Greetings – ‘tis the season to be cosy and enjoy being invigorated each day
Established for more than 20 years, The Hierophant is one of Australia's largest natural medicine retail dispensaries. It has several inspirational practitioners in residence and a large selection of reference books, CDs/DVDs, crystals, and gift items. You can find the shop and practice upstairs at the Griffith Shops, Canberra. April’s newsletter has a range of courses and each month features some of our herbs, books and DVDs, essential oils and crystals, plus some wonderful gift ideas that have just arrived in store. You are welcome to come in and browse.
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Were you a student of Kim Dudley? If so, you may be able to help us. Please see attachment to this email.
Upcoming courses at the Hierophant Griffith Shops, Canberra.
Please email hphant.com.au or phone 02 6295 6939 early to register your interest and secure a place at any of the following courses:
Homeopathic First Aid Course - Fri 24, Sat 25 and Sun 26 August ($395.00) with Rovaye Hodges, Gerry Dendrinos and Tim Thomas. This intensive course covers an introduction to the life and concepts of homeopathy, and the basic principles of prescribing homeopathic medicines in the home and while travelling. The course includes a first aid kit (worth more than $340) and covers a variety of basic first aid situations, from simple bruises to life threatening accidents. This course will give recognised prior learning for part of the Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy being offered by the The Hierophant and Om Shanti (see below)
Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy . The Hierophant and Om Shanti are currently taking students for a nationally recognised Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy. This is a 3 year full-time or five year part-time course. Please see attached flyer for more information. Please see attachment to this email for inquiry details.
Exploring the Chakras - Rovaye Hodges will conduct another eight week course in the second half of this year. A date has yet to be confirmed but please register your interest with us. This experiential course is very popular and explores a deep sense at all levels (physical, emotional and spiritual) of the seven main chakras as you journey through them each week. Weekly 3 hour evening classes.
Homeopathic Organ Remedy Prescribing with Alastair Gray. Two day workshop, weekend Sat 22 -23 September at Om Shanti. Fees yets to be advised.
Herbal teas – mix your own blend to soothe you through the winter months. These descriptions are summarised with kind permission from Isabel Shipard, herbalist and author of How Can I use Herbs in My Daily Life.
Portable infuser - ball and chain or springloaded, $4.30 each for pots and cups.
Astragalus - $6.00 per 50gms – a very useful immune booster as we head into the winter months – this herb is both a preventative and healer. It has anti-viral properties and multiple applications for illness and is safe to use on a long-term basis.
Echinacea tops - $5.00 per 50 gms, root is $10.00 per 50 gms – another useful infection fighter for winter, this broad-spectrum herb is also useful for revving up the immune system, as well as being a blood purifier and lymphatic cleanser.
Licorice - $5.00 per 50 gms – another significant multi-purpose herb, known for its rejuvenating, harmonising and nutritive properties. It has multiple uses which could fill a page alone. A good one to add to a winter brew.
Rose root (rhodiola rosea), $10.00 per 50 gms. This herb is an known as an adaptogens which are natural plant substances that increase the body's non-specific resistance and normalise the functions of the body. A good booster in times of stress.
Rosehip – $4.50 per 50 gms. Rich in vitamin C which is not unusually destroyed in this plant by heating or drying. Its vitamin C content gives rose hip tea its primary benefit - the ability to help prevent and treat colds and flu. Rose hip tea also has vitamins A, B, C, E and K, it is nutrient rich and boosts health.
Books... to stimulate the heart, mind and soul
Grow Your Own Drugs - $40.00, James Wong. Based on the popular television series 'Grow Your Own Drugs', this international bestseller shows how natural remedies and beauty treatments can be made from plants from your garden or the local shops. Whether you're struggling with insomnia, have kids with eczema, or your partner is feeling under the weather, or need a beauty treat, this book could have the answer. With easy recipes using ingredients, ethnobotanist James Wong shows you how easy - and cheap - it is to make simple creams, salves, teas and much more.
One Magic Square - $45.00, Lolo Houbein. This handy garden book shows how, with a ten-minute effort, you can start your own productive food garden on a single square metre. By following these plot designs you can keep your labour pleasurable as your self-sufficiency increases. Take control of your own fresh food supply! Winner of the 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Best Innovative Cookbook.
Outside the Magic Square - $45.00, Lolo Houbein. On a completely different notconsiders issues of food security and offers solutions at the street, neighbourhood and global levels. Mixing gardening advice and food plot design with discussion of pressing issues like global warming, dwindling oil supplies, the future for farmers and GM foods, Lolo Houbein challenges us to mobilise for food security. Put down the KNIFE! Back away from the kitchen, and pick up this book. If we don't change the way we look at food, many will get hurt.
An Hour in the Garden, Meredith Kirton, $36.95. By respected Australian garden designer, writer and broadcaster Meredith Kirton, this practical and inspiring book presents simple gardening ideas that can be put into action in an hour. The first chapter is ‘Pocket-sized projects’, containing 40 ideas for simple yet beautiful things to do in your garden. ‘Mini makeovers’ then offers inspiring ways to transform every type of space, from a patio to a shady corner..
Anastasia - Vladimir Megre, $24.95 each – SPECIAL – buy the set of 9 and only pay for 8. The popular Ringing Cedars series is back in stock. Megré, a Siberian riverboat trader, describes his discovery of Anastasia in 1995 while he was plying the waters of the remote Ob River on a strange quest to find the mysterious "Ringing Cedars" – ancient trees that over the course of 500 years had reportedly accumulated so much energy through their pine-needle, antenna-like leaves, they had begun to audibly "ring" or vibrate. First published in Russian and more than 10 million sold, the Ringing Cedars Series is a nine volume documentary account written over a period of 10 years.
CDs/DVDs … sound healing at its best
Mindful Meditations - Dr Sarah Edelman, $24.95. This CD of guided meditation exercises help bring the listener’s attention to the present moment and help the listener to develop the skill of mindfulness meditation. Once developed, this skill can also be used to bring mindful awareness to situations that arise in daily life. A reassuring voice guides the listener to focus on aspects of current sensory experience, with intermittent reminders to refocus attention when the mind drifts off.
Wisdom of the Breath - Bodhipaksa, $32.95. Breathing is a gateway to insight, reveals Scottish-born teacher Bodhipaksa, and meditation gives us the key. On The Wisdom of the Breath, the follow-up to his successful audio programme Still the Mind, Bodhipaksa guides listeners through breath-centered meditations. Focusing on the breath is a vital technique for realizing inner peace and clarity.
Meditations for Peace of Mind - Bernie Siegel, $16.95. This CD has two meditations, each a combination of guided imagery and auto-hypnosis designed to help deal with negative thoughts, past hurts, stress, grief, and other conditions that may be impeding optimum well-being.
Hurry Up and Meditate - David Michie, $29.95. Guided meditations for lovers of the bestselling 'Hurry Up & Meditate'. Meditation has been scientifically proven to deliver highly effective stress relief, boost our immune systems and dramatically slow the ageing process. It has also been shown to make us much happier and more effective thinkers.
Your Journey Home - Guided Meditation - Jennifer Sexton, $29.95 - As seen on Qantas flights, this 20 minute meditation is designed to bring on deep relaxation using both oratory and visualisation techniques, to help people relax as the end of the day.
Essentials oils - the Hierophant’s essential oil prices are kept very low and you will find our prices hard to beat anywhere in Australia. Notes summarised from Aromatherapy – A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green, $30.00.
Eucalyptus Blue Gum - $7.10 fore 15mls, – there are more than 600 species offering a range of scents and uses. Eucalyptus globules, Blue Gum, is used a potent antiviral, antibacterial and decongestant agent. Great to breathe in for colds and flu (in oil burner or heavily diluted in hot water for steam), it is also effective for oily complexions, acne, and as an antiseptic on wounds and bites. The scent is used for energising. Do not apply directly to skin – it will burn. Use up to 3% in a good carrier oil or ointment base. It’s also a very powerful household cleaner – but avoid using on synthetic surfaces. Adding a few drops to your laundry deodorises and disinfects.
Peppermint - $11.55 for 15 mls, a pleasantly scented oil, peppermint is popular for soothing and cleansing the digestive tract. It also clears sinus and lung congestion, is antibacterial and is used for muscle spasms and inflammation. Cosmetically it stimulates oil production, and relieves a wide range of itches. Emotionally it enhances focus and counters insomnia. Use similar to encalyptus oil above.
Lemon - $9.50 for 15 mls, cold-pressed from fresh lemon peel, the odour is sharp and citrusy. It an antioxidant, preservative and antiseptic and helps counter viral and bacterial infections. It has a range of uses including treating high blood pressure, congested lymph and liver, and supports the immune system. Topically it is used for oily skins and impurities and treats bruises and skin infections. It’s scent is anti-depressive. Use as for eucalypt above – noting like all citrus, it can be photosensitising (to sun) and can irritate sensitive skin.
Our amazing gemstones... we regularly receive fantastic shipments of stones and gems. And yes, the quality and prices are excellent. This month we feature some of our quartz - descriptions are summarised from Judy Hall’s Crystal Bible, Vols I and II, $30.00 each.
Quartz has a unique helical spiral crystalline form and is known to absorb, store, release and regulate energy. As such, it is highly regarded as a universal and master cleansing and energy stone. Held in your hand, it doubles your biomagnetic field and it used to protect against radiation, and is popular for building focus and bringing the body into balance.
Clear quartz - tumbled stones from $4 each. This variety of quartz is a vessel for the full spectrum of visible light and is used to bring harmony and clarity on many levels.
Rutilated quartz - tumbled stones from $2. This variety is regarded as heightening the energetic impulse of quartz and helping to get to the root of an issue and letting go of the past.
Smokey quartz - tumbled stones from $4. This variety is often used for grounding and protection.
Strawberry quartz tumbled stones from $2. This is a favourite for stimulating the heart chakra.
Tourmalinated quartz - tumbled stones from $4. This one is used for grounding and problem-solving
Lay-by at the Hierophant - we do offer layby terms to customers for a period of 3 months, based on an agreement of regular payments. 15% reward cards - this year we are phasing out our reward cards and will be advising our customers via our newsletter of monthly specials instead.
Warm wishes from the team at The Hierophant.
6 Barker Street
GRIFFITH ACT 2603
ph: 02 6295 6939 / fax: 6295 1942
Disclaimer: Please note that natural medicine is an important part of health care but self prescription is not advisable, as even the safest herb can interact with other medications. A prior consultation with a professional health practitioner is always recommended. The Hierophant presents the information in its newsletter as accurately as possible and in good faith, but the content does not constitute advice. Advice should always be sought from a professional health practitioner.