We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in the first annual HerbFest hosted by Keepsake Cidery on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 12 to 4 pm.
Matthew Wood will be presenting on the topic of his latest book, Holistic Medicine and The Extracellular Matrix, at 1:15 pm. He will also be doing book signings.
Please contact the organizer of the event with questions through Eventbrite page.
During this course, we will cover remedies for the physical and emotional bodies, how to use them and in what form, plus CLEAR suggested dosing, and so much more.
At the end of each month, we have a Live Class of what the groups discovered. After the class, we will notify registrants where they can easily access the free recording.
The Solution: Lise Wolff will teach you how to pinpoint which remedy will feel best and at what dose for you, clients, or loved ones.
Free Preview of Plant Walkswith Lise Wolff, RH (AHG), MSc
Herbal Medicine Making - Beginner to Advanced(17) 4.7 average rating59 Documents, Videos, Audios, etc. $25.00 / month
Plant Walks with Lise Wolff
Holistic Herbal Assessment Skills(13) 5.0 average rating122 Documents, Videos, Audios, etc. $880.00
Family Herbalist Course26 Documents, Videos, Audios, etc. $40.00 / month
Herbal Dosages(3) 5.0 average rating9 Documents, Videos, Audios, etc. $48.00
The "Herbs A to Z" course offers a new live, online class each month included in the $8 monthly subscription! A great place to start for students of all levels!
Learn more about Herbs A to Z, join the next class, and enjoy over 100 hours of previous classes here.
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Amazing Stories and Practical Teachings. Consciously connect with plants, people, and learn how to improve your intuition!
Herbalist Matthew Wood and former professional Remote Viewer, Martial Artist, and Businessman Jon Baklund take you on an out-of-this-world journey... The Real Spirit Journey!
We cover remedies for the physical and emotional bodies, how to use them and in what form, plus CLEAR suggested dosing, and so much more.
This series is for herbalists and astrologers of all levels!
Get out charts! Get out your herbs and herbal medicines! This course covers the health strengths and weaknesses of each astrological sign. Make the best of your own astrology, deepen your chart reading abilities, and expand your herbal wisdom.
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"...medicine, to be holistic and curative, must include
mythic elements to satisfy the soul and spirit."
- Matthew Wood
The focus of Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism is on a spiritual practice of herbalism, healing, and medicine. The main points in this approach are an overall emphasis on Nature as a Living Being, acknowledging the body, soul, and spirit, the four directions or elements, the seven lessons of the medicine path (described below), and the plants themselves. This is undertaken from a vitalist, holistic, natural, and traditional perspective.
The Living Nature (anima mundi) is experienced through the heart, both as a loving presence and as a fountain of wisdom. In order to practice herbalism, healing, and medicine in a sacred way we need to understand the basic principles by which Nature regulates her creatures. The traditional name for this knowledge is natura sophia (Nature Wisdom).
The Living Nature encompasses the mineral, plant, animal, and human worlds. As an herbal program, our emphasis is on the plant world, which provides so many of our great healing remedies. However, the animal world is also of great importance because it is the source of our animal vitality (vital force or qi), senses, instincts, emotions, and dreams. We sleep and dream only because we are warm-blooded animals. Internal exploration shows that the dream world is the spirit world; this is an age-old teaching of shamanism, Native spirituality, and the Nature Wisdom tradition. The human adds just self-consciousness and self-determination (a two-edged sword).
So we also need to study the animal world. This includes the vital force, which is also equivalent to the animal self (the double with which we co-walk during life in the body), the so-called etheric body, light-body, or energy body. It is the actualization of the animal self in dreamtime that allows us to have eyes and ears in the spirit world, for the animal world is the source of sensory awareness. The animal carries the human into the spirit world. This is why the eternal symbol of the shaman is the Human/Animal. This is known as the Old, Old Path, innate to the Living Nature. This is not a religion but an experience.
The mineral world adds the physical Earth, which we need to learn to approach in a sacred manner, with regard to our growing, picking, and selection of herbal medicines, and our living upon the surface.
Thus, Nature Wisdom encompasses the four elements (earth, water, air, and fire), also the fifth (spirit, inspiration). It also teaches us that the medicine of Nature is based on natural laws. These include the law of action and reaction (“karma”), manifesting as the great therapeutic laws of similars (like to like) and contraries (hot to cold). Healing proceeds from the “touch of the essence,” through similarity or opposition, then continues through the healing principle of the law of direction of cure and the law of the healing crisis. These three constitute the basic directives for healing from an innately spiritual perspective, in alignment with the Living Nature. There are, however, a total of seven laws, the higher four constituting therapeutic letting go, therapeutic sight, therapeutic grabbing hold, and therapeutic authority and responsibility.
These seven principles also correspond to the organizational themes of spiritual life, the seven levels or rungs on the shamanic ladder (“Jacob’s ladder”), which led us to self-knowledge and the opening of spiritual vision. For this reason, therefore, our curriculum also offers material on the spiritual journey through life.
These are the principles of Nature Wisdom and the way our school of herbal medicine is organized. A secondary mission will be to collect and offer materials relating to the history of herbalism and herbal practitioners in the last several generations.
Matthew Wood, MSC (Herbal Medicine), Registered Herbalist (AHG)
Lowgap, North Carolina
9:35 am, Jan. 30, 2019