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The Essence of a "Sulphur" Constitutional Type
by Gina Tyler DHOM
Los Angeles California,USA-

The mental, emotional, and physical make-up of a "sulphur" is discussed in this article (sulphur: sol = sun, ferre = to carry). When a trained classical homeopath helps a person with an illness, they normally look for signs of the patients "constitutional remedy". What is a constitutional remedy?

From the time of conception you take into consideration the inherited traits from your parents and ancestors. Not only physical traits, but disease imprints, and mental, spiritual, and emotional traits. Trauma is inherited not only during conception but via the fetus forming. So, it is the totality of all symptoms of the patient; this makes one's constitution. To match this constitutional type with a homeopathic remedy that is similar in "personality" is a difficult task. Sometimes it may be obvious, but not always. (There are thousands of homeopathic remedies that have specific personalities.) The patients obvious traits are sometimes tainted by miasmatic layers of a chronic disease. These need to be homeopathicaly removed (like peeling an onion layer by layer). Out of the thousands to choose from, sulphur is the most extreme in intellectual abilities. Sulphur patients have unusualy gifted mental abilities from the day they are born. Some sulphurs are: Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Samuel Hahnemann, Abraham Lincoln, and Socrates.

Among our great leaders, inventors, scientists, gurus, and mathematicians, there have been many sulphurs. The scholar, the creative genius, the eccentric, the impulsive artist; all have minds that flow profusely into metaphysics, theories, and equations. All are famous for answering in long-winded sentences.

A great example is the book called "The Organon" written by S. Hahnemann. Hahnemann calls sulphur "the king of antipsorics". Sulphur types are philosophers, deep in thought and oblivious to the simple physical life they live. As Einstein was, his wife had to do everything for him. He had to be fed, dressed, etc.; his head being "in the clouds". Sulphurs live in a world of imagination. They are blind to all the material things of today.

Personally, I am focused on the sulphur constitutional type due to the fact that when I think back in my own life, my mentors, great teachers, and inspirational people have all been sulphurs. It is always those that stood out, making a dent in society. I have great respect for the eccentric sulphurs because of their many contributions to my life. Up until now, I have only met male sulphurs. It is well known that there are very few female sulphurs in existence. Sulphurs need a lot of emotional, mental, and physical room due to restless and nervous energy (like the flammable element sulphur.)

The greatest egos come from the sulphur type, but this is the motivating force that keeps him mobile, stimulated, focused, and driven. Such great leaders are self motivated and do not look to follow another but set the pace for others to follow. This intense ego, if imbalanced, is destructive, obsessive, irritable, insecure, negative, and a hypocondriac. To criticize an unbalanced sulphur is volatile. You cannot argue with a sulphur type due to the strong will and obstinate personality combined within a dictionary of wuick witted vocabulary words. So here, you have the two basic extremes of polarity.

Emotional and mental states of imbalance cause organic derangements in the physical realm. Sulphur is impatient with those around him. Always on the move, full of brilliant ideas, alchemists call sulphur "the heat and force of everything." In homeopathy, sulphur is used to push out symptoms ("bring to maturity"). For example: clearing up skin imbalances due to suppressive topical lotions, or suppressive emotional and mental imbalance; a phenomenon that happens when the vibration of the homeopathic sulphur remedy neutralizes the vibration of the disease.

All of one's traits become "real" under stress of an emotion. When a
sulphur is suppressed, mentally and emotionally the unconscious side of them makes an appearance. The alter ego sets in; its spirits, its demons (Lucifer), and its flaws all become visible. This is when it is easy to detect a sulphur. The worst thing to do to a sulphur is to cause sufficating suppression of any type. To suppress their imagination, creativity, ego, and spirit will degenerate a sulphur's fire. The physical body becomes full of discomforts and starts to adapt to its miserable situation, becoming ill with disease, irritable and difficult to live with.

1. Sulphur is an extremely hot blooded person. Warm hands and feet; always kicks off blankets.
2. Nervous, lean, eccentric looking.
3. You can spot a sulphur in a crowd due to his unruly long hair, and
outgoing selection of clothing (sometimes wearing the same clothes week after week.)
4. Sits in a chair with his entire body involved.
5. Paces the floor, cannot stand still in one spot.
6. Cannot wear wool clothing, gets super itchy.
7. Health complaints are always relapsing.
8. Noon and midnight are the worst aggravations for sulphurs.
9. It has to be "his idea", not someone elses.
10. Reads a lot of books, retaining everything.
11. Can teach a class better than the instructor.
12. A sulphur "scholar" does not worry about his physical appearance.
13. Messy house does not matter to sulphur. He is indifferent.
14. Offensive body odors.
15. Intolerance of artificial heaters indoors. They make him "stuffy".
16. Chronic skin eruptions (eczema, dry itchy psoriasis, boils, and acne.)
17. Lots of anxiety. Dislike of criticism, suppression, and being scorned.
18. Embarassment is extremely humiliating.
19. Much struggling for ego and honor.
20. Sulphur "idealists" are usually dogamatic and cannot be swayed.
21. Absent minded "professor" type, neglecting practical aspects of their lives.
22. Sulphurs make excellent teachers.
23. Sulphurs want to do things whenever they want to, not when told to.
24. Known for drinking large amounts of alcohol.
25. Charming to the opposite sex. Many sulphurs are womanizers.
26. Having many partners. Openly flirting with women, but hopelessly dependent on their wives, emotionally and practically.
27. Sulphurs are great in promoting themselves.
28. Lots of self confidence, gifted and enterprising.
29. Preferring self employment. Likes his independence and freedom.
30. Has knowledge of a broad range of subjects, highly intellectual.
31. Most have no formal education and are self taught (born an intellectual genius.)
32. Sulphurs like an audience.
33. Sulphurs do not care about being socially acceptable.
34. Relates to all walks of life, young and old.
35. Individualist, independent.
36. Childish persona.
37. Lots of self confidence, boasting about his achievements.
38. When it comes to a goal or passion, sulphur dives into it 1000%, whether it is a negative obsession or work related project.
39. Protective of his family, the wife is "queen" in his eyes.
40. Sulphur feels like a child of the universe.
41. Often unbearable to live with, cynical and feeling sorry for themselves causing insecurities.
42. Becoming aloof, guarded, and with a self doubt.
43. Worries about the future.
44. Revels in argument or anecdote.
Note: The "clinical" symptoms of sulphur have not been discussed such as skin afflictions, lymphatic, cardiovascular and urinary systems. For that, most homeopathic Materia Medica's have lists of information. This article pertains more to the "essence" of sulphur.


please add your own write up's/observations on the different constitutional types here-
Things you dont find in the Materia Medica.

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Hi Gina,
This is great about sulphur types, never met a woman who is that constitution? Wow I feel that i might be one but not meet all the characteristics you mention.
As a biodynamic farmer and gardener sulphur is very important to our work especially as it occurs in yarrow and chamomile as the sensory organs for the conscious compost.
Thanks for your post.
All Blessings,
Hi Barbara thanks for joining this discussion.
A reminder for those that forgot,This discussion is not about Sulphur Clinicals,to discuss that may aswell read "CLARKE" Dictionary of practical Materia mEdica.

This is the exploration of the Essence/Typology of sulphur........................By posting our personal interactions with sulphur 'types' we can add to this educational discussion.

I am sure we have all had a personal interaction with a 'sulphur' type,they are easy to spot,unlike all the other constitutional types.
you know you made a very good comment

" As a biodynamic farmer and gardener sulphur is very important to our work especially as it occurs in yarrow and chamomile as the sensory organs for the conscious compost."

Also plants require sulphur and they take up sulphur........ and we eat veggies so we are also taking sulphur.....

the beauty of sulphur is that it is one of the most abundant (3rd ) material in the human body.

"All living things need sulphur. It is especially important for humans because it is part of the amino acid methionine, which is an absolute dietary requirement for us. The amino acid cysteine also contains sulphur. The average person takes in around 900 mg of sulphur per day, mainly in the form of protein."

HEALTH Effects of Sulphur
Sulphur Mineral - Sulphur Sources - Sulphur Deficiency

kindly go through the above links to find what sulphur does in the human body.
sulphur has great interest in metaphysical aspect.sulphur always want explanation in your own way follow his intuition not ordinary way.some time in sulphur we find dirtiness alternate with cleanliness.sulphur likes cleanliness but becose of his deep study and industrious in work he forget her appearance how he dressed and looked.there is two type of sulphur, AIRY SULPHUR and EARTHY SULPHUR. airy sulphur is highly intellectual and imagination powerful while earthy sulphur more grounded and less intellectual.foolish happiness and pride is more in earthy sulphur and less in airy silphur.

sulphur greatly influenced by sun and moon.i find that sulphur like walking in moon light and they feel very my one sulphur pt i see he has like to see moon very deeply and its take photograph of moon in his materia medica i find three remedy mostly close and running with sulphur and that is CANNABIS. INDICA,PALLADIUM,HYDROGEN.all this ramedy has great interest in metaphysical aspect and some time very difficult to differentiate them.all this remedy has different state but in one pt they develop according to life situation and reaction of pt to particular situation.

Maulik mahendrabhi joshi
My reply: Thanks your your post,I learned something new from this sentence,thank you

Dr. Maulik posted:"airy sulphur is highly intellectual and imagination powerful while earthy sulphur more grounded and less intellectual.foolish happiness and pride is more in earthy sulphur and less in airy sulphur."
My reply: When you have time can you post the reference to this please?
Hello Dr. Kambli,
thanks for this I was of course referring to elemental sulphur as it occurs in nature and how it is a prerequisite to protein building in the body. Mostly I refer to how Rudolf Steiner speaks of sulphur in his Spiritual Foundations for a Renewal in Agriculture and how certain plants can assist in acting as sensory organs for the compost, then once spread out over the earth act as a diaphragm for the Mother Earth rendering the plants intelligent and able to take up what they need by way of minerals and other cosmic and earthly elements holding the spiritual 'juice' of their archetypes then acting on the plant, animal, minerals and human kingdoms.
This is a great discussion, very enlightening.
Very thoughtful that which Dr Joshi says about 'airy sulphur' and 'earthy sulphur' - These two polarities would correspond to what Kent called 'the ragged philosopher' and Vithoulkas 'the practical idealist' respectively.The latter type is not what initially comes to mind when we think of the essence of sulphur type.

Somebody close to me is constitutionally Sulphur and she is much more like the earthy sulphur; a good 'actualist, business minded, go getting and forceful in nature. She also needs a lot of reassurance, especially when her ego gets bruised, which happens easily and often. Interesting is that whilst she is very messy and a sloppy housewife (the kitchen and bathroom are scary!), she is meticulous about her personal hygiene and showers twice a day. There is quite a tension of opposites between cleanliness even to the point of OCD and total indifference to dirt, isn't there.

I think that one aspect not mentioned yet that I have noticed is that Sulphur can be extremely sharp tongued and critical. She can also sulk big time (again when the ego gets bruised), but this is mostly short lived.
some leader personality of sulphur who represent their life and work:

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann- founder of homoeopathy,
Abraham Lincoln- intellectual liberalism of the whings in Britain,
Winston Churchill and Jimmy Carter- politician
Ronald Reagan- the nonstick president of America
Albert Einstein- theory of relativity
Patrick Moore- eccentric astronomer
Magnus Pyke- scientist
Shakespeare- writer and poetics.
physical appearance of sulphur personality
1. ectomorph- who is tall, thin, frame and a large head, specially a high forehead. this types are usually highly intellectual,

winston churchill
2. polymorp- who is fat, may be either tall or short, earthy, sensual.
3. mesomorph- has a firm muscular body but not always tall.

complexion-- any complexion, fair, red hair,with bluegreen, grey eyes. black haired
eyebrows bushy and either curled up and both outer edges(one end curls up and other curls down.

Dennis healy british politician
angular, usually broad, nose is prominent, usually quite straight, hooked
head is broader than body

Albert einstein chin is broad and firm,denoting self confidence,(ectomorph)

cloth: flamboyant clothes(Showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers)
coat like yalk skin and woolly mammoth(Any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks),

wiiliam shakespear

Abraham lincoln


jimmy carter

petrick moore

magnus pyke

ronald reagan
great pictures thank you for adding-
This is only Cut- paste job I have done. More detail about their works you will get it from pillips m. bailey book called 'Homoeopathic psycology'.

Same with the Earthy and firy sulphur.
I don't know that all of these people are Sulphur types. Someone would have to prove that to me.


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