appear to be, it is actually the first sequel to The Secret Teachings of Plants and develops his original work with biognosis and the pregnant point in some depth, see Works in Progress for more.)
Pine Pollen: Ancient Medicine for a Modern World, Surthrival Press, December 2011.
Herbal Antibiotics, Second Edition, Revised, Expanded, Updated: Natural Alternatives for Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Storey Books, July 2012.
Healing Lyme Coinfections: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma, Inner Tradtitions, April 15, 2013
Herbal Antivirals: Natural Treatments for Emerging and Resistant Viral Infections (Including Influenza, SARS, West Nile and other Encephalitis Viral Infections)., Storey Books, July 2013
The following is a list of campgrounds, Bed & Breakfasts and motels in the immediate area:
Evergreens Cabins and Campground http://www.evergreenscampground.com/ contactus.htm 207-643-2745 Solon
Kyes Motel and Cabins http://www.kyes-motel.com/ 1 207 474 3384 Skowhegan
Helens B&B http://www.helensbandb.com/ 207 474-0066 Skowhegan
Colony House Inn http://www.colonyhouseinn.com/ 207-474-6599 Skowhegan
The Towne Motel http://www.townemotel.com/ 207-474-5151 Skowhegan
Yonder Hill Campground http://www.yonderhill.com/ 207.474.7353 Skowhegan
Belmont Motel http://www.belmontmotel.com/contact.asp 18002356669 Skowhegan