Lively offerings: a Spring collection
The Enkindled Spring
This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.
And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that's gone astray, and is lost.
Spring has returned to my part of the world. The tulips are up, trees have their leaves and the lilacs are in bloom. The air is fresh and everything is new again. Glorious!!
This month’s edition of Interhomeopathy celebrates spring with cases of familiar remedies seen in a new way. As I have journeyed through 21 years of practice- always learning of new remedies, I find that I sometimes neglect the tried and true polychrests. At times, much to my dismay, I over-complicate a case, prescribing 2 or 3 remedies before I finally recognize it as a classic case of Sulphur or Pulsatilla or Lycopodium! In this edition, we present four wonderful cases by Kelly Callahan, Julie Matthews, Laura Coramai and Lynn Comeau of Hypericum, Calcarea carbonicum, Indigo and Veratrum album. Read them carefully, they may give you a new perspective on some of our best known remedies!
We then follow with the new and the daring. John Ourant shares a fascinating case of Spectrum; a remedy made from light shown through a prism. Marty Begin and Pascaline Phillips introduce a brand new proving and an amazing case of Yellow Box fish or Ostracion cubicus. Lastly, Pat Maher presents a case of a depressed woman who has been heavily medicated for years. In order to see the underlying case clearly, Pat prepares a remedy from one of the powerful pharmaceutical drugs the patient had been prescribed and successfully strips away a layer of side effects! Brilliant!
Whether it is spring or fall in your part of the world, I hope you enjoy reading these new and lively offerings as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you!
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