“Becoming Indigenous in Your Own Land”

With Davyd and Emma Farrell

I think you will find David and Emma’s focus on personal sovereignty very interesting ~ as well as  how they use plant medicine to help bring about the clarity that allows us to hear intuitive wisdom within ourselves and to work in harmony with all the family of Life around us.  Their focus on indigenous European shamanic and healing traditions is a model for each of us to look to the land and people around us and in our ancestry to find the powerful wisdom there and bring it forward into the world.

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About Davyd and Emma Farrell

Emma started her journey in the Himalayas with master energy healers and studying at the Dalai Lama’s temple. For five years she also learned from one of the world’s leading plant spirit healers, Pam Montgomery. She is a certified plant spirit healer. Emma also spent 5 months in the Ecuadorian Amazon learning a unique form of shamanic healing and receiving initiations into Sacred Tobacco & Jaguar lineages. She is one of the first people to be initiated into the Yew Mysteries for hundreds of years, brought to the modern era by Michael Dunning. She has studied Geomancy with Dr Patrick MacManaway and Celtic Shamanic Healing with David Leesley. 

Emma holds a practicing Master’s Degree in ‘The Preservation & Development Of Wisdom Culture & The Art Of Liberation’ in the Tibetan Buddhist Mahayana Tradition, writing her thesis on ‘Understanding The Nature Of The Self Through Lucid Dreaming’. Emma spent 2 years at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Tuscany studying under lamas and geshes including her refuge lama, Dagri Rinpoche. 

Emma’s book ‘Journeys With Plants’ will be published by Inner Traditions / Bear & Co in 2021.

Emma & her husband Davyd are the founders of Plant Consciousness, the ground-breaking London event about the conscious intelligent world of plants and trees. Much of their understanding of the healing process comes from years of their own inner work into childhood, ancestral and soul traumas. Combined with a daily spiritual practice they have gone to the depths of their souls to make awakening an embodied process and uncover the truth of their existence. 
Davyd comes from a Celtic background with ancestry from both Cornwall and Ireland. This connection forms an essential part of his healing practice. After a powerful wake up in Egypt in 2010 he then spent 3 years studying Tibetan Buddhism in both India and Tuscany. He has taken teachings, transmissions and empowerments from; HH Dalai Lama, Dagri Rinpoche, Chamtrul Rinpoche and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

After living overseas for 15 years a powerful experience with teacher plant medicine called him back to his homeland and so began a journey deep into the world of plants.
Since then he has spent 5 years studying under herbalist and plant spirit healer Pam Montgomery and is now a certified Plant Spirit Healer. He also completed a 2 yr apprenticeship in Ireland with medical herbalist Carole Guyett. In addition, 4 years were also spent studying and practicing the Yew Mysteries with Yew Shaman Michael Dunning, Geomancy with Dr Patrick MacManaway, Druidry at the Bardic level with OBOD, plus Celtic Shamanic Healing with David Leesley.

Davyd has learned Amazonian shamanism and how to work with the 3 core plants of the Kichwa tradition; Tobacco, Guayusa and Ayahuasca.
​Emma & Davyd blend their plant spirit healing, geomancy, magic, wisdom teachings and pranic healing skills into a powerful methodology of shamanic and energetic healing. 


  1. Melanie Brotz

    Brooke – I have been loving this series, and having this focus on creating the world we wish for. It’s been such a balm in these times – and motivational to get more involved. And hopeful! Great selection of teachers/mentors. Gratitude!!

  2. Mary Standing Bear Leberg

    I went down to my garden plot this afternoon to harvest the last of the tomatoes, a few beans, and to clean up the bed for winter. I left the chickweed in place, as it is both edible and medicinal. And while I was at it, I was composing in my head what I am going to say to you. (I just got back in the door.)
    Bottom line: Stay out of American politics. You seem to have no concept of what it’s like to be living where small businesses and large department stores are boarded up because of the riots. The main riots are 30 miles up the road from me in Seattle. It got very interesting the day, a little while ago, when the Hells Angels, the most feared notorious motorcycle gang that there is, went roaring up the street, right under my window and stopped to gas up at the corner gas station. They were on their way up to Seattle, I learned on the news, to go “help with the riots.” Covid is so bad here that I have to wear a mask and latex gloves and my hair up under a bandanna, every time I step out the door, even to go to the mail room. We have a president who has put the country in danger, and the AFL-CIO, the largest labor union organization in the country, has gone on national media and said, “If Biden wins (which he has, by handy margins) and Trump fails to concede (which, so far, he’s doing), then there will be a general strike!” That means that trucking would stop. Deliveries of groceries, consumer goods, and gasoline would stop. Most nurses would be out on strike. So would teachers, and many government employees, who are nevertheless union. The country would be paralyzed. Upon hearing this, I immediately dropped all that I was doing, went to the store, bought extra groceries, toilet paper, and enough dish soap to keep me in stock for 2 months. I went and bought more oil for my van, and gassed it up fully, so that if the shooting and burning and looting and tear gassing start in again, I can jump in the van and get the heck outta here! Camping gear is loaded in the back, and I am an experienced outdoors person and wilderness guide. Even in late fall, certain options like this remain. There’s a grab bag beside my bed if I have to leave in a hurry.
    Trump’s followers have been blocking freeways, and have deliberately rammed a car and sideswiped another. They showed up on school grounds with automatic weapons, which is against the law. They drove across the school lawn and over a large curb so that they could get away from those attempting to block them from getting on the freeway and blocking it up. They have been driving 4 abreast, slowing down to 25 mph, and then Parking (yes! Parking) on the freeways, for hours. They have been crying for the beheading of Dr. Fauci, our leading coronavirus expert. A group of them were caught plotting to kidnap the governor of one of our states, invade the legislative chamber in the state capitol while the legislature was in session, and kill everyone and set the place on fire! I’m not kidding you! I am prepared, with a pad of paper and extra ink pens, to take license numbers of anyone who attempts to obstruct me like this. And turn them in. Someone was stabbed at one of Trump’s rallies last week. Trump’s reaction to all the violence and illegal behavior that his followers are doing is to lie and say that “they did nothing wrong.” These right wing groups keep on screaming “Death to Democrats!” There is already blood in the streets, and there is talk of civil war. Some of these right-wing radical nuts have recently been caught illegally buying up machine gun parts. They are carrying on tactical maneuvers on their property. Trump keeps on lying and lying to the American people and to Congress that the election was stolen from him when it clearly wasn’t, and keeps on trying to undermine and interfere with the vote counting and certification process. He refuses to concede power, and has his minions blocking Biden from getting the security information and the covid information that he needs to transfer power effectively. This is subversion; this is sedition. And you sit there and try to say that it’s a distraction. The republicans and the democrats, what’s the difference? And do not be afraid.
    I’m not afraid. But I’ll tell you, I am a Metisse warrior woman who is as mad as hell. The violence has increased since the election. Trump has gone mad with his lies, and so has Giuiliani, his personal lawyer, who is spouting lies that a socialist leader, who died in 2013, conspired to “steal the election.” How Ridiculous! Luckily, the American people have a voice in their affairs. We can get rid of a lying facist like Trump. He’ll either have to concede, or he’ll get kicked out. People tell me there’s nothing I can do about it. Oh, Yes, There Is. First, I keep up with what’s going on, so that I know when it’s time to go get extra supplies and gas up the van. And, because I am an American, I make my voice heard, directly in Congress, every day. I keep on sending Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful person in Congress, the Speaker of the House, emails demanding that she invoke the 25th Amendment, which would remove Trump from power. He has gone mad and is unfit to govern. He and his lying minions are doing their best to utterly subvert and destroy the very fabric of democracy in this country, and they need to be thrown out. They are already posing a national security threat. One of his minions keeps on refusing to cooperate with the transfer of power. I just keep sending my emails to Pelosi, demanding that they be tried for subversion and sedition, or that she invoke the 25th Amendment, and start the removal process. And I keep praying, “God, you handle this. I can’t!” And I burn a candle every night, as I have been for the last two weeks since the election, for the nation that has been the USA. I know the prophecies–this has to be cleansed. The race riots are part of that great cleansing. So is the sociopolitical unrest. We can’t bring a golden age into being in such conditions. The best we could hope to do is to get away from it. But if there is a general strike, then it paralyzes everything, and then there is no such place as “away.” You’d better have a very large supply of food and every other item you need stored up. And I don’t live away from it. I’m in it. Right here in the city. Trump thinks his lies are the truth, somehow. His cases keep being thrown out of court, and every time they are, I look up to heaven and say, “Thank you, God.” Daily, this is what it’s like to be living here. In this. Trump thinks that all the violence that his followers have committed and want to commit is wonderful. And he keeps saying they’re doing nothing wrong. Covid is raging. People are starving. They can’t go to work. They can’t pay their rent. This has been going on for months. I was eating cornbread and water for 3 days. And now I’m eating thin soups. Hungry all the time. But at least I have a steady source of some income. It is deeply impoverishing but I am better off than a lot of people. I just paid my last bill for this month on the way back from the garden. I have $1.79 in my checking account and under $50 on me, in cash, which has to last the rest of the month. But if we go into a general strike, or the civil war that is being threatened and screamed about by the Trumpites, then that money stops flowing, because the government workers who issue the checks are part of the striking workforce. I have about 2 months’ worth of food and other goods stored here in my tiny apartment. It isn’t enough to go beyond that. Perhaps there will be some peace on the other side of this, but I don’t know. Trump will be gone, but his Flag Fluttering Facists (they go down the highways all around here with enormous flags fluttering from their pickup trucks)–the FFF, as I call them, will still be around. We will see, won’t we? Trump has just fired leading Pentagon officials with lots of experience, who dared to question him, and has installed his own bootlicking yes men, without hardly any experience, in leadership positions within the Pentagon. I’m sure our enemies are just grinning, and slapping each others’ backs, and just waiting for the right moment . . . . The prophecies do indicate that some foreign power might bomb us. This is what it looks like when a democracy is under attack from within. Subversion. Sedition. No, I’m not afraid. I’m just mad as hell, and I’m willing to do what I can for the country until I can’t anymore.
    Just making sure you get a little reality check.

  3. Vanya Orr

    Dear Emma and David It was so affirming listening to you. I would love to be in touch with you. I am part of a small group of people in North Pembrokeshire on a journey of Deep Listening to our ancient landscape and the Stone and Tree Beings who inhabit this magical world of Annwn in South West Wales.. Wormwood is coming up so strongly now! Please let me know how we can work together. Are you based in Penybont ? You must know Pennant Melangell and the great waterfall there and at Llanrhaeadr..It feels so important to be in touch. Blessings, Vanya
    Thank you so much to Brook Medicine Eagle for bringing us all together too!

  4. Sandrine Feltrin

    Des pistes d’explorations et des liens entre les cultures qui sont un cercle ou une lemniscate qui ouvrent sur le fait que nous faisons partie du vivant. Merci de ces regards éclairés.

  5. Sandrine Feltrin

    Merci pour ces ponts entre les cultures et les mondes des vivants. Gratitudes pour vos expériences et vos partages de celles-ci. Je fais le choix de m’engager sur le chemin de partager l’Amour pour faire grandir le vivant conscient tour de moi. Gratitudes…

  6. Maria Jensen

    Totally utterly fascinating.
    Thank you so much all 3 of you.
    Soul Food – so ALIVE.
    In Loving Gratitude

  7. Nicole Morris-Judd

    I definitely want to explore working with plants in my region through a diet and cleansing ritual! Thanks fir this teaching!

  8. ellie okeefe

    Brooke is so right! It’s been proven scientifically that what we assign outside of ourselves atrophies inside of us. Our natural skills atrophy when we don’t use them or give up the power to technology.

  9. Megan Jones

    Mahalo piha from Oahu Hawaii .. Aloha ! My name is Megan Jones , I am a welsh woman raised in beautiful Hawaii Nei . I am grateful for this incredible knowledge as I study plant life medicine (La’au lapa’au ) in Hawaii I am grateful to hear my ancestoral brothers and sisters sharing their Mana’o ( powerful thoughts ) . Sending Aloha from Oahu to this beautiful couple in Wales . Mahalo piha 💓💓


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