OverviewThirteen Dutch homeopaths take a holiday at sea and edify one another with their cases.
Included is their proving of Albatross.
112 pp pb
DetailsWad Stories, by Jan Scholten, was published in 2001.
This book is a collection of homeopathic lectures from a sailing trip on the Wadden in the Netherlands. The cases of 14 experienced Dutch homeopaths are presented along with information on a 'proving' of Albatross (Diomedea exulans).
Some of the remedies include:
Aconitum lycoctonum, and
ContentsPreface -- 3
The Words of Ferrum Nitricum- A Simple Analysis-Strategy -- 7-10
Natrium Iodatum or " the right to exist" -- 11-14
Transformation of inner forces with Thuja and Colocyntis -- 15-20
Nuphar Luteum- Opposite elements in a waterplant -- 21-24
Kreosotum- Creation, Preservation and Destruction -- 25-30
New Ideas on the periodic table -- 31-44
Salts and Life Events -- 45-50
Sorbus Domestica- 'Closed about love affairs' -- 51-54
Lacs for animals- Mother's milk the best there is -- 55-60
Vipera- A care of breast cancer -- 61-62
Cotyledon- The healing of an old loss -- 63-66
Acontium lycoctonum- Lost ideals in nurturing and caring -- 67-76
Using dreams in the analysis of a case -- 77-84
Berlin Wall- A complete review of a 'great controversy' -- 88-98
Proving of Diomedea exulans (the Albatross)- An important 'Bird-remedy' -- 99-104
Recipes -- 105-110
Addresses of the Participants -- 111
Reviewed by Harry van der Zee The Netherlands
In the last couple of years at many seminars and congresses at many places in the world, people have asked me the same question. How is it that so many Dutch people nowadays come forward in the international homeopathic society as lecturers and writers?
There are I think many factors involved of which the fact that most Dutch people speak several languages is only a minor one. This book 'Wad Stories' I feel provides the best answer to this question.
A group of homeopaths, friends, sail out on a boat for a week, and share their experiences and ideas. For many years now there has been this atmosphere of openness and sharing among Dutch homeopaths. No gurus, no followers, but friends who share the same passion for homeopathy, and the same drive to sail beyond the known homeopathic horizon.
And this sharing does not only include wonderful ideas and fabulous cases, but also personal hardship, doubts and failures. The Dutch saying "just act normal, that is crazy enough" kind of brings us all down to the same level. A level from where we do not need to keep up appearances, but can simply share our experiences in an atmosphere of friendship - doctors and practitioners alike.
In case you would like to have a taste of this, even up to some of the recipes of the meals prepared on board, this book is for you.
But of course you want to know what is on the homeopathic menu as well. Each of the fourteen homeopaths on board prepared a lecture for the trip. These fourteen lectures, illustrated with some pictures of the trip, are the main course. It starts with a 'simple' Ferr m nitric m case by Rob Peters.
Rob's simplicity is as much the truth about him as when you would call him small. But he does make it simple for the reader to follow his reasoning, just like a tall basketball player can without much effort drop the ball in the basket. The nitricum is very appropriate since the recipes in the book are also his contribution.
Ed Brink presents an interesting Natrium iodatum case based on the feeling of the patient that she had 'no right to exist'.
Nel Struik presents a case where Colocyn this finishes the treatment that was started with Thuja.
Anne Wirtz, an unconventional and intuitive prescriber, demonstrates the opposite elements of the water plant Nuphar luteum.
Marguerite Pelt, in a very personal way, connects the Hindu Goddess Kali with Kreosotum, a remedy in her opinion for people who have not experienced the safety and protection of their mother, even up to the extreme situation of abuse.
Frans Maan enfolds his new ideas on the periodic table, and presents a summary of his extensive views on how to connect the different kingdoms within the same grid as the table of elements - a preview of his book 'Homoeopathy in reflective perspective'.
By connecting' the happiest and most distressful event in their life with their present complaint Mari Trini Ramos presents some 'salty cases': Ammonium m riaticum, Natrium arsenicosum, Magnesium phosphoricum and Magnesium muriaticum.
Those of you who think Jan Scholten is about elements and minerals only are running far behind. His exploration of the plant kingdom has a sturdy wind in the sails, and his case of Sorbus domestica with the theme 'closed about love affairs' is only a small example of this.
Liesbeth Ellinger sails out with veterinary cases of Lac felinum, Lac caninum, Lac equin m and Lac bovinum after describing the picture of Lac humanum as a point of departure.
Maria Davids, of whom one of her wonderful paintings should have been included as an illustration, presents a case of breast cancer treated with Vipera.
On the basis of a very strange physical sensation of body parts being absent Vera Kopsky describes how she found Cotyledon umbilicus, a member of the house leek family, the crassulaceae.
Erna Stallinga gives us two cases and a discussion of the materia medica of Aconitum lycoctonu , wolfsbane, a member of the ranunculaceae. People who experience the worst shock due to a trauma, in that instead of taking care of others now are the ones that are disabled and need help.
Our repertories and materia medicas give us the opportunity to use dreams to find a remedy for our patients. Pieter Kuiper extends the use of dreams in homeopathic treatment. He discusses a case where he was guided in the analysis of the development of a case with the aid of dreams.
The last presentation is on Berlin wall by Kees Dam. A remedy that tends to even divide the homeopathic community in a discussion on its validity. Thorough as Kees is, he gives the full materia medica of the remedy illustrated with seven cases. And of course there is a desert.
During the week on the 'Wadden' the group did a proving of Diomeda exulans, the albatross. A 'gringo' that is quite a size bigger than the great variety of seabirds on the 'Wadden', but very appropriate for this occasion.
A relaxed book for relaxed homeopaths that are not afraid to sail away from the safe shores of the known homeopathic territory.
Homeopathic Links, Volume 14, Autumn 2001
Reprinted with permission from Homeopathic Links