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Biographies

 

In addition to Dr Bach himself, there have been a great number of individuals in different parts of the world who have made significant contributions in applying and using the remedies, and in furthering knowledge about them and about the plants they are made from.

In this section we record some information about these individuals, and welcome contributions and suggestions for extending the list.

 

Victor Bullen 1887-1975

Nickie Murray 1923 - 1997

Nora Weeks 1896 - 1978

Frances Thomas

Francis J Wheeler 1877-1960

 

Nickie Murray

Ethel Margaret ('Nickie') Murray
b 5 February 1923, d 1 January 1997

 

 

   
This picture of Nickie Murray
was taken in 1985 and shows
her in the gardens of her home
in Sotwell

Bibliography

Bach Flower Remedies   Bach Educational Programme 1987

Bach Remedies for the Family   Bach Educational Programme 1987

Centennial Celebration   Bach Educational Programme 1987

The Flower Remedies of Dr Bach   Bach Educational Programme 1986

Bach Flower Remedies   Bach Educational Programme 1987

Bach Remedies for the Family   Bach Educational Programme 1987

Centennial Celebration   Bach Educational Programme 1987

The Flower Remedies of Dr Bach   Bach Educational Programme 1986

For full details see the bibliography.

Recordings

Some recordings of Nickie Murray describing the Bach flower remedies.

The Flower Remedies of Dr Bach

The Art of Prescribing

Links

The Flower Essence Society

 

Nickie Murray will be best remembered for the years that she spent at the Bach Centre, Mount Vernon, Wallingford, England where she worked from 1962 - 1987.

She wrote an account of her experiences there:

'There is no doubt that I was guided to Mount Vernon, to Nora Weeks, to Victor Bullen and the work around 1962. The work in those days was in its infancy and did not require very much assistance to maintain daily requirements. However, my regular weekly visits afforded me the opportunity to learn more thoroughly about Dr Bach, the plants and locations where they grew, how to prescribe and talk with the visitors at the Centre. Nora was always extremely generous in sharing her knowledge and wisdom with me, so it was no surprise when she and Victor asked me to dedicate my life to continue and take the work further along the road. It was a wonderful privilege to serve in this way....'

The sense that this work was indeed service for Nickie was always apparent. Any visitor to the Bach Centre would be welcomed by her with true consideration and the feeling that there was always time and opportunity for what was needed. She was extremely generous, always thought the best of people, and shared her wisdom and knowledge with complete freedom.

She had been involved in healing for many years before joining the Bach Centre. As an Aquarian she was always looking for the values that lie beyond the physical and material. To her, the world of the spirit was a familiar and normal context of reality. Her need to understand the events that surrounded her personal loss and grief made her the sensitive and sympathetic person to whom all could turn for help.

Nickie was the mother of four children and with Malcolm, her loving husband for 53 years, she was centred on family life. Nickie played bridge (but without any great passion), she loved swimming and did daily lengths in the pool. She loved the Mediterranean and its warmth: for many years she visited southern Spain (making remedies there) and perhaps this lead her, on retirement, first to Crete and then to California.

In California Nickie was drawn to the Self-Realization Fellowship of Paramahansa Yogananda. Here for the last three years she welcomed visitors to the Lake Shrine. It is typical of Nickie that she quickly became recognised and loved in that community. Modest in all things she considered her responsibilities there lightly and simply enjoyed the opportunity to meet people and introduce them to the quietness and tranquillity of the gardens. Through the flowers in the garden she lead people to the world she loved.

Nickie had written occasional pieces in the Bach Remedy Newsletter but thought that her knowledge was simply common sense. Her practical approach to the subject of Flower Remedies can be heard in the cassette tapes that were made of her in conversation, talking about how to use Dr Bach’s Flower Remedies. A typical remark would be 'it’s so easy that a child could do it: well, children do...'

Not interested in power, in material success, in dominance or control, Nickie was in the world but not of the world. She kept her innocence and maintained that everything would come to good in the end, as the truth must surely come to light.

 

 

 

Francis Wheeler

Francis J Wheeler (1877-1960) came from Southport and was a homoeopath and friend of Dr Bach. He helped prove the remedies as each was discovered.

Author of The Bach Remedies Repertory 1952.

(He was not related to the Australian Dr Charles Wheeler, who was co-author with Bach of Chronic Disease a Working Hypothesis, 1925.)

 

 

 

Frances Thomas

Frances Thomas was brought up using the Bach remedies, as her father Dr Francis Wheeler was a medical friend of Dr Bach. Her twin sister was ill with appendicitis and Frances attributed her speedy recovery to Dr Bach. She worked as editor of the Bach Remedy Newsletter.

 

 

 

Nora Weeks

Nora Weeks was born on 16 July 1896 and died on 29 January 1978. She trained in radiography (the use of X-ray machines) in the early 1920s at Guy's Hospital, London, and also worked as a physiotherapist and medical gymnast.

She practised in Harley Street, London, then in Park Crescent where she met Dr Bach. She travelled with him during the 1930s and took dictation from him as he wrote 'Heal Thyself', in Abersoch, North Wales. From April 1934 she lived at the cottage Mount Vernon in Sotwell, the village where Bach spent the last years of his life.

 

 

 

Julian Barnard

Julian Barnard has written extensively about Dr Bach and the uses of his flower essences.

 

 

Bibliography

Bach Flower Remedies   Bach Educational Programme 1986

Bach Flower Remedies   Bach Educational Programme 1986

Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function   Flower Remedy Programme 2002

Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function   Flower Remedy Programme 2002

Das Bach-Blüten Wunder   Wilhelm Heyne Verlag 1989

Das Bach-Blüten Wunder   Wilhelm Heyne Verlag 1989

Blüten für die Seele   Integral Verlag 1987

Blüten für die Seele   Integral Verlag 1987

Cartes des Elixirs Floraux du Dr Bach   Le Souffle d'Or 1995

Cartes des Elixirs Floraux du Dr Bach   Le Souffle d'Or 1995

Les Elixirs Floraux du Docteur Bach   Le Souffle D'or 1990

Les Elixirs Floraux du Docteur Bach   Le Souffle D'or 1990

Le Erbe di Edward Bach   FCENatur 1997

Le Erbe di Edward Bach   FCENatur 1997

Fleurs de Bach et Energie Vitale   Ulmus 1997

Fleurs de Bach et Energie Vitale   Ulmus 1997

Kleine Gids voor de Bach-Bloemsenremedies   Die Driehoek 1987

Kleine Gids voor de Bach-Bloemsenremedies   Die Driehoek 1987

Guia de los Remédios Florales del Dr Bach   Flower Remedy Programme 1996

Guia de los Remédios Florales del Dr Bach   Flower Remedy Programme 1996

Um Guia para os Remédios Florais do Dr. Bach   Pensamento 1990

Um Guia para os Remédios Florais do Dr. Bach   Pensamento 1990

Guida ai Rimedi Floreali di Bach   Spiritual Remedies 2001

Guida ai Rimedi Floreali di Bach   Spiritual Remedies 2001

Le Guide des Fleurs de Bach   Ulmus 1995

Le Guide des Fleurs de Bach   Ulmus 1995

A Guide to the Bach Flower Remedies   CW Daniel Company 1979

A Guide to the Bach Flower Remedies   CW Daniel Company 1979

A Guide to the Bach Flower Remedies   Or'am 

Guide to the Bach Flower Remedies   Fragrance Journal 

Guide to the Bach Flower Remedies   Fragrance Journal 

A Guide to the Bach Flower Remedies   Or'am 

Healing Herbs of Edward Bach   BAB 2003

Healing Herbs of Edward Bach   BAB 2003

Healing Herbs of Edward Bach   Bach Educational Programme 1988

Healing Herbs of Edward Bach   Ashgrove 1995

Healing Herbs of Edward Bach   Bach Educational Programme 1988

Healing Herbs of Edward Bach   Ashgrove 1995

A Journey into Healing   Healing Herbs Ltd 

A Journey into Healing   Healing Herbs Ltd 

Lélekgyógyászat Természetes Módon   Medicina Konyvkiado 1991

Lélekgyógyászat Természetes Módon   Medicina Konyvkiado 1991

Padrőes de Energia Vital   Aquariana 1992

Padrőes de Energia Vital   Aquariana 1992

Patterns of Life Force   Bach Educational Programme 1987

Patterns of Life Force   Bach Educational Programme 1987

Los Plantas Sanadoras de Edward Bach   Flower Remedy Programme 1999

Los Plantas Sanadoras de Edward Bach   Flower Remedy Programme 1999

For full details see the bibliography.

 

 

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