Murray was deeply dedicated to the Bach Centre in Mount Vernon, Wallingford,
England, for a quarter of a century, from 1962 to 1997. It was within
this Centre, that the legacy of Dr. Edward Bachs work was developed
and passed on to future generations around the world. After Dr. Bachs
death in 1936, his colleague Nora Weeks administrated the Centre and personally
prepared the flower essences.
Weeks chose Nickie Murray, who was already working as a spiritual healer
through the Melbourne Spiritual Society, to join her in 1962. Nickie was
trained by Nora in the work of preparing the flower essences. She also
provided Bach flower counseling to people around the world. Later, she
was joined by her brother, John Ramsell to help with the administration
of the Bach Centre. After Noras death in 1978, Nickie Murray and
John Ramsell managed the Bach Centre.
1987, Nickie Murray resigned from the Bach Centre, due to a change in
direction and values. Subsequently, the Bach essences were sold to A.
Nelson & Company, an international business that manufactures and
sells homeopathic and aromatherapy products. She continued her spiritual
work by founding The Dr. Edward Bach Memorial Trust (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and she also served the Self-Realization Fellowship of Parmahansa Yoganada
in Santa Monica, California. Nickie was the mother of four children, and
along with Malcolm Murray, her husband of 53 years, was strongly devoted
to family life. Nickie was born on February 5, 1923 in Neath, South Wales,
England. She died peacefully in her sleep on January 1, 1997, in Santa
Murrays close colleague and friend, Julian Barnard wrote the following
memorial thoughts about her: Any visitor to the Bach Centre would
be welcomed by Nickie with a 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 wisdom and knowledge
with complete freedom
. Not interested in power, in material success,
in dominance or control, Nickie was in the world, but not of it.
Murrays approach to flower essence healing emphasizes practical
advice for daily living and personal warmth. Her common-sense style is
best exemplified in tapes available from FES: The
Flower Remedies of Dr. Bach (two-cassette set), The
Art of Prescribing, and Flower Remedies
for the Family.