Homeopathic Mind Maps - Vol 1: Animal Kingdom
In each of the three "Mind Map" volumes Alicia Lee lays out the material in a visual form that illustrates the unfolding nature of each remedy, achieving a full view of the material medica at a sweeping glance,
With this approach, the homeopath can easily follow the development from deepest mental beliefs to the resultant pathology in a flowing, logical pattern.
123pp Spiral Bound
DetailsOf the various kingdoms and groupings in the entire homeopathic materia medica, the plant kingdom is by far the largest, followed by minerals and then animals.
The challenge, whether studying or prescribing, is to grasp the finer points of a remedy. When there is a dearth of resources any tool that allows one to come to a solid understanding of the homeopathic substance is a valuable tool indeed.
In Lee’s Mind Maps Vol. 1 - Animals we have concise snapshots of a goodly number of animal remedies that have almost nothing written about them elsewhere.
Differentials within groups like birds, fungi, insects, the lacs, sea creatures, snakes, and spider are formatted into charts.
Notes on families also accompany the differentials. The result is a resource that can lends itself to quick and easy reference.
Whether learning about remedies, or confirming a remedy choice before prescribing these Maps are exceedingly useful.
The spiral binding allows one to double the book back on itself, reducing wear and tear, and taking up much less room on the desktop.
From the BookFor a sample page, please download this PDF document
ContentsAnimal kingdom -- 1
Adeps boae constrictoris - Boa constrictor -- 64
Agaricus muscarius - Fly agaric -- 92
Ambra grisea - Whale excretion -- 52
Androctonus amoreuxii hebraeus - Scorpion -- 77
Anthracinum -- 106
Apis mellifica - Honey bee -- 23
Aqua marina - Sea water -- 53
Ara macao - Scarlet macaw feather -- 11
Aranea diadema - Papal cross spider -- 78
Aranea ixobola - Larinioides ixobolus -- 79
Big cats -- 4
Bird differential charts -- 20-21
Bird family -- 10
Bitis gabonica gabonica - Gaboon viper -- 65
Blatta orientalis - Oriental cockroach -- 24
Bovista - Puffball -- 93
Bubo virginianus - Great horned owl feather -- 12
Buteo jamaicensis - Red-tailed hawk - talon, beak, feather, skin of the legs -- 13
Cantharis vesicatoria - Spanish fly -- 25
Carsinosinum -- 109
Cenchris contortrix - Copperhead snake -- 66
Coccinella septempunctata - Ladybug -- 26
Coccus cacti - Cochineal insect -- 27
Colibri amazilia - Hummingbird feather -- 14
Columba palumbus - (Dove) Common woodpigeon feather -- 15
Corallium rubrum - Red coral -- 55
Corvus corax - Raven’s blood -- 16
Crotalus cascavella - Brazilian rattlesnake -- 67
Crotalus horridus - Timber rattlesnake -- 68
Culex musca - Mosquito -- 28
Cygnus bewickii - Bewick’s swan feather -- 17
Doryphora decemlineata - Potato beetle -- 29
Elaps corallinus - Brazilian coral snake -- 69
Folliculinum -- 113
Formica rufa - Red Ant -- 30
Fungi differentials -- 96 - 97
Fungi family -- 91
Haliaeetus leucocephalus - Eagle feather -- 18
Hippocampus kuda - Sea horse -- 56
Insect differential charts -- 32 - 34
Insect family -- 22
Lac cameli dromedari -- 36
Lac caninum - Bitch’s (dog) milk -- 37
Lac defloratum - Cow’s milk -- 38
Lac delphinum - Dolphin’s milk -- 39
Lac differential charts -- 46 - 50
Lac equinum - Mare’s (horse) milk - 40
Lac felinum - Cat’s milk -- 41
Lac humanum - Human milk from 1 woman -- 42
Lac leoninum - Lioness’ milk (in the Big Cats section) -- 5
Lac leoninum - Lioness’ milk (in the Lacs section) -- 43
Lac oryctolagus - Rabbit’s milk -- 44
Lac remedies -- 35
Lachesis - Bushmaster snake -- 70
Latrodectus mactans - Black widow spider -- 80
Leprominium -- 111
Loxosceles reclusa - The brown recluse spider -- 81
Lyssinum - Saliva of Rabid Dog -- 114
Medorrhinum -- 108
Medusa - Medusa jellyfish -- 57
Moschus - Musk -- 115
Murex - Purple sea snail -- 58
Mygale lasiodora -- 82
Naja tripudians - Indian speckled cobra -- 71
Nosodes -- 98 - 105
Oncorhynchus tschawytscha - Chinook salmon -- 59
Panthera onca - Jaguar fur -- 6
Panthera pardus sanguis - Black Panther blood -- 7
Panthera tigris tigris - Bengal tiger urine -- 8
Panthera uncia - Snow leopard fur -- 9
Psorinum -- 107
Python regius - Python -- 72
Saccharum lactis - Milk sugar -- 45
Sea differential charts -- 61-62
Sea family -- 51
Secale cornutum - Ergot -- 94
Sepia - Ink of the cuttlefish -- 60
Snake differential charts -- 73-75
Snake family -- 63
Spider differential charts -- 87-90
Spider family -- 76
Syphilinum -- 112
Tarentula cubensis - Rotted spider -- 83
Tarentula hispania - Tarentula -- 84
Tela araneae - Cobweb -- 85
Theridion -- 86
Tuberculinum -- 110
Tyto alba - Barn owl feather -- 19
Urolophus Halleri - Round Stingray -- 61
Ursidae - Bear Family -- 2
Ursus Arctos horribilis sanguis - Bear blood -- 3
Ustilago maydis - Corn ergot -- 95
Venus mercenaria -- 62
Vespa crabro - Wasp/European hornet -- 31
Homeopathic Mind Maps - A trilogy by Alicia Lee
Reviewed by Jenni Tree - Homeopath and the Editor of Similia, an Australian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine
Alicia Lee wrote to ask me for some technical advice some years ago, when this daunting project, begun as part of her Auckland College of Classical Homeopathy course, was in its infancy. I was interested to follow her progress and she sent me the proofs of each book, so that what I am reviewing may not be the final version.
In short, each book is A4 size, necessary for the visual mind map layout, and spiral bound to lie flat for ease of reference. The paper is a good quality semi-gloss to carry the photos, and a serif font is used.
Each medicine has one page devoted to it. The information is laid out with the most important mentals at the top, leading to the emotions, and the physicals lower down the page. 'Thought' arrows connect them, and Lee is at pains to explain that these are her personal connections.
The books are her interpretation and understanding of materia medica, as she has been taught, and from her wide reading in many sources, most of which are credited.
It is interesting to see a modern student's eye view of 'Maximum information in Minimum space', and to understand the themes, connections, language and information felt necessary for a differential prescription now, in comparison with Vermeulen's Silver Book, the Synoptic Materia Media of 1992.
Lee's Animal Kingdom in particular contains outlines of many medicines not available 20 years ago, such as the majority of the birds and snakes, the sea horse and salmon, to name a few.
The medicines in the Animal Kingdom are arranged alphabetically by family, from Bears through Birds to Spiders. This book also contains the Fungi and the Nosodes, which, it is true, are often characteristically animal in behaviour.
The Mineral Kingdom starts with Acids, continues with the Halogens, and then reverts to Hydrogen, making its way down the periodic table in rows, with some magnificent tables of differentials for the salts in each series; and ending with Hecla lava, Natrum glutamate [monosodium glutamate], Sanicula, Aqua Camelford, Aqua Sulis and Aqua Taosca and a list of the Mineral waters. There are also overviews of the Lanthanides and Actinides.
Plant Kingdom information is arranged alphabetically in families from the Anacardiaceae to the Violales, and ends with a section on Trees. Much of the Plant Kingdom layout follows the teachings of Rajan Sankaran's Sensation Method, but is easily balanced by rubrics, delusions, physicals, herbalism, myth and pharmacology.
The running order of the books shows the influence of Scholten and Sankaran in that we are now expected to have a working knowledge of the Periodic Table, and some rudimentary understanding of which plants belong in which family, to say nothing of their miasmatic affiliation.
Sherr and Shore have provided much new material and indeed kingdoms. Lee has drawn on a huge range of resources, from unpublished lecture notes, seminar material, online resources, and many old and new homoeopathic texts in order to collate this material into three extremely useful books, appositely illustrating each medicine.
For those who like their information in a visual, succinct, full-colour, contemporary way, for whom mind maps make sense, these three books are a fascinating read for keynotes and clinic. There is nothing else like them on the market.