*Live Remote Online Offering* Plant Witch Series-Appropriation/Honoring Indigenous Plants & Peoples
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
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ZOOM CLASSES OPERATE THE SAME AS IN PERSON CLASSES. WE DO NOT RECORD CLASSES TO PROTECT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF OUR TEACHERS. CLASS FEES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE, PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND AT THE SCHEDULED CLASS TIME.
PLEASE NOTE: This class is not an in-person class. This class is being offered as a LIVE ONLINE-ONLY OFFERING. You will receive the class link in a separate email about an hour before the class is scheduled to begin, Mountain Time. Please register ahead of time to ensure that you make it to the online session on time! (Class times are in MDT time zone)
Registration will close one hour prior to class starting.
Please note: This class is by donation. Please send donation to Samzen812@gmail.com
As witches it should be our highest goal to honor our land, her people and her ancestors. Denver is Cheyenne and Ute land. It is sage and juniper land. It is pinon pine, cottonwood, blue vervain and yarrow land. Colorado is not home to linden trees, st john’s wort, lavender, rosemary, mullein and thousands of other ‘magical herbs’ which have been brought here (some of which are wildly invasive). So, what do we do? Do we allow our (in my case European) medicines to appropriate the soil or do we appropriate the medicines of the people who’s land we now call home? Ideally we do neither but that is a difficult path to walk. It isn’t easy but it is necessary.
Dr. Samuel Nez and I will be offering our insights and thoughts. Everyone’s path will be slightly different but this class can offer important understandings so that when we consider our plantings, we can do so through a wise and compassionate lens. I am honored that Samuel has agreed to share his wisdom with us.
Dr. Samuel Nez is Diné (of the Navajo Nation) and Mexica, born and raised near Shiprock, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation and incorporates the healing traditions from both sides of his family. Over the years, Samuel has traveled and studied with traditional healers, curanderos/curanderas, shamans and medicine men and women in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. He developed a relationship with the sacred fire at a young age and has been a firekeeper for the temezcal and inipi sweat lodges for many years.
As a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and a practitioner of Curanderismo he utilizes a variety of therapies and modalities in his private practice. Samuel is also a Registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado and a certified NADA Acu-Detox Specialist. He is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute. Samuel is also a participant of the International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers Curanderos, Sanadores and Shamans which originated in the Sacred Mountains of Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
You can follow Samuel on Instagram @samzen812
Michelle VanderHouwen is the owner of Oak and Hawthorn and provides the plant babies for Ritualcravt’s annual plant sale.
Throughout all her years, she has studied art as a window into Spirit and the psyche, and Nature has been her church. Michelle believes that our hands are magnificent communicators. When we let them dig, sculpt, draw, scrape, tie and sew, we are sending messages to and from Heart Center. Our hands, full of sensation but devoid of reasoning, can create pure, honest prayer. In Michelle’s classes she teaches, with a variety of tools, different ways of accessing Spirit using our hands and hearts. Her goal is to help us all access the knowing we had at birth. Michelle is deeply knowledgeable about the spiritual wisdom of nature, studied Shamanic Herbalism with Darcey Blue, and walks with the soul of a Witch. Discover her creations at www.etsy.com/shop/OakandHawthorn and connect with Michelle via Instagram @oakandhawthorn