Poisonous Plants 3: June 22 5-8PM

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Poisonous Plants 3: June 22 5-8PM


Datura & The Persephone Myth: Healing Trauma Through Psycho-spiritual Death & Rebirth

“God’s presence is there in front of me, a fire on the left,

a lovely stream on the right.

One group walks toward the fire, into the fire, another

toward the sweet flowing water.

No one knows which are blessed and which not.

Whoever walks into the fire appears suddenly in the stream.

A head goes under on the water surface, that head

pokes out of the fire.

Most people guard against going into the fire,

and so end up in it.”

– Rumi 

Persephone is both the Greek goddess of flowers and Queen of the Underworld - what a beautiful dichotomy! After she was kidnapped by Hades, he created a shade garden of plants able to grow in the darkness of the Underworld, filled with the plants included in this course. The Persephone myth is a powerful analogy for what happens when we walk through the fire of our pain and emerge on the other side, newly reborn. In today’s class I will share the Persephone myth and explain how we can apply its lessons to our own lives.

Datura has historical uses that span the globe, from being holy to Shiva worshippers in India, to being included in some of the brews of ayahuasca shamans, to being worshipped as a God by tribes of Western North America and the Huichol of Mexico. 

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Kathryn has dedicated her life to the study and practice of non-duality and inner work. She is the author and illustrator of “Here You Are,” a collection of original minimalist tantric paintings and straightforward non-dual writings designed to guide you into the present moment, into your body, and into your heart. She teaches meditation classes and workshops on poisonous plants and various spiritual topics.

Kathryn also works one on one with people looking to remember their authentic Selves through the use of tarot readings, dream interpretation, herbal medicine, intuition building, mindfulness, shamanic journeying, creative expression, and meditation.

She graduated with a degree in fine arts from Naropa University, a Buddhist-inspired university, in Boulder, Colorado, and did a sacred plant medicine apprenticeship with The Gaia School of Healing in Putney, Vermont. She is currently finishing up a Hakomi training, a type of mindfulness based body-centered psychotherapy. She runs an etsy shop, Persephone’s Path, that sells high vibrational crystals, herbal medicines, original paintings, and prints.