Kindling the Heart Fire — Bellingham, WA, 2/11-12

In cultures around the world, the heart has long been viewed as the seat of consciousness and the source of true expression. What happens when the heart’s fire dies down? How do we rekindle its flame?

In this workshop, we will explore how herbs and simple ritual techniques can ignite, nourish, and support the heart. We will spend time with Damiana, Wormwood, Devil’s Club, Calamus, and more. Come learn how to bring back the blazing glory of the fire of the heart when cold winds have all but extinguished it.

Dates & Times
Saturday & Sunday February 11 & 12, 2017
10-5 each day

$150 for the whole weekend

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October 22 in Marblehead, MA


Sean Donahue
Saturday, October 22nd 2016
10 Central St Marblehead, MA in the garden weather permitting

Samhain and Beltane are twin gates in the Celtic calendar — times when the veil between worlds as at its thinest.   Times outside of ordinary time, when great transformation can occur.   A gate of death and a gate of ecstasy, both of which dissolve thesean-donahue-pic

In our own lives, releasing stories and identities and experiences can feel like a kind of death — and it can also bring profound liberation and open the way to the ecstatic movement of something wild within us.

In this workshop and ritual we will explore how herbs and magic can help guide and support us as we move through these gates.

Somatic Herbalist and Feri Priest, Sean Donahue will be our guide for this journey into dark places that hold the power to help us emerge into the fullness of who we are.

Please email for registration details.

JAHG Article on Working with Autistic Adults

The Journal of the American Herbalists Guild has been kind enough to allow me to share my article from their most recent issue.   The article introduces the neurodiversity paradigm and gives practitioners advice on working with Autistic adults.   Click on the link below to read or download it:

JAHG SPRING 2016 Donahue (1)

2016 Workshops and Conferences

Many Gods West — Olympia, WA  — August 5-7

Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference — Cloudcroft, NM — September  15-18

“Death, Liberation, and Ecstasy” — Marblehead, MA — October 22

Portland Plant Medicine Gathering — Portland, OR — November 11-13

I am currently accepting teaching invitations for 2017.   Please contact me at