505 pages, pb
product no. 00937
This book in German:
An overview of remedies from the bird kingdom. A fine contribution to our developing understanding of the bird remedies.
Birds Jonathan Shore
Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm
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For 16 bird remedies, the book will give key features, provings and cases with analysis. Also gives general bird information and rubrics. The authors hope that the format will enable the reader to first easily recognize when a patient needs a bird remedy. and second, to do a thorough differential analysis to get the specific bird. Reviewed by Janice Owen, USA: A phenomenal modern contribution to homeopathy, 'Birds: Homeopathic Reme- dies from the Avian Realm', introduces the reader to sixteen homeopathic remedies from the bird kingdom: Brown Pelican, Scarlet Macaw, Ring Dove/Woodpigeon, Red- Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Raven, Peregrine Falcon, Saker Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Andean Condor, Humboldt Penguin, Swan, and Wandering Albatross. This well researched, well-indexed book about homeopathic remedies made from bird substances, such as feathers, integrates scientific facts; bird characteristics, scientific nomenclature, physiognomy and physiology, with homeopathic themes and essences. Dr. Shore includes a detailed description of the trituration/proving process utilised. The resulting proving information is not just lists of symptoms but is much more process oriented. He includes transcribed interviews with provers, in a group setting. This renders the proving material well-formatted and readable! The proving sections are accompanied. by prominent rubrics, and related remedies to compare. Another strong component of this text are the cases. These act as background information and colourfully enliven the remedy pictures. These allow or a better understanding of the remedies and assist the reader in taking a giant step forward, toward shedding light on the nature of this family of remedies. This book is an excellent resource and instructional tool. In the clinic setting, its use is heightened by detailed 'prescribing tips'. 'Birds: Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm', sets the bar higher for future homeopathic texts. Further readability ensues with nice inclusions of supportive or illustrative information including; 3 poem, Falcon Freedom by a ten-yr-old boy after receiving Falco-p; excerpts from books, fictional and scientific, related to birds; mythology; symbolism; and natural history. This user-friendly tool is a valuable, innovative resource. Its sky blue front and back covers enclose flap pages decorated by nice Audubon-style drawings of included birds with individual birds on related section page borders for easier location. Innovative formatting is best explained by the introductory note which is marked by a feather icon: 'it is our hope that this format will permit the reader in the first instance to easily recognise when a patient needs a bird remedy, and in the second instance, to do a thorough differential analysis to find the specific bird.' 'Birds: Homeopathic Remedies from the Avian Realm' reflects the depth and breath of the bird kingdom and its beauty. I came away with the feeling that by tapping into the healing resources bird remedies offer, I am able to more fully understand my humanness.' Printed in India