New LIVE Video Teachings, Enlightenment Practices,
Classical Asian Medicine & Botanical Wisdom
With World-Renowned Plant Medicine Pioneer
David Crow, LAc
Starts Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Includes 7-Module Introductory Program!

Unlock deeper dimensions of healing with major herbs and essential oils for strengthening and balancing life-force energies in your mind and body.

Discover a unique synthesis of plant medicine, spirituality, and classic Asian healing approaches to awaken your profound connection with the cosmos.

Become part of a global plant medicine community as you journey through David’s — and plant medicine’s — most comprehensive program yet.

Are you aware that the true power of plant medicine is rooted in the energetic qualities (prana) of the remedies you're taking and practices you're applying?

Different qualities of prana also flow through your body, mind, and emotions, in nature, and throughout the cosmos…

So it’s not surprising to discover that prana is directly connected to your health, happiness, powers of manifestation — and even to karmic patterns and your ancestral lineage.  

In almost every ancient lineage, health, illness, and consciousness are perceived as processes of energy — in the essence of the sun and moon, the elements, medicinal plants and oils, and the evolution of spirit within matter.

YOU are an entire matrix of all these cosmological energies and terrestrial elements, which you can strengthen and bring into balance through specific practices.

Renowned plant medicine pioneer David Crow’s teachings can help you attune to these energies in your body, herbs, oils, and the elements — for deeper healing... beyond plant medicine.

This brand-new program is a powerful blend of LIVE teachings, meditation practices, and explorations into botanical energy and remedies to activate profound healing — for your body, mind, and spiritual awakening.

You’ll discover the complete system of study and practices based on these millennia old lineages of medicine, meditation and mysticism. David will offer simple and direct ways to deeply understand how the body is a matrix of energies — animated by nature’s profound evolutionary intelligence.

This is the most comprehensive program with David in, and beyond, plant medicine, period. And you’ll have access to David during the live sessions for your most pressing questions...

Discover the MOST Comprehensive Plant Medicine Program

The Matrix of Magic 6-Month Experiential Intensive provides simple and direct ways to access deeper healing and awareness of different energies in your body, in plants and all around you.

For example, David teaches that each of the five elements produces body sensations that can be directly correlated with each element...

You can feel the air element when you’re breathing. And the fire element is expressed in the warmth of your body, experienced also through sunlight.

Your direct perception of these body sensations awakens your integral connection with nature.

Over this 6-month intensive LIVE program and community, David Crow will guide you to become aware of, strengthen, and balance the healing intelligence that flows through your body, mind, and emotions.

Your greater awareness and understanding of the life force of the natural world and within you — will support your health and wellbeing, bring insights into the current conditions of life, increase your sense of inner peace, and help reveal your profound “cosmological identity.”

By learning to tune into the matrix of energies within you, you’ll enhance your use of botanical remedies and awaken your consciousness.

IIn Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, Qi and Prana are the basis of diagnosis and treatment. In yoga and meditation, they’re the basis of spiritual practices and transformation.

David will teach you the five classifications and types of Prana operating at all levels of your body and mind — from physiological functions to states of consciousness to the flow of time and the cycle of birth and death.

And you’ll discover that this knowledge, perception, and understanding of the nature of Prana is synonymous with spiritual evolution — and that it can be a basis for making healthy lifestyle choices, managing stress, and even understanding the karmic and ancestral influences in your life.

During this brand-new 6-month LIVE program and online community with David Crow, you’ll discover:

  • How the Prana and Qi of plants affect the quality, quantity, and movement of Prana and Qi in the body
  • The different meanings of enlightenment in meditative, yogic, and spiritual lineages
  • How awareness of the elements and energies of the body transforms ordinary consciousness into ecological spirituality — and develops intuition for self-healing
  • The role of medicinal plants in supporting the spiritual path
  • How the qualities of consciousness determine the relationship between the body and the world, and how that supports or damages health and wellbeing
  • Introduction to the 5 element systems of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine
  • A sacred relationship with nature’s elements in and around you
  • How the 5 elements combine to form the 3 biological systems of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
  • Meditations to experience the biorhythmic powers of flower essential oils
  • Primary herbs and essential oils for supporting the solar energies and fire element of the body
  • The self-love and self-nourishment of heart-focused meditation
  • Listening to the heartbeat to connect with ancestral memories
  • And so much more...

The Matrix of Magic 6-Month Intensive

David Crow is the founder of Floracopeia, the bestselling author of In Search of the Medicine Buddha, and one of today’s great synthesizers of ancient plant wisdom and healing lineages.

In this advanced program, David brings deep knowledge of Chinese, Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine — as rich repositories not only of ethnobotanical knowledge for healing the body, but also of spiritual practices and mystical insights from the cultures they evolved in. Along with the lineages of yogic and contemplative disciplines of its time, classical Asian medicine explored and recorded the subtle energetic systems that lie at the interface of body, mind, and spirit.

The physiological activities of the body are manifestations of ancient cosmological intelligence. By developing an awareness of the flows of energies and elements in the body, we begin to develop an awareness of our deeper unity with nature, and our true spiritual identity.

We can use medicinal plants to support and deepen our meditative studies of the subtle energies of the body, their origins and interconnectedness with the cosmos, and conversely, we can also use meditation to enhance our understanding of the energies and elements in medicinal plants.

Using a synthesis of meditation and plant medicines, David will guide you to explore and unlock the spiritual dimensions of the body that normally function in the background of awareness without clear insight into their deeper dimensions or implications for our cosmological identity.

As you move through the various stages of study and contemplation, you’ll find that these ancient concepts have valuable applications for health and wellbeing, increasing self-knowledge, giving insights into the current conditions of life, and finding inner peace through understanding your true spiritual nature and deeper cosmological identity.

For those who were introduced to the preliminary levels of these teachings through their previous studies with David, these modules go into greater depth and breadth — both in theory and in practice — while those who are joining this journey will find the teachings and practices easily accessible.

Greater Connection Through Live Streaming Video

So you can better connect with David and his teachings, all of his sessions will be live streamed on video — for the first time ever! This video connection will be easy to use and will enhance the impact of David’s teaching. Or, you can easily connect via audio only, either through the internet or on your phone.

What You’ll Discover in These 6 Months

LIVE video sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

In this 6-month transformational program, David will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to have a deep, meaningful, and sustained internal relationship with the intelligence of nature as it operates in your body and mind.

Every month, you’ll join David and this global community for three LIVE teachings, which will build harmoniously upon the previous sessions so you’ll receive a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles based on millennia-old lineages of medicine, meditation, and mysticism. You’ll discover simple, yet powerful practices to help you perceive how your body — and its complicated matrix of energies — are animated and healed by nature’s profound intelligence.

If you have not experienced David’s work before, you’re welcome to sign up for this intensive training and we will bundle in his introductory course, The Matrix of Magic: Unlock the Spiritual Dimensions of Your Being With Meditation & Botanical Medicine — which you can do before, or in parallel with, this more advanced program. This extra training is described below and is included in your registration.

Modules 1-3: The Matrix of Illumination

Spiritual evolution and ultimate realization do not lie in the outer world, but within the stream of consciousness and its relationship to the body’s matrix of energies and elements.

All yogic and meditative traditions teach that the spiritual path lies in the inner transformation of the heart and mind, which takes place in the container of the body.

But what exactly is the ultimate goal of these diverse practices, described in numerous ways in different times and cultures? What is most relevant and attainable for people in the modern world — and what is the best way to attain that goal?

Modules 1-3 will set the stage for the course by exploring why we should look deeply into the nature of the body, mind, and heart, how we’ll do it, how we can use medicinal plants to support our quest and journey, and what we can realistically hope to achieve.

Module 1: Introduction to the Advanced Matrix of Magic (July 10)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Primary objectives of the course and its practices
  • Preparations for using herbs, essential oils, and foods during the course
  • Origin of the teachings in classical Asian medical, yogic, and spiritual lineages
  • Introduction to the body as a matrix of universal elements and energies

Practices

  • Introduction to meditation methods presented in the course
  • Introduction to the contemplative use of medicinal plants and essential oils to study the matrix of energies and elements in the body
  • Introduction to “listening to the heart” meditations

Module 2: The Rainbow Body — The Nature of Illumination (July 17)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • The different meanings of enlightenment in meditative, yogic, and spiritual lineages
  • The importance of an ultimate spiritual goal for wellbeing and happiness
  • The intimate relationship between spiritual and ecological health
  • How awareness of the elements and energies of the body transforms ordinary consciousness into ecological spirituality — and develops intuition for self-healing
  • The role of medicinal plants in supporting the spiritual path

Practices

  • Self-inquiry to determine one’s spiritual goals and aspirations
  • How to use the most important herbs and oils to support meditation practices
  • Methods to develop ecological spirituality
  • Becoming aware of the ever-present nature of the heartbeat and its relationship to spiritual consciousness

Module 3: Svasthya — Abiding in the Self (July 24)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • The meaning of Svasthya, abiding in the Self, according to Ayurveda
  • The benefits of Svasthya as the highest form of mental and spiritual health and wellbeing
  • Learning to perceive Ahamkar: the process of self-identification in the matrix of identity-less energies and elements
  • Using herbs, essential oils, and meditation to observe the process of self-creation

Practices

  • The practice of Svasthya: learning how to abide in the Self
  • The method of self-inquiry using the principles of Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Tibetan medicine
  • “Sitting Forgetting” — Taoist meditation for loosening ego fixations

Modules 4-6: The Matrix of Energy

The matrix of the body and mind is energized by a life force, known in classical Asian philosophy as Prana and Qi...

The concepts of Prana and Qi are central to all Vedic, Ayurvedic, Tantric, and Taoist yogic, meditative, and healing lineages. In medicine, Prana and Qi are the basis of diagnosis and treatment; in yoga, Qigong, and meditation they the basis of spiritual practices.

From classical Asian medicine we learn there are numerous classifications and types of Prana and Qi operating at all levels of the body and mind — from physiological functions to states of consciousness, to the flow of time, to the cycle of birth and death.

This knowledge, perception and understanding of the nature of Prana and Qi is synonymous with spiritual evolution… it’s also the basis of making healthy lifestyle choices, managing stress, and myriad other important practical applications.

Module 4: The Physiology of Prana & Qi (August 14)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Descriptions of Prana and Qi according to the Vedas and Taoism
  • Prana and Qi of physical organ systems
  • Prana and Qi of the energy body and subtle nervous system
  • Perceiving, understanding and living with Prana and Qi as the intelligence of creation in the body
  • How we absorb Prana and Qi from food, breath, and senses
  • The Prana and Qi of emotions and their influence on the body
  • The Prana and Qi of the body and its influence on emotions

Practices

  • Categories of herbs and oils to study and balance the major types of Prana and Qi
  • Meditations to study different levels of Prana and Qi
  • Using awareness of Prana and Qi to enhance intuition and sensitivity for self-healing

Module 5: Botanical Prana & Qi (August 21)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • How botanical Prana and Qi creates and maintains the planetary biosphere
  • How plants absorb and concentrate the healing powers of celestial and terrestrial Prana and Qi
  • How the Prana and Qi of plants affect the quality, quantity, and movement of Prana and Qi in the body
  • How plants form the bridge between consciousness and matter
  • How botanical Prana and Qi support human spiritual evolution

Practices

  • Meditation methods to enhance perception of Prana in foods, medicinal plants, and the environment
  • Primary herbs and essential oils from major categories of botanical Prana and Qi

Module 6: Prana & Qi of the 5 Senses (August 28)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Introduction to Prana Vata, the Master Prana of the mind, heart, breath, senses, and nervous system
  • How the flow of Prana and Qi through the senses creates inner and outer reality
  • Using herbs, foods, oils, and meditation to study the pranic flow of taste, smell, sound, sight, and touch
  • How to purify the 5 senses with pranic awareness
  • Transforming ordinary sensory perception into perception of spiritual and cosmological reality
  • The connection between the heart and sensory perceptions of the world

Practices

  • Meditations to develop an awareness of the Master Prana and train the mind to perceive its flow
  • The “5 flowers” — observing how the heart opens the sensory world

Modules 7-9: The Matrix of Incarnation

The inner spiritual teachings of classical Asian medicine and its associated yogic influences offer profound insights into fundamental existential questions...

Questions related to life and death, the relationship of the body and mind, and how formless consciousness inhabits the matrix of elemental form. Tibetan embryology describes how patterns of consciousness in the incarnating mindstream determine the elemental constitution of the body at the time of conception.

The Kalachakra Tantra, one of the influences of Tibetan medicine, describes how the external world is created by the incarnating consciousness as a place for fulfilling its karmas. Taoist mystics tell us that spirit transforms into birth and back again in an ongoing cycle.

From Vedanta and Ayurveda we learn there are five interwoven bodies — from the external elements of food and water to the most subtle consciousness beyond time and space. From Sankkya philosophy and Ayurveda we learn that mahat, universal mind, evolves into individual mind and sense consciousness.

Tantric meditation teaches us that for Prana to awaken the subtle nervous system of the chakras, we must first create a mental body of emptiness as the container.

Studying these profound teachings deepens our self-knowledge and spiritual awareness.

Indeed, contemplating the mystical dimensions of life, death and incarnation is one of the most direct paths to spiritual growth — and the development of inner wisdom.

Module 7: The Mindstream — The Journey of Consciousness (September 11)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Concepts of the mindstream from Buddhist, Tantric, and Vedic meditation lineages
  • The journey of the mind through the 6 bardos
  • Taoist teachings on the cycle of transformations from birth, death, and reincarnation
  • The 4 levels of Prana Vata: breath, nerve current, heartbeat, mindstream
  • The movement of Prana and Qi through waking, sleeping, and dreaming
  • How the subtle energies and elements of consciousness manifest in space and time
  • The profound transcendent wisdom of knowing the innermost levels of Prana

Practices

  • The first heartbeat: contemplating our embryonic origin
  • The river of time: contemplating our lifespan in the flow of heartbeats
  • The great mystery: meditating on the space between the last and first heartbeat
  • Using herbs and oils to enhance awareness of the nature of the mindstream

Module 8: Form & Emptiness — The Conjunction of Mind & Matter (September 18)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Understanding the conjunction between the mind, sense organs, and the external world
  • How the qualities of consciousness determine the relationship between the body and the world, and how that supports or damages health and wellbeing
  • The 4 levels of conjunction between the senses and sense objects and what it means to individual and collective destiny

Practices

  • The heartbeat as a mirror of the mind and its thoughts and feelings
  • Meditation to master the conjunction of mind and sense objects
  • The best herbs and oils for cultivating equanimity to the outer world

Module 9: Mahat — The Mind of the Universe (September 25)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • The evolution of universal mind into individual mind and body
  • The 5 interwoven bodies according to Vedanta
  • The 3 mystic treasure boxes in the heart that contain primordial omniscient consciousness
  • Principles of Tantric deity meditations and the use of archetypal visualizations to connect with universal mind
  • Principles of Tantric meditations in the body of emptiness

Practices

  • Meditations to identify the 5 bodies and their relationships
  • Tantric meditation on the body of emptiness
  • Classifications of medicinal plants for the 5 bodies

Modules 10-12: The Matrix of Elements

The body is a system of channels, and the elements of earth flow through as nutrients, water as fluids, sunlight as metabolic heat, and breath.

The movement of these four elements through the channels of internal space create the flow of physical sensations that give rise to our experience of being incarnated in a body and the illusory sensation of separation from the world and others.

With relatively little effort, you can suspend the illusion of your biological boundaries and experience the deeper underlying elemental unity we have with all life… which is directly connected in every moment to the same flowing elements that are moving through us all with each breath and heartbeat.

From this awareness arises a profound sense of freedom knowing that we are woven into the fabric of existence, yet free of ultimate substantiality. From that realization dawns the simple, spontaneous, and genuine compassion of ecological spirituality.

Module 10: The 5 Sacred Elements — Biological Unity & Cosmological Identity (October 9)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Introduction to the 5 element systems of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine
  • How to have a sacred relationship with nature’s elements in and around us
  • Understanding the subtle and dense levels of the elements in the mind and body, and what this means for health, happiness, and spiritual identity
  • How the 5 elements combine to form the 3 biological systems of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
  • Prana, Tejas, and Ojas: the subtle forms of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
  • Primary herbs and essential oils for each element and the 3 body types

Practices

  • Listening to the heart: learning to feel the flow of the outer elements through the center of the heart
  • Developing awareness of biological unity with meditations on fire, air, and space elements in and around the body
  • Using specific herbs and essential oils to enhance meditation on the fire, air, and space elements
  • Cultivating natural compassion by meditating on the 5 elements

Module 11: Rasa — The Essence of Satiation (October 16)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • The meaning of rasa and its importance to health
  • Learning to perceive the rasa of foods, herbs, and essential oils for increasing health, immunity, and longevity
  • Understanding rasa (flavor), virya (energy) and vipak (post digestive effects) of foods and herbs, and their influences on the matrix of energies and elements in the body
  • How the flow of nutrients through the tissue levels creates the sense of self and karmic propensities
  • How to perceive the qualities of the elements, and how to use the qualities of herbs to balance the element of the body and mind
  • Using herbs and essential oils to increase awareness of earth and water elements and their powers in the body

Practices

  • Meditations to enhance awareness of the earth and water elements in the body
  • Gathering the jade juice: Qigong for self hydration
  • Using herbs and oils to study rasa and support and balance the earth and water elements in the body and mind

Module 12: As Above So Below — The Body as a Reflection of the Cosmos (October 23)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Transforming ordinary self-perception by contemplating divine symmetry and cosmological patterns in the body
  • Understanding the link between solar energy and digestive metabolism
  • Developing ecological spirituality by understanding the link between human and botanical respiratory systems
  • Discovering cosmological identity by understanding the influence of sun and moon on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Understanding the unity between flowerings plants, solar and lunar cycles, and human biorhythms
  • Understanding and using the purifying and rejuvenating powers of the 5 elements for individual and collective health and wellbeing

Practices

  • Meditations on the unity of sunlight and digestive power
  • Using herbs and essential oils for studying and balancing digestive fire
  • Meditations to experience the biorhythmic powers of flower essential oils
  • Using herbs and essential oils for studying the unity of human and botanical respiration
  • Using herbs and oils that purify and rejuvenate the 5 elements

Modules 13-15: The Celestial Matrix

The inner spiritual traditions of classical Asian medicine are rich sources of teachings about the influences of solar and lunar energies — and their relationships to plants, the fire of metabolism, and the fluid systems in the human body.

These teachings have applications for diagnosis and treatment as well as meditation. They’re fundamental to Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, as well as Tantric ritual and meditations in the inner landscape of the energy body.

At a practical level, these teachings can be applied to understanding our body type, to understanding proper diets and lifestyle, and to knowing which herbs are best for our needs.

At a spiritual level, they offer us a way to discover how the celestial influences of sunlight and moonlight, and the terrestrial influences of fire and water that are continually active in our physiology and mental and emotional states. This leads to heightened awareness of our biological unity with nature and cosmological identity.

Through meditation and contemplative practices, we can become aware of how the warmth of the body and the light of consciousness are the manifestations and expressions of sunlight distilled by the alchemy of metabolism.

With sustained meditation practice and mindful use of foods and herbs, we can become aware of how the nutritional nectar alchemically distilled in the body from plant essences is the basis of consciousness — and the source of inner peace and contentment.

Module 13: Solar Beings — The Inner Radiance of Sunlight (October 30)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Concepts of digestive fire in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • The physical, mental, emotional, sensory, and spiritual functions of the fire element
  • The evolution of light into consciousness: the flow of solar energy from the sun through metabolic transformation and into the light of awareness and perception
  • Primary herbs and essential oils for supporting the solar energies and fire element of the body
  • Inner and outer, subtle and dense forms of metabolism: the link between digestive fire and mental and emotional digestion, assimilation, and clarity

Practices

  • Using the most important herbs and essential oils for physical, mental, and emotional digestive transformation
  • Meditation methods for perceiving the flow of solar energy in the body and our biological unity with the sun

Module 14: Lunar Mysteries — The Nectar of Moonlight (November 13)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • How human consciousness is rooted in the essence of flowering plants
  • The relationship between moonlight, water, sweetness, and rejuvenation of vitality
  • Sweet herbs and essential oils that regenerate physical, mental, and emotional stamina
  • How nutrient essence is the basis of immunity, contentment, fulfillment, and spiritual evolution
  • Lunar symbolism in Tantric meditation and the qualities of moonlight in the nature of the mind

Practices

  • Meditation to enhance awareness of the physical and mystical dimensions of water and moonlight
  • Using herbs and oils rich in moonlight for supporting tranquility, contentment, and rejuvenation

Module 15: Celestial Prana & Qi — Biorhythms & Cycles of Time (November 20)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Prana vata and the perception of the flow of time
  • The Prana and Qi of time, seasons, biorhythms, and stages of life
  • The 3 phases and constitutions of life according to Ayurveda and Tibetan medicine
  • Deepening spiritual awareness by understanding biorhythms as cosmological time
  • Cycles of inner and outer time as described by the Kalachakra Tantra

Practices

  • Meditations to study and harmonize organ biorhythms
  • Using herbs and oils to stabilize healthy biorhythms

Modules 16-17: The Heart of the Matrix

The body is a pulsating matrix of energies and elements, kept alive by the beating of the heart; the heartbeat is the outer expression of our inner pranic essence, and that in turn is ultimately derived from Mahat, the mind of the universe. Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and their associated yogic and meditation lineages offer unique teachings and insights concerning the spiritual dimensions of the heart and their relationships to the mind and emotions.

These holistic concepts articulate tangible and intangible aspects of our being, such as the luminosity of our presence, the impact of moods on immunity, and our cognitive functions. Knowledge of the spiritual dimensions of the heart informs us that we are immaterial vapor of consciousness infused in the materiality of the body, which helps us understand our true nature and the challenges of maintaining balance in the earthly elements.

Cultivating this awareness has important applications for healing mental and emotional disturbances, especially stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression, as the luminosity of the heart is directly related to how we process stimuli from the world and our emotional reactions to it. At a spiritual level, purification of consciousness so we can return to our true luminous nature is the primary goal of many yogic and meditative traditions.

Module 16: Listening to the Heart (December 4)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • The self-love and self-nourishment of heart-focused meditation
  • How the Prana of the heart is the link between spirit, mind, and body
  • 7 levels of heart Prana: discovering the deeper energetic, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of the heart
  • Understanding Shen, the luminosity of the heart as described by Chinese medicine
  • The role of botanical medicine in supporting the luminosity of the heart
  • One heartbeat: deepening spiritual awareness by understanding the pulsation of the universe from stars to microbes
  • The biological connections between flowers, the heart, and the menstrual cycle

Practices

  • Listening to the heart: cultivating self-nourishment and developing emotional intelligence
  • The 7 levels of heart Prana: contemplating the life force that animates the heart
  • Meditations to study the 7 levels of heart Prana
  • The best herbs and oils to enhance heart-centered meditations and supporting the brightness of the spirit

Module 17: The Inner Pilgrimage — The River of Life & the Journey to Self-Knowledge (December 11)

What You’ll Discover

Theory

  • Understanding the biological and subtle energy connections to our ancestors in the heartbeat
  • The heart as the inner teacher, guide, and oracle
  • The heart as a window into dreams
  • Listening to the heart for abiding in the Self
  • How listening to the river of the heartbeat transforms consciousness

Practices

  • Listening to the heartbeat to connect with ancestral memories
  • Consulting the oracle: listening to the intuition of the heart for spiritual guidance
  • Listening to the heart to increase recall of dreams

Module 18: Conclusion & Overview of the Matrix of Magic Advanced (December 18)

  • Review and clarification of all meditation practices
  • Review and clarification of all practices using foods, herbs, and essential oils
  • Review and evaluation of primary objectives of course and practices

The Matrix of Magic Introductory Training Is Included!

This intensive builds upon the core teachings from David’s 8-module training, The Matrix of Magic: Unlock the Spiritual Dimensions of Your Being With Meditation & Botanical Medicine. When you purchase the full 6-month intensive, you get access to this powerful resource as well! You can complete this material at your leisure, but it’s better to begin before the new sessions start.

In this 8-week transformational course, you’ll experience deep levels of healing by revitalizing the spiritual dimensions of your being by activating your Prana and Qi with essential herbs and oils. You’ll also discover the foundations of the systems of study and practices David will be sharing in this 6-month program, based on millennia-old lineages of medicine, meditation, and mysticism.

Each training session builds harmoniously upon the previous ones so you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to have a deep, meaningful, and sustained internal relationship with the intelligence of nature as it operates in your body and mind.

Module 1: Introduction to the Matrix of Magic

Module 2: The Intelligence of Creation — The Nature of Prana

Module 3: Vitality, Ancestors & the Breath of Life — The Nature of Qi

Module 4: The Mindstream — The Incarnation of Consciousness According to Tibetan Embryology, the Kalachakra Tantra & Taoist Mystics

Module 5: Form & Emptiness — The Conjunction of Mind & Matter According to Ayurveda, Tantra, and Vedic Philosophy

Module 6: Secrets of the Heart — The 5 Flowers, the 7 Levels of Heart Prana & the Luminosity of the Eyes

Module 7: Children of Sunlight — The 5 Digestive Fires, 13 Fires of Transformation & the Evolution of Light Into Consciousness

Module 8: Mysteries of Moonlight — The Essence of Flowers, 8 Drops of Nutritional Essence & the Nectar of Contentment

PLUS, you’ll get the The Matrix of Magic Bonus Collection

Plant Medicine Summit Sampler
Set of Audio Dialogues From the Plant Medicine Summit Archives

Secrets of the Medicine Buddha
Selected Audio Teachings From the Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution Retreat

The Feast of Nectars: Elixirs for Rejuvenation
Audio Recording From David Crow

The Matrix of Magic original price was $297.00, but is included in your registration for the advanced course.

The Matrix of Magic Advanced Bonus Collection

In addition to David’s introductory training and transformative 6-month live video course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

David Crow ‘Winter of Wellness’ Package
3 Sessions With David Crow From the Winter of Wellness Summit

Simple & Effective Combinations of Herbs and Essential Oils

David offers ways to safely use combinations of herbs and essential oils for enhanced therapeutic benefits. He’ll discuss formulas for treating and preventing common conditions of the respiratory and digestive systems, for relaxing and strengthening the nervous system, for balancing the female hormonal system, for musculoskeletal problems, and for detoxification.

Wisdom & the Senses: An Ayurvedic Approach to Wellbeing

Join David as he elegantly illuminates how the relationship between our sense organs and the outer environment creates physiological balance or imbalance. He’ll share common examples of illnesses and epidemics caused by improper conjunction of the sense organs and sense objects, as well as how the current state of the world is a reflection of our collective consciousness.

The Healing Power of Roses

David imparts his wisdom on the petals, seeds, fruits, oils, and fragrance of the rose... and how they’ve been used for centuries as natural remedies. Now confirmed by modern research, the rose is known to be highly therapeutic. Gentle and mild, yet beneficial and effective preparations from roses can be used to treat a wide range of health conditions.

Plant Intelligence
Audio Dialogue With Dr. Jill Stansbury and David Crow

Once a taboo subject for serious scientists, the evidence that plants have at least a minimal consciousness is now so overwhelming that even staunch academics can’t deny it. Join Dr. Jill Stansbury, Naturopathic Physician, Associate Professor Botanical Medicine, as she outlines fascinating research on how plants are aware of their surroundings, forage for resources, remember their experiences, and communicate between their own and other species.

During this enlightening session, you’ll discover:

  • Spiritual and shamanic concepts of plant spirit medicine
  • A merging of modern research with Dr. Stansbury’s extensive studies in the Amazon
  • That, once we accept plants as cognizant, we can appreciate their powerful wisdom, lessons, and the medicine they offer humanity

Dr. Jillian Stansbury is a naturopathic physician who has practiced in SW Washington state for nearly 30 years specializing in women’s health, mental health, and chronic disease. Dr. Stansbury was the long-time Chair of the Botanical Medicine Program at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and remains on the faculty teaching Botanical Medicine, Natural Products Chemistry, Botanical Influences on Cell Biology, and leads ethnobotany field courses including in-depth field work in the Peruvian Amazon. In addition to her medical practice and teaching position, Dr. Stansbury also writes and serves as a consultant and medical editor for numerous professional journals and organizations. She also teaches natural products chemistry and herbal medicine around the country and abroad. She has published four books on herbal medicine, and is presently releasing a 5-volume series of herbal formularies for health professionals.

Traditional Western Herbal Energetics
Audio Dialogue With Matthew Wood and David Crow

Join Matthew Wood, MS, herbal medicine specialist and registered herbalist, as he presents the six basic tissue states (excitation, depression, constriction, relaxation, atrophy, and torpor)... referred to as such by old time herabilists. This is the “forgotten energetics” of Western herbalism, with roots in Greek medicine.

During this information-filled session, you’ll discover:

  • An introduction to the traditional energetics of 19th and 20th century Western herbalism... using common terminology
  • Energetics as an approach in holistic medicine, which emphasizes patterns of disease and symptoms
  • The basic premises of holistic, traditional, and natural medicine

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, Afro-American, and Native American heritage. He’s a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist) and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales). He’s written seven books on herbal medicine, including The Book of Herbal Medicine, has taught on four continents, and considers his greatest accomplishment to be the revitalization of Western Herbalism.

20% Discount From the Floracopeia Online Store

As part of your participation in the course, you’ll receive a 20% savings on any purchases you’d like to make from David’s Floracopeia online store. Floracopeia was established to provide the highest-quality aromatic treasures and health education, to support ecological agriculture, and to promote traditional plant-based knowledge. You can find amazing essential oils and flower essences that will promote your health, vitality, and spiritual opening.

Note: no purchase is required for the course. In addition, it is not required to use Floracopeia products. You may use whatever products you’d like to use for your training.

What Graduates of David’s Courses Are Saying...

“... has changed my daily experience.”

Being mindful of the gift from the essence of the plant as I use it has changed my daily experience. I thoughtfully surround myself with these scents and essences now and bring a cascade of beauty and support into my day.
— Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“... grateful for an alternative to the usual allopathic approach...”

I am using herbs and aromatherapy to treat a potentially very serious health challenge. I am grateful for an alternative to the usual allopathic approach which is unsatisfactory.
— Gina, Baldwin Park, California

“... has inspired me to continue studying...”

I loved this course and David is an excellent teacher. It has inspired me to continue studying and experimenting with my new herbal pharmacy. Thank you, David, for sharing your wisdom.
— Anonymous

“... exceeded my expectations...”

Already registered for the next course with David Crow and The Shift Network! This course exceeded my expectations and I will be a forever student of David Crow. Thank you, David and The Shift Network!
— Laura, Florida

“... clear and well-explained information...”

David Crow is a masterful teacher! His vast knowledge and expertise in the field of complementary medicine, herbs, and essential oils is a learning experience not to be missed! Everyone will surely gain a better understanding of this great field of study as well as really clear and well-explained information about the safe and effective use of all these healing plants, herbs, and essential oil gifts from nature!
— Piers

“The information is in-depth and thorough...”

David Crow’s full-spectrum approach to plants and herbal remedies is holistic and comprehensive, infused with the wealth of knowledge and expertise. The information is in-depth and thorough and I appreciated the spiritual dimension to it as well. Thank you!
— Livia, Calgary, Canada

“I have seen increases in my energy...”

Direct practical experience that I could apply immediately. I have seen increases in my energy working with the plants recommended for adrenal fatigue and burnout... I’ve really enjoyed learning about the plants from David Crow’s perspective and experience, understanding the plants and how they work to support the earth — and subsequently my body. I am excited to continue implementing herbs and oils in my daily life with the new knowledge I now have!
— Laura, Yorba Linda, California

“... raised questions about doing things differently...”

I was already someone who has a living garden and works with essential oils. But hearing David reassured me in what I have been doing and even raised questions about doing things differently. Very happy to have had the chance to take this wonderful class with David and Shift Network.
— Jacque

“... helped me address a range of my own health issues...”

This course was a masterful offering by a teacher who has spent decades studying healing lore of numerous traditions and who has applied what he has learned. He is generously giving what has been gained through much effort... This course helped me address a range of my own health issues plus those of friends and patients in my healing practice. I’m very grateful!
— Celia

“... I have a newfound respect...”

My experience in this course was so positive. I’m very excited about studying with a resource as knowledgeable and exciting as David. Before enrolling in this course I was unaware of the validity of using medicinal plants. As a result of this course I have a newfound respect for the body of knowledge around the use of medicinal plants as well as the importance of accountability and ethics when using medicinal plant and herbs.
— Holly, Illinois

Join the Global Community

The Matrix of Magic 6-Month Experiential Intensive offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, in a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from around the world in the live interactive sessions or our online community to support and learn from each other while you discover how to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.

This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Eighteen 120-Minute Class Sessions With David Crow

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored by and learn with plant medicine pioneer David Crow — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to unlock deeper dimensions of healing with major herbs and essential oils for strengthening and balancing Prana Vata. LIVE video sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

Eighteen Video Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Eighteen Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Eighteen PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Handouts, Resources, and References for Each Lesson

Accompanying each lesson, you’ll receive related handouts, resources, and references to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Matrix of Magic Introductory Training 8-Module Course and Bonuses

When you sign up for this 6-month journey, you’ll get instant access to David’s first 7-module online course, taking you through his reliable system for expanding your ability to access inner guidance to infuse your daily life with more wisdom, focus, and ease. You’ll also receive the bonus collection, which includes a set of audio dialogues from the Plant Medicine Summit and the Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution Retreat, and an audio recording from David Crow.

The Matrix of Magic Advanced Bonus Collection

  • David Crow ‘Winter of Wellness’ Package
    3 Sessions With David Crow From the Winter of Wellness Summit
  • Plant Intelligence
    Audio Dialogue With Dr. Jill Stansbury and David Crow
  • Traditional Western Herbal Energetics
    Audio Dialogue With Matthew Wood and David Crow
  • 20% Discount From the Floracopeia Online Store

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Matrix of Magic 6-Month Experiential Intensive

We feel honored that David Crow has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a plant medicine pioneer whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from David’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — and at your own pace!

If you’re serious about deepening your knowledge of therapeutic uses of plants for protection to contribute to a more balanced, healthy, and vital life, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

Note: If you’re a graduate of one of David’s previous courses with The Shift Network, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer on this intensive!

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Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Matrix of Magic 6-Month Experiential Intensive with David Crow — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please contact our friendly Support Team on or before July 24, 2019 and we’ll happily issue you a refund.

More Praise for David Crow...

“Respect and reverence for the traditions”

David makes the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Tibetan medicine relevant to our times, without compromising his respect and reverence for the traditions.
— Robert Thurman, American Buddhist writer and academic

“Wisdom of the ancient Himalayan cultures...”

[David] shows us how the wisdom of the ancient Himalayan cultures can benefit humanity today.
— Deepak Chopra, MD, Author of How to Know God

“Provides great insights...”

David Crow provides great insights into the healing practices of Tibetan medicine and Buddhism.
— Dr. Vasant Lad, Author of Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing

“Outstanding physicians in his travels...”

David Crow was fortunate to have met outstanding physicians in his travels, and made the most of his fortune by dedicatedly absorbing what they offered him.
— Dr. Robert Svoboda, Author of Ayurveda: Life, Health, and Longevity

“It definitely expanded my knowledge and awareness...”

I learned so many new herbs that I never heard of before and that [I’ve already benefited from]. It definitely expanded my knowledge and awareness of what the alternative options are [with regard to natural remedies]. David was incredibly knowledgeable; there’s a load of information in each class.
— Keiko, New York, New York

“... pearls of knowledge and helpful information...”

I have taken a total of five of David’s courses and each one of them adds pearls of knowledge and helpful information in my search for wellbeing of mind and body. David is a great teacher and educator as well as generous with sharing his wealth of knowledge... I never stop being amazed not only about how much he knows, but also his ability to integrate his teachings in a holistic manner. I’m deeply grateful for David and The Shift Network.
— Patricia, Jackson, Mississippi

“My mind has expanded on so many levels.”

Wow! My mind has expanded on so many levels. David Crow is an exceptional speaker. He was very informative and knowledgeable on plants as medicine for the mind, body, and spirit. I have years of study ahead of me from this course and all the supplemental bonuses as part of this series. I highly recommend stepping into this well-presented subject with David with an open mind! Thank you, David and Shift Network.
— Sharon, Costa Mesa, California

“... a profound sense of the interconnectedness and deep wisdom of nature...”

Many insights from a good teacher. I especially appreciated the experiential part — how David Crow led us to many places which we can now continue to explore on our own. I came away with a profound sense of the interconnectedness and deep wisdom of nature and life moving through all of it and us.
— Diana Mongeau, British Columbia, Canada

“... heightened my awareness of plant life of all kinds as beings and presence.”

This course has heightened my awareness of plant life of all kinds as beings and presence. My relationship and awareness, even with my own garden, has changed significantly in a way that is intensely spiritual and (though the words aren’t quite right) awe inspiring. This has been one of the most profound and consciousness-expanding courses I have ever taken. Thank you, David Crow.
— Beverly Kune, Santa Fe, New Mexico

“I am very, very pleased with the content and depth of this course...”

Many years ago I had a very lucid dream in which a "higher being" clothed in a hooded robe was imparting the "secrets of the universe" to me. I knew what I was being told was of supreme importance, and when I awoke the only part I remembered was being told that nature "leans into us (humanity), which allows for our being." I understood this on an intuitive level, but not until hearing David lecture did I understand what this means biologically, psychologically, and spiritually. I am very, very pleased with the content and depth of this course and consider the imparted information priceless.
— Bonnie Davis, Dallas, Texas

About David Crow

David Crow, LAc, is one of the world’s foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, aromatherapist, and acupuncturist with over 30 years experience, and is an expert in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems. David is a renowned author, a poet, and the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures. Floracopeia was created as a way to help preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to numerous interrelated global problems, such as lack of healthcare, poverty, environmental destruction, and loss of ethnobotanical knowledge.

David has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, preservation of botanical medicines, and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences, ranging from small private groups to conferences to a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama broadcast internationally to millions of viewers. He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicine, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs. His articles have been published in several magazines, and his book, In Search of the Medicine Buddha, has been translated into three foreign editions. David travels and teaches throughout the world. Through his visionary synthesis of medicine, ecology, and spirituality, he has helped transform the lives of thousands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Note: If you’re a graduate of one of David’s previous courses with The Shift Network, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer on this intensive!

Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private online community group.

Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is July 24, 2019. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

Note: If you’re a graduate of one of David’s previous courses with The Shift Network, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer on this intensive!

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