Practitioner Bulletin no. 31, May/June 2000

The great white brotherhood

by Patricia Reeve-De Becker

This is an email sent to us by Patricia. We thought you might find it interesting, since we are often asked about the nature of the ‘Great White Brotherhood’ that Dr Bach referred to in Heal Thyself.

The main reason for this mail is the following website which I have just found:

One quote:

“The Great White Brotherhood is a Spiritual Order or Hierarchy, an organization of Ascended Masters united for the highest purposes of God in man as set forth by Jesus the Christ, Gautama Buddha, and other World Teachers. The word ‘white’ refers not to race, but to the aura (halo) of the White Light of the Christ that surrounds the saints and sages of all ages who have risen from every nation to be counted among the Immortals. Also called The Brotherhood of Light.”

I personally read about the Brotherhood in the seventies in books by Baird T Spalding, a well known name in metaphysical and truth circles during the first half of the 20th century, who also speaks of living Masters or Elder Brothers throughout the world. Anyone can belong to this ‘community’ which, according to Spalding, is not an organisation but a group of kindred spirits, many of them working quietly in the background in an unselfish way for the benefit of mankind. As no doubt Dr Bach did or does, living on in his work.

I have not read the website intensively, being more familiar with Spalding’s writings which are sufficient for me for the time being, but thought parts of the quotation might come in handy when looking for explanations for the critical or surprised.

Thank-you, Patricia. People often do read ‘white’ as a reference to race and assume that Dr Bach may have had racist views, so it’s useful to have some background information on what was actually intended.


In the last issue of the Bulletin Joy Burling asked to see some pictures from the past – specifically photos of Dr Bach with his daughter and of an advertisement that Dr Bach placed in a newspaper. We haven’t been able to locate a copy of the advert yet, but here are some pictures to be going on with.



Every so often practitioners ask us to set up a group insurance scheme. We have tried to do this in the past, but have never been able to get enough practitioners together to interest the insurance companies. Many of you choose to add your work with the remedies to your existing insurance policy.

However, it is a couple of years since we last assessed the level of interest, and the Register has grown substantially since then. So if you would be interested in a group insurance scheme please write or email us to let us know by the end of August, and we’ll see if we can get something off the ground this time.

Also, if you are currently insured and are happy with the premium, coverage and service that you receive from your company, please let us know who your insurer is.

As always, thanks for your help!

Distance learning programme update

We launched our Distance Learning Programme (DLP) on 31st January 2000. We are happy to say that it has been a great success, despite the fact that we kept the launch very low key while we ironed out problems.

To date 66 students have enrolled on the course. The vast majority are from the UK, but others come from Portugal, Malaysia, Israel, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Australia and Saudi Arabia – all countries where a full programme of courses is not currently available.

We are on target to have the course translated and launched in other countries from 2001.

Welcome to…

Since the last (March 2000) issue was prepared, 26 new practitioners have joined the register:

  • in Argentina, Emilia Caglio;
  • in Belgium, Karin Devlaminck, Line Poels, and Geert Vandewalle;
  • in Brazil, Doralice Ferreira Gomes, Sônia Maria Francisco, Rosa Maria Guidotti Carrao, Patricia Guimaraes Andrade Saliba, Maria Emma Giorgi, and Ivanilde Hass;
  • in Germany, Nicola Bibby, and Judith Ramsden;
  • in Ireland, Clair Whitty;
  • in the Netherlands, Ingrid Boomken-Dros, Reine Lanning-Nienhuis, and Hans Hallie;
  • in New Zealand, Sharleen Craven, and Alan Bridgeman;
  • in the UK, Margie Craib, Alles Wilson, and Lorna Goudie;
  • and in the USA, Pardeep Panesar, Janice Hitchen, Yvette Scarlett, Marley Weinstock, and Judith Sanders.

There are now 722 practitioners on the register.


A reminder that the next practitioner conference, sponsored by Nelsons, will be held in St Catherine’s College, Oxford on 10th June.

If you haven’t had your invitation yet call Sarah Goodway on 020 8780 4200.

Your letters

We want you to use this Bulletin to keep in touch with each other. If anything wonderful, funny, interesting or just plain typical has happened to you in your work with the remedies, or if there are any questions that have been nagging away at you, or if you simply want to say hello, please write to us at the Bach Centre, marking your letter clearly as being ‘FOR PUBLICATION’.

We can’t promise to print every letter in the Bulletin, but even if we don’t use your contribution we always love to hear from you.

I’ve had a very unbalanced client who now rings me up and harangues me down the phone. How have other practitioners dealt with this type of problem without being rude and just saying ‘I can’t listen any more’ and putting the phone down?

Anne Woodhead, UK

My son also started reception class last October (see Jane Finn, Jan/Feb newsletter 2000) and had similar problems. He really benefitted from Water Violet, as he has always been very independent. While the other children made every effort to include him and play with him, he preferred to play on his own or with myself and his brother “in his head”.

When we left him for the first time he wouldn’t leave me, clung to me and tried every trick in the book not to go. I gave him Larch, Walnut, Mimulus and Elm, plus Honeysuckle for the first couple of weeks.

There was an instant improvement and he is now very happy with lots of friends.

Can I also say that I revived a goldfish! It showed all the signs of being dead. It had sunk, then floated to the top of the tank and made no movements whatsoever. I put a drop or two of the crisis formula into the water and it started to swim again. It lasted about another week and then died a final death. But the RR definitely brought it back to life the first time!

Celia Stewart, UK


This archive material has been edited to remove some out-of-date advice and information.