Materia Medica

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

What changes may arise with a prover in a remedy proving if a new remedy is taken? The symptoms – will they have something in common with the source or will there be no relation?
The remedy proving of the Peregrine Falcon has been conducted by Misha Norland at The School of Homeopathy in 1997. What I intend to do in this article is to examine if the symptoms noticed by the provers have anything in common with the living animal. In other words, is it possible that a homeopathic remedy is able to project characteristics of a living animal to a human being?
Peregrine Falcons are roaming nearly all over the world, inhabiting not only the temperate zones of the globe, but also the tundra around the North Pole which they have to leave each winter “peregrining” southwards, touching all northern countries of Europe, Asia and America. In Africa they can reach eastern Sudan. They have been seen in Southern Asia and in Central America. During their migrations they are easily strolling 1000 km, that is about 620 miles a day. Without great effort they are able to cross the Mediterranean Sea within a single day. Some species of Falcon cross vast oceans in a single flight. A Peregrine has been spotted on a ship more than eight hundred miles from the nearest land.

Peregrine Falcons are courageous, strong and extremely agile birds provided with dreadful weapons. When they catch their prey, usually the victims are stabbed to death or strangled up in the air, or very heavy birds are tortured in the air and then killed after they plunge to the ground.

Their flights are extremely fast with hasty beats of wings, most often close to the ground. When hunting a victim they are flying with such a fabulous speed that spectators find it difficult to estimate it. One only can hear a roaring of wind and is viewing an object falling down, unable to recognize that it is a falcon. The Peregrine Falcon dives so fast that if it grabbed the victim out of the air with its talons it would break its own legs. Instead, the hunter hits its prey with its strongly muscled chest, the prey falling unconscious. Only in the spring they elevate to inestimable heights.

They are very shy and careful. This is the reason why they go to rest only late in the evening. In the deserted tundra, they get out of way of approaching hunters, whereas in bigger cities, they are of an amazing brazenness, which is of striking contradiction to their common habits. This shows that they can easily adapt to changing environments.
The number of Falcons has fallen dramatically since the mid 1950s. In England, the population in 1961 was 68% of the pre-war level and it fell further to 56% in 1962 and 44% in 1963. The decline was a worldwide phenomenon. Falcons, which had once been numerous were now extinct in the vast forests of Eastern Europe and had completely disappeared from the eastern side of North America. There were indications that pesticides had a role in this decline. In England, after restriction of pesticides in 1981 the numbers were up to 90% of pre-war levels. In North America and Eastern Europe they were completely wiped out.

Falco peregrinus is the homeopathic remedy produced from the Peregrine Falcon. A small piece of feather and a sample of blood were taken from Nesbit, a captive bred Peregrine Tiercel, 2 years of age, to produce the remedy.
All information on the remedy-proving have been taken from:

The HomoepathicProving
Misha Norland & TG15

You will read short statements on the Peregrine Falcon taken from different reliable sources (in italics). Each statement is followed by observations of provers after having taken the remedy.

Breeding habitat for Peregrine Falcons was historically restricted to natural cliffs, especially those near water. …generally favouring wetlands.’

‘Went to look at a hill, felt that I was on top of the world. Felt optimistic about moving.’
‘By the sea. Strong emotional response to looking at the sea; the waves and the sun reflecting off the water. Felt like crying. Much stronger response than I’ve had in the past.’
‘My feeling welled up in me and I rushed off into the night with a sleeping bag and spent the night in my car on the moor.’
‘There needs to be more freshness and more air and space around.’

…but smokestacks and the support structures of bridges are also used by many’

‘Have noticed when I blow my nose it’s black and dusty – a bit like when I lived in London, with all the traffic and pollution.’
‘Black stuff when I blow my nose, still, like soot. Nose is quite dried up. Blowing it much less than usual, but always sooty when I do…’

The falcon eyesight is 8 times better than human eyesight and can spot a bird flying 1000 feet below. They have very good eye sight ~ they can spot a meal up to a mile away.

‘Upon opening my eyes, Vision brighter and more clarity.’
‘Vision clearer, brighter’
‘Vision quite clear – more sharp clarity than normal’
‘Everything felt very sharp visually’
‘Vision really sharp – kept looking at some bright yellow flowers outside.’
‘Everything still sharp (vision) – it’s a bit like being a child again, and seeing everything super-sharp and bright.’
‘Sharp, outlines seem quite definite. Eyes getting caught by bright colours more than usual.’
‘People said I had a “faraway look in my eye”.’
‘Vision sharper’
Eyes feel shiny, looking outside, things seem sharper, clearer.’
Their eyes are black
‘People at the restaurant observed that I looked ‘spaced out’, and that my pupils were so enlarged that they could not tell my eye colour.’

1998 – The pair nested again in the same Atlanta location, but both young died of trichomoniasis, a protozoal infection of the mouth and throat usually caused by feeding on infected pigeons or doves.

About the author

Siegfried Letzel

Siegfried Letzel

Siegfried Letzel - After working in ambulance service in Germany he assisted the German Red Cross in disaster relief following an earthquake in Algeria. He also worked with the League of Red Cross Societies in Geneva, Switzerland. He was sent to Darfur in Sudan to give support to refugees in emergency camps. Subsequently he studied biology in the Philippines and later became qualified as a natural health professional, specializing in TCM and homeopathy. For the last couple years he has been studying historical papers and the works of early homeopaths in search for the original and true homeopathy.

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  • A client contact me requesting an antidote to an incorrectly prescribed Falco peregrinus disciplinatus. Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you.

    • Kate: Declare your interests in the pharmacological industry, financial or otherwise. It is certainly noteworthy that you found such an “obscure” article to ridicule.

  • Taken Falco peregrinus. I did get a lesion in my lower rear gum. I do feel a bit more care free in my interactions with people. Paul

  • It seem’s this is my remedy.
    Is there a homaccord for this remedy?
    I currently have a bottle in high potency (can’t remember what) which seems to work 🙂


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