Aromatherapy for the Soul: Healing the Spirit with Fragrance and Essential Oils

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New World Library, Aug 22, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 364 pages
Fragrances possess a unique ability to evoke emotions, memories, and visions. Since the dawn of time spiritual traditions as diverse as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shinto, and Buddhism have used fragrances to enhance the experience of the Divine. With Aromatherapy for the Soul, world-renowned aromatherapist Valerie Ann Worwood has created a comprehensive guide to the use of essential oils and aromas to enhance spiritual practice. Originally published as The Fragrant Heavens, this groundbreaking book draws equally upon the pioneering research of eminent scientists and the insights of leading spiritual teachers. Extensive charts and exercises demonstrate how to use fragrance in healing, prayer, and meditation and in conjunction with vibrational and energetic healing. This extraordinary guide covers more than seventy essential oils and will help you call upon the divine power of fragrance to enrich your spiritual journey.
 

Contents

Let There Be Light Plants and Their Spiritual Nature 3 The Singing Forest
4
Charts and Illustrations
19
Prayer and Meditation
43
On Perfumed Angels Wings
63
A Fragrant Transition
81
Remembrance of Fragrance Past
93
Fragrant Clouds of Purity and Protection
101
Multidimensional Bodies
117
Vibrational Aromatherapy
137
Energetic Aromatherapy
161
The Essential Oil Spiritual Profiles
193
The Aromatic Traditions
291
Safety Data
317
Index
331
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About the author (2012)

Valerie Ann Worwood is considered the world’s foremost authority on aromatherapy and essential oils. Her client list includes well-known actors, models, musicians, royalty, and heads of state. A practicing aromatherapist, reflexologist, and doctor of alternative medicine, Worwood owns and operates her own clinic in Romford, England. She is presently conducting research on aromatherapy and its effects on endometriosis and infertility. Among her many other credentials, Worwood is a former Chairman of Research and a Fellow at the International Federation of Aromatherapists, consultant to several European beauty and health clinics. Her first American publication, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (New World Library 1992), has sold over 300,000 copies in North America alone. She is also the author of The Fragrant Mind, Aromatherapy for the Soul, and Essential Aromatherapy.

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