The birth of a new discipline never comes without antecedents. It is formed through the work of many people and the wisdom of generations. In establishing the basic precepts of homeopathy Hahnemann drew much from the classical inheritance of the Greek physicians and medieval alchemists, as well as from the extensive European herbalist tradition. Autopathy’s roots also reach far back into the past. The therapeutic holistic effects of a person’s own urine, for example, were known in India long ago and were widely used in Ayurveda. European folk healers recommended a person’s own urine in closing wounds. Healing by means of human secretions, however, only assumed its proper and most effective form when some American homeopaths in the nineteenth century began to use potentised, highly diluted human secretions on the principle of oequalia oequalibus curantur, like cures like. They referred to this as isopathy and proceeded overwhelmingly from the opinion influenced by common medical practice, which focuses on diagnosis and the cure of localised illnesses. For example, the well-known homeopath and author of the materia medica, Adolph Lippe, in an article in The Homeopathic Physician (April 1884, p.83) refers to his colleague Lux, who said that “In accordance with this principle, all contagious diseases carry with them in the shape of their infectious matter their curative remedy.” They potentised the diseased secretions, for example in the case of epidemics, and then administered them to patients with the same illness. Obviously, this bears a certain resemblance to vaccination. They called the process “isopathy”.
Today, isopathy is used to treat, among other things, people whose health has suffered as a result of a certain type of vaccination. They are given the same vaccine, but this time homeopathically diluted. The potentised poison of a viper can be used isopathically to treat a viper’s bite. Nevertheless, this understanding of isopathy has some drawbacks – it ignores certain central aspects of homeopathy, primarily its holistic concept. And it goes against what Hahnemann said about Homeopathy: that it is treatment on the principle of “like cures like”. Isopathy thus ceases to be homeopathy. Opinions on this matter, however, varied. In The Medical Advance, volume XXXII, no. 2, 1894, p. 59, the well-known homeopathic doctor J.H. Allen from Indiana wrote: “I will give proof that I think will be fully convincing to most minds that so called Isopathy is but the highest phase of similia in the highest sense.”
The medications created on the basis of this philosophy were called nosodes. One of these nosodes, originally used to treat innate dispositions to cancer and to relieve pain caused by cancer was Carcinosin, which was prepared by J.T. Kent. Its holistic picture was discovered fifty years later.
Only in the twentieth century do we find the first instances of homeopaths daring to administer a potentised preparation to the same person from whom the pathological material was obtained. The classical French homeopath Julian has left a record of this in his book Nosodes. He writes that he was on holiday when he was called to treat a man with very bad herpes and found himself (as he explains apologetically) without any remedies. “The herpes was on the left side of the face. Blisters and ulcers had spread to his forehead, face, cheek and upper lip; the mucous membrane of his left nostril and the upper part of the roof of the mouth had also been affected, as had a swollen left eye-lid with blisters and swollen conjunctiva.” He had a temperature of 38.80 C and a quickened pulse. He suffered from insomnia, vomiting and strong headaches.” Dr. Julian prepared an isopathicum from the discharge from an ulcer on the roof of his mouth. He diluted this in water to the sixth centesimal, or very low, potency, and mixed the final dilution with spirits. He then administered this preparation from the beginning every half hour. To begin with the pain increased, but on the second day it fell markedly, the vomiting passed and the patient was able to sleep properly again. By the second day the herpes had already reduced by a half and the swelling had disappeared. Within a few days all that was left were some healthily falling scabs.
Nevertheless, I should say that references to isopathy or even auto-isopathy (treatment of the same person from whom the material was obtained) are extremely rare in homeopathic literature. In my computer I have the Reference Works homeopathic programme, which contains about one hundred materia medica and repertories, some of them ten volumes long, plus ten thousand pages of articles from specialist magazines, yet if I use the search engine to find these and related words from among the entire volume of the literature it only comes up with a few, very brief references. The example cited above is the only well-described case of auto-isopathic treatment that I have been able to find in the vast library of Reference Works. And this was not even a holistic treatment.
Of particular interest is the reference by the French doctor Bon Hoa in an article on Carcinosin for the British Homoeopathic Journal. His note is a single sentence, a brevity quite typical for this subject: “Some patients who have responded to Carcinosin but whose improvement only lasted a short time have derived benefit from auto-isopathy. I give a single dose of Pharyngeal Mucus 30 CH.” A sentence that, if we think about it, merits expanding into a thick and sizeable book that could bring much relief to the sick. It points out that potentised, ordinary, non-pathological phlegm from the same person can have a holistic effect on the health of most people that use it. It is, however, just a fragmentary reference and there is nothing more on this method in the article.
This and similar references nevertheless arouse one’s curiosity and thus, some years ago, I began to look into the subject more deeply. For example, in an old catalogue from the London Ainsworth Pharmacy I found an offer to produce a high potency of a person’s own blood or other bodily fluids. When I asked if they could give me these potencies they replied that they cannot to continue this line. They did not explain why. One of the pharmacy’s employees did, however, inform me that they had produced these preparations and they had many years’ experience with them, particularly with animals. And that for such a treatment it was necessary to go up to a very high potency. He wrote to me: “the higher the better.” That such treatment is regularly practised on animals in England is testified to by the reference (again brief) in Dr. MacLeod’s Veterinary Homeopathy (C.W. Daniel, 2000).
The result of these researches was the discovery that auto-isopathy is a sort of thirteenth chamber of homeopathy. And there followed an irrevocable decision – to continue in this line. To gather information and experience. To take steps to make it possible to potentise a person’s own fluids, these being healthy, normal saliva (without abnormal admixtures of pathogenic bacteria or viruses ) which are undoubtedly “…the highest phase of similia in the highest sense” and carry detailed information of the state of the whole organism. As was to be shown later, they really are capable of being most precisely tuned to the frequency of the fine-matter creative centre (the dynamis) inside the person of which they are the material product. Elevated by potentisation in pure water into homeopathic dilution, the fine-matter form, they can, using a precise resonance, cause the sick person’s enfeebled fine-matter creative sphere to reverberate again in its original frequency and bring about a return to the organism’s original structure, to health. It is no longer a matter of the highest and nearest similarity of the healing product, but directly of sameness. Of the nearest frequency structure that may occur in nature. The closest similarity is sameness.
I should explain why I call it “autopathy” and not “isopathy”, or “auto-isopathy”. The term comes from the British Homoeopathic Library’s list of professional terms published on its website, where autopathy is mentioned as one of the terms under auto-isopathy. As is evident above, the word isopathy is closely related to the treatment of localised pathology. The exudation of a certain illness cures this illness. Isopathy has thus historically not claimed to be a holistic form of treatment. My method, however, deals exclusively with a holistic approach, in the spirit of Hahnemann’s phrase: I don’t cure the illness, but the person. That’s why I’ve chosen a term that is not encumbered by this “pathological” consideration. And because it’s new, neither is it encumbered by a mass of other prejudices that sometimes originated in homeopathy as part of the numerous “schools” and approaches. Autopathy, enriched from different sources, is continuation of homeopathy by other means. I understand it primarily as a spiritual discipline, an individual journey to connect with the higher levels of the universe. Improving the organisational function of the individual higher creative sphere leads necessarily to an improvement in the person’s entire hierarchical spiritual system, throughout his physical body and onwards. Autopathy is a means by which to establish overall harmony, not only cure symptoms of diseases. It’s a gradual homeopathic journey to a state of higher understanding and happiness.
How to obtain an autopathic preparation
In order to practise autopathy we need an autopathic preparation. Once we have this we can gain experience, experiment and above all cure. At present, however, only a few production facilities exist in Europe that are able to prepare an autopathic preparation from a person’s own bodily fluid. The technology of potentising a patient’s bodily fluids in such a facility would anyway raise certain problems. The fluid has to be transported across large distances and mixed with spirits in order to prevent it “spoiling” during the journey – the effect of bacteria on its frequency structure, which is the imprint of the entire organism’s frequency structure. This obviously comes at a price, with the fluid’s qualities anyway being altered through the admixture of alcohol. It’s known that a spirit has its own homeopathic (frequency) pattern, which anyone who has ever drunk too much is well aware of. A mixture of two patterns is thus created which is only similar, not the same. We could say the same about mixing with sugar.
In a pharmacy, or more precisely a pharmaceutical production point, the fluid mixed with a spirit is potentised in dilution machines, which are usually powered by electricity when shaking the flask. This means that a magnetic field is created during production which may also influence the preparation’s frequency qualities. As a result, it may be that the subsequent preparation is only “similar”, or a similimum, partly resonating but not the “same”, not fully resonating. The pharmaceutical production process makes it wholly impossible to produce a medicine for acute needs, quickly and for immediate use. For example, in the case of an acute illness or sudden relapse, i.e., if a prior dose suddenly ceases to have effect.
This means that a person currently has practically no opportunity to use an autopathic preparation, or at least to try one. My first thought, therefore, when I discovered that there was something in autopathy, was somehow to organise the means for the quick and straightforward production of a high potency directly in the home, and to bypass the laboratory entirely. I first studied the history of potentising, of which I obviously already had some knowledge. I found a wealth of detail on the subject in Julian Winston’s excellent history of homeopathy (Faces of Homeopathy, Great Auk Publishing, 1999).
My attention turned to the work of Dr. Bernhardt Maxmillian Fincke (1821 -1906) from New York. He first achieved a potency of 6 C or 30 C by diluting in spirit, then, in his own laboratory, introduced water from the New York water system (!) into the flask with spirit potency of 30 C and allowed it to flow very slowly through for varying periods, an hour or a day or several days. On those days, the water from the water system evidently did not contain chemical admixtures. In this way he achieved dilutions comparable with Hahnemann’s 1M (one thousand potency) 10M (ten thousand potency), 50M (fifty thousand potency), CM (one hundred thousand potency). J.T. Kent was one of many to use Fincke’s medicines, and wrote about them that they act quickly, lastingly and deeply. Indeed, so highly was Fincke regarded for his work concerning the flux production of potentised preparations that in 1896 he was elected president of the International Hahnemann Association. Over time, however, his efforts have largely been forgotten and many contemporary practitioners do not even know his name. Nevertheless, the flux method is still sometime used to prepare medicines today, including in the laboratories of well-known producers.
The experience of many generations of homeopaths, together with my own practice, has made me realise that the last procedure is the most inspiring in search for the reliable preparation of autopathic medicines in the home.
Why do I regard saliva as the ideal material for dilution? It’s a very special liquid, which contains perfect information on the whole individual organism. That’s why, along with blood, it’s used in forensic medicine to identify people. But whereas after leaving the vascular system blood immediately alters its structure saliva never does. Unlike urine, saliva does not contain any “dead” particles and can leave the body entirely fresh just instants after being formed in the mouth. And above all, saliva forms high up in a person’s fine-matter energy system, in the area between the fifth and sixth chakras. The system of fine-matter energy centres, the chakra, has been understood in India, Tibet and China since time immemorial. In Europe, however, this knowledge only arrived fairly recently, and it wasn’t until the second half of the 20th century that it entered general consciousness. While the lower chakras connect us to the earth and with those parts of nature at a lower level than humankind the higher chakras connect us with the more elevated states of the Universe. This is precisely where we find the fine-matter organisation system that is responsible for our health, and which we want to influence. Saliva, forming high in the system between the throat chakra and the chakra of the third eye and being most similarly tuned, has the greatest capacity to resonate with these higher states.
I have designed a special instrument for personal preparation. I was inspired by the principle of fluxdilutions, which were successfully proven by Dr. Fincke . I call it an “Autopathic bottle”. It’s appropriate for the simple and reliable production in the home of all potencies. It has a funnel, a connecting tube to the vortex chamber and waste tube from which the diluted liquid is drained. It is compact and made from chemically stable laboratory glass. The vortex chamber in the lower section causes the optimal whirling of the liquid at constant pressure and its gradual vortex dilution. The autopathic bottle represents an uncomplicated means of producing the preparation’s highest quality. Among other reasons also because there are no interruptions that might negatively affect the process and also because of the special quality of the vortex in the spherical vortex chamber.
The “Autopathic bottle” is produced in a glass-works under special conditions during the production and packaging process.
It’s sufficient to follow the enclosed instructions of the user guide, unwrap the Autopathic bottle, spit into the funnel, pour through a litre of water or more and the job’s done. From one litre of water you can expect to produce a 40 C potency in app. twenty five seconds, 80 C from two litres and so on. If you place it under a current of water flowing from the water mains through an ordinary kitchen carbon filter (to remove chlorine from the water) it will produce 100 C every minute. 1000 C (1M) can be achieved in 10 minutes, 10 000 C (10M) in 1 hour 40 minutes. Any clean drinking water without chemical additives can be used, for instance water from a well. Following this procedure you can allow the water to flow over the upper part of the funnel.
We don’t usually begin with a high potency over 1M, we commonly reach that potency over time. I currently have several cases exceeding 1M, as well as cases progressing excellently on 6M and even 10M, and a certain doctor has written informing me that he is already using 10M. The Autopathic bottle is accompanied by detailed but straightforward instructions on its use. All the cases described in this article and nearly all my clients have employed the services of the Autopathic bottle. I found the vortex flux dilution the most efficient in comparisson with other methods of preparation. The positive reaction achieved after a single use of the autopathic bottle lasted in most cases for more than three months, even at lower potencies produced from just one litre of water. In some cases they lasted for more than one year. The Autopathic bottle is designed to be used only once or for a limited period of time only in order to avoid the possibility of cross contamination from the memory of the glass, which can retain the previous potency even after removing the drops. The production of homeopathic remedies has shown that new glass should always be used.
– For the first time in history it offers everyone the possibility, through its simplicity and accessibility, of the uncomplicated and at the same time reliable and standard production of their own, highly potentised saliva at home.
– Following this procedure the saliva is placed in a dilution vessel as it is, entirely fresh, and can immediately be potentised using clean water in its original vibration structure, i.e., before its structure began to change. The change in structure takes a matter of minutes. Water is the only known substance in nature that does not pass on any of its own specific information (unlike sugar or spirits, for example, used traditionally in homeopathy) to the preparation and subsequently the organism, and which does not have any homeopathic effect of its own. It is quite simply the perfect carrier.
– To this feature you can now add the unprecedented possibility of using the potentised preparation immediately after its production, unmixed with another homeopathically active substance (spirits, sugar) and not exposed to any of the long-term effects of the various types of radiation that exist in our civilisation (radio waves, electro-smog etc.) and which are more intense during transport etc. The patient uses the potentised frequency pattern in its completely unaltered, original form.
– The flux vortex preparation in the autopathic bottle is also far quicker than other methods, capable of achieving high potencies in minutes. This is responsible for another advantage: at the time of using the preparation, the organism’s vibration state, which is constantly changing, is still practically the same as it was when the saliva was removed. The resonance is therefore stronger than was possible ever before.
– For the first time, you can produce the preparation, in almost any circumstances, whenever the need arises.
– The autopathic method provides the hitherto entirely unknown possibility of a sort of gradual multiplication of the preparation’s effect. Through the preparation we improve the frequency of the organism as a whole, return it in stages to a state of better health, and, from the basis of this healthier organism, can then create new preparations which strengthen the non-material creative sphere.
What are we healing?
It is exclusively the spiritual level (vital force or dynamis) that is healed and influenced by the non-material potency. The lower levels only testify to its condition and are one-hundred-percent dependent on it. We don’t heal illness but the inner Man (Swedenborg, Kent), the non-material spiritual principle. The positively affected high, fine-matter sphere may completely improve the person’s system as a whole, from the spiritual state to a comprehensive physical cure, or gradually expand its influence to the social sphere and personal relations. Nonetheless, anyone who isn’t entirely familiar with the holistic concept of healing will probably ask what precisely autopathy is for, or where and for what sorts of ailment autopathy can get the best results.
My own experience is as follows.
The list of chronic (in the terminology of conventional medicine meaning approximately the same as incurable) ailments that have radically improved or disappeared after autopathy continues to grow (the diagnoses obviously aren’t mine but rather those of the doctors my patients visited previously without any marked success): chronic eczema, bronchial asthma, frequent or permanent headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, allergies, anxiety and depression, unaccountable perpetual melancholy, unaccountable fear, chronic cough and repeated inflammation of the bronchial tubes, chronic colds, tearfulness and insomnia in infants during breastfeeding age, liver problems, ischemic heart disease and associated difficulties, constant genital bleeding following menstruation and associated tiredness, chronic inflammation of the intestines, painful and poorly functioning gall-bladder, painful menstruation, high pressure, heart pains during physical exertion, constant rapid pulse, irregular and intermittent pulse, cramp in the legs, diabetes, diarrhoea, inflamed toe nail, constant vomiting in infants of breastfeeding age, digestion problems, pains in the joints, susceptibility to infectious diseases – influenza, throat ache, lowered immunity) … .
I’d like at this point to emphasise the old homeopathic truth that there exist highly advanced pathological states where a return to health is no longer possible. This isn’t a matter of types of illness but of the organism’s overall vitality. If this is already weak it won’t have sufficient strength to heal the organism. Sometimes we’re not able to recognise this in a person (age isn’t the main criterion here). Even in such cases, however, autopathy may bring some improvement in the quality of life, increased enjoyment, an improvement in the higher spiritual sphere, despite the lower material structures being incurable for the creative sphere.
Acute problems also receded rapidly following the administering of an autopathic preparation in many of my cases.
The successful prevention of a decline in health (in the context of the methods described) thus depends on the timely use of an autopathic preparation in a relatively healthy state and in an increase in the harmony of the entire organism, firstly at the highest fine-matter level. The principle is well-known from homeopathy, where, if a holistically-acting, highly-resonating constitutional medicine can be found, the patient’s health will be strengthened profoundly and lastingly, physical and psychological resistance will be increased and so on, both in children and adults. In my practice I’ve often noticed that children who were once repeatedly absent from school enjoy far higher levels of attendance and health after using autopathy. It’s highly beneficial to use a high-potency autopathic preparation before the illness fully takes hold, when the problems are still slight, superficial or occasional and can be easily and swiftly remedied. It’s also highly recommended to use a preparation before entering a stressful or infectious environment.
An autopathic preparation essentially works in the same way as a precisely selected homeopathic constitutional medicine, prescribed in accordance to the totality of the patient’s symptoms. Consequently, autopathy also follows the vast majority of rules and principles established in classical homeopathy: A single dose for a long period of time, infinitesimal dilution (potecies from 40 C to 10M), totality of symptoms is to be cured, Hernig’s laws of cure are in use during the process of healing.
Case of chronic ulcerous colitis
The following case shows that autopathy offers real hope for recovery and a full life to people whose overall life
perspective does not look favourable due to long-term and so-called incurable illnesses.
A young woman around twenty, let’s call her Jane. She’s pale and overly thin, for seven months she’s had a recurring watery stool with very bad flatulence, and for the last four months the stool has contained blood. She has been off work sick for four months with a doctor’s note. She tells me that the colonscopy found an inflammation of the intestine 40 cm long, and another section reddish. Her stool is liquid, happens six times during the day and four times during the night. It is expelled with wind, thus making it very difficult for her to leave her apartment. It contains blood. She is extremely tired. Her condition is gradually worsening. She is taking a number of medicines. The diagnosis is apparently called ulcerous colitis. One doctor, a visitor to my homeopathy course, suggested that it might be Crohn’s disease. In similar cases the inflamed parts of the intestine are operated on, resulting in a temporary improvement in the condition. However, the intestine gets shorter and shorter without leading to a permanent cure.
About one month after using the homeopathic medicine in a potency of 1 M she contracted a fever of more than 39° C which lasted a week and left her under doctor’s supervision. After another month I learn that her stool happens twice a day, is formed and without blood. The client appears healthy, has a red face and a good mood, which hasn’t been the case for a long time, and isn’t tired. She no longer suffers from the anxiety that afflicted her over the previous few months. I then heard nothing about her for a year, and, as I discovered later, during this period she experienced no problems up to the last month.
A year after the last check-up I received a phone call from her relatives, telling me that for the past month Jane had had diarrhoea and blood in her stool. For the previous four days she had had a fever of 40° C. The doctor had told her that it was flu and given her antibiotics. A day before the telephone call she had taken the homeopathic medicine that helped her a year before.
After another three days they call to say that the fever has still not gone away and is hovering around 40° C. She is very weak and the stools are now recurring eight times during the day and four times during the night. She is very tired and suffers from headaches and pain in her limbs. It seems likely that the homeopathic medicine has lost its resonance influence (the patient has changed) and no longer has any effect. Moreover, due to the fever and diarrhoea she is exposed to severe dehydration, which can only be dealt with through infusions in the hospital, and no longer merely by drinking. In such an acute situation I advised them to ask the doctor to hospitalise her.
A month later, after being discharged from her short stay in hospital, the number of stools fell slightly, but traces of blood remained. On top of this, Jane started to suffer from strange back pains. Otherwise, she said that she was satisfied, because everyone is nice to her when she’s ill. As her situation had improved somewhat, and she was again using the medicine that had helped her the year before, I said that I would wait and for the moment abstain from recommending any further action.