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New beginnings and edible, medicinal plants highlight the week

By Contributor
June 4th, 2011

Inspiration for New Beginnings and Transformation by Dr. Rosalyn Grady

@ 525 Josephine St., Wednesday, June 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  By donation.

Pathways School will be hosting an evening of song, prayer and inspiration with Dr. Rosalyn Grady, sharing teachings, inspiration and practices from the Council of Indigenous Grandmothers.

The evening will be supported with sacred songs with Stephanie Dufresne.

Rosalyn Grady is an assistant and ordained teacher with the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This evening gathering will focus on sharing some of the practices and inspiration from our elders and their teachings on ways to move with grace during this time of transformation.

Rosalyn has her doctorate degree in Spiritual Studies and has traveled to Indigenous cultures including Indonesia, Peru, Mexico, Indian and North America where she has explored and experienced indigenous cultures.

Stephane Dufresne is a local song writer and musician who focuses on sharing sacred songs that stir the heart and open us to the divine.


Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants Walk.

@ Pend O’Reille River, south of Salmo, Saturday, June 11, 9:30 am – 4 pm. 

  • Meet at Sacred Grounds coffee shop on Main Street in Salmo.

Join Pathways School director Chris Morasky for a fun and educational foray into the beautiful and diverse Pend O’Reille River area and into the past as we explore the fascinating uses of plants.

This is a fabulously rich botanical area (Bring a fishing pole if you want to stay later and try for smallmouth bass.).

All of our needs of food, clothing, shelter, rope, fire, bedding, containers, medicine and even toys can be met through our knowledge of plants. 

Learn which plant makes the best toothbrush, the plant to use to stop bleeding or heal bruises, which plants are poisonous and sample various wild plant foods.

We may just find some early mushrooms, too. Join Pathways School on an exploration of the bountiful plant diversity of the Kootenay region. 

Cost is $45 (there are family rates, too).

Please bring comfortable shoes, water and your lunch (we’ll be nibbling wild foods along the way, too). You might also want to bring a camera or book to press plant specimens as we identify them. 

Call to register.


Introduction to Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)

@ 525 Josephine St., Wednesday, June 15, 6:30-8:30 pm. By donation.

NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our goals.  It involves our five senses (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory) in conjunction with our language and nonverbal communication and the conscious and unconscious “programs” that we run. 

NLP gives us tools to change our programs to create the life we want. NLP has been proven 97 per cent effective for people wanting to quit smoking, and is used to remove phobias, reduce or eliminate allergies, speed physical healing, improve confidence, treat PTSD and much more. 

You will be fascinated by what is presented this evening.


Second Annual Pathways Gathering

@ Rare Earth Society land at 9 Mile on Nelson’s North Shore, July 1-4

Feel the softness of cedar and hemlock needles underfoot, smell the scent of woodsmoke in your clothes, dance to drums around the fire and return to a natural rhythm of living.

Come to the Pathways Gathering and learn stone age skills, permaculture, homesteading and green living, Herbology, Daoist yoga, ceremony, music and more.

Held at the Rare Earth Society land at Nine Mile on Nelson’s North Shore, there is plenty of room for camping and getting to know everyone.

Camp out and enjoy all four days or just come for the day. Cost is $150 per adult for four days, children 10-15 are half price and children under 10 are free. Cost per day is $45 (same discounts for children).

Just some of the scheduled activities include learning to make fire from sticks, flintknapping, basketry, hide tanning, herbal medicine making, shelter building, rope from plants, wool spinning and weaving, and activities for a deeper connection with nature.

Feel your worries about modern living slip away as you focus on how to meet your essential needs of food, fire, water, shelter and community, plus art, music and dance.

Have fun with great people while gaining competence in sustainable living.

Register now.


Pathways Internships

Are you looking for a great way to learn amazing skills and deepen your Pathways experience? 

Join Pathways for a week to a couple of months living at Chris’ farm and sharing in the chores and learning.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about yourself, your purpose for being, and your connection to the earth. 

Interns take most courses for free.  Contact us for more information.


Chris Morasky and Dr. Michael Smith, TCM

Pathways School,


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