The Sacred Herbs of Beltane and Spring
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About the Event
About the workshop:
An exploration of the magical herbs of Beltaine (May Day), along with an overview of the magical traditions of May Day, Spring Faery lore, and ritual ideas for your Beltaine observance and feast.
Registration is sliding scale.
Ellen Evert Hopman is the author of *The Sacred Herbs of Spring: Magical, Healing, and Edible Plants to Celebrate Beltaine* which explores the identification, harvest, and safe practical and ritual use of more than 90 plants and trees, details rituals for honoring the traditional Gods and Goddesses of spring, such as the Goddess Chloris, the Goddess Flora, and the Daghda, and reveals which herbs to use for luck, magic, protection, purification, abundance, fertility, and love, as well as the herbs of the Faeries and Elves and herbs for journeying to the Otherworld and for contacting the High Gods and Goddesses.
About the teacher:
Ellen Evert Hopman is the author of a number of books and has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and has presented on Druidism, herbal lore, tree lore, Paganism and magic at conferences, festivals, and events in Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and in the United States.
She has participated in numerous radio and television programs including National Public Radio's "Vox Pop" and the Gary Null show in New York.
She presented a weekly "herb report" for WRSI radio out of Greenfield, MA for over a year and was a featured subject in a documentary about Druids; A&E Television's; "The Unexplained" (Secret Societies, The Druids and the Knights Templars original air date 4 March 1999 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2IxNJGe03U ).
Hopman is a Master Herbalist and a lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. She is the Archdruid of Tribe of the Oak (Tuatha na Dara) www.tribeoftheoak.com and a founding member of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile) and its former Co-Chief, a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, and a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana.
She was Vice President of The Henge of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years and has been at times a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF). She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages.
Ellen Evert Hopman is a voice for Herbalists and Druids in modern society.* Bookstore and blog * www.elleneverthopman.com, http://elleneverthopman.com/shop/ Study Druidism at The Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com
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