Editorial: Imponderables, a force to be reckoned with
Welcome to the March issue of Interhomeopathy! It is my great pleasure to once again serve as your guest editor. The focus this month is an intriguing group of remedies that for some are difficult to grasp, and for others, are outside the realm of their experience. Yet, while complex, this remedy group uniquely and effectively addresses many of the stresses and issues our patients face today.
While this remedy group may seem new on the scene, the first “Imponderable” was proven by Hahnemann in 1833. In an era rich with scientific experimentation and questioning, it is completely understandable that Hahnemann would be eager to prove natural phenomena, and his choice was magnetism.
The defining characteristic of these remedies is a powerful, immutable force that exerts unseen, unknown, and intangible energy that can profoundly influence our well-being. Louis Klein notes that imponderables share this attribute of unseen force with remedies made from viruses and bacteria. But while the force in viruses and bacteria is infectious and insidious; the force of an imponderable is irresistible and overwhelming.
From Hahnemann’s day through the end of the nineteenth century, remedies of these imponderable energy sources were few, including not only magnet, but X-ray and sunlight. Leap forward well over 100 years to the present day, brimming with a proliferation of technological devices. Cell phones, computers, microwaves, televisions, GPS devices, MRI’s, ultrasounds, high voltage electric transmission cables, and computer managed vehicles. The list is almost unending. Now imagine for a moment that you are actually able to see these countless surrounding layers of directed, invisible energy these devices collect and radiate. Add to that the undirected energy emanating from the increased effects of solar flares and sunspots due to our thinning ozone as well as the light from the moon and distant planets, and you will grasp that we are all entangled in a dense web of “imponderable energy”. This web carries forces that can impact many of our patients, and remedies made from imponderables add effective options to our materia medica.
The articles that follow present the unique qualities of force for five different imponderables. Louis Klein presents an in depth article on the history and indications for the remedy X-ray, demonstrating the force of seeing through. Matilde Flores offers a brilliant case study of the remedy Magnetis Polus Arcticus and the force of attraction and repulsion. Nancy Frederick introduces a case of the little known remedy Ultrasound, in which the force appears to be altered perception. Lindy Grigel and Patricia Maher give us an article on the remedy Light of Saturn, substantiating Patricia’s trituration proving published in the October 2009 edition of Interhomeopathy. The force represented in the Light of Saturn is Titan- like, forcing physical strength and endurance. Lastly, Carol Jones presents us with the proving of TV Emanation and along with my corroborating case, the mesmerizing and drug-like force of this remedy is revealed.
I am certain you will find this edition of Interhomeopathy inspiring, informative and game changing!!
Keywords: Imponderables, X-ray, Magnet, Light of Saturn, TV Emanation, Ultrasound