Homeopathy Book Reviews

Spider and Scorpion Remedies in Homeopathy -By Jonathan Hardy

Spider and Scorpion Remedies in Homeopathy by Jonathan Hardy is reviewed by Dr. Joe Rozencwajg

Reviewed by Dr. Joe RozencwajgSpider and Scorpion Remedies in Homeopathy -By Jonathan Hardy

Pub. Narayana Verlag 2014

Hardcover – 208 pages

ISBN: 978-3-95582-049-7

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches

This relatively short book starts with the general themes related to spiders and scorpions, followed by more information about their anatomy, lifestyle, behaviors and how this links with the remedies themselves. Some of this information is given in more detail with each remedy, though not enough for my personal taste. I find the author’s approach absolutely fascinating and one of the best ways to remember the materia medica.

The Spiders are Aranea Diadema, Aranea Ixobola, Latrodectus Hasseltii, Loxosceles Reclusa, Tarentula Hispanica, Tegenaria Atrica and Theridion Curassavicum. The Scorpions are Androctonus Amurreuxi Hebraeus and Scorpio Europaeus. Each remedy is studied through its main themes with the associated rubrics, then often but not always, the main zoological features that seem relevant to the understanding of the remedy.

A few cases are then described, with the reasoning leading first to an animal remedy, then to either a spider or a scorpion, and finally explaining the choice of the specific one. Extended follow-up is given.

I really enjoyed reading it. It is easy to read, clear and concise, the latter being also its weak point, as I kept wanting more details about each remedy and more interesting and actually SRP facts. I would have loved to read about the other spiders and scorpions that have been proved and are populating our materia medicas. It pushed me into more detailed Materias Medicas by other authors, those lacking the clarity of language and the really live link between the animal and the remedy that Jonathan Hardy has been able to provide.

Although it might read as a paradox, the best way I found to summarize this book is that it is a short, in-depth, concise and detailed one. I can only wish for more of the same.


About the author

Joe Rozencwajg

Dr. Joseph (Joe) Rozencwajg, MD, PhD, NMD, OMD was born in Belgium in 1951. After medical school, he went on to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a surgeon. He subsequently learned Acupuncture, Homeopathy, TCM, Nutrition, Flower Remedies, Aromatherapy, Naturopathy, Reiki and other modalities. He has a PhD in Homeopathy and one in Natural Medical Sciences as well as a Doctorate in Naturopathy and one in Osteopathy. Dr. Joe lives in New Plymouth, New Zealand where he practices exclusively Natural Medicine at his clinic, Natura Medica Ltd. He developed a entirely new series of homeopathic potencies and is the author of numerous articles and the books :The Potency. Advanced Prescribing in Homeopathy, Homeopathy through the Chinese looking glass: Homeosiniatry revisited,. Dynamic Gemmotherapy and, Drainage, Detoxification and Organotherapy. His books are available from www.lulu.com Visit Dr. Rozencwajg at his website: www.naturamedica.co.nz

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