Welcome to Wisdom of the Plant Devas! A bit about myself: I am a graduate of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies and hold a doctorate in Philosophy and Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies. Born in Miami, Florida, I lived with the Seminole Indians at the Musa Isle Indian Village for the first eight years of my life. All of my childhood summers were spent in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, where I currently reside. It was in these mountains that I learned how to shoot a bow, canoe, weave and gather medicinal herbs. I am a clinical herbalist who teaches at various herbal medicine schools, conferences, and online at Wise Woman University.
I began practicing midwifery and teaching Holistic Childbirth Preparation in 1978 helping to start the South Florida School of Midwifery. My involvement in Alternative Medicine spans 45 years. I co-owned Mindbody Press and Evolutionary Press, and was the Executive Director of Resources for World Heath, based in San Francisco, CA and Tucson, AZ. As an ongoing student of herbal medicine I have a special interest in Chinese Five Element Theory and the use of herbs during pregnancy and in Wise Woman care.
Fortunate to have spent a great deal of time in nature since I was a child, I have the natural gift of clairvoyance and clairaudience. This has aided me in contacting the realm of spirit, specifically the plant spirits and devas who appear in my book, Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth. I am also a licensed minister, singer-songwriter, and practice the techniques of meditation taught by Prem Rawat. My professional affiliations include: American Herbalist Guild, American Botanical Council, The Herb Society of America, Madonna Ministry International, and ASCAP. Music is an important part of my ministry and I perform in the acoustic duo, Thea & The GreenMan. My articles have appeared in numerous magazines, books and publications. I love to write, play music, travel, garden, hike, dance and cook. Please enjoy my herbal medicine blog on this site at Wisdom of the Plant Devas; my official website is Thea Summer Deer, and enjoy nourishing yourself at Thea’s Kitchen.