Devil’s Claw

Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: light violet/yellow


Flower Essence Description

Devil’s Claw activates our natural sense of morality. This essence supports us in taking responsibility for owning and expressing who we really are, separate from the projections of others. It is useful if we find ourselves using attractiveness or personal magnetism to manipulate others, or if we try to become who we think others want us to be.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • taking responsibility for owning and expressing who you really are
  • resting confidently into the knowingness of your essential identity
  • innocence
  • charisma
  • allowing your light to shine in a way that inspires and nurtures others
  • giving easily without feeling a need to take or use
  • lightly, joyfully drawing out some undesirable characteristic into consciousness
  • encourages the ability to communicate comfortably
  • finding your natural morality

Patterns of Imbalance

  • accepting other’s projections and realities onto yourself as real
  • feeling a need to change yourself to fit someone else’s idea of what you are
  • chameleon consciousness
  • unconsciously or consciously using attractiveness or your magnetic qualities to manipulate and/or control others

How to use and related questions


Devil’s Claw is related to the following keywords:

attractivenessboundariescharismacommunicationconfidenceconsciouscontrolinnocencemanipulationprojectionrealityresponsibleunconsciousnesshonestydeceptionself-respectidentityself-identitychameleon consciousnesspeer pressure


Devil’s Claw is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:


Devil’s Claw is part of the following series or practitioner kits:

Individual Essences Kit

This kit contains our full line of 119 individual flower essences, all of which are described in depth in The Alchemy of the Desert – Fourth Edition.

Applied Physiology Kit

This kit is a set of 30 selected Desert Alchemy® flower essences that form an integral part of the healing program pioneered by Richard Utt, founder of the original International Institute of Applied Physiology in Tucson, Arizona.

More information

The above information is an excerpt of the book The Alchemy of the Desert - Fourth Edition by Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer. Please refer to that book for in-depth information about this flower essence.

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