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Creating Waves of Awareness

A few comparisons to help locate the Birds on the Mappa Mundi.

According to Shore the bird mind "organises itself around concepts which allow a dynamic shifting of emphasis". Its a kind of sensitivity. Every updraft or downdraft changes the whole situation from moment to moment. It sounds a bit like Pulsatilla (WIND flower!), where the significance of events or feelings can easily change and so she changes her opinion every moment. Pulsatilla's current 'fad' is the only one that has any real validity. Like some of the drug remedies she lives in the NOW! Contrast this with the people who understand a subject and then form an opinion that can never be changed, esp, the Ferrum Series.

The birds, especially eagles can be very impartial, just witnessing, without emotional prejudice. It's a kind of emotional detachment that allows the truth to be seen. Her path from thermal to thermal is clear. Her reverie is awesome - timeless and without boundaries. The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) also has an interesting clairvoyant aspect to her inner psychic world - a beautiful retreat - and sometimes she uses Cannabis to enhance her experience.

When you start feeding birds in the garden they soon come to expect a morsel. They know - there's a kind of empathy, but there's no emotion, like the unprejudiced observer, as in Stage 16 (e.g. Ytterbium) and Stage 17 (e.g. Lutetuim). This knowing has been linked with a the autonomous spirituality of the Lanthanide series as a whole. Like the Lanths, they are free spirits. (See also: Actinides - the hidden camera by M. Suijs).

This is well observed in the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). The main idea is that Owl is a wise old soul who loves to teach.

To sum up it seems like the bird mind has a wisdom reflecting sensitivity, clarity and empathy, rather than love or attachment. The doctrine of non-attachment taken a stage too far for most of us to be comfortable with.

Ref: Birds, Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm by Jonathan Shore, MD.

Bird brain? Ounce for ounce birds have significantly more neurons in their brains than mammals or primates

  • The macaw has a brain the size of an unshelled walnut, while the macaque monkey has a brain about the size of a lemon. Nevertheless, the macaw has more neurons in its forebrain -- the portion of the brain associated with intelligent behavior -- than the macaque.

    That is one of the surprising results of the first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of more than two dozen species of birds ranging in size from the tiny zebra finch to the six-foot-tall emu, which found that they consistently have more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian or even primate brains of the same mass.

    The study results were published online in a paper titled "Birds have primate-like numbers of neurons in the forebrain" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Birds Seeking Freedom

Peter Fraser

This book offers a clear differentiation between the different bird species. If bird remedies are relatively well known, the differences between the species have been difficult to establish. The book is well organised, following the scientific classification of order, family, genus, and species, which makes it easy to work with. Individual remedies are examined, drawing out their individual important aspects, enabling us to differentiate between the subtle differences of each bird remedy. In total, forty remedies are explored, from the familiar Falco peregrinus to the less known Pharomachrus mocinno. One down side to this otherwise interesting book is the lack of accompanying cases, which would have been welcome to complement the remedy pictures. 
"Peter brings a fine focus that penetrates the outer veils to reveal the simpler and truer nature of things. This leads to brevity of expression as well as concentration of the material: an aqua vita from which we may sip and understand. The information given is really useful in practice, helping me to recognise similima. I have been eagerly awaiting this book." Misha Norland

The publisher: Seeking the Freedom of the Sky: The Bird Remedies have rapidly become a significant part of practice. The general picture of the Bird Remedy may be relatively clear but the differences between the different species can be subtle and hard to pin down precisely. This book brings together information on forty different remedies, much of it not readily available elsewhere. It gives a general outline of the features important to birds and how these features are expressed in the Bird Remedies. It then looks at the individual remedies and details the way that particular issues are important in one remedy and less so in others. It also looks at the emerging relationships between bird families and such things as the relationship between predator and prey.

The remedies that move between the Realms of Sea, Earth, Sky and Underworld have a particular dynamic relationship to that transformation. Understanding this dynamic helps to understand the group as a whole and to find the subtle difference between its members.

Groups include the Insects, the Birds, the Spiders, the Snakes, the Lacs, the Drugs and the Trees. "Peter's series of books has been a revelation. The discrimination between' insects and birds is so succinct it is hard to believe it is so true. I can think of no homceopathic books available which give so much wisdom for such a small cost! They have inspired my practice, and benefited my patients." Geoff Johnson "This book is remarkably informative, not only in the description of the different Insect remedies but more importantly in delineating how the traits of the insect are expressed in human pathology. The information is practical and brings alive the Insect remedies in a way that is exciting and inspiring." — Janet Snowdon

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Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on September 7, 2009 at 8:03am
Very beautiful. Did they come by themselves or did you plant them? If they came by themseles they sought you out from like to like. If you planted them it is more from aesthetics perhaps, but still from your like for them. The last two are for typical female problems in MM and related by symptoms similarity.
Which to a degree proves my point.
Comment by Stephanie Nile on September 7, 2009 at 7:50am
What a nice story. I have a wild garden too, my most delightful guests are red-hawksbeard, Tiger Lilly and Evening Primrose.

Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on September 6, 2009 at 2:11pm
Now what familes do you know other than the one's you mentioned?

I am honestly speaking not familiar with Sankaran's idea apart from what i have seen and heard discussed. I never read his book, so i am an ignorant man on the subject.
But from what i have heard and seen from Mangiavori the theme is considered the most important.
So that connects in my view to other plant Families and other Kingdoms simply because of the "community relationship" between the components in a biome or habitat, which necessarily have sympathy and similarities with each other.
This community relationship is also what connects similar diseases, as Hahnemann describes in the Organon, when he speaks about one disease suppressing the other, till it has run its course.

In the different layers of the sick individual we see a simlar phenomenon. The similar earlier state may be suppressed by the later similar state or vice versa, as the case may be.
Therefore, once we discover the theme, it is quite conceivable that we can cure all layers with remedies from the same "community relationship" and this will simplify treatment - homoepathy is understood to follow "easily understood principles".

As an expansion of the Sensation method, it should also not be contraditory to that concept and since it is the core of Sankaran's argument that the sensation is the most important. Therefore, if the core is the sensation, then that is the only thing on which the similarity needs to rest, because the cire is unchangable throughout all other changes. These are but variation on a theme according to the Sensation that underlies all phenomena.
We quote from the Organon:

6. Unprejudiced observation is directed at the changes in health of the mind, emotions and body. These are clearly visible or revealed by further examination. He notices only the derivation of health. The sensations of the patient, those noticed by his relatives and the observations of the physician are all that needs to be noted. All these perceptible signs present the disease in its whole extent and form a true picture of the disease.

7. In disease, we can perceive nothing but the morbid symptoms. It follows that it is by these symptoms alone that the disease points to the medicine indicated to remove it. The totality of symptoms – being the outwardly reflected picture of the internal disease – must be the principal and sole means the disease can use to indicate what remedy it requires.
Therefore, the totality of symptoms is the only thing the physician needs to discover and note down. Then he must remove it by means of his Art to enable cure and return to health.

30. Sometimes we see two or more diseases in the same body. This happens only in two dissimilar diseases. A similar disease would suspend the other till it has run its course. Thus the one is substituted by the other. Dissimilar diseases each occupy a part of the body, appropriate to it.

31. Similar diseases show a completely different pattern but similar symptoms. When they meet, we see how a cure can be affected.

32. Two dissimilar diseases cannot repel one another or suspend one another. Just as little can two similar diseases exist side by side in the same body or form a double complication.

33. Two diseases of different kind but similar symptoms always annihilate each other. This is because it involves the same parts that were previously affected by the original morbid irritation. When a new but similar morbid potency controls the mind and body of the individual, it extinguishes the former similar morbid condition. Since both disease and medicine are not material but dynamic forces, nothing can remain of either in a cure.

34. Smallpox and cowpox cannot exist in the same body, since they annihilate each other by virtue of symptom similarity. The pox also cures those affections similar to the concomitants of the pox. There are several instances where measles protected children against the whooping cough. Measles cures herpes by virtue of its symptom similarity, as well as curing an inveterate case of a cutaneous eruption that had lasted six years. All these examples are to prove the impossibility of two similar diseases existing together in the same organism.

35. These examples teach in the plainest and most convincing manner what kind of medicine must be chosen to obtain a rapid and permanent cure. This is because it confirms with natural processes.

These processes are found complete and in all variety in the biome where we find the first curative remedy in confirmation of natural processes.

An anecdote for illustrative purposes.
It is also often said that the weed that grows abundantly in the gar-den of a sick man will be his medicine, from which we can learn that plants are attracted by similarities in consciousness and mentality for their favourite places of growth. I have many times seen instances of this natural fact and drawn my lessons from it in finding the remedy. A little anecdote from my case-books will illustrate this perfectly.
I once had a Scottish friend, who had relations with one of the big-gest dope dealers in the vicinity. This man was a rough type, who drank whiskey like water and smoked joints like a chimney. He was rough in the mouth and had the raspiest voice I ever heard. He had a problem – he had an eczema that itched him no end. Could I help him?
Sure, why not? Better than the priest who condemns the sinner, the doctor treats friend and foe – he does not ask how one make one’s income. He merely asks what type of work he does. When the answer is import-export, the doctor may know exactly what is meant.
On arrival at the man’s house I saw the yard was overgrown with nettles. I said nothing, but went inside, where the roughneck was drinking whiskey and tried to order his wife around. The living room was huge and a fire burned in the open fireplace, to which the host had stretched his feet and was busily scratching himself voluptuously. His wife asked what I could do for him. So I told him he should get a flogging with nettles, to get rid of his itch. At that he pulled out a shot-gun with a sawn-off barrel and told me he’d shoot off my head if I so much as even thought about it.
I told him I had a present for him and handed him a few bottles of Glenfiddich, his favourite malt. So we fed him so drunk, he passed out and slid from his crapaud on the floor and was unconscious. Then we went into the garden wearing rubber gloves and cut many bunches of nettles. These we brought inside, stripped the fellow and flogged him with the nettles till he was swollen and red. We covered him with a blanket and let him sleep it off. Then I left for the night with my friend to his place and the next day back home.
The next day he called and even his voice was smoother. He had lost the desire to brag and swear and told me his skin was as smooth as a baby’s. If I could come by to get my pay. I told him I did not require to have my head blown off with a big sawn-off shotgun. He told me it was a joke and please come – he is embarrassed by his threat and needs to show his gratitude. Even his wife has asked me to come by. I told him I would be back in six weeks. When I came back, I visited him again. The garden was almost free of nettles. I asked him whether he had cut them down. No he says, they had gone by them-selves. He had needed two more flogs by his wife and then by the second time they were almost gone. His wife told me he was much nicer and softer now and his business was booming. Even she had changed and was much more relaxed. That consciousness left that man and the nettles left with it.
Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on September 6, 2009 at 12:15pm
This is entirely in accordance with what I wrote on the expansion of the Sensation method. This is the type of insight that will enable us to see the connections between Families and Kingdoms. Thanks for the link!
Comment by Stephanie Nile on September 6, 2009 at 12:01pm
Contrast the Bird mind above with an insect mind - Limenitis Bredowii. The "butterfly existance" is much more emotional and less intellectual.

A feeling of being divorced from the mental realm.
Sensation of the heart chakra being open.
Emotions in the forefront - connected to people.
Heightened compassion.

Ref: Herrick. Animal mind, human voices.
Comment by Debby Bruck on September 6, 2009 at 1:09am
You have touched upon many comparisons of birds with minerals and some flower essences. We have much to learn when we gather the rubric data from client cases.

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