Vergleich: Quarze Siehe: Elementen

Comparison. Nosodes + Minerals + 11th column + cancer miasm + sarcodes


Nosoden and Minerals. (B. + C. Joshi)

Vergleich. Mineralien + Pflanzen + Animalia.

Plants Ashes Minerals





Eignen Mineralien und Metalle für das “Ich” eignen.


[Nadline Muller]

The functions of minerals are deverse, but can be summarized as follows (Fisher 1978/Blackmore Laboratories, 1980/Soloman & Davis, 1983/Guyton, 1992):


A constituent of bone, teeth, connective tissue and cell membranes.

A stabiliser of large molecular structures.

Electrochemical:Regulation balance.

A stabiliser of gradients. of osmotic and cell membrane acid-base electrical Metabolic:

[Mahesh Ghandi]

Period = Row 1: Existence

Period = Row 2: Separation

Period = Row 3: Identity

Period = Row 4: Security and taskperi

Period = Row 5: Creativity and performance

Period = Row 6: Responsibility

Period = Row 7: Disintegration


Während wir bei den Salz-Patienten zwei oder mehr unterschiedliche Empfindungen geschildert bekommen (je nachdem, aus wie vielen Reihen die einzelnen Elemente stammen), handelt es sich bei der „Pflanzen-Empfindung“ um zwei Dimensionen eines Themas, um zwei Seiten einer Medaille.

[Tom van Gelder]

Characteristics of the minerals. It falls apart into the same elements; there is no communication with the environment and there is no time.


Central themes common to remedies of the mineral kingdom are „structure” and „organization”, and the problems of mineral remedies/personalities arise from a break

in this structure and organization, breaking in relationships or failure in performance. As personalities they are very systematic and tend to be highly organized.

Sankaran (1997a:229-232) the central theme of the mineral kingdom revolves around structure and organization. “Mineral” personalities  are often revealed as organized,

systematic and logical, with a predilection for facts and figures, and a need for fixity in way of thinking. One would expect then that such constitutions are more resistant

to placebo effects

Classifies mineral remedies into metals, cations, anions, salts and acids.

Mineral concerns: existence and later separation, identity, security and task, creativity and performance, responsibility and finally disintegration and death.

Being attacked, developing strength, developing fighting abilities and performance.

[Dr. R. Ullmann and Dr. Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman]

Very concerned with the structural components of life: home, family, safety, security, and responsibility.

Has a sense of order, precision, organization, and detail. Being around others who are disorganized and unstructured may drive you crazy.

Probably good with numbers and could do very well, like it or not, in a career that is systematic, logical, and structured, like an engineer, accountant, technician, scientist,

librarian, doctor, or nurse. More specific themes, including nurturance, identity, security, relationships, creativity, and attack and defense will determine which particular

mineral medicine is best for you.

[David Little]

Minerals are the foundation of the structure of the earth and all organic living things on earth. So minerals inherent in a plant or animal remedy deeply affect the nature of

the provings and clinical confirmations.


Description of the animal remedies. "Medicines derived from the animal kingdom act energetically and rapidly. They vary in intensity from the fatal snakebite to coral/sponges etc./which are more or less modified by their mineral constituents". The animal remedies in general are energetic and rapid in their actions. The most violent are the animal

poison remedies taken from the Opidians (= snakes). On the opposite end of the spectrum

Calc. usually listed with the mineral remedies. This remedy is known for its deep slow action and its cold/torpid/slow functions and stagnations rather than energy or violence represented by its acute complementary Bell. (Solanaceae). A snake moves quickly across the land while an oyster stays in the same place on the bottom of the sea.

The high calcium content in the oyster shell is the responsible for the mineral symptoms observed in this mollusk. Calc. only understood by studying animal's marine habitat

and life cycles.

The Antipsoric Medicines

As a rule it was developed from their pure symptoms/that most of the earths/alkalies and acids/as well as the neutral salts composed of them/together with several of the

metals are psoric.

The similarity in nature of the leading antipsoric/Sulph. to Phos. and other combustible substances from the vegetable and mineral kingdoms led to the use of the latter and

some animal substances naturally followed them by analogy/in agreement with experience.

H. was the first to study the similarity of the minerals to miasmic states as well as their complementary relationships to the remedies of the 3 kingdoms.

This is so in the 3 cardinal antipsorics: Sulph. (mineral)/Calc. (Mollusk) and Lyc. (Fern) which are complementaries.

These remedies have proven themselves to be more commonly used for the effects of the venereal miasms with or without psora.

In the Principles and Art of Cure notes the following when discussing the carbon family remedies.

Boenninghausen: all these have the characteristic carbon influence/even though associated with another element. It may seem strange to the casual student of materia medica to include Sep. in

this list/but to the homoeopathician Sep. is the animal carbon.

H. mentioned the importance of 'analogy' and 'experience' in studying the relationships of remedies of the 3 kingdoms. The relationship of the carbons to Sep. is one observation.

If homoeopaths work by analogy and experience the relationships within homogenous families and the greater materia medica can be uncovered. This is how the range of the provings is expanded and new potential symptoms and clinical applications may be discovered.


30 minerals on the antipsoric list of 33 are within the atomic weights of the elements contained in the human organism. The nutritional remedies act predominantly on the psoric and pseudo-psora Tb. miasm. The only remedies in the antipsoric list that have an atomic weight heavier then the body's constituents: Ba/Pt/Au. These remedies have proven themselves to be more commonly used for the effects of the venereal miasms with or without psora.

H. set the standard for the anti-venereal powers of the heavy elements by Hg (= Mercury) as the cardinal remedy for the syphilitic miasm. Remedies toxic to the human body: Ag/Au/Cd/Os/Ir/Hg/Pt/Pb/Rd/Nit-ac. are known for deep destructive processes that mimic venereal diseases as well as many chronic degenerative disorders. Nevertheless these trends only represent tendencies as many of the nutritional minerals have multi-miasmic actions as do the heavier elements.

The list of psoric symptoms in the Chronic Diseases (1828) is the miasm theory in a seed state. In the introduction to Hempel’s translation of the Organon/Hering confirms that H. introduced a new miasm called pseudo-psora. H. divided the venereal diseases into sycosis and syphilis early in his career. Later he also separated the symptoms of psora from those of pseudopsora. In the first symptoms list in the Chronic Diseases (1828) H. unknowingly mixed the symptoms of Psora with the Tb. miasma = H.’s Pseudopsora.

As H. gained experience/noticed that he was observing two distinct non venereal miasms and began to reclassify their symptoms. He shared this information with Hering.

H. told Boenninghausen that he was doing a detailed study of sycosis and would share his new symptoms list when finished. Unfortunately H. was unable to finish this work before he died 1843.

The following therapeutic hints are offered as a commentary on the materia medica. The mineral family symptoms included are those observed by the author in the clinic and confirmed in materia medica studies. The brackets ( ) contain examples of mineral families or remedies known for the symptoms mentioned. I have not proposed any radical new concepts nor tried to develop the themes beyond my practical experience. There are many interesting analogies and correspondences to be drawn between the mineral characteristics and the symptoms of the materia medica. Such insights often add greater understanding but they should not replace provings and clinical confirmations. Perhaps as our knowledge of the mineral world expands we can comment on this subject.

Therapeutic Hints

The minerals have a deep action on the metabolism and organic structures of the human organism. The elemental remedies have the potential to produce every disease known to the orthodox pathologist but each in their own characteristic way. For this reason the homoeopath studies each elemental family and their known relationships. In this quest we are assisted by the periodic table of the elements and knowledge of chemistry.

Minerals and Constitutions

Many mineral remedies are similar to well known constitutional types. James Kent once remarked on how a homoeopath begins to recognize certain constitutional remedies by observation of their mind/body make up. This collection of essential constitutional signs is then confirmed by the characteristic symptoms.

    "A great deal is presented that can be seen by looking at the patient/so we say this looks like a Nat-m. Experienced physicians learn to classify patients by the appearance."

The physical constitution and mental temperament of many polychrest minerals (Nat-m./Calc./Ferr-met./Phos./Ars. etc.) have well recorded constitutional portraits. With experience the homoeopath recognizes many such objective signs on first sight. Each mineral type is predisposed toward certain diathetic constitutions and psychological traits.

The mineral remedies also have a close relationship to the Hippocratic natural temperaments and the Mappa Mundi. For example: Nit-ac. suited to the yellowish/brown/thin/dry/irritable/choleric temperaments that are angered easily and hold grudges. Calc. suited to the white/cold/sweaty/slow/flabby/leucophlegmatic temperament. Ferr-met. suited to the reddish/pseudo plethoric sanguine temperament that appears vital but underneath is pale/restless and weak. Ars. suited to the blue-black/nervous/fastidious/nervous melancholic temperament.

Minerals and Miasms

The minerals have a deep action on the rational spirit/intellect/intelligence and mind/memory (Geist). Known for gradual onsets/long progressive actions and deep pathologies.

The minerals known for their multi-miasmic and the ability to treat several layers without changes of remedies. The nutritional mineral remedies have slow onsets/the heavy elements are insidious and more progressive and the poisons are violent and destructive. The heavier the atomic weight the more rapidly destructive the element is on the intellect and intelligence. The nutritional minerals tend to treat psora and the pseudo psora while the heavier metals are useful in removing the venereal miasms. These categories are not

exclusive as the minerals have multi miasmic powers.

The mineral remedies affect the organic structures of the human organism corroding the neuro-endocrine system/organs/tissues and fluids. The mineral complexion is discolored with various hues (yellow/white/red/blue/brown/gray/etc.) showing deep seated dyscrasias leading to cachexia (a mixture of sickly colors showing multi miasmic pathology). The plants cause similar colors but are acute and brighter in hue while the animal remedies reflect violent colors related to animal poisons/toxins and venoms. The minerals corrupt the spirit/emotional disposition/brain/nerves/organs/glands/blood/nutrition/digestion/tissues/fluids and bones in a chronically progressive manner. The pains of the minerals are miasmic/deep/progressive and increase over time until they become unbearable. The psoric and pseudo-psoric remedies tend to be < in the day while the venereal remedies < at night.

Slow Decline in Spirit/Intellect and Intelligence

The minerals have a great power on the rational spirit/intellect and intelligence (Geist). Their concentration progressively becomes more difficult/their memory declines and they

feel dullness with prostration of mind (Argentums/Ammoniums/Aurums/Bartyas/Calcareas/Kaliums/Mercuries/Natrums/Phosphates/Platina/Silicas/Zincs). The minerals often

begin with much activity but they end in exhaustion (Acids/Alumina/Arsenicum/Aurums/Ferrums/Murates/Nitrates/Phosphates/Sulphates). When the minerals become aware

of their slow decline they try to hide it from others by trying harder to prove themselves. This usually ends in total exhaustion and failure and in some cases/a decline into

imbecility (Acids/Argentums/Arsenicum/Bartyas/Calcareas/Carbons/Kaliums/Mercuries/Natrums/Phosphates/Silicas/Sulphates).

            Need for Organization and Structure - Conflict between Stability and Freedom

The mineral temperament tends to need stability/solid bonds/good partnerships and desires organization and structure

(S-Block: Natrums/Kaliums/Magnesiums/Calcareas)

or they destroy organizations and structures to prove their independence

(P-Block: Fluorides/Murates/Nitrates/Iodums/Phosphates/Sulphates). The combination of the S and P block elements makes up a good number of polychrest remedies

with well known constitutions and temperamental portraits (Calc-c./Calc-f./Calc-m./Calc-i./Calc-p./Hep./Kali-b./Kali-p. Kali-i./Kali-s./Nat-c./Nat-m./Nat-p./Nat-s./Mag-c./

Mag-m./Mag-p./Mag-s.) Some of these remedies reflect being caught between the need for solid bonds and independence. In the beginning they desire fulfilling relationships

and good partners/but as the disappointments mount/they become more resentful and need to prove that they can be independent. Some wish to have it both ways so they stay

in dysfunctional relationships/although they wish for independence and do not make changes rapidly.


The mineral remedies deeply affect the emotional disposition (Gemüt) with irritability and anxiety mixed with fear and tendency toward sleeplessness with anxious dreams.

The mineral temperament is restless/experiences deep anxieties and gradually grows exhausted (Argentums/Arsenicums/Calcareas/Cuprums/Ferrums/Iodum/Kaliums/ Mercuries/ Plumbum/Silicates/Sulphates/etc.). Their anxiety < in the evening sometimes driving them from the bed at night Argentums/Arsenicums/Bismuth/Carbons/Causticum/Ferrum/ Magnesium/Natrums). This restlessness may be due to emotional as well as physical pains. In the functional state their inner drive gives them strength but as they become more neurotic it transforms into a restless/driven/obsessive compulsive personality. This constant psychological strain leads toward exhaustion and eventual collapse.

            Repressed Emotions and Fixed Personalities

Although the mineral temperament is quite intellectual they are affected deeply by emotions which are repressed by the rational mind only to reappear as compensation like hardness (Ammoniums/Arsenicums/Cuprums/Kaliums/Natrums/Nitrates) or mildness (Alumina/Arsenicums/Aurum/Borax/Calcareas/Kaliums/Natrums/Nitrates/Phosphates/Platina/Plumbum/ Silica/Stannum/Sulphur/Zinc). The minerals are restless and driven and find it difficult to adapt psychologically to new circumstances or make personal changes. The presence of their shadowy emotions is apparent to others but they think they are still in control of the situation. If this control is lost they may become destructive and violent (Ammoniums/Aurums/Calcareas/Carbons/Iodum/Kaliums/Natrums/Nitrates/Platina/Sulphates/Zinc/etc.).

Need for Recognition/Respect and Appreciation

The minerals like to be seen as prominent members of their peer group or family (Argentums/Arsenicums/Ferrum/Kaliums/Paladium/Platina/Sulphates) although they have a difficult time in the office (Graphites/Mercuries/Natrums/Nitrates/Sulphates) and the home (Arsenicums/Calcareas/Kaliums/Nitrates). If they do not acquire their goals in life they suffer as they wish to be looked up to by others (precious metals-Argentums/Aurum/Palladium/Platina) and can be very ego centered (Aurums/Causticum/Ferrum/Palladium/Platina/Silicates/Sulphates). A mineral temperament is confident when healthy/offended when criticized/resentful when hurt and destructive when unforgiving.

Trouble Resolving Conflicts and Feeling Safe

The mineral temperament has a long memory for those with whom they find fault and have trouble forgiving and forgetting past offenses (Acids/Ammoniums/Aurums/Calcareas/Manganese/Natrums/Nitrates). If they do not get what they think is right they feel betrayed and have a hard time resolving conflicts. They worry and fear misfortune especially when they think their security is threatened and become paranoid

(D-Block: transition elements/Manganese/Ferrum/Cobalt/Nickel/Cuprum/Zinc/Paladium/Platina/Argentum/Aurum/Mercury). The mineral temperament has delusions that

criminals/suspect individuals and bad people are about (Alumina/Ammoniums/Carbons/Causticum/Ferrums/Mercuries/Natrums/Nitrates/Silicates/Strontium and Sulphates).

They may project their fear and aversions on to certain persons/the opposite or same sex/or different ethnic groups and religions.

Discontented and Dissatisfied with Self and Others

The minerals become deeply discontented/displeased and dissatisfied if they perceive themselves as failures/disrespected/or miss attaining their goals. (Ammoniums/Antimonies/Calcareas/Cuprum/Kaliums/Mercuries/Natrums/Palladium/Platina/Silica/Stannum/Sulphates). They tend to dominate domestic affairs which is carried out by either control (Arsenicum/Ferrums/Kaliums and Natrums) or being over liberal with themselves (Fluorides/Phosphorus/Nitrates and Sulphates). They are prone to holding others to their own standards and tend to be critical in their opinions (Alumina/Ammoniums/Arsenicum/Aurum/Bartyas/Bromium/Calcareas/Graphites/Kaliums/Mercuries/Phosphates/Platina and Sulphates). If they can't control their environment they become irritable/morose/cross/fretful/ill humor/peevish and quarrelsome causing them to scold and lecture.

Withdrawal and Abandonment

If the minerals do not get their way they have a tendency not to talk about the situation and would rather be alone (Acids/Barytas/Carbons/Ferrums/Magnesiums/Natrums/Palladium/Phosphates/ Selenium/Stannum/Sulphates). If they do not get what they desire they have delusions of being deserted/betrayed/abandoned and forsaken (Argentums/Aurum/Carbons/Barytas/ Kaliums/Magnesiums/Natrums/Platina). The mineral temperament has a tendency to withdrawal into their own 'element'. They will fill their time with work or distractions to stay away from those they consider a problem especially their family (Ammoniums/Aurums/Calcareas/Fluoric Acid/Iodums/Kaliums/Mercuries/Natrums/Phosphates/Platina/Plumbum). They have aversions to certain persons they have never seen or those who have offended them in the past. (Ammoniums/Aurum/Calcarea/Causticum/Natrums/Nitrates/Selenium/Stannum). The constant decline of the spirit and emotional disposition coincides with withdrawal from reality and the abandonment of all healthy relationships. Ultimate withdrawal is suicide and the abandonment of life itself.

The Stages of Life

1st stage: The minerals have a great effect on babies/youths and adolescents (times of great growth) (as well as the middle age when the miasms begin to become more pathological).

They must be used carefully during old age due to their deep actions and potential for unproductive aggravations. When the individual is in a functional state/the mineral temperaments provide support to others and

are stable personalities in the community and home. They have brilliant intellects and strong emotions and are often leaders among their peers. They work hard yet know how to enjoy themselves and are often successful. They have pride in their accomplishments and wish to be appreciated by people.

When the mineral temperament is placed under continual strain they become more controlled/resisting to changes/have trouble adapting to stress.

2nd stage: is full of struggle/strife/contradictions as they fight to regain their former identity. The more they attempt to control their circumstances/the more they become anxious/frustrated and angry. As they become less successful in enforcing control their outbursts become more violent.

3rd stage: begins when the mineral temperament realizes that their intellect is degenerating causing loss of emotional control. This makes them feel less confident and more fearful/paranoid and depressed. This leads toward dark forebodings/feelings of failure/loss/gloom and melancholia (Alumina/Arsenicums/Ammoniums/Bromium/Calcareas/Carbons/Ferrums/Iridium Kaliums/ Manganese/Mercuries/Murates/Natrums/Nitrates/Platina/Plumbum/Selenium/Stannums/Sulphates/Zincs).

4th stage: proceeds the exhaustion/melancholia and delusions make them feel doomed (Arsenicum/Aurum/Kaliums/Natrums/Platina/Sulphates). As their intellect continues to decline they feel they are losing their hold on life which makes them think of suicide (Alumina/Antimonies/Aurums/Calcareas/Mercuries/Natrums/Sulphates/Zinc). When they lose control of their repressed subconscious material they may become truly insane (Antimonies/Arsenicums/Aurums/Barytas/Calcareas/Cuprums/Kaliums/Mercuries/Natrums/Phosphates/Platina/Sulphates/etc.).

The decline of the intellect (Geist) and the emotional disposition (Gemüt) are progressive and slowly increasing undermining the very organic structure of the brain and psyche. H. noted the difference between a miasmic mental illness and a psychological disorder in the Organon. A miasmic mental illness becomes < by psychological treatment while the emotional disorders are >.

Severe crisis must be treated with acute intercurrents until ameliorated and then followed by remedies for the fundamental causes associated with the chronic miasms.

The above represent some of the main symptoms I have noticed running through a great number of cases for which the mineral remedies were suited. Due to their essential role in building organic tissue/the mineral remedies are closely related to inherited constitutions/temperaments/miasms/predispositions. They are useful in deeply complex miasmic diseases confounded by suppression and drug toxicity. The relationship of the minerals to complementary remedies within the plant/mineral/animal kingdoms is an essential study. The homoeopath often finds that a family of homogeneous remedies suits most of the circumstance and symptoms which arise during the course of treating a long lasting chronic disease. This includes the acute intercurrents/the anti-miasmic genus remedies/the chronic intercurrents and the constitutional remedies found among the three kingdoms. The homoeopathician must learn when and how to apply all these remedies.


[Jan Scholten]

Remedy Pictures, Development of

"If you can cure everyone, you don't have to develop your knowledge."


Regularly, people ask me how I came to the ideas that I have explained in my books and seminars. Where is the information coming from about remedies, stages and series? What is the logic behind it? To what extent does it

follow the rules and ideas presented by Hahnemann and in which aspects does it depart from that? Brita Gudjons asked to write an article about it. Questions of Brita Gudjons were:

1. How you found out about the similarities of the elements and their compounds.

2. How you started your idea and theory and proved the facts.

3. How you continued to set up the characters of the known and less known elements (like the Lanthanides)

4. How you manage to find the right remedy for your patients, like what is the special in your anamnestic set-up.

5. What can you recommend doctors to do if they want to follow your system and ideas.

Fluorine as example

I think the best way to explain things is by following an example. The primary remedy pictures are often showing only the negative sides, often in such a way that it is a caricature of the whole picture. It takes time and effort to find out what is behind all the strange and peculiar expressions, to find out what is the essence or problem of a remedy. In this case I will discuss Fluorine and its compounds as an example of how the ideas and themes are developed and brought to an essence.

The Fluorine compounds known in the past were Calcium fluoratum and Fluoricum acidum. In the physical realm they were known to have many destructive (syphilitic) symptoms. In the mind we see the fear of poverty in calcium fluoratum and as typical symptoms in Fluoricum acidum the adulterous behaviour . It is about sex and money. Another expression would be "sex, drugs and rock and roll". This picture shows Fluorine in a quite negative way.

Fluorine in Homeopathy and Minerals

In homeopathy and Minerals, the above picture was mostly repeated. Money and sex were the main themes. Added to that were glamour and glitter in the form of cars, clothes and jewels. This was an extension of the money aspect, with a desire to have money and a fear to have poverty. Added to that was also the hard superficial quality of Fluorine. This came from the nature of fluorine, which is used in the body for the enamel of the teeth. The enamel is hard and smooth and things don't adhere easily to it. The same quality is also found in Teflon, the anti-stick of pans, which is polytetrafluoroethylene, or polyfluoretheen. All the hydrogens in this chemical are replaced by fluorine atoms. The physical quality of Fluorine of not making contact, not being attached is reflected in the psychological behaviour of superficial contacts, easy sex, adulterous behavior that was known for Fluoricum acidum. When the superficial quality is exaggerated it comes even to psychopathy,

a lack of empathy. This can lead to hardness. This picture of fluorine was confirmed in cases were fluorine compounds acted well. It was shown that it could be extended to unknown remedies like Magnesium fluoratum, Kali fluoratum, Natrum fluoratum and Barium fluoratum, a good confirmation of the themes. So the picture of the Fluorine element was extended, but it was still quite unclear were it came from, what is the origin of it.

Fluorine in Homeopathy and the Elements

In homeopathy and the Elements The picture of Fluorine was further developed by it's place in the periodic system: column 17 called Stage 17, row 2 called the Carbon series.

The themes of these 2 are:

Carbon series: Individual, Person, I, Value, Meaning, Self-worth, Ethics: Good and Bad, Body, Life, Lust, Possessions, Hero , I weakness , Magic, Myths, Child.

Stage 17: Exit, Letting go, Holding on, Loose, Demanding, Climax, Condemning , Banned, Fleeing.

The combination of those two classes leads to :

Group analysis

Letting go of values: immoral.

Letting go of values: breaking taboos.

Holding on to self-worth: recognition.

Holding on to the self: glamour.

Demanding self-worth.

The end of the self.

Feeling of emptiness in the self.

Wanting to get a lot out of life.

Holding on to possessions.

Condemning physical goods: glitter, money, sex.

Taking everything that is of value.

Letting go of property: gambling.

Giving away possessions.

Holding on to the physical: sex.

Taking in order to prove self-worth: sex.

A demanding and aggressive person: hard.

Letting go of values: psychopathic.

Letting go of the essence: superficial.

Letting go of the personality, giving up.

A fleeting personality.

Letting go of the ego: the hero.

The demanding borderline: narcissist.

Letting the body go: lust, passion for life.


It turned out that the basic themes of sex and money were general themes of the Carbon series. The sex is the expression of the vital energy and the desire have physical contact, the experience the sense of touch. The money is an expression of having the desire to survive, to have money for food, clothing and housing, to be able to pay a doctor when needed. We see the fear of poverty also in other remedies of the Carbon series, in Oxygen and the oxydatum like Silicea, Arsenicum album and Alumina, we see it in the Carbonicums. So the theme of money was generalised over the Carbon series, but it also became clear that the basic need behind it was survival, a fear a death. The Carbon series strongly has the identification with the body and thus the fear to die when the body dies.

The money theme in Fluorine is colour by Stage 17 which makes it come to a climax. The fear of losing the money is at its maximum, there is a fear to loose their money any moment, it is almost over. They have the feeling that they need money fast, as life can be over any moment in Stage 17. So they have a tendency to take (stage 17) what they need, they have a tendency to steal and gamble. Here we see the immoral qualities of Fluorine, they let go ( Stage 17) the moral values (CS).

The aspect of value and meaning, morality, is typical fro the Carbon series. This has the meaning of wanting to be of value oneself, one not only just wants to be, but also wants to be good. They want to be seen by their parents as good, so that they won't leave them alone. In Fluorine this aspect of morality is often lost. They have the feeling that they cannot be good, that they loose their goodness and will be seen as bad. This goes together with their immoral quality in the sense of "when I am bad anyhow, it doesn't matter if I do bad deeds or not".

In the Elements also the positive side of Fluorine came to the front. besides being a bad guy, they can also be the hero, the hero that offers himself to rescue the princess from the dragon. They can be the dragon, but also the prince. It can be the prostitute who offers herself for others. The highest aspect of fluorine is the to give themselves away and see that their body can be given without any problem. They let go of the idea of their body being them.

So in Elements the picture of Fluorine became more full, deeper and also the positive sides arose.


Fluorine in Secret Lanthanides

The picture of Fluorine in Secret Lanthanides is in essence not very different from that in Elements, but in practice other themes became more prominent, making the picture more precise. Basic for Fluorine is the feeling of being rejected (Stage 17) as a child (Carbon series). This can be in the situation of unwanted children, or children having lost their parents. It gives them the feeling of being abandoned (Stage 17) by life (Carbon series), by God (Carbon series). Very typical expression for them turned out to be "I have to do it alone in life", "There is no-one who will take care of me when I need it" or "I can only trust myself". They feel very alone basically and that is where the hardness comes from. They feel alone in the world and cannot trust anyone.

So fluorine people don't have to be immoral, criminal, prostitutes and so on. They can be very nice and moral people, but with they feeling that they have to do it alone in the world. The criminal aspect is just a primitive and caricatural aspect of Fluorine. It is just an expression, although very typical, but isn't needed to prescribe a fluorine combination.


Fluorine in society

Recently I heard of a homeopath prescribing for children in an orphanage. She prescribed many remedies known for orphans like Magnesium carbonicum and Natrium muriaticum.

But for 50% of the orphans she needed Fluoricum acidum. It is very typical: totally (hydrogen) rejected (Stage 17) and abandoned (Stage 17) children (Carbon series).

A year ago I read a very nice book of Steven Levitt "Freaconomics". Chapter 4 is: The controversial role legalized abortion has played in reducing crime. Levitt explored this topic in an earlier paper entitled "The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime." The dramatic rise in crime in the sixties and seventies in the United States and the even more spectacular decline in the early nineties. Many explanations for the decline were proposed by sociologist such as more policy, higher penalties and better social care, but the author brought it back to the legalisation of abortion in 1973 in the United States. He showed that in the few states where the legalisation was 3 years earlier, the decline in crime rate also came 3 years earlier. He also showed that the decline was especially the result of the decline in crime of man between 17 and 20. His conclusion was that the legalisation resulted in less unwanted and together with that deprived children. It is a big confirmation for the fluorine theme of rejected and unwanted children.


[Jan Scholten]


Regularly, people ask me how I came to the ideas that I have explained in my books and seminars. Where is the information coming from about remedies, stages and series? What is the logic behind it? To what extent does it

follow the rules and ideas presented by Hahnemann and in which aspects does it depart from that? Brita Gudjons asked to write an article about it.

Questions of Brita Gudjons were:

1. How you found out about the similarities of the elements and their compounds.

2. How you started your idea and theory and proved the facts.

3. How you continued to set up the characters of the known and less known elements (like the Lanthanides)

4. How you manage to find the right remedy for your patients, like what is the special in your anamnestic set-up.

5. What can you recommend doctors to do if they want to follow your system and ideas.


The development of the picture of the Lanthanides needed another tool. As they were completely unknown in homeopathy I started with doing provings of them. I did a proving of all of them as a metal, except for Europium

as an oxydatum, as Europium is too reactive to be potentiesd as a metal. The form I choose was that of meditation provings, as they can be done quite fast and can give good hints of the remedy. I did them on my own for

reasons of ease. In those provings I got hints which I then used in prescribing in cases. The cases made the pictures of the remedies more full and precise.

Another starting point was the class of the Lanthanides, that of the Gold series, as they are part of it.

So gradually the themes became more clear. The physical qualities of the Lanthanides also added to it. They have strong electric and magnetic qualities and are used electro-magnetic equipment. They are also used in a lot of video equipment like colour televisions and LCD screen, lasers and optical camera's. They give colour to the screens. Here we see the connection with the visual theme of the Gold series and the connection with the eyes.

Gradually it became clear that much of the diseases were auto-immune. The immune system as a control system (Gold series) was out of order. There was a confusion between what was self and not self. Mentally this is expressed

as a desire to go their own way. The power theme of the Gold series is specialised in the Lanthanides as a desire to have power over themselves, to be in control of their own life. This central issue of the Lanthanides was also

expressed in the provings, but it only became clear as a central and unavoidable them in the clinical case. The logic of the similarity with the auto-immune system made the picture a whole, a rounded picture.

Development of Remedy pictures

The above shows that I use many aspects in the development of remedy pictures. Of course there is first the literature, the knowledge of homeopathy in the form Materia Medica and repertories. Then there are provings that have

been in the past and recently and provings that I have done myself, but the provings are for me mere hints, I don't see them as providing definite pictures. The form of the provings is for me likewise not so essential as the result

is not definite at all. So I tend to do easy provings like dream provings and meditation provings. And my experience is that they often give very valuable and reliable results. But one has to sort out what is reliable and what is just accidental rubbish.

Very essential for the development are the clinical cases. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Patients can tell you often very precisely what a remedy does, what it can cure. They can you the essential difference between

before and after the remedy, especially when the remedy is a very deep acting one.

I have learned most of the remedies from my patients. In my experience the Materia Medica and repertories are very often very superficial, expressing symptoms that hardly have any differential value. Of course one has to be

careful here too in deducing the remedy picture from cured cases. One has to sort out those cases which are just palliation. One has to sort out the symptoms in cured cases that were coming from another problem, another remedy,

but the essence of a cured case is often very reliable.

Another source is knowledge of the remedy. The physical qualities of a substance often have an expression in the remedy picture. The translation of those qualities into health and disease symptoms, into mental and emotional

problems can be quite difficult. It is a symbolic language, but in the end is has to make sense. Like the use of the Lanthanides in light and colour equipment is reflected in eye and vision symptoms physically and view and vision symptoms mentally. The name and cultural use of a remedy is part of the knowledge of a remedy too and can be used also. The mythology can be used as I have done with the similarity between the Lanthanides and the works of Hercules, or the voyage of Odysseus.

There is a strange phenomenon in homeopathy that knowledge outside of homeopathy was almost completely discarded. As if the substance and the remedy picture had nothing to do with each other. Most homeopaths didn't even know what the remedies were, what they were made from. It arose out of paragragh 21 of the Organon, where Hahnemann states that symptoms can only be deduced from provings. I have shown (Dogmatism in homeopathy) that Hahnemann is incorrect in this, but a big part of the homeopathic community still sticks to this statement.

One of the problems is that it sets homeopathy apart from the other sciences. It makes homeopathy as a science completely estranged from the rest of science, which is a contradiction in itself.

A very important source of information is classification. Remedies belong to classes and as such share qualities. This is so in physics, chemistry, botany, zoology and all sciences. As I have argued in "Homeopathy and Classifications" and "Homeopathy and Science" classifications are essential for science. Science doesn't even exist without classifications, as language is impossible without classification. Classification give logic to essences and symptoms, they bring them into perspective, make them understandable. And they make things predictable, in our case remedy pictures. Classification has helped me enormously in the development of homeopathic knowledge. Without it I wouldn't produced one tenth of what it brought me now.

I know it is also attacked by many homeopaths as not being homeopathy, not being "Classical homeopathy", but I cannot understand how someone who presents himself as scientific can be opposed to classifications. It is for me a fundamental contradiction.

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