Arsenicum has a morbid fastidiousness and hates disorder, which Sheldon has shown. But the keyword of Arsenic, “restless” is not displayed by Sheldon. Arsenicum is not a genius, compared to Sulphur.
Sulphur is a genius and a philosopher, and also as stated by Kent,
“He has no thought of anybody’s wishes or desires but his own. Everything that he contemplates is for the benefit of himself. This selfishness runs through the Sulphur patient. There is absence of gratitude.”
Very interesting, thanks for the quote.
The lack of empathy also reflects his “selfishness”.
I am tied in-between Arsenicum and Sulphur. However I would go for “Sulphur” as the “genius” was the first trait displayed by Sheldon, and also his lack of empathy, which is predominant in Sulphur.
Awaiting for your comments, and views.
OK, my feeling is, if you’re rejecting Arsenicum because they’re not geniuses, there really can’t possibly be any data to support that. In fact, with their perfectionism, Arsenicums must be very good students! I don’t think you can say that Sheldon is fastidious on the one hand, and then go for Sulphur on the other! Under “Mind: fastidious”, Sulphur is a 1, Arsenicum is a 4! Sheldon is very neat, his hair is very neat, not flying all over the place in a Sulphur-like manner. Sheldon speaks so perfectly unlike Sulphur’s ravings and explosions. A good word for Arsenicum is “meticulous”. That certainly describes Sheldon! Sulphurs are careless and indifferent. I think you have to look at the way Sheldon presents himself, the way he moves and talks. He doesn’t behave like a Sulphur, he doesn’t act or talk like a Sulphur. Arsenicums have a snobby attitude. Sulphurs can mix and mingle among the common people. People like Sulphurs! They like to be with them! Sulphurs are fun-loving, joking, enthusiastic, adventuresome, optimistic types. Arsenicums are anxiety-ridden, fearful, worried people, generally no one wants to be around them. Arsenicum knows people don’t especially like them, so they make sure a cadre of people are financially dependent on them, or dependent in some kind of way so that Arsenicum can have control over them because Arsenicum feels very insecure and is full of fears–about accidents, death, poverty; so, they need people; but, they’re not very nice to people either; so, they arrange it so people feel obligated to them and will always be there for them, even if grudgingly. What do you think? Are you still thinking of Sulphur?
I am thrilled to the core, with the way you have depicted the Arsenicum and Sulphur person, as I have a relative of mine, who depicts a perfect Arsenicum case. Am interested to know, which books have described it so very clearly. It would be delightful to go through them. Kindly assist.
Well, that’s easy: Mati Fuller’s Beyond The Veil of Delusions which you can order from www.homeopathic.com but probably it’s available at other places too.
Thanks a ton Elaine. About this case, I don’t think I can ever forget an Arsenicum case now, even in my dreams.
You have engraved it in my mind.
Reading through your review of Mati Fuller’s book (August 15, 2007) and also your interview with Mati Fuller (May 2006) in the hpathy ezine, I will be ordering her book now for sure.
I strongly feel…that the word “Thanks” falls short to thank you in all ways…but I don’t seem to have another word to say, sooo…..
Thanks as always.
This just in:
Dear Elaine, I hope that it is not too late to respond to the February quiz:
Miroslav thinks Sheldon is Arsenicum album.
Jitka guesses: Sheldon Cooper is Arsenicum.
Kind regards, Jitka
Thanks, guys, I have to agree! And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
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