Join host Howard G. Charing for the live, interactive video course "Plant Spirit Shamanism – Exploring Plant Consciousness." In this Evolver Intensive, Howard and his guests – the "Medicine Hunter" Chris KilhamSteve Beyer, and Sitaramaya of the Amazon Convergence – will explore techniques to communicate with the plant world, accessing their elder species wisdom for personal and collective healing. It all starts on Saturday, September 22nd.    

The modern West has dismissed the idea that plants have awareness, but indigenous cultures believe that plants possess consciousness and have a spirit, as well. Some recent scientific research supports the shamanic worldview, such as the research on plant sentience explored in the book The Secret Life of Plants.

The visionary plants – ayahuasca, mushrooms, peyote, iboga, and so on – can help the modern mind access the indigenous way of knowledge and thought. For many people, shamanic experience provides an opening into the hidden dimensions of plant knowledge and wisdom. By exploring shamanic traditions, you can learn time-honored techniques for making this connection.

While we as human beings make use of plants constantly – our clothing, our food, our medicine – we rarely make a conscious connection with the plant world, which some indigenous groups call the “green nation.” One basic insight that many people bring back from visionary plant work is that we as humans urgently need to redefine our relationship to nature, from believing we have dominion over it to realizing we are part of it.

As we discover this, we realize that the nonhuman beings surrounding us, including plants, have crucial knowledge to transmit to us. It is not only the visionary plants such as ayahuasca that have much to teach us: many plants have teachings we can access when we learn how to listen and receive from them.

In this course, you will explore the wisdom of plants and ways to access their intelligence to deepen your connection with nature and become more resilient, self-sufficient, and healthy.

By participating in this online course, you will receive:


  • Four 90-minute live video seminars with Howard and his featured guests
  • At least 30 minutes of question and answer time in each seminar
  • Participation in a private online community with other students
  • Unlimited online access to video recordings of all seminars
  • PDF articles about course topics from Howard and each of the guests


4 sessions, starting September 22nd at 12pm San Francisco • 3pm New York • 8pm London

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