Symptoms of depression Does not love anything Cannot enjoy anything Everything looks difficult or impossible, Cannot cope cannot organize things Lack of will to act, to do, no ambition. Avoidance from people and company. Self destruction. Suicidal
Symptoms of depression Feeling that everything is worthless Apathy. Indifference to others. Absorbed, silent, don’t communicate Don’t react to anything Feels that he is “nothing”
TOPICS OF THE SEMINAR 4 - Elements 4 - Kingdoms 10 - Sephirot In Homeopathy
The purpose and the benefits of this approach Better understanding of: The structure of the human mind. The homeopathic remedies The different pathologies
Practical applications • Better understanding of: Ourselves The patients mind The body mind connections • Improved ability: To take the case properly To explain the patient his problem
The Four Elements: The four components that consist everything in the world (physical and spiritual). Earth WaterAirFire
The Four Kingdoms • The four degrees or levels of development or consciousness of the different things in our world Inanimate (Mineral)PlantsAnimalsHuman
The Ten Sephirot (Enumerations) The ten powers operating in the world and in everything. The ten aspects of reality
CROWN UNDERSTANDING WISDOM KNOWLEDGE KINDNESS SEVERITY BEUTY VICTORYSPLENDOR FOUNDATION KINGDOM
Four Elements Earth Water Air Fire
FOUR ELEMENTS CLASSIFICATION • EVERYTHING IN OUR WORLD IS CONSISTED OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS. • EVERY STRUCTURE, MECHANISM OR ACTIVITY COULD BE DIVIDED OR CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THE: FOUR ELEMENTS CLASSIFICATION.
Human organism consists of four elements (Body and mind) Every substance - Remedy, consists of four the four elements
The four elements are actually qualities that constitutes every substance or spirit in every substance or organism.
Elements and pathology The symptoms are the result of imbalance or disharmony between the four elements.
Character of symptoms The character of a symptom is the result of the pathology of the main (one) element which is imbalanced and the changes in the other elements as consequences.
Four elements as expressed in nature (Inanimate) Earth - solid Water - liquid Air - gas Fire - energy
Elements qualities(Kabbalah) Fire - warm and dry Air - wet and warm Water - cold and wet Earth - dry and cold
Axis of four elements Two pairs of opposites: Water - Fire Air - Earth Fire - hot dry Water - cold wet Air - wet hot Earth - dry cold
Role of elements Earth - strength stability Water - flow flexibility Air - spread development Fire - activation creation purpose
Elements and motion Earth - fixation stability (solid) Water - flow wave (fluid) Air - expansion spread (gas) Fire - spark burst (energy)
Earth element Is responsible for Structure Strength firmness Consistence Unity Oneness Existance
Key Words of Earth Element Basis basic Substance Components Broken/fixed Lose Missing, lack of Stable Strong Hard
Water element is responsible for: Adaptation Balance flexibility Stream Flow Shape Mixture Clean Nutrition
Key Words of Water Element Soft Flexible Pure clean Management Homogenous Nutrition Influx Wave Discharge
Air element is responsible for: Expansion Development Motion Growth Rule Sensitiveness Reaction Consciousness Identity Sympathy Empathy
Fire element is responsible for: Activity - activation Creation Digestion Assimilation Transformation Will, initiation Spark Destruction
Elements and the inanimate Earth - Structure - stability Water - Stream - mix glue Air - Expansion - spreading Fire - Activity (chemical reactions)
Element and the plant Earth - Rooting Water - Stream - Nutrition Air - Expansion - Development Growth Fire - Activity - Fruit Reproduction
Element and the Animal Earth - Motion walking Water - Sensing Feeling Air - Vitality Consciousness Fire - Will, Motivation
Earth element symptoms Anemia, iron deficiency Ailments, loss of loved ones, from Delusion her left side does not belong to her Delusion his legs are cut off Confidence want of self Injury, broken bone Extremities, paralysis Nails Brittle.
Water elements symptoms Washing always her hands Timidity Yielding Head perspiration Constipation menses before Skin, dryness Coryza chronic Ejaculation, enjoyment absent Leg swelling
Air elements symptoms Dictatorial Sensitive to all external impressions Control, need of Allergic constitution Suffocation sensation Loss of borders Restlessness Indifference to loved ones Flatulance Urination, fork like Freedom, needs to
Fire elements symptoms Anger violent Courageous Destructive Haughty Sadness day and night Face discoloration, red Sun exposure Sweets desire to Warm agg Tonsilitis, recurrent Epistaxis
Elements and Pathology Characteristics Earth - structure damage , loss of, lack of, break, miss Water - problems in: flow, flexibility, harmony Air - restlessness, consciousness, speech Fire - problems of: motivation, significance destruction, heat, red, burning
THE INFLUENCE OF THE ELEMENTS ON THE VICES The element of fire: anger, rage, pride,arrogance, furore. The element of water: lust, lushness The element of air: debauchery ,mockery, boastfulness The element of earth: laziness, sadness, heaviness
Four kingdoms The human being is made of four kingdoms The source of our remedies is made from the four kingdoms
` Why do we need the “kingdoms” approach?
MATERIA MEDICA Better undersanding the essence or kind of information - imprinted in remedies from different sources. In order to study the essence or “basic delusion ”of remedies from different kingdoms, we must learn about the nature or the characteristics of each kingdom.
Differential diagnosis between remedies For an example there should be a different kind of “information” in Nat-m. which is composed of only two elements, in comparison with Sepia. which is an animal and consists of many elements organs and systems.
REPERTORY BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF EACH REMEDY WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE SAMERUBRIC The ability to understand the fundamental differences between the kingdoms would enable us to understand better the reasons for the different remedies to be included in the one rubric. We would discuss later the rubric: antagonism with herself and the remedies Aur., Kali-c., Anac., Lac-c, and Sep. which are all included.
ANALYSIS OF THE CASE • Location of pathology: The kingdoms approach is helpful not only in understanding better the difference between remedies, but also the location and the nature of the pathology of the organism (body and mind).
B. The kind of pathology During the process of proving we are able to observe in what way each substance or each remedy affects every kingdom of the prover. So, a mineral would stimulate the vital force to create symptoms of the four kingdoms but with mineral quality. For example calc-c got (or produces) symptoms originating of the four kingdoms. But all the symptoms would have the same characteristics of a mineral.
PROVING. When we study a proving of a remedy we have to understand the different kingdoms that are affected. The collection of symptoms that are studied today are a mixture, and that is why it is difficult to understand the idea behind it. In fact we have to classify the collection of symptoms of every remedy to the different kingdoms that were affected. This would help to understand the deep nature of the remedy.
HELP IN SELECTING THE RELEVANT SYMPTOMS While taking the case we get many symptoms. Some of them are relevant and reflect the kind of pathology of the patient, but others are not. Although most of the symptoms that we get from the patient are “true”, many of them are not relevant for the homeopath.
HELP IN SELECTING THE RIGHT POTENCY Some homeopaths claim that the potency is not so important. They say that as long as the remedy is correct the potency is not important so much. My personal experience is quite different. I have found that giving the right potency is very important in the management of the case. As we go higher with the potency we give a “higher” level of information of the remedy. Understanding the pathology through the kingdoms approach would help in selecting the right potency.
The four kingdoms Inanimate (Connecting force) Plant (Plant spirit) Animal (Animal spirit) human (Human mind)
Kingdoms - main element Earth - Inanimate Water - Plants Air - Animal Fire - Human