Flower Essence Society Q&A With Patricia Kaminski
Patricia currently administrates the Flower Essence Society research and practitioner training programs. She is also currently active as a flower essence teacher and counselor. Patricia is the author of numerous articles and books about flower essences, including the best-selling Flower Essence Repertory, now in its fifth edition and translated into six different languages around the world and Flowers That Heal, which describes the fundamental principles of flower essence therapy.
Patricia, with her partner Richard Katz, manage Flower Essence Services. It produces flower essences and herbal products at Terra Flora, their 27-acre Biodynamic garden and wildlife sanctuary in the northern Sierra foothills of Nevada City, California
Flower Essence Society Introduces Patricia Kaminski: What are you passionate about?
Making our planet better one step at a time, especially through the healing forces of Nature and her plants.
Who has most influenced your personal growth? How?
Rudolf Steiner’s stupendous achievement as a Modern initiate – with deep insights into the human soul and the profound evolution of the Cosmos and our human role in it.
What is your superpower?
My best superpower is the humble admission that I don’t have any superpowers.
What are you currently reading?
The Harmony of the Human Body: Musical Principles in Human Physiology by Armon Huseman.
Who is a fictional character that inspires you? Why?
I’ve always loved the main character of the young girl, Anne, in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1908). Anne has an amazing indominable spirit, overcoming so many odds. But never losing her imaginative feeling for Nature, ensouled play, literature and poetry, and innocent joy for life. This is all despite her harsh social surroundings.
What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday?
In my garden or hiking in the Sierras.
What is the most unusual thing you own?
Someone once gave me an historic campaign button that says “Vote No on Women’s Suffrage.” I keep it not because I agree with it, but to remind me that cultural beliefs – no matter how entrenched – can be transformed.
Where do you dream of traveling to? Why?
I have not yet traveled to Greece – and would love to go. Not only to enjoy its natural beauty and culture, but also to dream into its Great Past – the temples dedicated to Artemis, Athena, Asclepios, the Oracle of Delphi and so much more.
When do you feel the most at peace?
In my daily mediation and prayer practice.
Words to live by?
These lyrics from Joni Mitchell:
We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion-year-old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden
The Flower Essence Society (FES) is an international membership organization of health practitioners, researchers, students, and others interested in deepening knowledge of flower essence therapy.