ROSEMARY FLOWER CANDIES (Rosemarinus Officinalis)Written by Simon Mitchell
When a herb or plant has designation 'officinalis' it means it has been recognised to have medicinal qualities. 'Rosemarinus', so called because of marine connections (colour of sea - grows by sea eg Mediterranean) is possibly best example of a herb that we commonly grow that has extensive folklore and many attributed medicinal values. It was beloved by Romans, who bought it to UK from Turkey, they believed this valuable herb could preserve dead bodies from corruption and it was often strewn or grown in graveyards and around tombs. It was well known to Tudors as a stimulant to system. In 'The Garden of Health' (1579) William Langham writes: "Carry flowers about thee to make thee merry and glad and well beloved of all men...hang flowers on thy bed and place Rosemary in bath to make thee lusty, lively, joyful, strong and young. To comfort heart steep Rosemary flowers in rose water and drink it".
Gerard agrees in his 1636 Herbal: "The flowers of Rosemary, made up into lozenges with sugar and eaten make heart merry, quicken spirits and make them more lively". He also notes that Rosemary water acts as a breath freshener. Rosemary has long been recognised as a valuable heart and liver tonic and its use can help to reduce high blood pressure. It has been used in treatment of nervous complaints, digestive disorders and menstrual pains. Rosemary is a symbol of constancy in love because it remains fresh and fragrant when cut, longer most other evergreens. For this reason it was often used for solemn occasions such as weddings or funerals - "Be it for my bridal or my burial". As in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Rosemary is for remembrance and in language of flowers gift of Rosemary means "Never will your memory fade". Ancient myth has it that 'Where Rosemary flourishes - woman rules'. Rosemary is sometimes used in psychic work as an aid to concentration, memory and mental steadyness. Under pillow or over bed its delicious aroma is said to prevent nightmares.
Subtle body imaging systemsWritten by Simon Mitchell
Work with electrical fields that surround animals and plants suggests presence of an energy body. Studies using Kirlian photography show energy fields surrounding physical objects although there is still some debate as to what these actually are. One famous Kirlian experiment is 'Phantom Leaf Effect'. In this experiment leaf is cut or torn and top part removed. The Kirlian photographs taken reveal it still to be there as an etheric body, perhaps a 'holographic energy template' for leaf, although there is much discussion as to what this effect actually is.
Electro-acupuncture systems show a way forward to combining best abilities of orthodox medical science with far more subtle and less invasive treatments. The Motoyama A.M.I. Machine compares electrical balance of two sides of a human body, by attaching electrodes to acupoints of 12 main meridians. This machine allows observers to analyse subtle energy streams in body. Acupuncture and philosophy behind it has an enhanced understanding of energy systems that nurture cellular growth and repair.
The Voll machine or Dematron is another breakthrough device in this field that is relatively unheard of. Instead of monitoring terminal acupoints as in A.M.I. machine above, Voll machine measures electrical parameters of any single acupuncture point in body. It can show which organs are affected by dis-ease (or un-ease) by analysing electrical voltages associated with each spot. The Voll machine can help to find reasons for energetic dysfunction and has a 'treatment mode'. This can apply energy at right frequency through resonance, or is used to introduce other substances into electrical circuit for resonance information. This technique is used to match frequency of homeopathic remedies to patient. The Voll machine is also used to study ill-effects of environmental poisons in growing field of clinical ecology.