Medicine Cypher is a living record of interviews with earthworkers who root holistic health and earth stewardship through the knowledge-ways of the African diaspora.
Season 2 Episode 1: Standing in Our Truth
In this episode we hear from Angelique Sobande Greer who is a world traveled speaker, herbalist, teacher, consultant, author & spiritual life coach delivering high energy presentations delivered with inspiration, humor, and a down to earth style.
Since 1992, Natural Choices Botanica has stood at the forefront teaching students the art of herbalism & holistic health. What began as an herb catalog business quickly blossomed into a successful retail store. By 1999, the store was devastated by a tornado and she was forced to reshape the vision. Sobande began teaching classes and workshops at colleges & conferences. The founder’s living room and backyard became the hub for retreats & holistic studies while her kitchen quickly blossomed into an amazing herbal apothecary.
The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health is the oldest African American School of Herbalism & Natural Health in the United States that teaches the art of healing the old fashion way. Sobande is also the visionary founder of Sacred Waters Herbal Retreat for Women Color & the Annual Afro Botany Immersion Conference in Costa Rica.
In this Episode:
Herbalism and Ancestors
African Roots of Herbalism
Granny Medicine, Sitting at the Feet of Our Elders
Oral Transmission & African Styles of Learning
Reflecting Our Goodness as African People
Being Honest About Who We Are
Relearning Survival Basics & How To Sustain Ourselves
Thinking & Operating With Longevity
Afro Botany Conference and Immersion
Sacred Waters Women of Color Retreat
Featured Plant Ally: Cotton (Gossypium)
Resources and Links:
Rain, David K
Rain, Sunday Service Choir
Love Is The Message, Yussef Dayes & Alfa Mist
Angelique Sobande Greer
George Peterson Jr.
Season 2: Conjuring Light - We are the Dreams of Our Ancestors
Welcome to Season 2 of Medicine Cypher with your hosts Maya Blow and Bae laurel!
Join us for this season as we explore what it means to grow into the wildest, brightest dreams of our ancestors. Over the course of 13 episodes, we bring together interviews with herbalists, farmers, artists, change makers, and teachers of African descent who are shining, vibing, and sharing their light and gifts in powerful ways.
Season 2 is a weaving across time and space with recordings from before the pandemic as well as new interviews fresh of the press! This season is a gathering of wisdom to help us manifest the dreams that have been planted by generations of our ancestors before and to honor the new growth that is blooming right now for all of us!
The show is grown locally in the SF Bay Area and taps into the larger network of African diaspora across the U.S. and world.
in depth, heartfelt, togetherness with the sources of life. these podcasts are medicine for these times, and ever.
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