In 1986, Eliot Cowan, an American healer, discovered the power of plant spirits to heal the human spirit. He has been practicing and teaching Plant Spirit Medicine ever since. His book, first published in 1995, re-introduced this neglected ancient practice to the Western world, and the current edition of Plant Spirit Medicine is enriched with perspectives he gained as an initiated elder medicine man of the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico.
Mr. Cowan is also the founder of the Blue Deer Center in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The Center, and affiliate of the Sacred Fire Community Organization, is an important home for ancient wisdom teachings of many lineages.
For almost forty years, Eliot’s healings, seminars, writings, ceremonial work and community service have changed the lives of thousands of people in many countries.