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The Healing Guide to Flower Essences

How to Use Gaia's Magick and Medicine for Wellness, Transformation and Emotional Balance

Alena Hennessy, Jane Hennessy (Illustrator)


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Connect with the magick and frequency of 100 flower essences.

The power of Nature to heal has been accepted for many millennia. Flowers inspire us with their beauty, beguile us with their fragrance, and can have medicinal properties in their oils and plant matter. However, the healing properties of flowers go even deeper. Each flower holds a unique energetic fingerprint or essence that can be used for healing, wellness, and self-discovery.

Organized by categories such as transformation, inspiration, boundaries, healing, and self-esteem, The Healing Guide to Flower Essences helps you quickly find the right remedy for your wellness and self-discovery. For example, you can use Larch for overcoming doubt and insecurity, Gentian for perseverance and optimism after a setback, or Cherry Plum for surrender and trust in one’s soul path.

Each flower entry provides a list of what its essence can assist you with along with an invocation and a description of its physical properties, uses, and benefits.

Written by noted artist and flower essence practitioner Alena Hennessy and lovingly illustrated with original botanical art and illustration with co-illustrator Jane Hennessy,this user-friendly guide also includes:
  • The history of flower essences dating back almost 3,000 years
  • The original 38 flower remedies created by Dr. Bach
  • How to connect more deeply with the properties and messages of the flowers by making your own flower essence remedies
  • What it’s like to work with flower essences through insightful personal interviews with flower essence practitioners
  • A resource section and an index
Embrace the subtle, beautiful, and transformational power of flower essences.

Fair Winds Press, 9781592339389, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

About the Author

Alena Hennessy is a flower essence practitioner, energy healer, Reiki Master, and noted artist. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and publications, including Spirituality & Health, Natural Health, Redbook, The Washington Post, and Good Morning America. She is the author of the Mysteries of Love Oracle DeckCultivating Your Creative Life, The Painting Workbook, and Intuitive Painting Workshop; a beloved teacher of the art-making process, both online and at select retreats; and a sacred space-holder for women’s creative expression. Her paintings combine spiritual inspiration and heartfelt expression with botanical detail. She has exhibited across major cities in the US, along with several museum shows.

Jane Hennessy credits her formal education as much as the benefit of traveling extensively while with her family for her success. After graduating high school, she received her BA from Florida State University, majoring in design, printmaking, and art history. Throughout her professional career, she has worked in merchandising design for JC Penny, owned Custom Signs & Murals for twelve years, and later was a digital artist for Fox Television in Tampa, Florida, for nine years. Jane, mother of three accomplished children, now enjoys painting and living in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit her online at