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"The teachings are for all, not just for Indians...The white people never wanted to learn before...Now they have a different understanding, and they do want to learn. We are all children of God. The tradition is open to anyone who wants to learn. But who really wants to learn?"   —Don Jose Matsuwa, Huichol, 1989   Learn more »
I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.   —Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe   Learn more »

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Blue Deer Center News

Posted February 25, 2015

"The Blue Deer is doing work that so many people care for. Work that is urgent. That is important. That brings joy to our lives! We’re not trying to save the world from the hunger of the belly, but we are addressing another type of silent suffering...


"No one is confronting the appalling and dangerous poverty of Spirit." You and I know what that is. We’ve felt it. We see it around our communities. Our friends have it. Our families are suffering from it. Our neighbors. It’s huge!"

Posted February 16, 2015

Celebrating a book that's been
changing lives for 20 years!

Book Discussion Groups:

Asheville, North Carolina
Monthly, January - December, 2015
Contact: lisalichtig [at] gmail [dot] com (Lisa Lichtig)
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Olympia, Washington
4th Weds. of the month, April - August, 2015
Contact: peter [at] peterbrownhealing [dot] com (Peter Brown)
at Radiance Herbs

Santa Monica, California
Monthly, ongoing
Contact: maggieklippel [at] gmail [dot] com (Maggie Klippel)

Seattle, Washington
Monthly, February - July, 2015
Contact: buffyaakaash [at] bluedeer [dot] org (Buffy Aakaash)
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To start a Plant Spirit Medicine book discussion group in your area, contact buffyaakaash [at] bluedeer [dot] org (Buffy Aakaash)

"Without doing battle, without making the disease the enemy, the spirits of nature have offered to bring us out of the dream of strife into the dream of wholeness."
-- Eliot Cowan

Posted January 3, 2015

Now available in a new edition


“Plant spirit medicine works partially because it has broad perspective. It does not look only through the eyes of physics and chemistry; it sees human beings as expressions of divine natural forces. It plumbs the human mind and emotions. It gives paramount importance to spirit, the mysterious core of our lives.”

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“By way of tipping my hat in respect, I will mention that the Huichols are an indigenous people whose once-extensive homelands have been reduced to some rugged areas in the western Sierra Madre in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, and Durango, Mexico. Like all indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere, the Huichols have been and are being hard pressed by the dominant culture..."

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