Fri, Aug 04|
Ars Venenum: Herbalism for Rebellion & Empowerment with Coby Michael
Available as an individual ticket, part of the Friday Day Pass or General Admission Ticket.
Time & Location
Aug 04, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
About the event
The world is changing, and nature is ready to fight back. There are many plant allies that are willing to help us in that struggle against patriarchy, capitalism and colonialism. They strengthen our bodies, protect our spirits and open our minds. They are sources of wisdom and healing. Power plants that help to dismantle the thoughts and patterns that keep us contained. Passive resistance is no longer an option and the natural world has always known that. From fiercesome poison plant allies that undermine our enemies and make us stronger through their wisdom, to healing balms that have been women’s allies for millennia, to patron plants of queerness.
In this class we will explore many of the botanical allies that, through their magic, medicine and occult associations have helped marginalized and persecuted groups of people. We will explore “venenum” or “poison” as a metaphor for the rebellious spirit that seeks to catalyze change.