December 2014

Panorama: seminars and books

by Editor


Wonderful Plants by Jan Scholten




After many years of intensive research, Jan Scholten’s long-awaited book on the taxonomy of plants, Wonderful Plants, is now available in English. Jan Scholten’s previous works on the systematic classification of the elements of the periodic table as homeopathic remedies was the greatest breakthrough of the last ten years in homeopathy. His discoveries have been confirmed in thousands of successful cases. Yet, the main thrust of Jan Scholten’s research is not the Mineral but the Plant kingdom. This can easily be seen in the thoroughness and precision of the information offered in his monumental new work.

The same natural laws that can be seen in the series and stages of the periodic table also underlie the taxonomic system of the enormously varied plant families. The path to the required remedy is not as easy to recognize as with the mineral elements – indeed, it is still evolving! One of the timeless values of this work lies in the essences of the plant families.






Plant sensations in pictures by Rajan Sankaran




It gives me great pleasure to write the foreword to this book. Initially when Sandra Petri approached me with her manuscript I felt that this would be a useful addition to the books on sensation since it gives a visual impression of the sensation of the various plant families. As they say ‘One picture is worth a thousand words’. I felt that Sandra Petri’s visual representations to be aligned to my experience of the families. I also liked the idea of the whole book being sort of informal or more at an artistic level rather than something very structured or formal. I believe this also is in the spirit of the plant kingdom. We therefore felt that it is best to preserve the originality of the work including the handwriting rather than use formal typesetting.
This book is offered to the students and practitioners of homoeopathy with the trust that it will further help in getting not only the words of each family but an actual live experience by a look at the illustrations. The best way of using the book would be to not only look at the pictures or the drawings but to put oneself in that position and observe one’s experience of it.





Spectrum of Homeopathy: Trauma

This edition of SPECTRUM on the homeopathic treatment of trauma is at the same time a materia medica of the Asteraceae. No other remedy family is so closely associated by homeopaths with the theme of injury. Internal and external injuries can have lifelong traumatic effects: SPECTRUM provides answers to the question of how to come to terms with such experiences and integrate them. Our renowned authors have explored the action spectrum of the Asteraceae, presenting both some familiar remedies and some new ones from the big family commonly known as the asters, daisies or sunflowers.

Willi Neuhold offers a clear structural framework for the Asteraceae: with the inner experience of the Asteraceae according to the sensation method and its miasmatic classification according to Sankaran, he provides a practical grid for the precise mapping of the individual remedies. A number of homeopaths – including Annegret Gärtner, Sigrid Lindemann, and the pediatrician Andreas Richter – indicate some alternatives to the Asteraceae, such as the Solanaceae. In Andreas Richter's article on the remedy picture and stress cycle of Bellis perennis, we also learn something about modern trauma treatment and the problem of retraumatization. Jürgen Weiland's article about a deeply disturbed youngster from his pediatric practice shows how important and healing this can be, including when working with parents.

Jan Scholten's new methodology is also highlighted in this edition of SPECTRUM. He explains in detail how to find the remedy according to his new periodic table of plants so that even those who are not fully up-to-speed with his latest ideas in “Wonderful Plants” can still follow his logic. Clarification of Scholten's thinking is offered by both Resie Moonen and Martin Jakob, who analyze their cases in accordance with Scholten's new approach. With his customary shrewd wit, Franz Swoboda shows how to “crack” Scholten's plant code for uncommon remedies. An original graphic from Jan Scholten's new book is provided, showing the taxonomic overview of the plant world.

Renate Paschmanns and Guy Payen present case histories showing the deep soul of the well-known remedy Arnica, which is also capable of healing profound layers of trauma. Declan Hammond's painfully acquired empathy enables him to accept patients who have experienced the worse thing that can happen to a parent – the death of their child. His description of what he went through and the loving way in which he deals with patients in the same predicament is very moving.

The astonishing thing, however, is that all these cases have a good ending. Ulrich Welte's fruitful and entertaining overview of the genus Cichorium also repeatedly poses the question “to be or not to be”, which surprisingly, often results in a happy ending thanks to homeopathy, despite the pain experienced along the way in each individual case.

Homeopathy calendar 2015

A handy desk calendar for 2015 with beautiful photos of 12 homeopathic remedies with accompanying one-sentence descriptions of the remedy's essence.

The calendar contains photos and essences of the following remedies:

- Thuja occidentalis
- Bambusa
- Cichorium
- Cobaltum metallicum
- Ledum
- Asclepias tuberosa
- Falco peregrinus
- Rhus toxicodendron
- Ferrum metallicum
- Dendroaspis polylepis
- Kalium carbonicum
- Samarium nitricum

A useful and pleasurable Christmas gift!

Homeopathic remedies pictures by Vicki Mathison and Frans Kusse



Vicki Mathison, already well-known for her wonderful illustrated materia medica for animals, is back – to the delight of all her fans! This time, in collaboration with Frans Kusse, author of the very popular Homeopathic Types and Children’s Types, she turns her keen eye and skilful pen towards humans, young and old.

The result is a fantastic teaching tool for budding homeopaths, who will have the rare opportunity to learn the remedy pictures with a smile, as well as a useful memory aid for the more experienced among us. The expression “a picture is worth a thousand words” has never been more true.
The pen of New Zealand homeopath Vicki Mathison vividly brings the 65 most common remedies to life with often hilarious pictures. Her talent for portraying humanity in all its strengths and weaknesses literally shines on every page. With the eye of a true connoisseur, she sketches the most important characteristics, guiding symptoms, predilections, and typical ailments: the Agaricus girl with superhuman powers, the split personality of the Anacardium boy, the typical weakness of the elderly Carbo vegetabilis woman, the stringy discharges of the Kalium bichromium type, and the fruitless bustle of the Theridion housewife – all come alive to remain forever etched in our minds.

An exhilarating and pleasurable journey through our materia medica.

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