Mod 01-6 Philosophy and Principles - Level I
Epistemology: Theory of Knowledge – The Basis of Functional Learning
- Bacon and the Birth of Modern Science
- Goethe and Newton
- Functional Thinking
- Two Ways of Knowing
The process of learning is critical to your ability to become an effective practitioner. Heilkunst depends on the development of your various organs of knowledge, tapping into your power of intuition, imagination and inspiration on the basis of scientific principles, so that you can increase your powers of observation and assessment. Current methods of learning are too intellectual and abstract and are not grounded in nature. This Module provides you the solid basis for extracting the maximum benefit from the succeeding Modules. You will be challenged to change your way of seeing nature, health and disease that amounts to what Thomas Kuhn called a “paradigm shift,” or a new way of looking at both old and new facts to gain new knowledge.
The Basic Principles of Homeopathy and Heilkunst
- Law of Similars and Law of Opposites
- Similar and Dissimilar Diseases
- Artificial and Natural Disease
- Constant and Variable Diseases
- Dynamic Nature of Disease
- Wesen and Geist
- Dual Nature of the Living Principle
- Hahnemann and the Natural Healing Power
- Initial and Counter-action
This Module introduces you to the basic concepts and principles underlying the practice of Homeopathy and Heilkunst. These concepts provide you with the foundation for the more intensive and extended exploration provided in subsequent Modules.
Hahnemann’s Discovery of the Dynamic Nature of Disease
- Historical Study of the Development of the Principles of Homeopathy and Heilkunst.
In this Module you will be guided through the fascinating historical development of the basic principles of Homeopathy and Heilkunst (using the original texts), thus providing you with a concrete foundation and an appreciation for the logic, timelessness and consistency of these principles and their development out of Hahnemann’s direct observation of nature. In particular, the module contains the most complete explanation to date of the development of the dual remedy concept, which underlies much of the content of subsequent modules and is critical to the proper application of medicine.
Disease – A Comprehensive View
- Hahnemann’s Disease Categorisation
- Two Ways of Identifying Disease
- State and Condition
- True Diseases and False Diseases
- Disease Origins and Dimensions
- Temporality of Disease
- Members of the Human Being
- Self-Limiting and Protracted Diseases
- Natural Diseases and Spiritual Diseases
The first responsibility of the true physician is to identify disease. This requires a profound appreciation for, and knowledge of, what actually constitutes a true disease. This Module provides you with a systematic exploration and exposition of the structure of disease to that end and provides the underpinnings for the later study of effective means of treating disease, as well as of the various homeopathic remedies and medicines used (Materia Medica).
The Pathic Approach to Identifying Disease (Homeopathy)
- Totality of Characteristic Symptoms of a Given Disease
- Disease Gestalt and Disease Image
- Complex and Totality
- Disease Condition
- Kent’s Repertory
- Boenninghausen’s Repertory
- Computer Repertories
In this Module you will learn how to identify and treat disease by looking at the totality of characteristic symptoms of a given disease (pathic or variable Wesen diseases, on which much of traditional homeopathic prescribing is based) and the benefit and limitations of this method. The Module covers the use of the various homeopathic repertories developed to analyze the patient’s case in terms of their disease image, the differences between the repertories (when each is most effective), as well as an introduction to the main computer repertories and how they are used.
The Tonic Approach to Identifying Disease
- Disease Nosology
- Elements of Disease: Feeling, State, Impression, Sensation
- Dimensions of Disease
- Genesis of Disease
This is one of the most ignored or undeveloped aspects of Hahnemann’s system of remediation, involving the tonic diseases (of constant Wesen, meaning there are constant remedies for these constant diseases). Knowledge of these diseases provides you with an extremely powerful tool to ascertain these deeper diseases, often lying latent in the human organism, and then to quickly identify the relevant remedy for that disease. Prescribing in complex cases is made easier and treatment effectiveness is greatly enhanced by your knowledge of the tonic diseases and the remedies that cure them.