About the Author
Jesse Wolf Hardin is an acclaimed author and artist, cofounder of Plant Healer Magazine and the HerbFolk Conference as well as the originator of Anima ecosophy and lifeways. His over 1,000 published articles and over a dozen books have helped stretch as well as entertain his readers on topics as diverse as healing and herbalism, deep ecology and natural history, sense of place and indigenous traditions, American history and homesteading skills, shamanism and ecospirituality. Hardin's contributions have been featured in collections as diverse as The Soul Unearthed (Tarcher/Putnam, 1996), the authoritative Encyclopedia Of Nature & Religion (Continuum, 2005), and How Shall I Live my Life? (PM Press 2008). Early books by Hardin include Full Circle (Llewellyn) and Gaia Eros (New Page Press), while more recent titles include I'm A Medicine Woman Too! (Hops Press) for budding child herbalists, Old Guns & Whispering Ghosts for Western history and ﬁrearms enthusiasts, the book of interviews entitled 21st Century Herbalists, an inspiring historical novel featuring a healer and adventurer in the Southwest The Medicine Bear, the essential grassroots guide for herbal students and practitioners The Plant Healer's Path, the full color The Enchanted Healer on subjects of nature awareness, plant spirit, shamanism and more... and the upcoming book on nature, sense-of-place and wildcrafting The Healing Terrain. Hardin shares a home and purpose with his daughter Rhiannon and partners Kiva Rose and Loba. He lives and works out of a small powered cabin seven river crossings from the nearest pavement, overlooking the river that runs through their enchanted Anima Sanctuary, a botanical and wildlife refuge he has devoted decades to protecting and restoring. In 1979 he coined the term "ReWilding," which he applies to both the restoration of threatened natural ecosystems and our embrace of our own wild, sentient, authentic, "response-able" natures. The Anima approach to healing is deeply rooted in nature and place, emphasizing the healing of not only ours and others' ailments, but of our spirits, society, and planet as well.