BD Now! 039 Stephen Harrod Buhner: “Restoring Our Feeling Sense”

Our discussion is with Bardic Philosopher Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of the Earth and at least 19 other books related to transcending the shortcomings of the linear, reductionist, corporate world view.

Stephen Harrod Buhner is a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society – especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.

Like Rudolf Steiner before him, Stephen Harrod Buhner is a student of Goethe’s natural history work. Again, like Steiner, who gained insights into spiritual realm of Nature through the undomesticated herb gatherer Felix Cogutzki he met on a train at the age of 21, Stephen was initiated into the non-linear, non-academic perception of nature that preceded the industrial mindset through his great grandfather, C.G. Harrod a botanical physician.

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm is the fourth in a series that began, long ago, with Sacred Plant Medicine , and which includes The Lost Language of Plants and The Secret Teachings of Plants ). All of these books contribute to developing sensibilities important to the biodynamic farming practitioner and attempt to teach the reader how to escape an anthropogenic world view.

Incomplete – More to Come! 

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5 Replies to “BD Now! 039 Stephen Harrod Buhner: “Restoring Our Feeling Sense””

  1. One of my all time heroes, Stephen Buhner. I share about him a lot on facebook and in life because I feel that many people and the planet can benefit from his experiences, perspectives, and advice.

    One thing, however, the podcast that Stephen has shared on FB is just a link and you can listen to the interview, no problem. However, you ask at the beginning to make a comment or support your site and him, but there is nowhere to do that unless you stop the track, listen closely to the name of the site, google it, then look for the podcast. Not many people will go to that length to do this, so maybe there is a better way to share the link. A photo might also be helpful with the link so that it will catch people’s attention initially to click on it.

    1. You’re right about Stephen, Gina. He is the most inspirational author and teacher I’ve ever encountered.

      Thanks for taking the time to track this site down and leave a comment.

      I’m not certain how to remediate the shortcoming you’ve pointed out. A which facebook page did Stephen place a link to this interview?

      If you have any suggestions on how I can make sure more people get a chance to listen to this program, please let me know

      There is an earlier interview with Stephen at, too.

      Thanks again!

  2. Can someone named the philosopher that Stephen quoted as saying “God and nature are two sides of the same coin.” Is it Mahsen Nobos? I feel silly asking but I googled the quote and couldn’t find anything. I really enjoyed this podcast! Thank you guys!

    1. Stephanie –

      Thanks for your question. I’ll get with Stephen and see who the source is.

      I appreciate your appreciation of the podcast. I’m going to interview Andreas Weber on erotic ecology in the near future. I hope you catch that podcast, too, or, if you are familiar with his Work, suggest some questions you’d like Andreas to answer here.

      Thanks again!

    2. Stephanie – Stephen says the source was Mansantoa Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution (apologies for possible misspelling)

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