If you’re into herbs then you’ll want to listen to this. Sajar is an epic herbalist and is having the conversations about herbal practice that I love and allows us to get into closer relation with the herbs and exactly how they are working in the body. Get ready to stop being confused by the excessive information about herbs in the textbooks and learn how to begin understanding the patterns that herbs make in our bodies.
In this podcast we cover:
- Sajah’s background and introduction to herbalism
- The concept of spagyrics medicine and its applications
- Going beyond practicing “armchair herbalism”
- Shared themes amongst ancient medicine systems
- The three doshas of Ayurveda
- The ambiguous notion of achieving balance to reach ultimate health
- The importance of lifestyle modification alongside prescribing herbs
- Wholistic and reductionist paradigms within herbal medicine
- Moving back toward “energetic & constitutional prescription” of plants
- Integrative medicine and the bridge between ancient & modern healthcare
- The “North and South” of herbs
Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is a student of the universal truths found within both ancient and modern herbal traditions from around the world. The focus of his work is on integrating ancient teachings for a new paradigm of plant medicine, one that is truly holistic in its honoring of the spirit, energetics, and body of both people and plants. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north and south, above and below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology. Sajah’s vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physiological healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness, for a truly holistic practice of plant medicine. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honour and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his art.
The Plant Path (iTunes Podcast)