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Living Tree Orchid Essences

Defender from the Dark - Pleurothallis phalangifera

In response to a perceived global energetic challenge, this orchid called out to be made into an essence in early October 2010. The second part of the botanical name Pleurothallis phalangifera translates as "phalanx-bearing" meaning the orchid spike looks like it is carrying a small phalanx of soldiers. A dream-time image which came to Don repeatedly one night about this essence was of hundreds of elves with their bows on their shoulders, marshalling their forces, preparing for battle. And indeed the orchid looks reminiscent of that Tolkien-like image. There is a sense with this orchid that, while it knows the dark, it is not of the dark. Embodying deep goodness of being, it is nevertheless not naive about the threat posed at times by dark forces. There is an old adage in American football, that the "best defense is a good offense"; this essence provides both clearing of and protection from high levels of dark energies through its determined opposition to their intentions.

An exceptional aspect of this essence is the fact that immediately upon making, it made clear to us that it wanted to be combined with several other essences. Rather than the one-size-fits-all approach, this essence wanted a mini-series of Defender combinations to come into being, to enable people to fine-tune the best type of protection they or a client might need. For fuller information, please see our Combinations page, or our new Defender Series page.

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Defender from the Dark

15ml

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defender of the dark orchid essence

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defender of the dark orchid essence

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defender of the dark orchid essence

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defender of the dark orchid essence

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Shown below is the pale colour-form of Pleuro. phalangifera. This form of the specie was not used in making Defender from the Dark, but we show this to give a fuller understanding of this very interesting specie. The pale form is more commonly found in collections.

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The video shown here is the first time-lapse video Don has made with our orchids. This one shows the blooms of the pale form of Pleurothallis phalangifera opening up from buds. The video was created from over 1,370 photos taken roughly every few minutes over several days.

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