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Designed to encourage woman in their inherent nature, The Essence of Woman is a beautifully woven narrative and exploration of womanhood through the perspectives of traditional energetic Chinese Medicine and modern health therapies.

Delving into the basis of relationships, drives, emotions and motivations, The Essence of Woman maps the inherent biology of a woman, their physical and emotional health when facilitating a new generation, and ultimately the honoured journey into mature age.

Annie Meredith writes to inspire, empower and encourage women to embrace that which they were biologically designed to be, but where modern pressures, expectations and the biologically-encoded desire to co-operate, has forced women away from their true essence.

Uplifting and enchanting, Annie’s gentle and inspirational guidance will cause women to honour their natural body-mind processes.

The Essence, quarterly newsletter of The Australian Bush Flower Essences, Spring September 2008 edition

By Marie Matthews

Annie Meredith has recently launched her eagerly awaited book ‘The Essence of Woman’.  She has drawn on her long term work in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Australian Bush Essences and her own life experience to present a very readable, informative and inspiring publication.  In this book Annie takes the reader through the many stages of being a woman giving case histories and practical suggestions about living life to the fullest at all times. She brings in recent research into the female psyche and looks into the way that women relate with others -particularly their long term partners and children. In the introduction she writes, “When we translate the world around us into energetic terms, we can better understand our intrinsic nature and that of our counterparts – men.  Being polar opposites, women and men are meant to be different.”

This publication is of great help to women who want to understand what makes them tick both physically and emotionally. It is of equal interest to men who would benefit from such  knowledge about the women in their lives, and also learn a lot about how they, as men, react or respond to the people close to them.  

The Essence of Women’ can be read cover to cover or it can dipped into at any time as women experience different aspects of being who they are.  It is a wonderful reference book for any health practitioner. The information presented gives a deep understanding of the energetic  states behind  many  emotional, physical and behavioural anomalies.  The book is well indexed making it easy to look up subjects of interest. There is a whole chapter devoted to the Bush Essences with suggested combinations of Essences for women at the various different  phases their lives, as well as frequent references to the Essences throughout the text. 

The book is beautifully presented and would be a useful and enjoyable addition to any personal library and a wonderful gift for any woman at any time in her life.


Nexus magazine Vol 15, No.6  October/November 2008 edition

By Ruth Parnell

Woman in all her glory is praised, explained and encouraged in Annie Meredith’s sensitive assessment, The Essence of Woman. With 30 years of experience of energy medicine to guide her, Meredith is well-equipped to impart practical knowledge and wisdom on the inherent nature of women. The female principle, she says, permeates a woman’s life in her behaviour, physiology, emotions, cognition, expression, relationships and so much more, but it can be better understood when we translate the world and the people around us into energetic terms.

This holistic perspective on a woman’s life covers energetic polarities and sexuality (including differences between the sexes and hard-wiring of the brain), pregnancy and birth, puberty, menstruation, motherhood and growing old gracefully. It merges ancient wisdom with new physics and heralds an emerging consensus that we are all interconnected at an energetic level.
Annie Meredith celebrates a woman’s nurturing role: by tending to herself, her children, her relationships and the planet, she supports humanity’s highest potential.

She also explains the seven-year cycles of growth and development that dominate a woman’s physical growth and explores how “e-motions’ are experienced differently between the sexes. She includes no-holds barred details for women of any age, answering pressing questions that are often asked in key stages of a life’s journey.

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