At age thirteen I was given a microscope as a birthday present. I spent years staring through that dark tube and nothing was more fascinating than the teeming life in a drop of pond water. In this tiny world, primitive organisms swam, ate, struggled, defended themselves and multiplied. I became attached to these little creatures, having shared some of their life story, and I always felt uncomfortable “disposing” of the samples. One day, I read about the photographer and biologist Roman Vishniac, who filmed these microscopic organisms for his science documentaries. When he was done filming, he would take the water samples back to the pond, and return the little animals to their “home”. His work was guided by a deep sense of connection to all living things.
The history of science and healing is replete with people who felt this connection and had a sense of awe about the universe. Gregor Mendel, Copernicus, Galileo, Darwin, Einstein, Samuel Hahnemann and Rudolf Steiner for instance, had a deep spiritual sense. Einstein said “I want to know how God created this world, I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details”.
Nowadays scientists have been replaced by technicians, who mix and match genes for profit and treat life as a chemistry experiment. Now especially, it is important to affirm that real science is our attempt to understand the universe and ourselves. It is a search for meaning that must proceed from a reverence and empathy for all of life.
In this issue:
Dr. Manish Bhatia interviews the renowned Dr. Ardavan Shahrdar, who has been a driving force in the development of homeopathy in Iran.
Dr. Richard Pitcairn takes us on a delicious journey into the mind and brain to learn more about mental and emotional symptoms… and Dr. Richard Boocock describes his frightening experiences while proving Heloderma (Gila Monster).
Homeopath Thierry Clerc discusses the usefulness of potentized Cortisone and Dr. Anita Salunke explains how one must look beyond the patient’s behaviour, for the key sensitivity.
Dr. Vladimir L. Belyaev offers a new approach to finding the similimum for animal remedies, based on the theory of evolution.
In Back from Mumbai, homeopath Julian Jonas discusses the newer developments in homeopathy and gives a brief overview of Kingdoms, Vital Sensation and Levels.
Dr. Amy Lansky discusses homeopathy, health, religion and the paranormal with excerpts from her new book and Dr. Ghanshyam Kalathia explores the materia medica of the raptors.
We also have a number of interesting cases : Dr. Gary Weaver gets marvellous results in an old case of spinal compression with nerve damage. Dr.Salunkhe finds a cure with a sister remedy to Natrum muriaticum Dr. S. Sadeghi cures uterine polyps and Dr. G.R. Mohan succeeds with a case of pediatric cholelithiasis. A Hepatitis B patient is made sero-negative with the help of Dr. Sanjay Padole and Dr. H. Baig cures some renal stones. There are also veterinary cases from Dr. Millemann and Lhuillier.
There’s more of course, including Elaine’s Quiz , Tips & Secrets, the new Crossword and Cartoon and Ask The Plant Doctor (send your questions). We love to receive your comments, suggestions, articles and cases, so keep sending them to :[email protected]