The End of the Age of Reason & the Emergence of the New Herbal Renaissance - an interview with Stephen Buhner
In this episode...
I interview Stephen Buhner, herbalist, teacher and prolific author. He been called an earth poet and a bardic naturalist. It’s a particular honour for me because i’ve had some opportunity to study with Stephen and he’s had an enormous impact on me and my healing path.We explore the age old question,
What do Donald Trump, Hurricane Katrina, the mortgage meltdown, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and lyme disease have in common?
It turns out they’re symptoms of the end of the the Age of Reason & Rationality.
“Rationalist science is based on linearity and the belief of control. But non-linearity is what really happens here and control is an illusion. So, science itself is undergoing a metamorphosis.”
We also touch on:
- Emergence of a new Paradigm for Reality
- Ecological healing and medicine that’s sustainable
- The function of depression
- Our culture’s fear of death and our perspective of health
- Reflections on “old age” as a developmental stage of growth: dealing with grief and redefining hope
Stephen’s shares about his personal shift into “old age”,
“... exploring the grief and tragedy of the world, but still have this certain warmth of heart without having the hysteria of a younger time of life.”
I hope you enjoy this interview with Stephen Buhner as much as I did...
A bit about Stephen...
Stephen Harrod Buhner has been called both an Earth poet and a bardic naturalist by those who have heard him speak. He is the author of 20 works of nonfiction and one book of poetry. For over 30 years, until semi-retirement in 2015, he taught throughout the US, Canada, and the Western European Isles. Stephen’s work has focused deeply on breaking new ground in the understandings of the states of mind necessary for sustainable human habitation of Earth, Gaian dynamics, plant function in ecosystems, and sophistications of herbal medicines in treating emerging and chronic infections. His work on Lyme disease and its coinfections has set new standards in the field as well as offering hope and healing to those who suffer these infections.
Check out some links to related to people and things that Stephen brought up …
- Barbara McClintoch's wikipedia page
- Václav Havel's wikipedia page
- James Hillman's wikipedia page
- Jacque Cousteau's page on national geographic
- a review of James Hillman's - Re-visioning Psychology
- a link directly to chapter #2 in Herbal Antibiotics ed. 2 (google books)
A bit about the host, garliq...
Hi there, my name is garliq. I’m a radical, activist and organizer who is passionate about social and environmental justice. My heart aches to see an end to the violence and devastation rampant in the world today. I dream of a world that is beautiful, healthy, vibrant and just, where humans live in harmony (not dominance) with Nature and one another.