Over 500 participants from 32 different countries took part in this unique congress. It was a meeting point for the international homeopathy movement with a frank and intense atmosphere of cooperation and exchange.
On the first day of the congress, Jan Scholten introduced the high-level structure of the plant kingdom. The same natural laws governing the series and stages of the periodic table also underlie the tremendous variety of the system of plant families. Jan Scholten‘s detailed introduction included how to use the new system, with a series of cases featuring rarely used remedies such as Crocosmia crocosmiiflora, Acorus calamus and Eccremocarpus scaber.
Later, by way of contrast, the homeopath and botanist Michal Yakir presented the plant system that she herself has developed. This system is already being used by a number of homeopaths, including Mahesh Gandhi. Yakir classifies the remedies according to the Cronquist taxonomy. She has developed a logical and easy-to-use
method to take advantage of this botanical system in homeopathy.
On the second day of the congress, the popular speaker Farokh Master described his experience in the homeopathic treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He summed up the state of homeopathy in the treatment of mental illness from Hahnemann to the current day, stressing the importance of communicating clinical experience so that the materia medica can be supplemented in this area. He demonstrated his approach in practice using cases of bipolar disorder (Camphora, Heroinum).
Mahesh Gandhi discussed obsessive-compulsive disorders, presenting some of the remedies he uses (including Boron, Calcium nitricum, Kalium bromatum, Crotalus cascavella, Mancinella, Anacardium) and their groups in a way that made it easy for congress participants to clearly grasp their essence.
Jonathan Hardy impressively rounded off this inspirational congress by leading the audience deep into the world of the mammals. He showed cases from the realm of the animals that were both fascinating and touching, with the pictures of remedies such as Lac lupinum and Lac leoninum.
Feedback from the congress:
"I would like to tell you how much I’ve been blown away by this congress: the organization, the generosity of the speakers, the theme, the visit to the publishing house in Kandern, the persons who have participated to that event, the richness of this gathering. I’ve been deeply touched by each of the speakers and also by the breadth of this congress; so many people passionately involved in homeopathy. I left Sunday night feeling nourished, inspired, confident and reassured. Thank you for addressing your passion to the wide public, to allow an easy access to this medicine which has neither precedent nor competitor. I will certainly be among you, anywhere in the world, for years to come. Thank you!"
Anouk Lapointe, Homéopathe, Canada
5 presentations on DVD consisting of:
- Jan Scholten, The “Periodic Table” of Plants - 1 DVD
- Michal Yakir, The Botanical System in Homeopathy - 1 DVD
- Jonathan Hardy, Mammal Remedies in Homeopathy - 1 DVD
- Farokh J. Master, The Treatment of Mental Illness with the Example of Bipolar Disorder - 1 DVD
- Mahesh Gandhi, Homeopathic Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders - 1 DVD