jim mcdonald's offerings...

. : WRITTEN WORDS : .

foundational herbcraft...
actions & energetics in western herbalism
a 200+ page pdf file

I have a long write up on energetics that I'm offering as a PDF file. The information comes directly from the compiled columns I've written for PlantHealerMagazine, and is essentially the rough draft of a book I'm writing on how we can understand the implied energetics of herbal actions more effectively (it turns out that alphabetical lists filled with two sentence definitions are a pretty horrible way to learn about herbal actions).

The material included covers energetics (hot, cold, damp, dry, tense & lax), foundational actions (which covers aromatics, astringents, demulcents, relaxants, stimulants & bitters), primary actions (alteratives, adaptogens, trophorestoratives, diaphoretics, diuretics, expectorants, laxatives, lymphatics, nervines) and secondary actions (anti-inflammatory, and a number of variations on antimicrobials).  Beyond all that, and dare I say "more importantly", it presents a model I've developed that helps to more effectively understand herbal actions in a way that relates directly to energetics.

I've formatted the PDF file in a way that allows it to be printed and bound, with a cover, table of contents and the information laid out in chapters, because really: hundreds of pages is a lot to deal with on a screen for many people.

What about part II?

I'm currently writing the rest for PlantHealerMagazine, and the last several issues have covered "tonics" (including adaptogens, trophorestoratives & alteratives), diaphoretics, diuretics & expectorants; those articles (about 60 pages so far, and still more in th
e works) are available in the last 5 (and forthcoming) issues. But since the writing has been for PlantHealer, they get dibs on first publication before I release the rest of it.

If you like the way I present on the topic of energetics and actions, this is the most comprehensive material I have written down on the topic.

cost for file (emailed)...
 $30 for the full document
  or...
 $15 for Part I
(energetics and foundational actions)
 $15 for Part II (primary and secondary actions)

*IF* you've previously purchased Part I and would like the full pdf instead of just Part II, please let me know in the Note to Seller field in the PayPal payment process and I'll send you the full document after verifying that you previsouly purchased Part I...

to order...
Just send the dough via PayPal using this link:
www.paypal.me/herbcraft (please be sure to write what the payment is for!).  Also, if your PayPal account isn't linked to your current email address, please include that in the "notes" field.

. : ONLINE CLASSES : .

an integrated approach to the structural system
taught by jim mcdonald, Thomas Easley and Forrest Chalmers

This class, offered by the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, offers a multifaceted look at addressing musculuskeletal issues through considering lifestyle, physiology, bodywork and herbs.  Thomas Easley and Forrest Chalmers are wonderful companions to flesh this information out in detail.

This course is well over 8 hours (maybe it ended up being over 10?)  Click here for more information.

 

the theory and application
of traditional western energetics

taught by jim mcdonald, Matthew Wood and Thomas Easley

Join Matthew Wood, Jim McDonald and Thomas Easley for 20+ hours of discussion of traditional Western energetics. In this series Matt, Jim and Thomas will focus on the humors, six tissue states and plant energetics, and will discuss assessment and treatments using energetic patterns.  You'll see where our perspectives on energetics overlap and diverge, offering a broad array of ideas and insights to consider...

This course is offered by the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine; click here for more information.

. : VIDEO : .

I currently have three DVD sets available.  The focus of the videos isn't on botanical identification, but on usage and understanding the foundational actions & energetics at play, with  much elaboration, analogizing, storytelling and gesturing.  There's also information on different preparations,the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine different ideologies on dosage, the power of gentle herbs and other insightful elaborations. 

Shipping for DVDs is $7, USPS Priority Mail.  You need only pay the shipping once per order (unless you order lots and lots and lots of stuff).  However, if you live outside of the US please contact me so I can figure out a shipping price, because it can be a lot higher.  For example, international priority mail to Canada can be around $20, though first class seems to fall between $7 and $10.
 

an herb walk in michigan
. : DVD : .
with jim mcdonald
(currently out of stock:
you can order from HerbTV here)

This is a 3 DVD set produced by Dave LaLuzerne at HerbTV, filmed on a walk I did near and at my home in southeast michigan in June of 2010.  Plants covered include:

  ` plantain              ` marshmallow       ` witch hazel
  ` wintergreen        ` burdock             ` avens
  ` sassafras              ` yarrow                ` white meadowsweet 
  ` blueberry            ` boneset              ` ox eye daisy
  ` partridge berry   ` calamus              ` orange hawkweed
  ` poison ivy           ` solomon's seal   ` water hemlock
                     ` wild geranium
  (click here for a sample)
                     ` wild sarsparilla
 (click here for a sample)

cost...
The 3 DVD set (over 4 hours of material) is $50; shipping is $7 per order
(currently out of stock: you can order from HerbTV here)

to order...
I may or may not have copies of this on hand, but they can always be purchased from Dave LaLuzerne at HerbTV.  Ideally, ask me first... send an email with your name, address, phone number and email to jim@herbcraft.org to see if I have copies on hand, if so, then use the "make a donation" link below to pay (you can also contact me to arrange paying by check, money order, or pirate treasure...).  If you don't specify another address in the email, we'll ship to the one included in the paypal transaction.  DVDs will probably be shipped within 1-2 days of your order.

If I'm out at the moment, you can order from HerbTV here.  I'm really super pleased with the job Dave did in making these turn out so well.

h e r b   w a l k s
from 
Mountain Rose Herbs' Rootstalk

This offering includes one USB drive DVD with 80+ minutes of video recordings from my herb walks at the Rootstalk in 2011.  Plants covered include: hawthorne, blackberry, horsetail, lemon balm, nettle, & burdock

  ` hawthorne                                       ` lemon balm
  ` blackberry                                       ` horsetail

  ` nettle
... (click here for a sample)              ` burdock

cost...
The 8GB USB drive DVD (over 80 minutes of material) is $25; shipping is $7 per order (please be sure to write what the payment is for!).

h e r b   w a l k s
from the
9th International Herb Symposium

This offering includes one USB drive DVD with over three hours worth of video recordings from my herb walks at the 9th International Herb Symposium in 2009.  Plants covered include:

  ` black cohosh... 12 minutes       ` elder... 25 minutes (click here for a smaple)
  ` goldenrod
... 13 minutes           ` maple leaf viburnum... 9 minutes
  ` mullein
... 17 minutes               ` plantain... 30 minutes
  ` sassafras
... 15 minutes              ` solomon's seal... 14 minutes
  ` st john's wort
... 21 minutes     ` wild sarsparilla... 16 minutes
  ` yarrow
... 6 minutes                  ` ragweed... 10 minutes
  ` poison ivy... 10 minutes (click here for a sample)

cost...
The 8GB USB drive DVD (over 3 hours of material) is $35;  shipping is $7 per order (please be sure to write what the payment is for!).

Also, my deep gratitude to everyone who worked to make the International Herb Symposium and Rootstalk such incredible events, and especially John Gallagher & Rosalee de la Foret at HerbMentor.com for the creation of the videos and their generous support of my work.

. : AUDIO : .

I have two audio recordings available, with CDs containing MP3 files (these aren't standard "stick in your CD player" CDs, unless your CD player reads MP3 files.  Using MP3s allows me to use one CD to deliver the audio, as opposed to 4, reducing waste.  You can also ask about downloading the audio and saving shipping costs.

Shipping on CDs is $7 USPS Priority Mail.  You need only pay the shipping once per order (unless you order lots and lots and lots of stuff).  However, if you live outside of the US please contact me so I can figure out a shipping price, because it can be a lot higher.  For example, international priority mail to Canada can be around $20, though first class seems to fall between $7 and $10.


herbs, vitalism & holistic immunity
. : MP3 audio CD : .
with jim mcdonald

This 8GB USB contains over four hours of class recordings (as MP3 files), and over 30 pages of class notes and other written info (as PDF files) to support the recording (links embedded in the written info go off to oodles more pages of resources).

Topics covered include a contrast of vitalism versus germ theory, "bad blood" and the foundational role of strong metabolism/digestion, physiomedical(ish) fever energetics, diaphoretics, core immune strength, the lymphatic system, metabolic & antiseptic lymphatic herbs, and antimicrobials.  A few interesting tangents were left in, a couple added as "bonus tracks".  The files are named and tracked by topic, to make it easy for finding stuff.  

The 8GB USB is $45; shipping is $7 per order (please be sure to write what the payment is for!)You can currently save the $7 shipping change by downloading the mp3 audio recordings (I'm not yet able to do this for the videos).  Email me for details.

green relations... herbal allies for the heart, mind & spirit
. : MP3 audio drive : .
with sean donahue & jim mcdonald

This 8GB USB drive contains over three hours of class recordings (as MP3 files); topics covered include intro & meditation, relationships with plants, intention and forms of medicine, the three selves, hawthorne, calamus, skunk cabbage, anemone, ghost pipe & stress states, osha, a few plants for expressing from the heart, self heal, osha, warts, henna and magic, considering cannabis & in conclusion.  Julia Roberts even gets somehow brought into the discussion...

The 8GB USB drive is $35; shipping is $7 per order (please be sure to write what the payment is for!)You can currently save the $7 shipping change by downloading the mp3 audio recordings (I'm not yet able to do this for the videos).  Email me for details.

 

the energetics of constipation
. : MP3 audio CD : .
with jim mcdonald

This CD contains an hour long recording (as an MP3 file) discussing the varying underlying energetic states related to constipation.  Many people are moved by it.  

The CD is $10; shipping is $7 per order (please be sure to write what the payment is for!)You can currently save the $6 shipping change by downloading the mp3 audio recordings (I'm not yet able to do this for the videos).  Email me for details.

 

to order...
` Send your name/address/phone number/email to jim@herbcraft.org
` Send along payment via
PayPal using this link www.paypal.me/herbcraft
` Please be sure to double check your math and include shipping unless
  you're only downloading audio and/or ordering the PDF

  (contact me to arrange paying by check, money order, or pirate treasure...). 
` If you don't specify another address in the email, we'll ship to the
  one included in the paypal transaction

` If you use a different email than your paypal account, let me know.
` Please be sure to write what the payment is for!
 
` DVDs/CDs will probably be shipped within 1-2 days of your order, but do
  know that sometimes I'm out of town teaching and it can take a bit longer.
 

payments ->  www.paypal.me/herbcraft

kind words encouraging you to splurge...

Kiva Rose is grateful for the increasing availability of herbal (and related) knowledge in myriad multimedia forms. Which translates into me really saying that I'm having a great deal of fun watching jim mcdonald's herb walk videos from his dvd, in between bouts of actual work

Kristine Brown... if you've never seen jim's herb walks, this is the perfect time to start seeing them....i guarantee you will NOT be disappointed! jim has a great knack for sharing herbal knowledge in a manner which is entertaining and easy to remember. i highly recommend!

 

Sean Donahue... jim is an amazing herbalist and an incredible teacher . . . whether you are a beginner or have been practicing for decades you will get a great new perspective and learn a lot from these videos.

Katja Swift... If you haven't studied with jim yet, you really must get the whole set (jim, you should really have an "order everything" button!) and listen to them all the time.  Of course, the side effect is, you're going to want jim to record more stuff...

 

~ thank you ~


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