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An Exploration of the Delusion Rubrics of Stramonium


Dr. M.L. Seghal analyzes the delusion rubrics of Stramonium.

An Exploration of the Delusion Rubrics of Stramonium

DELUSIONS poor he is

DELUSIONS, wife is faithless

The feeling is that he lacks many things, e.g. a person feels that his or her spouse is faithless.

To define wife or in other words, also husband denotes a co-relation between man and woman. This is not so mechanical as defined in the dictionary. By nature it is expected. When two persons belonging to the opposite sex come into contact, they attract each other. For that it is necessary that they should like each other which in due course takes the form of love or faith (trust).

Faith means mental commitment which is the outcome of one’s inner and honest feeling of linking for the other party. It depends how deep the faith is. Stramonium feels poor in this respect. Also, he or she feels that the love or affection which she expects naturally is not available to him or her.

DELUSIONS position she is not fitted for her

Position (n):- The seat one occupies in society, office or in the family

Not fitted for (adj):- Unsuited to

It is the sense of incompetency to justify the position one occupies. For example a mother feels she doesn’t deserve to be a mother because she doesn’t have those qualities or capabilities which a mother should have. A wife feels that she is not fit to be a wife as she is not able discharge the duties of a wife.
DELUSIONS, business, ordinary, they were pursuing
Business:- The main occupation of a person

Ordinary:- Small, not treated as respectable or remunerative

DELUSIONS, engaged, ordinary occupation, in So here the feeling is lack of status or lack of respectability in the society. The overall feeling of Stramonium is that she is poor in almost every respect. This poverty gives her the feeling of injury.
DELUSIONS injury, is about to receive injury damage or harm

DELUSIONS injury injured, is being

For example, a person meets with an accident. He falls down and the check-up reveals a fracture, damage to flesh or bone or both. Therefore one can understand when it is said that someone has received the injury. But one has to scratch one’s head, when it is said the injury is a continuous process. Here the difference between injury, suffering and pain will be worth mentioning. All three terms can be represented by “receiving strain”, stress, which is a continuous process. Each one of us is receiving it all the time.

Strain in other words means the load and the stress from stimuli.

DELUSIONS, injured is being

FEAR, injured, of being

DELUSIONS injury is about to receive

DELUSIONS, danger, impression of

CLINGING to persons of future etc.

CLINGING child awakens terrified, knows no one, screams, clings to those near

The degree of strain distinguishes all three. There is a limit up to which strain is not felt, rather is absorbed (assimilated) and up to that it gives a tolerable feeling which may be pleasant even. But when the strain crosses this limit, its impact gives negative feeling and the stage is reached at which we will name it ‘suffering. When one becomes increasingly conscious of this feeling it becomes pain. The limit of unbearableness increases to a feeling of being broken, in a variety of sensations i.e., Injury is about to receive, or Is being injured etc. To understand the sensitivity of Stramonium towards the term injury in various forms we see that he has no money even for the medicine. ..that he himself is doing a very ordinary job which does not fulfill the minimum needs. This feeling of real poverty gives him the feeling of injury in every form. At times this sensitivity to injury takes the shape of extreme fright. Either a person is suddenly reminded of something terrible or wakes up after seeing a horrible dream and the shock throws him into confusion, and he is not able to identify anyone. He hangs on to the persons who are near him.


From this state of mind many types of reactions come up.

One of the reactions may be to put up a brave posture, although he is fearful.

DELUSIONS injured is being

DELUSIONS, injury, is about to receive

DELIRUIUM, crying, help for



RAGE, insults, after

RAGE, Kill people, tries to

RAGE, Laughing, with

RAGE, touch, renewed by

RAGE, Violent

Another reaction can be a feeling of injury or the danger of receiving injury which derails her mind and compels her to cry, beg, or pray for help. A third reaction could be in the form of extreme anger. Rage means anger crossing the bounds and devastating its own banks and everything around. Insult means receiving of injury to one’s honor.
REFUSES to take the medicine


Laughing actions, at his (her) own

Laughing alternating with groaning

Laughing alternating with rage, frenzy

Laughing alternating with vexations, ill humor

Laughing alternating with violence

DELUSIONS poor, he is

He becomes extremely angry. She even refuses to take the medicine, in other words, the help which she was crying for. Or she starts examining her mental state and feels like laughing at her own actions. To her the event seems to be quite minor. She feels that she could have easily tolerated it. And also feels that she is not mature enough to justify her position as an elder.

She belittles herself in her own eyes and feels that others will also see her in the same light.

DELUSIONS position, she is not fitted for her That’s why, while addressing the persons who she goes to for help or is continuing to get it from, she says, “How will you feel about me?” A person who is clinging to you and never thinks of leaving you. Perhaps you may laugh at me.

NAKED, wants to be

NAKED, constantly wants to be

NAKED delirium, in

DEATH desires

Every time I come to you with a fresh problem. Here she seems to be opening her mind to the maximum. In the same breath she continues, “I am a worthless person, just a burden on earth. Even death does not like to take me away.”
LAUGHING, actions, at her own She says all this in a laughing tone, as if the thoughts being expressed are not coming deep from the mind.
LIGHT desire, for

LONGING sunshine, light and society, for

SHINING objects agg

SHINING objects amel

Rather it seems that she is enjoying her commentary about herself and laughing at it. Her mind reflects light desire for, wanting to remain in a light mood, and to fulfill momentarily some of her long standing, and subdued wish for pure and overwhelming joy in the company of like-minded people (at present the person to whom she is opening her mind.)

(Pure means spotless, with full freedom to adopt any type of medium of enjoyment.)

Question Why are you laughing?
Answer It’s my own concern. Is there any ban on laughing? Nobody can stop me as to what I do. Like this she laughs away your simple and innocent enquiry.
TALKING, pleasure in his own

TALKING, sleep, in

TALK, others agg, t of

TALKS when alone

TALKS, ones subject, of nothing but

Taking pleasure in her own talking means she does not allow others to enter into the talk because she does not seem to be interested in others and dislikes any type of interference likely to spoil her present mood.
LIGHT, aversion to,

SADNESS, sunshine in, Rage shining objects, from

SHINING objects agg

DELIRIUM, talks in a foreign language

DELIRIUM frightful


DELIRIUM, alternating with laughing, signing, whistling, crying

That is why she tries to avoid any type of focus on her shortcomings. Her remarks are sharp

and discouraging to others. ( Is there any ban on laughing? ) This is like talking in a foreign language. (Foreign means unfamiliar, denying intimacy, closeness changed attitude and stance. Language means the medium of communication.)

DELUSIONS, divine being

DELUSIONS, God communication with, he is in

DELUSIONS, religious


DELUSIONS, pure, she is,


About the author

Madan Lal Sehgal

Dr. M. L. Sehgal took up homoeopathy as a hobby. It later was to become his passion and he conducted research to improve its effectiveness. His method of prescribing has been successful in treating many cases of both acute and Chronic ailments. In 1983, he founded Dr. Sehgal's School of Revolutionized Homoeopathy in India. He authored Rediscovery of Homoeopathy Series, volumes I- VIII - the last series IX co-authored by his sons, Dr.Sanjay sehgal and Dr.Yogesh Sehgal. These give a detailed insight into his method. Written Originally in English these volumes have been translated in other languages, namely German, Italian & Czech. There are dedicated followers of Dr. M. L. Sehgal's Method all over the world.

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