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

The Earth Spirit Medicine Program Will Start A New Intake Soon for Sept. 2020 Classes. While very similar material to what is suggested in this write up will be taught, the program will have more online, less in classroom components.

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.


*Introductory and Advanced Aromatherapy, in years two and three of the Earth Spirit Medicine Program are available only as an online, e-course. So, while the outdoor components of the herbology and much 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. Herbal theory will be taught by Robert Rogers on an online platform while the wildcrafting, medicine making and herb identification will be taught outdoors.

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Program Details

Year 1

Instructors: Robert Rogers & Laurie Szott Rogers

Earth Spirit Start Date: Sept. 8, 2017
Diploma General Studies:
Year 1 – Sept 1 – Dec 3, 2017, and July 2- 8, 2018

Year 1:
133 hours Certificate
329 hours Diploma

Wholistic Physiology & Nutrition**

63 Hours
Runs: Fri. Sat. & Sundays, monthly Sept. 8 – Dec. 10/2017, Except no classes in November.
Instructors: Robert Rogers and 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.

The Magic of Regional Mushrooms **

7 hours
Dates: Friday, June 8, 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.

Journeying One **

7 hours
Dates: Saturday, June 9, 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.

Native Plant Medicine and the Medicine Wheel

7 hours
Dates: 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.

Year 2

Instructors: Robert Rogers & Laurie Szott-Rogers

Year 2:
Certificate – 294 hours
Diploma – 343 Hours
Both include 49 hours of work experience

Iridology Introductory **

14 hours
Dates: Sept. 7-8, 2018, 9-5 p.m. (Sept. 9th will be a visit to a distillation farm for aromatherapy.)

Instructor: Robert Rogers

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

Flower Essences – Introductory **

7o hours
Start Date: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.
Instructor: 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.

Here are what some former students say about flower essences

“Flower essences are the closest I have ever come to being able to wield true magick. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to go through a whole life without the gifts and insights of this deeply powerful kind of spirit medicine. I have been illuminated by my experiences and believe that by sharing this gift I can only encourage light the most elegant, graceful way possible.”  Jenn L

“I believe emotions, thoughts, feelings, are the foundation of our dis-ease, which can manifest as illness. Flower Essences can bring awareness to the roots of those states so we can work through them and grow. By changing our perceptions of our past experiences we have the potential to bring about sometimes profound changes and growth.”    Christine R.

“By taking the purest, highest vibration of a positive quality, anything lesser must surface and be released. In this way, the deepest healing takes place through an alchemical process of transformation. The lead in our lives, our thoughts, our hearts, ourselves is transfigured into gold-our true essence.” Connie S.

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

77 hours
Dates: Sept. 9, Jan 9-13, Feb 6-10 2018 (Study at your own home. Once students purchase this course they can create their own timetable). Students will need to block off, least 77 hours of time in their own schedule to do this information and project rich course.
Instructor: Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers

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. 

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

Herbology – Advanced **

84 hours
Start Date: March 8, 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.

Year 3

Instructors: Robert Rogers & Laurie Szott-Rogers

Year 3:
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.

Flower Essence – Advanced **

77 Hours
Start Date: Oct 11, 2019
Instructor: Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Introductory Flower Essences -MacEwan or Northern Star

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, at off-site locations.Students will also 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. Flower essences from Alberta, featuring Robert & Laurie’s work will also be emphasized. Case Studies will be required.

Students will explore essences from England, Healing Herbs, California, F.E. S., and Alberta, Prairie Deva Essences.

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

77 Hours
Start Date: Feb 13-April 13, 2020- Home Study. Students must create their own schedule.
Instructor: Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers

Prerequisite: 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!

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Plant and Mushroom Walks

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

Journeying and Narrative Medicine **

7 hours
Date: 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.

Students Show Case Their Projects, Plant Walk, Council of Beings & Wrap Up

21 hours
Date: June 12-14, 2020 9-5 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Roger