Spiders and Scorpions - Spectrum of Homeopathy 02/2020
Jonathan Hardy: A web of lies
Using many short casetaking extracts, characteristic themes of the spider remedies become clear in the patients’ speech and experience: meanness comprising pranks, harassment, and bullying to the point of cruelty, sadism, and torture. The underlying dynamic is a need for dominance, power, and control. This unique energy is expressed as excitation, restlessness, impatience, and drivenness with a particular sensitivity to vibration. These themes are illustrated with an extensive case of Latrodectus hasselti. Typically the physical symptoms lead to the precise selection of the spider remedy, as in this case.
KEYWORDS: aggression, Androctonus, arachnophobia, Aranea diadema, Aranea ixobola, Latrodectus hasselti, Loxosceles reclusa, Mygale lasiodora, powerlessness, restlessness, sadism, scorpions, spiders, tarantula, vibration, violence