2007 December

Homeopathy and the integration of feelings -2-

by David Quinn
Psora and Miasmic Dispositions

In curing his patients of specific ailments Dr Samuel Hahnemann began to investigate the question arising in his mind as to fact that while he could be successful in giving homoeopathic treatment for someone, they would again at some future point come down with another form of illness. In wanting to find out more about the problem of sickness and what created the susceptibility to becoming ill. He began to look at what lay deeper, that being what he called their 'deep seated original disease' (The Chronic Diseases). What Dr Hahnemann began to uncover was the question of what generated sickness.

After much study and investigation he identified this process which he named the chronic miasm of psora. Interestingly, Samuel Hahnemann thought of psora as being the result of suppression. He described psora as an ‘internal itch’ almost like an internal disharmony within the person’s being. He also identified and named two other major miasms, sycosis and syphilis. For Dr Hahnemann however, Psora is the oldest and most fundamental of the miasms and all suffering, for him, emerges from the foundation of psora.
With an awareness of suffering as being the process of non-integration of feelings of self, I think we can begin to realize what psora actually is. By studying the mental/emotional symptoms of the remedies in the materia medica we can perceive what is common to suffering. As Dr Hahnemann considered Sulphur to be the deepest of psoric remedies, I will list some rubrics of Sulphur trying not to emphasize that which is specific to the expression of the Sulphur state and more what is general to all suffering.

From Dr Sangeeta Chawla’s book The Indepth Materia Medica of Human Mind we have:

Spoken to, called agg. mental symptoms, being.

Starting; called by name, when.

Touch; does not know if objects are real, until she has touched them.

Absent minded; unobserving, starts when spoken to.

Amusement; averse to.

Anger; himself with.

Anxiety conscience, as if guilty of a crime.


Confidence; want of self.

Confusion of mind.


Discontented, displeased, dissatisfied.

Doubtful; recovery of soul’s welfare, of.

Dullness, sluggishness, difficulty of thinking and comprehending, torpor.

Embittered, exasperated.

Emptiness; sensation of.

Fear, apprehension, dread.

Hurry, haste.




Indifference, apathy.

Irresolution, indecision.


Jesting; aversion to.

Looked at; cannot bear to be.

Mood; alternating.

Morose cross, fretful, ill-humor, peevish.

Prostration of mind, mental exhaustion, brain fag.


Sadness despondency, dejection, mental depression, gloom, melancholy.


Starting, startled; spoken to, when.


Unfortunate; feels.

Will; loss of.

These symptoms illustrate the state of a person where a fundamental break has occurred in relationship to them being themselves. How someone feels, when to some extent they have ceased being who they are. It appears to me this is what psora is, a state of separation from self. It is a non-acceptance of self. Put into words, it is like; ‘I do not accept myself for who I am because I think myself to be unworthy’. In the context of psora the ‘crime’ the person feels they have committed is that of not accepting themselves. Psora becomes like a constant state of needing to prove to yourself and everyone around you that you are a worthy human being.
We can see that suffering becomes at least two very related processes. The first being the non-acceptance of ourselves and the second being the non-integration of the feelings that are part of our self.
Catherine Coulter in her essay on Psorinum (Portraits of Homoeopathic Medicines, vol 2, 1988, ISBN 1-55643-036-1, North Atlantic books) describes the raw state of non-acceptance of self.
Once we have, to an extent, entered this state of non-acceptance of self there is an awareness of this and naturally a wanting to return to the place of integrity of self. When we enter into suffering we want more than anything else, more than wanting to become the person we want to be, more than wanting to do what we most want to do, and more than wanting to recover our health (although people want to do these), more than all these things we most desire to return to who we are. This is unmistakably what a certain study of the different miasms reveals.
Each miasm represents a different stage of psora. The most important characteristic of each miasm is the attitude the person has about their ability to return to being themselves. This ability is also characterized by perceived obstacles they have in doing this. Each different disposition perhaps creates a definite form of stress and constitutional susceptibility to the major disease of the miasm. In the descriptions of each miasm identified I will follow closely the work of Dr Sankaran.

David Quinn

Categories: Theory
Keywords: psora, Samuel Hahnemann, miasmic disposition, Sangeeta Chawla, chronic miasm of psora, Sulphur, Catherine Coulter


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Reply #1 on : Thu September 13, 2012, 04:51:40
New knowledge about water - homeopathy
My hypothesis was inspired by a finding of an Austrian citizen Johann Grandler. My attention was caught by his knowledge of revitalized water, especially about his activation unit, in which the properties of water are changed. During my research, which is described at http://www.miroslavprovod.com, I performed shaking of water in many experiments and I also noticed the change in the properties of water.
In order to compare Grandlers research outcomes together with my findings I replaced the water that is put into a home bread bakery with water that had been shaken for 1 minute in a plastic bottle. The bread made from this shaken water was of much greater quality, it was easier to detach it from the tray and the baking oven was completely clean after the breads removal. Also, coffee that had been shaken before drinking had much better taste.
By shaking (dynamisation) the separated static charge increases in fluids. This is due to the friction of the molecules of water with the sides of its container. This is nothing new, it’s a well known physical property.
This easy experiment that uses dynamisation could easily be realized in bakeries or at home, especially in situations where an expensive Grandler activation unit would have to be bought instead. In this case it's not necessary. This is an interesting finding and it could be expected that in further verifying experiments, especially those with the changing static charge, more interesting aspects with other fluids could be discovered.
The Czech TV (Ceska Televize) received a so called ''bludny balvan'' (mystifying stone) from the skeptics for broadcasting false information associated with revitalized water. I think that skeptics couldn't find a better example to confront. In the near future, there will likely be mass repeated experiment with dynamisation and after it had been verified the skeptics would be criticized by many people.
Some of the stated findings could be used together with the research of homeopathy in connection with the four recently discovered properties of static charge that are published at http://www.miroslavprovod.com
The by Hahnemann used potential of 30CH goes over the Avogadro constant and therefore the scientific community believes that homeopathy doesn't work because the probability that even a single molecule of the necessary fluid being present is very low. I don't agree with this view, where disregarding one of many factors leads to the disregarding the functionally verified homeopathy. I am guessing that this is not about the remaining percentage of the necessary fluid but there are also other not yet known factors. By the repeated dynamisation of the fluid the static charge in it increases as described above and this could give us a hint in connection with the mixing of the fluid with further water
I will state a further example in which the basics of homeopathy could be hidden.
Millions of megalithic structures that are scattered around the globe like menhis, dolmens, cromlechs and many more are described as astronomical observatories or structures used for calendar or agricultural purposes by the current science. This sounds like a paradox as many people in those times had different problems than to be interested in astronomy on such a large scale. I regard it as a big misinformation that this reasoning is being taught and people believe it.
Our empirical research has shown that megalithic structures were build for curative reasons due to spontaneous transfer of static charge from the rock onto the cellular membranes of the human body. I think that people didn't know about this transfer in the past but it was sufficient for them that it worked.
In case of homeopathy the scientific community isn't satisfied with the fact that it works. It needs some explanation like everybody who is interested in homeopathy. This explanation would however take time to be discovered. In my opinion we should first scientifically confirm the different understanding of our history where interesting findings could be hidden. We should more focus on the research of static charge where we need further explanation in connection with factors like ball lightning and other not yet explained facts.
We should under no circumstances disregard homeopathy only because the final fluid can't contain even one molecule of the necessary fluid. The homeopathy works, it hasn't just fallen from the sky, someone had to have discovered it. We should therefore assume that the one who discovered it had more necessary knowledge and could therefore orient better in the laws of nature.
Miroslav Provod