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The Plant Path

Feb 17, 2021

In this episode, Robert and I have a deep discussion on the differences between chemistry and alchemy. Robert reveals how chemistry has had a profound impact on his study of alchemy and spagyrics, what his work as a chemist allowed him to do that other alchemists couldn’t (and what he hopes future alchemists can do to...


Feb 10, 2021

When we're thinking about herbal medicine making, some of the topics that generally come up amongst herbalists are linear in their approach to how we prepare herbal medicine. It's not common that the dynamic of intention is discussed in standard herbal medicine making, but it's an important part that's discussed quite...


Jan 14, 2021

As we walk the plant path, there eventually comes a time when we come up against certain blocks that prevent us from reaching that next level in our practice of herbalism. While it's critical that we learn the external skills, strategies, principles and practices to become an herbalist, there is also an internal...


Dec 29, 2020

Modern biomedicine tends to view the human body like a machine made up of multiple "gears." When something goes wrong, we simply need to fix the broken part. This mechanistic view of the body is significantly different from more traditional perspectives on our anatomy and physiology. 

Central to the vitalist traditions...


Dec 29, 2020

It's easy when you first get started studying herbal medicine to just focus on the plants- after all, that's usually what gets us into herbalism to begin with- we love plants!

But the plants are just one half of the "herbal equation." It's one thing to learn everything there is to know about herbs, to harvest them, grow...