Blue Deer Center News

Posted March 19, 2018

This May, a new Plant Spirit Medicine Healer Training begins near Santa Cruz, California. This is a profound opportunity to journey back into ancient wisdom and strengthen the powerful connections with the Earth and the plants that want to share their healing gifts. In order to support those considering the study of Plant Spirit Medicine, Blue Deer is hosting our first-ever Online Introduction to Plant Spirit Medicine. Tune in Sunday, April 7, at 4:30pm Pacific Time (7:30pm Eastern Time) to meet the course instructors, Eliot Cowan and Alison Gayek, and receive an orientation to healing with the spirits of plants. A detailed overview of the upcoming course will be offered and time will be set aside to take questions from attendees. We hope this online introduction will be a helpful resource to anyone interested in knowing more about this powerful and fascinating medicine.

Posted January 4, 2018

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Gail Whitlow, Mohawk Elder and 2017 Voices of Wisdom presenter, shares her experience of returning to the traditional homelands of her people at the Blue Deer Center.

Posted July 20, 2017

It is easy to recognize that plants offer us food, oxygen, and medicines, but less known today is that plants have spirits with wisdom to nurture and heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Ancient cultures and shamans have known for millennia that the medicine of plant spirits can bring us into balance and harmony, but much of this tradition has been lost in the West.

This course brings together shamanic techniques with the ancient Chinese medical philosophies of the Five Elements. As the course progresses, you will

  • learn Chinese Five Element worldview
  • study Pulse Taking
  • practice Household Shamanism
  • make direct relationship with plants through Shamanic Journeying
  • engage in intensive clinical work to hone Assessment/Treatment skills

Program offered by the Blue Deer Center.


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