Science, Medicine & Spirituality from the Heart of Nature
learn a universal system of herbalism
for physical healing & spiritual transformation
From clinical Western herbalism, Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, to Medical Astrology, Spagyric Alchemy, and plant consciousness, Evolutionary Herbalism explores the universal themes of herbal traditions throughout the world.
This integrative approach balances the science and spirit of plant medicine, sharing a practice that equally heals disease and evolves consciousness for a new paradigm of herbalism.
This is unlike any other herb book on your shelf.
It’s not a “use this herb for that symptom” guide or a book of kitchen recipes. It’s not a list of actions, constituents, or simple 3-sentence descriptions of herbs.
Evolutionary Herbalism is an exploration of the fundamental patterns in Nature at the root of the great herbal traditions of the world.
It’s a treatise on what “holistic” really means, where we see the wholeness of life within people and plants. It’s a bridge between the science and spirit of herbalism, a return to our ancestral origins where we learn from the plants themselves.
It’s a calling for humanity to return to the intelligence of Nature, so we can find our own true Nature within.
Evolutionary Herbalism is a vision of a new paradigm of herbalist that heals the roots of disease – whether in the body, mind, or soul.
“This is no simple compendium of herbal recipes and cures, but a book that digs deeply, exploring the roots of humanity’s spiritual and physical illness and the amazing power of plants to heal.
Evolutionary Herbalism masterfully blends the metaphors of science, metaphysics, medical astrology, and alchemy into a deeply insightful journey that takes us to the very heart and soul of herbalism and provides a holistic model for understanding people and plants.”
– Rosemary Gladstar, author of Medicinal Herbs: a Beginner’s Guide and Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health
“Sajah Popham powerfully presents a holistic model of plant medicine that weaves traditional knowledge, science, and an integration of the heart and mind to guide you toward transformational health.”
—Rosalee de la Forêt, Registered Herbalist, AHG and author of
Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal
“Sajah Popham has written an intelligent and genuine book in which his deep caring for the world and the suffering of people shines through.
Evolutionary Herbalism is a wide-ranging, synergistic exploration of multiple systems of traditional herbal healing.”
—Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm
“Popham crystallizes complex healing traditions and modalities, simplifying and making them palatable. Practical tips abound on merging observations of the human and differentiating to match the plant to that human, whether in relation to astrology, elements, principles, holism, or whichever concept is being shared. Chapters are infused with Popham’s own delightful herb profiles. His humor grounds the education shared, creating a sense of ordinary, necessary knowledge. Essential for serious practitioners.”
—Margi Flint, Registered Herbalist, AHG and author of The Practicing Herbalist
“Well researched at the scholarly level, Evolutionary Herbalism includes the author’s own profound experiential knowledge of the subject.
Pushing the boundary of modern herbal medicine, this book provides us with a new vision of the herbal realm teeming with life and intelligence that will work with us as a partner and powerful ally once we understand how to initiate that contact.
Sajah Popham provides us with a wealth of hard-won tips and guidance to open that wider vista of the herbal realm.”
—Robert Allen Bartlett, author of Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy and The Way of the Crucible
“An incredibly beautiful weaving of herbal and esoteric traditions creating a rich tapestry of what author Sajah Popham calls Evolutionary Herbalism. This is a comprehensive study of not only the principles of various modalities but also the patterns inherent within them and how they intersect with each other.
This is a must-read for anyone looking to have a comprehensive understanding of the expansive nature of healing and how to move into a new herbalism.”
—Pam Montgomery, author of Plant Spirit Healing and founder of Organization of Nature’s Evolutionaries (ONE)
“A tireless confederacy of dedicated souls strive to preserve and pass forward our collective herbal, alchemical, and astrological knowledge. Within each generation a few pioneers arise to forge new schools or mediate divergent approaches.
Sajah Popham has achieved a remarkably synthetic paradigm, integrating previous historic stages of herbal practice with his profound understanding of energetic systems, Eastern and Western.”
—Judith Hill, author of Medical Astrology: A Guide to Planetary Pathology
“Popham’s evolutionary approach to herbalism provides a detailed blueprint to guide aspiring herbalists as well as those already walking the Green Path in the bringing together of plants and humans to inspire wholeness and affect healing.
Firmly grounded in ancient wisdom and expertly distilled by the author before being recombined with his own clinical experiences, Evolutionary Herbalism offers medicine for transforming the root of our individual and cultural dis-ease.”
—Scott Kloos, author of Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness