Vergleich: Siehe: Arthropoda + Anhang [Patricia LeRoux]


Butterflies, Oh butterflies,

Your beauty is so rare.

Butterflies, Oh butterflies,

How could anyone dare

to catch you and hold you

against your solemn will?

They should just admire you

and let you have your fill

of flitting here and flitting there,

gathering up your daily fare

of nectar from the flowers bright,

from break of day until dark of night.

Butterflies, beautiful butterflies,

with so many colours rare,

it hurts my heart when one dies,

Yet, does anyone really care?

Butterflies, dear butterflies,

you represent new birth,

from chrysalis until you die,

You beautify the earth.

Thank you.

Author Unknown


[Jasper Barenberg]

Vergessene Nachrichten – Das Sterben der Schmetterlinge

Wo es ihnen gut geht, geht es der Natur insgesamt gut.

[Patricia Maher]

The themes from this trituration are consistent with those of other butterfly remedies, namely the issue of children in danger and children under pressure.

The emotional disconnect is very particular to this butterfly.

What is most striking is the butterfly’s name and that Silver series themes (according to the work of homeopath Jan Scholten) were so strongly expressed.

There are the obvious themes of art, creativity, teaching and education, travel, languages, and sports. On a more subtle level there was also the Silver series quality of

being unique, pursuing that which is esoteric or special (e.g. people who attend Waldorf schools are “perfect beings.”) Esoteric practices were discussed several times.

In the physicals there was a great deal of nerve pain which is associated with the Silver series.

It is interesting that the larvae and adults feed on plants in the Fabaceae family in light of the nerve symptoms in the extremities.

It is a bit harder to grasp the meaning of this butterfly’s connection to the Middle East. It could be a further reflection of the Silver series themes of cultural diversity

and immigration. One of the provers immediate family members had had a dramatic experience of exile as a refugee, for example. In addition, the symbol of Islam

is the crescent moon, and the moon’s light is often described as silvery. We associate the moon with women and motherhood. Daughters -and mothers and daughters-

were a key aspect of the trituration. Although the provers also had sons, sons were not really discussed.

There may be a connection between Islam and the Silver series that is yet to be identified.



[Medicine Cards]


The power that Butterfly brings to us is akin to the mind and the ability to know the mind or to change it. It is the art of transformation.

To use Butterfly medicine, you must astutely observe your position in the cycle of self-transformation. Like Butterfly, you are always at a certain station in your life activities. You may be at the egg stage, which is the beginning of all things. This is the stage at which an idea is born, but has not yet become a reality. The larva stage is the point at which you decide to create the idea in the physical world.

The cocoon stage involves "going within": doing or developing your project, idea or aspect or personality.

The final state of transformation is the leaving of the chrysalis and birth. This last step involves sharing the colors and joy of your creation with the world.

If you look closely at what Butterfly is trying to teach, you will realize that it is the never-ending cycle of self-transformation. The way to discern where you are in this cycle

is to ask yourself:

1. The egg stage: Is it just a thought or idea?

2. The larva stage: Do I need to make a decision?

3. The cocoon stage: Am I developing and doing something to make my idea a reality?

4. The birth stage:

Am I sharing my completed idea?

By asking yourself these questions, you will discover how Butterfly is relating to you at this moment. When you understand where you are, Butterfly can teach you what

to do next to continue in the cycle of self-transformation, (or in assisting others in their cycle.)

Using the air or mental powers, of this medicine is done with ease. As an example, if you have been feeling exhausted and have asked how to heal your fatigue,

take notice of the colors you have been drawn to recently. Does your body feel better in green or blue? Could this mean that you need to eat more green vegetables?

This type of thinking is an inspiration from Butterfly medicine.

Butterfly can give clarity to your mental process, help you organize the project you are undertaking and assist you in finding the next step for your life. The main message

is that you are ready to undergo some type of transformation.


If you have drawn Butterfly reversed, your lesson is a simple one. There is a need for change in your life that you are not recognizing. This could be a possible need for freedom, for a vacation or for a new job. You may believe that change is too difficult and you may rule it out to preserve the comfort of old habits. But in ruling out

any possibility of change, you are saying that the courage of Butterfly has been lost. Why does Butterfly represent courage? Because there is a totally different world

outside the cocoon, where the known realities of the chrysalis are not longer applicable.

This new world demands that you use your new found wings - and fly!


Butterfly is the keeper and protector of places or power or power spots in Nature. No negative energies are experienced where they are butterflies, so their presence indicates

a place of power free from negative influences.

The Butterfly is an insect that transforms itself from an egg, to a larva, to a caterpillar and then to a flying creature. As a power animal, Butterfly is emphasizing the importance of transformation in the continuous process of development and spiritual evolution. It is teaching the significance of enjoying the journey of life and how you should not be consumed by goals. A butterfly lives for only three days, so it emphasizes the need to enjoy the Now.

Butterfly stresses the importance of freedom from self- imposed constraints and the necessity for clarity of mind so that you can view problems and difficulties from a wider perspective. Butterfly is a power animal that can help you to accept the pain of change in leaving behind old concepts and attitudes and to have the courage to launch out on wings of hope to new situations and fresh challenges. Let the winds of change carry you.

You are changing. Emerge into your new state of being. Honor your transformation.

Source: Sams, Jamie and Carson, David

[Patricia LeRoux]


Feeling of ‘abandonment’ and ‘lack of guidance’. Important, too, is the ‘reduction in mental agility’, which often manifests itself by a lack of concentration; the agitation

of the “butterfly mind”, its lack of concentration and its tendency to flit from one thing to the next. Consequently, one of the main applications of this family of remedies

is in the field of behavioural problems; a whole spectrum of complaints, from memory lapses to hyperactivity, often diagnosed as ADHD. The propensity to dress up in pretty clothes and to wear masks, particularly in children, is another sign which can point to the butterflies. On the physical level, allergies and skin complaints are often observed.



Many cultures have been fascinated with the butterflies metamorphosis from caterpillar to winged butterfly and believe the butterfly, to be the symbol of the human soul and of mystical rebirth. In ancient Greece the word psyche means personification of the soul and butterfly. The Greeks believed that a new human soul was born when a butterfly emerged from its pupa. Butterflies have been discovered in Egyptian hieroglyphs from as early as 3,500 years ago and Christian artists depict the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis, as representing the soul leaving the body at the time of death. Australian aboriginals believed the butterflies were the spirits of the dead, who had previously been

in the form of caterpillars in order to reach the afterlife.

Some tribes in Mexico saw the butterfly as a symbol of the fertility of the earth, whereas the Aztecs believed that the happy dead were in the form of beautiful butterflies,

who would visit their relatives to reassure them that all was well. The Maya associated butterflies with the spirits of dead warriors descending to earth and the Nagas of Assam believed that the dead go through a series of transformations and are finally reborn as butterflies but when the butterfly dies, that is the end of the souls journey.

Native American Indian legends told that butterflies would carry their wishes to the Great Spirit in heaven, in order to be granted, whereas the Blackfeet Indians believed that dreams were brought to them by butterflies in their sleep.

The Native American Zuni tribes believed that butterflies could predict the weather and that a white butterfly signified that beginning of summer.

Early Europeans believed that the butterfly was in fact the human soul and therefore they greatly respected and sometimes feared butterflies, N. Europeans thought that

their dreams, were as a result of the soul-which was depicted as a butterfly, travelling through other worlds.

The Irish believed that butterflies are the souls of the dead, waiting to pass through purgatory.


Butterflies have been used by Chinese and Japanese cultures for many centuries as symbols of joy and happiness and have included them in paintings, drawings and manuscripts.

In Japan a butterfly is a symbol of a false lover or Geisha: in Spanish word for butterfly = mariposa, can also refer to a prostitute - a woman moving from one man to another.

The Maori of New Zealand saw butterflies as a symbol of rebirth, longevity and immortality, a similar belief was held by the Native Americans in Mexico, who regarded butterflies which have been born from a chrysalis as a symbol of rebirth, regeneration and joy.


Thanatos, the Greek god of death,  was carried by a butterfly (Aztec).

[Enna Stallinga]

Remedies for those sensitive and flighty souls for whom earthly existence feels too harsh and who tend to flutter off rather than remain grounded.

[Maarten van der Meer]

In Dutch the Leguminosae are known as “vlinder-bloemigen” (= butterfly flowers) and the desire to be as light as a butterfly is reflected here.

[Shukla / Herrick u.a.]

Hypothetisches Bild eines Schmetterlings-Patienten

Jeder Mensch hat ein gewisses, individuelles Verhältnis zwischen „weiblichen" und „männlichen" Anteilen. Beim Schmetterlings-Patienten besteht ein ausgeprägtes Ungleichgewicht, seine „weiblichen" Anteile sind deutlich überbetont. In den Arzneimittelprüfungen träumten Männer mehrfach davon, eine Frau zu sein (Apis mellifica),

oder daß Männer Kinder gebären und sie hüten.

Chetna Shukla heilte in Bombay einen Jungen, welcher Mädchenkleider, Lippenstift und Eyeliner bevorzugte, durch ein homöopathisches Schmetterlingsmittel.

Der Schmetterlings-Patient liebt weibliche Accessoires wie schöne, farbenfrohe, abwechslungsreiche Kleidung (Seide). Er erfreut sich an Wohlgerüchen wie Parfüms;

der Geruchssinn des Schmetterlings-Patienten ist sehr hochentwickelt und empfindlich. Shopping und Geldausgeben für „überflüssige", schöne Dinge zählt zu den

besonderen Schmetterlings-Vergnügungen.

Die wesentlichen Energien im Leben des Schmetterlings-Patienten sind auf soziale Aktivitäten ausgerichtet, Beziehungen sind der Brennpunkt des Lebens: Kindererziehung, Familienleben, Familienfeste, Besuche von Freunden, gemeinsames Feiern, „mit Freunden einen Ausflug machen".

Schmetterlings-Patienten entwickeln viel spontanes Mitgefühl für Menschen und Tiere. In dieser Hinsicht bestehen Ähnlichkeiten zu Phosphorus.

Der Schmetterlings-Patient ist vergnügungssüchtig: er liebt in einer kindlichen Qualität Spiele und Musik. Ablenkung bessert viele Beschwerden, Denken an Beschwerden verschlechtert sie (Pip-m.).

Es besteht bei den Schmetterlings-Mitteln ein starkes Bedürfnis nach Abwechslung, sonst treten schnell Langeweile und Schwermut auf.

Träume vom Verlust von Ausweispapieren sind beim Patienten in der Regel ein Hinweis auf Probleme in der Identitätsfindung. Sie tauchen mehrfach in den Arzneimittelprüfungen von Schmetterlingen auf. Der Schmetterlings-Patient hat wenig eigene Persönlichkeit und ist von seiner Umgebung abhängig und beeinflußbar.

Er richtet sich nach Meinungen und Moden.

Wandlungsfähigkeit ist für ihn eher ein Problem als ein Talent.

Die Gefühlsebene ist überbetont, „das Herz schaltet den Kopf aus". Der Schmetterlings-Patient ist sanguinischen Temperaments, im Gemütsbereich neigt er zu raschen Stimmungsschwankungen, im körperlichen Bereich hat er einen labilen Kreislauf mit Neigung zu lokaler Kongestion. Er ist offenherzig, weich und liebevoll im Umgang

mit anderen.

Das Leben ist mehr von Träumereien bestimmt als von der Ratio: das Traumhaus, der Traummann, Hochzeiten, ... (Ant-c.).

Hält sich gern im Freien an einem sonnigen Plätzchen auf. Frische Luft bessert alle Beschwerden, < im warmen Zimmer.

Die geistige Ebene ist beim Schmetterlings-Patienten beeinträchtigt.

Unfähig sich zu konzentrieren in Kombination mit leichter Ablenkbarkeit läßt eine gute Wirkung bei Kindern mit Lernschwierigkeiten vermuten.

Abneigung gegen geistige Anstrengung. Dem Schmetterlings-Patienten fällt es schwer, rationale und bodenständige, „harte" Entscheidungen zu treffen. Er sehnt sich

daher nach Rat und Unterstützung einer „männlichen" bzw. „erwachsenen" Person. Patienten mit Bedürfnis nach Unterstützung haben nicht selten Rücken- und Wirbelsäulenprobleme (Bamb-a.).

Neurologische Symptome scheinen ein weiterer Schwerpunkt der Schmetterlingsmittel zu sein: Zucken (Augen), Kribbelgefühle, Gefühl von Lähmung bis hin zu Ungeschicklichkeit und Ataxie sind in den Prüfungen aufgetaucht. Ähnliche Symptome in Kombination mit Identitätslosigkeit hat das im Gegensatz zum Schmetterling unscheinbare Alumina.

In der folgenden vergleichenden Übersicht aller Rubriken der sieben neu geprüften Schmetterlinge lassen sich für den geneigten Leser noch einige weitere Symptomenverdichtungen ausfindig machen, die diesen recht allgemein gehaltenen, hypothetischen Entwurf eines Schmetterlings-Patienten ergänzen und für eine

der geprüften Arzneien spezifizieren können.


Vergleichende Übersicht aller Rubriken der sieben neu geprüften Schmetterlinge:

Apei-s. Inach-o. Lim-b-c. Graph-a. Pie-b. Bomb-pr.

Sieben Schmetterlinge

Chetna Shukla / Nancy Herrick

Die homöopathischen Prüfungen

Dieses Buch enthält die homöopathischen Prüfungen von Graphium agamemnon – The Tailed Jay, eine indische Schwalbenschwanzart; Limentis bredowii – The California Sister, eine nordamerikanischen Eisvogel-Art (ausschnittsweise); Inachis io – Das Tagpfauenauge, eine Fleckenfalterart; Pieris brassicae – Der große Kohlweißling; Bombyx mori – Der Maulbeerspinner, die bekannteste Seidenraupe; Thaumetopoea „Bombyx“ processionea – Der Eichen-Prozessionsspinner; Apeira syringaria – Der Fliederspanner.

The Tailed Jay von Chetna Shukla

Der Lebenszyklus eines Schmetterlings von Chetna Shukla

The California Sister von Nancy Herrick

Das Tagpfauenauge von Stefan Kohlrausch

Der Kohlweißling von Karl-Josef Müller


Gemüt: Aktivität, Verlangen nach (Inach.)

Akzeptanz (Lim-b-c.)

Amüsant, Dinge erscheinen (Graph-a.)

Angst, Gewissensangst (Pie-b.)

Angst, Keim im, übernimmt die Angst von anderen (Lim-b-c.)

Angst; freischwebend (Lim-b-c.)

Anziehenden Dingen, Verlangen nach (Graph-a.)

Beschäftigung (= Ablenkung) amel. (Pie-b.)

Bewußtheit, erhöhte (Lim-b-c.)

Bewußtheit, erhöhte, Körpers, des (Graph-a., Inach.)

Bewußtheit erhöht, Körper, des, Reiten, beim (Inach.)

Beziehungen, Brennpunkt des Lebens, sind (Lim-b-c.)

Beziehungen, gut, süß und glatt, sind (Lim-b-c.)

Delirium (Bomb-pr.)

Denken, Abneigung gegen (Lim-b-c.)

< Denken an seine Beschwerden (Lim-b-c., Pie-b.)

Denken, länger, kann nicht länger nachdenken (Lim-b-c.)

Denken, Veränderung des Verstandes, Assoziationen sind so weltlich (Lim-b-c.)

Denken, Verlangen zu (Lim-b-c.)

Denken, verschwinden, die Fähigkeit zu denken wird verschwinden (Lim-b-c.)

Denken, weltlich, ist weltlich (Lim-b-c.)

Denken, Zukunft, an die (Lim-b-c.)

Dynamisch, geistig und körperlich (Graph-a.)

Einswerden, Vereinigung, allem, mit, Gefühl von (Graph-a.)

Empfindlich (Lim-b-c.)

Empfindlich, Geräusche, gegen (Inach., Pie-b.)

Empfindlich, Gerüche, gegen (Lim-b-c., Pie-b.)

Empfindlich, Parfüm, gegen (Lim-b-c., Pie-b.)

Empfindlich, Schmerz, gegen; emotionaler Schmerz anderen, von (Lim-b-c.)

Entmutigt (Inach.)

Erschöpfung, geistige (Lim-b-c.)

Erschreckt, leicht (Pie-b.)

Erwartungsspannung (Graph-a., Inach.)

Erwartungsspannung, Picknick, wie vor einem (Graph-a.)

Farben, Angezogen von (Graph-a.)

Faulheit (Pie-b.)

Fehler, macht, Sprechen, beim (Apei-s.)

Fehler, macht, Sprechen, beim, stellt Worte an die falsche Stelle (Apei-s.)

Fehler orte, in Bezug auf (Pie-b.)

Fehler, Schreiben, beim (Pie-b.)

Fleißig (Inach.)

Fliehen, versucht zu (Inach.)

Forschung, Verlangen nach (Graph-a.)

Freiheit, Gefühl von (Graph-a.)

Frisch, wie ohne Krankheit, Gefühl von (Graph-a.)

Froh (Inach., Lim-b-c., Pie-b.)

Froh, Glück anderer, über das Glück (Lim-b-c.)

Froh, Leichtigkeit, mit dem Gefühl von (Lim-b-c.)

Froh, Vergnügen, spontanes Gefühl des Vergnügens (Lim-b-c.)

Furcht, Feuer (Pie-b.)

Fürsorglich (Inach.)

Gedanken versunken, in (Pie-b.)

Gedanken, ausschließlich, ein Gedanke schließt alle anderen aus (Lim-b-c.)

Gedanken, auszudrücken, verminderte Fähigkeit, Gedanken korrekt auszudrücken (Lim-b-c.)

Gedanken, Dunkelheit, der (Lim-b-c.)

Gedanken, Gedankenandrang (nachts) (Pie-b.)

Gedanken, schnell (Lim-b-c.)

Gedanken, spekulativ (Lim-b-c.)

Gedanken, Vergehen, Schwinden der Gedanken (bei Geschäfte) (Lim-b-c.)

Gefühle, spontan und natürlich (Lim-b-c.)



Besorgt um das Wohlergehen ihrer Familie. Ganze Energie wird verbraucht, wurde in ihren Bemühungen, die Probleme ihrer Eltern durchzustehen.

Die Schmetterlinge weisen als Gruppe viele Themen und Symptome der Tuberkulinie auf.


Anthocharis cardamines. = Orange Tip Butterfly

Bit-g. = Gaboon viper/= Butterfly adder

Campaea margaritata (= Perlglanzspanner/= Light emerald.).

Cydia pomonella = Apfelwickler

Danaus plexippus.

Odezia atrata = Chimney: Sweeper/= Kaminfegerle = Nachtfalter.

Vanessa atalanta.


Gonepteryx rhamni = Zitronenfalter enthält Glyc. Arthropoda



Acherontia atropos. Nachtfalter

Apeira syringaria.x

Bombyx mori.x

Bombyx processionea.x

Calopteryx splendensan.x

Cydalima perspectalis = La pyrale du buis/= Buchsbaum Zünsler/= Box Tree Moth Crambidae

Euphydryas aurinia

Gonepteryx rhamni = Zitronenfalter enthält Glyc. Arthropoda.x

Graphium agamemnon

Graphium sarpedon.x

Inachis io.x

Limenitis bredowii californica.x

Macrothylacia rubi

Maculinea nausithus. = Ameisenbläuling

Mekonium. = Ausscheidung in Form roter Tropfen der Schmetterlingen

Morpho menelaus occidentalis

Morpho peleides

Nymphalis urticae

Papilio machaon.x

Papilio Paris


Pieris brassicae.x

Polyommatus icarus = Hauhechelbläuling


Allerlei: Schmetterlinge (Lepidoptera) sind überall in der „Himmel“ der Irokesen.

China: Verliebtheit/“Schmetterlinge im Bauch“



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