Creating Waves of Awareness
Extrapolation and Careful Embellishment Of Mental Symptoms
The example I'm going to give is from the book "Homeopathic Methodology" by Dr. Todd Rowe. Paraphrasing a section of page 45, Todd said that he had a patient who for years "had been encumbered by a symptom from which she thought that everyone could see her innermost thoughts, a feeling of transparency, and had been afraid to go into public for this reason."
Thuja in Kent's repertory states, DELUSION IS MADE OF GLASS, and could indicate transparency, being able to see through patient and thus, gave Thuja, which cured. In my not always so humble opinion, think this was a stroke of genius on Dr. Rowe's part. More of this to come. William.
Homeopathic Methodology: Repertory, Case Taking and Case Analysis by Todd Rowe, MD
A workbook for students intended to provide solid grounding in two of the three pillars of homeopathy: case taking and the use of the repertory. Every lesson is followed by questions and exercices, which do not assume any previous medical knowledge, and the book ends with ten practice cases. It also contains an excellent introduction to Kent's repertory. In all, an useful addition to the repertoire of introductory text books on homeopathy.
As one begins to learn the homeopathic methodology, repertorising is a difficult, if not ominous endeavor. This book helps to sort out the many nuances of old, and clarify much of the "older" jargon. It explains to the novice homeopath just how to begin taking a case and using the Repertory in practical terms. The author presents the subject in a very logical and understandable sequence. A subject that is normally difficult to master is easily grasped with the help of this book.
Todd Rowe, M.D. is a psychiatrist specializing in homeopathic medicine. He teaches at Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in northern California and at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicines. He lives in Scottsdale, AZ.
"Dr. Rowe has created the finest introductory text to date. It covers the practical aspects of case taking and analysis thoroughly and with insight. The intimidating tools used by homeopaths--repertories and materia medicase--are made accessible by Dr. rowe's careful step-by-step guidance."
- Roger Morrison, M.D.
"A conscientious study of this workbook will create the solid methodological foundation essential to the successful practice of homeopathic medicine."
- Jonathan Shore, M.D., D. Ht.
"Homeopathy is both an art and a science. A prerequisite for expressing one's full creative potential as a homeopath is to master the available tools. Homeopathic Methodology offers a clear introduction to the art of casetaking, repertory usage, and case analysis, providing a solid launching paltform for the student of homeopathy."
- Harry van der Zee, M.D.
Dr. Habib Khan- If you reread my discussion concerning Dr. Todd Rowe, editors of this discussion have added an advertisement for this book, stating you can purchase it through Emryss Books; also since Dr. Rowe is a member of HWC, maybe it's possible to contact him for more information. William...
>> "had been encumbered by a symptom from which she thought that everyone could see her innermost thoughts, a feeling of transparency, and had been afraid to go into public for this reason."
Illusion of sensation, as it the whole body were very thin and tender and must yield to every touch, just as though the cohesion of the body were very much exposed to the danger of disruption and such dissolution was to be feared.
Kent’s interpretation of above Thuja symptom is somewhat misleading – but one could imagine that this person could have felt in the same way as the prover.
Yet again symptom similitude should not depend on the practitioners ability to read into expressions of the patient.
"Homeopathy is both an art and a science"
For understanding this thing, this Book is exellent....
This is a clear manifestation of the Sycotic miasm, where the patient attempts to hide the weakness within from others and fears it being revealed. It is no wonder that Thuja is such a strongly effective remedy for the Sycotic miasm.
This sensation of being glass can be expressed in different ways by different patients, all of which will revolve around the various sensations of Sycosis. The interesting thing about Thuja and the concept of glass, is that the family sensation (Conifers) of Brittleness or Fragility combines with the Sycotic sensation to create this idea. Glass both expresses this weakness and this fear of the weakness being seen.