“Aromythology explores shadow. Those parts of us that we keep hidden in the darkness. The things we refuse to give light to because they are not things we, as people, but even more so women, are supposed to own.“
Elizabeth Ashley, The Secret Healer, the UK Director of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and an overseas speaker for IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists). Elizabeth’s work focuses on understanding the very earliest energetic relationships between certain plants and the human world right up to the modern-day scientific evidence of healing botanicals. She is a practising Melissa priestess, a plant and bee shamaness, and a bee guardian. She has the unique perspective of having one foot in our three-dimensional scientific reality with the other dancing in the spiritual realms.
“It is easy to make the mistake of thinking of Greek myths as childish stories. However, it's believed that they were written (or initially told, we should say) as means of explaining rituals they saw going on around them. Again, though, that sells them short because myths and rituals are, very much, living and breathing things. They morph and change perspective based on the circumstances you find yourself in. They have a talent for finding a resonance, of tapping into the vibration of what's going on, just as essential oils do.”
Elizabeth Ashley reveals some parts of her journey and the development of her new method Aromythology, explores the benefits of sitting and inhaling essential oil while being guided in meditation to allows the brain to slow down and absorb different truths about an essential oil than one can recover in ordinary reality.
Elizabeth’s article come from where the plant spirit leads, and you can follow that in our SUMMER issue of AROMATIKA Magazine (9.2.).