Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques
Compassionate Healing with Essential Oils 2nd edition
by Joni Keim & Ruah Bull
I met Ruah Bull, my co-author for this book, while researching subtle energy and energy healing for a magazine article I was writing. By the time the article was published, Ruah and I had become trusted colleagues as well as friends.
Ruah and I wrote 3 books together. This book, Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques, was the first. It was published in 2000 and the 2nd edition was published in 2015. In 2020, Brazil obtained foreign rights, and it was published in Portuguese.
Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques combines two forms of healing, aromatherapy and subtle energy therapy, for self-help and helping others. Throughout the text of this book, the term "healing" is used in its true meaning. To “heal” is from the Anglo-Saxon word haelan, which means, to “make whole.” Though aromatherapy and subtle energy therapy each effectively stand alone in their therapeutic ability, they are extraordinary when used together. Aromatherapy is the art and science of using the therapeutic properties of aromatic, concentrated plant extracts known essential oils to promote health and well-being. Subtle energy therapy is a field of therapeutic work that is based on the principle that our bodies are composed of energy, which can be influenced to promote health, balance, and well-being.
The information in this book includes introductions to aromatherapy and subtle energy therapy. There is a comprehensive reference section that lists the subtle properties of many essential oils (an A-Z). Basic subtle energy techniques are described in easy-to-follow directions. There is also a list of specific subtle energy techniques to help common imbalances such as backache, congestion, poor circulation, anger, fear, and grief. The methods taught in this book are simple, safe, and effective and can be used by anyone of any age, by lay people and professionals. The techniques have been gathered from many years of study and experience to provide a solid foundation.
"In Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques, Joni Keim and Ruah Bull shed new light on how the power of essential oils and the concepts of aromatherapy can be introduced into subtle energy healing. As the aromatherapy industry grows and diversifies into greater specialization, subtle aromatherapy will take its rightful place as a dynamic healing alternative for body, mind, soul, and spirit. This book's contribution to the healing arts will help to usher in a new foundation for aromatherapy in the 21st century."
--Joan Clark, Aromatherapist, Educator, Aromatic Consultant