Spider and Scorpions
Spiders trigger loathing and disgust in many people due to their strange and alien appearance, as if they were beings from another planet. So it is not easy for homeopaths to comprehend a person who needs a spider remedy. Our understanding is therefore based on mythology and biology as well as remedy provings and clinical experience.
Until 30 years ago the Tarantula and the Papal cross spider were the only remedies from the spider kingdom. Since Jeremy Sherr’s proving of the Israeli fat-tailed scorpion, our materia media has become populated by an increasing number of Arachnid provings, helping to clarify the common characteristics of this class of animals containing 100,000 species. Many proving symptoms indicate the physiology of spiders, from their restlessness and aggression to their pronounced sensitivity to vibration and low appetite. Our renowned international authors present numerous spider remedies, demonstrating with real-life cases how to find these remedies via the common themes of this class as well as their biology together with proving symptoms and the repertory. The frequent loathing of these aliens can thus be transformed into an informative encounter with this vibrant remedy group.