The Earth Spirit Medicine Herbal, Aromatherapy, and Flower Essences Program

Program Directors: Robert Rogers
and Laurie Szott-Rogers

Tincture Making

Learn about plant medicine and bring this skill into your life. Courses such as herbology and aromatherapy provide a knowledge base of plant properties and techniques for using plants, therapeutically. Other courses in the stream give learners the opportunity to connect with the higher intelligence of both plants and clients, by integrating intuitive skills. There is a strong focus on regional plants.

The Flower Essences modality focuses on personal growth, interviewing, deep personal transformations and working with clients.

Note *Introductory and Advanced Aromatherapy, in years two and three of The Earth Spirit Medicine Program, will now be available only as an on-line, e-course. So, while most of the herbology and all of the flower essence courses will be taught in a classroom setting, learners will now take aromatherapy one and two, in the comfort of their own homes.


Diploma Schedule
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Certificate Schedule
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Earth Spirit Medicine – Year One


Earth Spirit Start Date: Sept. 8, 2017

Year 1- 196 hours Certificate- 329 hours Diploma

Diploma General Studies –Year one- September 1 – December 3, 2017, and July 2- 8, 2018.

Wholistic Physiology & Nutrition**

63 Hours
Runs- Fri. Sat. & Sundays, monthly from Sept. 8 – Nov. 12/2017
Instructor: Robert Rogers & Laurie Szott-Rogers
Required course for a diploma; elective for a certificate.

Get to know your body in a wholistic way. Wholistic Physiology is a fresh new approach to body function more aligned with today’s understanding of chaos, string, and fractal theories.

The Wholistic Nutrition aspect of the course will focus on overall healthy eating. Food, after all, is our best medicine. Green smoothies, dehydrated food, bean power and fermentation will be explored.


Herbology – Introductory **

84 hours — Start Date: January 12, 2018
Instructor: Robert Rogers

Become familiar with the plants in this region. Use what’s local to maintain or promote health. Body systems, such as the heart, kidneys, and liver will be discussed. Topics include herbal properties, constituents, and energetics. Herb walks and plant identification will be included. Robert now has a unique series of books on the body systems and regional plants, developed for this course. Students will be required to purchase these books, to deepen their studies.

Medicine Wheel

Medicine Wheel

Iridology Introductory **

14 hours — Dates: Sept. 14-15, 2018, 9-5 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Rogers

The history, iris anatomy, constitutional and subtypes, pupil tonus and iacuna will be studied.



The Magic of Regional Mushrooms **

7 hours- Date: Friday, June 9, 2018
Instructor: Robert Rogers

Learn about some local mushrooms, how to locate them, and their gastronomical and medicinal uses. Wear clothing appropriate for mushroom hunting.



 Dream – Journeying One **

7 hours — Date: Saturday, June 8, 2018, 9-5 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Szott- Rogers

Learn to Journey to discover your plant or animal totem. Develop a personal relationship with your plant helper.

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Native Plant Medicine and the Medicine Wheel

7- hours Date: June 10, 2018
Instructor: Robert Rogers

Tour the Devonian Gardens native medicine garden. Learn to identify and use these indigenous herbs.
Learn to use your intuition to pick herbs of medicinal and spiritual properties. Smudge, to allow a sacred space to evolve.


Wild Crafting & Plant Medicine Making **

28 hours — Dates: August 9-12, 2018
Instructor: Robert Rogers

Learn to identify, harvest and wildcraft plant material. Wear clothing appropriate for walking in nature. Make tinctures, salves and other plant medicines.

Earth Spirit Medicine – Year Two


Certificate – 294 hours
Diploma – 343 Hours
Both include 49 hours of work experience.

The Practical Potions, Aromatherapy Apprentice Ship Adventure**  The On-line, Introduction to Aromatherapy.

Learn about the properties and uses of more than 90 essential oils and over 45 carrier oils. More than 77 hours, equivalent classroom time.  Home study students, take this e-course, any time you wish, in the comfort of your home.  A true olfactory adventure. Instructors: Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers

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Earth Spirit Students- Practical Potions, Schedule. Includes a trip to a farm to distil oils on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. The rest of the online course is scheduled to start January 2019.


Flower Essences – Introductory **

7o hours — Start Date:  October 10-2018
Instructors: Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers

This class explores the vibrational nature of flower essences, used for emotional and spiritual nurturing. Properties of Dr. Bach’s 38 essences, the Californian Flower Essence Societies 100 plus essences are discussed. We focus on personal growth, interviewing, deep personal transformations and working with clients.


Herbology – Advanced **

70 hours — Start Date: March 6, 2019,
Instructor: Robert Rogers

Prerequisite: Introductory Herbology

Work experience: 70 hours
Thesis: 25 pages – in lieu of 49 classroom hours.

Robert mainly uses regional herbs and delves into how these herbs relate to body systems. This is a continuation from introductory herbal,( i.e which herbs to use for the skin, brain etc). His 15 books on the body systems will be emphasized.

Students will also learn about herbal combinations and herb and drug interactions. There will be some time spent on clinical practice, and each scholar will gain experience through case studies; as well as theory, on working with clients including children and seniors.

There will also be Robert’s very popular herb walks, and medicine making classes.

*Note- Becoming a herbalist is a lifetime commitment. You will receive some training at this college, but to certify with organizations like the American Herbalist Guild, about 600 extra hours, will be required, separate from this Earth Spirit Medicine Program.
Essences and Essential Oils
Earth Spirit Medicine – Year Three


Certificate – 266 Hours
Diploma – 315 Hours
Both include 49 hours of work experience.

Iridology Advanced **

21 hours — Dates: September 13-15, 2019 9-5 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Rogers

Prerequisite: Introductory Iridology

This course will include colour pigments, American and European approaches to iridology and case-studies. Also, includes Rayid Iridology.


Practical Potions, The Advanced Aromatherapy, On-Line, Apprentice Ship Adventure**

77 Hours- Start Date: Feb -2020

Instructors: Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers

Pre-requisite: Practical Potions, Introductory, E-Course-Apprentice Ship Adventure!
Work Experience: 35 hours
and either the Product Development of 8 Aromatic Products or a thesis.

This course will delve deeper into both the practical and esoteric aspects of aromatherapy, such as hydrosols and kitchen cosmetic making. Learn more about exotic essential oils and oils of the prairies. Unleash your inner alchemist as we explore aromatic blending and hair, skin and body care. The fascinating worlds of Psycho-aromatherapy and product development will be explored. Surround yourself with cosmetics and creams you make yourself!

Cosmetic creation

Cosmetic creation

Flower Essence – Advanced **

77 hours — Start Date: Oct.11, 2019
Instructors: Laurie Szott-Rogers and Robert Rogers

Prerequisite: Introductory Flower Essences -MacEwan or Northern Star

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This course will address core questions each person faces when living a soulful life. The life lessons of planetary and dream archetypes will be studied. Students will spend significant classroom hours, working with a partner to explore their own patterns. They will then have the opportunity to practice this methodology of imagination on clients.

This course will draw on the works of Patricia Kaminski, and Richard Katz of the Flower Essence Society. Case Studies will be required.

*For students with an aptitude for this work, who wish professional certification after completion of this course, instructor approval, 3 longitudinal studies (About 70 hours), Personality Profile and Plant Profile, conducted according to Flower Essence Society requirements might be offered. Northern Star is the only College in Canada, approved to facilitate this achievement. There is an extra cost from the Flower Essence Society for this Certification.

Plant and Mushroom Walks

14 hours — Date: May 9 & 10, 2020 9-5 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Rogers

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Journeying and Narrative Medicine **

7 hours — May 8, 2020, 9-5 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Szott-Rogers

Pre-requisite: Journeying One

Experience journeying to the Middle and Upper World. Deepen your relationship with your guides to help with life decisions and knowledge of the plant realm. Learn about the concept of narrative medicine and how telling your story, helps to heal.


Ethics, Overview, Plant Walk, Council of Beings & Wrap Up

Plant alchemyJune 12-14, 2020 9-5 p.m.
Instructors: Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers

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