Salvatore Battaglia

Drawing on the Wisdom of the Archetypes in Aromatherapy

I have always been in awe of the powerful evocative and ephemeral nature of the scent of essential oils. I believe that each essential oil embodies certain archetypal traits. Understanding these archetypes and how they relate to essential oils can be a powerful catalyst for transformation and guide us on our pathway to wholeness which Jung referred to as individuation. Holistic traditional healing practices such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda have long understood the importance of customising the treatment according to the individual’s archetype. For example, TCM uses the Five Elements while Ayurveda makes use of the Doshas.

In this presentation we discover the power of archetypes and how together with essential oils can be a powerful tool to guide us and act as a catalyst for healing and transformation in our life.

We will explore how archetypes have been used throughout the ages to depict the driving forces that dominate human behaviour.  We examine the relationships between the various models used to define archetypes such as the Jungian archetypes, the Five Elements, the seven chakras, the enneagram, the zodiac, psychosynthesis and the archetypes as described by Carolyn Myss or those of Margaret Mark and Carol Pearson.  We will identify the relationship between essential oils and the archetypes using the aromatree and understand how you can discover the personal archetypes that dominates our personality.

Salvatore Battaglia has been passionate about natural therapies for most of his life. He is the author of:

  • The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Volume I – Foundations and Materia Medica
  • The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Volume III – Psyche & Subtle
  • Aromatree – a holistic guide to understanding and using aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy and Chakras – balancing your body’s energy centres for optimal health and wellbeing.

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, is an internationally acclaimed book that is used as the preferred textbook for aromatherapy education around the world. The book is also available in Korean and Japanese. To date over 130,000 copies have been sold. Salvatore holds qualifications in natural therapies, herbal medicine, acupuncture and aromatherapy. Salvatore’s dedication to aromatherapy has seen him hold positions in professional associations and government committees to ensure that the educational standards of professional aromatherapy are maintained and improved. He has been teaching aromatherapy since 1987. He regularly runs online masterclasses and webinar. He is the founder and owner of Perfect Potion whose purpose is to support the individual, community and environment to flourish while listening, guiding and reconnecting mind, body and spirit.

  • Aromatherapist
  • Naturopath
  • Acupuncturist
  • Educator
  • Writer

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