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The Botanical Archetypes Come of Age

In Botanical Archetypes, Conscious Living on February 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Back when I first wrote my original research paper on the Botanical Archetypes for the 2006 Australian Kinesiology Conference, the playing field in the natural therapies field was a little different.

Back then we were just emerging from ‘the age of emotion’. There were books on it. There were therapies devoted to it. We were victims of all kinds of emotions – negative emotions, old emotions, deep emotions, suppressed emotions…

It’s just a few short years ago, where our emotions seemed to dominate our lives and that we had to have them ‘in balance’ before we could get on with our creative lives. Emotion, if you will notice, no longer seems to be the big issue. ( Have you noticed too, that ‘fear’ isn’t what it used to be? )

So, writing an article on a method of knowing the conscious causes of emotional conditions in ‘the age of emotion’ seemed crazy. Therapists just weren’t thinking that way. And the market place was just not ready for it. Therapists were still looking at emotions… not the mental behaviour encased within them…

Now that we are in 2010, I feel that the playing field in the natural therapies field has changed is on the verge of accommodating the new diagnostic practice of Botanical Archetypes. Why do I think this? Because we are now looking at preferred lifestyles and not the-barriers-to-them. We are directly looking for better ways to lead our lives and are not distracted by the ‘blocks that stop us from living’. In other words, we have shifted our focus from ‘what ails me’ to ‘what inspires me’. And with that comes the conscious connection we need to live as we choose. This is why I feel that the season is now right for the Botanical Archetypes to emerge as a mainstream technique.

So what is a Botanical Archetype?

To quote from the research page…

The Botanical Archetypes and the Doctrine of Signatures

The “Doctrine of Signatures” states that when one looks upon a plant species, there are telltale signs as to what condition the flower effectively cures. In addition to this, the new finding states that there is also information relating to the cause of the condition itself. This new piece of information is defined by the botanical flower group or genus. The finding is as follows…


.1. The botanical genus ( which similar plant species are grouped under ) names the cause of the issue.

I.e. The genus = The context of the issue or “the root behaviour which gives rise to the prevailing condition”.


.2. The botanical species ( which is the lowest taxanomic unit ) names the emotional symptom.

I.e. The species = The emotional issue or “the emotional husk surrounding the root consciousness”.

When combined, the two pieces of information offer a holographic representation of the condition under examination. A “bearing” or precise location in consciousness. This system of “mental longitude and emotional latitude” provides three vital pieces of information for a proper and effective cure. .1. The emotional condition. .2. How it was formed. And .3. How it can be properly resolved.

Given that the Botanical Archetpes show you the exact way you are creating emotional misery in your life, I believe that the technique will take us from our fixation with emotions as being the source of our issues… to the examining of our own role – at a mental level – in producing the adverse effects that commonly plague our lives.

For more information…

Q. How Do I Apply the Botanical Archetypes? Click here.

  • The Bromeliad Family ( Bromeliacieae )
  • Sub-family 1 – The Tillandsioidieae. Click here.
    • Genus Tillandsia – The Air Plants. Click here.
      • Working with Genus Tillandsia. Click here.
  • Sub-family 3 – The Pitcairnioidieae. Click here.

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