The Pomanders have ancient origins, they were an early form of aromatherapy and they were used very often. The word pomander comes from the French “pomme d’ambre” (apple of amber), which was a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris, musk, or civet, which was worn or carried in a vase as a protection against infection in times of pestilence or as a useful article to transform unpleasant smells. They contained several partitions, in each of which was placed a different perfume.
The origin of the word goes also back to the time when cloves were placed in an apple/orange to bring freshness to the judge’s courtroom, assisting him in coming to a clear decision.
The concept that created the Pomanders has taken a different form in time, but a lot of its function has been translated into a new form by the Aura-Soma® colour-care system.
The Pomanders are now essences in little plastic bottles, which contain an energetic colour combination of forty-nine herbal extracts and essential oils, crystals and gems. Within each pomander there are seven different herbs related through their colour to each of the seven chakras, forty-nine herbs in all, with the purpose of providing a fragrant colour support to our auric field and to our consciousness.
The human aura presents different layers, which relate to the different aspects of our being. Specifically the Pomanders work within the electro-magnetic or bio-energetic field that surrounds the physical body to the distance of 3 – 5 cm.
In the esoteric philosophies this field is considered the first or lowest layer in the human energy field or aura and it is directly contact with the physical body, to sustain it and connect it with higher bodies or levels of the aura.
Different famous authors expressed the importance of this field, but the main concept that everybody shared was that this field is the intermediate between the physical world and the soul world, the life principle that brings in our vital or life force.
The intent that lies behind the Pomanders is that each should put us in connection to the Source of Light beyond Stillness. Their regular use enhances and maintains the structure and the integrity of the bio-energetic or electro-magnetic field by protecting, cleansing, refreshing and strengthening it.
They can be used as a means to focus our intent or to support the part of us that is at ease, and in the confirmation of ease, dis-ease is gently undone.
The Kirlian photography has shown that Pomanders create little valves within the electro-magnetic field that allow the positive energies in and, at the same time, filter out those energies that are less helpful by putting ourselves in the best colour-consciousness space that we need at each time. In fact each Pomander brings certain qualities of energy to our field depending on the colour so they may be used to help bring into our experience the positive message of consciousness that that colour carries and expresses.
We can choose the Pomander simply by choosing what we feel called to or, in the Aura-Soma consultation, it is generally recommended in relation to the base fraction of the first Equilibrium bottle selected in order to support the unfoldment of the soul’s intent at that point in time.
This means that if we choose yellow in the base fraction, the soul ray, we need to support the expression of the self and the joy that we carry within as a quality instead of the patterns of dis-ease like fear and confusion.
Here below there is the list of the Pomanders available for your own use. The energy/consciousness of each colour will support you in the various situations you might find yourself into:
White – Clarity and New Beginnings
Pink – Love and Self Acceptance
Deep Red – Vitality – recharge your emotional spiritual batteries
Red – Energy and Enthusiasm
Coral – Love Wisdom. The Awakening to the New Man/new Consciousness
Orange – Recover from any spiritual Shock or Stress
Gold – Wisdom and Joy
Yellow – Fun and Laughter
Olive Green – Open Heart and Truth
Emerald Green – Space and Decisions
Turquoise – Creativity and Playfulness
Sapphire Blue – Peace and Communication
Royal Blue – Infinite Possibilities
Violet – Calm Mind
Deep Magenta – Serving Humanity
How to use a Pomander:
Place three drops of the chosen Pomander into the left palm and gently rub the hands together. Stretch your arms out, sharing the energies of colour, herbs and crystals with the rest of the world. Energy follows thought. Imagine these energies flowing from the left hand, around the Earth and back into the right hand. Imagine the energy encircling the earth, bringing pure light and protection to all that is above, around and within us.
Now start bringing in the energies that you need for yourself. Move the hands gently above the head and then behind the head to cleanse that which is behind you. Bring the hands over the forehead and the side of the temples to open the temple doors to greater awareness, and then join the palms together above the head, slowly bringing the hands down over the brow through or past the third eye and further down in front of the face, down to the throat.
Open the hands over the area of the throat with the palms towards the body clearing the area of communication before gently coming to the heart where you rest for a few moments, holding in your thoughts yourself, someone you care for or a situation that needs attention.
When you are ready move the hands down and bring the energies through the solar plexus, through the hara (just above the navel and a little way inside) through the generative base centre and down to Mother Earth. Ask that the earth may receive what you have to offer.
Then bringing the energy back up the front of the body to the face, cup the hands together, palms facing inwards and take three deep breaths of the Pomander into the temple of the body (From the Aura-Soma® Pomander Ingredient List Leaflet)
More information about the Pomanders is given in the Aura-Soma training and courses. Please, contact me directly or visit the section Events/Courses.