The Healing Power of Plants

Who Teaches the Plant Spirit Medicine Training Course

The Plant Spirit Medicine course is taught by Eliot Cowan. The course was developed by Mr. Cowan, who also authored the book, Plant Spirit Medicine. Eliot has been teaching, leading healing retreats, and maintaining a private practice for many years. He began to study and practice herbalism in 1969, then temporarily set it aside to study acupuncture. He received his Licentiate, Bachelor and Master of Acupuncture degrees from the late J. R. Worsley at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa, England, and served on the faculty of that institution in 1979-1980.

In the early 1980’s, Eliot once again turned his attention to herbal healing. Following a recommendation by Dr. Worsley, he began seeking the guidance of the plants themselves to support the healing of his clients. In this way, Eliot rediscovered the ancient shamanic practice of plant spirit medicine. Eliot has continued his healing work through the traditions of the Huichol people of Mexico. He completed his shamanic apprenticeship with the late don Guadalupe Gonzalez Rios.