Now cutting-edge science is coming to the same conclusion. For example, when pine trees get over-heated, they release aerosols that create clouds to deflect solar radiation. Tobacco plants overrun by pests chemically enlist helper bugs to eat the pests. The field of Plant Intelligence (A.K.A Plant Neurobiology) shows that plants smell, taste, make clear choices, exhibit learned behavior, and share resources with the sick and needy. When viewed through a Gaian lens even the coronavirus, which many believe is “not alive”, is highly intelligent, and just might have the capacity change the genetic code of every human on Earth. The intelligence of nature extends far past individual and multiplies through the diverse community members (fungi, bacteria, viruses, animals) who team up in highly intelligent ecosystems. That’s pretty smart. Join Ethnobotanist and Deep ecologist Jolie Elan as we explore some mind-blowing discoveries in the fields of Deep Ecology and Plant Intelligence. Discover the radical intelligence of our Nature.
- 105 minute presentation (webinar recording with slideshow presentation)
- Webinar chat discussion
- Audio only file to easily re-listen while in the car, on your phone, or with slow internet.
- Q&A with teacher with recording
- 1-year access to recording and online Q&A with our teacher, Jolie!
Jolie guides us through many examples where the intelligence of nature truly shines and helps strengthen our knowledge that plants show a thought process or ...Read More
Jolie guides us through many examples where the intelligence of nature truly shines and helps strengthen our knowledge that plants show a thought process or make informed "decisions" about their everyday lives. It was a truly fascinating learning opportunity and I’m grateful that you are making this type of learning available to us.Read Less
Full of fun and interesting facts that support the mental shift and practice; from not seeing ourselves as part of nature, to always doing so.
Full of fun and interesting facts that support the mental shift and practice; from not seeing ourselves as part of nature, to always doing so.Read Less
Content was interesting and a great introduction to the ways in which nature expresses intelligence that we can comprehend.
Content was interesting and a great introduction to the ways in which nature expresses intelligence that we can comprehend.Read Less
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Jolie Elan, M.S. is the founding director of Go Wild Institute, which offers educational and mentoring programs that weave science, myth, and spirit to awaken our nature and find balance in the great web of life. Jolie is a deep ecologist, herbalist, consulting botanist, and educator. She has inspired thousands of people to deepen their relationship with nature. Jolie has worked with ethnobotanical projects on four continents including developing the herbal medicine sector in war torn Kosovo and restoring sacred forest groves in India.
Jolie has studied both herbalism and botany for twenty-five years and has taught botany to herbalists for almost a decade. She also acts as a spiritual companion for those who wish to increase their intimacy with the divine, especially through the natural world.
Jolie received her B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Environmental Studies, her Master’s degree in Natural Resources from Humboldt State University, and her certification in Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute.
Check out "The Language of Nature," inspired by this "Intelligence of Nature" class.