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Introduction to Dynamic Thinking

In this unit you will study the scientific background for homeopathy and Heilkunst as it relates to Romantic science and the revolution concerning vital nature. The first Scientific Revolution was about inert nature, and celestial mechanics – the Copernican heliocentric system and Newton’s laws of physics. However, this science could not properly deal with and explain vital nature, which gave rise to a new science. This science resulted in Dr. Hahnemann’s dynamic system of medicine, in contrast to the allopathic system which reduced life to chemical interactions and treatment to drugs.

The objective of this unit is to provide you with an overview of the foundations of your study of dynamic regimen as a Dynamic Health Counsellor (DynHC). You will discuss the material in general terms with your tutor to ensure that you have understood the key ideas and concepts that will help you in your studies.

RS 106 – The Epistemology of Wholeness – Seeing in a Different Way

In this unit you will examine the two ways of knowing something – through participation of the wholeness of something (objectively), or through purely sense-based experience mediated through the intellect, which separates things.

RS 201 – Overview of the History of Romantic Philosophy and Science

You will gain an deeper understanding of the main aspects of the development of Romantic philosophy and science:

  • historical overview of Romantic Philosophy and Science,
  • conceptual overview of the dual Organons (systematic presentation/outline) set out by the two founding figures in Romantic Healthcare:
    • Dr. John Brown – general theory of healthcare (stimulation) and the principles of therapeutic regimen
    • Dr. Samuel Hahnemann – as regards the special theory related to disease and its treatment.
  • introduction to dynamic physiology (living functions vs. biochemical systems), from the pioneer work of:
    • Dr. Richard Saumarez, a contemporary of Brown and Hahnemann.
    • Rudolf Steiner, as regards spiritual science and esoteric physiology.
    • Dr. Wilhelm Reich, in regard to natural science and exoteric physiology.