By now you’ve probably seen our new class, Certification Course in Vibrational Aromatic Medicine. This aromatherapy class is one-of-a-kind and you won’t find it anywhere else. That’s why it’s no surprise that you may have questions. Let’s break it down.
What exactly is Vibrational Aromatic Medicine?
We have been asked this a lot lately. Vibrational Aromatic Medicine is a relatively new concept in aromatherapy. The concept of Vibrational Medicine has been around since 1991. In Dr. Richard Gerber’s book, Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy, he explores the actual science of etheric energies, replacing the Newtonian worldview with a new model based on Einstein’s physics of energy.
Where science meets metaphysics.
Vibrational Aromatic Medicine is where science meets metaphysics. Actually, these two facets of aromatherapy really cannot be separated as they coexist naturally. We have been teaching this connection within our Aromatherapy Certification Programs and all our workshops for many years. However, we think this is so very important that we have developed a Certification Course around this connection and subject.
How did we think of this?
This concept is an outgrowth of our in-depth knowledge of the chemistry of essential oils and of energy medicine. We are both certified clinical aromatherapists and have 7 years formal mystery school training.
We have taken that combined knowledge and have coupled it with the principles of holistic therapy with herbal essences as well as the Doctrine of Correspondence, The Doctrine of Signatures and the Law of Similars, which were formulated by the infamous physician and philosopher Paracelsus (1493-1541).
That is fascinating, but what does all that mean?
- Principles of holistic therapy with herbal essences – The view of the analogies and relationships between our embryological body, the three layers of the skin, and the three parts of the plant (Grumbel, 1986).
- The Doctrine of Correspondence – The ancient understanding that an archetypal idea is expressed in many different forms in the phenomenal world. For example, Venus, women, femininity and copper (Graves, 2012).
- The Doctrine of Signature – The practical application of the doctrine of correspondence. “The idea is that the shape, color, appearance, environmental niche, taste, smell, etc., of a plant or medicinal agent will display the tell-tale signs, marks, or configurations indicating how that agent may be used in medicine. This is called signatum, or signature” (Wood, 1992).
- The Law of Similars – The application that similar things have similar origins similia similibus curantur, or like cures like. This became the basis for homeopathy several centuries later (Graves, 2012).
And you put this all together how?
Over the many years of working with essential oils in both a therapeutic and energetic capacity in our massage practice, personal use and in our clinical consultations, we have found that there is a direct connection between the chemical makeup of essential oils and the energetic applications.
Each chemical family and their components possess certain energetic qualities and can be used to affect the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical states of being. When the knowledge of the therapeutic quality of the essential oil components is combined with the energetic quality, the impact of healing often is magnified. We have combined our expertise in the chemistry of aromatherapy and our formal training in energy medicine to explore these correlations.
So in a nutshell?
The concept is the combination of:
Chemistry – Energy – Einstein – Folklore – Neuroscience – Psychoneuroimmunology – Kinesiology – Homeopathy – Aroma all woven together in an awesome new modality of aromatherapy.
Ball, Philip. The Devil’s Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science. London, Cornerstone Digital, 2014.
Graves, Julia. The Language of Plants: a Guide to the Doctrine of Signatures. Great Barrington, MA, Lindisfarne Books, 2012.
Gumbel, Dietrich, and Ritra Abao. Principles of Holistic Therapy with Herbal Essences. Brussels, Haug International, 1993.
Wood, Matthew. The Magical Staff: the Vitalist Tradition in Western Medicine. Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 1992.