This is the flower that is used in the Australian Bush Essences logo. This ancient Proteaceae, telopia speciosissima, has a blossom of unique and spectacular beauty.
Waratah provides a powerful remedy that can aid those falling into despair or experiencing a dark night of the soul. It combats the inability to respond to crises. It engenders courage and alleviates feelings of hopelessness.
This flower is emblematic of Australia, which is sometimes called the Land of the Waratahs. Ian White quotes Aboriginal activist Burnum Burnum, who relates a Dreamtime legend that explains how the waratahs, once white, were dyed red by the blood of a faithful pigeon who was killed by a hawk while flying high in search of food for her mate.
This essence supports the Base and Solar Plexus Chakras and is associated with the mental, causal and emotional planes.