Calix is an invaluable reference guide for health practitioners, researchers, students and anyone interested in the latest developments. -- Bookwire Review (Bowker), December, 2004
About the Author
Patricia Kaminski, editor of Calix, is Director of the Flower Essence Society, author of the Flower Essence Repertory and Flowers that Heal, and a leading international teacher of flower essence therapy. With her husband, Richard Katz, she manages Flower Essence Services, which produces flower essences and herbal products at Terra Flora, their 17-acre Biodynamic/organic garden and wildlife sanctuary in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills of Nevada City, California.
Patricia's love for plants and animals began during childhood, where she was raised on a prairie farm in central Nebraska. At the University of Nebraska, she helped design, and majored in, the first Women's Studies Program, and helped found a unique counseling center for the school's women students. She went on from there to be active in many areas of teaching, social service, and community organizing.
Patricia first discovered the remarkable effectiveness of the flower remedies in helping children with learning problems such as dyslexia, and then in a counseling program for juvenile offenders. She has studied widely in the fields of teaching, healing, and plant science, including Waldorf education and Goethean plant science. Patricia is currently active as a flower essence teacher and counselor, and administrates the Society's research and practitioner training programs