The tattvas, the Five Great Elements--earth, water, fire, air/wind, and ether/space--create and sustain not only the universe but also all of its inhabitants. Each of us has a unique combination of these elemental energies behind our personal characteristics--everything from the color of our eyes to our behaviors and emotional temperament. What tattvas are dominant in your make-up can also be influenced by your surroundings and by karma. Essential oils, in addition to working biologically and chemically, also work at the energetic level, making them ideal for working with the tattvas.
Teaching you how to use essential oils to affect the very fabric of your being, Candice Covington details how the Tattvas Method of essential oils allow you to access the deepest, most hidden aspects of Self, those beyond the reach of the mind, the very energetic causation patterns that set all behaviors and thoughts into motion. She reveals how the tattvas are the energy that animate each chakra and how we can use their archetypal energy to shape our inner life and align with our greater soul purpose.
The author provides energetic profiles of each tattva, chakra, and essential oil, explains their relationships to one another, and details how to identify what tattva or chakra is dominant at any given time. Exploring the energetic signatures of the tattvic essential oils, she details their elemental make-up, animal and deity archetypes, sacred geometry symbols, sacred syllables, and colors. She reveals how to discover the energy patterns responsible for directing unhealthy life patterns and explains how to identify your personal vibrational signature, purify your energy body, and craft your own unique ritual practice with essential oils.
Showing how essential oils are powerful vibrational tools for effecting change, the author reveals how they allow each of us to deliberately steer our own destiny, fulfill our personal dharma, and be all that our souls intended us to be.
"Before formal analytic analysis, before formal scientific methods, people asked questions about reality and focused on observations of the world and on subjective experience. Theories of outer and inner reality were a part of every culture and every spiritual tradition. From the perspective of contemporary Western science, many of these systems are hard to understand and integrate with our worldview. In particular, systems that use and incorporate subjective experience may seem intuitively powerful, yet they remain difficult to integrate into our sense of reality and are therefore difficult to believe. Candice Covington does a brilliant job of explaining Vedic understanding and the five elements and integrating this worldview with contemporary archetypal psychology and contemporary scientific thinking. This is a good and powerful read. Challenge yourself and enjoy." * Christine G. Glenn, Psy.D., clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon *
"An exceptionally talented woman, whose words are as beautiful as the aromas she creates, Candice Covington has now created a must-have book for anyone interested in spirituality, ayurveda, and the subtle use of essential oils. Profound and engaging, this book is a worthy and important addition to any aromatic library." * Shellie Enteen, R.A., L.M.B.T., writer, aromatherapist, and workshop teacher *
"I was so excited to read this book! Weaving wisdom traditions with contemporary science, depth psychology, and personal dreams, Candice offers a bold vision and a wealth of practical applications for working with essential oils and vibrational remedies. In her exploration of Lilith and Snake as potently creative shadow archetypes, she does not shy away from naming the importance of consciously embracing the primordial depths to facilitate lasting change. If you want to understand how transformation and deep healing actually work, this book is a must-read!" * Andrea Mathieson, creator of The Raven Essence Project and EarthSong Mysteries *
"Candice Covington is a true alchemist presenting a novel and truly holistic approach to the use of essential oils for healing and self-awareness. Combining archetypes and vibrational energies, this book guides the reader on a personal journey of transformation and growth through self-study and practice of healing rituals. Healers and seekers alike will find this book rich with detail and practical applications." * Valencia Porter, M.D., M.P.H., the Chopra Center's staff physician *
Foreword by Sheila Patel, M.D.
PART 1 Theory
1 Spiritual Alchemy: Transmuting Our Inner Matrix
2 Divine Archetypes: Harnessing the Power of the Gods
3 Tattvas: Connecting with the Five Great Elements
4 Chakras: Keeping Vital Energy Flowing
5 Emptiness: Releasing Consciousness from Matter
PART 2 Essential Oils
6 Essential Oils for Spiritual Alchemy
7 Choosing and Using Essential Oils
8 Choosing and Using Base Oils
PART 3 Healing Practices
9 Self-Study: Identifying Your Tattvic Arrangement
10 Deepening Connections: Working with the Tattvas
11 Divination: Essential Oils as Oracle and Antidote
12 Formulations: Creating Targeted Essential Oil Blends
13 Sacred Jewelry: Anointing and Affirmations
14 Mantras and Yantras: Amplification Practices
15 Finger Signatures: Utilizing the Divinity Within
16 Numerological Signatures: Measurements as Vibrations
17 Rituals: Crafting a Unique Practice with Essential Oils