Magic of Alchemy – Nature’s Transformational Skills in Plants

The purpose of alchemy is to release the „deity in matter“ wrote the famous psychologist C.G. Jung, it is “to liberate the quintessential core of matter through repeated processes of purification.” To release the deity in matter does not only mean to access the secrets of transformation in Nature and its innumerable “matter-fields”, but to…

Aromatic Reflections for Moments of Crisis – Part 2

We do not need to re-invent the wheel. We just have to deepen our knowledge of Nature and combine her age-old defense mechanisms with our modern scientific approach. Essential oils are Sun-Light messengers. With their poly-molecular bio-chemical outfit they have developed as allies of interaction inside Nature herself in a kind of challenge and response…

Aromatic Reflections for Moments of Crisis – Part 1

Sometimes… When we look at our lives today, individually and collectively…When we have forgotten how much we are caught up in the matrix of habits, routines, conditionings, boredoms, stress… Then something may appear from “nowhere“, pulling us by the nose ☺ making us jump up in panic, cutting the normal flow of things in a…

Sleeping Problems and some Natural and Aromatic Approaches

Sleeplessness or insomnia is a major problem in our modern, stressful society. Millions and millions of people all over the world suffer from it. Our hectic life style in a modern society with constant demands for better and faster performances, the global media connectedness, disharmonious day and night rythms in general etc. have also left…

Aromatherapy for Rehabilitation

What can aromatherapy add to rehabilitation centres? Padre Gabriel Mejia from the Christian order of the Claretians has created more than 50 rehabilitation centres all over Columbia. In these centres he introduced Transcendental Meditation and aromatherapy to thousands of kids and adolescents. “The street is my church” Father Gabriel “Now operational in 52 centres across…

The Artemisia Oils – Part 2: Thoughts on Malaria and Cancer

Artemisia annua, also called “Sweet Wormwood”, is another amazing medicinal herb from the Artemisia genus. Extracts of Artemisia annua have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over thousands of years. The plant has stirred up strong interest over the last decades because of its highly efficient results on treating Malaria. Until today Malaria…

The Artemisia Oils – Aromatic Challengers and Benefactors, Part 1

The genus “Artemisia” belongs to the Asteraceae family – the “star blossomers” (lat. “aster” = star), so called because of the star-like structure of their blossoms. It was also called before the “composite” or “daisy” plant family. “Composite” because of their special way to compose their flowers in a circular group together, giving the impression…

Depression, Anxiety, Stress and some Aromatherapy Solutions

Depression is something mysterious, enigmatic – it is like an accident, something that seems fatal and which hits when we do not even think that it could be us who are the victims this time. And no solution seems to work – although big Pharma sells anti-depressants for billions of Euros in the world today….

Aroma Massage for Immunity, Energy and Joy

Aromatherapy has made a strong contribution over the last decades for a better understanding of the power of medicinal plants. At the same time it has given us access to a new form of “energy medicine” which means nothing less than helping us to understand the more subtle implications of health and disease. And this…

Man and Plants – An Ancient Alliance

Yes, Man and Plants….. It is such an old story. It goes back hundreds of thousands of years. It is actually a love story of man with Nature and its subtle energies. And it is a story of the collective heart of us humans and its relation with the Universal Spirit. Plants remind us that…

Smelling – The Gift of Mother Earth

Wondrous sense of smell Olfaction, smelling, fragrances have always been something like an enigma in the understanding of our 5 senses. Smell is the only sense with a direct access to the brain, say the scientists. And Ayurveda, the age-old healing science of India describes smell as being linked to the Earth element, the heaviest…