Homeopathy Repertory

The Repertory – Our Tool? – Part III

The authors give further examples of how the repertories are replete with errors. They urge us to go back to the source books.

The quality of work often depends on the fineness of the tools that an artist uses. The same is true as a homoeopath starts sketching the portrait of disease. The most important tool is the repertory, the one tool that guides him on his way in search for the simillimum.

As years have passed there has been more and more added into this direction pointing instrument, thus nearly making it blunt. We add, but in the first place do we check our sources? An instrument, especially a useful instrument, is supposed to aid our efficiency to work, so that it reaches its ultimate culmination in a simillimum. But what if the instrument is faulty? What if the instrument is not meticulously crafted?

Next in the series of remedies we share with you Aconite. Now how accurate is our tool, our repertory!

Symptoms as under Aconite (Dream Chapter)

ACONITUM NAPELLUS (Aconite)

SINGLE SYMPTOMS

1. Lucid-revealing a perplexed situation when waking.4,5

2. Revealing a perplexed situation when waking. 4,5

3. Rousing the patient

4. daytime while sitting.11

5. night, after lying down.11

6. Sleeping in air.11

COMMON SYMPTOMS

7. Amorous.

8. Anxious.

9. Business, day, of the.

10. Clairvoyant.1,7

11. Confused.

12. Continuation of dreams after waking.

13. Event

14. Future of.

15. long forgotten.11

16. long past.11

17. previous.

18. day, of the previous.

19. Excelling in mental work.

20. Exertion, mental.

21. Falling.

22. height, from a.

23. Fantastic.

24. Frightful.

25. Historic 3

26. Long

27. Many.

28. Meditation, with 3

29. Nightmares.

30. Persistent. 3

31. Places

32. High

33. falling from high places.

34. Pleasant.

35. Prophetic. 1.7

36. Recalling things long forgotten.11

37. Rousing the patient.2,4

38. Shameful.11

39. Strange.11

40. Things, fixed upon the same thing, dreams.

41. Vexatious.3,4

42. Vivid.

Corrections and additions made by us:

SINGLE SYMPTOMS

1. Lucid-revealing a perplexed situation when waking.4,5

2. Revealing a perplexed situation when waking. 4,5

These symptoms 1and 2 do not exist under Aconite!

The corrected symptom from the source reads as :

Vivid, Morning towards, giving him a correct explanation of a circumstance that was an inexplicable riddle to him when awake

4. daytime while sitting.11

5. night, after lying down.11

These symptoms 4. and 5. are not listed in Allen’s Encyclopedia, the source indicated in the rubric.

The symptoms in the source “Materia Medica Pura” reads as follows: …”In the evening after lying down, and by day when sitting he has waking dreams, and has delusions as though he were far away from home.”

6. Sleeping in air.11

This symptom 6 is not a dream symptom at all. The symptom as given in the text reads as : “He felt as if he were sleeping in the air and had nothing under him”.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

7. Amorous

8. Anxious

These symptoms 7 and 8 are not listed in Allen’s Encyclopedia, the source indicated in the rubric.

12. Continuation of dreams after waking.

This symptom 12 as given in Boger Boenninghausens repertory is stated as:

Persistent, Continuing after waking.

15. long forgotten.11

16. long past.11

These symptoms 15. and 16. are not found in Allen’s Encyclopedia.

28. Meditation, with3

This symptom 28 as given in Boger Boenninghausens repertory is :

Mind, exerting the, with meditation.

36. Recalling things long forgotten.11

This symptom 36 is not listed in Allen’s Encyclopedia the source indicated in the rubric.

38. Shameful.11

The symptom 38 is not listed in Allen’s encyclopedia the source indicated in the rubric.

Additions made from Allen’s Encyclopedia :

43. Connected

44. Extravagant

45. Heavy

46. High places, falling from

47. Impressive3 (This is an addition made from the Boger Boenninghausens repertory.)

48. Occurrence, day of the

49. Subject, Foreign to his thoughts, that had been

50. Single Subject.

51. Talked much, he

Summary:

Andrew Carnegie said, “There are two types of people who will never achieve much in life. One, the person who won’t do what he or she is told to do; the other, who does no more than what he or she is told to do.”

It has taken us many years to correct and make these additions from the source books into each and every remedy under the chapter Dream in our repertory. The work was tedious but the reward enormous! It revealed to us the basic language in which dreams are encoded and the meaning behind their symbolism.

If one desires to do, one doesn’t need to be told … for the prescription of success is to give your very best and a little more in everything you do … This is our little more!

About the author

Prasad Shetye & Falguni Khariwala

Prasad Shetye & Falguni Khariwala

Dr. Prasad Shetye has been a consulting Classical Homoeopath for 14 years. His ability to dream resulted in the birth of the “Classical Homoeopathic Research Centre©” (CHRC) and that of Nyanga©” the ‘educational trust to disseminate and propagate advanced studies in Classical Homoeopathy’.  He teaches in Bombay, Pune, Goa and Nasik. At CHRC with sister Dr. Falguni, he is intensely involved in teaching a training program designed for doctors and interns in India and abroad. He and Dr. Falguni edit ’Homoeopathy First’ the newsletter of Classical Homoeopathic Research Centre© (CHRC). He is dedicated to ‘Classical Homoeopathy’ and is very vocal against speculative homoeopathy. He is an avid admirer of Dr. Hahnemann and the way he illustrates Organon makes Organon come alive.

Dr. Falguni Khariwala has been a consulting Classical Homoeopath in practice for the last 16 years. Along with her brother Dr. Prasad Shetye, she has been invited abroad to give Seminars and under their trust ‘Nyanga’ they regularly conduct Seminars in Bombay. She was instrumental in sowing the seed of the Training Program in Classical Homoeopathy. Together with her brother, she edits ’Homoeopathy First’ the newsletter of Classical Homoeopathic Research Centre. They have written a series of seven articles that were published in Homoeopathic Links-International Journal for Classical Homoeopathy. She is very experienced also in the treatment of infants and children.  Dr. Khariwala is a Classical Hahnemannian in her thought, word and deed as far as homoeopathy and life is concerned.

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