Shamanic Herbalism: Animal Medicines, Plant Medicines, & the Spirit
with Matthew Wood, MS
Join Matthew Wood
... as he leads us in an exploration of the relationship between the realm of shamanism and practices and the traditional use of herbs. Matt builds upon the foundation developed in the endocrine systems class to deepen our understanding of the interrelationship between our bodies, the animals, and the plants. We move from the logical and literal into the dream time knowledge that exists in the world of spirit.
He paints a picture of how to connect with the spirit of the plants through journeying and how to use the doctrine of signatures (what a plant looks like, how it is used by animals, their spirit signatures) to better understand the fullness of their medicine.
Then he moves on to the use of animal medicine powers to help understand illnesses and find the right herbal treatments by matching people’s specific constitutions, personalities, and cultural contexts to the herbal remedies. We visit the medicine animals and explore how it is that these creatures embody specific archetypal energies that correspond to specific plants and their healing properties. One example: Bear (burdock, angelica, spikenard).
Matt says that in a previous edition of this class “many students understood what an important lesson I was trying to convey: this material, mixing the doctrine of signatures, Nature Wisdom, animal and plant medicines, and endocrine typology reveals the underlying patterns of herbal medicine in a way that nothing else does.”
Herbs can act as shamanic forces to open us up to with wisdom of Nature so join us to step out of the Materia medica and into the interplay of spirit, plant, and animal wisdom!
We highly recommend taking the Endocrine System class prior to this since much of what is discussed is tied to the knowledge shared there.
This class is included in the Animal Medicines course.
NOTE - This course was filmed before the MWIH officially began. The sound is less than ideal. Newer classes are filmed with high-quality video and audio equipment.
Tracking hours for accreditation?
2, 30-minute herb walks with Matthew Wood.
1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss with fellow students and teachers.
11 hours of in-depth teaching with Matthew Wood.
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 1 - Part 1
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 1 - Part 2
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 1 - Part 3
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 1 - Part 4
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 1 Herb Walk - Part 1
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 1 Herb Walk - Part 2
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 2 - Part 1
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 2 - Part 2
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 2 - Part 3
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 2 - Part 4
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 2 - Part 5
Shamanic Herbalism - Day 2 - Part 6
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Certificates designed and signed by Matthew Wood are available for purchase to those who successfully complete all tests with a passing grade of 70% or better. More details regarding herbal course certificates are here.
Tests are multiple-choice, and multiple attempts are permitted.
For those of you seeking clinical hours, we have a list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.
Excellent class by Mathew Woods! I was only disappointed by the sound quality ( the microphone must have been further away from Mathew because I heard...Read More
Excellent class by Mathew Woods! I was only disappointed by the sound quality ( the microphone must have been further away from Mathew because I heard class members conversations and rustling of papers during several times in the class) and not being able to read what he wrote on the white board. Great teacher, great fun and tons of information; thank you! Gigi - Thank you for the rating and constructive review. Sound quality is our top priority and now that we have a system more in-place you can expect much better quality! - Warmly, TaraRead Less
Matthew Wood shines on this invaluable topic.
Matthew Wood shines on this invaluable topic.Read Less
Very enlightening.Read Less
This was a lovely and highly informative class, especially for those us who have a shamanic lineage already and are also working with the plants. It started ...Read More
This was a lovely and highly informative class, especially for those us who have a shamanic lineage already and are also working with the plants. It started to make sense to me that I am a wolf person as many of those remedies have come to me and called out to me to work with them since the beginning of my herbal training years ago. I great enjoyed this workshop class.Read Less
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