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Mar132014

Coming Soon: The New Edition of "Plant Spirit Medicine" 

The much anticipated new edition of the book "Plant Spirit Medicine" by Eliot Cowan will be coming out in April. I am so excited!

The original book literally changed my life. In 1995, a friend gave me a copy of the book and said to me, "This is for you." I cracked it open and couldn't put it down. When I turned the last page I knew two things very clearly: firstly, that I needed to experience this medicine as a client as soon as possible; and secondly, that I needed to study this medicine as soon as possible.

It took a while to fulfill this vision, but I finally became a PSM healer in 2006 and have been growing with the medicine ever since.

Eliot will be here in Ontario August 6 - 11 for Healing Retreat, and the plan is to have a book launch around that time. I haven't any details yet, but will post them as soon as I can.

In the meantime, here is an excerpt from the introduction:

One function of an elder is to demonstrate the wisdom of our wisest elder: the natural world itself. I say “demonstrate” because talk is not enough. I can say, “The natural world sustains itself with balanced relationships, and it can also restore balance, healing, and sustainability in human life.” This may sound appealing, but as an idea it is soon drowned out in the din of other ideas clamoring for attention. Even if you agree with it, nothing will have changed from thinking about it. An experience, on the other hand, can be denied and even forgotten, but it cannot be unexperienced. Experience changes you forever.

When your heart is touched by the medicine of a plant spirit, you feel the love and wisdom of the natural world. Ideas do not deliver the same touch; therefore, this book is not a theoretical treatise or a how-to manual.

Mostly this is a book of stories, because stories aim for the heart, where experience lives.

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