Find Your Soul’s Purpose

Reconnect With Your Authentic Self

Hi, we’re Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer, MD and we’re here to empower you with the tools, wisdom and experiences to live your soul’s purpose!

Our gift of really “seeing” you and your greatest potential will help you find your higher purpose and connect with your Self.

Discover the gift in your wounds and re-align with your whole Self using aromas from Cathy’s Attars, our sister site and other powerful tools so you can fulfill your purpose here on earth. More about us…



Recent Articles

A Guided Ritual for Letting Go of Defensiveness

by Florian Birkmayer MD   I wanted to share and express my gratitude for a spontaneous guided ceremony I was guided through for the 2020 summer solstice for letting go of defensiveness. I was looking forward to driving to Las Vegas from Taos because the road...

Dying to be reborn

A core part of our work is using the seven alchemical stages of transformation as a framework for the processes that our psyches are continually going through. Maybe the most important and most challenging stage is mortificatio, in which we need to embrace dying to be...

The Ancestors are waiting for us everywhere

At AromaGnosis, we speak a lot about finding our personal myth. This is our unique signature and way of weaving ourselves a life story. It's not the actual dramas, traumas, stories and successes of our lives that equals our personal myth, it's more the underlying...

Ancestral healing transforms our current traumas

During all this sadness, anger, confusion and intensity that we are experiencing in the world at the moment, heightened by the killing of George Floyd, it is more and more evident that ancestral healing can play an important role towards the shift we are looking for...

Crying For Mama

How can we live our soul’s purpose if our soul is homeless, if our soul is crying for mama? I relish these days in my body, in seeing the skin, the muscles, the textures, its aliveness. In knowing and feeling that it is my home, the way my soul experiences the gift of...

Making the Unconscious Conscious with Journaling

The journey of individuation, or finding your personal myth, involves peeling away the layers that are keeping you from yourself and becoming whole. Becoming whole involves a willingness to constantly allow, welcome and integrate what is ready to emerge from the...

Tools for the Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer is a central theme in our work and a phrase that I have noticed popping up more and more often in social media feeds. What is it all about? If you type the phrase ‘the wounded healer’ into Google search you will see that there are many different...

Join us at Aromagnosis and find your soul’s purpose and unique spark. Learn to look at yourself in new ways and dig deep into all parts of yourself. We teach and guide you how to do this through a powerful combination of aromas, psychology and personal journeying.



What People Are Saying

With so much focus outward, what a relief to be guided and supported back to the inner journey.”

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Cathy & Florian are the most delightful teachers. Extremely knowledgeable and good humans – highly recommend learning with them and AromaGnosis!”

-Lolly Laure A’Bell

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