Saturday: Creating Ceremony & Rituals with Plant Allies 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Humboldt Herbals Community Classroom (219 D Street - next door to Humboldt Herbals)
Sunday: Healing Fire Ceremony & Prayer Offering Ceremony to the Waters 12pm- 4 pm at Moonstone Beach in Trinidad
Learn the intuitive art of dreaming ceremony and ritual using plants as allies in the process. The Plant spirits are eager to help us in our lives in both mundane and ceremonial ways. We will learn about plant helpers for ritual cleansing, healing, intention setting, medicine bundles, & prayer offerings/earth mandalas. We will also learn and share ways to connect with the plants as spiritual helpers through shamanic journey, heart based perception, soul engagement with nature & dreamwork You will have a chance to both make plant potions and practice techniques learned in class together, and will take home recipes, a materia medica of plants and their spiritual indications, and your own healing medicine bundle.
Please bring to class a 12 x 12 square of beautiful cloth, fabric, leather, for your medicine bundle, and one special stone. It is best if you ask the stones on the land where you live for one which would like to work with you, (as opposed to purchasing one, but if you feel particularly called to one to buy, it is fine, it just needs to speak to your heart & soul.)
Join together in community at the ocean for an afternoon of ceremony facilitated by Darcey Blue. We will come together as a community to build a prayer offering to the waters of the world, and a healing bundle for personal transformation to be offered to our ceremonial fire. The power of prayer is well known as an agent for change and healing, and in community that power is exponential. We come together to set intention of healing for the world waters, the mother ocean, the rivers running free, the glaciers ancient rhythm, the groundwaters wholeness, the cleansing rains. We will also gather round the ceremonial fire to release and transform ourselves as agents of change and healing for the world and our communities. This is a medicine fire and sacred space, please come dressed for the weather first, and in your ceremonial dress to be present to spirit. Drums, rattles, flutes, & voices are encouraged!
Each person will have the chance to release a burnable non toxic item to the fire during our ceremony. You may wish to craft something that represents what you are transforming/releasing, or bring an object you own that you are ready to release/transform. (only non toxic burnable items -i.e. no plastic, batteries etc)
Cost: Both days $100, Single Day $60
Call Humboldt Herbals at (707) 442-3541 to reserve your place
About Darcey Blue ~
DEVOTEE OF SACRED WILDNESS ~ SHAMANIC HERBALIST
" I want to leave the bounds of the indoors and take you out to smell wild minerals of the wet dirt, to fill your mouth with the spice of tree resin, to drum your heart into a rhythm that allows YOU to hear, feel, see, sense, experience the magic and sacredness of the natural world. I want to show you how to see with more than your eyes, see with your body, your heart, your sensual nature. I want to feed the senses and bodies of my clients with the holiness of the plant medicine- not just the extracts that help them feel better, but with the place where the earth wisdom, sacred space, and plant spirit touches the spark of life within each heart and body."
I am Darcey Blue - Herbalist, Devotee of Wildness, and Shamana Flora. The Plants are my greatest allies and teachers, the Earth my sanctuary, and Sacred Wildness my purpose. I am a shamanic herbalist and wild crafter of plant medicines, I am a Lover to the Earth and wild earth mama. People call me a plant whisperer. I call myself a devotee of all that is sacred on this wild beautiful earth.
I am here to guide you to the healing wisdom and medicine that the plants and wild, sacred nature hold for you. The wisdom of spirit that is within each of us.
I work with those who are eager to learn from the plants a healing way as old as time itself, and who are ready to take responsibility for and transform their relationship to self, body, spirit, nature, and the Earth.
I was trained as a Clinical Herbalist & Nutritionist at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism under Paul Bergner, and studied under Rosemary Gladstar and Charlie Kane. I have been using and learning from the plants, both wild and cultivated since childhood, and it is my deep love of the wild Earth that fuels my passion for healing and teaching about plants, wilderness, spirit, nourishment and healing.
I was called to the shamanic path by an old Juniper tree in 2003 and have been talking with plants ever since. I have studied shamanic lifeways and practices for over 10 years in the US and in in Peru. I facilitate workshops and retreats in shamanic work with plant medicine and plant spirits and work with private clients using sacred botanical medicine, ceremony, nature connection and shamanic practice.
My own journey in life has been catalyzed by cultivating the ever deepening relationship with the wildness in the world, and the wildness within my own body and spirit- through the plants, the land spirits, and solitary time in wild natural places- sitting with plants, wildcrafting plants, and journeying with spirit and self awareness.