Boulder, Colorado-based master herbalist, author and university professor Brigitte Mars (@brigitte.mars) has been working with plant medicines for over 50 years.

She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and the School of Health Mastery in Iceland, and she’s taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Tribal Visions, Envision and Unify Festivals, and the Mayo Clinic. Her popular class “Out on A Limb: Cannabis as Tree of Life” teaches about the history of cannabis as both a psychoactive and psychedelic sacred plant. A professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, she has a private practice, leads herb walks worldwide and has a weekly radio show called “Naturally.”

Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook, The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her DVDs include Sacred Psychoactives, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant.

Brigitte has been holding space for psychedelic ceremonies, both in groups and with individuals, for over 50 years. She is an end-of-life doula, sometimes working with sacred plants. In the early 1970s, Brigitte lived with Rosemary Leary (wife of Dr. Timothy Leary) and explored how to create sacred set and setting for psychedelic ceremonies. She has been the faculty advisor for the Psychedelic Club at Naropa University and is the voice for the audio version of The Psychedelic Prayers, based on The Tao Te Ching and translated by Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner. She is a longtime member of MAPS and a recent graduate of the Psychedelic Sitter’s School in Boulder, Colorado.

Brigitte empowers people to incorporate more plant-based food and medicine into their lives.

She lived for two and a half years on solely wild edible plants while living in a teepee in the Ozarks in the early 1970s. Her eldest daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars, teaches preschool, and her younger daughter, Rainbeau Mars, is an activist and yogini. She is grandmother to three beloved grandchildren, Luna, Solwyn and Jade.

Cosmic Sister (@CosmicSister) awarded Brigitte Mars a Women of The Psychedelic Renaissance grant to present “Just Say How? Preparation for an EPIC Psychedelic Experience” at Spirit Plant Medicine Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Just Say How? Preparation for an Epic Psychedelic Experience

First there was Just Say No. Then we had Just Say Yes. Now we have Just Say How. Master herbalist Brigitte Mars will share inspiration, information and wisdom learned and earned over 50 years of working with sacred plant medicines. Brigitte will share some psychedelic prayers, information about sacred plants, and time-tested methods of preparation for an epic psychedelic experience, including how to create a safe environment conducive to deep exploration of the psyche, healing, creativity and evolution.