Aromatherapy: Its History with Magic and Ritual

Medicine was once magic and in indigenous societies around the world this is still seen as the case. Shamans are held in great esteem in hunter-gatherer societies. They are needed to contact the spirit world to seek guidance regarding the weather, crops, childbirth and illnesses. They work their magic by burning herbs that give off … Read moreAromatherapy: Its History with Magic and Ritual

Crystal Work: The Magic of Aquamarine

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aquamarine Aquamarine is a form of beryl, and is related with emerald. Beryl crystals are, in general, harder than quartz, and crystal healers believe them to have a very different vibrational energy. Aquamarine – which means ‘water from the sea’ in Latin – is often a clear almost transparent crystal and die to its beauty and … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Aquamarine

Aromatherapy: Using Oils for Divination

When fortune telling, be it with Tarot, runes, I Ching or tasseography, you will obviously want the person you are reading for to be as receptive and honest as possible. To that end, using essential oils can help you to set the mood and produce an environment in which a person feels relaxed and able … Read moreAromatherapy: Using Oils for Divination

Crystal Work: The Magic of Topaz

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raw topaz You may think of topaz as a lovely golden-orange stone, but it can also be blue, colourless, green, red, yellow or pink (though the pink variety is usually heat-treated). In ancient times, amulets were made from topaz to protect the bearer from evil spirits or accidents. It was believed that topaz would change colour to … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Topaz

Aromatherapy and Yoga

The five principles of Yoga are exercise, deep rhythmic breathing, release of tension, relaxation and meditation. The physical exercises are the Asanas, various stretching poses that have many health benefits including increased flexibility and strength. Deep breathing encourages the flow of prana (life) energy around the body and helps aid relaxation and meditation. Aroma Yoga … Read moreAromatherapy and Yoga

Crystal Work: The Magic of Citrine Quartz

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citrine Citrine is from the quartz family of crystals and shares many of their characteristics. Natural citrine is quite rare, but heat-treated amethysts take on the same colour as citrine and are often sold as such. However, this is not a problem as both natural and heat-treated citrines have very similar properties. The most important aspect … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Citrine Quartz

Aromatherapy and Spiritual Healing

Spiritual healing focuses on restoring balance to the energy fields around and inside you: the subtle energy body. The exterior energy is known as the aura, an ever-changing energy field surrounding the body, while systems such as the Chakras and Chinese meridians give detailed maps of the energy flow inside the body. Fragrance is combined … Read moreAromatherapy and Spiritual Healing

Crystal Work: Crystals and the Elements

Crystals are formed by the combination, in varying conditions, of different physical elements, such as metals, non-metals (for example sulphur) and gases (for example, hydrogen). Some stones require the great heat generated by volcanoes or deep thermal currents to bond their molecular make-up. Others may be formed by pressure, such as diamonds, which are created … Read moreCrystal Work: Crystals and the Elements

Anatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy for the Urinary System

One of the excretory systems of your body, your urinary system includes two kidneys, two ureters, one urinary bladder and one urethra. It rids your body of waste through the kidney’s production of urine. Blood is filtered of the waste products of metabolism by the kidneys, from which urine is produced and transported by two … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy for the Urinary System

Crystal Work: Making Crystal Remedies

Crystal gem remedies are made from water infused with crystal energy and charged by the Sun or Moon. They help to restore physical and emotional health and to promote spiritual growth. Crystal gem remedies can be taken over a prolonged period of time to treat ongoing conditions. Healing with Crystal Waters Crystal infused remedies can … Read moreCrystal Work: Making Crystal Remedies