Becoming Vegetalista: Veriditas and the Journey to the Self

Author(s) : Stephen Harrod Buhner

Becoming Vegetalista: Veriditas and the Journey to the Self
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Plants are some of the oldest spiritual teachers that human beings have known. Native cultures have insisted for centuries that their knowledge of plant medicines were given them in dreams and visions by the plants themselves. For millennia spiritual adepts throughout Asian cultures have learned at the feet of plants. Within those lineages plants are considered to be some of the most subtle teachers for those on the ecstatic journey. Those that follow such a path are what some call vegetalistas.

Stephen has been exploring this dimension of human relation with plants for over 40 years. This new work, Becoming Vegetalista: Veriditas and the Journey to the Self, is the fourth in a series that began with Sacred Plant Medicine, continued with the award-winning Lost Language of Plants, then The Secret Teachings of Plants, and ended most recently with Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm.

'Stephen Buhner is one of the plant geniuses of our time.'

- Rosemary Gladstar

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Stephen Harrod Buhner is the multiple award-winning author of 20 nonfiction works on the nonlinear dynamics of Earth ecosystem functioning, ecological medicine, plant spirituality, and the states of mind necessary for sustainable habitation of Earth, two of which are international bestsellers. He has also published a score of short stories, one book of poetry, and another on the sophisticated use of language in the crafting of nonfiction. He is considered one of the western world's most knowledgeable innovators in the use of plant medicines for the treatment of resistant bacteria and stealth pathogens. Stephen is also a specialist in cross-cultural ecstatic and contemplative spirituality and has long been recognised as one of the major plant contemplatives of our time. He has worked tirelessly for over 40 years for the restoration of animist contemplative spirituality, especially the lineage of the vegetalista. A Fellow of Schumacher College, for over two decades Stephen has taught throughout North America and the western European Isles. He lives in New Mexico in the United States.

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