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Stephen Buhner - The Secret Teachings of Plants

From: Donna Descoteaux
Series: Living Well Show
Length: 29:23

Stephen Buhner author of The Secret Teachings of Plants discusses how ancient and indigenous peoples learned about plants FROM the plants themselves and that this powerful way of learning is availabe to us all.

Mountainlight2_small This month Living Well presents an interview with Stephen Buhner author of The Secret Teaching of Plants. All ancient and indigenous peoples insist their knowledge of plant medicines comes from the plants themselves and not through trail and error experimentation. Throughout the world there is a tradition of direct perception of nature through the “intelligence of the heart”. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have proven that over 50 percent of the heart is comprised of neural cells. The heart is, in fact, a brain in its own right. Mr. Buhner tells us about heart-centered perception and how accurate and detailed it can be. He let us know that we can all develop this way of perceiving plants and the world around us. Mr. Buhner is a senior researcher for the Foundation for Gaian Studies. He lectures throughout the US and is the author of nine previous books.

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This month Living Well presents an interview with Stephen Buhner author of The Secret Teaching of Plants. All ancient and indigenous peoples insist their knowledge of plant medicines comes from the plants themselves and not through trail and error experimentation. Throughout the world there is a tradition of direct perception of nature through the “intelligence of the heart”. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have proven that over 50 percent of the heart is comprised of neural cells. The heart is, in fact, a brain in its own right. Mr. Buhner tells us about heart-centered perception and how accurate and detailed it can be. He let us know that we can all develop this way of perceiving plants and the world around us. Mr. Buhner is a senior researcher for the Foundation for Gaian Studies. He lectures throughout the US and is the author of nine previous books.

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Awesome!

Thank you for a wonderful, inspiring interview.

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Where's the download link?

This seems like a fascinating topic, but while I saw a "play" button, I didn't find any way to download an .mp3. I don't listen to audio programs while sitting at my computer. Too many things competing for my attention, and text wins over audio every time.

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wonderfull

thank you so much; great interview, great guy, awesome book! To me this book opens the door to the truth that eden is and ever shall be, we never left the garden for we and the garden are one and to pretend otherwise is to live in ignorance and misery for the kingdom of heaven lays within and is at hand as it always has been there is truly nothing between us but mistaken beliefs. Those that have ears to hear, let them hear: Fear not, for love is the only authority!

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