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Shamanic Essences No's 97-120

Treat the Cause – Heal the Spirit

As with the Healer essences, the Shamanic Essence Collection is a specialist range of native New Zealand teacher plants of a particular potency and high order. New Zealand is home to more teacher plants of a uniquely high order than is found in any other country on earth.

These ancient power plants address the age-old question of ‘who heals the shaman-healer?’

The Green Language of Nature

The teacher plants help us by sharing their great wisdom. Medicine men, women, shaman and wise men and women throughout the ages and throughout all cultures have always worked with teacher plants. Teacher plants are seen as very wise beings that have been here for a much longer time than we have and who have much wisdom and experience with which to guide us. They invite us to enter into sacred relationship with plant intelligence and to re-remember the age-old green language of nature.

They are for practitioners, those in the healing and helping professions, shamanic healers, energy workers, counsellors, massage therapists, naturopaths, doctors, homeopaths, nurses, hospice workers, care givers and all those who are personally walking the healing path or working with those in need of assistance These essences offer a safe support structure for those on the healing journey.

How to Use

First Light® essences come in 10ml stock bottles and can be used directly or made into flower essence blends.

Using directly from stock bottle:
Place 3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.

Making a flower essence blend:

  • Add 5ml or teaspoon of brandy (cider vinegar if preferred) to a 20-25ml glass dropper bottle and fill with pure spring water.
  • Add 3 drops of the selected stock essence (up to 8 different essences can be used to make up a blend.
  • Place 2-4 drops from the treatment bottle on the tongue 3-4 times a day or as required.
  • Flower essence blends should be used within 6 weeks.

What follows is a summary of the different qualities of each essence. For in-depth information and on the collection as a whole, please refer to The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa: Volume Two.

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