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Herbal Energetics with Jim McDonald

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Herbal Energetics with Jim McDonald

Time: June 10, 2016 at 7pm to June 12, 2016 at 4pm
Location: Bow, WA
Website or Map: http://www.wildrootbotanicals…
Phone: 360 724 7668
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Leslie Lekos
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2016

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foundational herbcraft 
. : actions & energetics in western herbalism : .

In western herbalism, our energetics are found in our actions, and yet... how well do we really know them? Is "anti-inflammatory" really so useful a term? How long can we prattle on about astringents? Are bitters really just "digestive herbs"? Who shouldn't get which adaptogens? Is an alphabetical list of two sentence definitions of herbal actions anything other than dreadfully painful to read?

Join michigan herbalist jim mcdonald and we'll answer all these questions (and more!), with the help of old leather, soggy donuts, and who knows what else; in the process making energetics practical, clear and more humorous than perhaps was expected...

friday (7 till 9pm) 
Experiential energetics. Or: listening to your tea... we'll be drinking some mystery tea and using our bodies to interpret it's virtues.

saturday (10am till 6pm) 
We'll begin our exploration of energetics, starting with the six tissue states and developing that into an exploration of foundational actions; those western actions are the most directly correlated to energetic states...

sunday (10am till 4pm) 
We'll expand our foray into primary and secondary actions, and discover how the foundational actions that underlie these properties allow us to choose herbs directly correlated to the energetics of both the person and what issues they're dealing with...

location...
Wildroot Herb School, Bellingham, WA... we'll send ya out specific directions and such before the weekend.

cost...
Cost for the entire weekend is $250. Friday evening's tea tasting as a standalone is $25. Early registration will assure a productive, amusing and enlightening weekend and ~really~ helps me out with getting everything set up.

hours...
Friday from 7 til 9pm, Saturday from 10 till 6ish, and Sunday from 10 till 4ish (with breaks for stretching and eating, of course...).

jim mcdonald is an herbalist in southeast Michigan (that cool state that looks like a mitten you can see from space) where he teaches, sees clients, wildharvests, and concocts herbal formulas. His approach to herbalism is a blend of traditional folk and indigenous influences mixed up with a bit of 19th century eclectic and physiomedical vitalism, which he tries to blend with a bit of humor and discretionary irreverence so as not to appear to be too serious about life. jim hosts the website www.herbcraft.org which lists his offerings and conveys his thoughts of plants and herbalism.

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