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Often when we consider the context of holistic herbalism, we tend to think of using the whole plant to heal the whole person. And by "whole plant," we aren't referring to the root, leaf, flower and seed/fruit of the plant, but rather using its holistic medicinal nature: chemistry, energetics and spirit, which will then heal the persons body, mind and soul.
But there's a bigger picture to what "whole-istic" healing really encompasses, a bigger picture that is brought in through the unique lens of medical astrology. The practice of Astro-Herbalism isn't just looking at the whole plant and how it heals the whole person, but also understanding the holistic nature of people and plants in relationship to the wholeness of life itself: to Nature and Cosmos.
What medical astrology does for our practice of plant medicine is provide a truly holistic framework that enables us to see and understand the patterns of relationship between the physical, energetic and spiritual properties of people and plants. Rather than having one system for understanding the body, and whole other model for understanding the spiritual side of things, astrology brings them together into a singular, cohesive and comprehensive model that ultimately grasps the wholeness of people and plants.
From classification of medicinal plants, herbal actions and energetics, to anatomy, physiology, and pathology, and even into formulation, administration, and diagnostics, medical astrology unites the various aspects of holistic herbalism, giving us a single language that connects people and plants to the universal forces of life and Nature.
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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is committed to creating a new paradigm of plant medicine anchored in herbal, medical, and spiritual traditions from around the world. His work integrates the science and spirit of herbal medicine, creating a system that is equally holistic, healing and transformational. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north & south, above & below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology.
Sajah's vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physical healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness. He never allopathicallyl focuses on just what a plant is “good for” but rather who the plants are as sentient beings. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his healing art. For more information about his products and programs, visit www.organic-unity.com & www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
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The Plant Path provides unique perspectives for the modern practitioner of herbalism that doesn’t just want to “fix what’s broken” in the body, but seeks to serve others with deeper levels of healing and transformation with herbal medicines.
A unique synergy of clinical herbalism, alchemy, medical astrology, and herbal traditions from around the world, The Plant Path focuses on giving you a truly “wholistic” perspective on herbal medicine so you never fall into the trap of allopathic herbalism.
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