Perelandra Question Forum
September 18, 2010

As part of our Virtual Open House, we offered this online question forum with Machaelle answering your questions! You'll find the questions and Machaelle's answers below.

That's it folks! We've answered all the questions that have come in today. Hope the answers helped all of you. I think it's fair to sum up the day as a salute to Yom Kippur, Prince Poppycock and the MBP Urinary Solution!

Don't forget, because we screwed this and scheduled today's Virtual Open House on Yom Kippur (which happens to be a major day for Jewish people around the world), we have scheduled a make-up Virtual Open House to atone for our sin in two weeks on Saturday, October 2nd. See all of you then.

– Machaelle

SLG = "soil-less garden"
MBP = "Microbial Balancing Program"
MBPs = "MBP Balancing Solutions"
Solutions = "MBP Balancing Solutions"
EoP = "Essence of Perelandra"
DDP = "definition, direction, purpose"

Sandra's Question: I should probably have been atoning or being somber today, but the open houses are such a joy, and I figure being happy and engaged in fun things is a gift to life in itself! THANK YOU ALL!
Machaelle's Answer: Yeah, we're pretty giddy here too. So is it fair to say, HAPPY YOM KIPPUR TO ALL OF YOU! (Despite the somberness of the day.)
Martin K.'s Question: Hello Machaelle, Time to rub some honey: in an Austrian newspaper I read that scientists at the Gulf Oil Spill are surprised how well the oil is disintegrating.... No need to guess why! They discovered special (so far overlooked) microbes that need little oxygen to disintegrate oil are to "blame".... I'd like to congratulate you with a certain knowing smile. Great, great job! Again and again and again and again I pull my hat for the microbes and the Microbial Balancing Program you developed with nature. I'm just learning a lot about Fungi and Medicinal Mushrooms — what microbes can do is really amazing and often mind boggling stuff. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for your work! Where would I and so many others be without it!?!
Machaelle's Answer: Hey Martin — Congratulations! Incredible "brown nosing"! But I accept your enthusiasm. And your kind words.
Donna Dupree's Question: I just received your MAP book and because I have been sick with what I believe is ulcerative colitis for over a month I would like to start MAP immediately. I don't have any of your ETS Plus and can't really afford it right now. Can I do a coning and use the MAP without it?
Machaelle's Answer: Absolutely, start it immediately. Don't forget to do the scanning session first!
Karen's Question: I am trying to place my order online, When I enter coupon code & update button as instructed, nothing happens-no discount appears. Please advise. Thank you
Machaelle's Answer: If you're having trouble entering a coupon code, just type it into the message box during checkout and we'll be sure to apply the coupon before we finalize the reduced charge to your credit card.
Tracee H's Question: I suffered traumatic brain injury over 20 years ago. Affected my nervous system and&everything. I'm a newbie and am excited and grateful to have finally found y'all. Recent testing indicated I should use all MBPs for this stress 2x per day. So, does that mean I focus on this stress when taking all Solutions 2x per day plus I take all MBPs at night for general body balancing? All MBPs 3X a day then. I also try to do essences daily and MAP/Calibration. I'm working on Body/Soul Fusion. Anything else? Thank-you.
Machaelle's Answer: First of all, I congratulate you on being so articulate and grammatically correct, even though you've have suffered traumatic brain injury. I pat you on your back and I thank you for your care.

And for a newbie, I'm amazed at how much you've picked up. Continue taking all of the MBPs for general balancing at night. For the continued repairing of your traumatic brain injury, take the following twice a day: Cell, Endocrine, Immune, Lymphatic, Nervous, Respiratory and Urinary. These 7 would be the key Solutions for this injury and taking the reduced number of Solutions twice daily for this might make life a little easier for you.

I agree with the daily essences testing. I think that's important. You don't have to do MAP / Calibration every time you have to do MAP. You can do just the regular MAP sessions and only add the Calibration when needed. And I agree that the Body/Soul Fusion testing would be a good idea. Stay with this for a while and see what it does for you. And if you need help with additional information, call the Question Hot Line.
Lauren's Question: I have some Perelandra Essences that were left in a room that got very hot over the summer.. will this have affected them? Should I test them to find out?
Machaelle's Answer: Taste them and see if they taste like rubber. You may need to replace the dropper, but the essences themselves are fine. If they do taste like rubber and you object to the taste, then you may need to replace them. But the heat itself did not damage the essences.
Mary Breen's Question: Do the Devas have different personalities or are my emotions coloring the nuances of the info that they share with me? For instance: wasp and bee and mouse Devas easy and soft, carpenter ant , not so much etc. Love your thoughts on this and LOVE Perelandra!!
Machaelle's Answer: Actually, devas don't have personalities in the way that we understand personality. You could very easily be coloring the nuances with your emotions. But just as likely, you're probably picking up the true nature of the wasp, the bee and the mouse through their respective devas and that's what's surprising you.
brenda's Question: hello again. oops forgot to shift EoP to grocery store stuff this morning. is it worth it to read list of food on the bill and do a EoP pan shiftaroonie thanks
Machaelle's Answer: No, you missed it this week. Pick it up and do it again next week.
Rebecca's Question: Most amazing results with MBP Solution Urinary — completely assisted in helping me with my bouts of incontinence. I have used many MBP Solutions but this was my most miraculous! What a gift Perelandra and staff are to the planet.
Machaelle's Answer: Hey thanks! And to all you folks suffering from incontinence, read what Rebecca is saying. What a simple solution to a problem.
Barbara Simpson's Question: I am a Blood type 'A' and I roughly follow his diet.
Machaelle's Answer: We still recommend you go to the D'Adamo web site ( and find out what he advises for a blood type A person with high blood pressure.
vb's Question: I just want to send so much gratitude your way for the support backup, the essences, etc. and the recognition and appreciation of vision and creativity — Poppycock was phenomenal as are you !
Machaelle's Answer: Oh good, a fellow Prince Poppycock fan! You have great taste. And while we're at it, thanks for your kind words about me.
Gayle in Houston, Texas's Question: I have noticed that quite often when I test for flower essences I will need every other bottle in one specific category. I wonder if this phenomenon means something. Also, although I seem to test positive for Garden, Rose II, Nature and Soul Ray, I have not seemed to need the Rose I for years. What do you make of that?
Machaelle's Answer: I guess when it comes to testing essences, no matter what pattern you fall into, whatever tests positive is what you need to take. Don't get all caught up in trying to reason out pattern or frequency. You never know what situation might come up in which you will need Rose I. So for this, it's wise to keep the Rose I set on hand and continue to include it in your testing.
vicki's Question: In some of the DDPs described in Voices, there is a time factor — if that is not working out in my own SLG, written into my DDP (everything else is troubleshooting and working fine) — is it likely that Nature is telling me to slow down?
Machaelle's Answer: You have to keep in mind that nature works in balance. Your time frame is arbitrary. And in this case, that's precisely what nature is telling you. That to keep this SLG in balance, you do need to slow down. The time frame works best when that timing falls within the parameters of the balance of the SLG.
Mary Ann's Question: Our home has been on the market for one week and it is important that it sells soon. All of my gardens have been prepared to welcome another gardener(s), and I believe that I've let go on most all levels of needing to own, care for, create in this space. Any suggestions for further releasing and letting go, and inviting new energies?
Machaelle's Answer: No suggestions, you're doing fine. Unless you want to open a soil-less garden for the process of selling your house. In that case, you'll need to read the Soil-less Garden Companion. But one thing is, if you are overly concerned and worried about selling your house and feeling the need to sell your house, just those emotions can get in the way. A periodic ETS Plus bath to relieve the stress may help you to get your house sold earlier.
vb's Question: Sorry, I wasn't clear--not sending essences by distance, just doing energy work by distance at times and wondering what you thought of that--especially if I support myself with essences, etc--not shifting them to folks--just me, firsthand.
Machaelle's Answer: Wow, that first message from you really wasn't clear. And actually, I'm not sure what you're saying here too. I have no thoughts on your energy work, but if you feel the need to support yourself with essences personally, that's fine. Go ahead and do it.
jo thompson's Question: it's not the saving money issue about long distance work with the's about the other person not wanting to do the kinesiology testing...or not having the strength to do it...i imagine there are other reasons...these are mine...just wanted to let you know when i have money i have no reservation spending it with Perelandra...and i also recommend folks to you...sincerely jo
Machaelle's Answer: Your daughter doesn't have to do any kinesiology to use the MBP Balancing Solutions, ETS Plus or Essence of Perelandra. All she'll need to do is unscrew the dropper and take the right number of drops for each.

When you do finally see your daughter, you can test her for essences and get a long-term solution to mix (store in a clean glass jar with a lid) that she could take for a period of months. This way, by testing for an essence solution, she's bypassing the need to test daily. But to make an essence solution, you absolutely must be sitting with your daughter when you do the testing.
Gayle in Houston, Texas's Question: For psoriasis, extra doses of Microbial Balancing Solutions: Obviously Immune and Lymphatic. Other recommendations? Thank you so much for this fantastic forum.
Machaelle's Answer: Gayle and everybody else out there with this kind of question — you really don't need to ask me this if you know how to do kinesiology testing. Just sit down, calm down and ask yourself, "Self, what Solutions do I need for ____?" and then test your MBP Solutions. See Advanced MBP Balancing Solution Use.

For you Gayle, because I like Houston.... Here's your surprising list: Immune, Lymphatic, Cell, Endocrine, Integumentary, Nervous, Respiratory and Urinary.
Sandra's Question: In my question re: osteoporosis you suggested several MBPs. You mean IN ADDITION TO my already taking them at least once, sometimes twice a day. Yes?
Machaelle's Answer: Yes. You're telegraphing for the osteoporosis by thinking about the osteoporosis when taking them. By telegraphing the MBPs, you are pinpointing the effects of the Solutions. When you take them without telegraphing them you're getting an overall, generalized strengthening and stabilizing.
Jan's Question: Do you have any recommendations regarding Dr. D'Adamo's GenoType Diet? Thank you for all that you do!
Machaelle's Answer: I don't have a recommendation regarding this, but if it speaks to you, go for it!
Barbara Simpson's Question: I seem to have high blood pressure never before have I had it -- I take all the MBP Solutions at night - not overweight, a vegetarian. Any suggestions?
Machaelle's Answer: If you're a blood type 'O' you really shouldn't be a vegetarian. You can go to the Eat Right 4 Your Type web site and find out what diet he recommends for your blood type and health condition.
Maggie's Question: Are you still going for as many chiropractic adjustments like you were in Dancing...? or are you stabilizing? After reading that book, I gave myself a break from wondering why I have to go so often... but I am not aware consciously of any reasons why.
Machaelle's Answer: During the years I write about in Dancing, the only Perelandra products I had developed by then was the Rose I Essences set. And that came in 1984, towards the tail-end of Dancing. Since shifting to my own essences and MAP, I haven't been to a chiropractor in over 25 years.
vb's Question: Again, thanks for all you do at Perelandra. Is it a possibility to do ANY distance work -- supporting yourself with essences, rather than sending them to a person?
Machaelle's Answer: At the risk of incurring the wrath of every devotee of long-distance work, I can say to you that as far as the Perelandra products are concerned, you are wasting your time and money by attempting to transfer the patterns long distance for people. They are not set up for this kind of delivery system because it is a less effective delivery system. I know people think they're saving money by doing this but in fact they're wasting their money because they're not getting as much bang for their buck.
Sandra's Question: For osteoporosis : extra doses of Skeletal & Endocrine MBPs. Something else? Thank you and everyone at Perelandra.
Machaelle's Answer: You always include the Immune and Lymphatic Solutions. In addition, try the following (this list is going to be a little surprising also): Digestive, Endocrine, Nervous, Skeletal and Urinary.
Diane's Question: Just wanted to tell you about a recent MAP experience. Had to be in the hospital for surgery which involved at least one night in ICU afterward. Obviously I was nervous beforehand. Opened MAP on the way in and kept it open until arriving back home 3 days later. Although it didn't totally protect me from "unusual occurences" (I went into an irregular heart rhythm the night of the surgery which however caused no harm and went back to normal on its own in a few days) but the overall experience was so much better than what I expected. The injections felt like tiny little pinches or didn't hurt at all(!), the people that came to take care of me were all happy and friendly, the surgeons were delightful and humorous, the food was good, my energy came back fast....Wow...Thanks, Machaelle!!
Machaelle's Answer: Gee, thanks for sending this. That's a great experience. I think a lot of people will be happy to read this. I feel like I ought to say something about your "it didn't totally protect me from unusual occurrences" comment. In this situation, it's important to remember that shit happens. And really what you want your MAP team there for is to pull you out when those things happen and it looks like they pulled you out beautifully. And really, the food was good? I call that a MAP team miracle!
K. Kelley's Question: I live in Ca. & want to know if whooping cough is covered in new flu-season essence? Also want to send long distance MB "essences" to my sister in N.H.: she has her own team & has given me permission. Do you have any helpful tips/suggestions? Thanks to U & all the staff for so many blessings
Machaelle's Answer: Whooping cough is not a flu and is not covered by the Seasonal Balancing Solution. See answer my answer to question #2 regarding long-distance work. In short, I don't recommend it. You're wasting your money. Really, there's absolutely no reason why your sister could not take the MBP Solutions herself. She simply has to untwist the dropper and administer the drops. There's no learning curve. So my helpful tip and suggestion to you is that you give her a gift of the MBP Solutions she needs so that she can take it herself. As for MAP — it's just not appropriate for you to work with her MAP team. You're likely overriding your testing and getting the answers you personally want to get rather than the answer from the MAP team.
Gayle in Houston, Texas's Question: In which body system does fat belong? When I take the Microbial Balancing Solutions I like to think of the various parts of the system and I have wondered where fat belongs. I love all things Perelandra and have for eleven years!
Machaelle's Answer: Okay, now that's an interesting question. You mean when you looked into the Anatomy Coloring book you couldn't find the fat system?! Well, okay! This is a condition that involves a number of systems. So here we go — Cell, Endocrine, Immune, Lymphatic, Nervous and Urinary. (Yes, I'm surprised that Digestive isn't listed also, but honest it's not included in this list.)
lesley brys's Question: I have been working with MAP with great success and find there is tremendous interest here in Germany. Can you please tell me how I can assist people further without the MAP book being available in German. It contains so much wonderful information and I would like people to know it all. Many profound thanks and in deepest gratitude.
Machaelle's Answer: We'd love to have MAP published in German, but we need a regular, reputable German publisher for that. If you have any doors to open or influence in that area, let us know.

On a more practical level, I think it would still be important that each person have his or her own copy of MAP. MAP is so simple that you could go over the steps with them, but also have them glance through the book with you while you tell them what kind of information is in the book. So when questions come up, they'll know that information is there and you can help them understand what I've written.
brenda's Question: thanks for all the consistant hard work that you nature and your staff do for everyone!! my hubby and I will be on vacation so our two dogs will not get their mbp solutions the correct way. what do you suggest as the next best option i know n.s. is not as good but will it do in a pinch thanks
Machaelle's Answer: Just go ahead and go on vacation. Don't bother worrying about the Solutions while you're gone. Just start them back on the Solutions when you get back.
Diane's Question: I still have some FSBS+ left over from last flu season. Can I use it for 2010-2011 flu season, or do I need to purchase the new FSBS+?
Machaelle's Answer: The short answer is — Store your FSBS+. You cannot use it for seasonal flu. You'll need to purchase this year's Seasonal Balancing Solution. But the good news is that the current Seasonal Solution addresses swine flu. You're keeping FSBS+ in a closet in case avian flu takes off and becomes a pandemic. Read more here: Seasonal Balancing Solution
Lena Mutlak's Question: Hi from Norway. Thank you for fantastic products and books. They have really changed my life private and professionally (I am a homeopath). My question is: When you do the Geopathic Zone Balancing Process, will this have an impact on what people refer to as ghosts, or earthbound souls.. Or will other kind of work be necessary as well?
Machaelle's Answer: Hey — good to hear from Norway.

It can have an effect, where souls who are being drawn to specific areas because they are geopathic zones. If you're having a direct experience with these souls, you can set up to essence test them and apply the essences to them. That can be exactly what they need to release and move on. They're stuck and they need help. The following Voices newsletter article will lay-out how to approach this: It's Never Too Late.
Laura's Question: Hi Machaelle, Many thanks for all of the out-of-the-box info and support over the years. I'm working on a book more slowly than I'd like, and am wondering about the best use of EoP for to support completing the project. (I have a SLG DDP etc.) I use EoP daily anyway - use it again before writing? Once a week? Test to see? Thanks for any thoughts.
Machaelle's Answer: You open your SLG coning and tell them you'd like to telegraph EoP to support your writing process. Then, do a shift. And then relax. Maybe the right thing is that it takes more time than you're arbitrarily deciding it should take.
Messaouda's Question: Greeting Machaelle, I keep getting bronchitis and bad cold even though I have been taking all the MBP Solutions and the one for bird flu. I am continuing doing them and having MAP sessions. Anything you recommend in address for addressing core issue may be or... Thanks
Machaelle's Answer: First, unless you are living in a part of the world that has bird flu, you can stop taking FSBS+. You can eliminate that for now, but keep the bottles on hand in case bird flu flares up.
Second, make sure you're taking all of the MBP Solutions correctly — first thing in the morning, last thing at night.
Third, plan to take an additional dose of the MBP Solutions Immune, Lymphatic and Respiratory twice daily — evening and morning. And while taking these three, keep in mind your bronchitis and your cold. This will telegraph the Solutions specifically to the needed areas.
Also, the symptoms you're describing can often be cleared up by making adjustments to your diet. Consider following the guidelines in the book, Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo.
Judith's Question: Hello, Machaelle. My husband and I both have MAP teams. Awhile ago, I was sick and fearful, not trusting my perceptions. My husband agreed to 'listen' with me, and we asked our teams if okay to join together in a coning. Answer appeared to be 'yes' and it went well. We've done that a few times since for one or both of us. I trust it's okay, but also interested to know if you have any observations. Thanks.
Machaelle's Answer: I don't recommend what you and your husband are doing with your MAP teams. It's overcomplicating a simple procedure and you run the risk of higher confusion-level in the long run. The two of you are two separate people and your MAP teams should be working with you as individuals. Here's why I think what you have done has proven successful for you — by adding your husband's team and your husband in the process, you relaxed and got your confidence back. So in short, you performed a wonderful, creative, successful trick on yourself in order to restore your confidence. I suggest that you celebrate that you're back on track, and have your MAP sessions with just yourself and your MAP team.
jo thompson's Question: sorry Machaelle...i should have said in the first is very low at this point...we're saving to get her here or me there...neither of us make wealthy helpful relatives or neighbors...thanks for your help.
Machaelle's Answer: Well, you have my sincere hope that the money issue loosens up for you very soon. But it still doesn't change the need to stop the long distance work. In essence, the long distance work is wasting your money. For now, concentrate on the MBP Balancing Solutions and the Essence of Perelandra. Hope you two get together very soon.
Laura's Question: Hi Machaelle, Do you have any advice about discouraging moles from burrowing under my row of beets? I tried connecting with the mole deva and requested they go elsewhere (even to the other side of my yard) but I'm not sure how often to do this. I sincerely appreciate the moles aerating my heavy clay soil, I just don't want them messing with my beets. I appreciate any advice you could offer. Thank you - for EVERYTHING!!!
Machaelle's Answer: You can do a troubleshooting (Co-Creative Troubleshooting Process from Garden Workbook II) for the general balance of your garden. This may take care of the issue, but it may not happen overnight. Next spring, if you still have a mole issue, call the Question Hot Line for help on what to do next.
Tammy Kuhl's Question: Is is possible to rebuild an underactive thyroid after years on western medicine? I am looking to purchase the complete essence kit today to begin recreating my health!
Machaelle's Answer: I can't answer that question, but I do believe that just about anything is possible. If I were in your shoes, I would forge right ahead with the essences. If you have not used essences before, it's important that you know how to test for this condition. The DVD, The Human Electrical System and Flower Essences is a great place to start, then the book, Flower Essences gives instruction on how to test for specific conditions. And I would also add for strengthening and balancing your thyroid, three MBP Balancing Solutions — Immune, Lymphatic and Endocrine.
Liz's Question: I put aside a nature sanctuary in the corner of my garden and now it has really overgrown. Including 6 new walnut trees. Can I trim things back? inside the sanctuary without disrupting (nature) things and plants?
Machaelle's Answer: A nature sanctuary is a human's gift to nature. As with giving a gift to other humans, we usually don't go back and micro-manage the gift. In this particular case, if what is happening in the nature sanctuary is impacting the garden, go ahead and open a nature coning and ask them if it's okay if you come in. Tell them precisely what you want to do, and test and see if nature gives you a "yes" or a "no." You may need to take into consideration that what's happening in your sanctuary is important to the balance of your garden. Therefore, if nature gives you a "no" about changing things, you may need to consider that nature has a reason and knows what they're doing.
Rose's Question: The bedbug scourge has creeped me out. With some travelling in the near future, I have done an SLG for avoiding them hoping it has some influence, and a MAP to address my paranoia. Do you have any other suggestions?
Machaelle's Answer: You're doing fine the way you're going. The only other suggestion I have for you is that you become part of the current vampire craze and offer your blood to the bedbugs with a good heart and an open mind! ;-) In all honesty, you'll be fine and you'll live through this. If the vampire thing doesn't turn you on, you also might consider traveling with your own sleeping bag.
jo thompson's Question: my 26 yr old daughter has stage 5 lupus, stage 4 kidney failure...she has been in chemo for 6 months with 1/2 good. news..kidneys are doing better...lupus isn't and important levels are down...they, now, want her to do oral chemo...different drugs. i'm in s.c. she's in idaho...i send her essences everyday...we are using lymphatic until bottle is gone and then see what will be next..per friend in ar. per nature. she is also taking essiac consentrate. any suggestions would be very much appreciated... thank you for specials...i was able to buy bottle eofp today and will start sending her some. jo thompson
Machaelle's Answer: 2. (2010-09-18 12:12) In order for your daughter to benefit from what Perelandra has to offer, stop "sending" essences and EoP long distance. Perhaps a trip out to Idaho to help teach her to test essences for herself. That way she can test on the spot and she can take them directly. As for the Essence of Perelandra (EoP), I'm not sure if I understand whether you're sending her the bottle or doing long-distance transfers (something I don't recommend because it's not as effective). EoP is so easy to take, just send her the bottle and let her take the dosages herself. Also, the Microbial Balancing Solutions are easy to work with. I suggest that you send her Immune, Lymphatic and Urinary for her kidney situation and Nervous System Balancing Solution for the Lupus.
Cheryl's Question: Who, exactly, is Prince Poppycock???
Machaelle's Answer: Prince Poppycock is a character from the Louis XIV era, and from a fantasy land who has a voice like to die (he's an exceptional singer), a vision and creativity that we wish we had one ounce of who was just a finalist in America's Got Talent. If you want to meet him, go to the YouTube America's Got Talent page and go nuts for his performances. Particularly Price Poppycock's Love Letter to America (his Top 10 Performance). And he's my new hero.