Becoming Essence Warriors

Posted by admin on Jul 11, 2009

By Deborah Bier, PhD, co-editor of Vibration Magazine

Editors’ Note: As part of our 11th anniversary retrospective of Vibration Magazine, we reprise here an adapted form of this article first published in the Vibration Magazine February 2003 issue. It still addresses some of the pivotal issues of our time, both in the world at large, and within the essence community. O, would the need for such applications become out-of-date.

We certainly do live in turbulent times. Often, Vibration Magazine has focused on the vast, rapid and deep changes unfolding around and within us. The anxiety and stress they create — and the opportunity and challenge they present — are considerable. Vibrational and flower essences are fantastic partners on this crazy ride we call the beginning of the 21st century.

One response has been to call forth the Warrior: in nations, communities, families, and individuals. Certainly, we all  need strength, courage, integrity, leadership, endurance and action to get through these changing times. We see that political and economic unrest has brought both military and terrorist action. But war-making is not the only face of the Warrior; automatically applying aggression to all situations is not the way of balance for a Warrior. The Warrior’s approach also includes strategy, self-less service and even surrender. Read the rest of this entry »

The Weirdness of Essence Education

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2009

By Deborah Bier, PhD, co-editor of Vibration Magazine Blog, and maker of Whole Energy Essences

Editors’ Note: In this continuing look backwards at Vibration’s 11 years of publication, we comment upon three trends below. First, Vibration has a long history of calling out both the strengths and weaknesses of our field in a variety of editorials we published over the years, including some about essence education, from which the below is adapted.  Second, Vibration is the only place we know of that publishes such a broad number of viewpoints and voices about vibrational and flower essences without sanitizing them to meet any single manufacturers’ self-interest. Third, our articles are not dedicated to the products of any single essence maker; we find it important to feature a wide variety. Read the rest of this entry »

Part Two: The World Wide Web as a Healing Tool — Evoking the Essence of Essences

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2009

©2009 by Donna Cunningham, MSW  (Part 2 of 2)

This month Vibration Magazine celebrates its 11th year and has begun to explore the potentials of the blogosphere as both a medium for disseminating information about flower essences and for healing in and of itself.  Last week we traced the evolution of  Vibration’s work to evoke the power of essences through powerful art, color healing, and attunement to plants.   Here are two more methods we’ve relied on.  Read the rest of this entry »

A Call to All of Our Authors

Posted by admin on Jun 6, 2009

Editors’ Note: We received the below email and think our authors might find it of interest.  Since Vibration Magazine doesn’t own the rights to any of your work, we cannot give permission on your behalf.  If you’d like to participate, you should contact  Pieter directly.  We do ask, since we are making this connection possible for you, that you ask him to include the statement “As published previously in Vibration Magazine” and link that to http://www.FlowerEssenceMagazine.  Thanks, and good luck!

esolibraryMy name is Pieter Heydenrych. I am the webmaster and owner of a site called “Esoteric library” located at  I am contacting you because I believe that this may in fact interest you.

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It’s Vibration Magazine’s 11th Anniversary!

Posted by GreaterWellbeing on Jun 6, 2009

By Deborah Bier, PhD, co-Editor and Publisher of this blog.

7685609thbVibration Magazine, the Journal of Vibration and Flower Essences has now officially entered into its second decade of publication. From my and my co-Editor, Donna Cunningham’s viewpoint, it doesn’t seem possible that we have published over 40 issues, though we indeed have done so.

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Successful Trademark Challenge to “Bach Flower Remedies”

Posted by admin on Apr 11, 2009

7704226thbEditors’ Note: Continuing on our theme of “The Wide, Weird, Wonderful Web,” we are bringing news we got word of via the Internet.

Many of us were taught never to write the term “Bach Flower Remedies” on a dosage bottle because it would be a violation of someone’s trademark to do so. Well, this may not actually be the case.

Julian Barnard of Healing Herbs, maker of the absolutely lovely Bach Flower Remedies put out under that label’s name, has been challenging Nelson Bach’s trademark to the term “Bach Flower Remedies” for a couple of decades now. Late last year we found out both via email and by Googling around for additional information that Julian prevailed in his challenge in both the United Kingdom and the European Union Courts. Read the rest of this entry »

Flower Essences & Homeopathy (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by GreaterWellbeing on Apr 6, 2009

By Peggy Malnati, Donna Cunningham, MSW and Deborah Bier, PhD

Editors’ Note: As part of our theme “The Wide, Weird, Wonderful Web,” we offer this three-way email conversation below. The authors were in Massachusetts, Oregon and Minnesota and communicated entirely by email within a day’s time. Read the rest of this entry »

Found on the Web: Essences in Ice Cream

Posted by GreaterWellbeing on Apr 5, 2009

By Deborah Bier, PhD

What could make premium commercial ice cream even better? Hot fudge sauce, you suggest? Sliced strawberries? Chopped nuts? Whipped cream?

Well, how about FLOWER ESSENCES added to ice cream? This was what Mackie’s of Scotland did, and crowed about in a press release we found while crawling around on the ‘net some time back. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Offical–Vibration Joins the Blogosphere!

Posted by admin on Jan 16, 2009

Today, March 8, 2009, Vibration Magazine is converting to a blog.  For the past 11 years, we the editors — Deborah Bier, PhD, and Donna Cunningham, MSW — have edited and co-created Vibration Magazine, the premier online educational journal about flower essences and other vibrational remedies.  In that time, we’ve published over 400 articles by essence practitioners, makers, and users. (Flower essences are not to be confused with essential oils used for aromatherapy — we don’t publish articles on that topic.)

Unlike most essence newsletters, we do not focus on a single company, but rather the broadest span, and we do not publish promotional material.  Keeping our focus on education, we’ve specialized in theme issues on particular topics like essences and children, essences for stress, and essences for career success. You can mine that  vast educational resource by clicking on the archives page on the right.

We love to stay on the forefront and to reach new audiences, and that is why we’re converting Vibration magazine to a blog.  Rather than quarterly issues with a dozen articles, we intend to publish one article a week.  It’ll work out to the same number of articles,  just in more digestible form for our busy readers.  

To receive our articles and notices, you have some options.  If you’re already a Vibration subscriber, you can continue to receive notices through the Yahoo list.  If you’d prefer to receive the whole post in your email box, subscribe to Feedburner in the box on the right. Or, sign up for an RSS feed.  We’ll be adding a page with step by step instructions.  

If you think you’d like to be a guest blogger and share what you know about these wonderful healing tools, see the writers’ guidelines page on the right.  And no, just to make it clear from the outset, we have nothing whatsoever to do with Essence Magazine, so don’t  send us submissions meant for them.

If you’re a long-time subscriber, we’d love to have you join us on this journey.  If we haven’t met before, welcome to the journey!

Deborah and Donna