CONTEMPLATIVE PLANT STUDY– seeking Nature on a deeper level

Maureen and Keith Robertson are Medical Herbalists practising on the Isle of Arran where they live with their 3 young sons. Vegan co-founders of the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, they have dedicated their 16 acre vegan organic herb farm and emergent woodland to contemplative plant study.

They guide all kinds of learning journeys in herbal medicine and the Goethean inspired phenomenological approach to plant study. 

This simple but inspirational method of nature observation, seeks to embrace the inner and outer elements of the experience of the plant.  Becoming fully immersed in the phenomenon through sense perception, imagination and intuition, the cosmic forces inherent within the earthly gesture of the plant are revealed.   A process that ideally be repeated many times, throughout the seasonal moods, all weathers, landscapes and changing light of day and night. We meet the whole plant through being whole human. It's a creative conversation with a being that reveals the character and therefore the story of the plant, it's surroundings and the message it brings...

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