The Living History of Herbal Medicine 

  • Dylan Warren-Davis
  • Open to All Levels
  • An 8-part series
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Understand the metaphysical properties of plants.
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The Living History of Herbal Medicine

An 8-part series weaving herbs and their history together to bring you a whole new understanding of herbal medicine.
Join us for the Living History of Herbal Medicine.

Herbalist, astrologer and alchemist Dylan Warren-Davis will be your guide on this journey through the uses of select herbs, unlocking the secrets passed down through generations of herbalists. 

Dylan will be sharing:

  • The key herbs that have made a profound contribution to the Western Herbal tradition, each herb a testament to the wisdom of our ancestors.
  • The different traditions from Egyptians to Anglo-Saxons that have contributed to the philosophy of European herbal medicine.
  • The metaphysical properties of common herbs

As we explore these botanical wonders, we will unveil a living archaeology of herbal medicine.

Come, be a part of this extraordinary journey as we celebrate the timeless legacy of herbs and their enduring impact on holistic wellness.

Secure your place now and embark on a voyage through the ages with us.

Sign Up For the Living History of Herbal Medicine

What you need to know:

Connect with plants

Get a deeper understanding of why and how common plants were used in healing both spiritually and physically.

Watch at your own pace

We will be airing a recording of the seminar once a month so you can watch live or when suits to catch up.

Get questions answered

If you join live and ask questions then Dylan will address them in the next seminar.

Discuss with others

Participants in the series can enjoy a dedicated forum to connect with others on the course.
What to expect

The history hidden in herbal names

Herbs are living archaeology, herbalists have unique keys to the past through even knowing the names of herbs such as:

  • White Horehound honours Horus of the Egyptian Pantheon.
  • Rosemary or Rose of Mary is sacred of the Virgin Mary.
  • Angelica is dedicated to St Michael and the angelic order.
  • Centaury is named after Chiron the healing centaur.

Learn more about the hidden history in herbal names with Dylan.
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rethink history and healing

Reclaim The Lost Knowledge of Herbal Medicine

Dylan weaves in astrology and alchemy, hermeticism and history on this exciting journey with plants

  • Meet the healers that brought us herbal medicine as it is today from Druids to Culpeper
  • Learn about the elements, the humours and how common herbs were used to bring them into balance
  • Discover the virtues of familiar and perhaps less familiar herbs including: Horehound, Calendula, St John's Wort, Willow, Scurvy Grass, Angelica,  Yellow Dock, Mistletoe and much more!
The Living History of herbal medicine

What you gain

This course, open to anyone, Step into the captivating realm of herbal lore where ancient wisdom meets modern understanding.
  • Discover the rich tapestry of herbalism, tracing its roots back over 3,000 years.
  • Learn how herbal medicine has shaped our world.
  • Connect with herbs steeped in centuries of tradition.

Secure your savings ✨

Unlock your exclusive discount by enrolling for the whole series of the Living History of Herbal Medicine
 (normally £35 per seminar)
JOIN LIVE OR WATCH THE RECORDING. study at your own pace.
receive a PErsonalised certificate of completion.
learn from a renowned expert on herbal medicine and alchemy

Course contents

Why study the living history of herbal medicine?

By combining traditional herbal wisdom with the latest insights of glycobiology, epigenetics and cellular communication, whole herbs can be seen offer so much more therapeutic potential than isolated drugs.

Rather than just being sources of drugs, herbs should be seen as having a multitude of different properties ranging from supplying specific components of nutrition to orchestrating genetic expression and physiological harmonization.

Understanding our “living herbal history” should inspire a new, more compassionate understanding of medicine, in sympathy and harmony with Nature.
Ease your budget with our flexible payment plan options, making it simple to invest in your learning journey.
3 x £70
monthly payments

About Your Teacher:
Dylan Warren-Davis

The knowledge that Dylan brings to these “Living History of Western Herbal Medicine” webinars is drawn from a variety of different sources and experiences and has been involved with yoga and meditation for more than 40 years.

From the time he first qualified as a medical herbalist with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in 1982; having seen the serious limitations of the pharmacological explanation of the way herbs work, Dylan has sought out the metaphysical knowledge upon which the Western Herbal tradition has been based. It was a lengthy journey, spanning several decades of research, through Hermetic, Cabalistic, Alchemical and Astrological knowledge.

Having practiced herbal medicine for over 35 years he is now ready to present the principles of this long forgotten and much needed foundation of the Western Herbal Tradition. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learn more about Dylan:

I am however soaking up and diving in to all the many aspects of ancient wisdom that you have helped open up for me, that are still as so obviously hugely relevant and applicable today as they were then - particularly as some form of opposition to the current seemingly unchecked paradigm of 'reductionism' that appears to dominate our current day worlds of science and medicine.
I was looking for some inspiration to help support the learning and remembering not only of the many medicinal herbs and their healing virtues, without having to slog through endless monographs, but also how these healing virtues can be associated to our individual constitutions and the disturbances with in them that give us our various forms of dis-ease.
In this respect your approach and teachings are really refreshing and hugely enlightening and I am looking forward to continuing on with learning more on these ancient wisdoms as I feel I am just at the start with plenty more 'wow moments' to come!
Carsten sober
For anyone interested in natural health using herbs or “weeds” that grow all around us, then I heartily recommend you subscribe to the brilliant 3-part series on The Alchemy of Herbs by the Medical Herbalist, Dylan Warren Davis. Dylan comes from a long line of herbalists and trained the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. He was taught the virtues of herbs by his mother when a young boy and then combined the use of herbs with astrology following in the footsteps of the illustrious Nicholas Culpeper.
You do not need a knowledge of astrology to follow the information Dylan conveys, but if you do know some astrology, you will look afresh at the common plants growing around you and have some deeper understanding as to how you can safely and easily use them to maintain optimum health. The section on Comfrey or “Knitbone” as it is also known and how it can help with teeth and bone issues was especially interesting. I immediately rushed out to see how my Comfrey plants were doing! A great series and one to tell your friends and family about.
sharon knight
I first met Dylan when I invited him to teach at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine's first ever Canvas Conference in the early 1990's and I am still learning from him nearly 30 years later!
His recent webinar on The Alchemy of Herbs and the Art of Physic was such a helpful overview of Culpeper's Medicine and all the extensive signatures and archetypal qualities of medicinal plants that come to life when taking astrological and planetary observations into consideration. It gives such a holistic and holographic viewpoint of people and plants that makes so much sense and brings a significant degree of satisfaction to comprehending the Cosmic influences on us and our plants, as well as the planet!
Medical Astrology and Planetary Archetypes of Herbs is a welcome adjunct to the evolution of my herbal practice, and I am grateful to have more time to focus on this incredibly enlightening subject area in the last few years. It has significantly enhanced my constitutional assessment of patients and plants and Dylan's continued teaching support has been so important in my attempt to understand more deeply the astrological influences of the plants in Portugal I am encountering now, many of which are not found listed under Culpeper's Medical Writings

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start?

The first seminar will be aired on 21st May at 7pm. The following seminars will be aired on the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm and you will then be able to watch them anytime on the course platform.

What is the investment?

You sign up for all 8 seminars for only £199 (saving 20%). Payment plans are available for 3 monthly instalments. 

How long is the course?

The series will have 8 seminars that will be aired monthly. If you join the live airing of the recording you can ask questions that Dylan will answer as part of the following seminar.

What can I expect from the series?

You can expect to learn the connections between the astrology, alchemy and the hidden wisdom that can be found from the history of herbal medicine. You will understand the medicine of plants more by knowing their stories and traditional uses. You will connect with the herbal forebears that held this knowledge. You will have a deeper understanding of familiar herbs and meet less popular but no less powerful Western herbs.

How long is each seminar?

We've had this question a lot! We appreciate some people will sell their course with lots of exciting content but then you realise it's only 10 minutes long 🙈. We have you covered, each seminar will be at least an hour, trust us there is a lot to pack in!
P.S If that sounds like a lot, you have unlimited access to watch at your leisure when you find a moment to sit down with a cup of herbal tea!

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