The third millennium will be spiritual or there will be no third millennium.
Malraux’s quote is the premise of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy – Volume III: Psyche & Subtle.
Subtle aromatherapy is often marginalised as a ‘new age’ practice that does not offer any real, scientific basis to support the practice of aromatherapy. However, exciting new sciences are emerging such as neurotheology that are unravelling many of the mysteries of scent and aromatherapy. The purpose of Volume III is to explore the latest research and examine why scent and essential oils have such a profound influence on our psyche.
Some of these mysteries involve understanding the mechanisms of olfaction, understanding the influence of essential oils on our psyche, and the energetic interactions of essential oils on our health and wellbeing. Recent neurobiological studies are beginning to unravel the complex relationship between essential oil constituents, hormones and neurotransmitters. Evidence also suggests there may be a vibrational basis for olfaction, while neurotheology can provide us with a framework to understand the neuroscience, cultural and spiritual aspects of scent and spirituality.
Each chapter explores a different aspect of the psyche and subtle. Chapters include:
- Re-shamanising Aromatherapy
- Sacred Scents
- Spiritual Dimension of Scent
- Biofield Therapies
- Aromatherapy, TCM, Systems Biology and Personalised Medicine
- Neuropsychopharmacology of Essential Oils
- Aromatherapy and Mental Health
- Essential Oil Subtle Profiles
I believe that aromatherapy is in a unique position to act as a bridge between biomedicine and complementary therapies. There are no other natural remedies that are able to influence the subtle body and psyche like essential oils. This book will help you understand the complex subtle nature of essential oils.