2009 January

Editorial January 2009

by Jan Scholten
Last week I read a book on family constellations Trauma, Bonding & Family Constellations: Understanding and Healing Injuries of the Soul by Franz Ruppert. And the similarity with homeopathy is striking.
He describes cases of schizophrenia, paranoid psychosis and severe depression that were cured by family constellations. A very important issue, there is the uncovering of secrets, family secrets in this case. The trauma's of unwanted children, children having died early and not being honored anymore, the trauma of murder are kept secret, but that doesn't help or resolve. The contrary happens: the offspring is disturbed and the kept secret becomes worse and therefore the worsens the disturbance.
The uncovering is essential in the healing process. It is as we know in homeopathy: not knowing is disease, knowing is healing.

For example, Franz Ruppert presents a case of paranoid schizophrenia. The man feels persecuted, thinking he has committed a crime, caused an accident. In the research of the family history it turns out that his grandmother had conceived a child form the brother of his grandfather. Also, a family member was killed in a car accident, but that the man who caused it was not persecuted as he was a man of high rank.

It turns out that it is useless to run away from a problem. It follows you like a shadow. The man in the case above tries very hard to get rid of his ideas of persecution, but in vain. It is useless the fight the symptoms, they will come back in another form. The only thing that helps is going to the source of the problem, uncover it and show it.

In a way one can say that the Law of Similars is used in family constellations: one goes to the problem, the simillimum. More generally said we can say that the Law of Similars is not just a law in or of homeopathy, but that it is a law of healing. It is applicable to all healing forms.

The above book is originally in German "Verwirrte Seelen - Der verborgen Sinn von Psychosen" and translated in Dutch as "De verborgen boodschap van psychische stoornissen".

The editors wish you a very happy 2009 and pleasant reading of this issue.

Jan Scholten

Literature Reference:
Franz Ruppert - http://www.franz-ruppert.de/
German: Verwirrte Seelen. Der verborgene Sinn von Psychosen - Kösel Verlag
English: Trauma, Bonding & Family Constellations: Understanding and Healing Injuries of the Soul
Green Balloon Books (an imprint of CWT) - ISBN 978-0-9559683-0-3
see: http://www.constellationswork.co.uk/page67a.html
Dutch: "De verborgen boodschap van psychische stoornissen - De waarheid heelt de waan"
ISBN 978 90 77247 73 0 - 464 pagina's - € 32,50 - april 2008 - uitgeverij akasha

Categories: Editorials
Keywords: editorial, family constellations, Law of Similars, healing, Franz Ruppert


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Posts: 5
Reply #2 on : Tue January 20, 2009, 20:09:37
Nevertheless homeopathy and family constellations work can be combined well : be it to do both, be it to choose remedies coping with this subject of family constellations : searching by kinesiology (my favourite way) or just by adding this systemic aspect (of family constellations) as a further element to homeopathic materia medica (like Andreas Krüger, editor of „Homöopathische Einblicke“, or Rosina Sonnenschmid do and probably many others, but unknown to me).



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Reply #1 on : Tue January 20, 2009, 20:03:46
Hello Jan Scholten,

I'm astonished, that you define the law of Similars being going to the problem, to the essential. What about that these are two different things ? Going to the problem to be an characteristic of any (effective, causal etc.) therapy – with hundred and more ways to struggle with this essential problem : The Law of Similarity is one of them, searching for an agent, that is able to cause this problem in a sound human being and that is given to the patient. Psychotherapy, Meditation tries to uncover this problem and to make it conscious directly, Acupuncture has another way to cope with it. And so on ... This point of view enables to appreciate other therapies and elaborate our common aim (as far as it is given) without annexing them. ... (to be continued)