The Herbal Path Course 2018 Photo Gallery
Days 1 & 2
The beginning of our adventures with Farida Sharan! We were blessed and anointed with a glorious mixture of essential oils and Jose and Maureen were honoured by beautiful scarves. Farida literally illuminated us with her introduction of Iridology and the constitutional types and took us on the most exquisite and deeply moving journey through her Elements of Life Embodiment Dances.
Another informative herb walk with the extremely knowledgable Fernanda Botelho. We made preparations out of some of the herbs we met: like Esteva - Rock Rose (Cistus ladanifer) infused oil and salve, Centaury (Centaurium erythrea) tincture and Esteva cordial!
What a magical day bathing in the Artemisian energy of Chinese Mugwort (Artemisia sinesis)! We began the day with stretching, chanting and receiving a drum sound bath. After meeting the plant, drawing soul images of her and meditating on the types of preparations to make, we ended up with magnificent wreath crowns of Artemisia and rolled our own smudge sticks (this plant aids acupuncture by being burned over meridian points as moxa).
Another plant study, this time on Sacred Tabaco (Nicotiana rusticana) with the accompaniment of Colombian Medicine Man Anthar Kharana who was to take us much further with working with this herb over the next days.
Stunning cliff top herb walk along the SW Algarve coast. We stopped along the way to have a Sacred Tabaco Ceremony led by Anthar Kharana who then gifted us to more traditional medicine songs and his original compositions in a concert at night. He continued to share more about his knowledge of Traditional Tabaco Preparations as well as voice work and a sound healing journey.