“Erica Wohldmann: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World” is the second in a series featuring the remarkable presenters at the 2016 Spirit Plant Medicine Conference (SPMC), scheduled for Oct. 29 and 30 at UBC in Vancouver BC. The first post in this series was published on July 5 with the title “Cvita Mamic: In the Center of Ayahuasca Work.”

This post title is actually part of the title of Erica’s presentation at the SPMC. The full title of her talk is “Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World: Finding and Using Local Medicinal Plants.” As that title suggests, Dr. Wohldmann has a great store of knowledge on medicinal plants. Her talk will extend well beyond our usual conference discussion of mind-manifesting substances to include a radical revisioning of humanity’s relationship to the natural world altogether. It would not be unreasonable to suggest that reconnecting to that relationship is at the heart of the consciousness transformation that will be needed to set our species on a sane and sustainable course for the generations to come.

Dr. Wohldmann is a professor at Colorado State University, Northridge, where she teaches classes about ecopsychology, food choices, sustainability, and cognition and neuroscience. Please go here to read the rest of her bio. She’s a very warm and engaging speaker, as evidenced by the delightful Ted X Talk she did in May of this year. In that talk Erica tells tales of the 6 months she spent living in national forests in the U.S. and wild-foraging all of her food and medicine.

Please join us at the 2016 Spirit Plant Medicine Conference for a remarkable weekend of exciting experts and visionaries like Dr. Wohldmann. Tickets can be purchased online at the conference website and you can look at the presenter bios here.