Essenze dell'Antica Foresta - Ancient Forest Essences

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Ancient Forest

As you make your way into the forest, the outer world of care and tension drops away, and there is nothing but this moment, this deep silence. Within the cathedral of trees with their towering and majestic presence, relaxation begins to take place, your body rhythmically falls into deeper breathing. Everything is in harmony, all is right with the world. Here the forests pulsate with a wonderful energy. The groves are radiant, you can almost see emanations from leaves, branches, and needles. As you walk, you feel a cleansing in your body, there is a lightness. You sense you are entering an altered and sacred space. Ancient Forest Essences are born out of this mystery. They are made within the environments of some of the world's most beautiful and powerful natural forests. They are created in the time-honored way, in the tradition of essence making. Made with awareness and care within the sacred groves, these unique Essences vibrate with mysterious healing qualities of these profound environments. We feel reverence for the subtle properties that make Essences effective. It is a moving experience to see how people respond when they take a few drops of essence. They speak of becoming relaxed and quiet as many people experience the sensations of being deep within nature. Each tree and environment embodies unique healing qualities that interact with people in beneficial ways. Have you noticed the changes that occur as you walk a forest path, and come out of the shade of the tall green trees into a meadow of wildflowers? Each habitat has its own magic, and heals in a different manner. A walk through a Redwood grove has the power of deep and timeless stillness, great echoing shadows of light and dark, filtered and soft sunlight. A hike to the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the Sierras brings dry and rock terrain, far desert vistas, and a delicate silence that touches the soul.
Ancient Forest Essences affect people in the same way—each essence resonates with the unique qualities of the environment within which it was made. By taking a few drops under your tongue, the fresh healing ambiance of trees, water, sun and sky becomes a part of your everyday life. People report that after taking Ancient Forest Essences, subtle shifts occur, and they feel more balanced and whole. A buoyancy or richness becomes present in what was previously a difficult situation. Unrecognized inner resources become available, new options are apparent, and the world is seen in a fresh way. People feel supported in awakening their inner strength and clarity.

About the Essences

Essences are taken in an intuitive manner. Like a walk in the forest, the essences create a beneficial atmosphere, without negative side effects. Because they are entirely safe, people feel free to experiment and be creative in their use—one simply cannot make a wrong choice. We invite you to use this web page as an introduction to Ancient Forest Essences. On this site are listings of all our Essences, with a description of their healing properties and complete instructions for their use. Browse through them and follow your intuition to decide which essences are appropriate for you. The essences are matched together in handy kits—seven stock bottles, of two dram size, complete with droppers in a compact and sturdy carton made of non-bleached, recycled cardboard. The essences are preserved in brandy, in the traditional Flower Essence manner.

Choosing Essences

Choosing which essence or combination of essences is appropriate for you is part of the creativity and joy of using these preparations. A good place to begin is by reading the card which describes the properties of each essence. You may find a description that fits your situation like a glove. Or, you may find that you are attracted to a particular tree or natural environment which is embodied in one of the essences. Some people turn the labels around, and choose the bottle which draws them. You may also use a pendulum or other means of dowsing. Another way is to place a drop of essence on your wrist, and to then feel its effects. Part of the healing process of using essences is to become more aware of how you feel, and what your true needs are. It is a self-empowering process. It is often helpful to write a sentence or two describing your situation, your feelings, what you want to heal. When you match up with the essence (or essences) which are right for you and your situation, there is a sense of delight and energy, a synergistic atmosphere is created. In our experience, people always find their way to the right essence, no matter which method is used.

Using the Essences

Ancient Forest Essences may be used directly from the bottle, by placing two drops under your tongue, 4 times a day. Taking the essence at frequent intervals increases its effectiveness. You may also place 4-7 drops of essence in a glass of water, and sip it throughout the day. A traditional dosage bottle may be prepared as follows: place 4 drops of essence from the stock bottle into a 1 oz. stopper bottle containing a mixture of 10% brandy (vegetable glycerin, chlorophyll, or apple cider vinegar may be used instead of brandy) and 90% water. Then place four drops of this mixture under the tongue, four times a day. An equally effective way to work with essences is to place two drops on your wrist, four times a day. The essence may then be rubbed into your skin. This works well for people who are alcohol sensitive (Ancient Forest Essences are preserved in the traditional manner using brandy, with a total alcohol content of 15%).
Essences may be also be used in many other ways:

  • apply topically to any part of your body, including chakra, acupuncture, and energy points
  • add to massage oils, lotions, salves, or bath water
  • add to spray bottles or humidifiers to cleanse a room's energy
  • use with pets and plants
  • use them as a way of setting the tone for gatherings, for celebrations and rituals, taking the essences as a group
  • keep a kit at your desk or workplace, and use them according to the varying situations and moods of the day

Ancient Forest Essences resonate with subtle and powerful qualities, and like the forest, they are very user-friendly. We encourage you to be creative, and to follow your intuition.

Kit One—North American West Essences

This kit consists of seven essences that were made within the legendary ancient forests of North America.
Petrified Forest
So long ago, these fossilized remnants of the ancient forests of Arizona lived and breathed. This essence breaks up rigid and crystallized patterns in one's emotional, mental, and spiritual life, healing and releasing petrified fear. Wonderful for any type of energy/bodywork.
Within a grove of thousand year old Redwoods in Northern California, this tree thrives in an atmosphere of majestic reverence. Its energy allows you to drop into silence, and feel the presence of deep abiding love. Excellent for meditation and dreamwork.
Western Redcedar
The huge trunk of this ancient Redcedar in the Olympic Peninsula has broken open, creating a chalice that receives the open sky. This is the essence of being in the heart, in the joy, in the moment being present here and now.
Giant Sequoia
Like an Ancient Chief, this powerful and towering Sequoia is over two thousand years old. Its wise, old presence resonates the qualities of inner strength and resources, the courage to be one's self. This essence also brings forth a healthy male presence, potent, sensual, and loving. Can be used by both men and women.
Arizona Juniper
Among the vortices, in the high desert of Sedona, this old and beautiful Juniper is vibrantly rooted within the red earth. Its clean, arid energy cleanses anger residing deep in the heart. It generates the capacity to be generous, large-hearted, and hearty.
Arizona Cypress
Also from Sedona, this large, luxuriant Cypress has a clear sense of self-contained integrity. This essence works powerfully with protection and safety. It is the essence of healthy boundaries, protecting one from being violated by other people, as well as by abusive voices that have been internalized.
Bristlecone Pine
This wondrous tree has been residing on a wild, windy slope of the Eastern Sierras for over 5,000 years. In taking this essence, one experiences a sense of eternity, letting go of momentary drama, seeing through the eyes of forever. Its deep, old, celebrational energy assists in choosing love over fear. Clarity and persistence, the ability to thrive amidst constantly changing conditions.

Kit Two—Ancient European Essences

These seven environmental essences embody the healing presence of ancient European sites that continue to be alive with deep and mysterious qualities. They awaken a medley of songs and stories, a sense of familial roots, and ancient memories.
Norwegian Fjord Waterfall
Made in the clear waters of a towering fjord waterfall. The surging quality of this essence resonates with self-empowerment. It cleanses feelings of confusion and doubt, and dissolves rage and anger stemming from feeling powerless.
Black Forest
Made in a pristine remnant of the magnificent old forests of southern Germany. It resonates with the subtle, invisible archetypal forces of nature that weave the world of form. This essence assists in opening one's heart to nature, healing the fear of nature.
Swiss Glacier
Made with the waters of an ancient glacier in the high elevations of Switzerland. The liquid quality of this essence melts protective walls around the heart, allowing gratitude and appreciation to flow from the heart. Here, one knows true abundance.
New Forest Beech
There is a mysterious quality to this old Beech forest, the private preserve of past kings. The trees are like friendly beings from an old folk tale. They resonate the quality of experiencing the richness of life, without trying to change ourselves according to an abstract ideal. This essence heals criticality, finding fault with everyone and everything.
Celtic Healing Springs
Made with an ancient and legendary spring in England. Its gift is a lucent and luminous energy that clears the chakras and aura, allowing one to reconnect with inner source. Peering into the spring, the face of one's true self is revealed. Very grounding.
Irish Fairy Tree
Made on a magical site near the poet Yeats' Norman Tower. It kindles the fires of creativity, and the energy of excitement. This essence nurtures the creative process, revealing inner direction by surrendering the deep pain that renders one immobile.
Avebury Stone Circle
Made in the lap of trees that are part of the ancient stone circle in Avebury, England. This essence carries the exquisite energies of this healing site, resonating with fertility and the dance of life. Reawakens the freedom to be sensual, shedding centuries of conditioned guilt. This essence is also about aligning with purpose, allowing one to focus with such clarity that nothing stands in the way.

Kit Three—Medicine Wheel Essences

This kit of seven essences is made with trees and powerful healing environments along the Volcanic Ring of Fire in North America. Created to harmonize with the seven directions of the Ancient Medicine Wheel, this kit can be used either intuitively or with medicine wheel work.
Twin Douglas Fir (The East)
From two ancient Douglas Fir trees, growing side by side in the rainforest of Mt. Rainer. This essence radiates the clear, positive, mature, life-giving masculine energy of the East. It is the wisdom of the Eagle, the expansive view the way of illumination, fresh ideas, and expression. The direction of risk taking, putting your creativity and spiritual insight into action.
Cottonwood (The South)
From two venerable Cottonwood trees, this essence resonates with innocence, trust, and relationship seeing another through the eyes of compassion, opening your heart to wonder. Walking in beauty, softness, seeing through the eyes of a child.
Mount St. Helens (The West)
Within the rich ashes and tangled tree trunks of this devastated volcanic mountain, life is recreating itself in a beautiful and touching way. This is the West: constant change, storms from the ocean, great loss and wondrous renewal. To walk this way is to heal the fear of change, the fear of death, to move with impermanence, understanding the ending and beginning of cycles. It is the wild feminine, the awesome power of Kali, and the deep still feminine within. When one opens to the Great impermanence, the silence of meditation becomes available. Here one enters into the heart of the mystery, while change swirls all around.
Blue Moon Over Herkimer (The North)
A gem essence of Herkimer Diamond made under a blue full moon, this is the energy of the North. The wisdom of experience, the vision of seeing many winters come and go. The compassion of the elder, who sees the long view. Making wise decisions, seeing the effects of one's actions many generations into the future. It is to act for the highest good of all life everywhere, having visions of a healing future for mother earth.
Golden Lodgepole Pine (The Center)
Made from a golden glowing tree in the remote High Sierras of California. This is the energy of the Center, of holding firm. Remaining present, open and unwavering, in the heart of life, no matter what comes. It is the seat of non-judgment, being patiently present to what is before you, the firmness of discipline. The way of the Center is radical trust, to not cut and run, to know that all is well.
Full Moon Eclipse (Above)
This is the way of oneness, the deep, quiet presence that includes all things, the vast and mysterious wonder of life. The essence of open awareness. Here separation is dissolved, all sides of an issue or situation are embraced, and conflict is healed. The polarity of the bright full moon and the darkness of eclipse merge together into a higher resolution.
Crater Lake (Below)
Made from the crystal clear waters of a 2000' deep lake, which formed within the enormous crater of an exploded volcanic mountain. This is the direction of absolute truth telling, of honest clarity. Of seeing through to the bottom of a matter, of cutting through denial and pretense. This is the way of deep insight, moving beyond the surface and into the depths. It is to be grounded, to drink from unseen waters flowing deep within.

Kit Four—Sacred Goddess Essences

Crystal Stone Circle
Made in a quartz crystal stone circle in Cornwall, it initiates us into ecstasy and the Great Mystery. It is about ritual, breakthrough, honoring the feminine spirit, and wholeness. Here in the circle we dance, heal, create sacred ritual, and become attuned to the cycles of the sun and moon rising and setting in the dance of the Great Mother.
Ancient Grandmother
The Crone, she who knows, initiates us into the ancient mysteries of knowing that we are part of the sacred web of life. The Crone protects us with a cloak of invisibility while doing inner work. The survivor of many winters, she is vital, alive, beautiful, and excited. She teaches with patience and love. Made with an ancient Western Juniper on a rocky Sierra mountain slope.
Dune Primrose
Heals the maiden, she who is life being newly reborn. Assists in guiding us through rocky places where there appears to be no path, supporting us in focusing on our spiritual journey, embracing innocence, trusting life. Heals the wounded maiden, including sexual abuse; changes the dream of the maiden who has no vision to carry. Heals the violated internal maiden.
Obsidian Dome
Made at the site of a massive volcanic outpouring of obsidian in the Sierras, while a rainbow was circling the sun. This essence embraces and heals rage, transforming this potent energy into radiance. Works with internalized rage resulting from abuse, which consumes personal power and causes us to strike out in the midst of our timidity, fear, and withdrawal.
Volcanic Green Fire
Reflecting moonlight, volcanic green glass leaves behind a rainbow dancing softly on the water's surface. This essence reignites the flame within the heart by healing shatteredness, hurt, loss, grief, and hollowness. In healing these shattered places, we reunite with the ocean of Oneness.
Sacred Yew
Made in the lap of a 1,700-year-old Yew tree in England, with spring waters from below the Glastonbury Tor, this essence awakens joy from within. Joy is the twin sister to love. When there are joy and love, there is no room for fear. Assists with the deep grief of losing someone dear, allowing us to celebrate the larger mystery of life.
Sacred Icon
Made with the waters of an ancient spring, this essence embodies the spirit of a 12th century Eastern Orthodox stone Icon of the Sacred Mother and Child. Made within the walls of an ancient monastery, it teaches us how to experience that which is behind the spiritual image the mysterious dance of emptiness and form, as all of creation, including ourselves, weaves in and out of manifestation. We enter the embrace of the Great Mother, who teaches us there is no separation, there is nothing to fear. In the great swirling movements of life and death, there is no loss, no abandonment, for we have never left home.

Kit Five—Unity

This kit consists of seven essences from the flower, gem, environment, and tree realms.
White Lilac
The renewal of innocence and trust in the Feminine. Made with the incoming tide, reminding us that the tide has indeed changed, bringing in the trust, innocence, love, and renewal of the Feminine energies. The tide ebbs and flows, endlessly singing of love, flowering, returning to the realization that we are love, only love. Thoughts of separation are an illusion.
Western Hound's Tongue;
Growing along a path beneath towering redwoods, this tiny cluster of blue flowers is named for its dog-tongue leaves. This essence asks us to pay attention to what matters, to who we are, and to trust in the unfolding mystery of our lives - radical devotion and faith in life to sustain us in all ways.
Joshua Tree
Made on a clear winter's night, within a desert forest, in Joshua Tree National Park, from a giant, old tree. These strange and other-worldly trees are like antennae, connecting in mysterious ways to other realms, other galaxies. As the essence was made, there was profound opening of the crown chakra area, a complete melting of the small world of thought. The veil of imagined separateness became tine, and we felt we could reachout and touch the vast realms beyond our ordinary sphere of reality.
Chicago Buddha
This essence showers us with the golden energies of the Buddha, sitting in stillness deep within. Made in a very human place, an art institute, where sits a large and beautiful 12th century Indian Buddha. Stillness is the heart of all activity, all creative expression. Silence is our profound truth, it is who we are. Stimulates clarity of the inner eye, helping to reveal the subtle activity of thought, as it weaves stories of alienation and suffering.
Meteor Shower;
Made on the shore of the Pacific ocean during an intense and powerful meteor shower, a rare abundance of falling stars. It is about receiving grace and blessings from the heavens, of being kissed with new seeds of peace and love for all of humankind. In the deep silence of the early morning, the vastness sings with indescribable beauty, saying "all is well, all is well."
Ancient Olive from Crete
This essence embodies patient, enduring growth and long-term friendship. It aids in making peace with oneself and others, so that you can be of service to the greater good. Letting unimportant distractions move by, while remaining rooted in oneness, in your timeless truth. Giving of your creative expression gradually and consistently, in the fullness of time. Letting go of paranoia and honestly being what you are.
Knowing that we are safe and protected in our unfoldment of Being. There is a sense of peacefulness from the place of innerknowing that there is always spiritual and universal protection for us, ever present as droplets of Unconditional Love. Peacefulness is our intrinsic nature. Angelite is like our guardian angels whispering to trust, wake up, and celebrate incarnation.

Individual Essences

Annular Solar Eclipse
This essence is about moving from darkness into the light of awareness easily, elegantly, without drama. It helps in getting out of sticky situations that cling, giving permission to "move on" and "just do it."
Ceres Vision
There is a vision of this essence falling like rain on the earth, where there has been trauma or bloodshed, to transform and harmonize the violence. Made with grains of wheat, this essence supports the healing of allergies to plants, including all grains. There is a vision of this essence falling like rain on the earth, where there has been trauma or bloodshed, to transform and harmonize the violence. This essence is connected with true abundance—by cooperating with nature, we receive a bountiful harvest which is in balance with all of life, and shared by everyone.
Crystal Child
This essence is for healing the wounded inner child. Uncovering feelings of self-confidence, and esteem, we have the willingness to speak and communicate our true self. It is also about breaking free from the internalized parental voices, bonds, and guilt. To be one's true self, one's own self, to no longer be an extension of parental projections and expectations.
Hawaiian Monkeypod
This essence is about clarity, inner listening. It opens us up to inner listening so that we can hear, see, and respond. It also assists in developing inner authority, knowing our own truths, bending with change, while not giving up one's inner wisdom.
Hawaiian Ohia
This essence is about integrity, standing one's ground while choosing from the place of cooperation with an awareness of the greater good of all life everywhere. This essence teaches us that tolerance and acceptance of the diversity of life is the healing response to the planet.
Indian Banyan Tree
This essence opens us up to new spiritual openings in the heart and self. There is a sense of expansion, one feels open, full, and multi-dimensional. Deep spiritual insights and experiences open us to the willingness of sinking roots deep into earth, and becoming enlightened, This tree knows about holding space between heaven and earth, and celebrates that truth.
Petrified Ginkgo
This essence addresses that feeling of "nobody is at home" disconnection from the self. Breaks up crystallized and petrified fear of meeting the divine, dissolves the veil from within. It is also about clarity without judgment, anger, or disdain. This essence facilitates. And, it breaks up old memories that are frozen in negative feelings. A sense of humor and detachment breaks up the sense of "petulance." It also breaks up stagnation, restoring the flow and circulation of energies harmoniously.
Waning Blue Moon
This essence is about releasing old dreams, wishes, desires, and hopes from the past. By releasing cords with the past, you come into the present moment with dreams that are in alignment with you now. It allows the possibility of a different future.

Essence Blends

Abundance and Gratitude
This essence allows your heart to open to abundance and gratitude...when this is experienced moment by moment, it builds and opens awareness to the wholeness and goodness of life. Abundance means many things: to take time to appreciate a beautiful flower, a tree, those you love, sunshine, and rainbows inside the heart as well as outside. Your own definition of abundance expands, and life becomes a treasure to behold. When you feel abundant, your choices have a powerful and beneficial effect, both for yourself and for all of life.
Follow Your Bliss
A blend of Ancient Forest Essences that assists in following your own heartfelt purpose, the path that is personally blissful. Brings powerful movement in the direction of your goals.
Help Now
This is our wonderful new blend of six Ancient Forest Flower Essences specifically matched to give emotional and vibrational support during times of stress, trauma, and injury.
Spirit of Pan
This tree essence blend helps men and women get in touch with their healthy, potent, masculine selves; embodying new ways of being male that are supportive, loving, life giving, and celebrational.
Nature Walk
This blend of Ancient Forest Essences assists in opening your heart to the healing forces of nature, helping you to reconnect and commune with nature's cleansing radiance and magic. Take it before and during walks, hikes, or backpacking journeys into the forest, mountains, desert, or your favorite trails.
Vision Quest
This blend of Ancient Forest Essences assists in seeing your larger vision by bringing it forth from the depths—or in focusing and clarifying a vision you already have. Excellent in conjunction with a formal vision quest in nature, or with any vision quest ritual.
Deep Relaxation
A blend of Ancient Forest Essences for deep relaxation and peaceful serenity within.

Aromatherapy and Essence Combination Spritzers

Our Misters combine 100% natural essential oils with selected Ancient Forest Flower Essences. In this harmonious blend, a lovely alchemy occurs, as the deep resonanace of ancient trees and dappled sunlight mixes with the rich fragrance of essential oils. Each mister is packaged in an attractive 2 oz blue bottle with a white spray top. They are used by spraying around the head, neck, and shoulders, creating an ambience of fragrance and flower essence magic.Spray misters make excellent gifts, and they are an excellent way of introducing friends or spouses to flower essences. We use only the purest essential oils, from selected suppliers.

Cool and Clear – Mist yourself to clear away the cobwebs, to cleanse, to wake up, to find focus and attention, to become present. The refreshing scents of lemon and bergamot.

Celebrate – Mist yourself when it is time to dance, when it is time for your eyes to sparkle with the joy of being—for no reason at all. A beautiful fragrance made with Egyptian Jasmine.

Gratitude and Abundance – Mist yourself, opening to the goodness and abundance of life. Living becomes a treasure to behold, and the richness of life flows everywhere. A lively fragrance, bursting with oil of tangerine.

Help Now – This is our wonderful new blend of six Ancient Forest Flower Essences specifically matched to give emotional and vibrational support during times of stress, trauma, and injury, contained in a convenient 2 ounce spray bottle. People report great success in using this blend for a variety of stressful and traumatic situations.

Peace – Sitting quietly in the loving embrace of nature, your mind empties into a profound stillness, as your heart overflows. Rich and embracing aromas of sandalwood, frankincense, and myrrh.

Sacred Rose – This sensual and exotic blend of Turkish Rose Absolute, with a touch of Frankincense, sings the ancient song of the Goddess. Inhale this fragrance, to remember the pristine presence of the feminine.

Sacred Space – This powerful blend is very helpful in times of stress, tension, and trauma. Spray mist to invoke an aura of protection and safety—a sense of appropriate boundaries. Especially helpful when self judgment is present—it clears the air. An inspiring woodland scent.

Serenity – This blend resonates with nature's luxurious peace and tranquility. Spray yourself whenever you want to relax and let go of daily tensions—especially before bedtime. Made with the soothing essential oil of lavender.



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