The Healing Guide to Flower Essences: How To Use Gaia’s Magick and Medicine for Wellness, Transformation and Emotional Balance

Fair Winds: Quarto. May 2020. 208p. ISBN 9781592339389. pap. $26.99. PARAPSYCH
Flowers have been used for thousands of years in treatment of physical ailments and injuries. In more recent times, flower essences, created by an almost homeopathic level of distillation, have been used by complementary healers to address emotional conditions that accompany or presage illness. Hennessy (Intuitive Painting Workshop; The Painting Workbook) presents a beautifully illustrated, comprehensive lexicon of flower essences for emotional healing and personal growth. Stressing safety, she encourages home preparation, which is remarkably easy. Dosages reflect the vibrational character of the healing apparatus utilized. Appropriately, Hennessy begins with acknowledgement of the repertory created by Edward Bach, the early 20th century British physician who championed and set the standard for the use of flower remedies. Bach’s flowers are included but do not make up the majority of the 100 flowers described for their potential in resolving emotional patterns or assisting expansion of consciousness. Conversations with flower remedy healers about their transformative experiences concludes the title.
VERDICT Excellent for readers that either wish to explore the subtlest of herbal medicine and personal self-care or expand their knowledge of this unique healing practice.
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