Powerdrugs are now a major part of our daily life, yet consumption of these drugs is culturally speaking an ancient issue of human existence. Ephedrine, for example, is currently a widely used doping agent, yet it has also been used in different cultures for over 5000 years. Instead of the limited ritual or medicinal use found in older cultures, stimulants are used on a daily basis in our modern competitive societies especially to increase performance. They make us faster, better, and more effective!
For the 2010-2 (August) issue of Spectrum, we are glad to present a raft of well-known authors on the topic of “Powerdrugs”: Andreas Richter, Anne Schadde, Jürgen Becker, Willy Neuhold, Norbert Enders, Peter Tuminello, Maarten van der Woud, Sunil Anand, Dorothea Weihe, Massimo Mangialavori, and others. You can find articles on Coffea cruda and tosta, Guarana, Thea, Cacao and Chocolate, Mate, Ephedra, Coca, Damiana, and the Piperaceae as well as – although not a typical stimulant – Tabacum.
“Spectrum of Homeopathy” - the whole spectrum
Recent decades have seen many exciting advances in the field of homeopathy – from the use of modern software, expanding and systematizing our materia medica, to the discovery of new principles of methodology. We at Narayana Publishers aim to nurture and sponsor these developments. We know from experience that the future of our tradition-rich healing method lies in the active integration of a range of trends within homeopathy. As specialist publishers, we therefore want to produce a modern and open-minded journal to contribute to this synthesis. We chose the name “Spectrum of Homeopathy” because we want to showcase the rich diversity found in homeopathy, from Hahnemann to Scholten, from Boenninghausen to Sankaran.
In the journalist Christa Gebhardt and the homeopath Dr. Juergen Hansel we have two first-rate editors who are joined by a team of experts in homeopathy. We are delighted to present our new journal, which is fostering fruitful co-operation between experienced and creative homeopaths throughout Europe, Canada, the USA, and India. We sincerely hope and believe it will become a valuable and enduring resource for our readers.