My book Pathways to Healing, a Guide to Herbs, Ayurveda, Dreambody and Shamanism offers the reader numerous ways to look at their problems whether they are physical health problems like painful periods, exhaustion, joint or muscle pain; emotional problems like depression, anger or hopelessness; life problems like lack of life direction, indecision or inability to focus as well as relationship problems.
It gives the reader practical tools and skills to navigate many of life’s challenges.
The wisdom offered is based on solid proven techniques developed over four decades by master herbalist, educator and author Don Ollsin.
In Pathways to Healing, we explore a number of different paradigms.
Ayurveda is an effective nature based system of knowledge that uses a language to understand and explain the forces and beauty of nature!
Herbalism is one of the oldest healing systems on the planet that uses nature's bounty for health and healing!
Medicine making teaches and empowers us to create our own medicine directly from the lap of nature making us less dependent on the dominant medical system and more interdependent with nature! Herbal first aid allows you to be informed and prepared when crisis happens, making the easiest and quickest transition back to balance!
Flower Essences capture the pure healing energy of the plants to help us readjust our energy when disturbed!
Shamanism teaches us how to go directly to the plants for nourishing and healing of our physical and energy bodies!
Studying the seasons gives us the opportunity to work with nature's marvelous forces to create flow in our bodies and life!
Dreambody brings the world of the body, psyche and nature together in a wonderful dance!
Yours sincerely, Don Ollsin
"What a wonderful book, a jewel of originality among the plethora of herb books lining the book shelves" Rosemary Gladstar is a pioneer in the herbal movement and has been called the 'godmother of American Herbalism'.
Danger! This book could help you become a wild green person who eats weeds. The exercises are sound and beautiful. Much here for beginners and pros, too. Susun S. Weed is the voice of the Wise Woman Tradition.
"Don is a positive, enthusiastic and energetic advocate of herbal healing, who lives his own beliefs and is an inspiration to many people including myself. His ongoing "herbal healing programs" are enjoyed and respected by all those who participate in them. He has been and continues to be a positive force in the lives of many people." Nancy Turner – Ethnobotany Professor, University of Victoria