Join herbalists Matthew Wood, Amanda Nicole, and Chris McPadden as they discuss the Doctrine of Signatures ("the plant looks like what it is for or grows in a place related to what it is for") and “Spirit Signatures” (“when the plant looks like an animal or is used by an animal” – Karyn Sanders). They correspond to constitutional types and physiological processes within us. It is easiest to learn by "stories," and that is the approach with the Animal Medicines course.
"Since my teens, I always knew that the most profound way to understand or classify herbs would be 'by animal.' I didn't know what that meant or how to do it but it was already there in my mind and the information has since filled in." This method is well-established in Native American Medicine; vestiges are seen in herbal medicine throughout the world (Europe, China, Japan, Africa, India, etc.) I will never know whether the idea was implanted in me because I lived my formative years on a remote Indian reservation (non-member) or because it is simply true."
- Matthew Wood, MS
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This was an interesting discussion, which combined personal experience and anecdote with plant song medicine. Just lovely!
This was an interesting discussion, which combined personal experience and anecdote with plant song medicine. Just lovely!Read Less
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