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Dr. Adams brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a unique perspective on herbal medicine. He is the co-author — with the late Chumash healer Cecilia Garcia — of the groundbreaking book, Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West: Cultural and Scientific Basis for Their Use. An Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, he has been teaching pharmacy students, medical students, doctors and other healthcare professionals for over 25 years and has over 200 publications.
Running parallel with his academic career, Dr. Adams has worked with the Chumash people since 1998 and has been able to learn about Chumash healing from Cecilia Garcia for the past 10 years. Jim is now the carrier of the healing knowledge passed to him by Cecilia. Jim will also have copies of his book with him to sell and sign.
Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the the Center for Spiritual Living, formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science located at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta.