Editorial: Homeopathy "Down under"
This month’s issue is a “Down under” affair, with most cases from New Zealand and some from Australia. Amidst of spate of disasters – the collapse of a mine, ongoing earthquakes in and around Christchurch, and the grounding of a tanker off one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches, as well as continual weather challenges in Australia – life goes on, and homeopathy is helping people to heal at ever-deeper levels.
The cases presented this month reflect the variety of approaches practiced here. New Zealand and Australia, far away from the rest of the world, invite many teachers from around the globe to share their experiences. The internet is bridging the gap as well, as information has become more readily available to all. One of the advantages of being “Down under”, however, is the tendency to quietly develop one’s own way of working. With a fair bit of prodding, the usually reticent down under homeopaths have come up with an abundance of cases.
Clive Stuart, who loves to work with challenging children, demonstrates his success with a little-used remedy in three cases of Asperger’s syndrome – this remedy will probably soon be in demand! Rovaye Hodges makes beautiful use of Peter Tumminello’s work on the gemstones in the case of a woman whose “addiction to love”, ends up to be seriously detrimental to her. Genevieve Scace goes deep into the feelings of a woman suffering from a disfiguring skin disease, coming up with a remedy that transformed not only her skin but her perspective on life. Hannelore Kemme shows how beautifully homeopathy worked for a dog with epilepsy. Judy Coldicott presents her experiences with potentised wheat, a remedy that proves valuable not only in cases of wheat intolerance but in vague cases of chronic fatigue and irritability – probably a much needed remedy in our times of high wheat consumption. Michelle Boyle makes use of the Mind Maps developed by Alicia Lee to find a bird remedy for a man wanting to break free and live his own life. A review of the Mind Maps presents this remarkable and innovative work – the result of a study project grown far beyond its original purpose.
We hope that you enjoy this issue, and find in it great inspiration.