The Healing Power of Plants

Eliot Cowan, the founder of
Plant Spirit Medicine

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What is the active ingredient in plant spirit medicine? Eliot Cowan tells us that the answer is friendship. In this edition of Insights at the Edge, the author of Plant Spirit Medicine speaks with Tami Simon about engaging in a friendship with plant spirits, and compares the act of connecting with plant spirits in your local area versus working with the spirits of plants from distant places. Tami and Eliot also discuss “great teacher plants”. (73 minutes)

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What is Plant Spirit Medicine?

Plant Spirit Medicine is the shamans’ way with plants. It recognizes that plants have spirit and that spirit is the strongest medicine. Spirit can heal the deepest reaches of the heart and soul.

Since the beginning of time, when the traditional shaman-healer turned to the plant world, he turned to the spirits of the plants. It was the spirits of the plants that healed his patients. The spirits were his friends, his teachers, and his allies.

This ancient practice, long forgotten in the West, has now been remembered, revitalized, and reintroduced by American healer and shaman, Eliot Cowan and has proved as effective in today’s world as in times past. Read more

PSMA 2015 Conference


This year, the PSMA is teaming up with Gary Reiss of the Global Process Institute to bring you a Conference that promises to navigate deeply into our emotional landscapes while remaining grounded in the physical landscapes of our plant allies. We will uncover hidden emotional edges to move beyond any conflicts they create. We will be able to fluidly bring our truest hearts and fullest realities to phenomenal relationships with our clients and to every aspect of our lives.

This is also a special year as it is the 20th Anniversary of Eliot Cowan’s book “Plant Spirit Medicine” and the 10th Anniversary of the Blue Deer Center as the home for PSM. Come celebrate with colleagues and try something new that is custom designed for us!

July 31 – August 3, 2015 at the Blue Deer Center

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Treatment & Healing

Experience the spiritual healing of Plant Spirit Medicine

Spiritual Discovery

Workshops for discovering the divine natural world.


PSMA Newsletter – Summer 2014

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PSMA 2015 Conference

July 31-August 3
Blue Deer Center, Margaretville, NY
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