The Herbalist - - Dipaunka Macrides

Intermediate Course

The pre requisite for this course is obviously the Introductory Herbal Course

To me, Herbs are a source of healing and enhancement on many levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. They contain many vitamins, minerals, nutrients, hormones and chemicals which our bodies can utilise and have receptor sites for . In this course we will be looking at herbs in depth, basically Materia Medica (a Latin medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing, what we would call a drug) 

This course is designed to give you an in depth understanding of specific herbs, the energetics of the herbs and their properties. This course is very detailed. You will also learn how to make Flower Essences. 

We will be looking at the way to use the herbs in a practical sense, how I use them and perceive them to act on the Human body, emotions and psyche. We also will be working with the plant spirits and energies. We also do case studies every week from week 4 on. This is so you get a better understanding of how to address disease states with Herbal medicines. 

This course is also life changing and not for the Faint Hearted.

Ancient. Herbalists were  also known as Apothecary's  .  

Intermediate Course Information:

12 week course comprising: 3 - 3.5 hours per week in the evening or on a Sunday for 10 weeks . Then 2 full days. We cover the healing, medicinal,energetic , spiritual and majikal properties of 112 herb, including how I utilise them. You will also learn how to make Flower Essences. A Certificate is given to all attendees who complete this course.

Course Fee:

Course Fee for the 12 weeks: $700 for waged, $600 for concession. A non refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your place.


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What attendees have said:

I studied the herb course with Dr D or Dipaunka. What a experience and journey to really get inside the plant kingdom and commune with nature . Dipaunka has such a vast wealth of knowledgeable wisdom through experience not only the properties of herbs but growing them on his magnificently magical property. It's really a whole experience and I do recommend this sacred walk with our divine helpers our beautiful plants and Dipaunka aligned to my way of learning of being on the land with the plants talking with the plants and forming a relationship with the plants with the greatest respect . thank you Dipaunka

~ Melody

I found Dipaunka's herb course to be illuminating and insightful. His obvious knowledge and experience with herbs shines through in a informative and entertaining way. Although quite direct at times, Dipaunka's lessons on herbs are not limited to basic information one might expect from a formal college but have a breadth and depth that will challenge you to question your views towards sickness, how one could treat it and how it could be prevented. It has certainly opened my eyes and has has given me a new found appreciation of herbs. Dominique Tomlinson

~ Dominique

Hello Dipaunka, Thank you very much for informative course. In the course you truly showed: Dedication and Devotion Inspiration and deep interest Passion Awe Understanding Novelty in your approach Knowledge and encouraged us to develop keen interest in the fascinating world of herbs Admiration for the power of the herbs; that was indeed inspiring and awesome Thanks a lot! Best Wishes

~ Rupinder

Hello, Im not sure if you remember me, but I took your herbology course at TAFE in 2003. I just wanted to say that even though its 10 years later, your class and influence has since created a massive and wonderful journey in my life. i moved back to South Australia, and became a Pharmacy assistant that specialised In natural Therapies. I have become a Bach Flower dispenser (as a hobby) and am a Reiki practitioner. Anyway. I just wanted to make contact and thank you for the journey you helped me find. Whether directly or indirectly your teachings have inspired me to be so passionate about Natural Therapies. I send you Many Happy Vibes your way. I wish you all the best for the future. I know you will continue to do wonderful things. and Im all for helping raise awareness of your brilliant work. Love and Light Kelly-Ann Burgess (formerly Hewett)

~ Kelly Ann- Burgess

I did both courses several years after I completed an advanced diploma of Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine with Kathleen Dunn. I had intended to use this as a refresher, but gained so much more than I could have imagined. Dipaunka is a very peaceful, very wise soul who shares his knowledge to the degree that you are able to absorb it. There is no limit. If you have found your way to him, or to his website, then I'd suggest you're not there by accident. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Let him teach, so you in turn, can. Thanks D, I'm very grateful.

~ Lynda Jones


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