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Elucidating Energetics

Broadcast on September 27, 2021
With jim mcdonald
Hosted by Sajah Popham

Energetics is the aspect of herbalism that allows us to treat the person, both the name of their condition, and provides the basis for all traditional forms of herbcraft. Join jim mcdonald in a conversation about western herbal energetics rooted in humoural medicine, Eclectic & Physiomedical traditions, and present day practice.

In This Session You'll Discover:

  • Discover what herbal energetics is
  • Learn how herbal energetics has been represented in different western herbal traditions
  • Energetics as a lived experience and not memorized concepts
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jim mcdonald

In 1994, jim mcdonald's life changed when he drank tea from a wild plant he harvested from the land he lived upon.  Since those first sips of strange tea, his life in the woods and meadows of Southeast Michigan has been centered on the plants & ecosystem of that land, and how he might share their virtues to restore wellness with those around him. jim's approach to herbcraft is deeply rooted in the land he lives upon, and blends traditional European folk influences with 19th century eclectic and physiomedical vitalism, which he conveys with story, experience, humour, common sense and lore to students, clients, random passersby and readers of his website.  He's taught classes throughout North America and is currently alternately writing Foundational Herbcraft and A Great Lakes Herbal, in addition to articles for journals and other publications.  jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft… the plants themselves. 
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