Reviewed by Rochelle Marsden
Published by Emryss – www.emryss.com
This is a lovely book to handle in size with good quality paper and print.
It is divided into 5 parts:
- Constitutions and miasms revolution
- Fibonacci evolution
- Homeophysiology in action
- Dilution or delusion
- The proving of a system
The aim of the book is to Simplify, Demystify and Explain.
Who is this book for? Dr. Rozencwajg starts by writing a “claimer” rather than a “disclaimer” and states that this book is for “health practitioners who want to learn something new and different”. He states that everything in the book has been clinically tested by him or is the result of other scientists’ work.
In Part 1, Constitutions and Miasm revolution, he explains the layer theory, simplifying it into Core Remedy and Situational Remedies. With miasms he again has come up with simple terms like Ancestral miasms, Extrinsic miasms and Metabolic miasms which he feels are best treated with the causal agent in the Fibonacci series. In this section he vividly describes the results of treating himself according to his theories and his thoughts on what has happened.. There is more detail in the Addendum. It’s fascinating reading as he also recounts his dreams to us and uses graphs to show how to analyse the metabolic situation of a patient.
In Part 2, Fibonacci Evolution, Joe shows us how he has evolved his original F Series. I found on reading this, that I would like to re-read his original book on this, “The Potency”. His Evolution appears complicated, but he takes great pains to explain everything. He then goes on to Suppression and comes up with another new term, “Silencing”.
In Part 3, Homeophysiology (another new term?) he attempts to explain how homeopathy works, but I think it should be entitled “theory according to Joe”. He actually states “Please note that what you are going to read is highly speculative……..It will probably be ridiculed as the confabulations of a pseudo-scientific mind that has mixed up many different notions and twisted them in order to fit his own delusions (I have no illusions about that happening as soon as this book falls into the hands of skeptics).”
In another section he explains water clathrates and relates how he reckons T3 works using this. He supports all his theories with extracts from various scientific papers and books. He explains why there is no way to foresee which potency will be effective with his Fibonacci Series, therefore reinforcing the need to use the whole series with his patients. Near the end of this section he puts all his theories together, which certainly gives us food for thought.
In Part 4, Dilution or Delusion – the first words are “Shocked? Good!” The style of Joe’s books is as if he were sitting next to you and having a conversation. He begins with a discussion of the preparation of remedies by the different pharmacies, comparing them, and ends with a lot of, as yet, unanswerable questions. In between, we have a beautifully illustrated explanation of succussions, Fractals and the Signatures of the remedies.
Part 5, The Proving of a System, is an Addendum of 49 pages of Joe’s experiences of trying the Fibonacci Series on himself. This is compelling reading, where Joe quite opens himself up for us. It begins in May 2009 and ends in May 2012, although I would have appreciated seeing the year at the beginning of the chapter rather than on the 3rd page. I also loved his biography at the back of the book, but I wonder if it would have been better presented at the front to somewhat set the scene.
Overall this book will change the way you look at homeopathy. He has experimented on himself, and gives us the benefit of his results without us having to do the same and suffer the consequences. Joe has this special talent of being able to interact with us (“Are you gathering the tar and feathers?”) and challenges our thinking and perceptions with his creative explanations.
His style of explaining a concept is by metaphors and it works well. All the way through the book his ideas explained with coloured drawings and photos.
Little things irritated me, like in Part 1 “Read the entry dated 20.5” but there was more than one entry dated 20.5 in the Addendum. A year date should have been given, but overall it’s easily forgiven. I recommend this book for the thinking homeopath- it will challenge you!