Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We begin with a quick overview of the nervous system: central (conscious), autonomic (unconscious), sympathetic (fight or flight), parasympathetic (rest, recover, sleep, dream).
Next a look at Neurotransmitters and the “three selves” (animal—dopamine, adrenalin; human — serotonin; spirit — DMT), and Nervous System Problems: nervousness, tension, relaxation, debility, weakness, pain, insomnia, some headaches.
Nervines or remedies will be discussed all through the class. Wood Betony, Black Hoarhound, Skullcap, Motherwort, Mugwort, Valerian, Passionflower, Peppermint. Magnesium supplements, Phosphate homeopathic, and more.
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
by Matthew Wood
January 29, February 5, 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26
1:00pm to 4:00pm
These are the herbal subjects that makes my heart sing. I can talk about plain, ordinary, important household herbs, but I love the esoteric depths of herbalism so we are going to talk about the shamanic path—the Old, Old Path—the Wisdom of Nature, the Speech of Nature (which is how not to talk and think like an invader), and always of course the doctrine of signatures. Including plant attunements. Easter Lily, Yerba Santa, Iris, Wormwood, Black Cohosh, Lady’s Slipper, and other remedies: California Bay Laurel, Lady’s Mantle, Goldenrod, Angelica, Solomon’s Seal, Tarragon, and many more.