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[Margriet Plouvier Suijs]
The chakra-system is a philosophical model of the Universe, extending seven levels, which has been in existence for more than four thousand years. The intention of yoga is to develop human
consciousness in a way that it will become even with the Universal Consciousness. The stages in this development are represented by the chakra's: the chakra's to be the centres of vital energy related
with the different levels of awareness in the human system. We are able to recognize the expression of the chakra's in the way we look, in the patterns which we manifest in our life, and in the way
we handle the situations that life brings us.
The seven chakra's, the translation of the word chakra literally is wheel or disk referring to a rotating circle of bio-energetic activity, are located in the body from coccyx to vertex where the large
plexus of the nerves are found. The lower four chakra’s express themselves by material and social laws of order: these correspond to the idea of the "kingdoms". The upper three chakra's are related
to the mental part, insight and wisdom: here we can see the human expression to be unique.
K potency: 6C/K up to 30C/K, LM potency LM1 up to LM6
The translation of the Sanskrit name of this chakra: Muladhara is ‘root-chakra’ and it is localized in the coccyx. The element being appropriate at this chakra is earth and the nature of the chakra is:
be without conscience. The expression is the physical identity or the structure of the body on is own. Here the same words which are appropriate at Mineral-kingdom return: to be, to exist, structure etc.
The appropriate miasm is the psora. Characteristic for the psora is the itching skin. The skin is the border of the body and if by tingling, it asks attention continuously, you will be aware of that
boundery. Harry van der Zee describes in his book ‘Miasms in Labour’ the period just before delivery: the sensation of the 'housing' becoming too tight to the skin and the change has to take place.
Earth is the appropriate element to this chakra: to acquire stability it is important to be rooted. Our house as well as our property renders the feeling of stability and security. We build ourselves an
To use the system as a frame to choose the potency for myself, it was helpful to divide surrounding-factors and physical factors being appropriate at the chakra.
I without mirror, unaware about myself.
The sources of existence.
The structure of the hereditary material.
The structure of the tissue of the organs.
The entire body.
The structure of mind and emotion: the nature.
The organ of sense: the sense of smell.
Life period: the period in the uterus up to and including the first year.
The Sanskrit name for the second chakra is Svadhistana, translated as graciousness. Another translation is: sweet. The logic of both translations is present in the idea: to live together. To be able to live
together we live according to the circumstances in which we are gracious to each other and we give the little children sweets at the moment we expect them to show nice and quiet behaviour. This shows
that we are aware: little children don’t have the education to be gracious, by sucking a sweet it is easy for them to be quiet. The nature of this chakra is to be recognized in the words Chaim Rosenthal
associates with "Plant-kingdom": increase, reproduction, assimilation and adaptation. The element water is associated with this chakra and expresses itself in the flow of fluids: blood, urine, bile and
digestion fluids. The appropriate miasm is the sycose: the core topic of sycose is increase and production as well. Ortega describes in ‘Notes on Miasms’ the changing mood and the abundance of ideas
that is appropriate to the sycose. Harry van der Zee names the phase of the labour-pain as the sycotic period of the delivery. Chaim Rosenthal typifies Medorrhinum as the remedy which fits the sailor
who visits a port and ‘lives’ during the night. He is taking too much space, is too noisy and doesn’t seem to have any border. Also from the Materia Medica validation this picture comes forward: surplus
of everything, much need for pivots and challenges and thereby fear about what might happen.
In the body the second chakra is localized in the lower abdomen. It corresponds to the nerve plexus at the reproductive organs. At this chakra reproduction is the aim of sexuality. This sexuality is
appropriate in the marriage meant to have children. Another form of sexuality is again the picture of the sailor, who literally and figuratively just visits a prostitute and has his flu.
Mammals feed their young ones from several levels. The herd animal feeds from the second chakra and with the milk of the mother the calf gets the message; "stand up on your legs, join the herd and
stay there". A calf that is lost by the herd will die. These aspects are to be recognized in the Delusions of Lac Defloratum: she has to go to a convent, he is about to die. The intolerance for milk is
showing that the message is contrary with the development to ones own identity, but in big families it is appropriate to drink milk.
I being one of us.
The environment, furniture.
People who feed you.
People who show you who you are.
The every day communication, verbal and non-verbal.
The vegetative system.
The reproduction, the cycle of menses.
The urine system.
The blood flow.
The grow and physical development.
Sleep, the coma.
Organ of sense: the taste.
Life period: 1½ year up to 2 years.
3rd Chakra: K potency: 200K or 1 MK, LM potency LM 12 of LM 18:
The Sanskrit-name for this chakra is Manipura most often translated into "sparkling jewel". In Greek the term epithumia is used which means "covetousness". The two translations show aspects of
the element fire. In this chakra, localize in the plexus solaris, passion and emotion are established. Emotion is of the same stem as the English word motion. Motion or movement has been linked to
the "animal kingdom". Chaim Rosenthal uses the words; want, instinct, sensitivity, competition and desire. The miasm which is appropriate is the syphilitic: Chaim Rosenthal shows us the prostitute
who has to work at night aiming on the nocturnal worsening of Luesinum. Ortega describes the miasm with "bend or burst, it is "there on or there under". Harry Vander Zee indicates the labor at the
period of the delivery itself to "bow down and go for it". A child who does not bow down cannot pass the birth canal. Every new start we need; "the courage to bow down".
In the field of sexuality we talk about passion and sensuality. In the picture of remedies of animal resources this aspect shows itself commonly. Mammals living in families like swine, dogs and cats,
live in their own territory. The young ones have to find their own territory. Immediately after birth they have to find a nipple to suck. From the birth day on there is competition about the best position
and it is important to have a high rank in the hierarchy. The Delusions appropriate to the remedy Lac Caninum are; being dirty, being despised, errors or identity. Moreover the Mind-rubrics appropriate
for the remedy are; "Anxiety from doubt about success" and "rage from contradiction". The message which lies in dog milk is that you yourself must go for the profit and that success is not ensured.
We compared with they.
The world outside its own environment.
Situations which evoke violent emotions such as fear, anger, pleasure, domination and passion.
Fight or Flight responses.
The system mastered by the sympaticus: heart and lungs.
The animal nervous system.
The muscles obeying the will.
The throat and larynx to shout, shriek and cry.
Organ of sense: the sight.
Life period: the period from 1Ã‚Â½ to 4 years, the period of the development of the will.
The Sanskritname for this chakra is Anahata, translated as "undefeated " or "disentangle". This is the heartchakra and the Buddhist symbol of the chakra is de Vajra or Dorje the double lemniscate
(the heart literally is a lemniscate because it links the circulation of the body and the lungs. The lemniscate is to be recognized in the way we write an eight (8) and in the mathematical sign
that indicates "infinitely". One of the numerological meanings of 8 is healing: bring body and spirit in balance. Out of our heart we say: "I love you" and we feel equal with someone else. To arrange this
we need to master our instinctive responses. The words Chaim Rosenthal uses for remedies made out of tissues from the “Human Kingdom” are morality and control and he declares that understanding
and sympathy belong to them. The appropriate miasm is "cancer". Toussaint describes in "Ziekte als lot en kans" how people dying from cancer are emaciated before they die. He shows that the hunger,
which is appropriate to cancer, is the hunger for love and about this issue of balance between to give and to receive is important. About the remedy picture of Carcinosinum, Tinus Smits describes people
who continuously tend to give and take care of others, doing the best they can and more: people who give surplus and lose the awareness of their own need. The other extreme: continuously taking, is
appropriate for people who show the picture of Acidum Fluoricum: a cancer remedy as well.
Sexuality appropriate to this chakra is based on love and equality of both partners.
Mammals living in tribes are primates. Like us they breastfeed their young ones from the heartchakra. The message linked to the milk is: "you are like I am". Monkeys give and take: Waals describes in
"Van nature goed" how a disabled female monkey is fed by members of the tribe and they give her the best they have so she is looking well fed. Another situation which he describes is that of a young
monkey of 4 years old which injured him considerably: his mother gave him the attention that the young needed from her and her baby had to wait for some time.
It is clear that living in a tribe is linked to many rules to keep structure. These undecided rules belong to the culture and we teach our children to live according to them in the period following the
stubborn phase. To play games together is a good practice. This is the period of kindergarten: "if I am placed in a position where I don’t know the rules I feel like a kid".
You and I.
Situations where sympathy or antipathy are part of the game.
Situations asking for a balance in to give and receive.
Situation asking for suppression of violent emotions.
Teachers at school.
The heartbeat giving the awareness of sympathy.
The voice we use to express our feelings of sympathy and antipathy.
Organ of sense: hearing.
Life period: 3 till 7 years.
K potency 10MK, LM potency LM 24
The Sanskrit name for this chakra is Visshudha translated into cleaning and purifying. This is the throat chakra. There is a relationship between the third and the fifth chakra: the strong and violent
emotions which flare up in the area of the plexus solaris are noticed and are to be expressed in a human manner. Instead of growling I can say: I am angry. Instead of a impulsive embrace I am able to
say: “I like you.” The Belgian say it more precise: “I gladly see you."
Appropriate to this chakra is the “Human Kingdom” again. Chain Rosenthal uses the words abstract and conscience. Sankaran introduces the term sensation for the fifth level, and sensation means: to become aware. If we are able to clear up our emotions expressing them like well-educated grown-ups, we are able to negotiate difficult questions. "To dispute" is appropriate here, instead of "to quarrel" that belongs to the third chakra.
In psychology we learn about light and shadow. Freud and Jung show us these aspects. We are able to recognize our shadow by projecting it. By example: if I suppress my jealousy I recognize it in
other people and I tell others: “he is such a jealous man!!” ( gossiping ). The awareness that the "man" is jealous is mine, might be he himself doesn’t notice! If I had to stay with that ‘man’ and his
jealousy causes me trouble I can take Lachesis 10MK (or a better suiting remedy with the symptom of jealousy ) and have relief.
They and I.
Awareness in situations which ask for appointing emotion;
“I am angry”.
“I am sad”.
“I am astonished”.
“I am afraid”.
The lungs, the respiration with the aim to speak.
The throat and the voice, the melody of the voice: intonation.
The mouth and the tongue to articulate.
The hands and the arms to perform.
Life period: 7 years up to 12, the period of learning at school.
The Sanskrit name of this chakra is Ajna translated into ‘to perceive’. The chakra of the forehead is related to insight. This chakra is connected to the second chakra and the awareness of everything
we perceive from our relatives. Related in this case aren’t the violent emotions, but the feelings of well-being, morose and the appreciation for someone else. It is about knowing your own temper,
knowing the logic of the feeling, understanding the Delusion and recognizing our own shadow. This awareness arises by means of the surroundings: I perceive that I am irritated because it seems to
be everything is against me, all the furniture is my way or I can’t find a thing. Relatives as well help me to perceive: they do just like me or they irritate me and I have to be aware about my own
We and I.
Everything in the surrounding considered as the own mirror.
Relatives that react, showing reflection or projection.
Disorder of temper like: irritation, morose, bored, puzzled.
Life period: adolescence.
The Sanskrit name of the chakra is Sahasrara = ‘1000 form’. In Greek this chakra is named epistemon translated to ‘intuitive wisdom’. Immediately after epistemon comes ‘ho nikon’ = the conqueror.
In numerology the number of epistemon is 999 and of 'ho nikon' is 1000. As a human being, I know myself as being part of everything. This is the crown chakra: the place of the small fontanel.
A child that passes through the birth channel with the small fontanel as the first part, presents itself by the crown chakra. Immediately under the small fontanel lies the glandula pinealis.
According to Blavatsky this is the place of awareness of the Self.
In the awareness of Self man perceives his limits and he understands the suffering belonging to those limits. This is part of him. The end of the struggle and the understanding of these facts brings peace and the feeling to be the conqueror. This feeling of well-being is shown by a baby after a normal delivery. It is to be known by everyone and the knowledge is connected to the wisdom; this feeling is unlimited. We are aware just for one moment, because life is connected to time and space. Time and space create the possibility to move, in Latin, 'movere'. The word emotion is out of the same stem.
By learning from our emotional state we are able to change and to grow in wisdom about our self and about the world.
The process of growing in wisdom and awareness is a spiraling movement. We live in cycles, periods of time; one day, one week, one month, one year, seven years. The spiralling movement is to be recognized in the double helix of our genes.
Every cycle begins with the inviting words of the Gospel of St. Thomas, “Walk into this world”; words according to the first chart of the Tarot; the Simple. Every cycle ends with the knowledge of
another word of the same Gospel, “live and pass by", but before we let it go we need to know about our emotions, we have to struggle and return to tranquility of mind.
We, all of us, everyone.
The whole family, the clan.
The spirit of the time we live in.
Chakra, Prescribing and Homœopathy
A chakra is nothing more than an area of consciousness. There are many different schools of thought that differ in the position and number of both the major and minor chakras. This book concerns itself with the seven major chakras that are central to the spiritual practices that have been native to the people that have visited, participated in and inhabited the island of Britain for a long, long time. They are however, to be found in practices all over the world. These seven chakras pertain to seven differing regions of the body and all that is contained within those regions.
They act on the physical body or matter, and on the etheric body, the astral body and the spiritualised bodies via the endocrine glands and the nervous system. So they are in effect master to all that
is possible and not simply agents of the particular sphere to which they belong. Their interaction is the making of the whole human being, for in truth they cannot be separated.
The seven major chakras line up along the spine in order that spirit can dip in and out of them. Being manifested conscious energy, they are associated with each of the seven levels of awareness that make up the human constitution whilst here on Earth. Together and when in balance, they are the factory for producing purpose which manifests both in the physical world and the spiritual one. When balanced they enable Self to be in a state of ‘now’, not complete but at one and in focus with the task in hand, which may be to heal: this is to produce what is known as divine intervention or the spiritual purpose. Being centres of consciousness means that we add and subtract from them constantly and therefore they have the means to heal all locked away inside their mystery. Other than these seven chakras and the subdivisions of these chakras located elsewhere around the body, there is nothing more to being human. This may be why homœopaths have become so fascinated in their study, for their philosophy provides a structure for the prescribing of a homœopathic remedy.
The notion of a chakra can be traced back to many various sciences, spiritual beliefs, philosophies and religions. The wisdom as to their relationship to the energies of the body is as old as language itself. Like religions, languages have common factors for they originate from primal sources. Within them will be the crystallisation of wisdom of which the mystical knowledge of the seven energy centres C -the chakras- is a major attribute in deciphering what lies behind human existence.
The purpose of this book is to be both a source of information and also primarily within the energy it evokes, a journey book for the development of the reader. Each chapter has been written both to instil knowledge and the essence of each chakra in an energetic way, which is not only homœopathic, but is also the very nature of working on each chakra. Therefore, contained in each chapter is the means for the reader to work on their own equivalent chakra and this will happen during the progression of this book.
When anything new is formed, be it in any medium, (just so happens to be a book here) it will evoke a response, as it contains its own energy so there is nothing new in my intention here. What has been intended though, is to try and evoke the pure energy of each chakra in order that the homeopath or any other practitioner or simply the spiritually curious who wishes to further their path, may receive a sense of its presence.
Through this the feel of a chakra can be recognised. Its language and communication, not to mention its resonance and its aura, can reveal qualities that if out of balance can be understood and worked on. One is able to perceive disharmony within and it is hoped that in healing, these imbalances can be seen in one’s patients, not just intellectually but intuitively. This imbalance may be observed within individual chakras or as a collective. In doing so, one is instantly projected to a point from which to prescribe or simply to send healing energy or light. Balance is the refining of both strengths and weaknesses, so both will require exploring but it will be the weaknesses that will require the most attention.
If there is information within this book that is unclear or difficult to understand, then this is an opportunity to meditate on it and thus allow understanding to filter through on some level, for the chakra will still continue to be worked on whether you are fully conscious of the process or not. This is the same for patients as they often present what is confusing to us, so one can just stop and meditate on it in order to receive an answer. However, simply allowing each chapter to wash over the reader will enable a communication to be energetically established and this will reveal itself when it is ready or necessary. This often happens during prescribing and this book will help the practitioner to think in the way of chakras or enable the intuition to open up to the chakras, the prescription, or hopefully both. When meditating on anything, one opens oneself up as a channel. It is thus very important to visualise and maintain in your mind’s eye a circle of white light rotating anticlockwise
around yourself or around the whole group if meditating together. This will provide protection whilst being in such an open state. This light should be dispersed when closing down from the meditation and the person should concentrate on being back in their body and back down on Earth, re-establishing their natural protective aura, completely sealed around them. This is a necessity and should be achieved before once again opening the eyes, as it is not safe to be in this kind of open state in what is essentially an uncontrollable world.
Each chakra contained in this book is a reflection of my discovery, research, what I’ve been taught, and that which I have channelled. To achieve this, I myself also had to work extensively through each of the seven main chakras, such is the nature of how this energy is obtained and thus how universally important it is in the healing process. The seven main chakras and their contents are central to all health, vision and wisdom through the expansion of consciousness that is the course of planetary development. Thus their inclusion makes inroads into all forms of healing and homœopathy is no exception. To understand the human constitution, an understanding of the seven chakras, along with each of their glands that make up the endocrine system, is imperative.
This becomes clearer when studied next to the body’s functions. Both are fundamental to existence and without the endocrine system being balanced, it is impossible to truly know who you are. Therefore, it stands to reason that the wisdom unlocked by an understanding of the chakras will become a necessity for all healers. Like the miasmatic philosophy of homœopathy, their essence is all encompassing and of course understanding the nature of the seven chakras inevitably widens miasmatic knowledge and thus aids in the perception of them, both in our minds and also as a tool for prescribing.
This book is intended to be a support for those who wish to ally their prescribing to using the seven chakras in order to heal. There is no particular method as it is the very engagement in energy work that is the key and what is required comes through the practitioner. The practitioner is not the healer but somœone who is able to allow healing energy to come through, which in homœopathy reveals itself in the remedy selection. The purpose of understanding the seven chakras, which can only come from working through them, is the means by which one’s personal development unfolds and thus the experience is used to help others: it is this that makes homœopathic prescribing easier. This book is designed to offer the information and the means to develop in order that the chakra structures may become clearer, stronger and deeper as they are aligned with the human development of consciousness. This will then help open up the portals to enlighten perception. The book is not intended
to be an intellectual pursuit, even though the intellect will benefit from it. Consciousness only occurs when the pursuer is ready. This is part of the development that will come clear when working on the ideas within the book. This book, therefore, is not only for health practitioners and homœopaths but also for all those who wish to work through their seven chakras and these people will come to
it when they are ready. As already stated, it is a journey book to which homœopathic philosophy has been applied. Take the homœopathy away and it contains that which will enable everyone’s development, so there are two ways of reading it. If you pass it on, do so with love.
Lastly, the order of colours for each chakra are as follows: starting at the base chakra - yellow, the sacral centre - blue, the solar plexus - red, the heart chakra - green, the throat chakra - dark blue, the brow chakra - orange and finally the crown chakra - purple. This system is different from that of the rainbow, which is a system of colours that are said to make a direct bridge to the emancipation of Earthly existence. The colour system used here is ancient and the reason why they pertain to a particular chakra will become clear as each chapter is read but the key to their understanding is to be found in the concept of service. Coupled with the energetic resonance and information within each chakra, they are, about releasing and transforming the difficulties and stubborn patterns of human karma that inhibit us all. This ability to release human karma means that the seven chakras and their purpose are found in the centre of the majority of faiths and religions. The chakras are imperative
in both esoteric and occult philosophy. This book helps the reader to understand some of the connections and harks back to the origins of such philosophies that have often been lost. Locked inside the true meaning will be the energy that has the power to induce the flow that we all need, offering a different way of perceiving the world.
The Longer Version
Just as the chakras overlap energetically, so a similar structure has been necessary in the creation of this book. There will be information or terms mentioned in a chapter, which may not be explained fully until in a later chapter. Though not easy on the reader, this is unavoidable, so as to avoid distraction away from the pure energy of the chakra: the detail will surface as the book progresses.
When evoking the energy of each chakra it is of the upmost importance to focus as specifically as possible on the quality of that chakra and pick up what it contains even on its periphery. However,
it can be a thin line between what is starting to spread into another chakra and maintaining its own integrity. This can, of course, be the very nature of the chakra. For instance, the sacral centre, being ruled by Jupiter, is very expansive so one may get confused in knowing where the boundaries lie. The reader may benefit from writing down a term that is not explained when they come across it and either exploring a definition online or waiting to see how I have used the term later on in the book.
Alternatively, one can allow the essence to simply wash over oneself whilst reading.
This book is designed to take the reader through each of the seven chakras and thus enable them to work on each chakra sequentially. This has been carefully constructed in order that the flow of this process is maintained. For the flow to be achieved, this book has had to steer away from being merely an intellectual exercise: it is rather a ‘journey book’ that uses the knowledge of ancient energies to evoke deep healing in the reader. If this is denied, and if it is judged solely intellectually, then its purpose, which is to induce the chakras energetically, will be missed.
The book works and has to be accessed and thus assessed by other means. The intellect will, however, be required to assimilate the process as it unfolds, although this will become superseded by ‘direct knowing’: the intellect should never be used to hold back this process.
It will often be the subtleties, and even the areas that seem initially to make no sense within this book, that create the energy of the journey, for they prompt the unconscious. This is the point to the book -it reminds us of what we have forgotten but that is held in the unconscious and by making conscious- by remembering, we grow. There is no doubt that the reader has to work at it, but regular meditation will greatly help with the clarity required.
Like all journeys, this book has to build and this is how the chakras interrelate, so the next chapter will explain more about the previous one.
As with all chakra work, one needs to be patient and this book has been written to develop patience. It also enables the reader to pace oneself, for with this work one needs time to absorb and adjust. It is a process and one simply cannot handle everything at once. The end result should be of a collective, in which all the parts of the book, where possible, have been fully covered. This ties together the seven chakras in a holistic way. It is this unification that completes the journey. One recognises this completion when the seven chakras are perceived as one. It is imperative to ‘switch off ’ the chakra and close it and yourself down not only after you have finished reading for a time, but also at the end of each chakra section to give yourself a break. This is the most important
point within the ‘How to Use this Book’ section. The opening up of one’s chakras will be a natural occurrence that happens during the process of reading each chapter. I suggest this is done in a comfortable place in which one has control of ones environment. The emphasis here must be in the closing down, as it is not wise to keep a chakra open all the time. The chakra, however, will remain active as one works through the consequences of it having been called on.
It is advisable to close down regularly, by first closing one’s eyes and imagining that each chakra is a coloured light or candle. This should be visualised as this light belonging to the part of the body where the chakra lies. For example, the throat chakra would maintain the light at the throat, so it is from this position that it should be closed down. The colour should pertain to the colour of the chakra and in your mind’s eye it should be switched off or blown out. Depending on the chakra and your relationship to it, this can prove difficult at times, but you should persist until confident that it has closed down completely. Once this is achieved, your aura should be re-sealed using the mind’s eye, making sure there are no holes. Finally, you should feel completely back in your body with the feet firmly on the ground. It can be useful to remove your shoes and really feel the earth under the feet. Again, it is good practice to do this each time you finish reading and most importantly at the end of each chapter. It is also good to have a rest.
If you are confused and unable to understand a particular chakra, then this may be because you are working very deeply with the energy of that chakra. By closing down and leaving the chakra for
a while, you can then re-read the chapter without the initial intensity and this should help. This refers particularly to the brow chakra, as the pituitary gland may not be able to both adjust to the process and absorb the information into the brain at the same time: it’s as if the mind goes blank. Rest will cure this occurrence.
When this book is read initially, it should be in the sequence in which it is written - chronologically in the same way the chakras run up the spine, from base to crown. Only after this process is completed should an individual chakra be delved into at random. During this initial read and subsequently, if a chakra is dipped into and out of as pleased, it is necessary to make sure the light of
the chakras prior to the one presently being read are also switched off when closing down. This should be achieved by starting with the most recent - the present chakra and working one’s way back down to the base. This is because where one is on the evolution of chakra work is also an amalgamation of the work done on all the stations before, so the previous chakras will automatically light
up to support the current position. For example, if one finishes at the end of or during the heart chakra, that should be switched off using the exercise above, and then switch off the solar plexus,
followed by the sacral centre, and finishing with the base. A simple way to remember this is that whenever you close down, finish with the base chakra.
Miasms are energies of destiny. The core of their energy is shaped by consequence - the decisions that one makes in previous, present and future incarnations. They are the results of living on Earth and have formed through the separation between Self and the Divine. Miasms are forces of a negative amalgamation of space, time, matter and spirit. They manifest from the illusion of this separation, from being here on Earth, which masquerades as reality. Homœopathy does not rely on the notion that the world is out to attack the human constitution through an onslaught of bacteria
or contagious viruses. It does not believe disease can be ‘caught’ but is propagated within, given the right circumstances, though this is not to deny the existence of bacteria. These ‘right
circumstances’ are the forces that pull Self down into a state of ill health. These forces will determine Self ’s disposition to any given disease, depending on Self ’s own relationship with them, their mix and activity. This process is also true of the group as well as the individual, for these circumstances can also be induced collectively through fear. Fear in itself is tremendously powerful and is both created by miasms and used by them to further their cause.
In homœopathy, the understanding of energy gravitates to a central philosophy that differentiates between the forces that lie behind disease. These different forces are called miasms and the pursuit of their understanding establishes further insight into the nature of the human kingdom in relation to the other kingdoms and the purpose to life. Essentially this is humanity’s relationship with the Divine and how this relationship is played out on planet Earth. This knowledge of the workings of the miasms leads to further understanding of homœopathic remedies, including the nosodes (remedies made directly from the disease state of each of the miasms), for they resonate somewhere on the periphery as the vibration of the miasms moves outwards. In the centre of this vortex is
the syphilitic miasm from which the other miasms resonate. This is why most remedies have an action upon all the miasms.
So, to summarise, by the simple act of reading this book one becomes open to its energy. The reader does this naturally because this energy is not in reality new but is the making of them. The process is constructed to be taken in a chapter at a time, and then once having absorbed the energy of the chapter, one waits.
Pausing provides the time and the space to allow the consequences of the absorbed energy to develop. This cannot be rushed. The information contained in Chapter One will explain this, as this is,
in part, how one forms a good base chakra. As each chapter is read, its consequence will provide the tools to enable the reader to progress to the next chapter. For example, a good base is required
to explore each chapter.
We live in fast adrenal driven times but in order to get the most out of the latter chapters, the discipline gained in the first few chapters should be adhered to. Once again, this is not achieved intellectually but by appointing the time and the space for the energy of each chapter to be integrated, achieving stability. This is like painting a picture, as each brush stroke is the making of the final image. How one starts anything will determine the finish. Each brush stroke needs to fit with its adjacent, each colour should add to the whole. But the surface must often be allowed to stand, to breathe and be given life. This provides the time to reflect upon it (or let it dry), without which, one is left with a muddy image.
There is much to each chakra and much to clear and balance. Chakras can even be spinning in the wrong direction. The consequences of this are what needs to change, so try to be patient as we work and rework areas of the canvas.
the equivalent remedy - the ‘like’ or similimum in vibrational energy terms. It will partly or completely contain the solution to counter the metamorphosis of miasmatic energy, which if Self allows, will help to unlock the constraints of what is essentially the result of karma.
All of us as guardians of the human race need to constantly remind ourselves that within this world it is wrong to blame natural physical responses such as disease on bacteria for example, when it is the soil of the soul that is the garden in which miasms are planted and cultivated.
Miasms have traditionally been taught within the context of the time line of human history. Their development has been associated with the way in which the human condition has evolved and as it has become more conscious of the physical function of its body. This approach places the Psoric miasm as the forerunner, it being primarily, in physical pathological terms, to do with the elimination of toxins through the skin, the first alternative to the bowels and thus the first negative physical alternate state. The skin also marks the boundary, again in physiological terms, from which Self can
be sure where it stops and starts.
Therefore this boundary can be considered the initial point that denotes our awareness of being Self and so the subsequent fear of separation, which is too much to bear, leads to its suppression.
If we explore a little more of this physiological point of view, the sycotic miasm is then born from the storing of toxins that the bowels and the skin fail to clear, creating lumps and tumors within the physical body. It’s thought that from this internalised energy the soul compensates by gorging upon inner desires as a means to tolerate its newfound freedom. According to this premise, the syphilitic miasm evolved as a result of the inadequacy of excess to provide a suitable solution to the torture that the soul feels from the fear of separation. The next physical solution manifested by driving the problem so deep within the tissues that it could no longer be detected, and being so well hidden the soul could convince itself that it has disappeared. In the human quest to understand its function within the universe and thus combat its fears, it utilizes the reactionary force to separation that when unleashed is primarily destructive - the syphilitic miasm.
Within this historical perspective it is thus considered that this destruction led to the formation of the next miasm in which all the boundaries have been demolished through perversity (essentially the
improper means to reconnect). This state enables the amalgamation of all the previous miasms by flowing into one another and by doing so creates the Tubercular miasm. This nebulous, uncontainable energy, finds expression in the tissues by having been buried deep inside, leaving hollow spaces behind as it tries to find an exit route. Once it is discovered that this does not equate to a genuine exit strategy, usually when the energy starts to run out, one compensates for having no boundaries by pushing oneself up a tight alleyway where all can be eventually condensed into the falsification of boundaries - the Cancer miasm. These unreal boundaries are the most dangerous to the physical part of the constitution as cells proliferate under their pressure. This physical miasmatic development that has just been outlined can be plotted against the seven chakras, starting with Psora at the base represented by the element earth. They continue upwards until they amalgamate to form the Tubercular miasm. Some place this miasm at the heart chakra and others at the throat, but once again this is only a physical slant and so only a small piece in the jigsaw puzzle that indicates how the miasms work together within each of the seven chakras. This is not a true representation of how the miasms evolved, just as the traditional western historical representation of the evolution of humanity is not correct, but a manipulation of time and space that is solely interested in the fitting of physical events. Even scientists are beginning to realise the inadequacies of relying on the assumption of material evidence. It is true that due to the expansion of matter, physical life has adjusted accordingly. However, this reveals very little on how the miasms interact as a collective, as energies of the seven chakras and of the Seven Principles of Man. This book explores this relationship, for it is the study of the interaction of the seven essential life vortexes that are the seven chakras, which reveals miasmatic activity as they are meant to be perceived as the result of human karma.
The spiritual nature of human evolution has been ignored by historians, glossed over by academics and controlled by religions. This evolution will manifest as miasmatic disease when mankind chooses to ignore it, as miasms in themselves are able to influence consciousness. This also includes Divine consciousness or to be conscious of the Divine as opposed to Self. All the other lower kingdoms therefore, do not manifest disease in the same way, for they do not have the capacity to question Divine Will. However, with such consciousness humanity does have this ability, as
co-creator, to place its influence over these lower kingdoms. It is only through humanity that disease can be introduced to the other kingdoms here on Earth. This rationale places the forces of destiny that manifest miasmatically in a different context to that which can be obtained and be perceived by the five senses. The Psoric miasm may be the least cruel of the miasms to the physical body, perhaps because it is in direct cognition with the earthly element that in its creative sense is the making of the soil of the Earth. Therefore at present it is easiest for the human form to find harmony and unravel the secrets of its home, but the consequences of the Psoric miasm can be detected more deeply within the human psyche on the higher planes and if unresolved will flow over and affect both the next generation and of course the next life after reincarnation. This can hinder much in the way of possibility for the purpose of a life. When the Psoric miasm is looked at within its consequence upon the higher planes, the true extent of its pain can be ascertained. Miasms therefore do not simply pass their way through the bloodline and along the ancestral stream.
The consequence of one life also feeds into the next as essentially this dictates the necessity for rebirth. The energy of past events bleeds through the time barrier in the form of miasmatic inheritance and is thus contained within more than just the physical and etheric bodies. Therefore, if miasms pertain to the other bodies, they have the means to draw on energy resources that go back
a long way. The drawing of such energy happens simultaneously, as essentially in evolutionary terms there is only what we know to be the present. Therefore when treating using homœopathic philosophy one can only deal with what is presented but one has also to be aware that it is only the tip of the iceberg. Miasmatic energy is fed parasitically by past patterns on which they gorge and it is thus within their interest to maintain these patterns as it is from these that miasms are kept alive. It is because miasmatic damage manifests in the ‘here and now’ that much can be done to free the soul of its constraints. This is why we are only a meditation away from our past lives, from one’s history, from healing the past, as all in reality is happening simultaneously. This is what we are as a whole. It is only when miasmatic energy transcends on the spiritual plane that spirit, through the soul, is no longer limited by their bounds.
In this book, the syphilitic miasm is presented as expressing itself through the other miasms. This is a different way of looking at the evolution of the miasms and questions the more traditional point of view with regard to their function and growth. Central to this is the notion that miasmatic activity is safer on the human constitution when acting on the physical end of the chakra line and much more devastating when acting on the spiritual. All the miasms are the product of the separation of Self from the Divine. It is the varying ways the different energy centres that we call chakras interelate, which not only differentiate the miasms from one another but also explains how they coexist and thus pertain to a particular chakra. Like the chakras, we only differentiate the miasms so that we can access them to further human consciousness using the limitations of the human brain.
Miasms fascinate us even though they are the result of negative karma. We need to enter their dark world to understand them, for they are a means to healing and by healing we enter the light.
We gain from them much insight that is innate to the human individual purpose. This purpose uses the mechanism of reincarnation in which spirit has its part in the evolution of all the planets and not just Earth. Miasms test our understanding and thus the structures that humanity places on the cause of disease and therefore the subsequent treatment. They place the responsibility of this not simply on the actions of Self but also on the group. Both are of miasmatic making and the greatest cause of miasms are actions created out of fear.
There is a process to life, which evolves one’s spirit working through each chakra in reverse order to when they were first visited by spirit during the act of incarnation. So in effect, we reclimb the ladder, exploring what was once known but then forgotten by the conscious mind. This enables Self to replace that of the old with the new. All ladders need a firm footing and the purpose of the base chakra is to provide this for the child and later the adult. A good base chakra provides the opportunity to explore life in all its diversity, in short, to take a firm grip of the reins and take it on.
The importance of this footing cannot be stressed enough, and when taking the patient’s case an assessment in relation to the quality of the childhood should be carefully addressed. How is the level of trust, as opposed to fear, learnt through the patient’s construction of their base chakra as a child, and subsequently how does this now reflect in the conduct of their everyday needs?
The base chakra marks the beginning of a spiritual quest: to rise from material limitations of physical life. To do so means the lessons of Saturn (the governing planet of this centre) must be thoroughly mastered, for it will not allow the student to pass through its gates until it feels that the definition of physical truth, as opposed to illusion, has been imbedded in the personality. There are many adults who have yet to master this initiation. We know in homœopathy that the more the patient is present and integrated, the easier it is for them to evolve through their treatment. This is the cut and dry of this centre; it either works for you or it doesn’t. There is no room to haggle here, no maybes or loose loitering around its periphery, for it requires full or attract great wealth to support its purpose for being here. This can bring about great change, for which this wealth will be needed. The test of Saturn will be to prevent this wealth from becoming the motivation. The material world and Self should operate in harmony, otherwise nothing of note will be achieved. In the West this has become more of a challenge, for society has placed great importance on possessions.
Saturn has only one outcome in mind, to teach Self trust, so that it may pursue its purpose. Some of the remedies required when facing difficulties here are Lyc. Sil. Clay, Earth and Yellow.
The inability to get into one's base chakra makes the physical manifestations of life’s natural needs difficult to cultivate. It is impossible to catch the bus if you haven’t made it to the bus stop. The stability that this centre provides is simply not available for construction if the spirit is not around to benefit. This also makes homœopathic remedies very difficult to use on a person who is not in their body and therefore not present to receive them. Often in this case base remedies (Sulphur) will be needed to re-establish the connection of body and spirit, often before other remedies will work. These will root the person to their base, enabling them at last to make an assessment as to the state of their lives, which have been continuing whilst they have not been around to make any purposeful decisions. It is fairly common these days to hinder a child’s development by throwing them out of their body and away from their base chakra. One major cause of this is vaccinations.
Can the spirit of a child really be expected to hang around during an attack of insidious, negative karmic material that directly bypasses the immune system and thus besieges its home? In this way we could say that the energy of the crusades is still among us. Violence on TV will also do this, as of course will fear instilled by their trustees. We can now begin to see how much the base chakra has influence over the yet to be developed emotions. There is much in this modern world to which the child has to be wise and not overly open. But then sometimes a new child enters the family with its own karmic quest for protection in mind, unconsciously making demands, one of which may be to not be vaccinated. This throws the family into turmoil, for on a conscious level they don’t know or can’t see what is motivating this new form of questioning within them. The child will thus change the dynamic of the family by reminding it that things need to be different.
It may also be said that part of this inability to touch base can be a attention if Self is to progress. It is fairly easy to ascertain the connection between the development of the formative years and the way they play out in the habits of later life. Poor development or function of the base manifests in two different ways: the soul either hides within the base chakra or the spirit has a problem accessing it. In either situation, there is a fear of allowing Saturn to participate naturally in life. Avoidance does not push the will of Saturn away and thus it is applied over and over again until its lessons have been learnt and the gate opens on Self ’s voyage to the next chakra. The repercussions from Saturn’s relentless pursuit, if ignored, lead to devastation, as all that is held dear is lost. By the time
that Saturn has outmanoeuvred the avoidance of Self by removing each obstacle placed in its path, Self, if having relied solely on material gain, can then find itself ill prepared and incapable of change. Saturn’s lesson is that of flexibility. It forces Self to make the decisions that are necessary, those that Self is reluctant or feels incapable of taking. In challenging personal rules it removes the need for excuses - the false gods that Self accumulates in order to justify its reluctance towards the new. To be stuck in the base centre results in the action of holding on to what one’s got, be it a little or a lot. This is to be a slave to the material world and indicates a lack of trust in the process of life. It does not mean that the material world is not important, as it sustains our purpose for
being here. However, there is a point to this relationship and that is to loosen its solidity in order that Self may shine brightly through it and not have it govern its shine. Or to put it another way, it is the sunlight that makes our planet so green, not the green that makes the sunlight. Material possessions should be gained to assist Self, but instead they have become the means by which to express power and to reflect status.
Status is the primary mover in material dominance and is motivated by the fear of loss. There is a universal law that states: change can only happen for the better. It has no other motivation and the energy of the base is the preparation for such changes, of which there will be many during life. Those who cling to the material world like a life raft find it impossible to locate dry land on which they can explore the challenges that life presents. It is only through letting go that one can correct the old, pointless cycles of the personality, which is part of what Self is here to undo. The more materialistic humanity is, the further it will be from its purpose, and this will sadly be reflected in the wishes of Self.
[Martin Miles /this article has been taken directly from Martin’s work, with only a few of my own comments]
The endocrine system and the chakras published in The Journal of the Society of Homeopaths - summer 2010-issue 291
The following work by Len Marlow is based on his notes from lectures given by the late Martin Miles, in London from 1990-92. We are very much aware of the importance of the work of a
master such as Martin, but also that much of what he has to say is drawing on his clinical experience and, during a lecture, cannot often be supported by written or other evidence. Nevertheless,
there is a lot of learning and experience incorporated in the work and we believe that it should be available to our readers. Similarly, using connections to other therapies and philosophies, is not
However, there is a strong tradition in our practice of being informed by other philosophies and we think it is what many readers would be interested by. Of course there are health warnings about
suggestions made by lecturers but they are worth hearing about and adding to the breadth of knowledge.
Introduction - Len Marlow
Whenever a hormonal imbalance is present it is necessary to consider the entire endocrine system. The endocrine glands are not stand-alone producers of hormones but an intricately linked and
balanced system. Using chemicals to act as feedback messengers. If one endocrine gland seems to be malfunctioning you can assume adjacent glands will also be affected. Although modern science
have given names to these glands and their secretions the understanding of their importance dates back to early Hindu teaching through the system of chakras. The seven main charkas relate directly
to the endocrine system.
The Seven Chakras and associated Endocrine Glands
Sahasrana Crown Chakra 7th Chakra Pineal gland Upper Braib/Central Nervous System Violet/Purpur.x
Manipura Solar Plexus Chakra 3rd Chakra Adrenal.x glands Solar Plexus/Digestive System/Liver/Gallbladder Gelb.x
Muladhara Root/Base Chakra 1st Chakra Coccyx Governs Skeletal System Spine Rot.x
Martin was the first practitioner to encourage me to see prescribing as not being bound by medical models, to see that a person exists on many levels and is connected to everything, to realise there
are no limits to the arena in which homeopathy can work. Martin would prescribe support remedies and remedies for the state of the client but would also see a need to prescribe on the space in which that person is existing. Here he particularly turned to the new age remedies. He was never insistent on how to prescribe these remedies but we were encouraged to “prescribe in threes”. With just this permission many practitioners have developed ways of accessing all sorts of modern conditions: Autism, Aids, Gulf war syndrome, drug toxicity, living without roots, absence of any spiritual connection.
So what follows are extracts from Martins lectures and part of my journey to an understanding of this great gift from Martin. As he would say; please read, it may mean little to you now but you are going to need it and it will be there when you do. This article is much too short to cover his greater understanding of the pictures of the miasms, to develop in any depth the pictures of the gland remedies, to understand how to analyse a case from the charkas, to regain well being after long years of medical and other abuse so; I would encourage you all to pick up and cherish any notes or writings by Martin as they become available.
Homeopathy has a direct influence on these centres. So it is good to be as conscious as possible about them. Although one looks at them individually, they all work together as a group, and function or dysfunction together as a group; although there’s usually a dominant centre (as in the adrenal type of person, for instance).
In that way, homeopathy influences the endocrine glands and the charkas associated with them. The secretions of the endocrine glands are hormones. Modern science gives them boring names and makes them complex in the hope that you won’t understand them.