A Journey of Remembering
Copyright 2002, 2003
Wanda S. Ruffner
My profound Thanks and Appreciation is given to those people that have helped bring
Sacred Breath through its long birthing process.
I would also like to acknowledge my appreciation to all of my Reiki and Non-Reiki
teachers, and the many spiritual teachers over the years. Without the touch of Spirit
and all that have made this journey with me, I would not have found my Sacred
Good Day and Many Shared Blessings!
My name is Wanda Ruffner, a native of the beautiful state of Virginia, USA.
I offer this manual in hopes that for some, it will be a place of comfort, sharing of
hearts and possibly a reawakening to something that is deep within us all. A place of
balance of breath - body, mind, and spirit. The ability to heal ourselves is a natural
and simple thing; sadly we have allowed that ability to be lost. Now more than ever in
this time of changes, we need the ability to heal.
Sacred Breath is about many thoughts and customs, for me it is shamanic in thought
process for me, as I walk a shamanic path, to others it may be totally different. There
are no hard fast rules just some basics and each person that works with Sacred Breath
brings with them their own spiritual thoughts/beliefs making it a system a personal
journey of awakening a place within oneself. Although this is a self-healing system, it
is also for healing others and our Mother Earth.
The Sacred Breath journey began for me about thirty years ago, although the
awakening to this system itself only began to manifest a few years ago. As a young
woman I had began to question my faith due to a very deep and devastating loss. For
a time, I don’t think that I believed in anything. I felt numb and unable to even give
or receive love. So my need to understand whom I believed in or if I believed that
God even existed was put to the test. I won’t tell you that it was an easy road, I went
down many paths and turns seeking for answers to my “whys” but I found my way
home. Over the years, I have spoken to many people that do healing work and found
that many had also been hurt deeply or suffered loss in one way or another. After
experiencing the effects of hands on healing for the first time, I knew this was what I
wanted to do.
Let me make an attempt at explaining exactly what the Sacred Breath is and what is
not, although my first thoughts were that this was another system of Reiki but have
now realized that it is not.
Sacred Breath initiation takes us back to the beginning of time.. Before there were any
of us walking upon the mother. I want to take you on walkabout with me, Together
finding a part of ourselves that has been long forgotten or hidden from our
memories, a place where we can re-connect to our sacred songs and dance into
existence once again our ability to heal not only others and ourselves but to send
healing to the very core of the planet that we walk on, perhaps it will take closer to
answers to some of our heart questions.
Sacred Breath is not about being religious; it’s not about a particular belief system but
rather bringing us all together as one family. No prejudice... no color, no ethnic
background... just one family living upon the Mother’s back. It’s about love, respect,
sharing of hearts. We Are One.
I have studied many systems of hands on healing, both Reiki and non-Reiki systems.
I will have to admit that sometimes we humans feel like more is better, and that less is
lacking, so why offer something new. The answer to that; is that this is certainly not
new, it’s always been there. There is nothing more vital to life than breath, for
without it... We cease to exist. There is nothing more vital to existence than being as
one breath with the Creator.
In this system although breathing properly is of greatest importance, what I am about
to share with you goes beyond the physical. Sacred Breath is not about teaching you
proper breathing techniques, it’s about touching, seeing, and hearing the heart beat
of the earth mother, herself…knowing the she lives... She breathes and heals us. The
space, and those that walk/crawl upon her, beneath her (grandmother earth), fly and
are above her (Winged Ones, Father Sky, Grandmother Moon) all are a part of the
total scheme of things. The knowing has to become of the sacred space within us.
It’s about the breath of God/Goddess.
In the beginning of my journey with Sacred Breath … I was told that I was to bring to
this journey a number of symbols, six to be exact. They were given to me in visions of
the dream lodge. I thought at the time that these symbols would be used by all
Master/Healers but have now been given the information that it was actually only to
initiate the first Masters. These symbols were to unite us in a common goal of
birthing Sacred Breath and it spread across a world of people that their journey of
remembering the “first breath” would manifest. Oddly enough, each one that I gave
the symbols too came up with different meanings.. This assured me that it was as how
it was told to me… Sacred Breath will effect and bring to the place of the heart...
Different illumination to each person that has or will be attuned/initiated into this
system. Sacred Breath will never be a completed system, all bound in a manual to
never been changed. It will evolve with time as we evolve. It will continue to grow
within the hearts and spirit of each that comes to a place of remembrance of the
Sacred Breath. Their input and experience with the Sacred Breath will bring also new
growth and understanding to all of us.
For some, it will never go any further than the initial attunement; they may or may
not contribute or feel any of the birthing pains. It may fall by the wayside or stagnate
as still waters, but for some it will deepen and grow within, with each day more light
unto their path will manifest. Once attuned know that it will never be lost for us,
even if there are years that you do not work with these energies….. It will always be a
part of our journey regardless if it is known on a conscious level or not.
I was also told that I am to give attunements to each Master, and the ability to use
Ethereal Moqui Stones, one to be placed in each hand during initiation and also
during healing attunements. I had also decided to offer those being initiated to be
attuned to other Ethereal Crystal work, this is not mandatory or part of the basic
initiation but rather to those that feel called to work with crystals. Once attuned, the
student could work with ethereal crystals along with Sacred Breath or in a separate
manner. The student would be given the lineage for the Ethereal attunements that I
had received as a separate system/attunements. As we all know, purchasing crystals
can be an expensive task, it is also nice to not have to carry a selection of stones with
you or not have one that you wanted to work with. I have included in this manual a
selection of stones and their purposes for your information. Here is a little more
detail about the Moqui or Shaman Balls. The Moqui Stones are used during your
MOQUI (MO-KEY) MARBLES/MOCHI BALLS
These ironstone concretions are found at the base of the Navajo Sandstone formation
and come in sizes from small marbles to baseball sizes. Mochi Balls have been used for
centuries by the shamanic tribes of the continents. Although newly discovered in the
United States, the Mochi have been found on several continents in the ancient
archaeological excavations. They are recommended to the user of both the ancient
ways and the future ways. Mochi Balls can be used to align the energy centers, to
relieve energy blockages, to stimulate the CHI, to ground and center, and to provide
protection. Grinding with two Mochi Balls promotes receptivity to frequencies, which
are usually inaudible. The journey with the Mochi balls allow one to live to the fullest,
while understanding the sanctity of, and performing healing for the earth. Mochi Balls
need no special care, they are lovely to hold and act to protect when placed in ones
environments, the energy being like a good friend. Manifested by nature, enjoyed by
mankind, the Mochi Balls brings the synthesis of the male/female duality, and the
actualization of singularity, allowing one to recognize the self, and the independence
and liberty of ones nature. Mochi Balls are said to have been used for visioning, and
for journeying, they were sacred among Shaman stones were placed on many cultures
altars including early pagan Christians around 1-12AD. Sacred among the Shamanic
members of ancient tribes, they were also used in rituals to contact extra-terrestrials,
for visioning and for journeys by the Shamanic members of the ancient tribes.
Along with the stones, and my drum which I play during initiation... There is also a
part of the ceremony where I give abreath over a golden eagle feather. As we all know
here the US... to possess a golden eagle feather is illegal... so it will not be an actual
feather but rather a visioned on manifestation from the third eye. There are several
artists that hand paint imitation eagle feathers and would be good to use or one could
also use a wild turkey feather, which represents the “earth eagle”. This decision of
course is left up to each individual. Upon initiation, you will be attuned to the
essence of the Golden Eagle… so if you choose to do so, an actual feather is not
Significance of the Golden Eagle
The GOLDEN EAGLE is the most highly respected and sacred of birds. Soaring high,
he delivers prayers to the Great Spirit, returning with gifts and visions. To many, he is
the Keeper of the East from whence comes dawn and illumination of darkness. The
Eagle's keen eyes see in all directions, knowing both future and past. The breath
movement over the ethereal feather brings the one receiving the attunement the
ability to fly with the golden one. It enables us to see more clearly what path we must
walk to be in balance with not only our physical bodies but our spiritual path as well.
I am further told that each time someone is initiated they are to be given either
ethereal stones or when possible given from the physical world. Giving them on an
ethereal level is likely the most practical, aside from financial the fact they are slowly
becoming more difficult to obtain. As I stated earlier, is part of the initiation to be
attuned ethereally to the shaman stones and the golden eagle feather and you will
also have the ability to pass that in your attunements to others.
As information is birthed and becomes available, this small manual that is offered will
undoubtly grow. It is hoped that as more Master/Healers are attuned they too will
share information that has become available to them as well. It is up to all
Master/Healers to keep up with the changes and hopefully given to those that they
Let me say to you that the Sacred Breath is not something that is the same for each of
us but a personal journey of understanding. What this system is for me may or may
not be the same for each of you. It simply is a link or bridge to connect you with that
sacred part of self. May each of your journeys bring you to a place of Oneness with
the Creator of all things. May you find peace in your heart place.
For me, this journey is a place of the beginning of life; it’s the place of the Wind.. The
Grandmother... The Grandfather... The sacred union of the two and the very first
breath of life…. Before there was a two-legged…. Before there were four-leggeds…
before the belly crawlers emerged... there was only a void and out of this void
emerged the breath that was given to bring fourth all life... That is the place of the
Sacred Breath… What will this journey bring to you? Perhaps something that you
have been seeking for a long time…
Come….Let our journey begin… walk with me into a place of dreams and visions
I want to take you on walkabout with me, Together finding a very sacred part of
ourselves that has been long forgotten or hidden from our memories, a place where
we can re-connect to our sacred songs and dance into existence our ability to heal
ourselves/others and to send healing to the very core of the planet that we walk on.
This is the place of the hearth, the fire that burns within.
Oh Great Spirit,
Holder and Giver of the Breath of all that lives...
The Two-legged who walk the Turtle’s Back
The Four-legged ones that share this place and teach us to walk gently taking only
what we need.
The Belly-Crawlers, who know every blade of grass and grain of sand
The Winged Ones... who give us the ability to see above the clouds
The Standing Talls , the Stone Lodge People that can teach us of the history of the
sacred earth beneath our feet.
The water that nourishes and cleanses the body..
The Sun that warms our flesh…
The Moon that lights our way and controls the tides…
Great Spirit, all these things you have given to us... and yet we still stumble and fall
and yet you continue to be as a gentle parent...Always forgiving and always loving.
You have always been and will always be…
The four Winds sing to us and touch us with the Breath... that we may know our past
and learn from the old ones.
Great Spirit, I stand before you as a child... one just learning how to crawl... teach me
the way to walk a path of balance, joy and may my eyes only know the beauty that
resides in all things made by you.
As with all breath work healing energies, I always do a smudging ceremony prior to
beginning. I use Cedar or Sage to cleanse myself and the area that I am working in.
When possible, its great when you can do this work outdoors... when not possible,
perhaps you can open a window a small amount to allow the wind to enter.
Breath of the East Wind and the Elemental Breath of Air
Begin by standing facing the direction of the east, calling forth the Winds of the East...
the direction of illumination, it is said to be the direction that one can most closely
connect with the Creator. Light a yellow candle and Stand for a few moments
quietly... feel the wind gently touching your cheek.
Sit and get yourself comfortable as possible… Allow yourself to take in a deep breath
through the nose, allow the lungs to fill to capacity and hold that breath for a count
of five and release it slowly out through the mouth… pay attention to the breath
take in a breath allowing only the stomach to expand... Focusing your attention
only on the stomach... watch it rise and fall. Place both hands, palms down upon your
abdomen pressing lightly as your exhale. Do this three or four times. Now focusing
again on your breath take a deep breath into the lungs, focus on just taking the
breath into the chest area... watch the rise and fall of the chest. Do this for three or
four breaths and relax. The East is the place of new beginnings and ideas. The place of
the rising sun and a new day, the East is a place of empowerment to assist you in
walking a good path…. Allow yourself to be filled with the color yellow... the color of
the East Wind, and the elemental breath of Air.
Rules: The mind, all mental, intuitive and psychic work, knowledge, breath.
Name of the East Wind: Eurus.
Plants: Frankencense, myrrh, pansy, primrose, vervain, violet & yarrow.
Hummingbird, the owl, the hawk and the Golden Eagle are the animals of air / wind
of the east. Our words are given in smoke in the air or our voices in the air that it
may be carried to Great Spirit.
Breath of the West Wind and the Elemental Breath of Water
Begin by standing facing the direction of the West, calling to the Winds of the West...
the direction of emotions and the setting Sun. I light a black or blue candle, but this
is something that you may or may not wish to do, it is of course your option. Stand
for a few moments quietly... feel the wind gently touching your cheek.
Allow yourself to take in a deep breath... allow the lungs to fill to capacity and hold
that breath for a count of five and release it slowing... letting go of any negativity or
pain. Return to sitting position.. Allow yourself to take in a deep breath through the
nose, allow the lungs to fill to capacity and hold that breath for a count of five and
release it slowly out through the mouth… pay attention to the breath… take in a
breath allowing only the stomach to expand... focusing your attention only on the
stomach... watch it rise and fall. Place both hands, palms down upon your abdomen
pressing lightly as your exhale. Do this three or four times. Now focusing again on
your breath take a deep breath into the lungs, focus on just taking the breath into the
chest area…watch the rise and fall of the chest. Do this for three or four breaths and
The West is the place of looking inward. It is also a place of preparation for winter
comes soon. It teaches us about completing tasks. This is a place to remind us of
shadows and trust, black is the color of changes taking place from this life. The
beaver, squirrel and snake are three animals that we can learn from, the beaver works
well with family to prepare, the squirrel gathers things needed to survive for the winter
(winter years) and the snake by shedding away its old skin (ideas or things no longer
needed or positive in your walk of balance and light) and the need for growth and
Rules: Emotions, feelings, love, courage, daring, sorrow, ocean, tides, lakes, pools,
streams, rivers, springs and wells, the womb, generation, fertility
Name of the West Wing: Zephyrus
Plants: Ferns, Lotus, mosses, rushes, seaweed, water lilies and all water plants.
Breath of the South Wind and the Elemental Breath of Fire
Begin by standing facing the direction of the South, calling forth the Winds of the
South.. the direction of passion and growth. I light a Red candle, Stand for a few
moments quietly.. feel the wind gently touching your cheek.
Allow yourself to take in a deep breath.. allow the lungs to fill to capacity and hold
that breath for a count of five and release it slowing.. letting go of any negativity or
pain. Return to sitting position.. Allow yourself to take in a deep breath through the
nose, allow the lungs to fill to capacity and hold that breath for a count of five and
release it slowly out through the mouth… pay attention to the breath take in a
breath allowing only the stomach to expand.. focusing your attention only on the
stomach.. watch it rise and fall. Place both hands, palms down upon your abdomen
pressing lightly as your exhale. Do this three or four times . Now focusing agin on
your breath take a deep breath into the lungs, focus on just taking the breath into the
chest area.. watch the rise and fall of the chest. Do this for three or four breaths and
South is the direction of manifestation of work or preparation, the fruit of your labors
so to speak. This is a place of maturing and growing into an adult to be that who was
are. It is the time to accept the change and learn to understand. The South is a place
of innocence.. Remembering the ability to believe as when you were a child and yet
bring it fourth.. It allows you to be able to believe in the unseen, a place to reclaim
Rules: Energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing and destroying,
purification, bonfires, hearth fires, candle flames, sun.
Name of the South Wind: Notus.
Plants: Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion, red peppers, red poppies.
Tree: Almond, in flower.
Breath of the North Wind and the Elemental Breath of Earth
Begin by standing facing the direction of the North, Calling to the Direction of the
North... the direction of winter and wisdom. Light a white and or purple candle,
Stand for a few moments quietly... feel the wind gently touching your cheek.
Allow yourself to take in a deep breath... allow the lungs to fill to capacity and hold
that breath for a count of five and release it slowing... letting go of any negativity or
pain. Return to sitting position.. Allow yourself to take in a deep breath through the
nose, allow the lungs to fill to capacity and hold that breath for a count of five and
release it slowly out through the mouth… pay attention to the breath take in a breath
allowing only the stomach to expand... focusing your attention only on the
stomach... watch it rise and fall. Place both hands, palms down upon your abdomen
pressing lightly as your exhale. Do this three or four times. Now focusing again on
your breath take a deep breath into the lungs, focus on just taking the breath into the
chest area... watch the rise and fall of the chest. Do this for three or four breaths and
The North is a direction of our “winter years”.. or the time that mother earth sleeps
and is dormant, a place of purity and wisdom and a place of great healing. We learn
from this direction to contemplate what lessons we have learned, it is also a time of
rest and be grounded, much like a bear, white buffalo and moose not wasting energy
with knowing what winter brings.
When closing, I extinguish the candle; give thanks to Great Spirit for listening and to
the Winds that have gently touched my heart and Spirit. I also leave, if working
outside or inside, I still take outside a small gift of thanks to the animals, Mother
Earth and Father Sky. * If you are not into or are short of time, candles, smudging
are certainly an option that is a personal thing. It’s not necessary for you to do so, on
ly given here and an example of my personal preference.
Rules: The body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth,
death, silence, chasms, caves, caverns, groves, fields, rocks, standing stones, mountains,
crystal, jewels, metal.
Name of the North Wind: Boreas, Ophion.
Plants: Comfrey, ivy, grains; barley, oats, corn, rice, rye, wheat.
“Breath of the Rainbow”
Find yourself a comfortable chair, place or spot. Again, it’s always great when you can
work outside in nature. Knowing that is not always possible... sitting by a window
where the sun or moon can shine on you will work well also.
Now follow the butterfly as it travels through the rainbow. Notice that I said
through... as this journey takes us to the core of the rainbow, not just passing over it.
The butterfly symbolizes transmutation and new beginnings.
Take in a deep breath bringing with it the beginning of the rainbow... as you do this
feel yourself being touched by the butterfly …Breath out… allow yourself to be free
of any fear.. Breath in… know that you are safe and guarded by Spirit. With each
breath in, feel each color completely consume you and with this... you are changing…
evolving.. the breath brings in light, beauty and the joy of knowing that you are
becoming a new and healed creature…feel yourself becoming free as your wings
unfold and able to take flight becoming new, cleansed and ready to look at the world
through a new understanding. You are a new being of the Rainbow. Fly now with
your Rainbow Butterfly wings.
Breathing in the Moon
To be done on either the full moon or new moon.
When possible, please gift yourself with the wonder of working outside on the full
moon, or the new moon (dark moon)
If the temperature is permitting, place a blanket in a comfortable/quiet place.
Smudge the area with cedar or sage, if you do not have this material than use whatever
you have access to. You do not need a candle on full moon, because Grandmother
Moon is all the light you will need. If you are working with the dark moon than use a
single white or silver candle representing the hidden moon.
Lay down and look upward to the sky and stare into the face of the moon, it is said
that the moon is female, She controls the tides, and one could also say because a
woman Moontime is also every twenty-eight days... the number of days between full
and dark moons.
As you become relaxed... paying attention to take a few deep breaths, relaxing
more… allowing yourself to become more and more relaxed… now close your eyes
and just let the moon regulate the rhythm of the breath. Just relax…. Let it be as it
should be.. Be stilled for a time until you can feel the pulling of the moon... she is
pulling any stress, strain or discomfort that you are feeling… just let it go…
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. Be stilled. When you feel that its time to get up then do so.
Don’t feel rushed.
Breathing in the Sun
When possible, please gift yourself with the wonder of working outside being with
nature and allowing the sun to warm you.
If the temperature is permitting, place a blanket in a comfortable/quiet place.
Smudge the area with cedar or sage, if you do not have this material than use whatever
you have access to. It’s better if you find a shady spot rather than in the direct
sunlight, you may fall asleep during this time and could easily be burned.
After getting settled in on your blanket... begins by looking up at the clouds. What
do you see? Can you see animals/people/objects? If there are no clouds this day, then
just look at the sky and its entire splendor… Allow yourself to take a couple deep
breaths... In through the nose… breathe in…hold to a count of five and exhale
through the mouth.
Now, close your eyes and feel yourself receiving the energies of the sun…see the sun
up close... just like you could almost touch it... the flares that are erupting... the power
and the beauty…. Allow yourself to begin to relax… and just let go of any thoughts..
allow yourself to forget the drudgeries of the day, bills, commitments or any
discomfort…. Take in a deep breath, breathing in through the mouth... hold to a
count of five… and exhale through the nose. Again… feel with each inhalation..
Warmth, healing…. With each exhalation a letting go… of all things that are pulling
at you today…
Now allow the solar energy to control the rhythm of your breath... just lay back and
let yourself go to a place of visions and dreams... you are safe.. Spirit will watch over
you on your journey. Stay for a time and upon your return… take in one large deep
breath and exhale and with this breath give away all stress, anxieties or pain that is
holding you this day. Go about the rest of the day with new vigor and energy.
For those that are unable to be outside, try to be close to a window where you can
look out and observe the sun or moon... I try to make it as close to be outside as I
again, like opening a window or having plants/stones close to where I am working.
Even if you can only go out for a few moments… its adds so much.
* Tidbit * the Solar-Lunar breath can be more understood also in terms of balance.
The right nostril's breath controls solar rhythms and the left lunar rhythms, during the
morning the lunar breath should be stronger and during the evening the solar.
Hand Positions for Client Treatment
These are most of the reiki hand positions suggested for use in doing Reiki. You can
also work down the leg as well around the knee, ankle and foot. Always be respectful
when you place your hands on someone. Obviously, in some of the positions you will
want to work a few inches above the body. This works just as well as having your
hands on the body. I also find these appropriate for Sacred Breath use, although one
could certainly allow free movement of the hands and be guided where best suited. **
Please note that as with any hand on forms of healing, one should be careful not to
touch a client where they would feel uncomfortable. I believe it’s a good idea to
present the above to the client prior to doing a treatment... they may mark which
hand positions they do not feel comfortable with.
The positions showing above are for self-treatment..
Additional Aides / Information
Listed below are some “add ons”. This includes stones, flower essences, essential
oils and power animals. Feeling it appropriate, you may wish to use gifts of Spirit
to assist you in your healing work on yourself and others. I often use a
combination depending on what I feel will work the best for a particular problem
Bach Flower Remedies
Agrimony...for people who keep their troubles hidden under a mask of pleasure
and happiness. The archetypal Agrimony person would be the sad clown, suffering
anguish inside by still the life and soul of the party. Their friends are often the last to
know that anything is wrong in the Agrimony person's life.
Sometimes Agrimony people turn to drink or drugs to help them maintain a mask of
happiness, and they tend not to like being alone since they find it harder to keep the
mask up when they are forced into their own company. Instead they will seek out
friends, parties and bright lights. Only at night when they are alone with their
thoughts will the mental torture they have repressed so successfully come back to
Agrimony is given to help Agrimony people to accept and come to terms with the
darker side of life and their own personalities, so that they can become more rounded
human beings. They will not lose their sense of humour, but they will laugh at their
troubles to dispel them, rather than laughing to hide them. As a mood remedy,
Agrimony helps anyone who is trying not to face a trouble and using jokes and
witticisms and smiles to avoid a painful reality.
Aspen...for any fear where the cause of the fear cannot be named. At one end of the
spectrum the Aspen fear can be no more than a sense of foreboding, an uneasy
anxiety that something unpleasant or frightening is going to happen. At the other it
can be a real terror, with physical symptoms such as the hair standing on end. At this
extreme Rock Rose could also be helpful.
Sometimes people think of Aspen as a night-time fear, as causeless emotions seem to
be uncanny. And of course if you were lying awake in a dark room scared of
something but not knowing what it was, then Aspen would be the remedy to take.
But in fact Dr Bach said that for fear of the dark itself Mimulus would be the
appropriate remedy to take, since the cause of the fear (the dark) can be named. And
nameless Aspen fears are just as likely to occur in full sunlight as on a dark night.
Centaury...for people who find it difficult to say 'no' to other people. They are kind,
gentle souls and like to be of help to others. But sometimes other more ruthless
people will take advantage of this, and instead of willing service the Centaury ends up
the slave of another's wishes.
The Centaury remedy does not harden the Centaury personality. Instead it supports
the development of courage and self-determination so that Centaury people are
better able to draw the line and make space where they can be themselves free of the
desires and commands of others.
Cerato…for people who lack faith in their own judgment. Faced with the need to
make a decision they are not like the Scleranthus people who hesitate and cannot
make up their minds, because they can come to a decision without too much trouble.
But having done so the doubts creep in and they are no longer sure if what they have
decided is right. They then go around asking for the opinions and advice of others.
They end up hopelessly confused or doing something that they know in their hearts is
not right for them.
Cerato is the remedy to give people in this state more faith in their judgement so that
they can listen to their inner voices and trust their intuition.
Cherry Plum...one of the remedies that Dr Bach grouped together under the heading
of 'Fear'. The Cherry Plum fear is very specific: it is the fear that one is going to lose
control of oneself and do something dreadful, which can include injuring others and
suicide. Cherry Plum is also the remedy for the loss of control when it has in fact
already taken place, and because because of the frantic fear and dread associated with
loss of control. (Think of the fear of a small child in a screaming, irrational rage.)
Fears of going mad and of acting irrationally are Cherry Plum fears.
Chestnut Bud...for people who fail to learn the lessons of life. They may repeat the
same mistakes over and over - for example, taking a succession of identical office jobs
and being surprised to find each one unfulfilling. In other cases, they see others
making a mistake and the results that arise, but then fail to apply this lesson to their
own lives and go right ahead and make the same mistake themselves.
Chicory...people are full of love and care for their families and friends. But they expect
to receive back all the love they give, with interest, and feel slighted and unnecessarily
hurt if they don't get what they expect. Also, their great love can lead them to hold
onto their loved ones and try to keep them dependent and close to hand. This can
stifle the development of other personalities, or simply drive them away.
When someone falls into this negative Chicory state the remedy is used to bring out
the positive side of the Chicory person: love given unconditionally and in freedom.
Clematis...for people whose minds drift away from the present into fantasies of the
future, or into alternative versions of the present. Often their dreams are of great
future success, creative endeavor and achievement, but the danger for people in this
state is that their dreams will remain fantasies because the Clematis person is not
sufficiently anchored in reality to make them happen.
The remedy helps to bring these people back to earth and back to themselves so that
they can build castles in life instead of in the air.
Sometimes the Clematis state is confused with the Honeysuckle state, but in fact the
two are quite different. In the Honeysuckle state the person is living in nostalgic
fantasies of the past or reliving old regrets; but the Clematis person's thoughts drift
away to imagined futures.
Crab Apple...known as the cleansing remedy, Its main use is to help people who feel
that they have something unclean or poisonous about them, or who dislike some
aspect of their appearance or personality.
Sometimes there might be very real things wrong with someone in this state, but they
will disregard the big problems and concentrate obsessively on the one thing that they
have fixed on. This is why Crab Apple is sometimes given to people to cleanse
obsessive, repetitive behavior such as hand-washing, re-checking that appliances are
unplugged, and so on..
Elm... remedy for people suffering a temporary loss of self-confidence due to the
overwhelming amount of responsibility they have taken on. Genuine Elm types are
people who are successful and carrying out work that they believe in, but at times feel
the weight of the charge on them and become depressed and concerned that they will
not be able to go on.
The remedy helps to dispel these feelings so that the Elm person can resume his or her
life without thought of failure.
The Elm state can be usefully contrasted with the Larch state: whereas people in the
former take up challenges willingly and then only later, and only occasionally, doubt
their abilities, Larch people are convinced they are going to fail right from the start,
and so they tend not to try things in the first place.
Gentian... remedy for the relatively mild downheartedness and despondency that
follows when something has gone wrong. As soon as things start to go right again this
kind of despondency tends to lift by itself, but the remedy can be used to lift it the
sooner so that the person is better able to make things go right, instead of just hoping
they will do so.
Gentian is often confused with Gorse, but in fact they can be told apart quite easily.
People in a Gorse state have decided to give up and so feel completely without hope.
They have pitched their tents and refuse to be encouraged, and even if they are
persuaded to try to find a way out they will do so grudgingly, assuring everyone that
there is no use even trying. People in a Gentian state are discouraged: but they will
soon pick up again when things start to go right.
Gorse...remedy for people who have given up belief that there is any hope for them. It
is a far stronger kind of downheartedness than the Gentian state, because Gorse
people almost willfully refuse to be encouraged, so certain are they that their case is
hopeless. If ill, they may think of themselves as incurable, or say that they inherited
this or that from their families so that nothing can be done for them.
Gorse is however classed by Dr Bach as a remedy for uncertainty, and not as a remedy
for despair like for example Sweet Chestnut. This demonstrates that the main problem
with Gorse people is a loss of certainty: if they can be persuaded to see things in a
different light their faith in their lives would be renewed and they could go forward
with a surer step. This is what the Gorse remedy helps to achieve.
Heather...for people who are obsessed with themselves, but who do not like to be
alone. Dr Bach called them 'buttonholers' because they do anything to keep people
with them, all the time talking at exhaustive length about their problems and illnesses,
great and small, until people begin actively to avoid them. Thus the thing Heather
people fear - loneliness - is brought about because of their own behavior.
The remedy is given to help Heather people see their own concerns in the context of
other people's. Having suffered themselves from the need to talk, they become good
listeners and great supports for others. As a result people seek them out for their
compassion rather than avoiding them because of their self-centeredness.
Holly...often thought of as the remedy for anger - but this isn't necessarily the case.
Where Holly is for anger, it will be because the anger is based specifically on hatred,
suspicion, envy or jealousy. But in other cases other remedies would be needed, such
as Impatiens when anger is due to impatience, Vervain where it is caused by a sense of
injustice, or Chicory where the angry person feels snubbed and hurt by ingratitude in
Holly is for very negative, aggressive feelings directed at others. The basic problem is
an absence of love, and the remedy works to encourage generosity of spirit and
openness towards others.
Honeysuckle...for people who live in the past instead of the present. They feel that
their best days are behind them and that there is little to look forward to, and as a
consequence they prefer to dwell on past happiness’s (or past misfortunes). At a more
minor key, homesickness and nostalgia are also Honeysuckle states.
The remedy helps the person in this state to learn from the past without needing to
relive it, so that the person can progress on into the present and take joy from today
Hornbeam... used against feelings of exhaustion and tiredness that come before an
effort has been made. The person in this state feels that he or she is too tired to cope
with the demands of the day. It's easier to stay in bed or put off making a start - but if
an effort can be made to get started the weariness will fade, a sign that unlike the
Olive state this is a mental rather than a physical weariness.
Impatiens... as its name suggests, the remedy against impatience and against
frustration and irritability caused by impatience. Anyone can get into this state of
mind, but there are also genuine Impatiens types, who live life at a rush and hate being
held back by more methodical people. To avoid this irritation they try if possible to
work alone: the Impatiens boss is the one who sends staff home early so she can get
the job finished quicker!
The remedy helps these people be less hasty and more relaxed and patient with others
and where it is used to help calm agitated thoughts and feelings.
Larch...remedy for people who feel that they are not as good as others and that they
are bound to fail. They lack confidence in their ability to succeed and so often do not
even bother trying. (Elm people, where it is the desire to take on too much that
causes the temporary doubt.)
The remedy helps people in this state to go ahead regardless of thoughts of success
and failure. More able to take risks and be involved in life, they get more out of living.
Mimulus... remedy for known fears. In other words whenever you are frightened of
something or you are anxious about something, and you can say what that
something is, and then Mimulus is the remedy to take. Mimulus fears are everyday
fears - fear of public speaking, of the dark, of aggressive dogs, or of illness or pain.
Phobias such as the fear of spiders or of birds are also Mimulus fears, since the cause of
the fear can be named. Where the phobia is very great so that the sight of a spider for
example causes sheer terror, then Rock Rose might be given as well as or instead of
Mimulus. And where the fear is diffuse and there is general anxiety and apprehension
without a specific named cause then Aspen is the remedy to consider.
Mimulus is used as a type remedy for people who tend to be nervous, timid and shy
generally. Sometimes people of this type may blush easily or stammer, and they will
usually avoid social occasions and any event where they will be in the limelight.
Mimulus is the remedy to encourage the quiet courage and strength that lies hidden
in such people, so that they can face the everyday trials of life with steadfastness.
Mustard.., remedy for deep gloom and depression that descends for no apparent
reason out of a clear blue sky. People in this state often list all the reasons they have
to feel happy and contented, but still everything looks black and hopeless to them.
The remedy helps to dispel the clouds so that the person can once again find joy and
peace in life.
Oak...remedy for strong, steady people who never give up under adversity. Instead
they plod on with determination, and never consider resting until they are past the
point of exhaustion. Because they are so steady they often have many people relying
on them, and their sense of duty is strong, so that they can feel frustrated and
unhappy if illness or exhaustion get in the way of discharging duties.
So much is positive about the Oak person, but the negative side is the stubborn refusal
to rest or sit back when the need for rest is obvious to all around. The remedy is used
to help the Oak remain strong in adversity and not crack under the strain, while at the
same time a different wisdom is learned, so that the person in this state can learn when
not to strive.
Olive...remedy for tiredness and exhaustion after an effort of some kind, such as hard
physical or mental labour, or the long struggle against illness. It can be usefully
contrasted with Hornbeam, which is the remedy for tiredness felt even before an
effort has been made.
The remedy is given to restore feelings of strength and the faith needed to continue.
Pine... for people who blame themselves for something they feel they have done in
the past, some neglect of a parent, some fault in themselves, something they have left
undone, and for those who reproach themselves that, even though they may have
been successful in their work, they should have done better. They are never, as Dr Bach
writes in "The Twelve Healers", content with their own efforts or the results. They also
at times tend to claim responsibility for the mistakes made by others.
They are perfectionists and set themselves high standards, and this may cause them to
over-work and strain to do better, and when the strain becomes too much for the physical
body, they blame themselves for the ensuing illness as they feel they are failing in their
duty to others, to their work and the family responsibilities. This guilt-complex takes so
much of the joy out of their lives and they become despondent and begin to despair. They
can often feel so guilty about some minor matter that these thoughts fill their minds and
they are always asking for forgiveness.
Red Chestnut...for people who feel fear for the well-being of others: the husband
afraid when his wife goes out alone after dark, the mother fretting over what may
happen to her child at school. Red Chestnut fears are natural, normal concerns
magnified to the point where they may have a negative effect on the person who is
the object of concern, destroying confidence and undermining self-belief.
The remedy helps people in this state to send out calm, unworried thoughts to their
loved ones, so that instead of making everyone anxious they are rocks of strength on
whom others lean..
Rock Rose...remedy against terror. The Rock Rose state may start out as a Limulus,
Aspen or Red Chestnut state, but it is further along the path from any of these, being
a panicky, terror struck fear that makes conscious thought and decision next to
impossible. The remedy provides calm and courage. The self is forgotten and strength
Rock Water...remedy for people who take self-repression and self-denial to extremes.
They are very wrapped up in themselves, seeking always to perfect themselves in some
way and setting themselves targets and being very unkind to themselves if they fail to
live according to their own rules. If they seek to influence others it is not directly but
by example only.
The Rock Water remedy does not stop people from having high ideals or from trying
to meet them. But it does help ease the excesses of the Rock Water personality, so
that people like this can show more flexibility when it is necessary, and are not so hard
Scleranthus...remedy for people who find it difficult to make up their minds which
option of two or more they ought to choose. The Scleranthus indecision commonly
affects the small decisions of life as much as the big ones: 'should I marry Joe or
Peter?' and 'should I buy a red notebook or a blue one?' are both Scleranthus states.
Sometimes the chronic uncertainty of the Scleranthus person manifests itself in other
ways. There may be mood swings and even motion sickness: although these
symptoms are not in themselves infallible guides to Scleranthus, but only signs that
this is a remedy to consider. In any case, the remedy is given to help the person to act
more decisively and know his or her own mind.
Star of Bethlehem...remedy for the after-effects of any shock, such as unexpected bad
news or an unexpected and unwelcome event. And it can be used just as well for the
effects of a shock received many years ago, even very early in childhood.
This is also the remedy for the sense of emptiness and loss that sometimes occurs
when a loved one dies or moves away, since this too can be a great shock to the
system. Star of Bethlehem is the comforting remedy to give in such circumstances.
Sweet Chestnut...remedy for people who have reached the limits of their endurance,
who have explored all avenues but see no way out of their difficulties, and who feel
that there is nothing left for them but annihilation and emptiness. Whereas people in
a Gorse state have fallen into a state of hopelessness when there are actually possible
solutions all around, the person in a Sweet Chestnut state is genuinely at the end of
the line: theirs is appalling, final despair.
The remedy helps people in this extreme state to remain masters of their lives and
renew their hope and strength. And sometimes a way out may open even at this stage
Vervain...people are perfectionists with a keen sense of justice and extreme mental
energy that they willingly throw behind those causes that they believe in. Their
enthusiasm can be infectious, and they feel a strong need to persuade others to their
own point of view.
At an extreme Vervain people can become fanatics, unable to listen to alternative
points of view, and they may put themselves under a great deal of stress because they
find it so hard to switch off and relax. The remedy is given to help people in this state
to pull back from time to time so that body and mind and be restored. It encourages
the wisdom to enjoy life and the passage of time instead of always feeling the need to
Vine...for people who know their own minds and think they know what is best for
others. They are mentally strong and enjoy the exercise of power, but in their negative
states this can lead them to dominate others by force alone. Tyrannical fathers and
overbearing bosses are typical negative Vines, in that they will expect absolute
obedience from others and will not be overly concerned with winning hearts and
minds as long as their orders are followed. In this respect they are very different from
Vervain people, who will attempt to convert others to their way of thinking: Vines are
content with the simple imposition of discipline.
In their positive aspect Vine people make wise, gentle and loving guides who can
inspire and lead others without resorting to force. The remedy is given to encourage
this positive side of the Vine nature.
Walnuts...remedy to help to protect against outside influences in general, and against
the effects of change in particular.
Walnut types are people who are fulfilling their purpose in life but who under the
influence of the opinions, theories or beliefs of others or of external circumstances in
general, may be led to doubt their path. They are not like Cerato people, who actively
seek out the opinions of others, but instead may be affected almost despite
As a remedy against the effects of change, Walnut is useful at all the transitions of life,
from being born to teething to going to school to puberty to marriage to
childbearing to retirement and beyond. It helps to break links with the past so that the
person can move forward with confidence and without undue suffering.
Water Violet... remedy for those talented, capable people whose independence and
self-reliance can make them seem to be proud and disdainful of others. True Water
Violet people are quiet and dignified and prefer their own company or that of a few
close friends, but where their natural reserve has built a barrier between them and
others they may actually become lonely and be unable to make contact with others.
When this happens the remedy can help to bring them back into balance so that they
can be more involved with humanity.
White Chestnut...remedy for unwanted thoughts, worries and mental arguments,
which intrude into the mind and stop people from concentrating on things that they
should be doing. White Chestnut thoughts are repetitive and go nowhere, simply
circling round and round in the head like a stuck gramophone record.
The remedy is used to help people control their thoughts again so that they can deal
calmly and rationally with any underlying problems that might be causing the
Wild Oat...remedy for people who feel that they want to do something worthwhile
with their lives but do not know in which direction they should move. So instead they
drift from occupation to occupation, but without finding their true path, which leads
in turn to feelings of frustration and consequent depression.
This state of indecision is not like the Scleranthus one, because in the case of
Scleranthus the path itself isn't in doubt, but rather the different ways of following it:
the different options are known. Wild Oat people do not know what their options are
because their goals are not defined.
The remedy helps people to find their true role, putting them back in touch with their
own basic purpose in life so that the way ahead seems obvious.
Wild Rose... for people who have accepted all that life throws at them and have given
up the struggle for fulfilment. Instead they have resigned themselves to the way things
are, to the extent where they don't even complain or seem particularly unhappy.
Instead they shrug their shoulders - there's no point complaining or trying to change
- and seem happy just to drift through life.
The remedy is given to reawaken interest in life. The positive Wild Rose person will
still be a happy-go-lucky type, but instead of apathy will feel a sense of purpose that
will bring increased happiness and enjoyment.
Willow... for people who feel resentful and bitter about the way their lives have gone.
They begrudge others their successes and happiness, and are reluctant to admit when
their own lives go well; preferring to concentrate on what is going wrong. Willow
people are grumblers, and when ill make bad patients because they are never satisfied
with what is done for them.
Willow can be compared to Holly in that it too is a negative state directed towards
others. But where Holly burns with hatred and suspicion, Willow smolders with
resentment and self-pity.
The remedy is given to encourage the rebirth of optimism and faith, and to help the
person in the negative Willow state to be more generous in praise of others and also
more aware of how his own negative thinking can attract the very ill-fortune that he
blames on others.
The above on Bach Flowers Essences is for information purposes only, and should be
taken under the advice of your physician or professional health care provider.
The essential oils/herbs recommended should be 100% botanical oils/herbs from wild
or organic habitats, and made by the purest possible methods. When using the dried
herbs try to obtain the freshest possible. Store your oils and herbs away from direct
sunlight. Aromatherapy is a wonderful addition to any system. There are times when
I use Reiki, Sacred Breath, and Color, Sound and Crystal therapy all during the same
Angelica Root… has an earthy, green scent. Angelica has been used in Chinese
medicine for promoting fertility. Some traditional uses: for relieving fatigue,
migraines, to ease anxiety and nervous tension, to regulate menstrual cycles and
relieve dysmenorrhoea, for coughs, to restore sense of smell, for releasing
accumulated toxins in the body. Angelica root should be avoided if you are pregnant
or have diabetes. May cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight. Emotional profile:
grounding eases dealing with difficulties, to create a feeling of balance. Grounds
energy so that one is open to angelic visions and messages from angels or the higher
self. Blends with: vetiver, citrus oils, clary sage and patchouli.
Sweet Basil…has a slightly licorice aroma. Basil originated in India and Hindus have
used it for centuries in medicine. Some traditional uses: to brighten mood, strengthen
nervous system, improve mental clarity and memory, for relieving headache and
sinusitis. Basil should be avoided during pregnancy. Emotional profile: for relieving
indecision and doubts, lack of direction. Stimulates the mind, eases decision making
and relieves gloom. Blends with: bergamot, clary sage, citronella, and geranium.
Bay …has a powerful sweet, spicy balsamic scent. Some traditional uses: as a stimulant
for hair growth, for relieving muscle spasms and strains, to improve circulation, to
relieve melancholy, nervous exhaustion, as an insect repellent. Avoid use during
pregnancy. Blends with: rosemary, geranium, lavender, ylang ylang, other spice and
Bay Laurel ... has a strong, sweet-spicy scent. The leaves of the bay laurel were placed
under pillows by ancient Greeks to encourage prophetic dreams. Some traditional
uses: as an immune system stimulant, to regulate the lymphatic system, for relieving
melancholy, anxiety, to stimulate the mind, for healing bronchitis, sinus infection.
Avoid use in pregnancy and do not over-use. Emotional profile: inspires confidence,
courage and self-belief, self-awareness. Blends with: lavender, clary sage, juniper,
cypress, frankincense, and citrus oils.
Bergamot …has a sweet & fruity scent. Bergamot oil is documented in old herbal
texts. Some traditional uses: balancing nervous system, relieving anxiety and stress,
lifting melancholy, for restful sleep, antiviral, cold sores, psoriasis, eczema and insect
repellent. Bergamot may cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight. Emotional profile:
to relieve helplessness, hopelessness, emptiness and grief. Opens hearts closed by grief
to receive and give joy. Relieves depression and anxiety. Blends with: lavender, neroli,
jasmine, coriander, juniper, chamomile, lemon, geranium, and cypress.
Black Pepper …has a warm, peppery aroma. Some traditional uses: to energize, for
increasing circulation, to warm and relieve muscle aches and stiffness, for fighting
colds, flu and infections. Use with care. Blends with rosemary, lavender, frankincense,
sandalwood and marjoram.
Calendula …It is also called Marigold but should not be confused with Tagetes. It has
a sharp, herbaceous aroma. Calendula has been used for many years for its effective
skin healing properties. Some traditional uses: all skin complaints, varicose veins; for
treating enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, and skin lesions. May be helpful to mature skin.
Emotional profile: to comfort the spirit and heart, may promote psychic dreams.
Blends with: all citrus and floral oils.
Cardamon …has a spicy aroma with floral undertones. Cardamon has been used in
Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for over 3,000 years. Some traditional
uses: relieving mental fatigue, nervous strain, and heartburn; for healing coughs and
bronchitis, anorexia, to uplift and warm, as an aphrodisiac. Avoid use on allergic skin.
Emotional profile: to relieve inflexibility, suspicion, self-pity, confusion, intolerance.
Blends with: rose, neroli, frankincense, cedarwood, orange, ylang ylang, bergamot,
German Chamomile …has a strong, sweet and warm-herbaceous aroma and is blue in
color. German Chamomile has many of the same properties as Roman Chamomile.
But, with a much higher azulene content its anti-inflammatory actions are greater.
Some traditional uses: to relieve muscular pain, to heal skin inflammations, acne and
wounds, as a sedative, to ease anxiety and nervous tension, to help with sleeplessness.
German Chamomile should be avoided during early pregnancy and may cause skin
reactions in some people. Emotional profile: to relieve hysteria, fear, nervousness,
grief, worry; promotes patience. Blends with: bergamot, marjoram, jasmine, patchouli,
neroli, lavender, clary sage, lemon, rose and ylang ylang.
Roman Chamomile … has a sweet and fruity aroma. Chamomile was a sacred herb of
the Saxons. Some traditional uses: to relieve muscular pain, as a sedative, ease anxiety
and nervous tension, to help with sleeplessness. Roman Chamomile should be avoided
during early pregnancy. Emotional profile: to relieve anger, hysteria, fear, spirit
disconnection, grief, worry. Blends with: bergamot, cypress, jasmine, juniper, neroli,
frankincense, clary sage, vetiver, rosemary and ylang ylang.
Citronella …has a fresh grassy-woody scent. Traditional Chinese medicine currently
uses this herb for rheumatic pain. Some traditional uses: as a mosquito repellent, for
colds, flu and neuralgia, to relieve pain of rheumatism and arthritis, melancholy.
Avoid using on sensitive or damaged skin. Blends with: geranium, lemon, bergamot,
orange, cedarwood and pine.
Clary Sage…has a spicy, hay-like aroma. It has been called "clear eye" and was used for
healing eye problems in times past. Some traditional uses: relieving stress and tension,
lifting melancholy, easing pain, restful sleep, as an aphrodisiac; contains estrogen-like
hormone, for menopause and PMS, relieving nervous exhaustion. Clary Sage should
be avoided during pregnancy, or if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian and
uterine cysts and other estrogen dependant conditions (cancers). Emotional profile:
for relieving worry, crying, guilt, obsessions and compulsions, hostility, panic. It helps
to encourage vivid dreams and relieves stress. Blends with: juniper, bergamot,
lavender, frankincense, coriander, cardamon, geranium, sandalwood, cedarwood, pine
Clove Bud …has a spicy, fruity, warm and sweet aroma. Some traditional uses: for
toothache, colds, flu and fungal infections, as a mosquito repellent, to relieve fatigue
and melancholy, as an aphrodisiac. Clove bud oil should not be used on damaged or
sensitive skin. Use in moderation. Blends with: rose, ylang ylang, clary sage, bergamot,
and bay laurel.
Coriander …has a spicy, sweet and fragrant aroma. Coriander seeds were found in the
Egyptian tomb of Ramses II. Some traditional uses: relieving muscular aches and pains,
increasing circulation, for colds, flu and rheumatism, for help with sleep and nervous
exhaustion. Use in moderation and avoid if you have fibrosis or breast cancer.
Emotional profile: to relieve doubt, fear of failure, feelings of vulnerability, weariness
and irritability. Blends with: clary sage, ginger, bergamot, cypress, pine, jasmine,
frankincense, neroli, citronella, and sandalwood.
Cypress … has a spicy, refreshing pine-needle aroma. Cypress incense is used today by
Tibetans for purification. Some traditional uses: to increase circulation, relieve
muscular cramps, bronchitis, whooping cough and painful periods; reduce nervous
tension and other stress related problems, as an immune stimulant. Avoid cypress if
you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, cancer or uterine and breast fibrosis.
Emotional profile: for relief of grief, self-hate, jealousy, loss and regret, isolation.
Blends with: cedarwood, pine, lavender, clary sage, lemon, cardamon, juniper,
bergamot, orange, marjoram, and sandalwood.
Eucalyptus …has a strong camphorous odor. Aborigines have used eucalyptus leaves
to remedy many ills. Some traditional uses: for colds, as a decongestant, to relieve
asthma and fevers, for its bactericidal and anti-viral actions, to ease aching joints.
Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. Emotional profile: to help with
explosive-heated emotions, irrational thinking. Blends with: rosemary, lavender,
marjoram, pine, cedarwood, and lemon.
Sweet Fennel … has an earthy-peppery aroma. In times past, fennel was used to ward
off evil spirits. Some traditional uses: for neuro-muscular spasms, rheumatism and
arthritis; bronchitis, whooping cough, as a nerve tonic in relieving stress and nervous
tension. Use in moderation and avoid if you are pregnant or have epilepsy. Emotional
profile: helps to protect one from psychic attack and to aid with mental and
emotional blocks, resisting change, fear of failure, creativity blocks. Blends with:
geranium, lavender, rose and sandalwood.
Balsam Fir …Some traditional uses: to relieve muscle aches and pains, for relieving
anxiety and stress related conditions, to fight colds, flu and infections, for relieving
bronchitis and coughs. Said to ground one mentally. Blends with: cypress, cedar, pine
sandalwood and juniper berry.
Frankincense …has a spicy, balsamic aroma. Frankincense was known as one of the
most precious substances to ancient man and is associated with religious practice.
Some traditional uses: to calm, enhance meditation, elevate mind and spirit, help
breathing, for psychic cleansing; for care of mature skin and scars. Emotional profile:
Historically a ceremonial oil used to deepen breathing and elevate consciousness, also
helps break unwanted ties with the past.. also for healing fears, grief, repressed feelings,
self-destruction and dissociation/disconnection. Blends with: sandalwood, pine,
vetiver, geranium, lavender, neroli, orange, bergamot, and basil.
Geranium …has a leafy rose scent. Geranium has been long revered for its fragrance.
Some traditional uses: reducing stress and tension, easing pain, balancing emotions
and hormones, PMS, relieve fatigue and nervous exhaustion, to lift melancholy, lessen
fluid retention, repel insects. Emotional profile: Strengthens psychic resources
depleted by depression or nervous tension and to aid with acute fear, rigidity, abuse,
lack of self-esteem, discontentment, heartache. Blends with: lavender, patchouli,
clove, rose, neroli, sandalwood, jasmine, juniper and bergamot.
Ginger…has a warm, spicy-woodsy odor. Ginger has been used as a healing remedy
for thousands of years. Some traditional uses: reducing muscular aches and pains,
increasing circulation, relieving bronchitis and whooping cough, nervous exhaustion,
in healing colds flu and fever and to stimulate appetite. Emotional profile: A psychic
and physical energizer, promotes courage, confidence and success and for sexual
anxieties, lack of direction, confusion, loneliness. Blends with: sandalwood, vetiver,
patchouli, frankincense, cedarwood, coriander, rose, neroli, and orange.
Grapefruit …has a fresh, sweet, citrus scent. Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy,
relieve muscle fatigue, as an astringent for oily skin, to refresh and energize the body,
stimulate detoxification, as an airborne disinfectant. Emotional profile: for use with
self-doubt and criticism, dependency, frustration and grief. Blends with: lemon,
palmarosa, bergamot, neroli, rosemary, cardamon, geranium, lavender and cypress.
Hyssop …has a sweet, warm, and spicy-herbaceous aroma. It has a long medicinal and
religious history. Avoid during pregnancy, with epilepsy, and fever. Some traditional
uses: to heal bruises, for healing respiratory complaints and bronchitis, low or high
blood pressure, indigestion, stress and tension. Emotional profile: to increase
creativity, to lessen anger, greed, jealousy, despair, desire, stress and tension, and
mental and verbal aggressiveness. Blends with: lavender, bay, geranium, clary sage,
rosemary, and all citrus oils.
Jasmine …has a rich, sweet scent. Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, for
muscular spasm, painful periods and labor pains, to relieve anxiety and nervous
exhaustion, an aphrodisiac. Emotional profile: The oil of romance, considered to be a
potent aphrodisiac. Blends physical and spiritual love and to relieve repressed feelings,
bitter jealously, low self-esteem, guilt, emotional abuse. Blends with: rose,
sandalwood, clary sage, and citrus oils.
Juniper Berry has a fresh, pine-needle aroma. Believed to be magical, juniper was used
to avert and protect one from evil. Some traditional uses: to energize and relieve
exhaustion, ease inflammation and spasms, for improving mental clarity and memory,
purifying the body, to lessen fluid retention, for disinfecting. Juniper Berry should be
avoided during pregnancy or if you have kidney disease. Emotional profile: Cleans
out negative psychic energy, including one’s own feelings of uncleanliness/for guilt,
unworthiness, discontentment, abusive experiences, empathy, defensive behavior.
Blends with: vetiver, sandalwood, cedarwood, cypress, clary sage, pine, lavender,
rosemary, and geranium.
Lavender …has a sweet, fresh scent. Lavender has been used for centuries as a fragrance
and a medicine. Some traditional uses: balancing emotions, relieving stress, tension
and headache, to promote restful sleep, heal the skin, to lower high blood pressure,
help breathing, for disinfecting. Emotional profile: for calming panic, hysteria, fears,
insecurity, trauma, worry, burnout, addiction, obsessive and agitated behaviors. Helps
us to integrate spirituality into our everyday life. Can also assist in sleep. Blends with:
most oils including citrus, florals, cedarwood, clove, clary sage, pine, geranium,
vetiver, and patchouli.
Lemon …said that lemon was used to prevent scurvy by our ancestors who traveled
the seas. Some traditional uses: to balance the nervous system, as a disinfectant, to
refresh and uplift, for purifying the body. May cause skin sensitivity to the sun or
irritate sensitive skin. Emotional profile: Cheering, antidepressant, purifying and to
relieve bitter resentment, distrust, irrational thinking, apathy. Blends with: lavender,
neroli, juniper, eucalyptus, geranium, fennel, chamomile, frankincense, sandalwood,
rose and ylang ylang.
Lemongrass … has a powerful, lemon-grass aroma. There has been recent research in
India which shows that lemongrass acts as sedative on the central nervous system.
Some traditional uses: as an insect repellent and deodorizer, for athlete's foot, as a
tissue toner, to relieve muscular pain (sports-muscle pain), increase circulation, for
headaches, for nervous exhaustion and other stress related problems. Stimulates
psychic awareness. Use with care and avoid in pregnancy. Blends with: citronella,
vetiver and palmarosa.
Lime … has a fruity/ makes your mouth water smell. Some traditional uses: to purify
the air, for alertness, to relieve coughs or congestion, for uplifting and cheering the
spirit, to heal colds, flu or inflammations. Lime may cause skin sensitivity to bright
sunlight. Blends with: neroli, citronella, clary sage, rosemary, lavender and other citrus
Sweet Marjoram …has a warm & spicy aroma. Romans and ancient Greek physicians
used sweet marjoram medicinally. Some traditional uses: to relax tense muscles and
relieve spasms, calm and promote restful sleep, ease migraine headache, for
comforting the heart, lowering high blood pressure, to help breathing, disinfecting.
Marjoram should be avoided during pregnancy. Emotional profile: Eases loneliness
and grief, unites psychic and conscious minds, also for hysteria, anger, feelings of
isolation. Blends with: lavender, eucalyptus, tea-tree, cedarwood, cypress, chamomile,
bergamot, and rosemary.
Myrrh …has a sharp, warm balsamic aroma. In Egyptian lore, Myrrh is said to have
come from the tears of Horus. Some traditional uses: to heal wounds and nurture
mature skin, for bronchitis and colds, to relieve apathy and calm. Avoid use on
damaged or sensitive skin. Emotional profile: Grounds spiritual energies, aids in
meditation, helps us move through emotional and spiritual blockages and in relieving
emotional coldness, lack of will, lack of spirit connection. Blends with: frankincense,
sandalwood, cypress, juniper, geranium, patchouli, lavender, and pine.
Neroli …has a refreshing, bitter-sweet aroma. In times past, orange flower blossoms
were worn at weddings as a symbol of purity. Some traditional uses: for healing thread
veins, scars and nourishing mature skin, increasing circulation, in relieving anxiety,
melancholy and nervous tension, bronchitis, as an aphrodisiac. Emotional profile:
Stimulates the heart charka, helps ease shock, grief, insomnia, and nervous tension,
bring us in touch with our higher selves and for emotional crisis, longing, grief, abuse,
hopelessness. Blends with: chamomile, coriander, geranium, lemon, ylang ylang,
lavender, jasmine, and clary sage.
has a spicy, nutmeg fragrance. Some traditional uses: for warming muscles, easing
muscle aches and pains, to invigorate or stimulate the mind, an aphrodisiac, to
stimulate heart and circulation, for relieving nervous fatigue. Avoid during pregnancy
and use with care (can be moderately toxic if over-used). Emotional profile: For
focus, relieving grief, guilt, agitation, to improve self-image. Blends with coriander,
bay leaf, petitgrain, lime, orange, geranium, rosemary and clary sage.
Sweet Orange …has a fruity, sweet scent. Orange trees were once rare and native only
to China and India. Some traditional uses: to brighten mood, calm and reduce stress,
as an environmental disinfectant. Emotional profile: Creates inner and outer
atmosphere of cheer and to relieve apathy, emotional abuse, worry, addiction,
burnout, hopelessness, self-consciousness. Blends with: lavender, clove, myrrh, clary
sage, lemon, and neroli.
Oregano …has a spicy, warm herb scent. Some traditional uses: as a muscle relaxant
and to ease muscle aches and pains, to heal colds, flu and bronchitis, as a stimulant, to
energize the mind and body, and for relieving headaches. Oregano should be avoided
during pregnancy and with babies and children. Blends with: atlas cedar, lavender,
rosemary and citronella.
Palmarosa … has a flora-rose grassy scent. Palmarosa is used today in Ayurvedic
medicine. Some traditional uses: to stimulate cellular regeneration and moisturize
skin, for nervous exhaustion and stress conditions, to calm and uplift. Emotional
profile: for irritability, apathy and tension. Blends with: geranium, florals, cedarwood
Patchouli …has an intense earthy, balsamic-woody aroma. Some traditional uses: for
athlete's foot, as an aphrodisiac, to relieve stress and nervous exhaustion. Emotional
profile: to relieve indecision, lethargy, mood swings. Blends with: vetiver, clary sage,
myrrh, bergamot, neroli, rose, lavender, clove, geranium, cedarwood, and
Peppermint … has a sweet, mint aroma. Herbalists in ancient Greece and Rome used
peppermint for nearly every ailment. Some traditional uses: for energy, and brighter
mood, reducing pain, to help breathing, improve mental clarity and memory.
Peppermint may irritate sensitive skin and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Emotional profile: Mental stimulant, balances both the overblown and the
underdeveloped ego as well as for shock, overwork, apathy, helplessness. Blends with:
rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, marjoram, and lavender.
Pine… has a strong, coniferous, woody aroma. Native Americans placed dried pine
needles in their mattresses to ward of lice and fleas. Some traditional uses: to ease
breathing, as an immune system stimulant, to increase energy, for relieving muscle
and joint aches, to repel lice and fleas. Avoid use if you have prostate cancer.
Emotional profile: to transform regrets, self-blame feelings of inadequacy. Blends
with: cedar, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, tea-tree, eucalyptus, lavender and juniper
Rosemary …has camphor like aroma. Ancient Greeks and Romans gave rosemary
sacred status for its many beneficial uses. Some traditional uses: to energize, for
muscle pains, cramps or sprains, brighten mood, for improving mental clarity and
memory, easing pain, to relieve headaches, disinfecting. Rosemary should be avoided
if you are pregnant, if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure. Emotional profile: for
disorientation, indecision, and burnout. Blends with: frankincense, cedarwood,
peppermint, basil, pine, citronella and lavender.
Rosewood…has a sweet, woodsy-floral, spicy scent. Some traditional uses: to relieve
stress and balance the central nervous system, for easing jet lag, to create a calm for
meditation, for easing colds and coughs, to stimulate the immune system, as an
aphrodisiac and in skin care. Blends with: lavender, orange, lemon, tangerine,
sandalwood, cedarwood, palmarosa, geranium and most oils.
Sandalwood … has a woody, balsamic aroma. Sandalwood is believed to bring about
calmness and serenity and is linked with incense and meditation. Some traditional
uses: to lift melancholy, enhance meditation, heal the skin, help breathing, for
calming and reducing stress, restful sleep, disinfecting, as an aphrodisiac. Emotional
profile: to relieve possessiveness, lack of forgiveness, cynicism, insecurity, loneliness,
nightmares, dwelling on the past. Blends with: rose, clove, lavender, jasmine, myrrh,
patchouli, vetiver, geranium and bergamot.
Spearmint …has the familiar fragrance of chewing gum. Some traditional uses: for
relieving bronchitis and sinusitis, to ease nausea and headaches, for relieving colds or
flu, to stimulate, energize and relieve fatigue. Blends with: rosemary, lavender,
eucalyptus, basil and jasmine.
Spikenard…has a strong valerian aroma. Spikenard is herb used by Mary Magdalene to
anoint Christ's feet before the last supper. Some traditional uses: to relieve migraines,
stress and tension, for rejuvenation of mature skin, to calm and promote restful sleep,
for wounds, to inspire devotion. Avoid use during pregnancy. Emotional profile: for
inner conflict, emotional / spirit / physical imbalances, restlessness. Blends with:
lavender, patchouli, pine, and vetiver.
Tangerine…has a sweet, citrus scent. Some traditional uses: for relieving muscle
spasms, to soothe and calm nerves, for stress relief and relaxation, to stimulate the
liver and increase lymphatic drainage. May cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight.
Emotional profile: to heal inner child issues, for relieving anxiety, obsession with the
past, emotional trauma. Blends with: spice oils, nutmeg, clove bud, lemon, neroli,
bergamot, lime, orange and grapefruit.
Thyme…has a sweet, intense herb-medicinal odor. Thyme was used by ancient Greeks
to disinfect air and inhibit infectious diseases. Some traditional uses: To heal colds,
bronchitis, for relieving muscle aches and pains, to aid concentration and memory,
for relieving fatigue and said to heal anthrax. Avoid use if pregnant or with high blood
pressure. Blends with: bergamot, lemon, rosemary, lavender and sweet marjoram.
Tea-Tree… has a spicy, medicinal aroma. Tea-tree is one of the most scientifically
researched oils. Some traditional uses: as an immune-stimulant particularly against
bacteria, viruses and fungi, for relieving inflammation, as a disinfectant. Blends with:
lavender, clove, marjoram, rosemary, clary sage, pine, and geranium.
Vetiver …has a heavy, woodsy, earthy-sweet scent. Some traditional uses: for
muscular aches, to increase circulation, to relieve melancholy and nervous tension, for
restful sleep. Emotional profile: for fears, obsessions, scattered thoughts, anger and
hurt, unworthiness, neurotic behavior, and addiction. Blends with: sandalwood, ylang
ylang, clary sage, lavender, patchouli, jasmine and rose.
Ylang Ylang …has an exotic sweet floral scent. Many as an aphrodisiac herald Ylang
Ylang. Some traditional uses: brightening mood, relieving anger and anxiety, relaxing
tense muscles, to calm and promote restful sleep, lower high blood pressure, an
aphrodisiac. Emotional profile: to release emotional guilt, resentment, jealousy,
obstinance, frustration and irritability, impatience and self-absorption. Blends with:
jasmine, vetiver, bergamot, rose, citrus oils.
This information on Essential Oils/Herbs is for information purposes only, PLEASE..
DO NOT Take Internally… Also PLEASE note that the essential oils should not be
placed directly on the skin. Keep Herbs/Oils in area that does not expose them to
The Gifts of Stone Lodge People
I decided to also include a small selection of the uses of stones. As we are to be
connected to all things given by the Great Spirit, I felt it appropriate to share some
information here as well.
Above is a healing grid to use in correspondence with colors of the seven
charkas, there is a shaman stone to each side, placed in the palm of the client.
The stones can be placed directly on the body or under the table that you are
working. You may also use them ethereally as an alternative option.
You would then take the Golden Eagle feather and make a circular motion
moving from the first to the seventh charka and back down again... with each
charka stop for a moment and take a deep breath... holding it to a count of
five and then blow across the feather and stone at each charka bring them into
balance. If you are using Ethereal Stones, simple point your finger to each of
the charka to place an appropriate stone prior to beginning the breath.
Example: Point your index finger to the root charka and say “carnelian”… thus
activating the essence of the stone. You would do this using the appropriate
stone for each of the seven charkas.
Suggested stone for Chakra use are as follows:
Stones listed are the ones generally related to that specific chakra, please take note of
You can use clear quartz crystal for all chakras. Agates, Jaspers, Calcites, Tourmalines,
Fluorites and Quartz come in many natural colors and can be used with the chakras
whose color they relate to.
If you feel a certain stone should or should not be used with a chakra, regardless of
color or type, go with your instincts.
7th Crown Chakra -
Clear Quartz, White Howlite, White Marble, Moonstone, Amethyst.
Clear, white and purple stones
6th Third Eye Chakra -
Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Iolite, Selenite, Moonstone.
Clear, white, purple stones
5th Throat Chakra -
Blue Lace Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Sapphire, Iolite, Blue
Blue, blue-green and blue-purple stones
4th Heart Chakra -
Green Aventurine, Jade, Amazonite, Moldavite, Pink Quartz, Rhodonite,
Pink and green stones
3rd Solar Plexus Chakra -
Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Calcite, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye, Golden Topaz, Peridot,
Yellow and yellow-green stones
2nd Sacral Chakra -
Red and Orange Carnelian, Red Jasper, Orange Jasper.
Red and orange stones
1st Base Chakra -
Obsidian, Onyx, Blue-black Sunstone, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Red
Carnelian, Red Garnet.
Black and red stones
Stones/crystals and their use.
Known for healing and purification, transforming negative energy into positive. Good
luck, past life regression and opening the Crown Chakra. Amber comes in yellow and
orange colors. A High Priestess of a coven may wear amber as well as jet beads to
signify her position. Amber is said to be one of the most magickally used stones by
Witches of the Old Religion.
(Blue and Green) Balances the male/female energies. Enhances creativity and
leadership. Used in the treatment of disorders of
the lungs, heart, adrenal glands and the muscular/urogenitol systems.
There are several types of Agates, and their colors are varied. Banded Agates
relieve stress and emotional pain. Dendritic Agates are a milky white with blue
or black spots; they are used for protection in travel. Indian Agates have an eye
formation in the center of the stone; they are good for bodily protection or
survival. Moss Agates are milky with moss inside, they along with Tree Agates
and Fern Agates are healing stones. They stimulate wound closure ad act a
cleanser, stimulator and strengthener.
Amazonite varies in color from almost blue to green. Blue-green with whites
and grays mixed in are the colors you see most often. It is associated with
success gem, it is an excellent protector of children, a spell strengthener and
can stimulate the flow of money towards you.
The Birthstone of February is also known for healing, contentment, peace and
tranquility. Amethyst varies in color from almost pink, transparent crystalline
purple, fossilized resin of extinct organic matter. This is an all purpose to a
purple so dark as to appear black under low light, it is a member of the quartz
family. It is nature's tranquilizer. It works equally as well worn or just carried,
although touching or holding the stone with you dominant hand acts more
quickly spirituality. It is aso used to transform negativity and strengthen the
Third Eye Vision or your intuitive sense. Also to relieve a moment of stress.
Amethyst is often put under a pillow for several reasons. It produces peaceful
sleep (rids a person of nightmares, disturbing dreams or insomnia) and brings
prophetic dreams. In magick, Amethyst is used to rid a person of negative
feelings always have a nice piece in the room whee you entertain outsiders,
such as friends or clients. Astrological correspondence: Jupiter/Neptune.
Medically Amethyst has long been used to strengthen the endocrine and
immune systems, this gem is good for being able to cure headaches, insomnia,
and alcoholism and keep one from smoking. Amethyst is a member of the
quartz family. It is used for protection, meditation, drawing the favor of
superiors, stimulates psychic power.
The Apache Tear is a small piece of Obsidian that is a type of volcanic glass and
is the color black. It is basically a stone of protection, but can be used for
comforting grief, grounding, inner vision, forgiveness and understanding.
Mirrors made of Obsidian are used for scrying purposes.
The Birthstone of March is a transparent bluish - green color, and is known for
giving hope and confidence, and has the ability to cheer up the unhappy. It
also gives courage, protection, self-love, intellect, emotional stability,
spirituality, and a connection to the higher self.
Aventurine is most often green, blue or red in color, but sometimes it can be
found in shades of "peach" as well as browns and grays. It appears tightly
packed with metallic speckles and is sometimes called Indian Jade. It is an all
purpose lucky stone with a push in a winning direction. Aventurine is also used
to help build stronger eyesight. It aids intellect and makes the wearer more
creative. Medically Aventurine is said to stimulate muscle tissue and ease
anxiety. Aventurine belongs to the quartz family. Astrological
The Blood stone is really Jasper, but because of its unique properties it is listed
separately. It is also called a Heliotrope. It is very dark green in color with red
or orange spots or bands in it. The Bloodstone is used and carried by Witches
to bring about their wishes. It is an aid in removing both mental and physical
blocks. It has been used for centuries in healing of both internal and external
difficulties. If you embark upon the healing of another person, keep a
Bloodstone in your pocket to protect yourself. It is also carried to avoid
wounds, provide intense healing, courage, wisdom, grounding, creativity,
intuition and acceptance. It is said that when the energy of the Bloodstone is
used up, the red spots turn to white and the stone should then be returned to
the elements from whence it came.
The Carnelian is a very special Agate and is translucent red or orange in color.
It is the success stimulator for the career minded individual. It is a powerful
This stone is said to bring money, balance, energy, courage, mental focus and
emotional stability to those provides consistency, fidelity and innocence.
The Birthstone of May is green in color. It strengthens love and intelligence,
eloquence and popularity. It helps to provide happiness, harmony, and aid in
legal matters and in meditation.
The color of this stone is variegated translucent blue, purple, pink or blue-
green. Fluorite is seen as interlocking cubes or sometimes gives the appearance
of two pyramids fused together. It is known for providing stability and order,
spiritual balance and enlightenment and increased intuition.
The Birthstone of January is a deep red and is known for strengthening health,
awareness, love, courage, commitment, energy, consistency, sincerity,
friendliness, frankness ad generosity.
Geodes are stone balls with Crystal, Amethyst or Topaz centers. They are a
collection of mineral deposits that dazzle the eye when the stone is sliced
open. They are often called Thunder Eggs; they simulate dance and free spirit.
In magick a Geode can be used to concentrate power prior to it's release.
Hematite looks like a lustrous steely black pearl. It transforms negative into
positive, brings inner happiness and mental order, balance, and aids in
centering but is most often used for grounding. The only other common use
is in scrying. The reflections from a light source (the best is light from a
candle) on a large piece of polished Hematite will produce answers. Hematite
activates the spleen and aids in blood supply. Astrological correspondence:
Used to calm communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional
expression. Promotes patience, ambition. Aids spirituality. Used to eliminate
pain, stress and rage. Helps balance the calcium levels in the body. Used for
disorders of the teeth, bones and soft tissues.
Jade can be various shades of green. It is a gem of inspiration and confidence,
spirituality, meditation, dreams, peace and astral travel.
These stones are hard and opaque with varied colors. Jaspers strengthen your
energy flow and relieve stress. They have also been known as rain gatherers.
Brown Jaspers are best for grounding and stability. Green is for healing. The red
Jasper aids in night protection, the defensive return of negative energy,
awareness, remembering dreams and astral travel.
Labradorite is an iridescent blue green color. Little has been written about it,
but anyone who has ever worn or even carried a piece of Labradorite can tell
you exactly what it does. In fact, many people find its influence so unsettling
they cannot wear or carry it. As you rotate a piece of Labradorite, you will see
little flashes. Each of those little flashes will enhance any psychic event. People
report the impressions, visions, feelings, and events overwhelm them and they
must remove the piece of jewelry with the Labradorite in it after awhile. Others
only know they are uncomfortable when wearing a piece of jewelry with
Labradorite in it. You might call Labradorite a psychic amplifier. It then proves
very useful in playing hunches or any area where knowing a bit more than
others around you is an aid. It is associated with the Crown and/or the Third
Lapis lazuli or lapis for short is mostly lazurite but commonly contains pyrite
and calcite. The name means blue rock and is always a brilliant blue with violet
or greenish tints. The rich blue color is due to the sulfur that is inherent in the
structure of lazurite. The best source of lapis is in the remote mountains in
Afghanistan. It is also found in Chile and in lesser quantities elsewhere. It was
first mined in Afghanistan 6000 years ago. The rock was transported to Egypt
and present day Iraq and later to Europe where it was used in jewelry and for
ornamental stone. Lapis is one of the oldest spiritual stones known; it was
often considered the stone of royalty. It is often used in healing. The custom
has long been its use to help diseases of the blood. For soothing purposes all
the stone needs do is touch the skin. It is for this reason Lapis is often also used
to increase psychic awareness. Becoming calm is the first step in awareness.
Lapis strengthens the skeletal system and activates the thyroid. Through the
ages, lapis has been associated with power, wisdom, love, and most frequently
as a stimulator for psychic abilities. It is believed to stimulate inner vision, give
enhanced wisdom, insight and good judgment.
This stone is colored blue or green with variegated bands. It has a truly unique
ability; it breaks into two pieces to warn you of the coming of danger. It is also
believed to greatly enhance vision quests.
This stone has a range of colors from white, to a stone with pink, blue, and
green hues. All are opalescent. the Moonstone promotes love, compassion,
and sympathy, both in yourself and in others. Other uses considered for the
moonstone are for balance with oneself, intuition, changing of cycles, stress
reduction, confidence, Goddess Energy, happiness and luck. It is also the gem
of second sight; it enhances psychic powers and should be kept with divinatory
tools. The Moonstone can assist in unblocking emotions between two lovers,
helping them communicate in an atmosphere of unconditional love.
Obsidian is perfectly black volcanic glass. Known as a stone of protection, it
can also be used to dispel negativity and comfort grief, the larger pieces can be
used as reflecting glass for scrying purposes. Native Americans (The People),
also used obsidian for ritualistic and divination purposes. The people of the
volcanic regions also used obsidian for weapons and tools. The smaller pebbles
of obsidian are referred to as Apache Tears.
Opal varies in colors. The most common is a milky white with flashes of color
becoming visible as the stone is moved. Black Opal is dark as the name implies
and filled with bright flashes of all colors. There is Black Opal on the market
that started out as the more common milky form but has been treated with a
sugar solution and then sulfuric acid to turn it black, be careful. Mexican Fire
Opals are in the red-orange family of colors. Opal also occurs as Boulder Opal.
In the raw form you can see on the rock small patches of color and flash. The
Opal is cut leaving the rock as backing into many shapes and sizes. Fossils can
occur as Opals, the largest ever heard of is of a Plesiosaur found in Australia. It
is hard to imagine a 10-meter piece of Opal. Wood and seashells are more
common Opalized fossils. Opal is much sought out for its abilities, because it
contains the colors of every other gem, it can be used wherever another gem is
called for in magick. Opal is a noncrystalline form of quartz that contains a
small amount of water, because of all its other colors; it is associated with all
the planets. That is also true of the Chakras. In fact, it is considered the best
balancer of the Chakras in all of nature. It is growing in popularity because the
wearer feels so much more at ease with the world when wearing it. Opal
requires more care than other gems. If it loses water, it can crack and change.
The Birthstone of June is known for giving purity, fidelity, gentleness and tears
of joy or sorrow.
The Quartz Crystal is an opaque, transluscent crystal. This crystal can appear in
all colors of the spectrum. The crystal itself embodies the power of energy,
psychic ability, meditation,healing, protection, astral travel, vision and scrying.
This crystal has a soft pink hue. Rose Quartz is never truly clear, but is a milky
pink color. Small stones often appear almost clear. Rose Quartz is used to bring
love to the wearer or fidelity in existing relationships. Because of its power to
bring love, it is often combined with a grounding gem such as Hematite. In
the physical area, it aids the kidneys and circulatory system; it is also used as an
aid to promote fertility. Some sources listed are as associated with the Sun
while others the Moon. It encourages peaceful and loving feelings; it promotes
beauty and love of one's self and of others. It is also used for de-stressing and
is excellent for a friend or family member who is experiencing profound grief
over the loss of a loved one.
The color of this crystal is translucent gray/black. It looks like clear Quartz that
has been infused with a heavy dose of soot. It is another energy generator and
a protective stone.
Rhodochrosites are variegated pink and wither. It is the energizer of the stone
family. If you are feeling a little tired, let this stone help you out.
Rhodonite is a reddish stone with black veins. It is often worn to calm or
center. It has the ability to shut off some people's psychic abilities. This allows
them to escape from constant psychic sensations; this is a reason it is also used
when trying to meditate. Some sources list as an aid to building self-esteem
and confidence. Rhodonite is often used as an aid to the nervous system and
both the thyroid and pituitary glands. Strangely, it is associated with the planet
Mars. Sources say it is a metamorphic from of impure limestones. It forms
faceted crystals that should be highly prized if you can find even one.
The Birthstone for July is brilliant red. Ruby is a stone everyone knows. It has
always been associated with wealth and protection. Ruby is worn to bring
wealth via business and not by things such as gambling. The protection it offers
is from illness although some sources also list its ability to be a psychic
protector. More commonly using it clearness as a scrying stone uses it to
detect psychic dangers. Ruby is now grown. The resulting gems are as good in
their magick as the natural stones. This gem is said to give boldness, courage,
loyalty and charity. Some say it is also responsible for anger, cruelty and
This is said to be the true Birthstone of August before the jewelers changed it
to peridot. Sardonyx gives intellectual power and can be used in magickal rites.
The Birthstone of September is a deep royal blue. This gem gives loyalty,
contentment, peace and humility. It brings forth justice and truth.
Snowflake Obsidian is black with "white snowflakes" through it. Snowflake
Obsidian both centers and reduces stress. If you have problems wearing either
Hematite or Amethyst, this is a gem you should consider. Snowflake
Obsidian's planet is Saturn. Snowflake Obsidian is volcanic glass. It fractures just
like glass. Obsidian was used in prehistoric times for tools.
Sodalite is deep blue with strands of white; it is often confused with Lapis
Lazuli. Sodalite is an excellent stress reducer. This stone enables you to go
through the day without being affected by major upheavals or emotional
turmoil. It is also a good meditative stone.
The Sunstone is tangerine in color and native to Oregon, this stone looks like a
slice of orange and even feels like one. This is an energizer and a cellular
healing stone. It is often associated with the Sun and the element of Fire.
Sometimes used in cancer recovery.
This beautiful stone is honey-brown with banded tints. It is a stone of luck and
fortune, but is also known for its truth discerning capabilities; it is a stone of
honesty. Anyone attempting to lie to you while you are carrying this stone
had better be careful, as his lies will be known. It is used for courage, stability,
energy, psychic ability, insight, intuition, and as an anti-depressant.
The Birthstone of November stands for fidelity and love, it has been known to
draw honor, wealth, cure anger and give sobriety.
The Birthstone of December is baby blue and a stone of protection; it brings
safety and prevents accidental death. It will drain of color if in contact with
your flesh over a period of time where you are in a highly stressed mode.
Turquoise is also a speaking stone; it enhances verbal communication and
allows thoughts to flow in perfect sentences.
Helps balance the emotional body. Facilitates the re-birthing process. Used
in the treatment of disorders of the reproductive system and promotes healthy
Zircon comes in clear, yellow, orange, red, brown, and green. Each color has its
own magical properties. Clear is a good substitute in magick for diamond. It is
often used to clear the mind and is used for protection. Yellow brings love to its
wearer and increases sexual energy. It is a stone effective in lifting your spirits.
Orange is listed as most protective during travel, particularly against theft, but can
also be used in beauty magick. Red is often used in magick dealing with money. It
is also protective but also adds energy to the body in times of stress. It is an aid in
healing the body and reducing pain. Brown is listed only for grounding or
centering purposes. It is called on for some magick to increase wealth. Green is
brings raised spirits and happiness to the bearer's life. It is also used in money
magick. who carry it.
Chakra Location Function Color
First Feet to base of spine Grounding Black, brown, red
Second Genital area Sexuality Red, orange
Third Abdominal area Personal power Yellow
Solar Plexus Diaphragm Emotional release Coral, yellow-green
Fourth Heart Love, healing Pink, green
Fifth Ear, nose, throat Communication Blue
Sixth Brow Inner wisdom Dark blue, purple
Seventh Crown of head Oneness White
"Chakras", which means "wheels" in Sanskrit, are points of energy running along our
spine. Ancient Hindus formulated that there were seven of these energy wheels, each a
different color and spinning in a clockwise direction. Interestingly enough, the spacing
of chakras actually match major nerve or endocrine centers in the body.
The chakras can become easily blocked, making us feel sick or out of balance. You can
clear the chakras by visualizing cleansing light pouring into them.
The first chakra: also called "the root chakra." Located at the base of the spine. It is
linked to survival instincts and our ability to ground ourselves in the physical world.
Blockage manifests as paranoia, defensiveness.
The second chakra: located just beneath the navel, and related to our sexual and
reproductive capacity. Blockage manifests as emotional problems or sexual guilt.
The third chakra: located behind the solar plexus, which gives us a sense of our
personal power in the world. Blockage manifests as anger or a sense of victimization.
The fourth chakra: the heart chakra, which gives us the ability to express love.
Blockage can manifest as immune system or heart problems, or a lack of compassion.
The fifth chakra: located in the throat, directly tied to creativity and communication.
Blockage manifests as problems like laryngitis or sore throats, creative blocks or
general problems communicating with others.
The sixth chakra: "the third eye." Located between the eyebrows, this chakra is the seat
of intuition and awareness. Blockage manifests as sinus or eye problems.
The seventh chakra: "the crown chakra", located at the top of the head. This is related
to one's personal spiritual connection to the universe. Blockage manifests as
Over the last weeks or so, I had decided to give an additional attunement as a gift to
those working with Sacred Breath. Ethereal Crystal attunements allows you to work
with the essence of crystals without actually having to have the physical stones on
hand. It saves time/money and it is convenient when carrying stones with you are a
problem. I do enjoy working with crystals, but I also find it very beneficial to have an
alternative means of using them. An Ethereal Crystal healing can stand alone or be
combined with other healing methods, such as Reiki, Sacred Breath or other healing
modalities. To those that wish to have this addition attunement, it is done in two
parts. 1, 2 & 3 then 4, 5 & 6. There must be at least a five day space between the two
sets. It is given separately from the Sacred Breath initiation. You can either use it with
the system or without. You would also be given my lineage for the ethereal
attunements, so there would actually be two lineages given to those that choose or
feel called to work with crystals and feel they would benefit from this additional
system. There is no charge for this.
Through attunement you gain access to a specific crystal's energy and can channel it
These ethereal crystals are much stronger than those found in earth. It can be done in
person or as with other modalities be done by distant sendings.
You are attuned to the following stones:
AMBER, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Aventurine
Pink Beryl (also known as Morganite),
Blue Lace Agate, Botswana Agate, Green Calcite
Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Clearn Quartz
Emerald, Hematite, Red Jasper
Malachite, Rose Quartz, Ruby
Etheral Crystals 4-5-6
Prerequisite: Ethereal Crystals 1-2-3
Alexandrite, Amazonite, Azurite
Bloodstone, Gold Calcite, Fire Opal
Fluorite, Red Garnet, Jade
Lapis Lazuli, Moldavite, Moonstone
Peridot, Pyrite, Blue Saphire
Yellow Sapphire, Black Tourmaline, Violet Tourmaline,
Pink Tourmaline, Double Terminated Clear Quartz
Below I have listed some of the animals/totem/animals guides that can assist us in our
goal of healing others and ourselves. This is presented just as a “taste” as were the
other offerings that can and do work well with your basic hands on healing systems.
My suggestion is that if any of the “add” ons peak your interest or you feel drawn too
then pursue further studies. There is a wealth of information to be had through
books, the internet and perhaps you will be one of those that will work with a physical
Eagle (Spirit), Hawk (Messenger), Elk (Stamina), Deer (Gentleness),
Bear (Introspection), Snake (Transmutation), Skunk (Reputation),
Otter (Woman Medicine), Butterfly (Transformation),
Turtle (Mother Earth), Moose (Self-Esteem), Porcupine (Innocence),
Coyote (Trickster), Dog (Loyalty), Wolf (Teacher), Raven (Magic),
Mountain Lion (Leadership), Lynx (Secrets), Buffalo (Prayer & Abundance),
Mouse (Scrutiny), Owl (Deception), Beaver (Builder), Opossum, (Diversion)
Crow (Law), Fox (Camouflage), Squirrel (Gathering),
Dragonfly, (Illusion) Armadillo (Boundaries), Badger (Aggressiveness),
Rabbit (Fear), Turkey (Give-Away), Ant (Patience), Weasel (Stealth),
Grouse (Sacred Spiral), Horse (Power), Lizard (Dreaming),
Antelope (Action), Frog (Cleansing), Swan (Grace), Dolphin (Manna),
Whale (Record Keeper), Bat (Rebirth), Spider (Weaving), Hummingbird (Joy),
Blue Heron (Self-Reflection), Raccoon (Generous Protector),
Prairie Dog (Retreat), Wild Boar (Confrontation),
Salmon (Wisdom/Inner Knowing), Alligator (Integration),
Jaguar (Integrity/Impeccability), Black Panther (Embracing the Unknown), Tiger
(power, energy) Polar Bear(solitude-transformation) Crane(Solitude-independence)
Seahorse( confidence,grace), Shark(hunter, survival, adaptability)
The is just a small sharing. All living/breathing creatures that walk, crawl, fly or swim
upon this earth carry a “medicine” that they will share and teach… we need only to
observe, listen, and hear the lessons being given.
A good source of information on working with animals as totems/guides is Ted
Andrews (Animal Speaks) and Jamie Sams (Medicine Cards)… I have worked with
Jamie Sams medicine cards since they first came out in 1988. The set comes with
beautifully illustrated cards and a book on descriptions and how to use them.
Originally there were 44 cards but have increased to a set of 52 presently.
Working with Colors for Healing Work
Violet: Violet is at the opposite end of the spectrum from red. Good for mental
disorders, the nervous system, female complaints.
Indigo: Good for emotional problems, deafness, and especially good for the eyes,
Blue: Good for cuts and burns, also for rheumatism. It also acts as an antiseptic and
cooling agent. Excellent for inflammations including those of internal organs.
Green: Green is the great healer. It is neutral to the other others. It serves as a general
tonic and neutralizer. When in doubt, use green. Excellent for heart problems,
neuralgic headaches, ulcers, head colds and boils.
Yellow: Yellow is excellent in treating bowel and intestine problems. It can act as a
mild sedative to relieve many fears and give a mental uplift. It is good for treating
indigestion and heartburn, constipation, piles, also menstrual problems.
Orange: Orange is not as harsh of a color as red, but has many of the same properties.
Very good for illnesses of the respiratory system such as asthma and bronchitis; also
good as a tonic and laxative.
Red: Red is at one end of the spectrum. It is a warm color which invigorates, excellent
when used for treatment of persons having heat diseases, anemia, and liver diseases.
Direct sunlight is my choice and is the best to use. I purchased some small pieces of
stained glass and used some copper tape to protect the edges. You could also use
plastic, glass or even tissue paper on the pan of a window, then have the patient sit in
front of the window so the colored light is directed to the afflicted area, for example,
if the problem is in the arm.. Then make sure that the light is touching that area. This
treatment should be given in two thirty minutes daily, once in the morning and once
in the evening.
In the absent of sunlight or there is no available window artificial light may be used.
One method is the used of a photographic slide projector. This is frequently better
than a window because the light can be more accurately focused onto the afflicted
area. From a photographic supply firm one can obtain empty cardboard slide mouths
onto which can be placed small rectangles of colored plastic or acetate so to have a set
of slides of the seven primary colors.
An ordinary glass of water can become medicinal when charged by sunlight. Tape a
piece of colored paper or acetate around the glass (a colored bottle is even better) and
let it sit in sunlight from six to eight hours. Even if the sun does not directly shine on
the water it will still be charged. An eight ounce glass of water taken three times daily
has the similar effect as a thirty minute colored light application.
A Journey of Remembering
Attunement/Initiation – Process Meditation
Greetings to all. We will begin this day with a meditation/initiation and then after a
small break complete the process of initiation/attunment.
When at all possible do the attunements in person. Realizing that this is not always
possible, we will conclude that indeed the process can and does work at a distance.
This meditation does not have to be memorized; it can be read during the initiation.
It is also not mandatory for one to use it, this is simply an example. Each
Master/Healer may create their own.
Let’s begin by saying that it is my practice to have an initiate find a place in nature,
either in real life or by meditation state of finding one.
Shall we begin? Come with me on a journey of awakening. Start your process by
going on walkabout; continue walking until you just “feel” like this is a special for
you. Sit down and get yourself as comfortable as you can. (This is also for distant
initiation). Initiate would be given a copy of this and read prior to beginning or one
of the Master/Healers offerings.
Take a deep and cleansing breath to the count of five… breathe deep, one…
two…three… four…five and hold you breath for five seconds and breath out…
one… two…three…four and five.
Do this breath twice and relax. Closing your eyes… getting more comfortable and
Now place your hands to your sides, palms down touching the earth if possible... if
you can not physically do this sitting upright, and then bend forward with your hands
in front of you... palms down touching the earth or by laying down either on your
stomach or back.
Now, I want you to experience all your senses… what do you feel? Is the ground
warm/cold, what do you smell? Does it smell like spring/flowers or musky or the
smell of pine needles? Keeping your eyes closed... what do you hear around you?
Birds? The wind? Now in your minds eye... what do you see? Can you see trees,
Now, I would ask that you to begin patting the earth... just like your were playing a
drum with your hands… allow the rhythm to be whatever it feels right for you... it
can be fast or slow.. Allow it come naturally to you. It can be one palm at a time or
using both, you may begin by forcefully patting the ground but just continue until
you find your own rhythm. Allow this to continue until the rhythm begins to slow...
and then to stop... now feel with your palms firmly pressed to the ground... what is
being sent back to you. Can you feel a vibration coming back to you? Feel, giving
yourself the time to feel the heartbeat coming from the very core of the earth
mother. Feel her rhythm and begin to remember………
If you are beginning to feel uncomfortable, shift your position and possibly for many
a good time for those sitting to just lay down either face down or laying on your back
or shifting from back to stomach/stomach to back. Just lay there for a time,
remembering…. feeling the earth natural rhythm/heartbeat…
Now, I want you to feel your own heartbeat…. is it the same rhythm that you feel
beaming back at your from the earth? Feel the heart beat of the earth and then
yours... your heartbeat will slow or speed up to match the rhythm that is beneath
When the heartbeats are the same… then I want to you take in another deep breath
to the count of five… one…. Two…three…. four….five and hold to the count of
five… one…two…three….four and five…letting your breath out to the count of
Again, begin to feel what is around you... the smells, sounds and touch. Does it now
feel differently to you now?
Now I want you to feel yourself beginning blending with earth below you….. Your
body beginning to move downward… deeper and deeper and finally feel you’re body
coming to rest in a space at the core of the grandmother. The place of memories
stored. You find yourself in a cave like sitting, you can hear the water trickling
around you, and it feels cool and safe. Take a took around you, what do you see? As
you begin to walk looking down you see a key... pick it up and continue to walk… it
seems a bit dark but your eyes have adjusted and coming in your view is a chamber
with a door/lock… take the key and open the door and walk in…your eyes are filled
with the beautiful colors of crystals covering the chamber wall, every turn of your
head brings another color... Moving further into the room you see an altar... upon
the altar are two objects, a leather pouch and another gift.. Each of us are gifted with
different things… take the leather pouch and place it around you neck, and place the
second object in your pouch. Stand for a few moments, allowing the colors to be
absorbed... each bringing a gift of healing. Move back toward the chamber door step
out….Stop again to give thanks for the gifts you have received. Standing with your
eyes closed… its now time to come back...
Once again, take in a deep breath to the count of five…. One... two…three… four…
five, moving upward… As you are pulling in the breath you are pulling from the
depth or core of the earth... the place of beginnings... the place of the grandmother....
this is the place of the first heart beat… bringing with you the Sacred Breath…. As
your emerge back in the place that you began… exhale... with one great outward
Now is a good time for everyone to get a drink, potty breaks etc… There will be an
sixty to ninety minute break and then we will begin the attunements. This may also
be done in a two day workshop that one may include traditional hand positions or
done in a one day process with prior studies done by the initiate. It can also be used
as a time to talk about the pouch around your neck. What gift did you bring back
from your journey?
I would also like to stress that the above meditation is not mandatory; each
Master/Healer may create their own. The process of this meditation is also to clear
old baggage and does some chakra work at the same time. This is part of the
initiation and not done at separate times.
There is only one level of attunement, and that is Master/Healer. Each given the
ability to pass this attunement.
Preparing a sacred space for the attunement.
1. Candles for the four directions of East, South, West and North are frequently
used and are always done when I do an attunement both in person and at a
distance. I also use a candle representing Spirit, which is traditionally for me
white or Violet.
The Four Directions
There are many different variances in what colors represent the four directions or four
winds, for Sacred Breath I use the colors designated by the Lakota Sioux.
East – Yellow
West – Black
North - Red
White – South
Green – Earth
Blue – Sky
Alternative to these colors, you will also find widely used these colors:
Direction Color Element
NORTH Green Earth
EAST Yellow Air
SOUTH Red Fire
WEST Blue Water
You can also alternatively use a chakra colored candle... these can be found in many
metaphysical store and or grocery stores as an all in one candle, or simply use all white
candles. Candles of course are only an option that you may or may not want to use.
Remembering that each comes to Sacred Breath with their own religious beliefs or
spirituality. So, try to be considerate and not impose too much of your own personal
2. Cleanse the area or “smudge” using sage, cedar or a choosing of your nwn. I also
elect to use a smudging ceremony to clear myself and the initiate prior to beginning.
I will give an additional handout for this procedure for those that wish to have it. It is
the intent that is the underlying purpose of doing this. If not using a smudge
material, than use by words. I place a protective circle around this area and send out
any negative energy from around us. I always find that using incense is nice, but be
sure to ask prior to using it if the initiate is sensitive to fragrances. Appropriate music
is also nice as sound does affect our ability to relax and open. Only have it loud
enough that it can be faintly heard. If you are working outside, have a portable chair
for the initiate to sit in.
3. As one that follows a Shamanic path, I used my drum at this time. It is used as a
form of prayer/meditation prior to beginning the initiation. I first offer up my
drum to Great Spirit/Mother Earth. This of course is an option and not required
for others who do not follow the same path as I. You may create your own
meditation to use.
4. Call upon whomever you call to in prayer. Great Spirit/God/Goddess and ask
they join you in this attunement, leading support and protection.
5. Have your initiate sit in a chair (feet together - not crossed) and to get in a
comfortable position with their hands palms up at the heart chakra. I also let the
initiate know that should they like to have a crystal or tool charged during the
initiation, they may place it under their chair. Often time, they will use a crystal
and use it during their first healing sessions with others.
6. Come up to face the initiate and say their name out loud, asking permission to pass
this initiation. Have them answer out loud.
7. Place either two ethereal moqui stones or the physical stones. The female stone in
the right hand or dominate hand of the male and the male in the right or
dominate hand of the female, then moving the hands to the initiates lap. At the
closing of the initiation, the initiate is ethereally attuned to the moqui stones that
they may use them in their healing practice with the physical stones are not
available. In the manual will be an explanation about these stone, also known as
8. Place both hands on the initiate’s head to achieve an energetic report with
9. Say mentally, I initiate you (name) into the energies and healing of the Sacred
Breath. May you use this energy in a manner that it has been given. May your
heart be touched as you re-connect with that part of you that has been lost
from your conscious memory.
10. Take the initiates hands and close them together, leaving the two stones in
place, bringing them up to the heart chakra, fingertips up. This unites the
male/female unity/energies. Take a deep breath in to the count of
five…holding your breath to the count of five and breathing out across their
fingertips to the count of five, with the fifth breath emptying the lungs.
11. Repeat step 9 at each of the seven chakras.
12. Place their hands back at the heart chakra and once again, I take a feather and
have it just above the initiate’s hands.. then blowing across the feather and
fingertips and then moving back a few steps from the initiate, ask that they
take in a deep breath... counting to themselves one to five... holding their
breath for a time that they can comfortably do and then releasing the breath
in one continuous movement. While they are taking this breath, see the
breath entering the heart place as a pink light or flame. This also ethereally
attunes you to the energies/medicine of the Golden Eagle.. “Spirit”
13. Give thanks to all that have come to assist you during the attunements. And
ask that what has been given be kept in the sacred manner in which it was
14. Tell the new initiated Master/Healer to sit with their eyes closed/relaxed and to
open them and get up when they are ready to do so.
15. Go to each of the four corners extinguishing each candle (snuffing not
blowing) ending with the candle representing Spirit... or if possible allowing it
to burn itself out.
To all the newly attuned Master/Healers, May your journey continue to unfold many
new things and that you share with others the Sacred Breath... the place of
This will conclude the initiation ceremony.
At this time, you would pass out the certificates and any gifts that you wish to give
the initiate... i.e. a feather... a crystal or stone. It is not of course mandatory to do so.
It’s also nice to have a small amount of time to visit with the new initiates and
possibly some refreshments.
** Special Notes: The feather that I use for the initiation is a Golden Eagle Feather.. of
course we all realize that in the US, it is illegal to possess a golden eagle feather or any
bird of prey.. the feather that I use is a “Spirit Feather” meaning that it is a gift from
Great Spirit.. it lives with the heart space.
Since the shaman stones are not always available and perhaps cost prohibited, along
with you initiation.. you are ethereally attuned to the stones and the essence of the
This attunement is made available as an example, you can of course create your own
within the guidelines that have been given with this manual. It does not require an
elaborate ceremony. I am one that does enjoy it but you are not required to do so.
If you are doing this ceremony at a distance, you would use “intent” or you may do as
I do and still perform a ceremony very much done as above..
From this time forward.. you carry with you the ability to blow the breath of the
sacred places. The breath of the Earth, Air, Fire and Water… The four winds, the
winds of change and healing. They are made to cross in the sacred center.. The place
** It is requested that any attunements given by the newly attuned Master/Healers
keep a record of all students attuned to Sacred Breath. I keep a book of registry
numbers assigned and dates of attunements.
Copyright 2002 by Wanda S. Ruffner Printed in the United States Of America
Publisher’s Note :
The ideas, procedures, and suggestions contained in this manual are for Sacred
Breath students, they are not intended as directions, recommendations or
prescriptions of any kind. If you have a health condition and intend to use Sacred
Breath, please do not replace your health being under the supervision of a
medical doctor or other health care professional.