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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Pl, EH3 5LR Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Join Michigan herbalist Jim Mcdonald for a weekend in Scotland, where he'll share his perspectives and adaptations to humoural medicine and temperaments… our weekend will not be an examination of the humoural medicine of long ago Greece, but a living model that has been adapted to the much more diverse people and herbalism of this day and age.
In order to understand the humoural temperaments of Greek Medicine, we have to understand the context they arose from. The temperaments correlate to the elements of earth, air, fire and water, and these elements give rise to humours and the energetic principles of heat and cold, dampness and dryness, tension and laxity. Understanding these patterns, and how temperam...ents and energetics work together, gives an important framework for using the temperaments in a practical manner. We'll also look at how historical and social themes affected our understanding of temperaments, adapting, refining and misrepresenting them over time.
We'll go on to explore each of the four temperaments in depth, looking at how they incline one towards physical, behavioral and emotional predispositions. How do these inclinations present in a balanced state? When in excess or deficiency? When overtly blocked? How do these inclinations manifest in the body, and what herbs can be used to exacerbate and balance them?
Just as the color brown cannot be reduced down to one of the primary colors it is made up of, understanding single temperaments isn't enough to make use of this constitutional model: we have to consider combinations. We have to see how an individual manifests each of their humours, which are in balance and which are not, and consider how their environment and experience has affected the expression of their temperaments.
For more from Jim visit his website herbcraft.org/
Open to: Herbalists & Herbal students
Date & Times: Saturday 26th 9.15-5.30 & Sunday 27th May 2018 9.30-5.30.
Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.
Nearest train station — Edinburgh Waverley.
Your Investment: £240 per person. Please that the period for Early-Bird tickets has finished. You can secure your place with a deposit of £50 — this is recommended as places are limited!
To book or for more information email Emma at [email protected]