My Journey to Return to Nature: A Lifetime Vision – A Community Appeal for Funding

My Journey to Return to Nature: A Lifetime Vision

Greetings Friends, Family, Community, and Supporters!

You are receiving this because you have touched someones life in a deep way.

As many of you know, and some of you may not, I have devoted my life to learning everything I can about plants as food, medicine, and co-evolvers with humanity on this earth. I am seeking to continually expand and grow my knowledge of herbalism and wild food exploration so that I may serve our community and effect humanity in a positive direction. Being an herbalist I am deeply interested in learning and preserving the ceremonial preparation of herbs of as many cultures as I can so that I may learn to infuse the plant preparations I create with something that goes even more beyond the physical into the raw vibration and intent of healing. This is part of a life long dream and vision that I have to explore the daily use of herbs as medicines and foods used in indigenous cultures around the world, and to write books and create documentaries about these practices.

Ayurvedic herbal medicines

My life has taken me many places preparing and training, and for all of those experiences I am extremely grateful. My next step in this life journey is that I begin a 2 month journey to explore the ethnobotanical world of India. I will be traveling there for the months of February – March. My intent with this journey is to further my understanding of a culture that still finds the mystical, ceremonial, and ritual in common every day weeds – that still has a culture of herbal healers that people of communities still go to, have faith in, and are instinctually and culturally interlocked with. I seek to learn from people in their every day lives; be they mothers, grandparents, or healers in a family line of tradition – harvest, prepare, grow, and consume herbs on a daily basis. I wish to share a tradition that is becoming lost to the masses. As the industrial way of the new world overtakes all of the folk cultures of the world I aim to be a conduit in the chain of preserving something I find to be truly special before it is completely lost – The way of surrender to nature.

This is a journey that I am seeking community support with, even if you just give your blessings or a prayer, anything will help. Financially I am seeking any level of help to bring this vision into reality. The projected cost is $2500. And as I save up and hope and pray that all comes together I am inviting you to offer any amount of Donation, Prayer, or positive wish to help realize and actualize these dreams and to be a conduit of preserving this plant knowledge for the growth and evolution of humanity.

If you wish to donate and support this mission you can click this button:



Colorful Indian Market

As part of my travels I will post photos and articles, and write ups as well as interviews of the wonderful beings I meet along the way and what their connection to the wild plants are around them. All of this will be posted on the blog on my website at As part of each write up there is a comment section which I hope will be an interactive teaching and learning space where you can let me know more about what you want to see, and ask any questions you have.

As a thank you to all who donate – upon my return from this journey I have 2 online classes/presentations planned. The first is based on my 5 favorite Ayurvedic herbs that I will have furthered my relationship with so much deeper while inIndia. The other will be a slideshow of all of the pictures I have taken and explanations of all of the wonderful things and people I have experienced and seen.

-If you donate from $10-50 dollars you will be invited to see the slide show of all of the pictures and description of the journey. You will also be invited to the “5 favorite Ayurvedic herbs” online workshop.

-From $51-150 I will offer you both online workshops as well as your choice of one of my hand crafted and delicious 2 oz Elderberry Elixir, or Golden Allergy Elixir syrups (more about them on my website).

-From $150-200 – Both webinars plus your choice of 4 oz elixir and a free half hour health consultation

-$201 and beyond – the 2 webinars, an 8 oz elixir of your choice and a half hour health consultation

Thank you deeply for all that you do in this world to bring vision into reality!


Dan Farella


Buddhas Banyan Tree in Bodhgaya - A place I will visit

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About Dan

Dan De Lion is an earth herbalist, forager, musician, and teacher. He teaches through Return to Nature, providing classes, lectures, and seminars on wild food foraging, mushroom identification, herbal medicine making, as well as primitive and survival skills with a focus on wild foods and forest medicines. He also incorporates the philosophies of yoga, alchemy, meditation, and mysticism into his classes, lectures, and seminars and brings a deep rooted indigenous medicine perspective of practicing intuition with plants, in a systematic and earth-based way – Check out more at
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2 Responses to My Journey to Return to Nature: A Lifetime Vision – A Community Appeal for Funding

  1. Eileen Beirne says:

    Where can I send my donation? There has rarely been anything I ever wanted to donate to, no political party, man made disease or police league etc. You may not change the world but those tiny ripples of your consciousness and intent have struck a chord.

  2. Dan says:

    Thank you Eileen. You are welcome to donate through the paypal button in the appeal. or go here:

    If you wish to donate through more personal means you can email me at and we can talk.

    thank you for your inspiring message!

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