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The Importance of Grounding

The Importance of Grounding

What Does Grounding Even Mean? Although we all seem to have an intuitive sense, the longer I (Florian) have thought about it, the more different definitions or aspects become apparent to me. One common meaning of grounding is being connected to the ground, to the...

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Shadow Work, Challenging Times and the Dark Goddess

Shadow Work, Challenging Times and the Dark Goddess

“When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.” Hunter S. Thompson I (Florian) don’t know about you, but to us it’s recently felt like the earth changes have been turned up a few notches. It feels that familiar power structures, social structures, political structures...

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Trauma Cognitive Dissonance and Midwifery of the Soul

Trauma Cognitive Dissonance and Midwifery of the Soul

One of the major causes of trauma that we are witnessing in our work here at AromaGnosis is what is known as Cognitive Dissonance and we recently realized our work could be described as being midwives of the soul. Cognitive Dissonance is when beliefs and what is said...

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Essential Oils for Psychedelic Therapy Support

Essential Oils for Psychedelic Therapy Support

by Florian Birkmayer, MD   Psychedelic therapy can be considered one of the oldest forms of therapy for soul healing and at the same time is now considered cutting edge in biomedical medicine after decades of being shunned. Using essential oils for psychedelic...

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healing the inner masculine

healing the inner masculine

One of the themes that has been central to my life is abusive relationships with men. The aromatic wizard and good friend John Steele said that knowing me today, he couldn’t understand how I could have been in such destructive and abusive relationships. For some...

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A Guided Ritual for Letting Go of Defensiveness

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...

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Dying to be reborn

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...

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The Ancestors are waiting for us everywhere

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...

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Ancestral healing transforms our current traumas

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...

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