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March 15th, 2017

Essential Oils and the Chakras: Understanding the Inner Nature of Champaca Oil via its Chakra Affinities

March 14th, 2017

Gingergrass and Palmarosa Oils: Differentiation via Gemstone Synchronicities

November 2nd, 2016

Spiritual PhytoEssencing Light-Glow Emitter Technique - to subtly diffuse the Light within plants and essential oils into the atmosphere to counteract this pervasive darkness and to assuage the negative emotions that derive from it.

March 3rd, 2016

Gandhi Root, Camel Jasper and the Long, Rewarding Journey of Self-Actualization - I discuss the properties of a lesser known essential oil called gandhi root and its spirit-level synchronicity with the gemstone camel jasper, the mystical symbolism associated with the camel, and when correlated, how all of these reveal the inner nature of an individual for whom gandhi root oil is specific.

September 28th, 2015

Essential Oils And The Divine Feminine ... climate change and the disappearing influence of the Diving Feminine intersect at the point of man's heedless destruction of the natural world. As the natural world recedes, so does the Divine Feminine which inspirits it ...

February 24th, 2015

Peppermint Oil and The Phosphorescent Personality - Peppermint, a phosphorus-rich herb, has a strong relationship with the phosphorus archetype. While peppermint is a good source of other minerals as well (e.g., magnesium), its phosphorous content exerts a uniquely powerful influence upon its soul-nature.

February 10th, 2015

Mind/Body "Wholing" Precedes True Healing - Human life is dependent upon the presence of certain fundamental conditions, including: proper diet; pure water; fresh air; sunlight; exercise; accommodating climatic conditions; rest and sleep; emotional poise. Health exists in direct proportion to the extent that these conditions are supplied or denied.

January 21st, 2015

Pine Oil and the Aftermath of the Death of a 'GLADIATOR' - The theme of guilt feelings associated with unintentional harm.

July 1st, 2014

Roman Chamomile and the Theme of Ambiguous Loss - Ambiguous loss, sometimes referred to alternatively as frozen grief, is associated with a lack of closure or clear understanding of the circumstances of a person's death or disappearance. Instead of the familiar form of grief which is characterized by the concrete certainty of loss and its ensuing consequences, ambiguous loss leaves family and friends perpetually searching for answers ...

February 9th, 2014

Marjoram Oil and the Perception of Threat to One's Self-Concept - The ideal self is the compensated state a person begins to construct when he or she is told (in various ways), beginning as a very young child, that his or her real self is not well-suited for negotiating the harsh realities of life ...

November 21st, 2013

HUMBLE RADIANCE: The Central Importance of Humility in Soul-Level Blending - Often, an unsatisfactory result in accessing the inner environs of the soul of the person for whom an essential oil blend is intended is due to the blender's investment of all of his or her focus on the technical aspects of the analytical and blending processes while neglecting the parallel track of the development of soul-to-soul relation with the oils and other aspects of engagement with spirit ...

May 9th, 2013

Prelude To A Kiss: Jasmine Oil And Overcoming The Fear Of Intimacy - The fear of intimacy may be the product of a diverse array of causative factors. Thus, jasmine oil is not relevant for all cases of psychospiritual disharmony in which this particular fear is intricately woven ...

February 25th, 2013

The Art of the Blend Part II: The Zen State Required For Soul-Level Blending - Elaborates upon the requisite "Zen state" within which the blender must operate from in order to create a deep-acting, soul-level healing blend ...

January 22nd, 2013

The Art of the Blend Part I: Creating a Customized Blend for Deep Soul-Level Healing - Spiritual PhytoEssencing, a system of soul-level healing work with essential oils that I began developing in the mid-1990s, features the use of two types of essential oil blends: constitutional and situational ...

December 19th, 2012

Loss and Remembrance - An Essential Oil Blend For Those Who Have Been Deeply Affected By The Loss Of Children ...

August 12th, 2012

My Encounter with the Spirit of Cora: A Transitional Journey Using Essential Oils - A demonstrate how I am taking certain mystical qualities and symbolism associated with scriptural archetypal maternal figures such as Eve (of Adam and Eve) and translating these into essential oil selections for inclusion in the Maternal Essence blend ...

June 14th, 2012

Learn the Art of Soul-Level Healing with Essential Oils in the Comfort of Your Own Home - 2012 Essential Oils Fall Webinar Training Intensive: Live Distance-Learning Training with Dr. Berkowsky.

June 4th, 2012

Pemou Oil and Life Here in the Going, Going, Gone - When I heard a few weeks ago that Dick Clark had passed on, my mind wandered back through the mists to a different world ...

March 15th, 2012

Why The Spiritually Sensitive Person Is Prone To Physical Ailments - The Life-Path Of The Clove Oil Individual - Spiritual consciousness often exacts a toll ...

December 6th, 2011

The Art of Using Essential Oils To Integrate the Higher Soul and Personal Self - A soul-level healing art which employs highly individualized combinations of essential oils ...

November 7th, 2011

Essential Oils and the Transition from Life to Afterlife - The Art of Dying: One of the most egregious ways that modern medicine has gone astray is in its firm establishment of the idea that disease is simply a functional, or organic, disturbance or defect. Thus, people have been led away from an awareness of the inner relationship to, and meaning of, illness ...

August 17th, 2011

Basil Oil and Emotional Wounding by Deception, Narcissism and Abuse - One of the most crucial clues regarding the soul-nature (i.e., the inner soul essence) of basil oil is folklore's elaboration of a basil/scorpion synchronicity ...

May 1st, 2011

After The Tornado: Creating a Soul-Healing Essential Oil Blend for the Survivors - Like most Americans, I was dismayed this past week by the scenes of utter destruction and despair left in the wake of the tornadoes that, like malevolent mythological creatures, laid waste to populated areas throughout the South ...

February 10th, 2011

Eve, Soul-Healing Essential Oil Blends, and Crossing-Over - I first met Eve at the beginning of 2006. However, we established I-Thou relation right from the beginning and it seemed as if we had known each other for many years ...

January 25th, 2011

The Trauma of Birth, Separation anxiety and Essential Oils: Part II - The theme of separation is also a highly prominent one in the Kabbalah, especially as regards the metaphysical constructs presented regarding God's creation of the finite, material world ...

January 17th, 2011

The Trauma of Birth, Separation anxiety and Essential Oils: Part I - Some people claim to remember their birth. I have unsuccessfully tried a few times to go deep into my archived memories and establish contact with the long-ago experience of my birth. I am curious to know if it was a relatively smooth transition or a stressful, bumpy ride like that of an airborne passenger flying through turbulence ...

December 2nd, 2010

Essential Oils, Soul Archetypes and the Six Element Paradigm - In Spiritual PhytoEssencing (SPE), the term archetype refers to a unique intangible construct of the soul that is a storehouse and generator of a specific pattern of psycho-spiritual and physical expressions ...

November 15th, 2010

Essential Oils and Soul-Level Healing 3-Class Webinar Series - Each of the three 2-hour classes will focus on helichrysum oil, Hyssop Oil and then Palmarosa Oil ...

June 17th, 2010

Berkowsky's Synthesis Materia Medica-Spiritualis of Essential Oils - 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 ...

May 5th, 2010

Anxiety, Solar Plexus and Essential Oil - In this era of disappearing species, high speed internet, hip hop noise, espresso stands and fast food family dinners, sensitive souls are plagued by the sense that time is running out ...

December 17th, 2009

Essential Oils and Faith, Maternal Love, I-Thou Relation and Creating Angels - My discussions of cedarwood, carrot seed, lemongrass and angelica oils are integrated into a narrative concerning faith, nurturing via food and reciprocal soul-to soul relation not only between two people but between an individual and God ...

November 12th, 2009

Douglas-Fir Essenital Oil: Primal Fear, Inferiority Complex and the Themes of Paternal Nurturing and Protection - I turned my gaze to a huge Douglas-fir, its canopy inscribing circles in the sky. It reminded me that the oil distilled from its needles can help assuage gut-driven primal fear ...

September 16th, 2009

The Last Of Dass: Essential Oils and PTSD, Courage, Duty and Clairvoyance - In order to give the reader a better feel for what the old soldier who had come into my shop had experienced, it helps to know a bit about what battle was like in World War I, because it bears little resemblance to how wars are now fought ...

January 30th, 2009

Maternal Essence: Mother's Day Essential Oil Blend Project - Is a blending project that focuses on developing a soul-level essential oil blend for Mother's Day. This blend will not simply reflect a Norman Rockwell image of Mom and apple pie, although certainly that element of maternal nurturing will be encoded into the blend's inner meaning ...

January 15th, 2009

The True Nature of Eve of the Garden of Eden and Relevant Essential Oils - A demonstrate on how I am taking scriptural archetypal maternal figures such as Eve (of the Garden of Eden) and translating the mystical qualities and symbolism associated with these mythical mothers into essential oil selections for inclusion in the Maternal Essence blend ...

January 12th, 2009

Spiritual PhytoEssencing Repertory of Essential Oils: An Invaluable Tool When Preparing Soul-Healing Blends - It is my strong belief that, while the soul cannot be quantitatively and qualitatively assessed using conventional methods, the soul's abstract nature requires that the imaginative consciousness employed to observe and address it be kept within constructive limits via a highly organized methodology ...

January 6th, 2009

Maternal Essence Essential Oil Blend Part I: Corrrelating Mystical Qualities and Symbolism of Scriptural Maternal Figures With Specific Essential Oils: A demonstrate how I am taking certain mystical qualities and symbolism associated with scriptural archetypal maternal figures such as Eve (of Adam and Eve) and translating these into essential oil selections for inclusion in the Maternal Essence blend ...

December 23rd, 2008

A Holiday Miracle, Santa Claus and Douglas-Fir Essential Oil - A true story about a Christmas miracle and it involves Santa Claus ...

November 10th, 2008

Interpretation of Rose Oil's Plant Signatures - Every living cell must be animated by a vital force, or "ensouled," and it is this incarnation of higher forces into living tissue that lends each organism its tangible expression ...

August 24th, 2008

Coming of Age Memories, Miasms and Essential Oils - A miasm is the homeopathic concept (which I have adapted into Spiritual PhytoEssencing) of a constitutional reactional mode, transmitted from generation to generation bioenergetically rather than genetically ...

December 3rd, 2007

Remembering a "True" Holiday Gift - Like just about everything else in today's culture, the Christmas holiday has lost much of its soul with the vacuum being filled by the netherworld of delusion ...

August 11th, 2007

Journal of Spiritual PhytoEssencing: Essential Oils and Birth-Family Relationships - Just like each of us has unique fingerprints, we also have unique soul-prints. From a spiritual perspective, the reason we are born is to actualize our unique soul-prints in this world ...

July 19th, 2007

The Journal Of Spiritual PhytoEssencing: Archetypal images, Juniper Oil and Cowboy Jack - The main themes of the Tubercular miasm include a feeling of being oppressed with a need to break free to avoid dying ...

June 8th, 2007

Rejuvenation Thyroid Function: Protocol of Skin-Brushing, Hydrotherapy and Essential Oils - Protocol of Vital Chi Skin-Brushing System and Hydrotherapy with Essential Oils ...

June 5th, 2007

Basil Oil and the Scorpion-Type Individual - Basil has traditionally been used to treat scorpion stings ...

May 13th, 2007

Dr. Berkowsky's Spiritual PhytoEssencing - Spiritual PhytoEssencing is based upon an interface of aromatherapy, herbal medicine, physiology, classical homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and the Kabbalah ...

May 4th, 2007

The Soul-Nature of Essential Oils - Phytoessences (plant essential oils) exert emotional and physical effects via the perception of their respective scents ...