FES International E-Newsletter

Announcing the International Bach Cromer Conference
September 23-24, 2006 in Cromer, Norfolk, England

Cromer Pier, Norfolk, England

Dr. Edward Bach

This is more than just another conference. This is a never-to-be-repeated opportunity to hear from, to see and to meet people who have been most influential in the development of Dr Bach's work in the past 25 years.

Read more about this remarkable conference here.

Re-tracing Dr. Bach's Footsteps: My Visit to Wales

Maki Shimamura & Julian Barnard
In May of 2005, Maki Shimamura and three others visited Wales and the areas in which Dr. Bach spent time while discovering the plants from which he first made his flower remedies. They also visited with Julian Barnard of Healingherbs, who is a long-time scholar of Dr. Bach's work. View the photo essay of her visit here.

Freedom from Pharmaceuticals:
A Positive Alternative to Psychiatric Drugs for Animals

Clients of Kathy Edstrom—
Dijana, with Thomas & Molly
Accompanying this article is an important case by FES practitioner Kathy Edstrom who is working to help clients make new choices for their animals other than the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Read more here.

The Role of Artwork in Flower Essence Therapy:
"...artwork speaks of what is stirred in the soul"

Read an exemplary case study illustrating the powerful synergy of flower essence therapy combined with artwork. This case study presented by Maki Shimamura is illustrated by the client's own artwork that presaged her soul development.

Facsimile Edition Now Available
to Commemorate Dr. Bach

The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies was first published by C. W. Daniel Co. in 1936. Although the book has always remained in print, the text has changed. The 'Methods of Dosage' and 'Method of Preparation' sections, for example, were both removed from the back of the book after Nora Weeks (who had inherited the legacy of Bach's work) died in 1978. During the 1980s and 90s there were other revisions and additions which also appeared in the many translations.

To commemorate Dr Bach and his original vision, a facsimile edition of the 1936 publication has just been produced which follows every detail of the original letterpress book as meticulously as possible. It has been published by Flower Remedy Programme.


New DVD! Searching for Cerato by Julian Barnard

In 2004, a team went to the Min Valley which lies in the foothills of the Tibetan plateau in western China, where Cerato was first found: the only place in the world where the plant grows wild.

Searching for Cerato, a DVD film, tells the story of Cerato, how it traveled to the West and how Dr. Bach chanced to find it in the summer of 1930. It touches the very soul of the flower, showing the spiraling beauty of its unfolding petals, the wild landscape the plant inhabits and delves into the mysterious symbolism behind this Chinese herb.

The journey mirrors the inner journey of the Cerato type, searching for self-knowledge.


Premier Work on the
Nature Signatures of the Bach Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function written by Julian Barnard

The thirty-eight flower remedies discovered by Dr. Edward Bach were described by him as bringing courage to the fearful, peace to the anguished and strength to those who are weak. This is a book about the way these remedy plants grow and how they relate to human emotional states. It represents the summation of over twenty years of Julian Barnard's work, study and practice: it is both a reappraisal and a strikingly original account of the relationship between plants and mankind. Read an in-depth review of Bach Flower Remedies Form and Function written by Richard Katz.

The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, Searching for Cerato and Bach Flower Remedies Form and Function are available from Flower Essence Services.


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