Creating Waves of Awareness
Most of us regularly subscribe various homeopathic magazines and journals. Though we read the journals on regular basis, we do not give that much importance in preserving the old volumes. Once we read the articles in these magazines, we may not even get time to read it again. If at all we need to search one article, the particular magazine may not be available with us. Old journals are usually not preserved by most of us, except a few colleges and practitioners. It is very difficult to search for an article we have read years before. At the end of each year, we will have a collection of 12 copies of each magazine. Most of the articles published in these journals are the extract of knowledge from the experience of the authors, references from the source books and latest scientific findings and also from the Internet resources. They also highlight the current affairs and views of the contemporary homeopaths. Hence reading an article is always beneficial, and it gives more confidence and boosts the energy levels of the readers, especially the young homeopaths and students.
The best solution to preserve the old volumes is: At the end of each year, bind the 12 monthly issues into a single book (preferably with a hardbound cover), so that the treasury of information can be kept for a long time systematically. The name of magazine and the year of publication should be written for easy reference. I follow this since many years, and on several occasions I have used these old collections for references, and they have also helped me to clear so many doubts. Remember, when we lose a particular book, we may get it from the market, but when we lose a magazine, it may not be possible to get a copy, even from the publishers!
The lawyers preserve the Law-Journals every year that contains new amendments and latest judgments. Similarly, we homeopaths should have a collection of old journals for future reference.
Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
Family homoeopathic clinic