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October 21st 2013:Numen: The Nature of Plants

Numen: The Nature of Plants is the name of a documentary film made by Dr. Ann Armbrecht and Terrence Youk. Dr. Armbrecht discusses the importance of plants as medicinal sources for healing and health, and how everyone can feel empowered by learning about the therapeutic qualities of plants, growing them at home, and taking greater responsibility for their health. She presents a vision of safe, effective, sustainable medicine, calling on listeners to think about the sources of their medicine and how their healthcare choices impact themselves and the environment. The commodification of medicinal

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Ann Armbrecht

Ann Armbrecht is a writer, anthropologist (PhD, Harvard University), filmmaker, and herbalist specializing in the relationship between culture and the environment. She has conducted research in Nepal and the Western United States on land, culture and community and has taught at the University of Vermont, Middlebury, Goddard and Dartmouth Colleges. Early in her career, she taught English in a Tibetan refugee school and her book, Settlements of Hope: An Account of Tibetan Refugees in Nepal, documented the resettlement of Tibetans in Nepal. She received a Gold Nautilus Award for her book Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home, which is a meditation on what it means to come home, particularly in culture
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