Photographic Evidence that Essences Help Plants

Posted by admin on Nov 28, 2009

©2009 by Deborah Bier, PhD

The photos in this post were taken during a 1995 flower essence experiment held in my basement at home,  as reported below. After not being able to lay my hands on them  for some years, I located them just yesterday while doing a massive (paper) file reorganization. These photos have never been published anywhere before! Read the rest of this entry »


Rescue Remedy: A Faithful Friend in Crisis

Posted by admin on Nov 21, 2009

(author’s name withheld by request)

I use Rescue Remedy all the time — either the traditional Bach Remedy or the Healing Herbs version called Five Flower Remedy. I sometimes think that if I were limited to just one remedy, then Rescue would be the only one I’d ever need. I carry it in my bag wherever I go, because I never know when I or someone I meet up with will need it. I often have to take it while shopping, since big stores with their crowds, endless choices, and overload of stimuli leave me spaced out and exhausted.

I also rely on it for occasional insomnia, when some upsetting event during the day keeps me tossing and turning until the early morning hours. Its applications are endless, but I generally only need a few doses mixed into a huge water container that I sip over the course of a few hours. I can’t recall a time before now that I ever needed it for more than just one day. Read the rest of this entry »


Flower Essences for Survivor Guilt

Posted by admin on Nov 14, 2009

From 8/24/2008 on Lila Devi’s Blog, http://www.mastersessences.com/blog

(Please note: this letter is in response to a woman with a fictitious case study assignment for a class in Chinese Herbal Therapeutics. The situation is Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome following a car accident where the patient survived but the driver, her grandfather, died.)

The subject of survivor guilt and related flower essences is an interesting one. Before recommending any flower essences or essence programs, it might help to mention some metaphysical truths. A wise person once said, “The things that happen to us do not matter; what we become through them does.” That same sage also said, “Change no circumstance of my life; change me.”

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John Muir Made Essences? A Cheer and a Jeer

Posted by admin on Nov 7, 2009

One of our editors — who prefers to remain nameless — subscribes to the Reader’s Digest.  Go figure. The July, 2009 issue featured an article about the formation of U.S.’s national parks, and in particular about Yosemite.  (Film-maker Ken Burns’s “This Land is your Land,” pp. 94-105).  One of the many who championed and participated in the movement to establish the parks was the eminent naturalist John Muir (here’s his Wikipedia entry). He was actively involved in exploring and preserving Yosemite from 1870 until his death, and was honored by having his image on the U.S. Mint’s quarter for California in 2005 (image reproduced here). Read the rest of this entry »