Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wise words that need to be shared

Recently my first herbal Teacher, Charlie Kane, who I am deeply indebted to for teaching me about southwestern herbs and wildcrafting wrote a piece about "Image Herbalism." Some of which is true, but most of which is a scathing reprimand of herbalists who differ from him in appearance and spirituality or politics. My other teacher, to whom I'm indebted to for countless other lessons and teachings over the years, Wolf Hardin of the Anima Center, responds in a heartfelt and appropriate way. Thank you to Wolf for speaking for us Gaia-fearing plant whispering Earth Herbalists.

1 comment:

Renée A.D. said...

Thanks for linking to the article--I read it the other day. It can be awkward to have difference in perspective with a teacher, it's awesome that you pointed to several views.

"The mother of us all, the oldest of us all, Hard, splendid as rock, Let the beauty you love, be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth"~ Rumi ~