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Magical Herbalism Workshops
Based on "A Woman's Book of Herbs" 
by Magical Herbalist, Elisabeth Brooke

You are warmly invited to a 2 Day Magical Herbalism Retreat 
in the countryside of Peeblesshire, Scotland with Herbalist & Author 
of "The Woman's Book of Herbs", Elisabeth Brooke Magical Herbalism.

Working intuitively with herbs allows us to connect deeply with the 
character or virtue of the plant, which is often overlooked in 
book-learning materia medica.

Herbs are more than the sum of their parts, they can be our guides 
as well as our teachers, if we take the trouble to get to know them as individuals.

Sitting silently and tuning into individual herbs we discover their virtues and their actions 
on our physical, emotional and mental bodies as well as their use in ritual and ceremony.

What that gives us is a profound knowledge of the character of the herb, which we have 
experienced personally, so we can choose the correct remedy for treatment or exploration.

Experiencing a herb in this way is a never to be forgotten experience, 
you will always remember how they made you feel.

As teachers, herbs can show us our path, help us with our 
shortcomings and guide us on our healing journey.

No experience needed, just an open mind and willing heart.

About Elisabeth:

Elisabeth Brooke qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1980 with the 
National Institute of Medical Herbalists, winning the Pharmacology prize. 
She ran a training clinic for herbal students at Highgate Natural 
Health Centre 1980-2, and was a tutor at the School of Herbal Medicine 
Tunbridge Wells 1979-84 in Clinical Skills, Pathology and Pharmacology. 

Elisabeth had a private herbal practice in London 1979-1989, teaching 
the first Adult Education evening class in Herbal Medicine in London in 1981 
at the Chequer Centre Islington and taught adult ed. at the City Lit, WEA 
and ILEA until 1989. In 1989 Elisabeth worked with CIIR first in Nicaragua 
and then in The Dominican Republic. She remained in the DR until 1999 
working with Traditional Medicine in Villa Mella and La Romana.

Elisabeth has taught workshops all over the world. 
Recently she has given workshops in Magical Herbalism and 
Astrology and Herbalism at the Radical Herb Gatherings 2015/16/18.

Elisabeth trained as a Psychosynthesis counsellor with Diana Whitmore 
and Pierro Ferucci, graduating in 1989. She now has a private practice in 
counselling in London, specialising in working with creative professionals, 
including students from RADA.

She studied and worked with Maggie Hyde and Geoffrey Cornelius 
of the Company of Astrologers from 1980-1989. She tutored in Medical Astrology, 
Tarot and Numerology for the Company and produced articles for their Magazine.

A Woman’s Book of Herbs, 1992, The Women’s Press
Women Healers Through History, 1993, The Women’s Press
A Woman’s Book of Shadows, 1993, The Women’s Press
Herbal Therapy for Women, 1993, Thorsens
Medicine Women, 1994, The Crossing Press
Forthcoming: (Jan 2019), As Above, so below: 
Traditional European Medical practice, Aeon Books

About the event:
Elisabeth will be launching the first in a series of guest teachers hosted by 
Nourish and Flourish with Fiona Morris nature inspired retreats and workshops 
at Glenlude House, near Traquair, Peeblesshire, in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

The Magical Herbalism Retreat will be 2 days of workshops 
taking place on Sat 8th & Sun 9th September with: 

Day 1: Magical Herbalism Workshop 11am-5pm
Day 2: Elemental Herbalism Workshop 11am-5pm

We will work intensively with several herbs which are in season.

Elisabeth believes this is the best way to tune into the deep knowledge 
we all have within us. There will be time for feedback and group sharing as 
well as a deep guided meditation to contact your own inner guide.

Day 1 will be more experiential: we will be working deeply 
with several herbs and also doing a guided meditation.

Day 2 will be more didactic: we will look at the four elements 
(Earth, Air, Fire and Water) and how they are expressed in some 
common herbs and how they work differently in the body.

Dates may be booked separately or together, subject to availability.

One Day Workshop, Sat 8th OR Sun 9th Sept - £80 
(early booking before 31st July = £75)

Two Days Workshop, Sat 8th & Sun 9th Sept - £150 
(early booking before 31st July = £140)

Local accommodation is booked separately. 

For participants coming from further away, we recommend that you 
find a place to stay nearby at Traquair (5min drive), Innerleithen (10min), 
Cardrona (10min) or Peebles (20min). 

Travel to venue by car or lift share. We can assist in connecting you with 
someone who can give you a lift if you don't have your own transport.

Limited on site camping and accommodation may 
be available on a first come first served basis.

Visit or for accommodation options.

Bring lunch to share. Vegetarian soup & salad provided on both days.

For booking form or queries please email or text Fiona Morris on: 

Cancellation Policy: 
Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel so that 
we may be able to offer your space to anyone on the cancellation list. 

N.B. Refunds given up to 30 days prior to event. After that no refunds offered. 
Places may be transferred to another participant by ticket holder, 
however full cost is retained as cancellation fee.

Autumn Foraging Group

Autumn Foraging Herb Walks

Have fun learning to forage around Edinburgh's green 
spaces with Medical Herbalist, Fiona Morris as your guide. 

Enjoy leisurely walks meeting like-minded folk, sampling wild 
foods and learning about the healing properties of plants. 

5 wks of 2hr gentle walks on Tuesdays, starting 25th September

NB: The meeting point for the first session of 
this course is The Water of Leith Heritage Centre. 
Meet up and end points of each walk will 
be at various locations around Edinburgh.
Please allow for time to return to start 
point if using your own transportation. 

Adults, reasonably fit and prepared for outdoor weather. 
Suitable for both beginners and experienced foragers. 
No dogs allowed, other than guide/hearing dogs. 

By the end of the course students will: 
- learn to identify a selection of local seasonal wild plants 
- discover how to safely forage green spaces in an urban setting
- receive recipes for wild foods and natural first aid remedies
- sample wild herbal tea infusions and other wild edibles

Connecting with nature and like minded 
community while walking Edinburgh's wild spaces. 

Rubber gloves (for nettle picking), Gardening gloves (optional), Scissors (helpful), 
Plastic/Paper bags/Recycled containers/Tupperware for collecting foraged plants. 
Dress prepared for varied weather (layers, waterproofs, leggings 
or thermal underwear, and suitable walking shoes or boots).

£37 for 5 x 2hr 
weekly walks

Walk 1: 25th Sept
Walk 2: 2nd Oct
Walk 3: 9th Oct
Break : 16th Oct 
Walk 4: 23rd Oct
Walk 5: 30th Oct


Group 1: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Contact Fiona to book on:


Group 2: 2:30 - 4:30pm

Contact The City of Edinburgh 
Council Community Learning