I hope you will find this a unique and inspiring website.
I am Shellie Enteen and the products and services at Astral Essence are the result of over 25 years of study and practice in the metaphysical and healing arts. It is my desire to offer and provide truly nurturing choices for the well being and evolution of Body, Mind and Spirit.

My "Story"

My personal journey began with the study of astrology in 1975. I was fortunate in being mentored and led in very positive directions, including the use of Tarot as a system both for divination and for understanding the archetypal journey of enlightenment.

In 1999, I was privileged to study with Jeffrey Wolf Green, an extraordinary man and the founder of the school of Evolutionary Astrology. His work is the perfect complement to my interest in astrology as a tool for counseling and informed decision making based on the blueprint that the Soul has chosen for this lifetime. In astral essence, all charts are good and all experience an opportunity for growth and clarity.

From 1979 to 1984, I was a student at the Actualism School of Lightwork Meditation, where I began to understand the profound connection between mind and body. I received bodywork as part of the meditation training and this led to another mentor, who encouraged me to attend the Swedish Institute of Massage and become a licensed massage therapist . During this time, I became a certified Bach Flower practitioner (through Ellon Bach and Eric Love) and began exploring the use of these wonderful, gentle vibratory tinctures to shift negative states of consciousness and re-establish connection to the Higher Self.

In 1985, a colleague treated me to an Aromatherapy Massage. The effects were powerful and intriguing, and shortly after, I began my study of essential oils. I also learned the Aromatherapy Full Body technique, designed by leading Aromatherapists from Europe, England and Canada. Within several years, I was training fellow massage therapists and nurses, offering approved continuing education classes for Palm Beach Community College and then for the LMT Success Group seminars throughout Florida and the U.S. I joined the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy in 1997 and became the Southeast Florida Regional Director. I also founded my own essential oils company, Aroma Magic, Inc. I have trained staff at spas, such as the Marriott World Center, Orlando and the "W" Hotel, Times Square and designed custom signature fragrances. I have been a nationally approved provider of continuing education for Massage Therapists through NCBTMB (#158498-00) for over ten years and am co-director for Carolina Continuing Massage Education www.ccmeseminars.com.

I became a Registered Aromatherapist in 2008. I wrote and taught the curriculum for both Foundations in Aromatherapy and Professional Aromatherapy Level I and II at Greenville Technical College for three years. These courses follow the NAHA guidelines and prepare students for the Registered Aromatherapist exam administered by the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC). I now personally teach these courses, as well as A&P for Aromatherapy and additional classes in complimentary energy modalities through the Astralessence School of Professional Aromatherapy and Complimentary Energy Modalities. An online certification program will be available in the near future.

I have served on the Board for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) as Secretary and currently as Vice President. I also do extensive editing work for the NAHA Journal and other communications. I am a contributing author for the Journal and other publications and since 2003, write an ongoing column, "The Aromatic Message," for Massage Today magazine. These articles can be seen at Massagetoday.com.

The study of Reiki was a natural expression of my years of energy work. I have received the third level initiation. My work with Reiki and my interest in Oriental Healing and philosophy brought me to the study of Jin Shin Jyutsu, another gentle but powerful healing tool which incorporates all of my studies and philosophy. I was trained to facilitate a simple but powerful technique to clear negative energy, EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique. This also follows meridian energy pathways and is a wonderful way to get in touch with and release emotions and patterns that cause disharmony in the body and in life situations. I offer these private sessions on the telephone and through SKYPE.

My natural interest and expression of photography has been enhanced by my study of Native American philosophy and a profound respect for the natural world. A ceremonial offering of gratitude precedes each photographic encounter and I believe this is the reason for the special essence of the art that results – a gift from that kingdom and an acknowledgement of loving relationship. Since moving to the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in Upstate South Carolina, I have done less photography but have deeply enjoyed experiencing the seasons, the mountains, rivers and waterfalls and the varied plant and bird life in this region. Nature grows ever more precious to me and is a source of great peace. The literary Muse has been reawakened, resulting in many poems and writings. My first individual book, "Journey to the Meaning of Love," was published in 2010 and is available through Author House and Amazon.

I am a published author in the fields of astrology, aromatherapy and Bach Flowers and I will share these articles with you, along with my poetry and fiction and wonderful links to like mind.

Thank you and enjoy your visit!

Many blessings,

Shellie Enteen
Integrated Wellness Practitioner

Greer, South Carolina, USA - info@astralessence.com
All rights reserved, December 2003