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
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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.
 

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Contents

ESSENTIAL OILS AND THE HUMAN AURIC FIELD
124
Choosing Essential Oils for Subtle Energy Work
129
Aromatherapy and the Spiritual Connection
135
Vibrational Aromatherapy
137
THE CHAKRAS
139
USING VIBRATIONAL AROMATHERAPY IN TREATMENT
146
Aromas
147
Miasms
151

HANDLING AND STORAGE
25
The Heavenly Atmosphere
26
Anointing
29
The Sacred Waters
32
Body Oils
34
SPIRITUAL BLENDING
35
METHODS OF USE
36
Carrier Oils
39
Special Care
40
Prayer and Meditation
43
PRAYER
44
Dear God
47
Blocks in the Flow
50
Creating Your Spiritual Heaven
53
Heaven Scent
55
MEDITATION
59
On Perfumed Angels Wings
63
THE ANGELIC VIBRATIONS
71
THE ANGELIC FRAGRANCES
72
A Fragrant Transition
81
THE FRAGRANCE OF THE SPIRIT
85
USING ESSENTIAL OILS TO MAKE THE TRANSITION
87
Spritzers
88
Remembrance of Fragrance Past
93
THE AROMAGENERA EXPERIENCE
96
Fragrant Clouds of Purity and Protection
101
THE BENEFICENT HOME
104
CLEARING THE ATMOSPHERE
106
Misters and Sprayers
107
Water Bowls
108
THE ELEMENTS
111
Fragrant Plant Bundles
113
Multidimensional Bodies
117
THE SUBTLE BODIES
120
Healing the Spiritual Crisis
152
THE FRAGRANT SYMPHONY
158
Energetic Aromatherapy
161
ESSENTIAL OILS AND SPIRITUAL HEALING
163
In the Room
164
In the Auric Field of the Client
165
ESSENTIAL OILS AND DISTANT HEALING
166
Healing Lists
168
ESSENTIAL OILS AND ENERGY WORKERS
169
ESSENTIAL OILS AND CRYSTAL AND GEM THERAPY
170
ESSENTIAL OILS AND CHANNELING
174
ESSENTIAL OILS AND COLOR HEALING
178
The Essential Oil Spiritual Profiles
193
CAPTURING THE FRAGRANCE OF YOUR FAVORITE FLOWERS WHAT TO DO IF YOU DONT HAVE THE ESSENTIAL OILS
194
GLOSSARY OF THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES as itemized in the section Physical Healing
289
The Aromatic Traditions
291
THE GODDESS OF THE SACRED TREES
292
ANCIENT EGYPT
293
MESOPOTAMIA
295
THE HEBREW TRADITION AND THE KABBALAH
297
THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION
300
ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME
304
THE VEDIC SCRIPTURES
306
ISLAM AND ARABIA
308
BUDDHA OF THE SACRED TREE
310
TAOISM AND CHINESE TRADITION
312
THE NATIVE AMERICAN NATIONS
314
SAFETY DATA
317
Suppliers
319
Bibliography
321
Acknowledgments
329
Index
331
About the Author
343
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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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