Plant Spirit Medicine

What is Plant Spirit Medicine?

Humans and plants have lived together for countless generations. We are family. Our plant relatives are generous and helpful, offering us food and medicine. Like us, plants have spirit, and their spirit can nurture and heal us. Plant Spirit Medicine brings us into balance and harmony. It is the shaman’s way with plants. A millennial practice known to all peoples, it was rediscovered in the West by Eliot Cowan, and has proved just as effective in today’s world as in times past.

Click below to watch a video of Eliot Cowan speaking about "The Touchless Touch of Plant Spirit Medicine" (a presentation sponsored by the Holistic Health Community in Stone Ridge, NY in January, 2021)

Plant Spirit Medicine Healer Training Course

It is easy to recognize that plants offer us food, oxygen, and medicines, but less known today is that plants have spirits with wisdom to nurture and heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Ancient cultures and shamans have known for millennia that the medicine of plant spirits can bring us into balance and harmony, but much of this tradition has been lost in the West.

This course brings together shamanic techniques with the ancient Chinese medical philosophies of the Five Elements. As the course progresses, you will

• learn Chinese Five Element worldview

• study Pulse Taking

• practice Household Shamanism

• make direct relationship with plants through Shamanic Journeying

• engage in intensive clinical work to hone Assessment/Treatment skills.

This is the first of a series of 6 programs, held over the course of 2 years, followed by 2 clinical weeks for a total of 8 weeks to complete the training. For more information on the PSM Healer Training course, please contact psmadmissions [at] bluedeer [dot] org. This course is also offered in Australia and the U.K.

Workshops and Talks

Touched by Nature with Pip Waller and Lucy Wells

For more information, contact: lucywells [at] myphone [dot] coop

How do I find a Plant Spirit Medicine healer?

There are Plant Spirit Medicine healers in the United States and abroad. To find a healer in your area, please visit the Plant Spirit Medicine website: