Plants enChant ~ About

July 17 – 20th, 2020, near Salem, Oregon

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In devotion to song, ceremony, & heart-felt communion w/ the healing plant Kin-dom

~ An Herbal Gathering ~

What is Plants enChant?
This gathering of plants, people, and songs, can be summed as: Singing Alive + herbal gathering = Plants enChant!  It is intended to develop and strengthen ‘medicine culture’ thru the healing arts of holistic education, song-sharing, life-as-ceremony, and supportive community.  We are less interested in ‘what can this plant do for me, what is it good for’, and more in ‘what can this plant and I do together’.   

Plants enChant recognizes ‘medicines’ as the force of nature that cures dis-ease, that takes us from being sick to being free. This event aligns more with ‘deep herbalism‘, which cultivates a relationship thru plants to the healing presence of Nature, a pro-active approach to health, and less with the ‘shallow herbalism’ of ‘take the tincture and make the symptoms go away’, a greener version of the pharmaceutical model.

Plants enChant recognizes plants as the greenprint of all medicines. It acknowledges plants as elders in the society of nature as it exists on planet earth, and therefore teachers to the adolescent human species. In their yet more primal aspect, plants are ‘umbilical cords to Gaia’ (Rosemary Gladstar); they ‘help us remember’ (Stephen Buhner). As such, they can keep us aligned with the healthy functioning of the planetary metabolism, mirrored in our own inner and social ecologies.

All plants (and fungi), are teachers, if related to as such. Plants enChant is intended to honor and give space for their wisdom, to activate our abilities to receive it, and put this guidance into practice through the cultural forms and ways they affirm. We invite all who feel called to the Way of the plants.

This Way has many names: indigenous consciousness, path of the heart, way of the Bird Tribes, culture of peace, the inbody experience, earth-based spirituality, eco-centric worldview, dawn of the bridge people, the Ones we’ve been waiting for . . . All recognize a planetary dharma of self-responsible living, of conscious co-evolution, all are guided by the feedback compass of heightened states of well-being. Such paths have been variously lost, suppressed, distorted, and forgotten as humanity has undergone its transformations in the chrysalis of egoic conditioning.

As increasing numbers of us emerge from this collective initiation, we spread the wings of our species maturity, drawn to the heights of our destiny in the planetary design. To perform the Gaian dream, our dream, we recognize that it is time for a new sun to dawn, for the human heart to light a new path for creation. Plants, as seekers of the light, help us clear the clouds from our heart, from our minds, awakening us to the spontaneous life of our inherent divinity.


Plants EnChant is intended to help us shed the vestiges of fear-based life ways that impair our communications with plants, and associated beings both seen and unseen. To attune to plants is attune to more expansive dimensions of ourselves, to our soul. This gives our innate altruism space to exercise itself; it activates our inherent abilities to ‘read’ the natural world, to hear it songs, to smell its personalities, to feel its affinities, to taste its stories, and respond in kind.

Restored to our senses, we find beauty in the walk of life, discover ourselves in service to the well-being of All, to Life. In such ways we arise from the dream of separation, and rediscover a world magically alive, intelligent, and communicative. In such ways we sing alive a world of enchantment!


Growing the Edge of Herbalism

To this beginning, such offerings can include:

  • Eco-conscious models of self-cultivation (gardening the spirit) and identity in reference to industrial growth society that are pro-active, generative, and organic, rather than reactive, passive, and mechanistic.
  • Experiential offerings. These include: 1) ways to awaken and develop the subtleties of the senses, and the balanced ratio of their use, such as meditations that tune-in to the deeper characters (‘feeling tones’) of plants, that evoke ‘plant whisperings’. 2) opportunities to ingest or embody particular plants in circumstances of ceremony, with facilitators who are experienced with their use.
  • Investigating the wider implications of the doctrine of signatures, aka the language of nature. ‘If one could but read nature, all the scriptures are there’ – Amma
  • Tell-a-Vision ~ in which we share plant (and fungi) visions, and experiences of radical symbiosis, in a group setting.
  • Plant inspired songs, ranging from songs to invoke the spirit of particular plants, to those relating to the larger cosmos of ecosystem relations, in both honoring and teaching aspects.



And . . . Ethical wildcrafting, medicine making, gardening perspectives, astrological considerations, plant biographies, herbal first aid practicalities, daily plant walks, and . . MORE, including a marketplace on monday afternoon, and song circles @ night.

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2019 will be the fifth year for this gathering. It is seeded from the NW Herbal Faire, The Fairy Congress, and Singing Alive events. Come be part of the new growth!


This is a family-friendly event, with generous space made for children


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Plants enChant 2019 Offerings

 

Celestial Chant and Personalized Prayer Songs, w/AshEL SeaSunZ
AshEL believes everyone has a song and can channel songs to assist others or as prayers for the world. He will demonstrate by offering personalized medicine
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Alchemy of Sound and Chocolate: A Heart and Voice Activation, w/ Kat Alta
Cacao is an ancient plant medicine spirit, most widely known to be used by the ancient Maya. It’s been called “bitter water”, “drink of the gods”
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Deepening your Relationships with the Plant Beings – a Shamanic Approach, w/ Jan Kinsey
We’ll use shamanic tools to deepen our relationships with the plants. This multi-dimensional world is very intimate and sensuous. How do we develop strong relationships with
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Song and Medicine Traditions of the Amazon Rainforest, w/ Drew YoungSpring
An Exploration of how the living cultures of the Amazon Rainforest view song and their relationship to life  and plant medicines, in the jungle and around the
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Flower Wash
A new blossoming of the classic Singing Alive style Angel Wash.  With song, petals, and a gentle water element we honor our co-participants and selves ~
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Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature, w/ Jan Kinsey
Where in the shamanic geography do the nature spirits reside? What are the roles and practices of the shaman? How can we navigate this geography? Who
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Sylvapolitan Rising: The Ways of Deep Herbalism, w/ Morgan Brent
Plant-inspired teachings that acculture us to the ‘Survival Of The Most Loving’.   This is the growing edge of our species development. This is the story that
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Blue Lotus Ceremony, w/ Lindsay Liana Sophia
For the past 3 years, I’ve been guided to journey with Blue Lotus in a deep way. She arrived in my life as a teacher to
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Herbal Body Oiling as a Self Care Ritual, w/ Sage Siera
Herbal body oiling is a practice that can unite our bodies, minds and spirits with those of our beloved plant allies. Deeply nourishing to the skin
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Plant Teachers, Consciousness, & Medicine from a Celestial Perspective, Channeling w/ Dante Singh
An exploration of plant consciousness, medicine, and the role of teacher plants through the channeling of celestial guides. Channeling is a phenomena through which a human being enters
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Growing Gratitude for the Plant People, w/ Hanna Leigh
Our time together will include: the co-creation of a group song to honor and call in our plant friends, participating in a “praise walk”, creating a
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Human Flowering Creation ~ Song Circle, w/ Morgan Brent
Come co-create an emergence into the Tone Age of Harmonic Bliss! In the tradition of shamanic journeys of transformation, we gathering in circle, close our eyes,
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Heart of Nature Song Circle, w/ Shiloh Circle
Songs in praise of natures wonder and majesty, songs to remember that we are woven intricately and inextricably into the web of life. The wisdom from
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The Huachuma Mesa w/ Axi Nityananda & Alisonqo Miller
The Huachuma (San Pedro) cactus of the Northern Coast of Peru has been transforming consciousness in spiritual seekers for over 5000 years. Traditional healers from Northern
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Tell-A-Vision, w/ Morgan Brent
Share plant (and fungi) visions, and related experiences of radical symbiosis, in a group setting. In such ways we may get glimmers and bleed-thrus, or yet
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Dancing in the Dream Time ~ Mugwort Sleepover, w/ Rosie Kenny & Adam Rivenbark
Dreaming is something that we all do, human and non-human creatures alike. Mugwort, for years, has been a teacher and friend to dream explorers offering clarity
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Homage to Holy Basil (Sacred Tulasi Devi)
Underlying all practices of devotional service is a PERSONALITY. Vrinda Devi is the forest devi presiding over all plants and animals of the transcendental realm, and
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