In this groundbreaking summit, you’ll discover:

 
  • How combining a harmonious herbal formula with breathwork, movement, mindful attention, and intention enhances the flow of Qi through the meridians
  • How working with “plantcestors” as agents of memory, vessels of culture, and models of kinship can help us all heal, both personally and collectively
  • The ways in which Tibetan medicine synthesizes a unique system which balances cause and effect, hot and cold, and the realities of both the illusionary and awakened self
  • How shamanic ceremony works with plant spirits by tapping into divine imagination — and allows us to heal through a radical process of dreaming ourselves anew
  • Why traditional medicine and its practitioners from around the diaspora deserve to be amplified and elevated
  • How to use somatic practices to awaken your intuition so you can make meaningful connections with wise, healing, and supportive plant allies
  • The Buddhist healing philosophy that explains the ways in which spiritual and physical illness are linked
  • How to connect with the sacred power of seeds as past, present, and future sustainers of life before you plant and harvest them
  • And much more!

Activate Your Higher Purpose to Increase Health & Life Force

ONLINE SUMMIT
August 21-25, 2023
 
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  • Ayurveda's Divine Herbs For Total Wellbeing with Acharya Shunya
  • Conscious Connection with Plant Spirits with Puma Fredy Quispe Singona

Featured Speakers

David Crow, LAc
David Crow, LAc
Two Flowers and Three Fruits: The Highest Purposes of Botanical Medicine
Selima Harleston Lust
Selima Harleston Lust
Spirit-to-Spirit: Deepening Your Relationship with Plants
Acharya Shunya
Acharya Shunya
Ayurveda's Divine Herbs for Total Wellbeing
Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN
Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN
The Wisdom of Water, Plants, and Prayer
Dr. John Douillard, DC
Dr. John Douillard, DC
Ayurvedic Quantum Healing
Karen Wang Diggs
Karen Wang Diggs
The Sacred Symbiosis Between Your Gut Microbiome and Gaia
Arjun Das
Arjun Das
Celestial Herbalism: An Integrated Approach Connecting Planetary Archetypes With Plant Signatures
David Winston RH (AHG)
David Winston RH (AHG)
Medicines of the Soul: The Ritual Use of Plants
Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath
Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath
Ayurvedic Herbs & Metabolism: Awaken the Healer Within
Dr. Marc Halpern
Dr. Marc Halpern
Ayurveda, Yoga, Herbalism, and Spirituality
Olatokunboh Obasi
Olatokunboh Obasi
Using Plant Medicines to Combat Anxiety
Layla K. Feghali
Layla K. Feghali
Plantcestral Re-Membrance: Herbalism for Eco-Cultural Stewardship and Diasporic Belonging
Dr. Trupti Gokani
Dr. Trupti Gokani
Decrease Stress By Aligning Your Three Brains
Robin Rose Bennett
Robin Rose Bennett
Skin Care as Self Care: From the Inside Out and the Outside In
Daisy Lee
Daisy Lee
Yi Dao, Qi Dao: Using Qigong to Potentize the Effects of Herbs
Robin Flynn
Robin Flynn
Vista en Virtud: Divine Imagination & Shamanic Dreaming With the Master Teacher Plants
Puma Fredy Quispe Singona
Puma Fredy Quispe Singona
Conscious Connection With Plant Spirits
Dr. Elizabeth Guthrie
Dr. Elizabeth Guthrie
Somatic Harmony: Nurturing Resilience Through Plant Allies
Dr. Marie Mbouni
Dr. Marie Mbouni
Blue Lotus Mystique: Rituals to Heal the Wounds of the Heart
Khetnu Nefer, CHHP, LMT
Khetnu Nefer, CHHP, LMT
The Importance of Preserving Cultural Herbal Traditions From Around the Diaspora
Nashalla G. Nyinda, Menpa TMD, MA Acu
Nashalla G. Nyinda, Menpa TMD, MA Acu
Spiritual Advice From a Tibetan Medical Perspective
K.P. Khalsa
K.P. Khalsa
Conquering Sleep Apnea: Natural Remedies & Lifestyle Strategies
Victoria Libertore
Victoria Libertore
Empowerment Through Your Intuition
Styawat/Leigh Joseph
Styawat/Leigh Joseph
Gathering Medicine: A Squamish Perspective on the Role of Culturally Important Plants and Places in Indigenous Resurgence
Rosemary Gladstar
Rosemary Gladstar
Plant Allies That Can Help You Weather the Storms of Life
Dr. Brenda Krulikowski
Dr. Brenda Krulikowski
Ayurveda, Yoga, Herbalism, and Spirituality
Maya Shetreat, MD
Maya Shetreat, MD
The Master Plant Experience: The Science, Safety, and Sacred Ceremony of Psychedelics
Grandmother Heather
Grandmother Heather
The Sacred Reciprocity and Gift of Seeds
Lee-Ann Hill
Lee-Ann Hill
The Sacred Reciprocity and Gift of Seeds
Dr. Kertia Duga
Dr. Kertia Duga
Exploring Core Causes and Botanical Allies for Infertility
Kat Maier, RH(AHG)
Kat Maier, RH(AHG)
Energetic Herbalism: Language of the Plants
Jennifer West
Jennifer West
The Healing Powers of Florida Water
Maryam Hasnaa
Maryam Hasnaa
Ignore Gurus, Follow Plants

With Summit Hosts:

David Crow, LAc
World-Renowned Plant Medicine Pioneer & Leading Grassroots Healthcare Expert

Selima Harleston Lust
Co-Founder of Iwilla Remedy, Clinical Herbalist & Astrologer

Harness the Synergy of Spiritual Practice & Botanical Medicine to Live a Full-Spectrum Life

Often, people take herbal medicines for a physical response, but what they find is that the body also responds in an emotional way to the plant medicine that they're taking.
— Karen Rose

If you long to heal and rejuvenate your physical body so you have the energy to fulfill your higher purpose, or desire to decode the wisdom of nature to live a more vibrant life…

…this summit will support you with a full spectrum of botanical AND spiritual knowledge, methods, and practices.

You’ll discover new ways to connect with yourself, Source, and our planet, and receive potent downloads that are waiting to be revealed to you when you connect with plant allies.

You’ll experience mental, physical, and emotional benefits as you deepen your spiritual journey by absorbing the secrets of plants and herbal allies…

… and become more resilient, centered, resourceful, calm, and confident in your ability to adapt to crisis and change.

Taking the health of your mind, heart, and body into your own hands is an act of revolution. Imagine the empowerment in knowing these botanical secrets — hidden in plain sight — that have been shared and passed down over thousands of years.

During this five expansive summit, you’ll get to immerse yourself in the practical knowledge of Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western botanical medicine traditions and contemplative practices... for rejuvenation, a long and healthy life, and spiritual illumination.

You’ll receive practical, hands-on, clinical-level DIY self-care tools you can use right now to synergize your expanded knowledge of herbal medicine with the inner alchemy of your heightened intuitive awareness…

… so you can treat common physical and mental health concerns related to chronic pain, stress, anxiety, inflammation, grief, and other long-haul symptoms.

You’ll also receive powerful inspiration from world-renowned plant experts, scientists, and herbal healers who will be covering an array of fascinating topics, including linkages between spiritual and physical illness

… somatic practices that can help you make meaningful connections with wise, healing, and supportive plant allies

… and effective, non-drug solutions for managing disruptive and chronic health issues.

Also, be sure to keep an eye out for additional professional-track sessions that will offer leading-edge industry information to add to your toolkit, allowing you to move to the next level in your spiritual herbalism practice:

  • Yi Dao Qi Dao: Using Qigong to Potentize the Effects of Herbs with Daisy Lee
  • Two Flowers and Three Fruits: The Highest Purposes of Botanical Medicine with David Crow, LAc
  • Blue Lotus Mystique: Rituals to Heal the Wounds of the Heart with Marie Mboouni, MD
  • The Master Plant Experience: The Science, Safety, and Sacred Ceremony of Psychedelics with Dr. Maya Shetreat 
  • Ayurveda, Yoga, Herbalism, and Spirituality with Dr. Marc Halpern & Dr. Brenda Krulikowski
  • Ayurvedic Quantum Healing with Dr. John Doulliard, DC
  • Medicines of the Soul: The Ritual Use of Plants with David Winston
  • Plant Allies That Help Us Weather the Storms of Life with Rosemary Gladstar
  • The Sacred Reciprocity and Gift of Seeds with Grandmother Heather & Lee-Ann Hill
  • Energetic Herbalism: Language of the Plants with Kat Maier

The Illuminated Herbalism Summit will guide you to feel empowered on your healing path, as you connect more deeply with the plant world to discover new ways to increase your knowledge of both botanical and spiritual aspects of the latest plant medicine modalities.

As a beginner or an experienced practitioner, you’re actually more equipped than you may think to harness the powers of herbal healing and general health maintenance — magnifying your ability to heal yourself, others, and the planet.

Working with plant medicines as a spiritual practice prepares you for a full-spectrum life — so you can live with joy today.

Here’s what some of our celebrated speakers will be sharing with you...

Acharya Shunya will share her wisdom about (a number of) divinely potent nourishing herbs prescribed in the beautiful healing tradition known as Ayurveda.

Arjun Das will reveal how Vedic astrology and herbalism intertwine, and how planetary energies can inform and enrich your approach to plant-based healing.

Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath will discuss how to regulate derangement of the inner systemic harmony affecting the metabolic system — using Ayurvedic herbs with their active and energetic plant consciousness.

Rosemary Gladstar will offer plant teachings that can strengthen you, help heal you, and light the way on your journey through these unsettling times.

Karen Wang Diggs will focus on the incredible diversity of microbes in your gut, and how they directly connect you to the sacred energy of nature.

Dr. John Douillard, DC, will introduce the Vedic concept of Pragya Paradh, which is believed to be a separation from consciousness that causes disease.

Olatokunboh Obasi will discuss formulating salty, bitter, or pungent herbal blends as a proactive approach for treating anxiety.

Robin Rose Bennett will share that skin health is an extension of internal health — and how you can use herbs to nourish both.

Dr. Marc Halpern will explore the use of Ayurvedic herbs to support spiritual connection, enhance your health, and expand your connection to all of creation.

Dr. Rosita Arvigo will show you how to make a Lustral Bowl with plants, water, and prayer.

 

And much more...

Applying Ancient Spiritual Plant Wisdom to Modern-Day Medicine

Medicinal plants can be used alone, with mainstream medicine allopathic practices, or with complementary modalities such as Qigong, meditation, sound healing, visualization, journaling, and somatic movement.

The Illuminated Herbalism Summit offers you a unique opportunity to explore different methodologies and best practices gleaned from Indigenous and traditional cultures across the globe.

You’ll learn about the ceremonial use of herbs, including incense, baths, ritual foods, amulets, teas, and even entheogens — psychoactive substances that produce variations in cognition, consciousness, or behavior in ways that further spiritual development.

Plant allies are utilized by various religions to help grow our spirits, heal our souls, make congregations holy, improve our luck, and protect us from malign influences.

Often dismissed as superstition, the almost universal use of these spiritual medicines strongly suggests they offer real and powerful benefits

The empirical evidence is quite compelling, given the exciting and expansive yet unsettling times we’re living in today.

This illuminating online summit features illustrious pioneers in plant and herbal medicine, including Arjun Das, Karen Wang Diggs, Dr. John Douillard, Robin Rose Bennett, Dr. Marc Halpern, Acharya Shunya, Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath, Rosemary Gladstar, Olatokunboh Obasi, Dr. Rosita Arvigo, and many more.

As you gain deeper knowledge of the vast, ancient wisdom of our botanical allies, you’ll be able to leverage your expanded relationship with medicinal plants into physical healing and spiritual expansion.

Here’s what participants had to say about previous years’ Illuminated Herbalism Summit

“Mind-blowing!”

Mind-blowing! I feel a sense of empowerment and trust after this summit! A true excitement to fully embrace even the most challenging times ahead in this initiation we are journeying together as a species. 

— Violette, Darwin, Australia

“I am and was so inspired by everyone that I listened to.”

Very informative and helpful for anyone interested in medicinal healing, spirituality, and how to increase your wisdom and get in tune with your ancestors and spiritual guides. So much knowledge and wisdom was shared in the summit! I love it and can hardly wait for the time to be available for me to go back and listen to the speakers that were a part of the summit! I am and was so inspired by everyone I listened to. 

— Debra Hall, Jackson, Georgia

“It was a beautiful garden of wisdom.”

I love all the topics. It was a beautiful garden of wisdom. All the speakers touched my heart and I learned a lot.

— Soledad, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Always left with insight that deeply resonates and inspires.”

Always left with insight that deeply resonates and inspires. So grateful for the chance to listen every year!

— Jenna, Alberta, Canada

“A rich offering, so well presented.”

Such a wonderful range of speakers addressing so many aspects of plant medicine. A rich offering, so well presented. Thank you to the folks at The Shift Network for how much you help connect us all to that which brings inspiration and hope and joy to our lives.

— Diana, Vancouver Island, Canada

“It is an event that allows much reflection on various topics and is very useful for personal life.”

I love the possibility of having so many experts talking about plants from different perspectives. It is an event that allows much reflection on various topics and is very useful for personal life. 

— Claudia Campos, Bogotá, Colombia

“Overall very well done, inspiring and intelligent lectures.”

Overall very well done, inspiring and intelligent lectures. I really wanted to attend more or all of them! I am thinking about how to support my local ecosystem, with our complex economy and some diverse cultural values. Lately I've been burnt out and dealing with health challenges though. So in taking a spiritual perspective, I can try to understand but not exert much effort in the physical. It is easy to feel we are not doing enough. Yet having some appreciation and respect for life right in front of us is a great start.

— Fern, Alaska

“I loved everything about this event!”

I loved everything about this event! I learned many new things and received affirmation that I’m on the right path. My curiosity has been piqued to further investigate some ideas. I appreciate all the resources listed. Mostly, I am humbled and so very grateful that you offered this part of the summit for free; otherwise I would not have had the opportunity to participate in these teachings.

— Lia, Cheshire, Ohio

“The event changed my way of looking at healing through plants, allowing me to have a more holistic view of it.”

I loved the event! I really liked it because the guests presented their own personal stories, as well as practical insights on how to apply knowledge in everyday life. The event changed my way of looking at healing through plants, allowing me to have a more holistic view of it. I found the ethical commitment that I witnessed in all the sessions I attended very interesting and enriching: respect for nature and for plants as living beings full of wisdom — and working with the spiritual side of nature and not as a set of chemical processes and in a mechanistic way. And most importantly: perceive the Earth as a conscious being that also needs healing. It was very enriching! 

— Claram, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

“I have been journeying with plants and I am amazed by the results!”

I liked the blend of upcoming herbalists and the herbalist with 40+ years of experience. I have been journeying with plants and I am amazed by the results! I am excited to be part of this evolution. 

— Christine, Greenfield Center, New York

 

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