Nosodes and Imponderables Come Alive!
OverviewFollow the Joshis' journey and learn how they came to understand the main sensation, themes and features of the nosodes and imponderables.
Different nosodes and imponderables are demonstrated and well-explained through cases — each with at least 2 years of follow-up.
The Joshis have discovered a whole new concept of miasmatic relationships and communicated it in this book. The book will help you use these remedies and also recognize many new ones in your own practice.
328 pp, hb
From the Book
I. The Themes Common to Nosodes
By now we know that 'abnormal' and 'diseased' are the most common feeling to the diseased tissue or to the nosode but the other important thing is a 'victim feeling' because as you see in some of these nosodes, it's an infection from the outside.
So the issue there is very animal like. The feeling is - Why me? Why was I attacked? Why am I born with this?
Or sometimes they use the word 'attack'. Or in the case of nosodes of the autoimmune disorders, like we all know for cancer and also in SLE, or other diseases, the feeling is - 'I am born with these extra hypersensitive cells which react in a different way'.
Of course cancer can be very clearly differentiated from the other auto-immune disorders because cancer has proliferation, metastasis and tumour formation which are not seen in other auto-immune disorders.
Constant comparison is another theme of the nosodes because they feel abnormal within. They are comparing themselves with the normal outside them but along with this they also have insight of a weak inner susceptibility.
Somewhere the diseased tissue knows that 'I was weak within in the first place to attract these bacteria or to contract this kind of a disease.'
The other interesting thing is the coping or the attitude of the nosode. In some of the cases you will not see the sensation of 'I am incorrect' but you will always see 'How can I correct it and in what ways can I correct it? How can I control or how can I overwork to correct this thing?'
So the coping or the attitude or the miasm might be much more frequently seen than the incorrect sensation. Or the incorrect sensation might be seen subtly through the coping mechanism as you will read in a case later. She kept on saying - 'How can I correct myself ? I must make every effort to correct it.' Her desperation for correcting it is the coping.
Implicit is the feeling that I am incorrect within, which is why she needs to correct it.
So the coping or the attitude can be predominant in nosode cases because the nosodes bring with them the essence of that tissue which was affected and the effort that the tissue is making or has made in the past to overcome the disease.
II. The Difference between Minerals and Nosodes
Minerals come very close to nosodes because in the minerals the feeling is - 'I am incomplete, I am lacking' and in the nosode the feeling is - The problem is within.'
The nosodes might very often also use this word - 'Is there a problem? Am I lacking somewhere?' Hence to differentiate these two kingdoms, you must not analyse just in terms of words but really understand what the issue is within.
The feeling in the nosode is that 'Yes, the issue lies within' which is very similar to the feeling in minerals. But in the minerals there is a specific incomplete issue within, that they talk about.
Whatever the situation may be, they come down to a specific issue of a specific row. Take for example when the problem within is the issue of one's own independence - 'Can I stand on my own two feet? Can I make it on my own?' You can clearly notice that this is an issue of an incomplete feeling of a specific kind.
It is the issue within of being dependent or independent, of being able to stand separately on your own which would take you to row two. Or the patient would say that the issue is within. 'Whenever I don't get appreciated in a situation and others do, I feel what is it that I am doing wrong or how can I change it?'
If you ask the patient to describe further at this point, he says, ‘I always wanted to be recognized, to be accepted and acknowledged because then that makes you feel that you are an entity. It makes you realize that you are something by yourself."
So here the feeling that there is an issue within has a specific quality and that is the quality of needing identity which is an issue of the third row. The incompleteness in minerals is about independence, security, existence, or about challenges or power.
But in the nosodes, there is no specific quality like that of dependence independence, challenge-power, existence, separation and identity. There is only a feeling that There is a problem within. I am abnormal whereas others are normal'.
The polarity is that there is a problem within from which you need to come out. There is disease on one side and health on the other side where one wants to reach.
ContentsPreface -- 1
Notes to the Reader -- 3
Chapter l - The Idea of Kingdoms -- 5
Chapter 2 - Understanding the Nosode Kingdom -- 9
Chapter 3 - The Basic Understanding of Miasms -- 15
Chapter 4 - Different Nosode Pictures according to the Joshis -- 27
Chapter 5 - Difference between Nosodes, Minerals and Animals -- 41
Chapter 6 - A Case of Ringworm -- 45
Chapter 7 - A Case of Carcinosinum -- 81
Chapter 8 - Second Case of Carcinosinum -- 111
Chapter 9 - A Case of Malaria Nosode -- 131
Chapter 10 - A Case of Medorrhinum -- 141
Chapter 11 - A Case of Tuberculinum -- 147
Chapter 12 -A Case of Bacillinum -- 177
Chapter 13 - Joshis' Take on Miasmatic Relationships -- 185
Chapter 14 - Comparative Analysis of Nosodes with Identical Remedy Groups -- 197
Chapter 15 - Common Words and Themes of Nosodes -- 217
A Poem - 'Beyond The Horizon' -- 223
Chapter 16 - The Polarity in Imponderables -- 225
Chapter 17 - Imponderable Case l: Sol -- 229
Chapter 18 - Imponderable Case 2: Sol -- 253
Chapter 19 - Understanding the Nature of Imponderables and Their Themes -- 259
Chapter 20 - Specific characteristics of Different Imponderables -- 267
Chapter 21 - Imponderable Case 3: Laser Beam -- 273
Chapter 22 - Positronium -- 277
Chapter 23 - Imponderable Case 4: Vacuum -- 285
Chapter 24 - The Themes of Black Hole -- 301
Chapter 25 - Imponderables at the Micro & Macro Levels -- 311
Chapter 26 - The Difference of Imponderables from other Similar Looking Remedies -- 315
Chapter 27 - Miasms of Imponderables -- 319
A Concluding note by Bhawisha and Shachindra Joshi -- 323