The Spirit of Homoeopathy book review by Vatsala Sperling - Hpathy.com
In a foreword to this very first edition, published in 1991, Dr. Sankaran writes, “…the aim of the teacher is only to stimulate the teacher within each of us. If this book stimulates you to observe and think, it would have more than fulfilled its purpose.”
At this point of writing this book, Dr. Sankaran had just completed a decade of practice and it is easy to imagine that by now he would have spent countless hours puzzling over the art and science of homeopathy.
To bring all readers (homeopaths as well as non-homeopaths) into one starting point, Dr. Sankaran uses part I of this book to offer a quick introduction about homeopathy and its basic principles, and clarifies that homeopathy is a tool that empowers us to connect with the healer residing within each one of us and it also enables us to treat each person as a whole, complete individual whose body, mind and spirit work together in unison, instead of each working alone and fighting with the other for dominance.
Quite likely, Hahnemann had tuned into the ancient healing modalities for creating the foundational philosophy of homeopathy, ‘like cures like’ and for considering mind and body as a psycho-somatic unity driven by the vital force.
As a preliminary hint of what would eventually become a common concept for homeopaths across the world, Dr. Sankaran coins the concepts of kingdoms as he describes the grouping of homeopathic remedies and their source: animal kingdom, plant kingdom, mineral kingdom, disease products nosodes, healthy tissues / secretions sarcodes, and imponderables.
In reading about a recounting of his years at the homeopathy medical school and the early years of his practice, we can see that he was facing a conundrum that we all face at one point or the other: too many styles, routes, techniques and tricks for using the basic tools of our trade – materia medica and the repertories. ...Read MoreBack