Plant Spirit and Shamanic Healing

  Long ago while living in England, I studied Five Element Acupuncture with J.R. Worsley because I wanted to learn Plant Spirit Medicine from Eliot Cowan. Four years of intensive study afterwords, I found that for me the spirits of plants had an even deeper power of healing than acupuncture needles. In Cowan's words, "Plant Medicine connects us to the spirit of place, which is to say the spirit of nature. The connection with nature is exhilarating and beautiful, but it is not a luxury. Connection with nature is health; health is life." From those early days, my love of Plant Spirit Healing, Shamanism, and nature have also inspired my art. I have discovered the inseparability of art and healing and its crucial relationship with nature.