Rhizomatic Earth Medicine Circle

Monthly Plant Study Group and Much More

with Lisa Fazio

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Rhizome: A continuously growing horizontal underground stem that puts out lateral shoots and adventitious roots at intervals.
— Oxford English Dictionary online

For anyone that wants to live more wild and rooted. For anyone who longs to be connected to place. For anyone who knows that magic isn't a word for tricks or slight-of-hand but is instead a word for the temporal and intelligent forces of nature and the elements and how we ourselves are made from these.

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The practice of plant medicine is an instinctive art and a process of not only learning and integrating the knowledge of our elders, but of becoming aware of the intuitive, ancestral, and wild potential that we are all born with. 

Rhizomatic Earth Medicine is a subscription circle that includes a monthly online zoom meeting to discuss one specific plant or plant medicine topic every month and includes monthly missives delivered to your inbox with writings about plants, place, and magic, poetry, videos, informational pdf’s, worksheet, recipes, ritual, and all things wild and Earthly. *meeting can be accessed by computer or phone

You can also choose to add quarterly ebooks, plant preparations delivered by mail, one-on-one herb mentorship, and custom herbal health or astrology sessions.

There are 5 subscription options to choose from and I am calling them assemblages.

Your commitment is for 3 months at which time you can choose to continue or cancel. 

 
 

Rhizomatic Earth Medicine is for anyone who wants to learn more about plant medicine and folk herbalism as an instinctive and cultural art by including plants in their daily lives and being part of a plant-focused community.

For people who like creating and see plant medicine as an art form. For people who want to use plant medicine in their own way that resonates and co-creates with who they are and their specific needs.

For people who want to learn more about plant magic and how the traditional use of herbs was and is connected to witchcraft and ancestral magic.

Why “Rhizomatic?”

Our ancestors in healing, the long-ago plant people, were in service to their human community as well as the plant allies they harvested from the hedges.

All of us are descended from people who lived in close relationship to plants as food, medicine, and allies in ritual magic. Just as people gathered the nuts and berries for food, they gathered the roots, flowers, leaves, and stems to make healing tonics, balms, and teas. Plant medicine is part of what it means to be human, what it means to alive, and what it means to be wild.

  A rhizome is actually an underground stem that is rootlike; it spreads horizontally, sending out shoots and creating a lateral chain of connection where new sprouts can emerge.

A rhizome is actually an underground stem that is rootlike; it spreads horizontally, sending out shoots and creating a lateral chain of connection where new sprouts can emerge.

Some of these practitioners of spirit, shamans of the village soul, and knowers of the herb were called The Rhizomati or “root-cutters."

The rhizomati, who conjured the medicine of plants, were the witches, magicians, and healers of the underground, the underlying, and the unseen lateral energy patterns of the universe acting much like the underground rhizomes found in the plant kingdom.

Rhizomes and rhizomatic root structures are non-hierarchical and extremely resilient because even if you dig up one part, the other sections will continue to grow and proliferate. 

Rhizomes have no top or bottom, any point can be connected to any other.

They can be broken off at any point and will always be able to start up again. Their network can be entered at any point; there is no central origin. And because there is no central regulatory force, rhizomes function as open systems where connections can emerge regardless of similarities or differences. Freedom of expression exists within a rhizome.

Rhizomes, therefore, are heterogeneous and can create multiplicities, or many different roots, that are sovereign but still in contact and in communication with all other parts of the system. This is in contrast to, for instance, a tree, which has a central origin or trunk from which all of its roots and branches emerge. Disconnected from that source, they are no longer in direct contact with their growing system.

This is for the Rhizomati

the people of the plants

the root diggers

the kitchen witches

family herbalists

those that dream of places with real names

storytellers. poets. myth makers.

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The rhizomati were carriers of traditional healing knowledge and have emerged at various points in time. In fact, as would a rhizome — going underground for a time and sprouting their legacy up to the surface in another place or time.

The legacy of these herbalists has carried their medicine bags into the vernacular, or kitchen, gardens of the past few hundred years in Europe and North America. Such gardens belonged to people of any class, and provided subsistence food and medicine to individuals and families. These communal plots were stewarded by the rhizomati and provided a local source of plants and seeds, were designed to meet the natural rhythms of the seasons, and were small enough to adapt to changing local conditions. They were places in which the rhizomati, managed and distributed plants, seeds, and other tools of cultivating. The Rhizomati were peers, not the central authority, among family, neighbors, and friends with who they exchanged garden innovations, harvesting techniques, and plant healing practices.

This is an online subscription plan that was inspired by the local herbal study group I organized in Utica, NY several years ago that is still ongoing. Members of our community gather once a month to discuss the use of plants as medicine. Usually the focus is one plant or basic topic that is thoroughly explored by the group.

The impetus for starting this came at a time when federal regulations began requiring small herb companies, even without any employees, to comply with manufacturing standards designed for large pharmaceutical companies. Compliance is cost prohibitive for most folk/community herbalists whose work happens in the kitchens and backyards of small villages and city neighborhoods. These laws also signified the potential trend toward more laws that could limit the accessibility of herbal medicines to the people that need it the most.

That’s when I decided to share as much as I could about the local plants, their medicine, and how to prepare them with anyone who wanted to learn how this knowledge could empower individuals and families as well as support community resilience. Plant medicine is a part of any healthy human community and all cultures, every where on Earth, throughout time were plant based and used plant medicine along with indigenous magic and spiritual practices as their primary form of health care.

Here’s how to subscribe:

I’ve chosen the word assemblage here, as opposed to level or tier, to symbolize non-hierarchical categories of participation. This is not intended to deny the reality of capitalism or the fact that we all must live in a world that operates within an oppressive system, but more as an attempt at invoking non-oppressive patterns of being and relating to it.

Choose which assemblage is best suited to you based on your current life circumstances including level of interest or passion, time, and your access to material resources. The subscription is paid by the month for 3 months. After 3 months you can cancel your subscription, re-subscribe for the same assemblage and price point or change one or both.

The subscription prices for the first assemblage are based on a sliding scale.

A sliding scale offers a greater scope of accessibility to the basic information shared here. This system is intended to balance unfair social and economic disparities so that those with less pay less, and those with more pay more. Where you are on the scale is self-determined which means it’s up to you to decide.

Those that pay on the higher end of the scale are ultimately helping those that may not otherwise be able to afford this offering because the collective contributions of everyone are what supports this ongoing body of work and my ability to continue to facilitate it.

****Still wondering about what a sliding scale is? Go to “Worts and Cunning Apothecary” and read The Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice

This. is. community.

 

~Assemblage I~

If you join this assemblage you’ll be invited to a 2 hour online/Zoom Plant Study Group monthly live meeting (will be recorded if you can’t make it) the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm Eastern time.

During these meetings we will discuss one plant or folk herbal topic in depth. There will be time before and after for Q & A and sharing about the current or previous topic.

*meeting can be accessed by computer or phone

Monthly email delivery

  1. Poetry and prose inspired by plants, place, and magic. This may include the topics of herbal medicine, ecology, permaculture, astrology, tarot, ancestral recovery, witchcraft, place making, and ritual.

  2. A PlantHenge/Plant Study pdf download of one plant per month

  3. A seasonal medicine tip either by pdf download or video or both.

  4. Land connection ritual instructions and/or recipe for an herbal remedy

  When we learn about plants from a circular instead of linear models we can understand them as dynamic, living, and evolutionary. Using a Plant Henge we place the plant at the center and follow the intersecting lines toward several aspects allowing us to hold multiple perspectives. Learn more    HERE

When we learn about plants from a circular instead of linear models we can understand them as dynamic, living, and evolutionary. Using a Plant Henge we place the plant at the center and follow the intersecting lines toward several aspects allowing us to hold multiple perspectives. Learn more HERE

***Choose your monthly payment below. Please note that you are agreeing to pay, via automatic subscription payment, whichever amount you choose every month for 3 months. After 3 months you many cancel your subscription, subscribe for 3 more months or subscribe for another price point or assemblage.


~Assemblage II~

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If you join this assemblage you’ll be invited to a 2 hour Zoom Plant Study Group monthly live meeting (will be recorded if you can’t make it) the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm Eastern time.

During these meetings we will discuss one plant or folk herbal topic in depth. There will be time before and after for Q & A and sharing about the current or previous topic.

Monthly email delivery

  1. Poetry and prose inspired by plants, place, and magic. This may include the topics of herbal medicine, ecology, permaculture, astrology, tarot, ancestral recovery, witchcraft, place making, and ritual.

  2. A PlantHenge/Plant Study pdf download of one plant per month

  3. A seasonal medicine tip either by pdf download or video or both.

  4. Land connection ritual instructions and/or recipe for an herbal remed

Plus

Quarterly pdf/ebook sent to your inbox on plants, place, and/or magic

Discount on ONE online or onsite class, herbal product, book or art print - 15%, 1 per month

 

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~ Assemblage III ~

If you join this assemblage you’ll be invited to a 2 hour Zoom Plant Study Group monthly live meeting (will be recorded if you can’t make it) the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm Eastern time.

During these meetings we will discuss one plant or folk herbal topic in depth. There will be time before and after for Q & A and sharing about the current or previous topic.

Monthly email delivery

  1. Poetry and prose inspired by plants, place, and magic. This may include the topics of herbal medicine, ecology, permaculture, astrology, tarot, ancestral recovery, witchcraft, place making, and ritual.

  2. A PlantHenge/Plant Study pdf download of one plant per month

  3. A seasonal medicine tip either by pdf download or video or both.

  4. Land connection ritual instructions and/or recipe for an herbal remedy

  5. Quarterly pdf/ebook on plants, place, and/or magic

  6. Discount on ONE online or onsite class, herbal product, book or art print - 15%, 1 per m

Plus

One herbal tea blend or tincture/tonic formula/or ritual craft/herbal surprise per month mailed to you.

For subscribers outside of the US please contact me so that I can estimate shipping

 

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~Assemblage IV~

If you join this assemblage you’ll be invited to a 2 hour Zoom Plant Study Group monthly live meeting (will be recorded if you can’t make it) the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm Eastern time.

During these meetings we will discuss one plant or folk herbal topic in depth. There will be time before and after for Q & A and sharing about the current or previous topic.

Monthly email delivery

  1. Poetry and prose inspired by plants, place, and magic. This may include the topics of herbal medicine, ecology, permaculture, astrology, tarot, ancestral recovery, witchcraft, place making, and ritual.

  2. A PlantHenge/Plant Study pdf download of one plant per month

  3. A seasonal medicine tip either by pdf download or video or both.

  4. Land connection ritual instructions and/or recipe for an herbal remedy

  5. Quarterly pdf/ebook on plants, place, and/or magic

  6. Discount on ONE online or onsite class, herbal product, book or art print - 15%, 1 per month

  7. One herbal tea blend or tincture/tonic formula/or ritual craft/herbal surprise per month mailed to you.

Plus

Quarterly (once every 3 months) 1 hour zoom(online) live one-on-one Rhizomatic Earth Medicine tutorial session.
In these sessions you receive a private herbalism class where you can ask questions and receive guidance about any aspect of plant medicine and/or an herbal project you're working on

For subscribers outside of the US please contact me so that I can estimate shipping

 

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~Assemblage V

If you join this assemblage you’ll be invited to a 2 hour Zoom Plant Study Group monthly live meeting (will be recorded if you can’t make it) the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm Eastern time. During these meetings we will discuss one plant or folk herbal topic in depth. There will be time before and after for Q & A and sharing about the current or previous topic.

Monthly email delivery

  1. Poetry and prose inspired by plants, place, and magic. This may include the topics of herbal medicine, ecology, permaculture, astrology, tarot, ancestral recovery, witchcraft, place making, and ritual.

  2. A PlantHenge/Plant Study pdf download of one plant per month

  3. A seasonal medicine tip either by pdf download or video or both.

  4. Land connection ritual instructions and/or recipe for an herbal remedy

  5. Quarterly pdf/ebook on plants, place, and/or magic

  6. Discount on ONE online or onsite class, herbal product, book or art print - 15%, 1 per month

  7. One herbal tea blend or tincture/tonic formula/or ritual craft/herbal surprise per month mailed to you.

  8. Quarterly (once every 3 months) 1 hour zoom(online) live one-on-one Rhizomatic Earth Medicine tutorial session.

Plus

1 quarterly 1 1/2 hour personal one-on-one session : Herbal Health Session with a 2 ounce custom personal tonic or flower essence.
OR

1 Birth chart/transits Astrology reading with a custom personal flower essence.

For subscribers outside of the US please contact me so that I can estimate shipping