DELUSION alone, she is always
DELUSION alone wilderness, being a. in a
DELUSION animals persons are.
DELUSION cut through, he is
DELUSION devoured by animals, of being
DELUSION dogs others are, barks at them to be understood
DELUSION dogs attack him
DELUSION dogs, biting his chest
DELUSION executioner, visions of an
DELUSION house surrounded, is
DELUSION murdered, roasted and eaten, he was
DELUSION wolves, of
FEAR delusions, f. from
FEAR devoured by animals, of being
FEAR tunnel, of
The above symptoms help us to understand Stramonium mind state.
Stramonium persons need constant support from their social environment.
They are persons that grew up dependent on an overprotective mother,
who often feels ambivalent about her parental role. Therefore these
persons have not developed the adaptability needed to confront the
stress of their environment.
They need support to bear any external change. They behave like
babies rather than like grown-ups. Babies are attached to their
mothers and if left alone, they feel lonely and helpless. They need
their mothers to satisfy every need they have. This is the situation
corresponding to this remedy.
Of course being an adult and having the emotional needs of a baby
causes problems. It is difficult to provide constant support to
persons who – considering their biological and social standards
– should be independent. Thus these persons experience constant
frustrations that provoke an intense aggressiveness. It is the aggressiveness
babies feel towards a bad breast, because it does not satisfy their
Expression of aggressiveness however is not the rule in this remedy.
These persons show their aggressiveness further and the environment
becomes a threat. Therefore not only they feel abandoned but threatened
as well. They feel like being a man of the city lost in the jungle.
Behind every foliation movement there might be a wild animal ready
to tear them into pieces – illusion of being alone in a wild
place. Thus they adapt a frightened attitude.
The illusions mentioned above, related to this remedy about dogs
and fear of being bitten and torn into pieces, have to do with expression
of the person’s own aggressiveness towards other people who
deny their support. Various fears in Stramonium persons such as
fear of darkness, of tunnels, of water, of shiny items e.t.c have
to do with their aggressive impulses too.
Stramonium person has an inadequately constituted Ego; this is
a syphilitic characteristic. An inadequately constituted Ego, as
it is the case with propsychotic personality, maintain a certain
confusion concerning his dissociation from the environment. This
happens because there is a fluidity of the Ego boundaries (destruction
of structure), which allows the syphilitic person to attribute some
of his own thoughts, intentions, qualities to other persons and
vice-versa through constant and primordial.
Identifications without demarcation from reality facilitate segmental
projection and introjection of various elements; as a result of
that a Stramonium personality may show contrasting qualities at
a certain time. The contrasting elements make the person take a
position with ambivalence on various subjects. There is a fluidity
of the Ego boundaries, there is no basic framework on which basic
information will be built and elaborated. A person like that has
doubts about his very own existence, he doubts his identity.
The above shows itself in the following symptoms:
CONFUSION identity, as to his
CONFUSION identity, duality, sense of
DELUSION body alive on one side, buried on the other
DELUSION body is divided
DELUSION body scattered about bed, tossed about to get the pieces
DELUSION cut through, in two
DELUSION divided into two parts
DELUSION divided, cut in two parts, or
DELUSION identity, errors of personal
DELUSION light incorporeal, he is
DELUSION side, he is alive on one and buried on the other
DELUSION feet separated from body, are
DELUSION hand separated from body, is
DELUSION hat is a pair of trousers which he tries to put on
Stramonium persons also show great narcissism. They have difficulty
in investing love in any other person but themselves. They have
not developed a social feeling, they offer nothing of themselves
to society and to its laws, e.g. they refuse to do their military
service or to make family or to engage themselves into an emotional
relationship. When in a love affair, they have difficulty in having
a complete, mature contact. Sometimes they think to much of themselves.
Behind this however there is a deep sense of incompetence. They
often demand of other people money, work, love e.t.c. so they get
attached to persons who seem powerful and constantly of them to
satisfy their needs. We remark again the behavior of a baby, who
constantly needs to be given things but is unable to give. They
also have the omnipotence of a baby, who can have control over everybody
The above shows itself in the following symptoms:
DELUSION beautiful, she is b. and wants to be
DELUSIONS statue, poses as, to be admired
body, parts of
tall, is very
DELUSION large himself seems too
DELUSION large parts of body seem too
DELUSION mice, sees
DELUSION tall he is
DELUSION tall she is very
DELUSION small, things appear
Stramonium persons, besides an intense narcissism, also show a
magical thinking and a tendency to omnipotence. They tend to engage
themselves into mysticism. They like mysterious situations and are
afraid of them at the same time. At times they tend to engage dogmatically
into religious matters. They may come to extreme situations of dogmatism,
where one reads the Bible all day long. They see evil everywhere.
They concern themselves with other people’s lives.
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