The Art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing

Deep Soul-Level Healing Work with Essential Oils

The basic premise of Spiritual PhytoEssencing is: In order to be able to ameliorate soul-level disharmony, the essential oil blender must engage with the archetypes embedded within the fabric of the soul rather than with the archetypal images which manifest as emotional and physical symptoms.

Spiritual PhytoEssencing is a synthesis of certain aspects of: aromatherapy, doctrine of signatures, classical homeopathy, modern physiology, Kabbalah, philosophy, anthroposophical science, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine and folklore, depth psychology, gemstone healing and color therapy.

Dr. Berkowsky has used this synthesis to develop individualized portraits of the inner soul nature of each of the oils used in Spiritual PhytoEssencing blending. Thus far he has elaborated highly detailed portraits of 110 different oils. 

Since each soul is characterized by an array of archetypal patterns, soul-level healing work is best approached with a customized blend of essential oils rather than a single oil. In Spiritual PhytoEssencing, the construction of a custom essential oil blend is similar to painting a portrait. Accordingly, the custom blend development process can be characterized as “painting a portrait in oils.”

The relative effectiveness of a custom oil blend will depend upon the degree of congruence there is between a person’s inner soul image and the soul image constructed by the combination of plant souls within the blend. It is this congruence that will encourage the person’s soul to absorb the soul-force generated by the plant soul combination and use it to reorient toward its divine source.

Given the wherewithal, the soul’s first priority is to overcome the estrangement between the self-conscious personal self and the higher self. When these aspects of soul existence are reintegrated, the latter reassumes its natural hierarchical superiority and once again contextualizes and guides the operations of daily existence. Clearly, this wholeness of being is a crucial component of mind/body wellness.

Currently available SPE resources include the Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils and Repertory Of Essential Oils which are the required material to practice SPE. Individual Chapters from Synthesis Materia Medica / Spiritualis of Essential Oils are also available.

Articles on Spiritual PhytoEssencing

The Neutral Bath: A Relaxing Bath for 21st Century Stress

The Neutral Bath: A Relaxing Bath for 21st Century Stress

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Neutral Bath—a type of full-bath—served as an important sedative therapy for institutionalized, emotionally agitated individuals. In this era of unrelenting emotional and physical stresses, the Neutral Bath may be effectively used to soothe and relax the mind/body organism, affording it the opportunity to restore equilibrium. Learn how to take a Neutral Bath and the complementary essential oils for the Neutral Bath.

What Inspired Me to Develop the Art of Spiritual Phytoessencing

What Inspired Me to Develop the Art of Spiritual Phytoessencing

In the mid-1990s, after nearly 20 years of clinical practice, I came to two crucial conclusions. The first is that all chronic disease, and to a great extent human unhappiness, is characterized by inertia or “stuckness.” The second is that disharmony on both physical...

The Inner Nature of Essential Oils

The Inner Nature of Essential Oils

Essential oils are both biochemical and bioenergetic entities. The practice of Spiritual PhytoEssencing involves the use of phytoessences (i.e., plant essential oils) that are generated and stored by the plant in specialized cells. Virtually every part of the plant...

The Self-Actualizing Tendency, Real Self and Ideal Self

The Self-Actualizing Tendency, Real Self and Ideal Self

The self-actualizing drive is the innate creative force within the soul regarding the actualization of one’s potentials. A person who is continually evolving on a deep psychospiritual level is someone whose self-actualizing  drive is active and sustaining its...

Homeopathic-Style Potentized Dilution of the Custom Blend

Homeopathic-Style Potentized Dilution of the Custom Blend

Given my background as, among other things, a classical homeopath, and my focus upon the bioenergetic potential of essential oils, the use of a homeopathic-style potentized dilution is prepared from a customized essential oil blend (in addition to the use of the blend...

Miasms

Miasms

In Spiritual PhytoEssencing, one of the central archetypes that needs to be determined in each case are the miasms. A miasm is the homeopathic concept that I have adapted into Spiritual PhytoEssencing, of an archetype with a characteristic pattern of archetypal images...

Archetypal Blending

Archetypal Blending

In Spiritual PhytoEssencing, the practitioner is taught how to identify the archetypal pattern that characterizes a particular individual’s soul dynamics. Various components of this pattern are then proficiently matched with corresponding essential oils. The resultant...

Essential Oils, Fearfulness and the Arrow of Time

Essential Oils, Fearfulness and the Arrow of Time

The faster the pace of one’s daily life, the shorter the duration of periods of time seem to be. Learn how to prepare
deep-acting, soul-level healing blends for individuals whose lives seem to be caught up in the racing river of entropy and whose perceptual filters, reactional tendencies and decision-making processes are strongly influenced by the awareness of the acceleration of the arrow of time.

Spiritual PhytoEssencing Light-Glow Emitter Technique

Copyright 2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C. Note: If resonate with the discussion and details below, please pass this document along to any likeminded individual that you know who also works with and loves essential...

Essential Oils And The Divine Feminine

Essential Oils And The Divine Feminine

Modern life features an ongoing degenerative process, whose impact on a soul level is comparable to the destructive effect climate change exerts upon our planet. This degenerative process is fueled by the disappearing influence of the Divine Feminine. In fact, climate...

Peppermint Oil and The Phosphorescent Personality

Copyright 2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C. Special Note: Learn more about Dr. Berkowsky's webinar-based 2015 Spiritual PhytoEssencing Training Intensive Archetypes and Archetypal Images Plants are...

Mind/Body “Wholing” Precedes True Healing

Introduction Psychoanalyst Bill Plotkin, Ph.D. in Wild Mind, writes: "Wholing [cultivation of wholeness of being] is the foundation for true healing. Some degree of personal wholing must precede any deep healing, not the other way around. We must...

Roman Chamomile and the Theme of Ambiguous Loss

Copyright 2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C. Dr. Berkowsky's August 2014 Webinar-Based Client Interview Training Course Recently, I read about the remarkable work of a man (who for many years has spent all of his spare...

Marjoram Oil and the Perception of Threat to One’s Self-Concept

Copyright 2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C. Dr. Berkowsky's Spiritual PhytoEssencing (webinar-based) Training Intensive In the past year, I have spent a good deal of time studying the writings of the great humanistic...

Pemou Oil and Life Here in the Going, Going, Gone

Copyright 2012-2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., NCTMB Looking Back Through The Mists I remember when I heard that Dick Clark had passed on and my mind wandered back through the mists to a different world. On Saturday...

Essential Oils and the Transition from Life to Afterlife

Copyright 2011-2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., NCTMB I am going to devote this issue of the Journal Of Spiritual PhytoEssencing to some of the important insights I gained through my all too brief work with Eve Rosenbloom, a...

The Trauma of Birth, Separation anxiety and Essential Oils: Part I

Copyright 2011-2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., NCTMB Otto Rank and Birth Trauma Some people claim to remember their birth. I have unsuccessfully tried a few times to go deep into my archived memories and establish contact...

Essential Oils, Soul Archetypes and the Six Element Paradigm

Copyright 2010-2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., NCTMB 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...

Essential Oils and Soul-Level Healing 3-Class Webinar Series

Copyright 2010-2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., NCTMB Dr. Bruce Berkowsky will be presenting a 3-class Essential Oils And Soul-Level Healing Teleseminar Series with the first 2-hour teleseminar class scheduled for Wednesday,...

Anxiety, Solar Plexus and Essential Oil

Anxiety, Solar Plexus and Essential Oil

Read this article to learn about anxiety; it’s connection to the solar plexus chakra; essential oils, gemstone and homeopathic remedies for anxiety based on the spiritual phytoessencing.

Maternal Essence: Mother’s Day Essential Oil Blend Project

Copyright 2009-2022 by Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc.By Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., NCTMB I have designed a collaborative blending project for the attendees of my upcoming Essential Oils And Soul 3-Class Teleseminar Series that is certain to be a...

A Holiday Miracle, Santa Claus and Douglas-Fir Essential Oil

We’ve been snowed in for the last few days, and while it is a restricting circumstance, on a deep soul level, the isolation and white quiet helps one to return to the sanctuary of one’s true self. Yesterday, when evening darkened the sky, I poured a glass of organic...

Interpretation of Rose Oil’s Plant Signatures

Interpretation of Rose Oil’s Plant Signatures

Imaginative Consciousness: Developing “Pure Relation” With Essential Oils Philosopher J.N. Findlay in The Transcendence of the Cave remarks: “The other world [i.e., spiritual world] is, in fact, not so much another world as another half of one world, which two halves...

Coming of Age Memories, Miasms and Essential Oils

Summer, like any of the seasons, elicits certain memories—in this case, of a summer past. A few weeks ago, a summer memory sprang unbidden out of the mists and into my view. After this one-reel movie ran its course in my mind, I wondered why this particular memory...

Remembering a “True” Holiday Gift

When I was young I enjoyed the Christmas season even though I'm Jewish and never celebrated it. The Christmas season coincides with the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, the Festival Of Lights. However, it went beyond that for me because the 1950s and 1960s Christmas had a...

Essential Oils and Birth-Family Relationships

What Is A Soul-Print? 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. We are here to become who we truly are and have this true...

Archetypal images, Juniper Oil and Cowboy Jack

Archetypal images, Juniper Oil and Cowboy Jack

In June of 1973 I was teaching biology and general science in a very rough school in Brooklyn. Like many people who eventually became practitioners of the natural healing arts, I am driven by a strong Tubercular miasm current. Thus, like a fire-horse straining at the...

Basil Oil and the Scorpion-Type Individual

Imaginative Consciousness Imaginative consciousness is an important element in the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing. In the context of this discussion, the term imaginative consciousness refers to overcoming the limitations of analysis of the material aspects of an...

The Soul-Nature of Essential Oils

Phytoessences (plant essential oils) exert emotional and physical effects via the perception of their respective scents. The olfactory nerves: nerves related to the sense of smell are directly connected to cerebral centers, including the hypothalamus: a crucial...

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