With help from the infinite source of intelligence that is Nature and Love present in the Creation, both our souls are offering an existential and evolutionary support, putting our knowledge, in a practical way, at mankind’s disposal with these flower essence sprays.
Our work began in Italy where I, Andrea, was born. At the tender age of 6/7, I used to play at picking flowers from ditches, fields and the banks of streams, and sometimes I would plant them in the garden at home. Then I would pick them and prepare strange, weird macerations, decoctions and mixtures – a legacy from past existential experiences.
Researching my true nature, my role as a human being, I became interested in my inner development, studying and opening my horizons to spirituality. The lessons and seminars that I attended, resonated and corresponded with my inner needs, nourishing them.
Through the natural course of events, I was soon able to bring my knowledge forward to help others. I began by becoming a therapist, seeing to the well-being of family, friends and acquaintances, also using flower compositions, which had already been developed and successively improved upon over time.
Then, my partner Rosanda, of Slovenian origin, came into my life. In her heart of hearts, Rosanda knew that her true mission in life was inscribed upon the path of love. Thus the ANIMA flower compositions have now come to Slovenia, where they have had the marvellous opportunity of being presented to the public.
The first flower and vibrational ANIMA essences were created in 2002, fruit of studies in Alchemy, Spagiry, plant auras, Botanics, Phytotherapy, Flower Therapy, as well as Natural Medicine. They are the result of our research, study and personal experience to first of all, find solutions to existential distress and dissatisfaction which then characterised us. We realised that these aspects were also to be found in many people, traits quite common in this day and age.
Each plant/flower has its own vibration, its own electromagnetic emanation; a specific energy that interacts beneficially and in synergy with the physiology, the equilibrium, the biorhythms of man and the human electromagnetic field.
The person who contributed and stimulated the realisation of our work most, is the Brazilian alchemist Joel Aleixo, thanks to his teaching and driving passion bringing to light the distinct quality of the subject matter in Alchemy. Furthermore, he has redeemed the work, theories and studies of various past alchemists, among whom the names, Nicolas Flamel, Paracelsus, Basilio Valentino and many others stand out.
Alchemy is, therefore, the axis upon which this flower therapy is based. The alchemic techniques used in their cultivation, picking and processing of the flowers, extract their vital force, which acts not only on imbalances, but on their origin, restoring a harmonious state of being.
The difference between other flower essence systems mainly based on the method and philosophy of the Bach flower essences, created by the Englishman, Dr. Edward Bach, is that the ANIMA system uses alchemic precepts for the entire process of the flower stock essence creations, from the moment they are harvested to the lab processing.
The right time for planting and gathering, the correct observation of the lunar phases and the astral/stellar ‘Momentum’; the gentle and respectful handling of the flowers, together with a series of thin details – not only astrological – in connection with nature’s rhythms, and artisanal production, ensure that the flowers have a different and more effective action. At the same time, it is delicate and deep, transferring the flower’s energy to a fluid, better to say transforming it in a ‘liquid flower’, still living, well alive and full of vitality.
The ANIMA compositions awaken the power in one’s spirit thereby strengthening it, thus being enabling one to face up to the causes of existential suffering. And so it is that the flower essences help people to re-establish their well-being, equilibrium and health, harmonising and assisting us to handle a variety of problems, be they physical, emotional or spiritual; in a word common existential problems.
Andrea Cattapan & Rosanda Verglez