Berkowsky's Synthesis Materia Medica-Spiritualis of Essential Oils
Copyright 2010-2017 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.
By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., NCTMB
Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis Of Essential Oils consists of 106 chapters, covering 107 different essential oils (Coriander and Cilantro, derived from two parts of the same plant, are covered as 2 sections of the same chapter).
This is a work in progress that Dr. Berkowsky began work on in 1998. It is the central reference manual for the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing (the system of soul-level healing work) which he began developing in the mid-1990s.
In addition to essential oils providing benefit on a physical level, they also exert a strong influence upon the psycho-spiritual plane. Dr. Berkowsky designed the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing (SPE) to help an individual overcome the separation from one's higher self that lies at the core of emotional and physical disharmony.
SPE is a synthesis of certain aspects of aromatherapy, herbal folklore and medicine, doctrine of signatures, classical homeopathy, modern physiology, Kabbalah, anthroposophical science, Chinese medicine, Five Element Theory, the chakra system, depth psychology, gemstone healing and color therapy.
In SPE, the bioenergetic, rather than the chemical, aspect of an essential oil is given greater emphasis. Plants are alive, and everything that lives has a soul. The essential oil is the carrier of the soul of the plant.
Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophical medicine, notes: "Matter is most spiritual in the perfume of the plant...When the spirit most closely approaches the physical earth, then we have the perception of fragrance." An essential oil, the bonding medium for the soul of the plant, is uniquely suited to act as the physical entity that can facilitate an interface between plant and human souls.
Imaginative consciousness is an important element in SPE. In the context of this discussion, the term imaginative consciousness refers to overcoming the limitations of analysis of the material aspects of the oils performed exclusively by the senses and intellect via a complementary perception of the spiritual roots which sustain said material aspects.
While these formative processes are imperceptible, they nevertheless are the source of all the material properties of an essential oil. Every living cell must be animated by a vital force, or "ensouled," and it's this incarnation of higher forces into living tissue that lends each organism its tangible expression. Hence, when using essential oils for psycho-spiritual work, all of the physical features, folkloric and historical associations, etc. of the plant can be used to develop an understanding of its spiritual roots.
The chapters Berkowsky's Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis Of Essential Oils range from 15 pages to about 30 pages long. Thus, this reference book is well over 2000 (8 1/2" X 11"; size 10 type) pages long.
If you are interested in doing fine quality, deep-acting, psycho-spiritual healing work with essential oils, this Materia Medica/Spiritualis is the best reference resource available in the world.
At this point in time, Berkowsky's Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis Of Essential Oils is only available as PDF chapter files that are e-mailed as attachments. You can purchase as few as 1 chapter or all 106 chapters. A maximum of 10 chapters are attached per e-mail message. For those ordering more than 10 chapters, the attachments are sent in a series of succeeding e-mail messages.
It is suggested that you create a dedicated folder on your desktop for these chapters and simply click and drag them from each e-mail message into that folder. Once in the folder, the chapters will alphabetize automatically.
Dr. Berkowsky has heard from many people who report that having these chapters on their computers where they can be scrolled through, makes researching through this very detailed material much easier and more efficient. In fact, that is precisely the method Dr. Berkowsky personally uses when he is developing essential oil blends.
Chapter List as of June 2010
Ammi visnaga; Angelica; Anise; Balsam Poplar; Basil; Benzoin; Bergamot; Bitter Orange; Black Pepper; Black Spruce; Blue Chamomile; Blue cypress; Buchu; Cacao; Cajuput; Calendula; Camphor; Caraway; Cardamom; Carrot Seed; Cassie; Catnip; Cayenne; Cedarwood; Celery Seed; Cinnamon; Cistus; Citronella; Clary Sage; Clove; Coffee; Coriander and Cilantro; Cumin; Cypress; Davana; Dill; Douglas-Fir; Elemi; Eucalyptus; Fennel; Fenugreek; Frankincense; Galbanum; Geranium; Ginger; Goldenrod; Grapefruit; Guaiac Wood; Helichrysum; Hemp; Hyssop; Jasmine; Juniper; Laurel; Lavender; Ledum; Lemon; Lemongrass; Lime; Lovage; Marjoram; Mastic; Melissa; Monarda; Myrrh; Myrtle; Neroli; Niaouli; Nutmeg; Oakmoss; Olive Leaf; Oregano; Orris Root; Palmarosa; Parsley; Patchouli; Peppermint; Peru Balsam; Pine; Prickly Ash; Ravensare; Rhododendron; Roman Chamomile; Rose; Rosemary; Rosewood; Sage; Sandalwood; Savory; Seaweed; Silver Fir; Spearmint; Spikenard; St. John's wort; Tagetes; Tarragon; Tea Tree; Thuja; Thyme; Tobacco; Turmeric; Valerian; Vetivert; Violet leaf; Yarrow; Ylang Ylang
Dr. Berkowsky has been working on his Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis since 1998 and it is the central reference manual for Spiritual PhytoEssencing. All chapters are 15 to 20+ (8 1/2" X 11") pages long (some chapters are more than 30 pages long) in size 10 type. The entire set is the equivalent of 2000 + page book. If you are interested in doing fine quality, deep-acting, psycho-spiritual work with essential oils, this reference book is quite likely the best reference resource available in the world.
Written by Dr. Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., NCTMB
Dr. Berkowsky, a registered naturopath, master herbalist and classical homeopath--is President of Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc. He is the founder/teacher of both Spiritual PhytoEssencing and the Natural Health Science System which he designed following many years of research and clinical practice, and includes herbology, nutrition, homeopathy, aromatherapy, exercise, traditional nature-cure as well as East/West healing arts/bodywork. Dr. Berkowsky teaches in-depth seminars/teleseminars/workshops to health-care professionals and spiritually aware individuals.
Disclaimer: This publication is intended as an educational tool, and not as a prescription. Seek the advice of your health-care provider before discontinuing any medication and/or trying any new remedy or technique.