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Anima Offerings & Description
Offering a Free Articles Archives, Books, Wilderness Retreats and OnSite Homesteading Programs at the amazing Anima Sanctuary, as well as the Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous, Plant Healer Magazine, Blogs and much, much more
Anima: n. (an-i-mah)
1) [Latin] Breath, Spirit, Courage; the “collective conscious”; the vital force connecting, enlivening and animating all things.
2) A contemporary, nature informed practice featuring hands-on skills, profound personal tools & personalized healing therapies… furthering an evolving ecology of wholeness between humans and the natural world we are each an integral part of.
3) A wilderness Retreat & ReWilding Center, Botanical Sanctuary and Wildlife Refuge, and ancient “Place of Power” – located in a remote river canyon in the enchanted mountains of S.W. New Mexico
The Anima Sanctuary & Website are dedicated to assisting the awakening, healing and bettering of ourselves, our families, communities, and the natural world that we are each a part and extension of. Anima provides crucial insights, practical skills and usable tools for living more healthy and conscious, meaningful and mission-filled lives… teaching plant medicine, nature awareness and living skills that further self empowerment and reconnection, purpose and calling, wholeness and satisfaction.
Herbal & Lifeways components draw their wisdom as well as inspiration directly from the source, from the living earth, its plant and animal constituents and inter-dynamic ecosystems, from our own own instinctual bodies and intuitive hearts, from measured experience and revealing practice. While this work is clearly not for everyone, it’s possible that what you need at this point will be found here. We recommend you begin your explorations with an understanding of the Anima perspective and overview of the available opportunities on the Anima Website: www.AnimaCenter.org
The Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous is the flagship Anima event, founded and hosted by the Sanctuary, held south of the Grand Canyon at the forested Mormon Lake Resort each September, and featuring some of the most effective and cutting edge of contemporary folk herbalist teachers. Go to: www.HerbalResurgence.org
Plant Healer Magazine is Anima’s journal of traditional Western Herbalism, a full color quarterly PDF featuring audio, video and art bonuses. A voice of the new folk herbalism resurgence, Plant Healer features articles and columns by diverse herbalists including Matthew Wood, 7Song, Rosemary Gladstar and Paul Bergner. To subscribe, submit articles or advertise, go to the:
Plant Healer Magazine Website
Anima Writings are found here on the archival Writings Page, including free-to-read works by Jesse Wolf Hardin, Kiva Rose and Loba on a wide range of herbal, materia medica, nature awareness, rewilding, homesteading, cooking and earth-path shaman topics. We also have available a growing list of Sweet Medicine Press books by Anima founders and faculty, early titles that many still find essential, as well as the latest and upcoming titles. For the most up to date list of available Anima texts and music, go to the:
Books & Recordings Page
Wilderness Retreats, with or without counsel, are available at the Anima Wildlife and Botanical Sanctuary, a palpable place of power and ancient ritual spot for the native Sweet Medicine (Mogollon) peoples, nested in a secluded and incredibly enchanted river canyon in the Gila wildlands of Southwest New Mexico. Rustic riverside cabins and lush restored wildlands provide the location and context for transformative and revitalizing solo, family, wild foods, art, writing and healing retreats. You will find full descriptions of the options on the:
Wilderness Retreats Page
Anima Sanctuary is a story in and of itself, being not only the wonderfully remote Anima School site, but a successful 30+ year riparian restoration project, indigenous herbal and botanical preserve, and an official U.S. Fish and Wildlife associated wildlife refuge attracting waterfowl, songbirds and raptors, elk and deer, lions and bears. We encourage you to read that story and peruse the many accompanying photos, especially if you ever plan to apply for an on-site retreat or program, go to the:
About Anima Sanctuary Page
Faculty Bios for Jesse Wolf, Kiva Rose and Loba can be read on the:
Anima Faculty Page
Testimonials and recommendations are an insightful way to gauge the effects of this work and place, and can be found on the:
Outreach is crucial to Anima’s effectiveness at reaching and helping the maximum number of people in need. To assist with the important task of getting the word out, helping with research, outreach, blogs, phone calls, posting flyers, or simply forwarding email announcements, go to the:
Spread the Word Page