Enhancing Your Health in a Psychedelic World
Featuring: David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis, Morgan Brent, Peter Gorman
Host: Morgan Maher
Join David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis, Peter Gorman, Morgan Brent, and Morgan Maher to create and explore the connections between health, nutrition, sacred plants, food, diet, and herbalism, as we weave through these frenzied foothills; the wild weirdness of 2012.
Begins April 8, 2012
Archived Course price: $40
Physical and spiritual healing is advancing at a mycelial rate. Visionary plant medicines are being engaged all across the planet. Remarkable evolutions in nutrition and diet are revolutionizing lives, strengthening our species. We are transitioning into new ways of being. Energized, empowered, interconnected Lifeforms on newly vast, ever-growing landscapes.
Places of dreams, realms of the soul, gardens of your mind; melted, mixed, aligned – revived, with archaic techniques of ecstasy, across time, space and mystery, we are learning myriad ways to lead healthier, stronger, longer, deeper, and more delicious lives.
However, we’re going through some heavy stuff. Face it. In the cold shadows of Habit and History, our individual and collective well-being is experiencing an onslaught of novel stressors. Unprecedented ecological crisis, economic and political upheaval, ongoing nuclear fallout, war, invasive media, corporate take-over, numerous threats to our food’s quality and supply. Dis-ease of all descriptions.
Thankfully, and luckily – the energy, tools, materials, traditions, resources, research, test-runs, bio- assays, art, music, experiments, elements, food and medicine required to calm the crisis, cure the chaos, compost catastrophe, energize the body, vitalize community and heal the planet are available and waiting for you.
Immense potential exists now to exponentially enhance your individual health in mind, body and spirit; fortify and deepen your relationship with the natural world; unite with myriad mysteries, to birth, nourish and strengthen the most dynamic, diverse, vigorous, and thriving generations this planet has ever seen.
Join David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis, Peter Gorman, Morgan Brent, and Morgan Maher to create and explore the connections between health, nutrition, sacred plants, food, diet, and herbalism – in context of our ecological crisis and planetary transition.
With this course you will receive:
• Forward-thinking, cutting edge information, research and strategies to completely upgrade, expand, heighten and maintain your personal health and well-being
• New perspectives for vibrant worlds; potential paths, opportunities, ways-of-being and life-ways towards practical, ground-level integration and creation of visionary ecosystems
• The wisdom of the plants. Shamanic teachings, sacred traditions and neoteric practices to deepen your relationship with plants, immerse in the natural, and communicate with the spiritual
• Detailed inspiration to invigorate, navigate and take control of your body, mind, soul – food, diet, and medicine choices.
Evolver Intensives are live, dynamic experiences in which you become part of a community sharing real time with some of the most inspiring visionaries of our era.
Each session is devoted to one-on-one conversations between Morgan and a featured guest, followed by a Q & A session. Participants from the audience will be able to ask questions and offer their own comments and insights via live video, chat, text, or email. If you can watch a YouTube video, you can take part in this course.
Participating in this course will provide you with unique and unprecedented opportunities to upgrade your personal health strategies, strengthen archaic techniques, and co-create new relationships with food, medicine, and the world around you.
Sunday April 8, 3pm EST
Daniel Vitalis is a Leading Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist as well as a Nature Based Philosopher.
He teaches that our Invincible Health is a product of living in alignment with our biological design and our role in the ecosystem. Daniel incorporates the wisdom of indigenous peoples into our modern lives.
His entertaining, motivational and magnetic delivery style has made him an in-demand public speaker in North America and abroad.
Daniel is the creator of FindASpring – a resource helping the public find clean, fresh, wild water – free of man made pollutants, wherever they live. He is also a founding member of www.SurThrival.com, the suppliers of premier, biologically active and fully natural nutritional medicines for regeneration, immunity and healthy endocrine function.
Daniel Vitalis takes us deep into the wilds, with:
• ReWild Your Body, ReWild Your Mind, Ancestral Nutrition for Increased Inner-Vision
• Domesticated foods and domesticated people
• Poison/Medicine/Drug – dose is everything
• Our natural diet and the role of entheogenic organisms
• Nootropics, the missing arm of herbalism/nutrition
• Entheogenic deficiency, a world-wide epidemic
• Let Food Be Thy Medicine, a synthesis of nutrition and medicine
Saturday April 14, 3pm EST
Peter Gorman is a noted and award-winning journalist and adventurer. His feature writing has appeared in more than 100 major national and international magazines. He has also written a number of video pieces, including work for the United Nations and the Salvation Army, and has consulted for both National Geographic’s Explorer series and the BBC’s Natural World.
Gorman’s love affair with the Amazon jungle is well known to people in the field. Since 1984, he has spent a minimum of three months annually there–as well as all of 1998-2000–generally using Iquitos, Peru as his base of operations.
During that time he has studied ayahuasca, the legendary visionary and healing drink of the jungle, with his friend, the late curandero Julio Jerena, as well as the San Pedro, the sacred cactus of the highlands, with the healer Victor Estrada.
He has also collected botanical specimens for Shaman Pharmaceuticals and herpetological specimens for the FIDIA Research Institute of the University of Rome. He was the first person to ever work with the medicinal knowledge of the remote Matses Indians of the Peruvian-Brazilian border, and his description of their use of the secretions of the phyllomedusa bicolor frog has opened an entire field devoted to the use of amphibian peptides as potential medicines in Western medicine. His initial writing on the effects of the secretions is the first description of a human taking an animal substance directly into the bloodstream ever recorded.
He is the author of Ayahuasca in My Blood – 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming.
Peter Gorman goes beyond the veil, with:
• The spirit world – alive all around us
• The ayahuasca diet, perspectives on food and culture
• Egg healers and frog venom, a trip through remote Amazonia
• The coca leaf, the drug war, the way forward
• Tribes, family, work and play. Holding it all together
• High Times & Low Roads, lessons and stories from three decades of visionary medicine
Sunday April 22, 3pm EST
According to Brent, knowing ourselves via identities that are reactive to the mainstream agenda, such as alternative and counterculture, and anti-this or that, negates the generative capacity we have as a people aligned with the rebalancing forces, now going full tilt, of the natural world. In contrast to the rather anemic, and unsustainable, model of human development presented as the high income, city dwelling, university educated cosmopolitan, a more full-spectrum model of self-acculturation is offered when one tunes into the Gaian ‘innernet’ we all carry in the evolutionary heritage of our biological form, and follows the ‘original instructions’ accessed there. One so integrated into the sylvan cosmos, the society of Nature, is known as a sylvapolitan. The sylvapolitan, thru feeding on the rapidly composting cosmopolitan world, is synergizing into the matured human capable of emerging out of this 6th, and greatest, planetary ‘age of extinction’, we are currently in.
Originally from Ohio, Brent received an MA in anthropology (1993) from SFSU with research in Taiwan on traditional Chinese vitality concepts and practices. In the early 1990s he made his way through the San Francisco dance underground in various capacities, among them a teacher of tai chi chuan and ceremonial energetix. In 1995 he took a growing interest in medicinal plants to a doctoral program in ethnopharmacology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Simultaneously, he began working with ayahuasca. This resulted in a dual education, which eventually focused on the great herbalist traditions of the world, their role in spiritual revitalization movements, and their common message to humanity.
He left academia after the vast Gaian intelligence with which he had been engaging recruited him to its purposes full time. He now works to further the prescriptive teachings of medicinal plants, aka ‘Nature’s plan to save the humans’. In service to this guidance, he founded ‘Tribes of Creation‘, an organization that umbrellas workshops and events thru out, and beyond, the Pacific NW. These include ‘Singing Alive‘ sacred song circle gatherings, now in their 6th year, and Human Flowering Creation-song circles, communally sung narratives of mythic renewal. He considers his work to be gestures of subtle activism, food for a spiritually hungry world.
Morgan Brent illuminates:
• How we learn from plants
• Lessons from plant dietas, including imaginal hygiene
• Pro-active health and spiritual evolution
• Pro-active identity and the sylvapolitan
• The human flowering response
• The healing voice and sacred songs
Sunday April 29, 3pm EST
David Wolfe is considered one of the world’s top authorities on natural health, beauty nutrition, herbalism, chocolate, and organic superfoods.
With over 16 years of dedicated experience and understanding of the inner workings of the human body, David is a true living master of what it means to “walk the talk” on the road to higher and higher levels of natural beauty, vibrant health, and peak-performance.
Through his down-to-earth and simple approach, David shows us that no problem is created without a solution and that we DO have the opportunity, right at our fingertips, to make new choices about our lifestyle and take our health back into the power of our own hands.
As the author of many best-selling books including Eating for Beauty, The Sunfood Diet Success System, Naked Chocolate, Amazing Grace, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future, and The LongevityNOW Program, David empowers and inspires people to take charge of their health even up against all the modern-day demands of bills, technology, environmental pollution.
David Wolfe’s leadership has been inspired by principles of sustainable agriculture, living in harmony with nature, and ethical global cooperation. He is co-founder of TheBestDayEver.com online health magazine and is President of The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation with a mission to plant 18 billion fruit trees on planet Earth.
David Wolfe explores & expands:
• The Plant Path. The Poison Path.
• Entheogen Update: Where Are We Now.
• Psychedelic Foods. Visionary Nutrition.
• The Importance of Growing Your Own Medicine.
• Be Your Own Shaman (Grow It, Prepare It, Apply It, Ingest It)
• Cacao Shamanism.
• Nature-Based Spirituality and Wild Food.
Archived Course price: $40
About the host:
Morgan Maher is an artist, writer, designer, and researcher. Morgan met eight years ago with Ayahuasca to address a longstanding mystery illness. During the ceremony, he experienced complete and total healing and what it felt like to live in a supercharged, and ultra-updated physical form. It was, however, only a glimpse. It was also a lesson and an invitation. Thrust on the path of learning to maintain the level of wholeness, vigour and clarity he experienced with Ayahuasca – Morgan is exploring ways to achieve, sustain and regenerate this sensibility, via diet, food, medicine, herbalism, sacred plants, art and music.
Morgan has written for Reality Sandwich, works with Evolver Intensives, and is a Contributing Editor for Ayahuasca.com. He illustrated Peter Gorman’s Ayahuasca in My Blood – 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming, and published Espiritu, “a book of plants, leaves, trees, jungles, forests, wild places and magical spaces” which collects over 100 images from the Aucayacu, Lobo, and Galvez rivers in Peru, and gardens and wild places in Alberta and Ontario, Canada.
Morgan teaches classes and workshops exploring art and plants. He runs media and visuals for The Light Cellar, a superfood, superherb, raw chocolate shop and teaching kitchen in Calgary, Canada.
By participating in this online course, you will receive:
Four 90-minute live video seminars with Morgan and his featured guests 30 minutes of question and answer time in each seminar
Participation in a private online community with other students
Unlimited online access to videos of all seminar
PDF articles about course topics from Morgan and each of the guests