Ethnobotany Data: Flower Essence Producers

Posted by admin on Jan 29, 2011

Editors’ Note: Back in July, 2010, Vibration Magazine published a request for flower essence practitioners to participate in graduate student, Erin Galiger’s masters’ thesis research in the field of Ethnobotany through University of Kent, at Canterbury (UK). She promised to share the data with participants, and she also sent a copy to Vibration.  She has kindly permitted us to publish portions of it here.  Find the intro to this series of posts here; find more of her data published here on Vibration here and here.

By Erin Galiger, M.Sc. Ethnobotany

As shown in the table below, the majorities of the respondents were female, and aged 46-59.  All of the U.S. producers have been practitioners while 5 out of 8 of the U.K. producers had at one time been practitioners.  Although there are less U.K. and U.S. producers who have remained practitioners, the data suggests that those who produce flower essences tend also to be practitioners.  Many producers practice other forms of CAM, with a higher frequency in U.S. producers.

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Emails We Never Finished Reading

Posted by admin on Jan 22, 2011

Editors’ Note: Every so often, we get email or snailmail obviously intended for someone else. Here are two we received recently. Read more of our mis-directed correspondence here: http://www.essences.com/vibration/dec99/readerswrong.html We are certain there is an essence or two that might help with this kind of lack of attention to detail. 

19378749.thbDate: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 19:25:55 -0800

Subject: New record label GIANT GIRLFRIEND LLC Oakland, CA entering ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2011

Hi, I wanted to introduce myself; I’m [name withheld] I started my record label BIG GIRLS LLC in Oakland, CA incorporated this March 2010.

I wanted to submit BIG GIRLS for consideration for sponsorship/endorsements and have you review my band for consideration into entering the Essence festival in 2011, as I am a new small indie label trying to get these great bands off the ground with limited funds and wanting them to play/enter great festivals because they are really that good… Read the rest of this entry »


Ethnobotany Data: Client Intake and Essence Selection

Posted by admin on Jan 15, 2011

Editors’ Note: Back in July, 2010, Vibration Magazine published a request for flower essence practitioners to participate in graduate student, Erin Galiger’s masters’ thesis research in the field of Ethnobotany through University of Kent, at Canterbury (UK). She promised to share the data with participants, and she also sent a copy to Vibration.  She has kindly permitted us to publish portions of it here.  Find the intro to this series of posts here; find more of her data published here on Vibration here.

By Erin Galiger, M.Sc. Ethnobotany

Table. Topics of Discussion between Practitioners and Clients on their first visit.

Topics of discussion in first meeting w/ client: U.S. U.S. BFRP U.K. U.K. BFRP

Medical history

48% 46% 79% 56%

Current physical health

63% 46% 86% 67%

Emotional Issues

100% 100% 86% 100%

Mental Issues

61% 73% 86% 89%

Childhood

44% 64% 50% 12%

Relationships

55% 73% 71% 23%

Desired Goal

74% 91% 86% 67%

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Ethnobotany Data: Who are Flower Essence Practitioners?

Posted by admin on Jan 8, 2011

Editors’ Note: Back in July, 2010, Vibration Magazine published a request for flower essence practitioners to participate in graduate student, Erin Galiger’s masters’ thesis research in the field of Ethnobotany through University of Kent, at Canterbury (UK). She promised to share the data with participants, and she also sent a copy to Vibration.  She has kindly permitted us to publish portions of it here.  Find the intro to this series of posts here.

By Erin Galiger, M.Sc. Ethnobotany

21191184.thbFlower essence practitioner personal information

Given that 77 out of 80 practitioner questionnaire respondents were female, a fair argument can be made that the practice of Flower Essence Therapy (FET) is currently dominated by females in the U.S. and U.K.  Seventy-three out of eighty (91%) of all flower essence practitioners practice other Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities.  These CAM modalities include Reiki, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Herbalism, Chiropractic, Shamanic healing, Yoga, and various other energy healing modalities.

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