Several people have written to me within the last few months to express concern about a possible connection between essential oils and the occult. The information I have uncovered, including how these oils are “blessed”, is indeed disturbing.
First of all, let me extend many thanks to The Last Hiker blog which published a spectacular expose on the connection between essential oil “blends” and witchcraft last June. This blog also exposes the very New Age mindset of Gary Young, the controversial founder of Young Living Essential Oils.
The author of this blog was candid enough to reveal that she was once a dabbler in the occult and is aware of the way oils are used in various Wiccan and pagan practices. She explains that the Greek word for sorcery is pharmakeia, which refers to medicines or drugs that are combined to accomplish some kind of physical or spiritual intention. This becomes what is known as a potion.
In witchcraft, potions are used for a variety of reasons.
For example, this recipe for a potion called “Earth”, combines myrrh, rose, patchouli and vetiver oils and is designed to bring prosperity and protection.
The “Water” potion, which combines bergamot, jasmine and myrrh, is created to bring psychic ability, sensuality and to increase emotions.
Now listen to the way Young Living describes a blend known as “Abundance”, which is a mixture of Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Frankincense, Ginger, Spruce, Patchouli, and Myrrh.
“Abundance™ is created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. This higher frequency creates what is called ‘the law of attraction,’ which refers to the things we attract to ourselves. Abundance opens us to a wealth of possibilities.”
White Angelica™, which combines bergamot, geranium, myrrh, sandalwood, rosewood and other oils is created to encourage “feelings of protection and security. It combines oils used during ancient times to enhance the body’s aura, which brings about a sense of strength and endurance. Many people use it as protection against negative energy.”
To be fair, DoTerra also sells blends, such as Cheer, which blends wild orange peel, clove bud, star anise fruit/seek, lemon myrtle leaf and other oils to promote “feelings of optimism, cheerfulness, and happiness; Counteracts negative emotions of feeling down, blue, or low.”
So what’s the difference between what witches have been doing for centuries – and what many of these essential oil producers are doing now?
Not much, according to TheLastHiker. “This is exactly how witches have been using oils, way before Christians got involved. And this is exactly how Young Living is openly marketing their oils,” she writes. “Young Livings ‘oil blends’ are blatant potions.”
Gary Young appears to take it a step further in this lecture entitled, “The 12 Oils of the Bible”, in which he explains how oils are “blessed” by sharing “oil energy connections.”
“Let me share a concept that we are going to get into later this week. You hold the oil in your hand and project your thoughts–whether you actually hold that oil and give it a blessing,” Young says. “To me, it isn’t the focalness of what you are saying that determines whether that oil has been blessed for that purpose, but the fact that you have directed your energy into that substance. That is what enhances the substance to do more and go further than it would ordinarily.”
This certainly confirms what several priests have warned us about – that many of these oils are “blessed” at the point of manufacture. We can only wonder how widespread is this “blessing” of oils and if any other rituals are used to “purpose” particular blends.
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