Aromatherapy: Tools of the Trade

Fragrant Benefits Vaporising essential oils in your home or workplace not only creates an enchanting ambience, but oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree, pine, cypress and rosemary also have powerful germicidal properties capable of destroying airborne bacteria. When inhaled, these same oils have a medicinal effect and generally support the body’s immune defences. Additionally, oils … Read moreAromatherapy: Tools of the Trade

Aromatherapy: Understanding the Ancient Roots

Many say aromatherapy began in Ancient Egypt, as far back as 3000BC, where aromatics were a part of daily life. Herbs and spices were used in the home for cooking, cleansing and healing, and Egypt’s perfumers were well aware of the power of scent to intoxicate the spirits. But the roots of aromatherapy grow back … Read moreAromatherapy: Understanding the Ancient Roots

Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Active Ingredients

A single essential oil can contain several hundred different chemicals that together are responsible for its individual character, aroma and therapeutic action. The relative amount of each chemical in an oil can be a guide to its effect. Monoterpenes, for example, are stimulating, and esters are sedative, so oils rich in these chemicals have these … Read moreAromatherapy: Essential Oil Active Ingredients

Aromatherapy: The Basics and the Benefits

Aromatherapy is the most popular and fastest-growing branch of complementary medicine in the world. Not only is it relaxing, but researchers and medical professionals increasingly recognise its therapeutic value. You can find out simply and pleasurably just how beneficial aromatherapy can be by adding a few drops of lavender oil to the next bath that … Read moreAromatherapy: The Basics and the Benefits

Astrology: Understanding Zodiac Groups

It might seem that there is a lot to memorise when it comes to learning about the Zodiac signs, however, the fact that they are divided into a number of groups makes their meanings easier to remember. Observing which of the groups each sign falls into can help to determine its meaning. The three main … Read moreAstrology: Understanding Zodiac Groups

Astrology: Understanding Zodiac Symbols

Astrology uses symbols or ‘glyphs’ to represent the planets and signs. The glyph is made up of shapes representing the energy and physical matter of which the universe is composed. How these shapes are used in each glyph give us clues as to the properties of the Zodiac sign or planet it represents. Ether and … Read moreAstrology: Understanding Zodiac Symbols

Celtic Spirituality: The meditation of the Celts

The word ‘Celtic’ derives from the Greek word ‘Keltoi’, meaning ‘the people beyond the alps’, in Italy and Germany. Later the name was taken to mean the inhabitants of the British Isles, Ireland and Brittany. There were many tribes, and their culture contributed to a rich seam of storytelling that describes the legends of gods … Read moreCeltic Spirituality: The meditation of the Celts

Understanding & Using Celtic Charms and Symbols

The symbols used in Celtic charms draw upon the powers of the natural world, from intricate abstract patterns to imagery based on animals and trees. Celtic artwork originated from the Celts’ magical traditions involving nature, which recognised the interconnection of all life. Their complex knotwork patterns linked human figures and animals and created pictorial charms. … Read moreUnderstanding & Using Celtic Charms and Symbols

Celtic Connection: Exploring the Afterlife – The Celtic View

The Celts were polytheistic and animistic and they had a pantheon of goddesses and gods. The deities were called upon for their assistance in areas specifically associated with them and no one god or goddess was seen as more supreme. Water sources such as wells and rivers were venerated, as water was considered to be … Read moreCeltic Connection: Exploring the Afterlife – The Celtic View