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Nature, Music and Medicine- A Co-Creative Process with Maureen Robertson and Jose Melo


Join O.N.E. as we explore music as medicine with Maureen Robertson (Medical Herbalist) and Jose Melo (Musician & Composer). They have been working together for over 5 years to forge a conscious crossover between the healing vibrations of plants and the healing vibrations of music- a powerful example of working with nature in way of deep listening, atunement and cooperation.

In this teleseminar, they will give an overview of health or disease being a dissonance of vibration musical harmony within the body, mind, spirit whole and how the sound vibration of the different chords in any octave can have a strong effect on the different energy centers of the body. Jose uses guitar chords to illustrate the concepts of top, middle and base notes within essential oils. If you have your own essential oils, have them ready to smell whilst the relevant chords are being played to emphasis the qualities!

Aromatherapists already know how essential oils with their range of different notes can literally resonate with the energy centers to enable them to create a blend that harmonizes the energy. By experimenting with different chords stemming from the notes of aromatic oils choices, it is possible to begin a co-creative composition of healing vibration translated into music. This experimental technique gives a unique insight into which areas of the body need attention and then the relevant vibration of essential oils and their herbs which can help address that as well as the associated musical note(s).

The self evident opening up to vibrational energy in this way can literally bring an immediate healing resonance as well as informing blends of essential oils to support energy imbalances.


Maureen Robertson, Medical Herbalist

Maureen has over 25 years of experience working with herbs and sharing the Green knowledge. She co-founded the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in 1992 offering courses from introductory to professional training at BSc and MSc degree level.

At the same time, she encountered Goethe's way of studying "the Holy Open Book of Nature" as shared by Rudolf Steiner and discovered an approach of wholeness to studying plants, landscape and natural phenomena. She developed a clinical application of Goethe's method which shaped her herbal practice and the way she supports the healing process for the people she works with.

In 2012 she established the Herbal Apprenticeship at Drimlabarra Herb Farm, Isle of Arran, Scotland which she ran for 4 years before relocating to Portugal where she continues her Apprenticeship training as well as hosting Inspiring International Herbal Speakers.

Her travels in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador meeting shamans and teacher plants helped create a deepening into the interior world of self healing and shamanic practices which aid these processes are now an integral part of her approach to purification and rejuvenation.


Jose Melo, Musician & Plant Lover

Jose has been involved in music since his first successful punk rock band as a teenager in Sintra, which had a strong following for many years and made a number of recordings. He quickly moved into working with the uplifting, feel-good beat of ambient electronic music which he composed and produced as a professional musician for several record labels and performed as an internationally acclaimed musical artist DJ for over a decade.

Performing to a live crowd gave him the knowledge of how music influences emotions, the sense of well being and connection to the whole. His musical expression is always evolving as he is continuously looking for new ways of communicating through music to now embrace the deep healing resonance phenomena of medicine songs and the healing frequencies of plant spirit vibrational medicine, especially to the essential oils and the aromatic herbs whose high frequency vibration has a commonality to harmonious musical resonance.

His warm, easy going and caring approach allows people working with him to relax into their own healing through close encounters with teacher plants as allies and healing musical resonance.