Wild Medicine, Rewilding & other Sacred Matters…

So I have been a bit quiet recently, but I have been productive! The result is that a new full colour edition of my 2009 title The Medicine Garden is now available! I am really pleased with it. There are some really wonderful photos of the plants featured taken by Stephen Studd. The cover art and internal illustrations created by Wendy Milner are also very beautiful.

Buy your copy now! A full description of the book can be found by following this link.

The Medicine Garden book

copies of The Medicine Garden full colour edition now in stock!

So that has all been rather exciting and somewhat time consuming, but well worth it, and it is good to see the book already selling well on Amazon.

What else have I been doing? Well, last week saw the final instalment of the Sacred Plant Teachers series that I had been running throughout April. It was also the third time within 6 months that I ran the series. It was fun to do and I know the people who came along both enjoyed it and got many teachings from it, so I will definitely be running that again in the future.

Two weekends ago saw the start of this years Sacred Ecology: A Rewilding Apprenticeship. I have a really special group of women whom I am honoured to share this work with. I look forward to the wild depths that will unfold before us in the coming months.

dandelion page - The Medicine Garden

The wild medicine of dandelion pages in the new full colour edition of The Medicine Garden

This summer I will be presenting six wild medicine walks at Wilderness Festival. I have been leading walks at the festival for several years now and each year have had more and more people join me for my daily walks. It seems interest in foraging for wild medicines and taking responsibility for at least some minor aspects of ones health care with natural organic solutions in on the rise – yay!! What this means is that instead of just one walk a day, I will now be presenting two. Last year it was crazy, I think on each walk we began with over 100 people, and although I can speak pretty loudly I think the people at the back were missing detail when I held up a tiny delicate leaf or flower!! The festival is held at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, a lovely private estate with some absolutely incredible ancient oaks overlooking the scene. It runs from 3rd until 6th August, read more about it here.

Throughout this summer I will be working with this years new batch of rewilding apprentices. I am also continuing work with last years apprentices, who encouraged me to guide them for a second year while they weave their wildness with more confidence into everything that they do. So, it is not until September that I have another workshop with spaces available. It will be a 5-6 day retreat ~ Sacred Plant Medicine Immersion. This will be a residential retreat, camping in a beautiful orchard that is part of a permaculture smallholding. Each day we will work with just one plant. Really taking time to get a feel for what that plant is all about, communicating directly with it. We will use direct perception and our hearts as our primary organ of perception. We will journey shamanically to the spirit of each plant. We will build our relationship with each plant, and finally when we truly know deep in our souls the medicine each plant has to offer, we will make sacred medicinal elixirs to take home. Places are available.

I am available for 1-2-1 sessions if you can’t wait until September! As a taster it is still timely to sign up to my month long Spring Renewal Journey.

stinging nettle harvest

stinging nettle harvest

As we are still in the depths of spring it is prime wild medicine making and wild food foraging time. Gather well and responsibly 🙂 ❤

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Rewild Yourself: Becoming Nature

Yes the day has finally arrived, my third book, Rewild Yourself: Becoming Nature, has hit the shelves 🙂 I am so happy, it has certainly felt like a long time coming…

Rachel Corby, a talented and sensitive writer, has done it again with this intriguing and powerful invitation to experience the power of the Wild. Immerse yourself in this exciting and enjoyable book.”

LUCY HARMER Celtic Shamanic High Priestess, Feng Shui and space clearing consultant, author of Discovering Your Spirit Animal and Shamanic Astrology

Rewild Yourself: Becoming Nature by Rachel Corby

Rewild Yourself: Becoming Nature by Rachel Corby

“Rewild Yourself: Becoming Nature is a brave and important book of our time, helping us to turn our thinking around, to follow our instinctive nature, to find, experience and fully use all our senses, and to remember that we are intricately connected to everything around us. There are so many different layers to this wild and inspirational book, ensuring you will want to read it again and again. I absolutely LOVE it!”

GLENNIE KINDRED, author of Letting In the Wild Edges

Wild Heart by Wendy Milner

Wild Heart by Wendy Milner

Over the last millennia or so, as humanity has become more civilised, humankind has found itself increasingly removed from its own innate wildness. At the same time society has found itself beset with ever greater incidences of mental illness, stress, depression and antisocial behaviour. In Rewild Yourself: Becoming Nature Rachel Corby addresses the longing search for meaning, what she calls the dark cries of the soul, that have emerged alongside the human-nature disconnect.

Rachel writes with a passion and a deep love for the wild. In developing ones senses and natural instincts she invites you to join her in finding ways to redress the balance. She encourages you to find the wild place inside and overcome a little of your own domestication, to rebuild connections and communications with nature allowing for a free-flow between the wildness of the world and your wild heart.

Considering many aspects of our modern lives, this book offers a path which leads to a personal and cultural transformation; a future where there is space for the wild to grow.

Wild Body by Wendy Milner

Wild Body by Wendy Milner

“Rachel Corby writes beautifully as always, here eloquently expressing the seriousness of our need for the Wild, for the deep and true medicine of nature. A compelling read and a wonderful reminder that the earth is powerfully alive and magic is afoot all around us even under the tarmac.”

PIP WALLER, herbalist and plant spirit medicine practitioner. Author of Holistic Anatomy – an integrative guide to the human body, The Domestic Alchemist, The Herbal Handbook for Home & Health.

Wild Spirit by Wendy Milner

Wild Spirit by Wendy Milner

“When you weep from the profound beauty of a sunset, listen to the symphony of the forest or drink water that gushes from the earth a part of you relaxes and you begin to remember. You remember who you truly are – a wild being with an indigenous soul within a spiritual ecology. Rachel Corby helps ignite this memory in her latest book, Rewild Yourself: Becoming Nature, as she reminds us that our resilience, depth perception and ability to adapt, crucial skills during these times, are directly linked to our wildness, that part of our self that never left the Earth.”

PAM MONTGOMERY, author of Partner Earth; A Spiritual Ecology and Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness.

So I hope that has whetted your appetite for more!

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“With a voice of fierce passion, Corby unapologetically charts a map for our return to the territory of wildness inside and out.”

JULIE MCINTYRE, clinical herbalist, educator and ceremonialist. Author of Sex and the Intelligence of the Heart; Nature, Intimacy and Sexual Energy.

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