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Dr. Wolf-Dieter Storl biography
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Mark Twain

Wolf -Dieter Storl, born in Saxony, Germany in 1942, is a cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist. As a Fulbright scholar in Berne, Switzerland, he completed his PhD with /magna cum lauda/ in 1974. After his formal studies, Wolf-Dieter held several teaching positions in the U.S., Europe and India.  He taught sociology and anthropology at Kent State University, Ohio, and also at the Institute for International Studies in Vienna.  Other teaching positions followed in Oregon and Wyoming. Storl later held one year positions as guest lecturer in both Switzerland and India.  Wolf-Dieter Storl has conducted numerous anthropological and ethnobotanical field studies, including a year's stay in a séance practicing spiritual community in Ohio and one year working among traditional bio-dynamic farmers in Emmental, Switzerland. He has maintained many years of contact with Northern Cheyenne medicine men in Montana as well as Shiva sadhus in India. These studies and experiences have provided much of the material for the numerous books and articles he has written; these works focus primarily on ethnobotanical plant lore and cultural anthropology. Wolf-Dieter Storl has developed his own unique philosophical approach to nature that is much appreciated by the readers of his books, most of which underscore the healing power of the plant world and nature as a whole.

Since 1988, Storl has lived with his family in Southern Germany where he is a passionate gardener, an inspired author, and he continues his studies on the secrets of the plant world.