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The Founders

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber

New Zealand Health Industry Distinguished Services Research and Development Award for ‘pioneering, developing and establishing New Zealand native flower and plant essences for holistic healing.’
Head Tutor First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®

Franchelle Ofsoske-WyberA New Zealander of Russian and Native American descent, as a teenager Franchelle became aware of her close relationship with nature and developed the ability to identify the native plants that could transform negative emotions and attitudes to help people release old patterns and create profound changes in their lives.

“I learnt that with the use of the correctly selected
native plants a person could clear their energetic field from
past traumas and unhealthy patterns and return to
a natural state of wellbeing.”
- Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber

Internationally recognised as a spiritual teacher and modern day medicine woman, Franchelle has appeared on a number of local and international TV programmes, documentary films and radio shows as an expert on sacred plant medicine, shamanism, spirituality and natural healing.

Over many years of working with plants from all over the world Franchelle discovered that New Zealand native plants had qualities that were unique and could not be found anywhere else on the planet.

By 1985 she was pioneering the development of the world’s first integrated range of New Zealand native flower essences that included flower, fern, tree, seed and plant essences as well as specialist essences for healers, shamans and lightworkers around the globe.

Among Maori elders, Franchelle is known as a matakite, one who sees with the healing eye, a matatuhi, one who can read what is written in the wind, and a tohuna, keeper of the ancient secrets, a tohuna tipua. She has been fully initiated into the Kura Huna, the Mystery school of the Maori, also known as the mystery school of the uppermost heaven or the 12th plane.

History of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®

At the dawn of the new millennium in July 1999 when the ancient people traditionally celebrated the New Year, a call was sent out by the two co-founders of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Anthony Wyber at a special ceremony conducted to officially welcome the Aquarian Age, 'The Age of Cherishing Waters'.

The call asked the Atua, the gods and goddesses, the nature power of Aotearoa, New Zealand to provide the people of the world, the world community, with the healing necessary for the unprecedented holistic and spiritual challenges and difficulties to be faced by them and the planet in the 21st century.

In the ancient shamanic tradition of call and response, the call must be sent out and the answer must be clearly received. As the first light of a new millennium appeared on the eastern horizon, the powerful spiritual forces of Aotearoa answered this call and First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® came into being. With the help of the ancient Earth guardians and in total cooperation with nature, the range of 184 First Light® flower and plant essences were created from the ancient pristine native forests of New Zealand. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are a sacred taonga, treasure and a pure living embodiment of the sacred plant medicine of New Zealand.

There are 184 essences in the First Light® flower essences range representing the most complete range of flower essences in the world. They are used on every continent around the world. The first light that shines on the ancient forests of Aotearoa is now shining in every corner of the Earth and this light grows brighter every day.

"I have chosen to become the Official Spiritual Guardian in
Perpetuity of the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand
because I consider the work and aim of First Light Flower Essences
to be one of working for the greater good and to be making a vital
and important contribution towards holistic wellbeing for humankind"

Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere

Sacred Ceremony and Heriage

In 2015 Franchelle received an express invitation from Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere a tohuna tipua and tohunga ruahine to attend a sacred ceremony where she was adopted into the heritage of Te Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi’s, Nga Potiki, Nga Uri-A-Maui, and Ngati Tauira, the Tangata Whenua (First Nation) of Hawaiiki Tautau, the ‘Pulse’ – New Zealand as we know it today.

This sacred three part ceremony began at Kopu Ariki Marae and Lake Waikaremoana, the inland sea of rippling waters and culminated at Papakarito, a waterfall that is a natural altar for sacred ceremony.

The Keeper of the Sacred Ceremonies

Franchelle was formally adopted by Dr Pere into her heritage as a tohunga wairuahine, the keeper of the sacred ceremonies, high priestess and ritual shamaness who is spiritual guardian of the First Voice – the spiritual language and vibrations of the divine mother from the whare wananga house of higher learning.

At this sacred ceremony Dr Pere formalised the Maori name of Franchelle’s eternal spirit, Hinemoa Whaakirangi, the Twin Flame of the Eternal Spirit Tawhaki, who upholds the Three Baskets of Knowledge, in the Uppermost Heaven.

With the formalizing of her eternal spirits name Franchelle as Hinemoa Whaakirangi is the guardian of the 12th heaven and the three baskets of knowledge, Nga Kete o te Wananga and is formally recognised as having the status of a tohunga wairuahine.

A custodian of the secret shamanic healing teachings and techniques for her lineage, Franchelle has a unique ability to directly access the collective pool of ancient earth wisdom and to access universal mind at the 12th plane level of indigenous memory.

Franchelle is extensively trained in rongoa and the sacred plant lore of Aotearoa and highly attuned to the devic realm, and is able to communicate directly with the ancient people and the atua, gods and goddesses of Aotearoa.

It is this unique set of gifts that has enabled her to bring the extraordinary benefits of the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® to the world.

Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies®

In 2002 Franchelle founded Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® - providing the highest-level transformational training programs for the 21st century healers and spiritual seekers around the world.

The Medicine Woman spiritual pathway involves working with the First Ligh® essences for personal and planetary transformation. The programs are suitable for all people from all walks of life - male and female, young and old - all those who hear the call to step onto the ancient path of the healer-shaman and the magical path of the priestess-priest.

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber - Medicine Woman®

The Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber - Medicine Woman® range of products was created by divine instruction to assist people in re-connecting with the one power within themselves and to create a life of joy and enchantment. Each product is made with First Light® essences and is crafted in full cooperation with nature to help people to re-connect with nature’s magical powers and the innate power within themselves.

New Zealand Health Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award

In 2008 Franchelle was awarded the New Zealand Health Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award for “pioneering, developing and establishing New Zealand native flower and plant essences to facilitate holistic healing”.

First Light Natural Health®

In 2012 Franchelle launched the First Light Natural Health® products - a range of 100% natural emotional remedies for everyday holistic support and wellbeing.

The First Light Natural Health® emotional remedies are made using specially selected flower essences from the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range and are available in convenient 20ml oral sprays or 20ml oral droppers. They provide a fast and effective way of creating positive changes in life by helping you to transform negative emotions and restore inner balance and harmony.

First Light Natural Health® offers the unique opportunity to become a stockist or independent distributor and share your passion for natural products and holistic wellbeing with others. These products make a great addition to holistic health practices, coaching and counseling rooms, natural health pharmacies, naturopathic clinics, whole foods stores, hair and beauty salons, gift stores and yoga studios.

First Light Porta Alchémica®

In 2016 Franchelle launched First Light Porta Alchémica® enabling people to transform, co-create and become the magician of their own life. Through a unique, alchemical range of elixirs and anointing oils anyone in the world can work with the extraordinary powers of ritual, plants, planets and the stars to create change and empower their life.

First Light Porta Alchémica® returns the ancient orgins of the art of alchemy using the power of Egyptian heka, theft plants and magical ritual in order to work alchemically in the 21st century. It is the re-contextualisation of the ancient Hermetic alchemical tradition and teachings to unlock your inner alchemist and co-create a dynamic new life story.

The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Vol 1

Franchelle’s book The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Volume One was published in 2009 - a definitive ethnobotanical reference book that completely restores the ancient teachings that are the basis of the sacred plant medicine of Aotearoa.

Franchelle is often invited to speak at national and international conferences and festivals and she is currently working on The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Volume Two. Franchelle is an inspirational and powerful speaker and available for public talks and presentations speaking for larger groups of clients.

Currently Franchelle is available for a limited number of private appointments. Please visit to book an appointment.

"I am fully aware of the tremendous responsibility and
honour of my role of creating a set of unique and powerful
natural tools that can assist humanity to develop higher
consciousness during the Aquarian Age."

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber


Anthony Wyber

Head Tutor First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®

Anthony Wyber has had many years of experience in producing and working with vibrational medicines for holistic health and wellbeing.

He experienced a deep affinity with nature from an early age and to deepen his understanding of devic forces, spent time at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.

He is well known and respected for his knowledge of and expertise in the field of energy medicine and of the nature power of Aotearoa.



Official Spiritual Patron and Guardian in Perpetuity

Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere. C.B.E. C.M

Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere with Franchelle Ofsoské-WyberOn the 25th July, 1872 the great Maori prophet Te Kooti predicted that a very special wisdom keeper or Tohuna would be born. This person was Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere. She was born at Oputao, Ruatahuna in 1937 on the exact day prophesised by Te Kooti.

Rose is a Tohuna and a teacher of the Kura Huna, the traditional mystery school of the Maori. She is the elder of several major tribes and a Guardian of Earth Mother.

Internationally sought after as a speaker and spiritual authority, Rose has spent her life as an educator of immense stature working in the world of Maori and non-Maori. She was the Young Maori Woman of the Year in 1972, awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration medal. C.M. and became a Commander of the British Empire receiving her C.B.E. in 1996.

Dr. Pere is also a highly respected conservationist. Adopted by the Cherokee nation of the United States, Dr. Pere is known as White Eagle Medicine Woman of Peace. In her role as a foremost educationalist, spiritual healer and philanthropist, she is recognised internationally and has interacted with nations throughout the world.

Dr Pere agreed to become the Official and Spiritual Patron and Guardian in Perpetuity of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®, considering the work and aim of First Light® flower essences to be one of working for the greater good and to be making a vital and important contribution towards holistic wellbeing for human-kind.

“AIO Wairua, ka nui te aroha mo koutou nga Atua Kotahi ke,
te arahi i ahau ki roto i aku hikoitanga.
Ko te Kuranui! Tihei mauriora!”

Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere