Agaricus muscarius Anhang

 

[Ursula Sommer]

In niedrigen Dosen verursacht der Pilz das Gefühl von Trunkenheit, Halluzinationen, Steigerung der natürlichen Kräfte, allgemeine Krampfanfälle

Chorea (Veitstanz) - Konvulsionen (krampfhafte Zuckungen) - Spasmen, unkoordinierte Bewegungen, z.B. ungeschickte Bewegung der Hände und Finger - Stolpern

-Zittern der Zunge und Hände- Zuckungen der Gesichtsmuskeln - Krämpfe, Lähmungen auch des Geistes - Frostbeulen - Jucken ohne Ausschlag - Frostbeulen (Jucken, Brennen, Stechen, Rot) - Ohren, Finger, Gesicht, Haut, Nase

sind betroffen (rote Nase, Säufernase) - kalte Menschen - Geschlechtsorgane kalt - geschrumpft - frostig, schwitzen bei geringsten Anstrengungen - Schmerzen stechend,

wie von Eisnadeln - diagonale verläufnde  Symptome (r. oben nach l. unten) - Schmerzen mit Kälte, Taubheit und Kitzeln und kalten Nadeln an den Nerven entlang - Brennen oder Scharfes, Ausflüsse usw. - Brennen am After, in der Harnröhre, wie wund - brennender Durst - bei Kindern

„Als ob etwas zerbricht“ (Knochen, Schienbein) - „Als ob die Samenflüssigkeit beim Erguß heiß ist“ - von Kriechen, Ameisen, an der Haut und in der Tiefe -von elektrischen Schlägen- Taubheit, Lähmung (an Armen, Rücken und Beinen) - „Als ob Eiswasser fließt über den Rücken“ - Kälte an einzelnen Körperstellen

Psyche: abhängige Menschen - langsam - willensschwach - brauchen die Führung starker Personen - unfähig, Eigeninitiative und Verantwortung zu übernehmen - Lähmung des Willens, der Denkkraft, der Entscheidungsfähigkeit, des Geistes - ständiges Fragen der Anderen um Rat - erobern andere Menschen durch Liebe, Hingabe, Treue, um sie für ihre Zwecke zu gewinnen - verlangen, gute Taten vollbringen zu müssen - haben Angst andere zu verlieren - sehr willensschwach (meistens Frauen) - unterdrücken ihre eigenen Gefühle - ertragen Spott ohne Widerspruch - bekommen keine Wut, sondern körperliche bzw. seelische Probleme - wütende Gefühle werden unterdrückt, auch jahrelang - entwickeln Angst vor Krebs, vor Tod und Krankheiten allgemein, denken auch, sie werden verrückt davon, denken nur an Tod und Krankheit (ähnlich Ars. und Phos.) –

führen andere Menschen als Schutzschild voran - vermeiden Konfrontationen - Gedanken über Gespenster, Gräber und Friedhöfe - euphorische und depressive Phasen wechseln ab - reden unablässig, ohne Fragen anderer zu beantworten - verrückte Furchtlosigkeit

Themen: Realitätsflucht - Erwartung und Ansprüche anderer zu Erfüllen - Lebensangst

Ursache: Mangel an Wertschätzung, Selbstsicherheit - Bloßstellung, Verspottung - Vereinnahmung durch die Eltern - durch Zeckenbiss!!;

<: durch Kälte;

>: Tripper/MS/Neuralgien/Delirium tremens;

 

[Frans Vermeulen]

Agaricaceae order of gill-bearing Fungi comprises about 4,600 species. Some members are poisonous [Amanitas (Fly and Deadly Agarics)], whereas others, as Agaricus, Cantharellus, etc., are among the best edible species.

DISTRIBUTION

Amanita muscaria is a typical species of the northern latitudes. At lesser latitudes it is present particularly in the mountain areas. It has a preference for acidic soil and

is common in birch and pine woods, where it grows from the roots of these host trees.

The name Agaricus probably comes from Agari, a district in Sarmatia. It was applied by Dioscorides to a peculiar drug supplied by the Polyporus of the Larch, which was

of considerable repute.

The specific name is derived from musca, a fly. It has names that link it with flies in many European languages, e.g. vliegenzwam in Dutch, flugsvamp in Swedish, tue-mouche in French, Fliegenpilz in German, moscario in Italian, and mukhomor in Russian. The name derives from its former use in Germany as an insecticide. The generic name Amanita derives from the Greec amanitai, meaning 'fungi without any details'.

The cap of A. muscaria is of a brilliant scarlet, studded with scattered white scales, fragments of the universal veil [volva] in which it was wrapped when young. During rainy weather the cap is sticky. Poison extracted from it was once used for the destruction of flies and other insects; hence its name. In the Autumn, it may be found in damp parts of birch and pine woods, either solitary or scattered to densely gregarious or in large rings.

The fly agaric has been a symbol of luck and happiness since ancient times. It is given as a good-luck charm (Christmas and New Year). Ott, author of Pharmacotheon, has suggested that some of the imagery of Santa Claus is related to the Siberian shamanic rituals surrounding fly agaric. Santa Claus's ascent of the chimney echoes the popularity of the mushroom-loving garden gnome is as persistent as widespread. Garden gnomes seem to fulfil the same purpose as the Germanic Alrauns; they are placed as symbols of good luck and guardianship, and, frequently perched on mushrooms, pose like protectors of the lawn or fish pond. The fly agaric is linked with spirits in Siberia and parts of Europe, and also in Japan, where it represents flying spirits of the forest that sometimes appeared as long-nosed humans and alternatively took the form of birds. "In Germany, fairy rings were supposed to be caused by witches dancing on Walpurgis Nacht [= May Day Eve]”.

In general, they were the work of fairies. In Wales, if a fairy ring were found in a field, the landowner left it well alone. The rings were linked with fertility and doom.

Cattle could not eat grass from the rings, but Welsh mountain sheep were said to thrive on grass growing in these circles. It was believed that crops grown on the site of plowed fairy rings would be rich and abundant, but the farmer would from then on be under the threat of great personal and spiritual danger from the wrath of the fairies.

A large body of Welsh folktales describes the fate of the mortals who entered the ring. The usual pattern of these tales is that the trespasser finds within the ring a group

of spirits dancing and is forced to dance with them. The land of the spirits operates on a different time scale to the world of earth, a concept reflected in Europe and also Japan. A moment of fairy time represents an aeon of mortal time. In the Welsh tales, the mortals are finally released and allowed to return home. Upon reaching their houses, they find strange people living there. The disoriented travellers are offered bread. Upon eating this food, the passage of time that they have been away manifests itself in their bodies, and they crumble to dust.

MAGIC MUSHROOMS

From ancient times hallucinogenic mushrooms were, and continue to be used both for healing and for divination. Among the Central-American Indians 'magic mushrooms' are eaten by special sages, who may also prescribe them as a cure for certain illnesses. The general effect of the consumption of these magic mushrooms, such as Psilocybe, Stropharia and Amanita, is a period of slight muscular uncoordination or inebriation, followed by a feeling of well-being and enjoyment, explosions of laughter, and ending in deep sleep.

CONSTITUENTS

The main active principle of A. muscaria is ibotenic acid, which is converted by the human body into muscimol, a more powerful form that passes out in the urine.

[The Inuit Eskimos are known to collect urine and drink it for its secondary hallucinogenic effect.] The ash is rich in potassium and phosphorus. A. muscaria is notable for its ability to extract vanadium and selenium from the soil. Dried fly agarics increase in potency, as drying causes decarboxylation of ibotenic acid to the much more potent muscimol.

HALLUCINOGEN

Amanita muscaria played a major role as a hallucinogen in the New World, although its use in the Old World, particularly among the northern people, was known far longer. "Some 3,500 years ago, Aryan peoples swept down from the north into the Indus Valley of India, bringing with them the cult of soma, a god-narcotic of vegetal origin. ...

The cult eventually died out, and for some obscure reason, the original holy plant was forgotten. For more than 2,000 years the source of soma has been a mystery. During the past century, more than 100 suggested identifications of the identity of the original soma have been offered. Amongst the most widely mentioned 'identifications' have been Sarcostemma viminale and Periploca aphylla [Asclepiadaceae], Rheum spp. [Polygonaceae], Peganum harmala [Zygophyllaceae], and Ephedra spp. Cannabis sativa has also been suggested. None of the solutions fit the descriptions offered in the vedas. .On the basis of meticulous and scholarly study of the vedas and extensive interdisciplinary research, Wasson has recently identified the original soma as A. muscaria, an identification that apparently satisfies all of the many intricately interlocking pieces of direct and indirect evidence - including even a reference in the Rigveda to ceremonial urine drinking." (Evans Schultes) In spite of Wasson's massive evidence, McKenna puts forward another fungal candidate for soma: Stropharia cubensis [one of the psilocybin mushrooms]. McKenna argues that fly agaric doesn't provide "reliable ecstatic experiences" and that the "rapturous visionary ecstasy that inspired the Vedas and was the central mystery of the Indo-European people as they moved across the Iranian plateau could not possibly have been caused by A. muscaria."

EFFECTS

"The plant is not so much a lethal poison as an intoxicant and narcotic, though it has in rare cases caused death. The Vikings used it in order to 'go berserk'. In the prohibition era in the USA its use was said to be as effective as bootleg liquor, and less expensive. The usual method of taking the fungus is to roll it into a bolus and swallow it without chewing. The desired effect ensues in one or two hours and is evidenced by giddiness, a flushed visage, cheerfulness of spirit, uncontrolled speech and behaviour, passing on occasion into complete loss of consciousness. Sometimes violent muscle spasms occur, or the effects are quite ludicrous; if a subject under the influence steps over a piece of straw or a small stick he takes a stride or a jump, as if clearing the trunk of a tree; a talkative type talks at random and may disclose secret matters; one fond of music constantly bursts into song." It has been observed that persons under the influence of fly agaric are able to answer questions from people around them, but only about things that are connected to their delusions. "The most absurd things occur at such fly agaric feasts. Musical talents sing constantly, some people chatter, laugh, and tell their secrets to everybody, whereas others behave as if they are under the influence of hashish. Their concept of space disappears and they make big leaps to step over a blade of grass or

other small objects. Often muscular strength is particularly increased."

FRENZY

In ancient Greece the dionysia --orgiastic festivals- were staged in the honour of the God Dionysus [Bacchus]. Inebriating, aphrodisiac beverages were passed around and

the participants sang and danced until their bodies quivered in ecstasy. It finally ended when everybody fell to the floor completely exhausted. If the wine was of a good "bouquet" it contained additives such as: oleander sprouts, juniper branches, wormwood, mandrake fruit or roots, and possibly belladonna, hellebore, aconite, opium, and hashish. But if the wine was of a particular good bouquet, Greek sources are silent about the one plant that was singularly predestined for the wine of Dionysus: the fly

agaric. It could really elicit the frenzy required for his mysteries. "It has been suggested that the ancient berserker of Scandinavia, who went on periodic orgies of killing, intoxicated themselves into a mad frenzy possibly by ingesting fly agaric, but there is not a shred of evidence for and much against this theory."

INTOXICATION

Many words of the Finno-Urgic language group referring to intoxication, ecstasy and drunkenness are traceable to words meaning fungus or fly agaric. Among Siberian tribes, the Creator Himself was connected to the fly agaric. He asked Existence for help to lift a heavy load. This deity told him to eat fly agaric; he did so and was able to lift the load with ease. Following the myth, the Siberians also recommended the mushroom for heavy physical labour. The natives of Eastern Siberia like the small specimens best: "Big fungi are not so obedient as small ones, they may deceive; small fungi are stronger than big ones but more submissive." The mushroom can be taken in many different ways: dry under the tongue, in warm or cold milk / water, together with other herbs, or chewed by the woman, then made into a sausage for the man to swallow. Even smoking of the fungus has been reported. The mushrooms can also be soaked in fruit juice, and then preferably the juice of the bog bilberry [Vaccinium uliginosum]. This juice is said to increase the psychoactive effects of A. muscaria. Epilobium angustifolium, or fireweed, was also used as an additive. The psychoactivity of Amanita is seasonally determinant. The most powerful ones are picked in the middle of August when the season is beginning. In mushrooms picked in September the narcotic and physical effects seem to be predominant whereas in August the 'visionary' and psychedelic effects are more highlighted. "Drowsiness is also a common phenomenon. In fact, those who ingest A. muscaria frequently fall asleep ['swoon'], to awaken hours later with little or no memory of their experiences. There is no 'hangover' effect as with alcohol. Since muscimol passes out through the urine, Siberian users 'recycled' their A. muscaria by drinking their own urine. ... Treatment of muscimol poisoning is largely supportive - reassuring the victim that the effects are temporary. In the mistaken belief that muscarine was the principal toxin, older texts prescribe atropine as an antidote. Atropine, however, is likely to exacerbate the effects of ibotenic acid/muscimol."

EXPERIMENTS

In a study of the fly agaric, the Italian mycologist Antonio Bianchi reported on personal experiences with the Amanita muscaria taken from European samples. "We have had

a very small number of experiments [6x] with a small group [5 people]. ... Group interaction has been found to be meaningless because the effect of the drug is very individual and each person wants to be alone with himself. ...

Another very important aspect of this mushroom is diet [fasting before taking it]: light food two or three days before and a day of fasting help to reduce the nausea in the first stage and to permit a 'relaxed' course. ... The experience with Amanita muscaria can be split into three stages: a first stage when the physical symptoms of nausea and vomiting predominate [vomiting is very rare while a strong sense of nausea is always present]; a second stage when the narcotic effect predominates, and a third when there could be visions and hallucinations. ... One person in the first session reported in the passage between stage 1 and stage 2

a 'profound sense of spiritual insight with a dreamlike feeling of a religious identity with my deep self.' This is the only religious feeling which has been reported. More common were changes in body perspective with a feeling of being split in two, with a part of himself remaining on the left side of his body. Dizziness and a sense of being disoriented, with some difficulty in motor coordination, were very common in the third stage. In all cases this experience occurred in a dreamlike state, which is the most important aspect of stage 3: a state in which a person is experiencing reality as an inner world with a strong feeling of introspection. ... The sense of ego was maintained throughout the experience. ... People experienced a particular kind of imagination where thoughts were immediately transformed into images. This has happened to six people. During the Amanita experience people complained of a lack of attention with a high involvement in inner images and sensations and great difficulty in directing concentration. No effects were reported on memory, which was unimpaired in all throughout the experience. Nobody has reported feelings of irritation, anger, shame, guilt or other negative feelings. Sexual feelings and also sensations of love, joy and bliss were absent. Some people remember a marked sense of detachment and no emotional involvement. Control of the experience, thought and image was very reduced because of the absence of volition: the person accepted this situation with detachment and absence of any criticism. I think that the most powerful quality of Amanita muscaria is this sense of silent talking to oneself; the kind of internal dialogue where a person has the feeling of important revelations about his life, a feeling which is maintained for a long time after the experience. More research into this is needed, particularly with selected groups of people: I think this mushroom could have a lot to teach us about ourselves."

PROVINGS

•• Hahnemann - 11 provers; method: unknown.

•• Lembke - self-experimentation; method: mother tincture in doses increasing from 10 drops to 2 drams over a period of 12 days.

•• Adler - 20 provers [18 males, 2 females], 1863-64; method: 13 trials with [mother] tincture in [increasing] doses ranging from 4 to 400 drops, every 1 to 5 days, over 11

to 150 days; 3 trials with 1x dil.; 4 trials with 2x dil.; 1 trial with 6x dil.; 1 trial with 10x dil. Some provers experimented with various potencies.

Northington and Schneider, The Botanical World. Grieve, A Modern Herbal. Raven et al, Biology of Plants. Grieve, ibid. Morgan, Toads and Toadstools. McKenna, Food of the Gods. Gibson, Studies of Homeopathic Remedies. Ernst von Bibra, Plant Intoxicants. Schultes, The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens. [10] Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. [11] Festi and Bianchi, Amanita muscaria : Mycopharmacological Outline and Personal Experiences, PM and E Vol. 5.

Affinity

SPINAL AXIS [OCCIPUT; NERVES; lumbar region]. Peristalsis. Heart. Circulation. Respiration. Chest. * Right side. Left side.

Modalities

<: Air [COLD; FREEZING; OPEN; stormy weather]. Exhaustion [mental; coition; debauchery]. Alcohol. PRESSURE. TOUCH. Morning. Daytime. During menses.

After motion. After eating. Before thunderstorm.

>: Gentle motion. Evening.

Main symptoms

DISTURBED SENSE OF PERSPECTIVE.

[every little problem is exaggerated; small holes appear like frightful chasms; self-esteem, reciting his exploits; delusions of grandeur; exalted strength].

Compare: Defective accommodation [of the eye].

• "In a minute or two the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth and yawned once or twice, and shook itself. Then it got down off the mushroom and crawled away

into the grass, merely remarking as it went, 'one side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.' 'One side of what? The other side of what?' thought Alice to herself. 'Of the mushroom,' said the Caterpillar, just as if she had asked it aloud; and in another moment it was out of sight."

[Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland]

Unrestrained. Uninhibited.

Fearless; thoughtless; reckless.

-Talks without listening.

-Speaks without thinking, revealing secrets.

[The Dutch have the same word for fungus ["zwam"] as for raving or twaddling ["zwammen"].]

- Nosy, inquisitive, curious.

• "I go from one extreme to the other - I am either very excited or very low. ... I can't keep friends because I get too intimate with them. I start delving into all their problems.

I get too friendly. I want to see them all the time and then after about four or six weeks I lose interest in them completely."

Fights without fear; with increased strength.

• "Fearless, menacing, mischievous frenzy; also, frenzy which causes the patient to assail and injure himself, with great exertion of power." [Allen]

• "He is intoxicated with fearless frenzy; forming bold and revengeful projects." [Allen]

• "My dreams have a continuous theme over and over. I'm always fighting with someone. I'm always the good guy. I'm always defending and helping people. Hand-to-hand combat. Sometimes I feel very confident; sometimes fearful because there's more than one combatant. In real life it's not a problem because I'm a martial artist. I'm dangerous, so two or three opponents are no problem."

- Disturbed awareness of body.

• "She felt so light, that it seemed as though she could run as never before."

• "It seems as if the whole body were gradually diminishing." [Allen]

- As if distant.

• "Noise like a distant tea-kettle beginning to boil, and heat in head."

• "As of a clock striking at a great distance."

• "Sound as if a nail were being driven into a board at a distance." [Allen]

- Exalted strength.

• "This man has an absolutely superhuman quality about him. It was inconceivable to me that any one person could have done so many things in one lifetime. Activities that would exhaust the average person gave him still more energy. He seemed to have a ceaseless yearning for the experiences of life."

• "The key to this remedy is in its clumsiness. It is as if some kind of mismatch has occurred between the body and the vital force that give it life: either the vital force is in good order and the body is disabled, not allowing the full expression of the energy within, or the body is in good order but the internal energy is too intense. ... These individuals throw themselves wholeheartedly into action, but the body can't keep up with what they want to do. This is, for example, a remedy for tennis elbow [hitting too hard], or for pulled muscles occurring in sports. ... He has realized that up to now, in all his activities, he has always set his goals so high he could not attain them." [Grandgeorge]

FEAR of CANCER;

preoccupied with death, dying, graveyards, etc.

• "Their biggest fear is about their health and there is always a bizarre connection with death. An Agaricus person will go to all the funerals in the neighbourhood." [Vithoulkas]

Great interest in weird subjects.

• "Also when I was a teenager I used to sit up through the night talking with my father about things like reincarnation, UFO's, ghosts and things like that. Recently I have felt that I wanted to die - to see what it is like. I want to leave my job and become a prison warder because I want to find out why they are in prison. But after about two months

I would probably be bored with that job."

• "I am absolutely fascinated by dying. I love ghost stories and I am fascinated by the supernatural and reading about it. I am really interested in near-death experiences.

When I was a child I loved ghost stories and was very interested in my grandmother's experiences with dying people as a nurse - I would always ask her about it."

• "The only kind of book I like to read is a book about horror. The book must be really gory to be enjoyable. Even when I was a child that was the sort of book I liked.

They don't frighten me at all. I like looking at operations on TV - it's out of curiosity - I like to see how things work."6

INDOLENCE in the MORNING.

Dullness - do not want to depart from their daily routine.

• "Some patients when going on with their own usual vocation are pretty smart, but if you put some new idea before them, something not in the routine of their work, they are perfectly idiotic. (morning). He can't take in anything new in the morning, but he is able to take in new ideas and is bright in the evening, like the effect produced by alcoholic beverages." [Kent]

• "Very much out of humour all day, and disinclined to answer when asked questions; great indifference to everything; great selfishness; great forgetfulness." [Hoyne]

Brightening up in the EVENING.

Great loquacity, jumps from one subject to another [but does not answer].

[Intoxication with Fly Agaric is characterized by cheerfulness and loss of self-control, which is followed by lassitude and depression; compare the effect of stimulants such as tea, coffee and alcohol.]

M Great disinclination to speak.

• "Without being ill-humoured. He compels himself to speak, but answers in few words, though otherwise cheerful. It seems as if he could not find the words to express himself. Self-absorbed mood." [Hahnemann]

Compare: "Group interaction has been found to be meaningless because the effect of the drug is very individual and each person wants to be alone with himself." [experiment Bianchi; see above]

• "Even though he shows loquacity, jumping from one subject to another, he is usually very quiet while visiting the doctor. In general, in many cases where Agaricus is suggested, the patient speaks about himself with great difficulty to the doctor. ... He is unwilling to talk to the doctor about his inner world. A person who doesn't want

to confess his sins, even in front of the gates of hell, will speak of himself with great difficulty."7

Hyperactive, clumsy children.

• "Fingers fly open spasmodically while holding things."

NO fear [climb the highest tree, etc.].

And Growing pains.

Or: • "Nervous girls prior to puberty who have convulsions from being scolded, from excitement and shock, late in mental development." [Kent]

Nervous children who constantly lick their lips, giving rise to vesicles filled with yellow serum.

Growing pains in children [hyperactive, fearless and awkward].

Suitable for persons with light hair, lax skin and musculature, and pallor of face.

Speech is apt to be jerky and indistinct [from trembling of the tongue].

• "The patient is frequently light complexioned, aged, with a sluggish circulation, or a drunkard with gastric disturbances and headaches." [Blackwood]

NERVOUS PERSONS WITH SCANTY URINE.

TUBERCULAR miasm [wide variety of symptoms].

COLD.

Very sensitive to cold air.

Cold air strikes through the whole body

Sensation as if frozen.

Coldness in small spots. Sensation as if a chunk of ice was resting on the head.

Hugs the fire.

Cold drinks <. Frostbite and chilblains and burning/itching, redness, swelling, and < heat. G Sun [sunlight and/or sun heat] <. [vertigo; headache; dimness of vision] Profuse, cold and oily perspiration. Great sexual desire. • "There is a lascivious desire to kill." G < [after] COITION. [spasms; lumbosacral backache]

• "Useful for the symptoms which come on after coition in young, nervous married women, hysterical fainting after coition." [Kent] G Irregular, uncertain, INVOLUNTARY and exaggerated movements; reaches too far, staggers, steps too high, drops things, etc. • "Grimacing around the mouth as they are getting ready to say something" [Morrison]. • "As the patient looks at you there is a pendulum-like action of the eyes, they go back and forth all the time; they oscillate, though he tries his best to fix his look on you." [Kent] G Trembling, TWITCHING, jerking, spasms; here and there. [< EYELIDS, face or tongue] G Chorea before thunderstorms; > DURING SLEEP.

Epilepsy from suppressed eruptions.

SPASMS [local].

< Cold; mental exertion. > Sleep.

And Spine sensitive to touch [esp. cervical region and dorsal region between scapulae].

Pains BURNING/ITCHING [esp. skin]; as if frozen.

• "Burning, itching and redness of areas of skin. Scratching of pruritic areas gives some relief, but parts scratched become icy cold and itching spreads to other areas." [Gibson]

Sensation of icy-cold needles.

Pains stitching; splinter-like [in particular in facial neuralgia].

Pains and coldness, tingling or insensibility.

SMALL AREAS.

[pains, esp. headache; itching, burning; coldness; muscular twitching]

• "The Agar. patient has spells in which a little muscle of the face or a few fibres of a muscle with quiver for a few minutes and stop, and then in another part of the face the same thing, an eyelid will quiver, and then another set of fibres, sometimes so bad as to nearly drive him crazy." [Kent]

Shooting frontal headache.

Extending to root of nose.

< Mental exertion. And Heaviness in occiput. And Tendency to fall backwards. P Hay fever: itching in nasopharynx and ears, < menses. Compare: • "In the nose we have irritation, spasmodic sneezing and discharge of pure water from the nostrils, but without inflammatory symptoms. In other words, all the appearances of a fresh and severe cold in the head that soon passes off only to return again two or three times during the day or for several days." [Pierce] Sudden attacks of coryza. P Epistaxis.

"Epistaxis in old people (a passive character requiring Agaricus). In blowing the nose, blood comes out of it, early in the morning, immediately after rising; this is followed by violent bleeding of the nose." [Hoyne] P Sciatica or lumbago. < Sitting; touch; stooping [= feeling as if back would break]. > Lying on back.

Paralytic weakness in the lower limbs soon after becoming pregnant.

Hardy, Morbidly inquisitive: Three cases of Agaricus, HL 1/98. Reichenberg-Ullman, The Case of the Dream Warrior; IFH 1995 [Two cases of fearlessness and exalted strength.] [4-6] Hardy, ibid. Loukas and Tsamaslidis, Agaricus muscarius, HL 1/94.

Rubrics

Mind: Anxiety > breathing deeply; > perspiration [Calc.]. Audacity. Confusion > eating. Curious. Desires death. Delirium with exaltation of strength. Delusion arms don't belong to her;

he is a great person; obliged to confess his sins at gate of hell; legs don't belong to her [2; Bapt.]; that she could run as never before; of being smaller; of being under superhuman control. Dulness > evening. Egotism, reciting their exploits. Exaggerating. Fear of suffocation at night. Frenzy causing him to injure himself [Lyss.]. Loquacity but answers no questions; changes quickly from one subject to another. Memory active in evening. Mischievous. Mistakes in speaking < after exertion. Mutilating his body. Makes many bold plans; revengeful plans. Reveals secrets [1; Hyos.]. Runs about in most dangerous places. Talks of war [1; Bell.; Hyos.]. Threatening [1; Choc.; Tarent.]. Throws things at persons [1; Bell.; Tub.]. Vertigo From heat of sun. On looking at moving objects [Con.]. Head “As if something were alive in head], “As if brain were an anthill”. Pain, when holding the breath; > moving head, must move head to and fro; > urination.

Eye: Twitching of lids before thunderstorm.

Vision: Objects seem brighter. Dim < sunlight. Loss of vision, decreasing gradually when walking in open air. Objects become pale after looking long [Rhus-t.].

Ear: Noises, of a locomotive, when lying down, > rising.

Nose: Obstruction on stooping. Smell, acute, sensitive to odour of vinegar. Sneezing during sleep, in sunshine.

Mouth: Salivation during nausea. Sweetish taste when smoking.

Stomach: Appetite wanting after coition. Eructations while smoking; tasting like apples. Heartburn after meat [Ferr-p.]. Trembling sensation lying down [Cocc.]; from noise. Vomiting from smoking.

Abdomen: Feeling of flatulent distension while smoking.

Rectum: Diarrhoea from heat of sun [Camph.; Carb-v.].

Urine: Copious during diarrhoea. Scanty in nervous women.

Male Organs: Sexual desire increased after sleep.

Female Organs: Itching intolerable; in vagina after coition [Androc./Nit-ac.]. Bearing-down pain in uterus > lying; at end of or after menses.

Larynx: “As if constriction in larynx” < singing; on falling asleep.

Chest: Palpitation when lying on back; from tobacco. Shocks through region of heart while lying; from noise.

Limbs: Jerking of single fingers. Separated sensation, lower limbs, head of femur; pelvic bones from sacrum.

Sleep Sleeplessness from restlessness in legs; before thunderstorm [1; Sil.]. Perspiration Oily at night. Profuse after coition.

Skin: Itching after coition; > after exertion; after mental exertion.

Generals: Convulsions from suppression of milk of mother [Mill.]; during thunderstorm [Gels.]; > vomiting. Faintness from odours, of perfume or vinegar. < Frosty weather.

[Hughes]

Repertory additions.

Food: Aversion: Bread/drinking/eggs/(roasted) meat/wine;

Desire: Alcohol/ Whiskey/Beer/bread and butter/cold drinks/eggs/garlic/salt food;

<: Alcohol; cold drinks.: Beer; bread and butter; coffee; cold food; dry food; meat; plums, prunes; stimulants; tobacco; smell of vinegar; smell of wine;

>: Alcohol; coffee; cold drinks; hot food; wine;

Choleriker

 

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