About Erin


                Above Photos by Leslie Satterfield

                Above Photos by Leslie Satterfield

Erin Rivera Merriman is an Esoteric Women's Health and Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, Priestess, Oracle, Artist, and Mother. Raised on a 100 acre Christmas tree farm in rural Connecticut, she was taught from a young age the importance of living in harmony with the natural world.  Believing strongly in the necessity of hybrid medicine to meet the unique challenges of modern life, Erin is engaged in the continued study of Plant Medicine, Active Dreaming, Metaphysics, and Classical Tantra as gateways into the richness of direct personal experience of uncurated reality.

Erin offers multidimensional, plant medicine assisted, sex positive healing journeys designed to help you embrace all aspects of who you are, enabling you to give birth to a more authentic version of yourself. Now is the time to dream a bigger dream and be supported in making that dream a reality. Erin’s study as an Herbalist in the Wise Woman Tradition, combined with her training as a Zen hospice and prison chaplain, and recent studies in Kaula and Shakta Tantra have given her a unique ability to accompany you through life’s turning points as an ally on your journey toward liberated embodiment.  

She has studied with a wide range of contemporary teachers, including Garifuna Elder Arzu Mountain SpiritSusun S. Weed, Shonagh Home and Trudi Jhinpu Hirsch, and is honored to be with you as midwife at the edge of your comfort zone, as you conceive, incubate, and give birth to your own highest vision for your life.

Erin has taught art to Brooklyn teens, volunteered as an Interfaith Chaplain in maximum security New York City prison, led women’s ceremonial circles and organized retreats with indigenous teachers since 2007. When not working with her annual group of apprentices, she can be found working on the next episode of her podcast Starseed Survival Guide, facilitating art collaborations, and co-creating community with the Spirit Weavers Gathering and Elder Farm.

About Active Culture Family


1. a community of beneficial intestinal bacteria that work cooperatively to produce systemic wellness.

2. an eclectic temple and school of metaphysical arts dedicated to exploring sustainability through the radical act of sharing.


Active Culture Family is a trans-dimensional mycelial network of sacred humans who we feel to be embodying useful new paradigms for how to remain spiritually intact in the material world. In addition to this online community, we come together physically in San Diego, CA through events, workshops, and ceremonies at Bridge Temple, a contemporary interfaith temple space dedicated to facilitating evolution through engaging in the metaphysical arts in a collaborative way.

Through collaborations, classes, visiting teacher workshops, and private sessions, we are committed to helping you embody your full personal and professional potential.

ACF exists as an extension of our underground book series (and now podcast!) “Star Seed Survival Guide.” It represents a deepening of our comittment to providing a variety of authentic tools for moving from merely surviving on planet earth to truly thriving.




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anThropos= Humanity


We support those who support the earth. We stand for nature and the feminine way. We stand for life. Here are some of the brightest lights and finest souls we have yet to encounter, who's work in the world inspires us to reach, to try, to evolve and really live our values ever day, in every choice, in every conversation, in every purchase. We are proud to donate a portion of our profits to ensuring that these important earth guardians and agents of change are supported in their work which benefits us all.