Gaia’s Mind: Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm
October 25-26, 2013
NCNM Academic Building, Room 310
Lecture: Friday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FREE.
Workshop: Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., $40
Stephen Harrod Buhner will talk about his new book, Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception Into the Dreaming of Earth. He will explore:
- The dreaming of earth, the function of psychotropic plants in ecosystem function, plant nervous systems and intelligence (just where is the plant brain? Yes, there is one, and its location will surprise you);
- plant neurotransmitters and sensory gating channels;
- the nature of golden threads and their uses in understanding plant function and medicinal qualities;
- synesthesia, the secret kinesis of things;
- imaginal perception, analogical thinking; and
- whatever else he can get into that day.
Stephen Harrod Buhner is the award-winning author of 18 books of nonfiction and one of poetry and is one of the foremost writers on the nature of emerging infections and ecosystem disruption. For the past 30 years he has taught throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Western European Isles about medicinal plants and Earth relationship. Rosemary Gladstar calls him one of the “plant geniuses of our time.”
Among his many contributions, Stephen is one of the early pioneers in understanding the non-linear source of indigenous plant knowledge. Has been instrumental in bringing to prominence un-hopped, herbal beers and ancient gruit. He developed the first depth understanding of systemic herbal antibiotics and plant synergists and created the first comprehensive exploration of the function of medicinal plants in ecosystem homeodynamis. He initiated the development of phytoandrogens in herbal practice, published the first meta-analysis of the dynamics of lyme spirochetes in the human body. In addition, he developed the first understandings necessary for the herbal treatment of cytokine cascades in disease complexes, generated the first comprehensive exploration of the use of heart field dynamics in human/plant relationships and created the first depth analysis and exploration of herbal antivirals.
Sponsored by the NCNM Herb Society.