Today’s guest, Stephen Buhner, is such an incredible, intelligent, and warm human. He is a cosmic earth whisperer and a true shepherd of plants and connecting them to the human experience and us to them.
In this episode, we dive into Earth as an ecosystem and how we can shift back into alignment and connection with the intelligence of nature.
Stephen shares how we can access our ability to feel through plant medicine to help support our individual journeys.
We also touch upon mythic rites of initiation reclaim our individual and collective connection to being human.
I can’t wait for you to listen to this episode and take in the wisdom of this man, this teacher, Earth poet, and naturalist.
Topics Covered with Stephen Buhner
- Ecological currency and how the earth is constantly in a dynamic shift and how she reestablishes her balance
- Rationalism and the inability to extend our feeling and intelligence to the external world
- Connecting your heart with the soul of the earth and nature
- Non-linear systems, consciousness, and dynamism
- The world as the initiator and reclaiming our ability to be whole and responsible human beings
- Earth as an ecosystem; ecological capital and how the earth balances herself
- Rationalism and its relationship with world
- How to be a human being and have a sense of kindredness with all that is
- Entheogens and accessing the kinesthetic capacities of the heart and our ability to feel
- Listening to the messages of depression and anxiety awakening us to change and evolution
- Mythic rites of initiation and the world as our initiator
About Stephen Buhner
Stephen Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of twenty books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. He comes from a long line of healers. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.
Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.
He is a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society—especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.