Reviewed by Professor Vladimir Holodkov, PhD.
Paperback: 178 pages
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The Matrix Method with Tetractys Model
Homeopathy is a complete medical system based on omnicausality of problems, ie. holism. It is a system open to any innovative contribution which may be used in practice. Why? Let’s assume that there are 7 billion ailing people on the one hand, and, on the other hand, there are 3000 known homeopathic substances. Reaching the simillimum, which most closely covers the dysfunctional vital force, is a demanding activity even for the most experienced homeopath. Nowadays, homeopaths base their practice both on the art of Hahnemann (Heilkunst) and on innovative systems, verified in practice, from the classical approach (Kent, Hering, Beninghausen, Boger, Boericke) to modern approaches (Vithoulkas, Scholten, Sankaran, Vijayakar).
The authors of this book gradually introduce us to their interdisciplinary system for arriving at the simillimum. They are aware of the irreplaceable tools of classical homeopathy, and are aware that it takes much time to unlock the patient’s vital force during the interview. In heavily populated India, some homeopaths see as many as 150 patients on a daily basis. Knowing this is sufficient to stimulate one’s thinking towards more efficient prescriptions based on aphorisms 1, 2, and 3 of Hahnemann’s “Organon”.
The authors want to step beyond classical case taking and connect with miasm theory to reach the simillimum in a simpler and more efficient manner. Let’s be reminded of Hahnemann’s important publication “Chronic Diseases” where he explains the simillimum:
“For between IDEM and SIMILLIMUM there is no intermediate for any one that can think; or in other words between idem and simile only simillimum can be intermediate, Isopathic and aquale are equivocal expressions, which if they should signify anything reliable can only signify simillimum because they are not idem (Lat. same).”
Sometimes we fail, and therefore, we need a step further. Everyone within his own development is in search for the solution. One of the potential routes is the method explained herein. The authors use their knowledge about the biochemical processes of human homeostasis and incorporate such knowledge into homeopathic practice. They show the relationship of three key hormones secreted by the human body when processing emotional perceptions of the environment: dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline. They document these relationships and take us a step forward. They are aware of the historical understanding, from ancient times, that the vital force, vital energy, dynamis, contains both spiritual, intangible, and “invisible” components. They relate it to man’s physical being and gradually introduce us to their system of homeopathic understanding of vital force disruption.
The authors do not neglect Hahnemann’s explanation of vital force genetic damage expressed in the notion of miasms. Hahnemann provided clarification for three basic miasmas. The authors discuss the interrelation of miasms and the above-mentioned hormones. They propose a matrix method of understanding the vital force in space, the coordinates of which include the above-mentioned hormones and miasms, and they fit such method into the tetractys model.
Notionally, tetractys comes from the time of Pythagoras. He and his followers considered the cosmic harmony of man and the Universe, which they wanted to express in specific symbols – through a special figure called tetractys. In this model, decad structure is expressed through the equilateral triangle. Ten points may be assigned various meanings, which is also done by the authors. For the time being, it will only be suggested that the tetractys model is also the basis of Judaic kabbalah, and Mircea Eliade. It deals with the sociological and cultural meaning of such symbolism to develop a therapy for ills of modern, and proves that myths and rites are not only the memories of the collective unconscious, but also a subconscious part of man’s vital force.
The authors also base their approach of the matrix method aspect of the tetractys model, on the researches of the Serbian psychologist and mystic Z. Mihajlović – Slavinski who expressed his method in the PEAT model. Mihajlović acquired his PhD in psychology, based on researching the possibility of applying kabbalah and/or hermetism to therapeutic purposes. Mihajlović stated that man’s vital force has got one illness (major problem) which was also noted by Hahnemman. Therefore, a MAIN theme connects the conscious and unconscious parts of man. Such connection is expressed using the notion of Ki – the most elemental system of connection within the sphere of the existence of everything. The special concept of the authors “Matrix Method with Tetractys Model” is that through their practice, they reveal that a MAIN theme occurs in various homeopathic substances. Thus, e.g. Aurum and Naja share the topic of “happiness – sadness”, but in view of the homeopathic kingdoms (minerals and animals), the essence of feeling happiness and sadness with Aurum and Naia are not the same.
The matrix model with hormones as coordinates and miasmas as the areas of chronic disease, are transformed in the tetractys model with ten points, enabling us to recognise relations among the behaviour patterns through the patient’s miasm. Thus, there is a multidimensional approach to the vital force through the understanding of the disorders of mental, emotional, psychological, and somatic components of the person. The authors find that the vital force may be understood using a simpler approach, where the tetractys characteristics are related to the characteristics of the remedy. Through many years of practice the authors have strived to reach the simillimum and have verified their concept in practice. They include many cases as examples.
This book is not a product of speculation, nor is it based on eclecticism. It is a documented scientific modelling of vital force behaviour. Therefore, it has been written in the scientific language of homeopathy based on the knowledge of the biochemical system of man’s homeostasis.
Two of their cases of Argentum nitricium are reported where the patient’s stories are completely different, but who have the picture Argentum nitricum. Those two persons fit into the tetractys model of Argentum nitricium at the global level. When the symptoms of these two cases are considered, and the dynamis of these two persons and Materia medica of the above-mentioned remedy are considered, it is seen that these two persons are covered by the simillimum. At the same time, the individualisation principle has been observed.
The authors have feedback from patients confirming the efficacy of their method, as in : “My child does not use an inhaler anymore”, “I have returned to my life, my job, I am fulfilled”. The authors have repeatedly verified their method in practice. They indicate that this system may also be applied to animals, plants, and the planet Earth. This book is understandable and very usable for homeopaths. I am confident that their method will become an important addition to homeopathic practice and will help overcome the obstacles finding the simillimum. I congratulate them for offering this contribution to the field of homeopathy. It is up to us now, to apply their methods in our own homeopathic practices.