November 2015 - No 24
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Transformational Power Within
Kia Ora <<First Name>>,

Often in a therapeutic situation, people come seeking help when they have reached a cathartic stage or they have tried every therapy imaginable with little success.  Something within them wants to break free and be renewed just as a phoenix rises from the ashes of its old former self. The beauty and power of the phoenix can be found within and many of its secrets are evident in the zodiacal sign of Scorpio - a sign that seeks intense experience and to transform. Regeneration and transformation are the theme of this newsletter edition.

“Seeds of past karma cannot germinate if they are roasted in the fires of divine wisdom.”
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Scorpio has three symbols associated with it – the scorpion, the eagle and the phoenix. The scorpion demonstrates the intensity of the lower emotions that if left un-transmuted can rise to become all-consuming states of anger and frustration that can strike out at any moment. 

The eagle represents the transmuted aspects of this sign, soaring free from the destructive influences of one’s own shadow nature. The phoenix symbolises the highest aspects of this sign, highlighting the quality within each and every one of us to burn away old limited beliefs in consciousness and be able to continually re-invent ourselves and die to the old self. This is the transformational and healing power of universal love.

No 22 Manuka - Purification

No 22 Manuka, our featured flower essence in this edition has the keyword purification and this tree has the interesting quality of releasing its seeds when the woody capsules that contain them are exposed to intense heat and smoke. In this way, in a forest fire they are able to disperse new seeds on ground recently cleared by fire and regenerate the land. They are quick growing with sweet smelling flowers and nurture the next generation of native plants by the shelter that they create. It is a beautiful metaphor for being able to transmute the pain of one’s past and tap into the regenerative powers within.

Japanese Medicine Woman Workshop 2015

We had eleven beautiful souls that heard the call of their spirit and travelled from their hometown in Japan to come to the three day Japanese Medicine Woman Workshop at Kawai Purapura. They brought a high level of sincerity and dedication to the workshop and to observe their transformation and connect in with each of them was a blessing. They have all said they want to return for more magic again next year and dates for the Japanese Medicine Woman Workshop 2016 have been finalised.

The 9th Medicine Woman Residential Workshop, Retreat and Annual Gathering

We have over 75 people attending this year. Places for this event on the 20th to 24th November are nearly full – we have only a few spaces left so if you want to be assured of your place, you will need to book online as soon as possible at We have some very special things lined up for you this year with some surprises in store too – it is sure to be a once in a lifetime event.

New Gifts and Products

We have a number of new products available through our First Light® online store which you will see in this newsletter and more new products will be revealed from the Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber® Medicine Woman range at The 9th Medicine Woman Residential Workshop, Retreat and Annual Gathering.

We hope to see you there,

With much aroha,

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Tony Wyber

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The 9th Medicine Woman Residential Workshop, Retreat and Annual Gathering
The Path of the Priestess and Priest - The Sacred Journey Around the Medicine Wheel
Friday 20th - Tuesday 24th November 2015

For men and women who hear the call to journey deep into the sacred, shamanic mysteries for personal and spiritual growth and to restore truth, harmony and balance to the planet.

Join us for the 9th Medicine Woman Workshop, Retreat and Annual Gathering where we will be celebrating the completion of a very important cycle and the beginning of the new one that many prophecies said would be the one when The Goddess would return and with her return the sacred mysteries would be fully restored and made available once again.

During this four-day transformational information-filled event you will be working with high frequency stellar and cosmic light and a special order of First Light® master teacher plants made from what the Ancient Egyptians referred to as tchefit plants to magically uplift your consciousness and enter into the hidden realm of the priestess and priest for personal and planetary transformation.

You will receive and personally experience the hidden mysteries that have never been given out publically before.

Purification Sweat Lodge Option - you will have a unique opportunity to participate in the traditional and powerful experience of a Sweat Lodge to purify body, mind, spirit and send out prayers on behalf of all that is.

Spaces are limited, book now at

Suitable for men and women.

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New Products! - Te Wheke and First Light® A4 Chart
Handcrafted Te Wheke Octopus

We have a limited number of these beautiful Te Wheke available for sale on the website. Each unique piece has been lovingly hand painted and finished and no two are the same.

Each piece measures 25cm long and 11.5cm high and is cast from resin.

This is a unique and special gift perfect for display, your client space, or as a focal point in any room.


First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Laminated A4 Chart

Hot off the press is our new full colour double-sided First Light® laminated A4 chart which provides a quick and easy reference guide to the First Light® essences No's 1 to 84.

This helpful guide covers the five essence collections - flowers, ferns, trees, seeds and plants and includes information about positive and negative states, correspondences such as tarot keys, birthdays, layers of the aura, chakras, DNA and more.

Perfect for practitioners, store owners or anyone that needs an easy reference guide that provides immediate information for each essence.

Introductory Price NZ $12.50



Our Practitioners Out and About

(Left) Irene Dekker at Maori Womens Welfare League 9/10/15.       
(Right) Victoria Ria Woolams and Irene Dekker at Wingsz Pamperday, Whangarei 17/10/15.

(Left) Andrina Eyles working with The Fairy Oracle of the Patutpaiarehe® and First Light® card decks at the Titirangi Wellbeing Fair. 
(Right) Leanne Harper-Lambert and Andrina Eyles, Titirangi Wellbeing Fair 25/10/15. 

(Left and Right) Yelena's beautifully presented stand at W.A.N.A showcasing First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and First Light Natural Health® products 10/10/15.

W.A.N.A Festival

Yelena Kostyugova attended the W.A.N.A (We Are Not Alone) festival at Westlake Girls Grammar School, Takapuna, Auckland on 10th October offering First Light® consultations with personalised blends and showcasing First Light Natural Health® products.
"The festival was a phenomenal success with 600 people passing my stall within 5 hours, 15 back to back consultations and people still queuing after the festival was finished. I was so glad I followed the guidance to take the Orchid Essences with me, they created much buzz at my stall and I felt the whole place was infused with their energy and presence." - Yelena

New Stockists of First Light Natural Health® products

The Unihealth Pharmacy situated in the large Countdown supermarket building in Takapuna, Auckland are very excited to now stock a range of the First Light Natural Health® products in their store. 

We would love to hear from you!

If you are out and about promoting and using the First Light® products send us your photos and stories to

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Featured Article in Japan

Minako Hama sent images of the Japanese Marisol Magazine which had a feature article about The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Vol 1.

Essential Travel Items

In this issue a number of experts from different fields such as business, fashion and health were asked what sort of essential items they bring with them when travelling.  Minako who features as a Japanese holistic health expert in the magazine introduces The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Vol. 1 and the First Light® essences as her must have items while travelling. 

A Great Success on Flowertherapy World Day

On the 24th of September, First Light® partnered with Registro Italiano Floriterapeuti to launch the inaugural Flowertherapy World Day.

28 Registered First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Practitioners joined us in celebration by offering free consultations on the day and we had an incredible response to the one day half price special that we ran on all of our online courses.

There were happy clients and students across the country. A special thank you to the First Light® team who worked to ensure that the event was such a great success! Well done!

Workshop Photos

The Japanese Medicine Woman Workshop 2015 - Kawai Purapura (22/09/15).

Plants workshop in Auckland. Back row: Catherine Anitelea, Kerry Douglas, Lesley Dawn Lydford-King (tutor), Anita Loverich, Linda Barry. Front row: Tessa Jonassen, Marj Marks, Louise Blackford and Caroline Robinson (18/10/15).

Seeds workshop in Whangarei. Back row: Pauline Allan-Downs, Carole Davidson, Fiona Shepherd, Irene Dekker. Front row: Anna Gentry (tutor), Pania Baxter and Nerida Goodhue (30/8/15).

Plants workshop in Tokyo with Minako Hama (Tutor), Makiko Shiba, Sayuri Fujita and Ayumi Kurimoto (29/8/15).

Flowers workshop in Dunedin with WM, Patricia Stowell (tutor) and Elizabeth (11/7/15).

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Certificate and Diploma programs in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy
For more information about becoming a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner see cert qualification criteria and diploma qualification criteria.
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No 22 Manuka - Purification 
No 22 Manuka is the essence of self regeneration and metamorphosis. It enhances the depth and intensity of life experience. Manuka awakens the deep regenerative forces within when the time is right for personal transformation and re-inventing oneself. Manuka corresponds to the archetype of The Shaman. The Shaman faces the shadow self and purges...
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          Upcoming Courses and Events for Oct – Dec 2015


The 9th Medicine Woman Residential Workshop, Retreat and Annual Gathering 
Topic:   Path of the Priestess and Priest - The Sacred Journey Around the Medicine Wheel

Speakers:  Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Anthony Wyber 
Date:  20th - 24th November 2015
Time:  Friday 7:00pm to Tuesday 4:00pm
Venue:  Tauhara Centre, Taupo, New Zealand



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    Programs start on each new moon - next new moon 12th Nov
    Rite of the Six Moons
    Certificate in Healers Studies
    Certificate in Shamanic Studies
    Certificate in Advanced Shamanic Studies


Click for more information                                                                               

   Astrea Morgane
   Flowers 101 & 102 November 28 - 29

   Patricia Stowell
   Trees 105 & 106 October 31 - November 1

   Lesley Dawn Lydford-King
   Plants 109 & 110 October 31 - November 1

   Anna Gentry
   Plants 109 & 110 November 7 - 8 


            Astrea Morgane                     Patricia Stowell                  Lesley Dawn Lydford-King            Anna Gentry 


   Rose Claiden
   Plants 109 & 110 November 13 - 14

Minako Hama                                                                                                  Rose Claiden
   Flowers 101 & 102 November 7 - 8
   Flowers 101 & 102 November 17 - 18
   Ferns 103 & 104 November 14 - 15
   Ferns 103 & 104 December 15 - 16
   Trees 105 & 106 November 21 - 22
   Seeds 107 & 108 November 28 - 29
Plants 109 & 110 December 5 - 6
                                                                                                                                                              Minako Hama


   Lesley Dawn Lydford-King
   KAWAKA Wednesdays
   1st Wednesday of each month 7 - 9pm

Anna Gentry
   FIRST LIGHT® Fridays

   2nd Friday of each month 6.30 - 8.30pm

Patricia Stowell
   KOROMIKO Mondays

   2nd Monday of each month 7.00 - 9.00pm

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P.O.Box 60 275 Titirangi, Auckland 0642, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 817 6737